Tag Archive: aussie

Yankee Doodle Dog: Happy Fourth of July!

I love a parade and a big party on the 4th.  We have a lot of friends over for turkey dogs, chicken dogs, sausages, watermelon and fireworks viewing every year.  So many choices of people to beg from, so little time! And my good friend Bella — I’m glued to her; she loves to give…

Say what?

“I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.” — John Steinbeck

How to Read a Dog’s Facial Expression

Me, I wear my emotions on my mug. And if I can’t get my message across through my expression, I can talk. I have several varieties of specialized barks (“I heard the grass growing”) and whines (“I really gotta go”) and hard-to-describe squeals (“Pet me. Pet me now.”). Some dogs keep it a bit closer…

I’m half listening

“I used to look at Smokey and think, “If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,” and he’d look at me like he was saying, “If you were a little smarter, I wouldn’t have to.” Fred Jungclaus

Indiana Bones

I am an adventurous dog.

I Feel Your Pain: Dog Empathy

As any dog owner can tell you, dogs appear to empathize with their human pals. This empathy can extend to the point that some therapy dogs even seem to take on the emotions of their sick or distressed human charges, an effect called emotional contagion” according to a new paper in the latest issue of…