Spotted recently in Connaught Place, downtown Delhi: an opportunistic street dog drinking pooled water, after a rainstorm, from atop a parked car. He looked at me as if to say, what’s so strange about this, and why the hell are you taking my picture?
The Economist reports: Like some people who might rather not admit it, wolves faced with a scarcity of potential sexual partners are not beneath lowering their standards. It was desperation of this sort, biologists reckon, that led dwindling wolf populations in southern Ontario to begin, a century or two ago, breeding widely with dogs and […]
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August marked five years since we adopted Ashely, our beloved shelter dog. Here’s a pic from the day we took her home in Bangkok in 2009. She’s six years old now, as she was a year old when we got her. As you can see — and as I’ve noted in previous posts — she […]
YouTube user sciu89: Walter, is a Labrador. He’s a special dog, who really loves the sea! Video made with Go Pro Hero 3+ This is so awesome.
I recently watched a fascinating segment of the 2009 BBC show “The Secret Life of the Dog”. I’d never seen it, and wanted to share it here. It’s about domesticating foxes in Siberia. The gist: Over the course of more than 40 years, scientists took normal foxes, which were aggressive toward humans, and looked for […]
File under: Just because. Here’s a recent photo, supplied by our friend P, of our beloved adopted street dog, Ashley, previously discussed here and here. Ashley turns five in August, so she’s technically a middle-aged pooch. But, as you may be able to tell in this image, she still has a youthful face and many […]
I spotted this “ad” for a “canine plastic surgeon” recently on the 1 train here in New York. Despite the silliness of the concept, the ad is pretty convincing, since it’s done very much in the style of many local NYC subway ads. (Dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Zizmor‘s ads come to mind.) However, a quick visit […]
File under: The adopted soi dog chronicles… I am late in noting this, but August 15 was the second anniversary of our adoption of Ashley, our rescued street dog. As I mentioned in my post last year providing the back story, we got her from the fine folks at SCAD Bangkok. SCAD stands for Soi […]
One year ago today, we adopted Ashley, a rescued street dog. Just a puppy, she was found in poor condition indeed. But she was rehabilitated by the fine folks at SCAD Bangkok. SCAD stands for Soi Cats and Dogs — soi being the Thai name for alley or small street. There are many thousands of […]