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Category: The human-dog relationship

Video: “God Made A Dog”

Video: “God Made A Dog”

September 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  What a beautiful video. How fortunate are those who embrace, value and honor its message.        

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Austrian research: Dogs can sniff out lung cancer

Austrian research: Dogs can sniff out lung cancer

December 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As if we didn’t have quite enough reasons to be thankful for dogs: Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria published yesterday suggested, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis.

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Lab to get heart surgery – by human heart surgeons in France

Lab to get heart surgery – by human heart surgeons in France

November 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

This has got to be the luckiest dog in all of France.  9-month-old Lycka, who lives with his dad, Christian, in a Paris suburb, was diagnosed as having a serious heart abnormality, that veterinarians are not capable of solving.  So Lycka is going to have his heart repaired, by human heart surgeons. Although the malady […]

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Golden Retriever “Tuesday” and a war hero help to save each other

Golden Retriever “Tuesday” and a war hero help to save each other

November 12, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

This is one of the most heartwarming dog stories I’ve ever encountered – about a man on the edge, a “miracle” dog, and their amazing partnership: “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him” Learn about Capt. Montalván and Tuesday at their website. Purchase his book at Amazon or at any […]

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Pets For Vets: A nonprofit that deserves support

Pets For Vets: A nonprofit that deserves support

November 7, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

After discussing the transformative effect that dogs can have on those struggling to recover from severe trauma, one of Shayna’s admirers alerted me to Pets For Vets.  Based on her description, it sounded like a wonderful organization – and after seeing this video, it sure seems that it is:  If it’s within your means, please […]

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“From the Cave to the Kennel” – the revised history of dogs

“From the Cave to the Kennel” – the revised history of dogs

October 30, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

From the Wall St. Journal, Oct. 29, 2011: What the evolutionary history of the dog tells us about another animal: ourselves. From a cave in France, a new picture has emerged of canines as our prehistoric soulmates. Chauvet Cave in southern France houses the oldest representational paintings ever discovered. Created some 32,000 years ago, the […]

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Ben Stein on the miracle of dogs

Ben Stein on the miracle of dogs

October 2, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Ben Stein – economist, author, actor, columnist – has become a mini-institution.  But nowhere is he more articulate or prescient than in the realm of humans’ relationship to dogs (or vice versa).  See Ben’s website here. Through the years, Ben has described how and why his dogs have had such a big influence on his […]

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