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...

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...

Happy Thoughts

[slideshow] What? No Activity? Usually I start each blog off with some sort of animal assisted activity designed to help illuminate a personal challenge in some new way. Today I’m breaking from that pattern just a bit and sharing a project I just finished....

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...