I had one of those `woe is me' moments in September 2013, lamenting that on top of my personal dog-related To-Do lists there is so much dog-related reading to take in each month–much of it covering canine science research.
I always loved summer camp — the forced rituals and the chaos and buzz of lots of people doing similar activities. Even though the age of summer camp is far behind me, I still find myself thrown into grown-up versions of “summer camp.” Earlier this year, I joined up with Academia Film Olomouc (Twitter, Facebook) [...]
The first thing I noticed was his balls. Peering out my back window at the unfamiliar cat lounging in the courtyard, my eyes immediately fell on the two testicles protruding from his backside.
Dog owners seem pleased when they meet me because they can talk about their dog with someone who is truly interested. Sometimes they share intricate descriptions about something interesting that their dog does (often followed with the question, "Why does she do that?"), and other times, owners have a question like, "How do I get [...]
Over the last few years, there has been a surge in public-participation science projects, and I don’t mean watching dog videos on YouTube.
I like playing the game, "What's going to make people mad?" Dogs wearing pantyhose = mass hysteria! A dog being walked by a drone = not cool...
Let's pretend you and I meet at a `Spring is finally here!' potluck in the park. You: Hi! Me: Hi! After exchanging niceties about your horrible subway ride (mine wasn’t so bad), you mention you work in (fill in the blank), and we chat about how crazy (fill in the blank) has become.
If you think I’m beginning to sound like a broken record, Thank You! That means you stopped by Dog Spies in May 2013 and read a post with the same title.
I am not a manners minder. If food falls on the floor, I abide by the 5 second rule and then tack on another 30 seconds. Do forks, spoons and knives have a special place at the dinner table?
In 1996, veteran dog trainer Jean Donaldson picked a fight with Walt Disney. Donaldson begins her book Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Dogs by explaining that people continue to buy into a made-up, Walt Disney version of dogs.
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