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Mar 16, 2021
When Fate Delivers Your Dog: Martha Teichner’s Book “When Harry Met Minnie” | Gobi The Desert Dog | Dog Edition #9
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Life-changing chance encounters happen every day. Is it fate, coincidence, or the mysterious guiding hand of the Universe?

Martha Teichner – When Harry Met Minnie

The Union Square Greenmarket is the beating heart of the romance of New York City. A chance encounter there led to Martha Teichner meeting Harry the Bull Terrier. He turned out to be a love match for her Bullie, Minnie ... and his mother, Carol Fertig, dying from liver cancer, turned out to be a remarkable friend for Martha. Their story is a bracing, modern fairytale about how saying yes to life is revitalizing, even in death. 

The Desert Dog I Couldn’t Desert

Ultramarathons are a grueling test of endurance, and those who run them tend to be masters of focus. So, when a scruffy little homeless dog joined Dion Leonard's Gobi Desert run, he tried to ignore her ... and failed (miserably). Dion named the pup Gobi and took her home to Scotland. Along the way, their multiple adventures proved the ultimate test of endurance. Dog Edition contributor Saskia Edwards presents their tale, a 101 Dog Stories winner.


1:10 Once Upon A Time in NYC

4:20 A First Date

5:28 Puppy Love!

8:27 The Magic of Saying Yes

9:56 Girlie – A New Story Begins

11:09 The Desert Dog I Couldn’t Desert

26:23 On The Next Episode...

About Martha Teichner

Martha Teichner has been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since December 1993, where she’s equally adept at covering major breaking national and international news stories as she is handling in-depth cultural and arts topics. Since joining CBS News in 1977, Teichner has earned multiple national awards for her original reporting, including twelve Emmy Awards and five James Beard Foundation Awards. Teichner was also part of team coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, which earned CBS News a 2014 duPont-Columbia Award. Teichner was born in Traverse City, Michigan. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Teichner resides in New York City.


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About Saskia Edwards

Audio Producer, Saskia Edwards is a winner of our 101 Dog Stories Contest. She won for her piece; The Desert Dog I Couldn’t Desert.

For info on our 101 Dog Stories Contest:

Music in this segment:

We Build with Rubber Bands by Blue Dot Sessions

Children of Lemuel by Blue Dot Sessions

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