Roundup 55: Favorite Dog Articles & Videos of the Week
I didn’t write a special post for Mother’s Day this year, but last year’s post “Every Pet Store Puppy Has a Mother” is my special homage to the horrible life of puppy mill mother dogs.
Behind every cute pet store puppy there’s a mother dog – and 99% of the time she’s a puppy mill mother, living a life whose only purpose becomes making puppies for profit.
Perhaps it’s a weird choice for Mother’s Day, I know, but mama dogs hold a special place in my heart. They’re the ones left behind when all their puppies find homes.
Now in much lighters news..
I want to give a special shot out to Dooce & Glogirly (and many others) for their inspiring use of the modesty patch. Modesty patches on pets = a good laugh, at least in my weird brain.
Now onto the real reason you’re here…
From the power of play to what it really means to own a dog, here’s my favorite dog articles of the week. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Favorite Dog Articles of the Week
The Power of Play: How Play Opened up a New World For My Fearful Dog
This times 100. It’s amazing what a little bit of play can do for your dog.
And if you’re interested in more ways to incorporate play into your dogs routine be sure to check out the rest of the great posts from this week’s Positive Pet Training Blog Hop.
Some Dogs Can’t Help Inhaling Kibble and Getting Fat — It’s in Their Genes
Interesting look at a new study that found Labradors seem to carry an obesity gene. The gene variation found in Labs is one of the same variations related to human obesity.
The History of Science in Animal Shelters
Insightful look at shelter statistics related to animal relinquishment, animal care, and the behavioral issues associated with many owner surrenders.
To Own a Dog
Philosophical look at the relationships we have with our dogs, what it really means to own one, and how we can benefit from treating our dogs as a friend.
Volunteers Fly More Than 95 Kill Shelter Dogs to Colorado
Beautiful example of what amazing work rescues do for animals in need.
Favorite Dog Video of the Week
As if I needed any more reasons to love Tegan & Sara even more…
Interesting experiment by Pedigree that found our dogs hearts beat in sync with ours.
Lauren Miller says
I absolutely love that first photo of Laika and thank you so much for featuring my post! <3