Self-awareness in animals is different according to species and mirrors. Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Dolphins, Elephants and Magpies are considered self-aware because they pass the ‘mirror test.’ They have what is considered a sense of “me-ness.” Since dogs don’t seem to recognize themselves, the scientific community up till have felt they lack self-awareness. But is that the case, or might they recognize themselves if another sense was used to determine this psychological make-up?
The ‘Dogs of Habersham (DOH) launched this past summer, in a pastoral residential community, just minutes from historic Beaufort, South Carolina. A neighborhood marked by old-world inspired architecture, Southern charm and spirit, the National Association of Home Builders awarded Habersham the ‘Best Neighborhood Design in America.'
If you’re a pet owner like myself, who is passionate about taking photos of your pets, you’ll be happy to know that ‘Google Photos’ just makes grouping them a lot easier. Launched in most countries this October, you’ll now be able to view photos of your cats and dogs now grouped alongside people.
Remember when IKEA arrived on the scene several decades back. Headquartered in the Netherlands, it took the world by storm with store openings throughout the U.S. in the mid-1980s. With their marketing positioning statement: “Your home is the most important place in the world,” it revolutionized the ‘easy-to-assemble” furniture industry. It’s eco-friendly simplicity attracted a wide-range of demographics both young and old, with affordable pricing that appealed to most family budgets.