Dog Talk

Yesterday my neighbors had some friends over who own the most giant pit bull type dog I think I’ve ever seen. I was out in the yard with my 75 pound dog and all of a sudden he was on alert. His body tightened, his tail went up, his hackles spread across his back further…

Chimpanzees and Vocalizations

This article made me chuckle. It’s about chimpanzees calls and how they are different depending upon the circumstances surrounding the information. What is the alarm about and who am I trying to warn? In Uganda, the researchers presented wild chimpanzees with a moving snake model and monitored their vocal and behavioural responses. They found that…

Cutting Edge Communication Studies

I think we’ve all known someone, an older someone, an older independent cuss of a someone who doesn’t want to be doted over, looked after, checked on or even noted. In the UK, scientists are working with dogs to develop a template for noting when a dog’s owner isn’t right. Don’t check in on the…

I Love Cats Too

A story from out of Estes Park. Jezebel the cat jumped on a sleeping Jon Johnson, batted his face and yowled until he woke up to find the Big Thompson River spilling into the cottages he and his wife Deyn rented to Estes Park visitors. They ran from cottage to cottage, knocking on doors and…

I Love Dogs

Dogs will do anything for you that they can. Including riding a 17 foot culvert to help hold you above water after you get sucked into it while out walking. A seeing-impaired man was saved by his guide dog Friday morning after the two were sucked down a drainage culvert in northeast Denver. Truly an…