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.
Acculturation – perception of breed differences in behavior of the dog.
Dogs recognize familiar faces from images.
From DogZombie: The star coat pattern in foxes: what does it have to do with tameness?
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.
Backyard Breeding is the Blight of the Horse Industry.
From Companion Animal Psychology: The street dogs of Bangkok.
From Border-Wars: Killing for a Myth.
Abandoned dog with crooked legs get second chance to walk again.
Brent from the KC Dog Blog: On imagery, adoption events and celebrating success.
Putting our best face forward.
Dog Training and Behaviour
From K9Pro: 10 Reasons to Crate Train Your Dog.
From Denise Fenzi: How to get a recall.
What is my dog trying to tell me?
Fun Dog Stuff
Run Walter Run! (video)
Norwegian association of the blind – could have been worse (video)
The Diagram of Dogs
The day ‘dog vomit’ slime mold invaded my front yard.
The Writer’s Dog: Brooks’ Books – Dogs to the rescue and giveaway.
Other Dog Stuff
Coyote vs greyhound: One man’s sport.
Experiment for treats (for dogs with dietary restrictions).
Fatal crash (for humans and canines) at Lake Boga.
Poor Shaggy didn’t turn out as expected.
Guide to buying a dog ethically.
Take it all off!
Campaspe Working Dogs.
Kitty Cams – What ARE our cats doing outside?
GoPro: Fireman Saves Kitten.
Raglan cat killings ‘annihilate’ local birdlife.
From SavingPets: Good one #WACatLaws!
Other Animal Stuff
A slaughterhouse nightmare: Psychological harm suffered by slaughterhouse employees and the possibility of redress through…
Heredity: Crash Course Biology #9
Behind the scenes of the red crab migration – Christmas Island 2012.
Personal Stuff – Dogs on Instagram
Couldn’t have a smaller couch.
It’s (almost) show time.
Rue tired after a day at the Royal.
Landy, if you’re hot, maybe don’t lay in the sun?
My Clover Bean.
Keira. 9 years old and available for adoption.
How many wrinkles can you count?
Had to buy this stupid card because it has a border terrier on it.
Personal Stuff – Non Doggy! (ish)
Tegan and Jesse’s Wedding.
RA&HS Archives at the AdelaideRoyal Show.
Australian Red Cross Centenary event!