The ‘Week in Tweets’ is name in the optimism that I will post a Twitter round up on a weekly basis. This time it was a bit longer than a week… It’s basically my ‘recommended reading’ list. A lot of reading to do, so get ready!
First, Clover performing a dancing demo at the Royal Adelaide Royal Show! She later went on to compete with this routine, and got a pass and first in her class!
Tweet of the Week
ThatMutt made a post called “Is it okay to love a pet that hasn’t been abused?“. It’s a great commentary on some of the frustrations I feel working in rescue. I post a 9 year old dog (great mellow older girl!) to have comments along the lines of ‘Who could dump a dog after 9 years of love?’ – not focussed on finding her a great new home. While this article doesn’t go into it, I also get frustrated where people describe behaviours from their pet and conclude that this is because of abuse or neglect (hot tip: it’s probably lack of socialisation). So this post is my tweet of the week this week.
This article was close to being my tweet of the week too: Genome of longest-living cancer: 11,000-year-old living dog cancer reveals its origin, evolution. Mostly because I have an uncanny interest in canine venereal disease.
From Stanley Coren (Psychology Today): Is a dog’s head shape related to his intelligence?
From RetrieverMan: The first dogs were derived from ancient European wolves.
Animal Rescue, Rehoming, and Sheltering
This one, from Wisconsin Watchdog, was also a close runner for Tweet of the Week: What MIGHT you accomplish if you let go of your fears? This article challenges groups hesitant to adopt out pets because of what might happen – and therefore prevent animals from going to new homes.
From Saving Pets: For those new to animal shelter reform.
From Companion Animal Psychology: The street dogs of Bangkok.
From Border-Wars: Killing for a Myth.
Brent from the KC Dog Blog: On imagery, adoption events and celebrating success.
Dog Training and Behaviour
From K9Pro: 10 Reasons to Crate Train Your Dog.
From Denise Fenzi: How to get a recall.
Fun Dog Stuff
Run Walter Run! (video)
Other Dog Stuff
Experiment for treats (for dogs with dietary restrictions).
From SavingPets: Good one #WACatLaws!
Other Animal Stuff
Personal Stuff – Dogs on Instagram
Personal Stuff – Non Doggy! (ish)