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Forty Years with Birds and Dogs 

How the Hen House Turns--Knowing Self

Ms. Khaki
Ms Kahaki knew were I left the trowel, knew that I couldn't refuse her gentle quacking request, knew where the wet mud full of worms was.LADailyPost
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A Review of H Is For Hawk and Soul of An Octopus

My Painting from a photo (unknown origin)

The data keep rolling in--animals are conscious beings, more like us than we have admitted. So how do we adjust our behavior to account for their sentience, their emotions, even their rights? Is falconry too demanding. I find it amazing that aquarium octopuses were not thought to be interested in interacting as persons with us humans until the year 2000. Both books are easy, fascinating reads.

LADailyPost Link to the review.

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How the Hen House Turns-Theory of Mind

Lucygoose, Ms.Ritz,&Kiebler (miniature mallards)

Are animals conscious of their own existence? Do they realize that other living beings have their own point of view (This is called Theory of Mind.)? The new science of ethology is awaking us to a new awareness of animal sentience and consciousness. For the latest article click here. ladailypost.com

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Is Cat Psychology Like Human Psychology?

Following 40 years with birds and dogs and how our human id is challenged by the other life.ladailypost blog How the Hen House turns
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How the Hen House Turns-Living Peacefully With Squirrels

This month I'm looking at a squirrel problem again. Last month, watching a gray mother squirrel study our bird feeder was a real eye-popper. End of story: Squirrel wins hands down. ladailypost.com

Hen House stories continue below--40 years with dogs and domestic birds
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What Does Wild Mean?

Dealing with domestic birds and seeing them as individuals---like the wild ones.
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Sentient Beings All Around Us

Here is the link to the latest Hen House blog at
The Daily Post
Search on "Hen House" for the latest articles. They appear bi-monthly.
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Raising Turkey Chicks Can Be Tragic

The link below is the second article telling about our experience raising turkeys. Search "Hen House" on the Los Alamos Daily Post for the previous story.

That search will also list all the articles that summarize our 46 years in New Mexico with dogs and birds in a beautiful Pondersa forest on Walnut Canyon.
Los Alamos Daily Post

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Peeper's Grasshopper

Peeper was an only-chick, Peeky's one son of eight eggs I should have candeled. As a result he was a model rooster, a joy to his human caretaker and the hens he courted with delicious grasshoppers, just like his mother had broken up for him. Here's the link to the article in the Los Alamos Daily Post

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Early Years Make A Difference

The data is confused. Is violence in movies and the media causing some serious problems with our youth or not? Is violence addictive? Is that why the movies keep ramping it up?
http://www.ladailypost.com/content/how-hen-house-turns-early-years-make-difference
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