Why Is My Dog Racist?

Why Is My Dog Racist?

It’s a phenomenon that people try to sweep under the rug, laugh off, or simply pretend isn’t happening; then it gets whispered about in embarrassed tones afterward.  Namely: your dog gets along just fine with other dogs, mailmen, skateboarders…then barks and lunges quite obviously at black or darker-skinned people. “My dog is racist!” is the […]

Are Fearful Fido’s Faculties Fatigued?

Are Fearful Fido’s Faculties Fatigued?

The New York Times recently published a fascinating article on a phenomenon called “decision fatigue”. Scientific studies repeatedly back up the fairly commonsensical idea that being forced to make decisions – in particular when the chosen options demand exerting a certain amount of self-control – is an exhausting and stressful process. Making decisions makes us […]

Giving Thanks For Your Inner Dog

Giving Thanks For Your Inner Dog

Over thanksgiving with lots of young’ns and furry’ns running about – the former creating messes in the kitchen, the latter lapping them up – I found myself pondering the two most thankful creatures I know: kids and dogs. Sure, neither tends to say “Thank you!” without prompting; but both kids and dogs have a unique […]

The Dog’s Diary – Insight Into A Dog’s Mind

The Dog’s Diary – Insight Into A Dog’s Mind

You’ve probably already seen this hilarious guess at what dogs and cats are thinking. (It went viral recently on Facebook, and if you don’t have a Facebook account then you probably don’t have electricity.) It is funny – but as they say, “funny because it’s true”. Because beneath the humor lies what I consider to […]