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The Conscience of a Dog (or Cat)

Look how remorseful these dogs are, after they’ve done something really bad. Problem is, the dog’s conscience only kicks in after the fact. And we don’t know when a cat’s conscience becomes activated. Maybe never.

Our cat Buster used to get in a lot of trouble. His sister, Missy, hardly ever. But when she did, but when it was her rare turn to get rebuked, Buster showed unbounded glee. Did he love it!

They’re more like us than we care to admit.


Dogs Who Surf the Wild Stairs

Dogs have many different ways of getting up and down the stairs. Belly-surfing is quite popular. (Have any of you tried it? Looks like fun.) So is going up sideways, backwards, or hopping one step at a time. As for going down, well, that’s a little harder. Falling is always an option. I wonder if any of these dogs have ever seen a Slinky go down a flight of stairs.


Baby Raccoons, and Their Foster Mother

I keep hearing about pit bulls who adopt kittens, baby chicks… and now baby raccoons. How did these dogs ever get such a fearsome reputation? They’re obviously quite good-hearted.

As for the baby raccoons–well, if it was me, I couldn’t send them into the wilderness. These little guys are much too tame for that.

Jean-Pierre Hallet–remember him? Congo Kitabu–said that just about any animal will respond to love and care: and to prove it, tamed a rhinoceros. And now we know that rhinos raised in zoos by humans (in addition to their real mothers) learn to be friendly and playful.

Ah, you should’ve seen my iguana! Like a good dog disguised as a lizard.


Dogs & Babies: The Showdown

Why do babies laugh so hard when they play with dogs and cats? And then it makes me laugh! I just can’t help it.

Somebody once told me they had an iguana that played peek-a-boo with their toddler. I was a newspaper man at the time, so the story must have been true.


Dog vs. Dinosaur

If you think this dog is fooled for even a minute, think again–he’s having the most fun he had all day. If he wagged his tail any harder, it’d fall off.

There is much to be said, however, for going around in a dinosaur suit. Many more people ought to do it. In fact, there ought to be a mandate requiring everybody to do it. We need more mandates.


Sleepiness Can Be Contagious

The puppy is watching the baby. The baby is sound asleep. Now the puppy has to struggle to stay away. He tries not watching the baby, but the damage is already done. Walking around doesn’t help. The end result cannot be avoided.

Come to think of it, I’ve been to lectures like this.


Movies for Dogs (or maybe not)

Some dogs just shouldn’t watch horror movies. They take them too seriously. Some want very badly to rescue the victim on the screen. Others try to hide. And there are a couple of surprises in here, too, but I don’t want to spoil them for you.

I had a mouse whom I tried to interest in a PBS series about the vikings, but it just never quite caught on with her.


Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Upon my word (how often do you get to say that?), these dogs are eccentric as cats. Look where they sleep. Curled up in a bowl of puppy chow. German shepherd in the clothes dryer. Trying to sleep on two beds at once. Some of those positions don’t look all that comfortable.


The Laziest Dog Fight Ever

(Note: Please disregard the human who horns in on this video toward the end. He is not supposed to be there.)

The little white dog wants to fight, but he’s too lazy to get up so he barks while reclining on his side. I’ve never seen a dog bark from that position before. The big dog occasionally twitches his ears: a sign of consciousness.

Guys, you’re not gonna be able to sell many tickets to this fight.


Dogs & Babies

Too many people miss what is perfectly obvious in these interactions between dogs and babies. To wit (I’ve always wanted to say that): the dogs understand baby-talk, and the babies understand dog-talk.

There is no truth to the assertion that babies raised with chameleons get caught changing into lots of different colors. But one of the babies in this video throws back his head and howls, imitating the dog.


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