Approximately every week, I make a post detailing the links I shared on my Twitter. I also use the Tweet of the Week to highlight my favourite link. This is the post where you get a cup of tea before you start and prepare yourself to waste an hour.
Tweet of the Week
The Notes From a Dog Walker blog posted a very thorough round up on why “It’s not how they’re raised” is a problematic mantra in many ways. The post is very well written and not a tiresome read at all, so just have a look yourself: “It’s not how they’re raised, it’s how dogs are managed that matters most“.
Just another RSPCA-critical story: Fox terrier Snoop is freed from death row in RSPCA backflip after they declared her ‘aggressive’.
Three from YesBiscuit! this week: “Op-Ed in OH Paper Misses the Mark“, “Mama Dog with Dead Leg Denied Needed Vet Care by MAS” and “Police Shoot Dog Restrained on a Chokepole“.
“Should we stop charging pet adoption fees?” asked the Dogged Blog.
SavingPets asked “What’s the most important No Kill program?” and “What’s your Christmas donation paying for really?“, and “Who’s for cats?” (on a man’s cat who was killed on intake to the Lost Dog’s Home).
Regarding the same incident (cat killed on intake), “Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping“.
I love this initative: “Vets Get Scanning“. It encourages vets to scan all new animals for a chip, at their first consult.
Hayden’s Law – allowing animals to wait for reclaim in shelters longer, and requires shelters to be open at non-work hours (not just 9-5).
A YouTube ad from Oscar’s Law – Don’t buy puppies from pet shops.
From the Fearful Dogs blog, “Freedom to Try“.
Dogs in public: Lessons learned by doing (on service dog learning).
A post on canine vocalisation.
To lepto or not to lepto… (vaccination).
Casting Call for “I am the MAJORITY” Project (for pitbull owners).
Reducing Dog Bites
Other Dog Stuff
“What does your dog see?” on dog vision.
“Bitch, bitch, bitch! (now with extra snark)” – why having a multiple (entire) bitch household is not the sign of a puppy farmer.
It’s not secret that I love learning about stray or free-ranging dog behaviour, and so loved reading “Cur cognition: Do stray dogs have qualitatively different kinds of canine minds?“.
Fun Dog Stuff
Other Animal Stuff
Little Kittens (this should be the anthem of kitten season!).
In Memory of Sandra McLeod Humphry
It’s with sadness that I discovered that the author of the Kids CanDoIt! blog, Sandra McLeod Humphry, tragically passed away in a house fire. I have enjoyed reading her blog (even though it’s not a dog blog) and will miss the frequent updates.
Personal Stuff (Instagram etc)
Myrtle so pretty (not!).