Re: All Dogz Worthy
Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:32 am
The dogs of 9/11
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Falsehoods unchallenged only fester and grow.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-ne ... JfrqKEc.99Dogs have a secret weapon when it comes to getting what they want or getting out of trouble: puppy dog eyes. When our canine companions raise their eyebrows, making their eyes look wider, more helpless and baby-like, it seems the facial expression was designed to manipulate human emotions. And it turns out, that’s likely true, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The researchers suggest that in the 20,000 years or so since humans and dogs began hanging out, evolutionary pressures have caused the LAOM muscle to develop in canines in order to communicate with their human companions. “They are very powerful animals in how they capture our hearts,” Waller tells The Guardian’s Sample. “We pay a lot of attention to faces, they are meaningful to us, and this expression makes dogs look juvenile and sad. It induces a nurturing response. It’s a cute factor.”
You know who would not have been given a second chance in Maybelot? Michael Vick. He would have been forever banned from professional sports.Lani wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:22 pm A second chance
Twelve years ago, 47 dogs were rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation and allowed to live. They've enriched the lives of countless humans and altered the course of animal welfare.
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Wapo tracked down all 47 dogs, many of whom are still alive with a loving family. Best to have tissues handy when you view their photos and read their stories.
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Awww. Our Simba is like that when realist isn’t around. Even when he goes outside for a minute Simba is heartbroken and howls at the door for his papa.Maybenaut wrote: ↑Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:52 am The little things that break your heart...
My husband is away (he left Thursday, won’t be back til early October). I had the Maybedog with me out at the cabin. We came back home this morning, and Maybedog ran in the house, ran up and down the stairs, stopping in each room looking for his buddy. Maybe I’m projecting, but the look of sadness on on his face was heartbreaking.
[moar at the link]Dutchess the fox terrier squeezed out the door at her owner’s house in Orlando one day in February 2007 and didn’t return. A devastated Katheryn Strang made “lost dog” signs and took daily trips to the local shelter for months, desperate to find her.
On Friday, Strang finally got the reunion she had been hoping for — 12 years after Dutchess disappeared. A man found the dog under his shed in the Pittsburgh area, almost 1,000 miles from Orlando. He took the shivering animal to a shelter, Humane Animal Rescue. There, a scan of Dutchess’s microchip linked her to Strang, who had since moved to Boca Raton, Fla.
At the shelter on Friday, Strang cried as an employee handed her the dog she had always hoped would one day return to her. Staff members posted footage of the emotional reunion on Facebook, writing, “This is why we do what we do.”
Strange Dog Shows Up On Woman's Lawn — And Seems To Recognize Her
Kate Howard was sitting outside her home one afternoon after a memorial service when something amazing happened. An adorable brown pittie with white markings sat down on the grass in front of her.
Howard could tell there was something special about the dog — she just didn’t know what.
But it wasn’t until the dog’s owner called, “Winnie! Come on!” that Howard realized why the dog looked so familiar. Nearly a year ago, Howard had fostered an adorable puppy from Louisville Metro Animal Services. That puppy's name was also Winnie.
“I cried for three days after she was spayed and went up for adoption, worrying about whether she had found a good home,” Howard wrote on Twitter.
Howard is so happy that Winnie has found the home she deserves — which, as it turns out, is only a block from where Howard lives.
LOTS of cute pug pics and videos in the article!We just hosted a pug sleepover party, and we're about to do it again
Hosting my dogs' cousins for a family reunion is not something I ever expected to be doing. And yet, there they were: A dozen pure-bred pugs gallivanting around our house as if they owned the place. There was Turner attempting to pee on a piece of furniture in the living room, while Heddy and Patti ran circles around him. My wife Elizabeth was giving another pug a manicure.
Our pug Fergus is a miracle of nature. His mom was Gwen, a sweet pug who we've met on several occasions. His dad, on the other hand, is quite literally an absentee father. Stuffy, whose official name was Sheffield's Stuff'n Nonsense, was a famous show pug who won multiple awards in the 1970s. Yes, my dog's dad is older than I am. Stuffy was so admired that his Nixon-era owners froze some of his DNA in a doggie sperm bank inside the veterinary school on the campus of Ohio State University. Even though Stuffy passed away shortly after Watergate, his legacy lives on in the dozens of best-in-show pugs that he's sired from six feet under. Fergus is one of his more than 50 children.
Meanwhile, Spike comes from a more traditional lineage. His parents – Sig and Bella – were at least alive when he was conceived.
So what does one do at a pug sleepover? Sure, we could watch movies like "Lady and the Tramp" or "All Dogs Go to Heaven." But nobody was in the sit-still mood, so we set up a pug spa. In the kitchen sink, Elizabeth gave the five tiny puppies their first-ever bath, while the others enjoyed getting their teeth flossed.
https://dogagingproject.orgScientists need your dog's help
Study is recruiting 10,000 canine citizen scientists for aging project.
The national Dog Aging Project plans to track 10,000 pets across the U.S. for 10 years to learn why some live longer, healthier lives than others. The goal is to understand how genes, lifestyle and environment play a part in aging. The project is recruiting now, looking for owners of all types of dogs to nominate their pets to take part in the citizen scientist project.
When you and your dog become part of the project, you'll be asked to fill out surveys about your dog's health and experiences. You'll send a saliva sample for genetic testing. You may be asked to complete specific activities with your pet and then report back about he performed. You may be asked to have your veterinarian send blood, urine and other samples at your annual visit.
A small number of dogs will be asked to take part in a clinical trial for rapamycin, an immunomodulatory agent used in humans for decades in cancer treatment and to prevent organ transplant rejection. Low doses of rapamycin have made mice live longer and more healthy lives, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In earlier 10-week trials with dogs, researchers found no side effects with low doses of rapamycin, reports Medium.
"Our goal is to make the experience easy and fun for you and your dog. We hope you’ll join our team as we work together to accelerate medical breakthroughs for dogs and humans," according to the project's website.
Scientists find we’ve been calculating dog years all wrong
Rhys Blakely Science Correspondent
November 22 2019, 12:00pm, The Times
New research shows that at the age of two labradors are at a stage of life equivalent to humans in their early forties
Scientists working on the mysteries of ageing have debunked the idea that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years.
Instead, research suggests that labradors hurtle into middle age. At the age of two they might have moments of puppy-like playfulness, but their DNA suggests they are at a stage of life equivalent to humans in their early forties.
The work reveals a very different pattern of canine maturation than the popular method of simply multiplying its age by seven, a formula apparently based on the idea that the average dog lives for about 10 years and the average person for about 70.
By the time a dog reaches its third birthday, the comparison is with a human approaching their fiftieth.
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