Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Subaru has gone to the dogs

Have you seen this series of Subaru commercials--all of them "dog tested and dog approved"?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Descent into dogness

Been a while since I've posted, so here's a quick update on what I'm reading (for pleasure and fun, not for work or school).

I'm only a few pages into Alexandra Horowitz' "Inside of a Dog." Found this book on the N.Y. Times bestseller's list, and its title intrigued.

Especially since I'm living with and trying to understand "dogness" every day and every night.

Joe, my sheltie, amuses, confuses, befuddles, aggravates, plays, romps, chews, eats and drinks, does his business (thankfully, outdoors) and just generally keeps me on my toes.

I'm learning a lot about him through Horowitz' excellent book. But one, as the book cautions, must be careful not to generalize too broadly when it comes to understanding dog cognition, perception and behavior.

One dog does not represent an entire canine population or even one breed for that matter.

Will let you know more as I get a bit deeper into reading about "dogness."

Meanwhile, here's a short video clip of Horowitz talking about her book:

Monday, January 9, 2012

Asking for help and guidance...

Think of the canooist paddling on a gentle, smooth lake.

Then think of that same canooist as he's plunging down a roaring, hydraulic-churning waterfall.

Who has the best chance of getting help in time to avoid big trouble?

When is the best time to ask for help?

Think about it.