I love knowing that several area courts have hired specially trained canine staff members whose job is to provide comfort to victims. Service dogs do seem to love their jobs.
“Thurston County Courthouse canine provides comfort: Two-year-old black lab specially trained to comfort crime victims” by Amelia Dickson http://www.chronline.com/crime/thurston-county-courthouse-canine-provides-comfort/article_236182c0-ad85-11e5-9999-439c47a7bcd0.html
. . . → Read More: Dogs Are A Victim’s Best Friend (Official Court Canine)
Sydney (above) showed up on my property and asked me to help him find a forever home. Word is getting around that this is THE place to come for help! Photo courtesy of Steve Campion
“The Latest Study on Human – Pet Bonding Says You May Be Under a Spell” is an article on . . . → Read More: You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Your Ears (Human-Animal Bonding)
Several people have sent me this news item published on December 4, 2015 on Northwest Cable News: “Pacific Northwest has more ‘cat ladies’ than anywhere else“.
That article cites the Seattle Times story “Are you a cat lady? Seattle area has 2nd-highest number in U.S.” published on November 17, 2015. Their stats are based on . . . → Read More: Cat Lady Central (The PNW Has More Cat Ladies Than Other US Regions)
I recently read Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It’s So Hard to Think Straight about Animals by Hal Herzog, an anthrozoologist. Whoa – this book blew my mind! It was great fun to read, despite details that I found problematic. (P.S. This is also available as an audiobook, which is . . . → Read More: Animals – It’s A Love, Hate, Eat Relationship (book review)