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dog science

Crowd-sourced science tells us something useful: A surprising link turned up between empathy in dogs and deception. The dogs that are most bonded to their owners turn out to be most likely to observe their owner in order to steal food. It’s possible that by “useful” I mean “something that makes me feel better about […]

Corgi disaster

The end of Harper’s Weekly Review is usually entertaining. Queen Elizabeth II’s corgis, Holly, Monty, and Willow, and her dorgis, Candy, Cider, and Vulcan, attacked Princess Margaret’s Norfolk terrier Max at Balmoral Castle. “Unfortunately the dog boy lost control,” said a witness. “There was blood everywhere.” I assume they’ve executed the dog boy.

puppy classic

Her commitment to this spot on the carpet outlasted even the post-vacuuming rug replacement. She actually stayed like this for some time.

puppy open house

We feel like we’ve been hosting a party in the backyard that’s spanned three weekends, so all our friends can come meet the puppies and see us (since we are housebound with those puppies). It’s been terrific. Yesterday we had some repeat visitors, who had also seen the pups the very first day we brought […]

Pupdate

I don’t know how we’re ever going to separate these two. Although it does sometimes seem like we’re running a little Flowers In The Attic operation over here.

lit review

Today’s puppy post is another excerpt from our favorite dog book, Culture Clash. I find this table, describing the differing perspectives of humans vs dogs, enormously comforting when the puppies are trying to chew on my pant leg for the thousandth time. [table id=3 /]

dogs

We’ve decided to foster a couple of puppies for the next 6 weeks, with the idea we’ll adopt one permanently at the end of that time. So, hey! Big news for us. Obviously we’re ready to get moving on all the life changing. Expect profuse puppy posts. Anyway, this decision has had us pouring over […]

At the beach

Yeah, she commandeered a shoe.

Beach weather

Shivering through another beach day in northern California. Temperature 55; dress code: hooded sweatshirts. Sous is unfazed, however—perfect weather for digging a hole.

happy holidays!

Bryan and I are off on our multi-stage Christmas journey, starting with a train trip to Colorado, some Klingner-family cabin festivities, and then, for the Texas leg, Dallas and the Hall ranch. It’s a much-needed vacation! I leave you with our family holiday photo, courtesy of Clare, who got Sous the best Christmas gift ever: […]