Here are seven of the 84,000 pictures I took of Annie and Sous yesterday. The cuteness here is really outrageous.
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 myself.”
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.
Her commitment to this spot on the carpet outlasted even the post-vacuuming rug replacement.
She actually stayed like this for some time.
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 them home and could appreciate how enormous they’ve already become.
Thanks for visiting, dear friends.
Johanna and Dan were among our very first visitors.
Last weekend a few rounds of folks cycled through the yard. A lovely day.
Clare took this great shot of three dudes with three puppies.
Max correctly identified the pups as “woofs.”
The pups may make their facebook debut courtesy of Arielle.
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.
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