Category Archives: Dogs

Do Animals Get Depressed?

I re-read William Styron’s 1991 “tale of horror,” Darkness Visible about his deep depression in the 1980s. I could not help thinking, as I was reading, the big cats don’t get depressed… sharks don’t get depressed… elephants don’t get depressed. … Continue reading

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Dogs and Language

Homo homini lupus is Latin for “man is a wolf to man.”  What is this supposed to mean?  Presumably that wolves kill each other exactly as do men.  Or that wolves kill humans as humans kill humans.  But wolves kill … Continue reading

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Do we really know anything about intelligence in dogs or humans?

Yesterday I visited a friend whose backyard garden always enchants me: there are doves flying free who come back to their dovecote in the giant Pohutakawa tree; she has two ultra-tame chickens running free (there are no native mammals in … Continue reading

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