Barking is an important part of canine communication. Many people interpret barks as a threatening sound, meaning something like, “Back off, I bite!” This is not the case, as science and history reveals. The wild canines that eventually evolved into domestic dogs were initially attracted to humans because our primitive ancestors used to throw the leftover parts from their kills in dumps around the edges of settlements.
Sometimes it is the observation of small, every day behaviours that leads to an increased understanding of how dogs think and behave. I was reminded of this when a friend gave me a gift. It was a boxed set of selected episodes from the “Lassie” television show, which ran from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s, during which a handsome Collie shared adventures with several different families in various settings and situations.
Aging gracefully is a talent, and we only need to look to our furry friends to learn how it is done. I watch Theo, now in his middle age, make a party out of seemingly mundane moments. With him, there’s always a sense of curiosity, an eagerness to explore and connect, and an appreciation for simple things. In fact, his carpe-diem-attitude towards life brings to mind our new friend, Louise. She’s yet another beautiful creature who reminds us, via her example, how to get the most out of every day.
I was recently interviewed by Rachel Rose, who is currently the poet laureate of the city of Vancouver. She is also author of a marvelous book "The Dog Lover Unit: Lessons in Courage from the World’s K9 Cops”. The interview can be found at https://bcbooklook.com/2018/02/03/going-to-the-dogs-3/
While raw meat based diets are becoming popular for dogs, new evidence shows that feeding dogs raw chicken leads to a massive increase in their risk of a serious paralytic disease http://bit.ly/2sc94cl
New data shows that poop eating in dogs is more common than you may think and that certain breeds of dogs are more susceptible to this behavior. It may have begun as an attempt to keep the den area clean. http://bit.ly/2BtFMFD
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".