Researchers have found that dogs may have “facial recognition skills, similar to humans” including the ability to distinguish facial images of family members from those of strangers.
A Memphis couple fostered a dog named Stewie for months through the Desoto Animal Rescue Society and filled out an adoption application for him. When they returned him for neutering the rescue refused to give him back to the couple, claiming they were unfit to own a dog because they left Stewie on the balcony for hours. The couple denies the allegations and both sides have retained lawyers in the matter. (Thanks Ona for the link.)
The tangled web that is greyhound racing in Iowa (Thanks Liz for the link.)
News piece on circovirus in dogs. (Thanks Arlene.)
Charles Dickens received as a gift a letter opener, the handle of which included his cat’s taxidermied paw.
Game of Thrones fans and sea slug fans unite! <——sentence I’ve always wanted to type
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