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Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Why cats are awesome

    Beyond their mischievous demeanor, regal stance, impressive agility and irresistible cuteness, cats are awesome for reasons that we often overlook or do not understand. To evoke a common stereotype about the animal, one can say they are simply… mysterious. The myths about the animal stretch back to ancient history when elegant felines were portrayed among Egyptian royalty and, more ominously, among rumored witches. But what does science have to say?

  • How to boost your dogs confidence

    As humans, we are no strangers to confidence issues. What is less familiar is the animal expression of the problem. Indeed, many pets suffer from lack of courage, but owners don’t always know how to address them. The nature of confidence issues in dogs is diverse. Causes can range from severe trauma, like an abusive past, to more subtle sources, like environmental cues. Dogs also express their lack of confidence in myriad ways, from shyness to physical submission in facing a threat.

  • Do dogs have empathy?

    The most adorable video to have graced the internet in a long time demonstrates once again how awesome dogs are. It shows a remorseful puppy, after taking one of his infant owner’s precious possessions, showering a crying baby with mounds of her favorite toys. The pup’s desire for atonement illustrates his high level of attunement with his human family.

  • Do dogs dream?

    In mysticism, science and everyday life, dreams are invariable in the fascination they inspire. Thanks to research, we now have a better understanding of sleep and its physiological underpinnings, but existential questions still abound. When it comes to animals, especially our cuddly canine friends, the same wonderment arises.

  • How cats can help explain Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

    Darwin’s theory of evolution explains how organisms evolve-- from simple and unsophisticated, to more elaborate and robust beings. This theory essentially centers on adaptiveness from a genetic perspective. It is the most widely accepted interpretation for the genesis of our species and provides interesting arguments for why living creatures do what they do.

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