Herd mentality: ‘Sheepdog mystery’ solved at last. Really?!

sheepherding Paris (AFP) – There is the riddle of the Bermuda Triangle. The unresolved identity of Jack the Ripper. The enigma of how the Universe developed beyond a quark-gluon soup following the Big Bang. And then there is the Sheepdog Mystery. A puzzle that has niggled mathematical minds for years, the Mystery is this: how does a single dog get so many selfish sheep to move so efficiently in the same direction? The answer, revealed on Tuesday in a journal published

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Pet First Aid App

It’s been an interesting week. We’ve been fighting hard to bring Finn back from the brink of death and he’s finally out of the woods (more on that in another post), and Cait has been very chatty about the movie, Into the Storm.

So combine one very sick animal and a wacko weather movie, and you won’t be surprised that I went looking for an app like this.  It’s a great little app. If you decide to download it, … Read more

How to Protect Your Dog in Cold Weather

After two days of reasonable winter temps, we’re headed back for another brutal cold snap. All kidding aside about Graidy and Wink being winter wusses, they both have conditions that make the cold and snow more difficult for them to handle. Both  have very fine, single layer coats with little insulation value (versus Kiera’s thick 2-layer winter coat with undercoat). Graidy, at 10 yrs old, has a touch of arthritis and Wink’s short legs often put his underside in direct … Read more

Days of the Long Shadows

I especially love the fall for its brisk air and special kind of light.

LongShadows

And I especially hate it because of having to turn the clocks back. That’s because this guy has no concept of daylight savings time!

Graidy-EST

I don’t mind having learned to become an early riser to make sure Graidy can get himself outside at the crack of dawn. But I do mind having to now get up at what feels like the crack of the-middle-of-the-night. Two weeks … Read more

Do You Dress Up Your Animals for Halloween?

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A dog-loving friend sent me this photo of her Halloweenie dogs.

I also get pictures of them in Christmas costumes. This friend doesn’t have 2-legged children, so her dogs fill some of that role. Any dog would be lucky to call her their dog mom. What she accomplishes with her rescue pups is truly amazing!

While … Read more

China Is At It Again–Jerky Treats Kill 600 Dogs

I think it’s time we stop buying anything for our pets from China. Anybody remember how many thousands of dogs were killed a few years back because of bad dog food from China?

China Jerky Treats Kill 600 dogs

For details from Fox news, read on:

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As reported by Fox News… The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert … Read more