A wonderful account!
A friend of the blog recently sent me the following; I quote:
How dogs became our best friend
There are plenty of reasons why we love our dogs – and now science has turned its eye on our furry companions to better understand why we can’t live without them. Animal expert Jules Howard joins host Krys Boyd to discuss advancements in dog research, what we know about dog cognition and emotion, and the decades of study that brought us to where we are today. His book is called “Wonderdog: The Science of Dogs and Their Unique Friendship with Humans.“Jules Howard
The friend included a link to the radio broadcast in which Jules Howard talked on Jefferson Public Radio and you can go there by clicking here and scrolling down the list of podcasts. It is just over 34 minutes long and you can find it from both the title and the date: NOVEMBER 23, 2022.
However, there is a longer video from Jules Howard on YouTube. It is 53 minutes long but, boy oh boy, Jules provides so much evidence that dogs are in tune with us in ways that one can hardly believe. Yes, he is sort of promoting his book Wonderdog but so what! So sit oneself down in an easy chair in front of your large screen and watch the following:
So let me close this post by repeating the introduction that I posted on November 4th that included the photograph of Oliver.
I love all our three dogs but Oliver, below, is so in tune with me that I swear he practically understands what I say!
What a beautiful gaze and something that Jules speaks of in his video
4 thoughts on “The wonderful history of dogs and humans!”
Dogs really are remarkable companions. As much as I love my other animals, the dogs have a way of interacting with us that’s very unique.
Welcome to Learning from Dogs, Ben, and, yes, you have hit the nail on the head regarding our dogs. They are, as you say, remarkable companions.
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