Category archives for dog

Unlikely Friends

Get a room… Special thanks to Hydia Blobinson for forwarding this along!

The folks at PNAS have been biting their nails to the quick, anxiously awaiting the release of their groundbreaking news- Mutts are more genetically diverse than purebreds! The article had been under embargo until yesterday, forcing the researchers and journal editors to keep the valuable information under wraps. “I had a really hard time not…

Cornholing with Izzy and Mathman

In the Midwest they have a game called “cornhole” which involves throwing bean bags into holes in boards. Growing up on the East Coast, cornhole had a completely different meaning, but living in Chitown for three years now, I am doing my best to blend in. As a patron of the arts, I recently had…

Animals Getting Along Spendidly

Get out your Kleenex, wimps. Thanks, Berkery for forwarding this along.

Wii Kills Dog, Then Dog Recovers

We’re not going to go to in depth into this story, but it’s worth a read. Click for the Channel 9 News On Your Side report! NVDH…the man!

Mathman Goes Under the Knife

I took this pic of my dog Mathman in the vet’s office last week just minutes before his neutering. He clearly knew what was in store…

The Evolution of Yarn

There’s no interesting news. It appears all the world’s animals have finally been discovered, their strange mating behaviors documented, and their interest in acting all crazy for YouTube evaporated. But we are undaunted. We will make the logical transition and become a knitting blog. Once again, we bring you critters from Mochimochi Land complete with…

Fascinating video from the PBS special, Dogs that Changed the World, on the changes that took place when foxes were bred for tameness in the former Soviet Union. This was originally posted on Greg Laden’s Blog but I had to repost it here.

Our cute Raccoon Dog post (directly below this one) just took a turn for crudeness and hilarity. Thanks to the combined efforts of readers Hypatia and pough, we now know that #1 – Raccoon dogs are known in Japanese folklore to have the magical ability to expand their scrotums and #2 – we got our…

Raccoon Dog

Sometimes there is no news. Sometimes we have to tell you about dog sweaters. Today we will tell you about the Raccoon Dog. The Raccoon Dog is a member of the canid family but is not a true dog. It is called a raccoon dog because it bears a superficial resemblance to a raccoon. It…