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Animal Intelligence – Part 1

Up until fairly recently learned people believed that humans alone enjoyed a ‘higher’ existence than any other animal or creature in our unique ability to be so very clever. Conventional wisdom held that only humans: had language use tools meaningfully...

Doggedly Pursue Purpose

Hachiko was a dog in 1930’s Japan who was found by a kindly music professor who hadn’t been looking for a canine companion, least of all a puppy. Nevertheless the two forged an enduring friendship. Each day the man would walk to the train accompanied by...

Singing Leads to Drawing

I live with three cattle dogs and besides being uniquely delightful individuals there is nothing particularly different about them as dogs. Sometimes they naturally sing. They’ll start by getting worked up about something they see or hear. An easy thing for a...

Healing Animals

A somewhat recent development in the assortment of ‘non-traditional’ modalities available at medical treatment facilities has been the inclusion of visitor animals. Usually dogs, though sometimes cats, rabbits and even llamas and miniature horses are...