Category Archives: Pets & Companions

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…

Filed under: Thumbs are Amazing

So the other night after we’d brushed teeth and gone outside to “potty”, Axel is laying in bed trying to get at something in his mouth.  I said “hold on, let me help”, reached in and pulled out a pile of grass mixed with mud and ick.   He looked at me and said…..”Whoa…..you can…

Animals say, Don’t forget laughter

Animal Awareness by David, an Animal University connection, reminded me to share his important message about, well, I’ll let his words say it I think that since the dawn of our species we must have been good students of the humor animals portray and use. Whether it’s the young cubs at play, wondering around discovering…