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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.'
These days you can hardly turn on the news without hearing about the devastating wildfires that are burning their way through California. Occasionally, amid all of the death and destruction, there comes the miraculous story of hope and survival. Like the story of Izzy, a Bernese Mountain Dog, in Windsor, California, who surprised her family by surviving a horrific wildfire that took everything else they owned.
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.
This past summer the Denver Zoo was keeping a little secret. Well, actually it was two little secrets. On September 29th they announced that twin baby red pandas had been born a month earlier to Faith and Hamlet, the adult red pandas living at the facility. They are absolutely adorable and they have taken the hearts of Coloradoans with their cuteness -- and their dilemma.