Tag Archives | dogs

Dogs – posts relating to dogs. Seems fairly self-explicable if you ask me :)

A girl called Fred
A girl called Fred by Roger Willgoose

Roger Willgoose isn’t really a dog person. It is his wife really who decides to bring a dog into their […]

Clever dog
Clever Dog by Sarah Whitehead

illus. by Jo van Kampen. I’ll admit that I’ve watched a fair amount of Cesar Milan and his dog whispering, […]

The Hundred and One Dalmatians
The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith

Life for Mr and Mrs Dearly and their dogs, Pongo and Misses, is going well. They live near Regent’s Park […]

Monzo’s Diary
Monzo's Diary by Anne M Cashell

Monzo is a small dog, he usually recognises people by their footwear. He starts out life with “the cruel man” […]

Rin Tin Tin
Rin Tin Tin by Susan Orlean

The life and legend of the world’s most famous dog While serving during World War I serviceman Lee Duncan came […]

In defence of dogs

I watch The Dog Whisperer, and while I enjoy it I’m often put off by Milan’s insistence that the dog […]

The dogs of war

Received free from NetGalley. I’m a sucker for an animal story, especially a dog story, so although I thought this […]

Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away?

RipleySo you all remember that I got a puppy right?

Week 1 in the Ripley house

Ripley

And things are going well for house-mate Ripley.

Yeah, that’s enough of that, but I do hope you were reading it in a suitable accent, that being the Geordie one. Anyway, Ripley has been with us now for 4 full days and she is settling in well. On Friday we went to the vets and she got her first round of vaccinations so she spent the afternoon and evening recovering and was then up bright and early that night to let us know the effects had worn off.

Ripley


NEW PUPPY!

February spotlight

One of the nice things about working in a library & processing all those new books is that you come […]

Inside of a dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Like the author I am a dog person, I like cats too, don’t get me wrong. Actually I like all animals, but there is nothing quite like having a dog about the place. And any pet-owner likes to know that they are doing their best for their dog, and most love to know what is going on in their heads. So I really enjoyed reading this book. The author is a scientist; she teaches psychology and has worked with many animals, including dogs. But this is not a science-book per se. It is easy to understand, and easy to read. But it has the science behind it, as well as plenty of anecdotes. Which, I know, aren’t scientific, but it still makes for a good read.