Monthly Archives: October 2011

On This Harvest Moon

Do dogs appreciate beauty?  If so, how do they identify it? Classify it? Communicate it? All of these questions arise from one moment with an Airedale a few weeks ago. I’ve been visiting Desert Rose and her pack mate Duke for … Continue reading

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Table for Two?

I’m often told I have the best job in the world and I rarely disagree with this keen observation. However, on days like today I’m reminded that there’s a price to be paid for the joy I find in working … Continue reading

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The Rosetta Stone

For the first time in his life, Harley isn’t the center of attention. In the last 12 months, the members of the pack, his relative position in the pack and the rhythms of the pack have changed. He’s accepted those challenges … Continue reading

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A Double Merle Hello

Last week in our therapy dog class, we talked about how dogs experience the world through smell.  We discussed what the nose looked like anatomically, what purpose each part of the nose served and how the brain sifted through the … Continue reading

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