HUMANS RIGHTS — Marilyn Armstrong

I read an article a while back which announced with solemnity and more than a few pie charts, that dogs -- our dogs, your dogs, pet dogs -- don't like being hugged. Not merely do they not like being hugged and display measurable levels of stress when hugged, but they really hate being kissed and nuzzled. … Continue reading HUMANS RIGHTS — Marilyn Armstrong

A PET GOAT? – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Goats were the first livestock species to be domesticated, about 10,000 years ago. Scientists believe that dogs and cats can connect with humans because of changes in their brains over thousands of years of domestication and companionship with humans. Did goats experience the same brain evolution as dogs and cats? Researchers from Queen Mary University … Continue reading A PET GOAT? – BY ELLIN CURLEY

WHAT’S THAT SHMATAH YOU’RE WEARING? – Marilyn Armstrong

"How come Gibbs is wearing a coat in Arizona in the summer?" I was talking to Garry. It was an NCIS rerun. We watch a lot of reruns, though this new fall season of TV is shaping up better than I expected, so maybe there will be new shows to watch.   The question about … Continue reading WHAT’S THAT SHMATAH YOU’RE WEARING? – Marilyn Armstrong