Talk to the Paw

There’s an interview with me, plus bonus comments from Emmy, over at Paw Talk:

Words of advice for fellow pet owners?

If you’re looking to get a dog, I’d recommend visiting your local animal shelter, as you can find lots of great dogs there. And take walks with your dog– every now and then, I see people who just leave their dogs penned up in the yard, and that’s just sad. Get out, see the neighborhood, and get a bit of exercise. Yeah, it’s a drag sometimes, especially when it rains, but it’s better for both of you.

Emmy: Treats. Lots and lots of treats. Also, don’t trust the squirrels. They’re up to no good.

They are, as the name would suggest, a pet-oriented site, but they’re starting to do more with science. In addition to talking to me and Emmy, they’ve recently posted an interview with fellow ScienceBlogger “Evil Monkey” (who is much nicer than the pseudonym would suggest. He’s a big ol’ softy, really…). They’ve also got an interview with Matt Young, lest you think this is all some product placement deal with Seed.

So go check ’em out. And watch out for those squirrels– they’re sneaky little buggers.


  1. #1 Gray Gaffer
    June 24, 2009


    When I was young my best friend shared life with a wonderful, large, golden retriever named Humphrey. They lived on the edge of Hampstead Heath, and Humphrey had full range outdoors. Squirrels fascinated him. At first. Then one he was sniffing reared up and swiped his nose, full claw action. Ever since, the sight of these 2 oz miniatures sent the 75 lb dog racing for cover.

    Squirrels. We could learn a lot from them.

  2. #2 Brandon
    June 24, 2009

    Holy crap, I didn’t know you were writing a book. The title automatically makes it the best book ever. I don’t know why you even bothered putting words in it.

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