ImageCan you feel it? The Year of the Dog is upon us.

To celebrate the intersection of this auspicious occasion with the giddy rush of Valentine's Day, we've dedicated this installment of Editorializing to all things canine. We believe in true love, but we happen to think that a dog's love is infinitely more unconditional and lasting than that of your average two-legger.

Following you'll find a shaggy-dog tale of love (okay, maybe not that shaggy), furry fun facts, a dog-trainer's take on animal perfection and much more. Even our pieces on copywriting and search engine optimization (SEO) have a mutt-friendly angle (if you dig for it — how's THAT for covering our tails?).

Of course, no issue would be complete without a visit to the forbidding nether regions of Not Our Clients, where mistakes make you (in)famous. Here's one of our latest additions:

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All the flavor of jam — in a jam!

We're also very proud to unveil the Editorial Emergency Arf-chive, a pooch portrait gallery featuring best friends of all shapes, sizes and breeds.

Finally, we'd like to thank everyone who assisted in the preparation of Editorializing 7: All Dogs Go to Heaven, notably Richard Jenkins, Patrick Tarpey, Amy Ferguson, Joanna Rubiner, Wendy Bryan, Codi Lazar and all the folks who sent us pictures of their dogs. And now, without further ado, we present ...

The Editorial Emergency Arf-chive

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Wiener

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Auggie

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Joey

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Chloe

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Fang

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Oberon

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Red

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Indy

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CeCe

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Louie

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Yeti
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Lucy

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Dee Oh Gee

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Yankee

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Tina (R.I.P.)

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Jimmy

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Teddy

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Sissy

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Rocket

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Flor

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Marlowe

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Sophia

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(Undercover) Angel

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Jack

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Hero

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Lizzie

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Zelda