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Canus Familiarus

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10014889/Meet-Lamo-the-sheep-that-thinks-hes-a-dog.html Ethology is the study of animal behavior.  I pulled out my old ethology notes from undergrad this week trying to find the correct term or idea behind Lamo’s ‘domestication’.  Because I think that is what his “owner” did, she took a sheep and made a dog. There could be several ways this happened. Imprinting is […]

A Fool and His Money

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-09/directv-adds-dogtv-channel-to-appeal-to-canine-audience.html For $5.99 a month you can subscribe to DogTV guilt ridden pet owners! No longer feel bad for having to work to keep you dog in the comfort to which it is accustomed! This seems to me to be a way for DirecTV to part you from your money.  In school I learned that […]