B.R.A.G. MEDALLION WINNER

B.R.A.G. MEDALLION WINNER
B.R.A.G. MEDALLION WINNER

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

DOGS ARE PEOPLE, (AND HEROES) TOO


This was a great week for those of us who roll on 4 legs, and our human friends.  First, Elle a Pit Bull (yes, a pit bull!) was named 2013 'Hero Dog' by the American Humane Association. Making it even better, our friends and dog park pals, Megan Blake and Smiley were there to co-host the gala.
Megan and Super Smiley with last year's emcee, stage superstar Kristin Chenoweth
Then there was a moving piece in the Huffingtom Post about a woman who rescued a wounded Pit Bull and took to Craig's List to chide the dog's abusive former owners. Be advised, Kleenex necessary.
Mama Jade
Finally, in case you think I have a pit bull agenda (moi?) that runs toward saccharine, my hard-nosed 'dad, Lou asked me to include this story from the New York Times about Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist from Emory University whose work is proving what we've known since the first dog strolled into the first human encampment, that  DOG ARE PEOPLE, TOO. - "For the past two years, my colleagues and I have been training dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner — completely awake and unrestrained. Our goal has been to determine how dogs’ brains work and, even more important, what they think of us humans. Now, after training and scanning a dozen dogs, my one inescapable conclusion is this: dogs are people, too." (read the article & watch the video)
With Tanner and his girl, 'Lola' Mazza - Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets!

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I can’t find an email address. Can you email me so I can ask a question?
    –Shaye
    shayewalsh1@gmail.com

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