V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
Rumble in the Jungle
Saturday, Aug 20: The Running of the Chihuahuas
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Aug 19 2016 10:00 AM ]
Chihuahuas and chi-mixes race. Beer garden, inflatable jumpers, food trucks, face painting, all breed contests for best costume and dog and owner lookalike. Winners recieve a sWag bag.
V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
Whitney Bank / Public Domain
Dream Blog #367
"I'll see you in court!"
By Peter Karlsen [ Sun Jul 31 2016 1:47 PM ]
I’m in the pet department of a store with my backpack. I’m trying to avoid one of the employees an isle over while acting inconspicuous. I head to the isle he is in and looking over a low palette of fish tanks I no longer see him. Looking around, I can see out of the corner of my eye that he has gone down an adjoining isle and is now behind me. I take note of a four legged fish, approximately the size of a monitor lizard with a combined shape of a lizard, fish and small dog. It’s striped like a zebra and has brightly colored fringe around it’s gills, running from the top of its head down its back, and on its elbows and the back of its knees. I continue to try to remain inconspicuous as I leave the area into the rest of the store. Outside I’m with a group of friends who are trying to buy some weed. It turns out to be a police sting. I know I don’t have anything on me so I’m not particularly worried, but I duck behind a car just to double check that I haven’t inadvertently left something in my backpack. Going through it I find a crown royal bag that has a small container about the size of lip balm in it. Just as I discover it I realize the cops have taken notice of me and ditch it just in case. One of them goes through my backpack and pulls out my check book. In the check book I’ve written in chalk some notes about buying from Corsair and the price. He takes this to be information of a drug deal despite my attempts to explain that Corsair is a brand of RAM. The guy is being a huge dick. I begin to argue with him and mouth off “Fuck you, I’ll see you in court.” I make a joke to my friend, L, who's a really big dude, about how maybe we should just kick their asses and get out of there. The joke is particularly funny because the cop dealing with him is about twice L's size. The cop is black and his teeth are small and widely spaced, like a puppy's. The big cop says “huh?” so I ask him if it’s okay for me to be extremely candid before I tell him the joke.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
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Get With the Times
Saturday, Apr 30: Albuquerque Renaissance Faire
By Joshua Lee [ Thu Apr 28 2016 11:00 AM ]
Food, music, demonstrations, arts and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages.
V.25 No.15 | 04/14/2016
The Daily Word in Animals, Science and Exploiting Teen Girls
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 14 2016 12:17 PM ]
So a cop got basically no punishment for following an unarmed man and shooting him dead.
Could this simple solution really help end sexual assault on American campuses?
Bernie Bros come in all sizes and varieties. Fantastic.
Animals don't give a fuck about you and your nonsense.
In a survey of over 1,000 people, researchers were able to confirm something everyone already knew. What a good way to spend time and money.
Have you ever been so infatuated with someone that you didn't notice a crime happening right in front of you?
“I’m 28. I make $4 million a year. What do you do?” yells the man-child douche-bag, David Brackett.
Some horrible young men in town have been caught exploiting teen girls.
V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
The Therapeutic Benefits of the Office Dog
Today is "Take Your Friend's Dog to Work Day"
By Maggie Grimason [ Tue Feb 16 2016 3:26 PM ]
You may have seen the lovely Iota on the cover of the recent Pets edition of the Alibi. She is the constant sweet and tiny presence around the office. But today, we have another petite friend hanging around.
She belongs to my friend Dee, but on the occasional Tuesday instead of going to puppy daycare, she makes the trek down Central to hang out with me at the Alibi.
Spending time with dogs has been known to have positive impact on the stress levels of students and drunk people seem to love them. But there is also evidence to suggest that dogs in the workplace have a positive impact on overall morale.
Thus far, I would say that productivity levels here have suffered, but overall mood has seen a general lift. Also there has been significantly more time spent at floor level by the editorial and production staff. This carpet is pretty nice.
As an aside, I also have the opportunity to converse with so many more of my fellow pedestrians downtown when I have a puppy in tow. Everyone wants to know her name, everyone wants to know if they can pet her. And she, honestly, invites it, even when I would prefer she didn't.
In a single bound, she leaped over an abandoned crutch on the corner of Broadway; she fearlessly investigated the once-white towel in the alley; she makes nearly everyone who walks in the door smile. If only we could all be as intrepid and charming as Simone.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
Sit! Stay! and listen to Russian Girlfriends
By Robert Maestas and Courtney Foster [ Thu Feb 4 2016 3:48 PM ]
The Weekly Alibi's Podcast is Back! and brand spanking NEW! and now (permanently) weekly. Your new hosts Courtney Foster and Robert Maestas are ready to take you on an journey of local splendor with a new exciting guest from around Albuquerque each week! This week, they sit down with Ian Jarrell of Russian Girlfriends and discuss pets, ice cream and the age old question "what exactly is fake deal art?" So lace up your shoes and don't forget to grab a poop bag, because the new weekly alibi podcast, is certainly the shit.
V.25 No.5 | 2/4/2016
You probably love to have them because you pretty much have to love them
By Peter Karlsen
Enjoy the following pages which highlight adventures in pet choosing, outdoor wild pet attracting, homeless pet helping and blind pet learning from-ing.
Illo by Rob
Dogs and Cats are, Like, so #Basic
A guide to unique pets
By Courtney Foster
Here's a list of some of Courtney’s favorite weird pets and things to take into consideration before jumping into the world of unique buddies.
Feed the Monsters
A guide to backyard bird-feeding
By Joshua Lee
You can have your birds and free them, too.
Illo by Tamara Sutton
Homeless, but Not Hopeless
Local organizations help homeless pets and their owners
By Renee Chavez
Animals can be a huge source of comfort and companionship for the homeless, and it is an incredibly simple act to grab an extra bag of kibble the next time you're at the grocery store and to drop it of at a food bank on the way home.
Always a Silver Lining
What blind dogs can teach us about hardship
By Maggie Grimason
Tootsie's Vision, a blind dog advocacy group, has assisted more than 50 blind dogs so far.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
Santa Paws Helping Heroes
Saturday, Dec 5: Pet Photos with Santa
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 3 2015 4:30 PM ]
Support Paws and Stripes by making a donation when you get your pet's photo taken with Santa Claus.
V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015
Saturday, Oct 24: Watermelon Mtn Ranch Halloween Pet Costume Contest
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Thu Oct 22 2015 5:00 PM ]
Dress up your pet and win prizes!
V.24 No.38 | 9/17/2015
What to do when your pet finds your pot
By Renée Chavez
What happens when your pets find your pot?
V.24 No.37 | 09/10/2015
Loving Humans, Loving Pets, Loving Communities
2015 Link Conference
By Amelia Olson [ Sat Sep 12 2015 12:00 PM ]
This year's Link conference features national and local speakers including Lt. Andrea Taylor and Misha Goodman to highlight what other jurisdictions are doing with demonstrated success.
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