men are from mars, women are from venus, dogs are from…?

A few items of interest:

A New York Times article on a border collie with a vocabulary 1,022 nouns and assorted verbs.

A Radiolab episode on the minds of animals–blessed hamsters, grateful whales, guilty dogs.

Another New York Times article on well-meaning pet owners who cook for their companions. Home-cooking may be a be motivated by love, but then there is the story of the German shepherd puppy so weakened by his inappropriately balanced diet that he walked on his elbows.

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