I meant to post this for yesterday's blog but was on the road all day and just remembered this morning ... so here is a link to a fascinating New York Times story on the latest research into how dogs think. The focus of the piece is on Dr. Brian Hare of Duke University, who is also the chief scientific officer of "a new company called Dognition, which produces a Web site where people can test their dog’s cognition, learn about their pets and, Dr. Hare hopes, supply him and his colleagues with scientific data on tens of thousands of dogs."
I thought you would enjoy reading this if you haven't already.
I took Wilbur to Burlington yesterday for surgery to remove a small growth on his head. The surgery went well, and his blood pressure had finally hit the target we were looking for, so the little tyke is doing just great. We got back late yesterday afternoon.
Shelter Challenge Contest -- Please Vote for the Farm!
The latest Shelter Challenge started Monday, January 7 and ends on April 28. Grand prize in this round is $10,000, $3,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place, plus $1,000 for weekly winners and $1,000 for state winners. There are also other categories ... please see the Shelter Challenge website for details.
*** You will find us listed as Rolling Dog Farm. The state is NH for New Hampshire. ***
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We just won $1,000 as a weekly winner in the current contest, and thousands more in the previous contests. The Shelter Challenge really does bring in a lot of money for the animals here!
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