Tuesday, May 27, 2014

This is the Australian Cattle Dog you are looking for.

P1060035 "Let me see your identification."
You don't need to see his identification.
"We don't need to see his identification. P1060033 This is the Australian Cattle Dog you are looking for. P1060034 "Yes, this is the Australian Cattle Dog we are looking for."

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today at the dog park.

P1060122 left to right: Cooper, Zeus, Paisley, Iris, and Phoenix. P1060121 P1060128 Iris, Cooper, Paisley, Zeus. P1060129 P1060130 Iris, Zeus, Paisley, Cooper. P1060140 Cooper, Paisley, Zeus. P1060136 P1060137 Zeus, Iris, Phoenix, Paisley, and Cooper.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Uno, Dos, Tres.

P1050038 It's Tres and Buddy! P1050054 Tres is a 4 year-old tricolor Basenji. P1050051 And Buddy is a 7 year-old Boston/French Terrier. P1050042 P1050048 P1050066 Smile.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Look, it's Buddy!"

Our neighbor. He stopped to say hello. P1050120 P1050122 Hey, Buddy, want a biscuit? It's organic. Newman's Own®. Turkey & Sweet Potato. Breakable. Medium Size Treats. Made with Organic Sweet Potatoes. No Wheat. No Corn. Premium. P1050127 No? Well, how about a rub behind your ear then? P1050145 P1050163 Ahh, that's more like it, huh? P1050162 Alright, you come back and see us soon, you hear?

Copper came by.

P1040918 P1040917 And brought all his Copper charm. (More Copper here.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

“When we study play in dogs, we study ourselves.”

From a May 19 Washington Post article, "In dogs’ play, researchers see honesty and deceit, perhaps something like morality".
Take those two dogs. That yogalike pose is known as a “play bow,” and in the language of play it’s one of the most commonly used words. It’s an instigation and a clarification, a warning and an apology. Dogs often adopt this stance as an invitation to play right before they lunge at another dog; they also bow before they nip (“I’m going to bite you, but I’m just fooling around”) or after some particularly aggressive roughhousing (“Sorry I knocked you over; I didn’t mean it.”). All of this suggests that dogs have a kind of moral code — one long hidden to humans until a cognitive ethologist named Marc Bekoff began to crack it.
Play bow prodigy, Jesse: Jesse And an expert at dog play — a seasoned veteran... Zeus with Jesse Zeus!


P1040774 P1040728 P1040729 P1040755 Pretty girl.