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Forty Years with Birds and Dogs 

For the Love of Pigs

Getting to know the source of our favorite breakfast meat, bacon, can be a remarkable experience. They are at least as friendly and responsive as most dogs, with a few muddy differences. The story continues in the
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Mental Activity in Animals

DeeDee and me with the birds.

Recently we have been learning more and more about the extent of cognizance, awareness, and self-knowledge in the animal mind--all confirmed by our personal experience with domestic animals in our family home in New Mexico.

The story continues in the Los Alamos Daily Post:
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Friendships Between Dogs

Sisters--DeeDee and Scooter

A lifetime with dogs illustrates the importance of their friendships. Daily Post


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Animal Bonding

An article focusing on how animals have related to human beings and their own kind or others. Daily Post

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The Value of Sweet Talk

Young fox on a California urban trail
A Silicon Valley fox and a San Andreas Fault Squirrel have one thing in common--they listen to soft human communication.
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Monthly article focuses on animal brains and experience.

We are learning a lot about animal emotions. Seems were all cut from similar mental cloth.
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The Power of Awareness--we are not alone and never have been.

DeeDee--loyal watchdog for domestic birds

We are only now--in this decade or two--coming to realize that animals share our ability to know ourselves, be conscious, and share a number of mental insights that went unrecognized for way too long. The ancient wisemen did us and the animals a terrible injustice by assuming the latter were simply biological machines without
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No Horses in the Backyard

Horses are not what we have thought they are --at least not in the wild, where "bands" are their group practice and company is crucial. They are never found alone. So how resilient are they as domesticated loners? It's been a long amazing history of their partnership with us humans.
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What Do Herons Taste?

Heron Hunting
An overview of vertebrate taste buds. They are surprisingly different. So, did the heron we saw gulp down a gopher enjoy his dinner? Los Alamos Daily Post
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