Pugs Win the Day Over German Shepherds

Dog Talk (And Kitties Too!) (04-13-2019) #618: Featuring Kim Dower, Nathan Hall, and Susan Ward. Kim Dower reads from her new collection of poems, SUNBATHING ON TYRONE POWERS’ GRAVE, describing how dogs see something in nothing and lick our faces as if they were made of sugar; Nathan Hall, assistant professor at Texas Tech University’s […]

Are Cats More Sophisticated Gourmets Than Dogs?

Are Cats More Sophisticated Gourmets Than Dogs? I read many interesting articles in the New York Times pertaining to dogs and cats, and I was especially curious about this article, which considered which of the two species has a more highly attuned sense of taste and smell. The big question posed in the article is […]

Shelter Dogs Help Protect Endangered Species

Shelter Dogs Help Protect Endangered Species There is a detection-dog program called Conservation Canines (CK9), part of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, that is putting to a brand new use the amazing sense of smell that dogs possess. These CK9 dogs are trained to help conservationists detect the presence of endangered animals […]

Your Dog’s Senses

SIGHT A dog is ten times more sensitive to peripheral movement than we are. He picks up movement on either side of him better than we ever could, in part because most dogs’ eyes are closer to the sides of their heads than ours are. A dog’s vision is poor up close, but he can […]