So, a few years ago a man hurried through a simple routine task which no one would ever see, and last week a backhoe came through the living room window. Cause and effect.
A year ago, I heard from Steve White of a new sport which could title dogs for identifying odors in scent boxes — very basic detection work. It sounded too good to be true.
Then this week, Laurie Luck posted about her trip to a seminar on that same sport. Now I am getting seriously jealous.
So tonight I sent Shakespeare to fetch a dinner bucket, as I often do. We feed the dogs in steel pails. Both Shakespeare and Laev will retrieve buckets when asked; Inky will happily carry her bucket full of food to a more private dining area, but she as yet has no idea that it can also travel empty. That’s Inky…. Continue reading
This is so important, it needs its own post.
This is a review of the fatal dog attacks of 2009 and their data — the breeds involved (16 breeds in 32 incidents), the common circumstances, and what we can learn from them for preventing other tragedies.
Dog bites happen, but most can be prevented. And assuming that breed determines behavior, or that banning a breed will make us safe, is foolhardy and even dangerous.
Read it, and see that your legislator reads it, too.