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.

Fire Department Dog Left a Lasting Impression

February 19, 2014

A Dalmatian named Boot proudly served as fire department dog for one group of firefighters in California.

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Fox Kits Sighting Signaled Spring

February 19, 2014

For one nature photographer, watching playful fox pups filled her spring with joy.

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Adorable Animals Tug at the Heartstrings

January 23, 2014

For one man, chipmunks are irresistibly adorable animals whose whimsical ways always put a smile on his face.

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A Friendly Bird Warmed up to Farming Family

December 19, 2013

Mildred the gregarious grouse adopted family as her new flock.

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Canine Good Citizen: Amazing Amy

November 21, 2013

This friendly pup rose above her rough beginnings to become a canine good citizen that brings joy to everyone she meets.

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Boots in the Barn

October 24, 2013

When they bought the old farm, it came with a resident barn cat.

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Bubbles the Trampoline Chicken

September 18, 2013

The kids love all their hens, but this Buff Orpington won their hearts.

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Animal Camouflage: Hidden in Plain Sight

August 7, 2013

Meet more of Mother Nature’s craftiest animal camouflage artists in Country’s magazine’s latest edition of its popular feature.

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Smokey Goes to Church

April 23, 2013

This loyal, soulful hound dog never missed Sunday services.

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Our Purple Chicken

March 22, 2013

Adopting an Easter chick helped her family heal.

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