Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Immy Humes' documentary "A Little Vicious" follows the case of Bandit, a pit bull type dog who was saved from "death row" by Vicki Hearne. The case was complex: the dog's bit was a response to bad behavior from his owner, a man who simply didn't know any better. But Mr. Redd, the owner, also had the disadvantage of being poor and black, so a judge awarded custody to Hearne, who then hoped to prove Bandit was sound and return him to his owner. The film was nominated for an Oscar in 1992.
Of course, I mention all of this in my Bark story on Hearne and her work. But now the director has made DVD's available on her website. You can order "A Little Vicious" by clicking here.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Suzie ran away during fireworks on the Fourth, from a yard in the 1400 block of N. Prieur. She is a friendly, young, spayed female, popular in her clicker obedience class, and her people are desperate to find her. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504 376 4777