I recently saw a clip of Neil Patrick Harris hosting the 2013 Emmys. He was doing a bit about Google Glass and said he was watching an episode of American Horror Story on his contacts while hosting the show. And then, mid-sentence, he freaked out (1min 44sec)! Understandable; there’s a lot to freak out about in that show.
I don’t watch American Horror Story, but I identify with Mr. Harris because that’s how I feel every day. But about dogs.
Every morning, I sit down at my computer with my dog-related To-Do list: dog research, dog writing, dog data analysis, dog presentation prep, and my favorite, dog watching. But throughout the day, I feel a mild(er) version of Neil Patrick Harris’s freakout because there is so much quality dog reading to take in. Every. Single. Day. And I don’t know where to start.
I’m not one to post weekly Required Dog Reading lists, but I’ll periodically share articles that I’ve dog-eared. These 10 pieces run the gamut: animal videos and butt worms, aggression and death, and of course, dogs driving cars and chocolate.
The Incredible Journey of My Dog’s Butt Worm
Eleanor Spicer Rice, Your Wild Life @VerdantEleanor @YourWild_Life
I’m not sure if the worm found the journey all that eventful, but it certainly will be for you!
Mind & Matter: Our Unique Obsession With Rover and Fluffy
Robert Sapolsky, Mind & Matter/The Wall Street Journal Facebook
“We’re pretty selective about how we extend our humaneness to other human beings.”
How Do Dogs Interact With an Unidentified Moving Object?
Companion Animal Psychology @CompAnimalPsych
How do dogs respond to new things, and their “sociability”?
What is Operant Conditioning? (and How Does it Explain Driving Dogs?)
Jason Goldman, The Thoughtful Animal/Scientific American @jgold85
The title says it all. Required reading in my Applied Animal Behavior class.
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