Forty Years with Birds and Dogs
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.
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
Hen House stories continue below--40 years with dogs and domestic birds
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Search on "Hen House" for the latest articles. They appear bi-monthly.
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
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