Animal Stories

From cows to country pets, animals are an important part of country life (and the country family). To celebrate, we’ve curated some of our favorite animal short stories just for you.

Love Makes A Dog Grow

January 5, 2016

When I fell for Shorty the underdog, I had no idea he’d become such a trusty leader of our pack.

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Tracking Animals in the Snow

January 5, 2016

Tracks reveal the busy lives of animals, and winter is the best time to see them. Master tracker Paul Rezendes tells you how to read these…

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The Meanest Bull in the Township…Or So They Thought

August 25, 2015

On a hot summer day, even a “big mean bull” couldn’t keep us from the swimming hole.

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What A Super Dog!

August 25, 2015

Our hero Rhubarb was strong, silent and sweet as pie.

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Stop And Pet The Pony

July 23, 2015

In a too-busy world, it’s the quiet moments we remember and cherish.

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Breaking The Chain

June 9, 2015

A loving, energetic pup teaches third-grade students how to be good dog owners.

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Invasion of the Sizable Swine

June 9, 2015

What do you need to catch a pig? I learned it was nothing more than a bucket of cornflakes and a bushel of determination.

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I Dub Thee ‘Carrot Head’

January 21, 2015

Three years in the making, this reader photo illustrates one man’s quest to get to know a very curious groundhog in his yard.

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Family Dog Proved Third Time’s The Charm

January 21, 2015

This family of 10 adopted Shadow for her pretty face but fell in love with her big heart.

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Ralph Proved Dogs and Their Owners Form a Special Bond

November 14, 2014

Ralph inched his way into his family’s hearts and home, proving dogs and their owners have a special kinship.

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