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Watch This: Cause For Paws

photo credit - FOX CT

photo source – FOX CT

Happy Two-Days-Before-Thanksgiving, guys! I came across this post (from FOX CT) in the “dogs” tag on the Reader this morning, and I thought some of you would be interested. Or, more likely, you already knew about it. I must be shockingly out of touch, because I just heard about this today.

But in case any of you didn’t know, Fox (Network, not News) will be airing a benefit for rescue dogs called “Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular” on Thanksgiving night, from 8:00 – 10:00 Eastern time. You can read all about it here. I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch it live, but I’ll record it so I can watch it and cry later (there’s no way I won’t cry – nothing triggers my waterworks faster than dogs).

And if I don’t get a chance to say it on Thursday, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and your pets have a good one!

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Name the Breed Quiz

Don’t you guys just love a good Internet quiz? If you do, you should totally take this name the dog breed quiz. I hadn’t even heard of a few of these breeds!

I got 27/30, and I got a picture of a puppy in glasses. My friend took it, and she got a 4/30. She tells me that she received a picture of a cat laughing at her.

quiz scoreIf you take it, tell me what you got in the comments!

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Watch This: Cute Overload

OH. MY. GOD. Have you guys seen this? It’s a little pitbull pup who is very intent on sleeping.

Michga’s sister, Molly, used to be like this when she was a puppy.

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Watch This: Inside Animal Minds

Do you ever wonder why your dogs do some of the things they do? Why they roll around in the grass or how they can seem to sense when someone is about to come home?

Well, this documentary does not have the answers. But it’s got some interesting theories.

It’s called Inside Animal Minds; Dogs and Super Senses, and the basic premise is that to understand how animals think about and experience the world, we have to examine how they sense it. For instance, it posits the idea that perhaps dog can use their amazing sense of smell as a sort of clock. It’s not a fully formed theory or anything, and they admit that, but it’s a fun idea.

The documentary does not focus solely on dogs; it also talks about dolphins and their echolocation ability, sharks’ magnetic sense, and birds’ sight, all of which I also found pretty cool. And if that kind of stuff sounds interesting to you, I recommend the entire documentary.

But if you are only interested in the dog parts, the sense of smell is explored from the beginning until 12:26. And then it picks back up with talking about wolves, and some similarities and differences between wolves and dogs, at minute 32:52.

It’s really a very compelling and informative video, and if you like learning about dogs – their history, evolution, science, behavior – I highly recommend watching this!

Plus, it’s got some pretty cute footage.

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