Robert Mayer

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”There’s a treasure trove in the sparks and snarks of Oscar Wilde. Some I’ve used in my email signatures, such as: “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.” This rings true for any writer. Another great call of our Wilde: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Now that’s poetry. Occasionally I find such a line that teases the urge…

Jessie Farris

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”As I switched on the TV to a movie channel, I saw the movie Marley and Me being shown there. I have seen this movie many times and never get tired of watching again again. it is the same with another beautiful dog movie called Hatchiko. Both these movies start with usual antics of a puppy, and then goes on to document each and every stage of their growing up, their naughty behaviour, there unconditional love for the owners, who sometimes get…

Charlie Waite

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”Moving out to Colorado for school has been one of the best choices I could have made, not just because Colorado is a gorgeous state, but because the opportunities have been unlike those I’ve ever found. Here at DU we have the Animal Assisted Social Work certificate that you can pursue during your second year, which I am now doing and interviewing for internships where I would be able to use animals in a clinical setting. One of the ways that I will be able to do that is…

I am always your friend

When your friends talk about their problems, you are willing to help. You offer your help. When you are having problems, you may mention them, and no one offers to help. You may not ask for help. Most people don’t think to offer help. Most people also don’t think to ask for help. When people ask for help, it’s ok to say no if you don’t want to help. When you ask for help, understand that no one is obligated to say yes. When you help people, you are internally keeping score. You are thinking that this person now owes…

Hi! My name is Tommy

That means we will be more intimate from now on, just like friends are! Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Tommy and this is the only name I intend to answer to, because pet is far too condescending for a pet of my standing!There are many examples of organisational systems in nature. From the self-organisation of molecules to form crystals, or entrancing displays of a murmuration of starlings, to the stigmergic communications of ants and the growth of a whole animal from just two starting cells.


Scientific studies prove that dogs can read human emotions through our facial expressions. When a dog loves someone, they often raise their eyebrows—the left one more than the right—so greeting your dog with raised eyebrows and a relaxed smile tells your dog how happy you are to be reunited.


While staring down a dog in a forceful manner will spark aggression, when a dog gives you long, lingering eye contact, it’s a way of saying “I love you.” A recent study shows that oxytocin, the ‘love chemical,’ goes up in both dogs and humans when they share a kind gaze.

Alica Levine

Dogs rely on facial expressions and body language to communicate. The better you understand how your dog feels, the better you’ll be able to empathize and bond with them.

Love me love my dog

This is an admonition that anyone contemplating cohabitation with a dog owner should take to heart. I expected that it was likely to be a recent line; it seems so apt for the “me” generation. Little did I guess it would turn out to be centuries old. John Heywood usually gets the nod for this formulation somewhere in the 1500’s, but it seems as if the origin is even older.reference 1 An earlier version, “Who loves me will love my dog also,” is attributed to St. Bernard. This would actually be a translation from the Latin, “Qui me amat, amet…