Friday, November 1, 2019

I've been learning a lot about DOGS lately

I've been reading some books and online articles about dogs and did you know how amazing dogs are?? Just, from a scientific standpoint??

The history of dogs and dog breeds. Dog noses. Dogs that find lost pets. Dogs that rescue people. Dogs that detect seizures. Dogs that hunt invasive species at ports or just look fucking fabulous at dog shows.

Also wild dogs! And FOXES. And other lesser-known canids (canines?) that look very different and sometimes similar and just are all fascinating and cool.

I learned, for instance, that Corgis are a herding dog developed in Wales that herds by darting in low to the ground to nip. Whereas the border collies and related breeds herd by using the stare-chase-stare intimidation method. And that Australian Cattle Dogs are part dingo! Who knew? I met a baby Blue Heeler (very similar to Australian Cattle Dog) at work and got to pet a part-dingo dog! My neighbor owns a rescued Australian Cattle Dog. I live next door to a dingo dog!!! *Owen Wilson wow*

Anyway,

I haven't been neglecting my cat-person interests. I'm reading about how to enrich your cat's life with games and training. I just wanted to enthuse about dogs for a minute. There's so much I never knew about dogs!

If you want to support a dog charity, National Pet Adoption Weekend is November 8-10. Adopt or foster! If you want to support dogs without adopting/fostering, you can make a donation of money, pet food, or other supplies to your local shelter or rescue of choice. Or, volunteer if you prefer to donate time. 

If you're environmentally minded, the Pacific Wolf Coalition helps out dogs' endangered cousins and gives tools for action like petitions: https://www.pacificwolves.org/about-us/

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2 comments:

  1. Dogs are cool. I have a shiba inu. He's adorable, of course, as dogs typically are. Go dogs!

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  2. Aww,so cute!! He's the cutest, I'm sure. Yay for dogs!

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