The ‘Week in Tweets’ is name in the optimism that I will post a Twitter round up on a weekly basis. This sometimes happens, and sometimes (like this time) it doesn’t. As such, we have a pretty big tweet list here for you to get through. Maybe get a large coffee to go through this time.
Firstly, though, some bloggy news. I was wrapped when I received a phone call last month from Julie from the Master Dog Breeders and Associates telling me I had been nominated for the MDBA awards. Instantly, I thought of a puppy buyer from my early 2012 litter, and that they may have nominated me. My next though was that maybe one of my rescue dog adoptees had nominated me – that was an exciting prospect to. Then Julie tells me that it was this humble blog! And it was a stranger that made the nomination too. How cool is that! Thank-you so much, stranger. Your nomination means a lot to me.
On with the tweets!
Tweet of the Week
My favourite tweet is a little bit old, but I loved it when I first saw it, and I still love it now. It’s a Facebook linky to Fetching Dogs ‘How we assign a blend‘. I share it a bunch because it’s so true. And so well presented. Basically, having a ‘guess’ at what breed a dog is in rescue is not really useful. Can we get on with talking about how amazing this individual dog is?
Dog Rescue and Sheltering
From Saving Pets: Brisbane – two dogs killed for every one dog adopted.
Bingo small male crossbreed available for adoption (white and fluffy!).
Dog Breeds and Breeding
From Retrieverman: Working golden retriever vs border collie on a problem solving task and The bulldog: What is to be done?.
From Border-Wars: How linebreeding causes disease expression.
From Eileen and Dogs: How to give your dog a pill: several methods.
From DogStar Daily: Getting ready for the vets.
From Terrierman: The Billion Dollar Vaccine Scam.
And from Retrieverman again: Where do dewclaws come from?
Dog Research (and maybe research not about dogs but still relevant to dogs)
On epigenetics: The epigenetics of fear (from Dog Zombie) and Mice can ‘warn’ sons, grandsons of dangers via sperm.
Buy Dog Stuff
Name that cookie – dog cookies with dog names on it!
Other Dog Stuff
Regarding my 1,000-year-old dog (very nearly Tweet of the Week).
From Speaking For Spot: Needing to vent.
Child competes in ParAgility (video).
Other Animal Stuff