Dog Stories

As I scanned the shelves of old books from our family’s collection in my brother’s study, I spotted “The Fireside Book of Dog Stories.”  I had vague memories of it from childhood and was in the mood for reading shorter pieces about dogs, so I borrowed it.  Turns out this …

Fifteen Dogs, an Intriguing Book

I recently finished reading Fifteen Dogs, by Canadian author André Alexis.  This thoughtful book uses dogs given ‘human intelligence’ to explore questions of thought, feeling, life and death, and other aspects of what it means to be human or canine.  I would recommend it to all philosophically inclined readers, not just for dog lovers. …

Info from Family Dog Project Seminar

Service dogs at the seminar I really enjoyed the broadcast on research at the Family Dog Project in Budapest.  In addition to onsite attendees, hundreds of viewers attended from around the world.  A dozen presenters gave summaries of their recently published research.  The seminar was divided into sections, beginning with What …

Nuremberg Dogs

Our first stop in Europe was Nuremberg, Germany, infamous as a Nazi center of activity and for the trials of Nazi war criminals, but a lovely city to visit today.  We happened to visit at the opening of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival.  This city is using its dark …