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Now For Something Completely Different,

As they used to say on Monty Python.  An old saying  “when pigs fly”  was a sarcastic way of saying something was impossible and ridiculous.  But what about “when dogs fly”  Well, dogs don’t  have wings either, but can they learn to … Continue reading

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The Big Shut Up Coming Soon!

  The Boston Terrier you see in the picture above is named Eden Forever.  She is owned by Cedric Florian who also took the picture of her. One  of the important characters in my novella, The Big Shut Up, is also a … Continue reading

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Coming Soon!

My latest book:  a novella.  More to come.

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Is your personality Type A or Type B?

I remember this idea as a big deal in psychology quite a few years back.  Two doctors in the 1950’s — Meyer Friedman and Ray Rosenman — said there were psychological and personality traits that doubled the risk of heart … Continue reading

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Dogs and Learning: a followup to Cats and Learning

Last year, or more specifically, October 21, 2013,  I wrote a post titled “Cats and Learning,”   here’s the link.  It featured a video by Matt Hirst of his cat and dog trying to make a jail break through a … Continue reading

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Tara the amazing cat

I’m sure by now most of you have seen the amazing video of Tara the cat.  Tara and her family live in Bakersfield, California.  The neighbor’s dog, an 8 month old  Lab-Chow mix, attacked the little boy.  Tara sprang seemingly … Continue reading

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Babar’s Boogie Woogie — Updated

Well, I’ve shown you singing and piano playing dogs and lock picking cats.  Now, it’s time for Peter the  piano playing elephant.  He certainly has soul, even if a trunk makes it difficult to play piano.  Notice how he is … Continue reading

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Cats and Learning

Some might conclude from my lack of posts about cats that I’m not interested in cats.  Far from it, indeed my latest novel The Catrobat, features a cat.  Some people claim that you can’t train cats.  Not true, but you … Continue reading

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Pike’s Dog. My favorite “talking” dog. A true story.

Why  do  some  dogs learn to “talk?”   Dogs  normally  bark. Sometimes  they howl, most commonly when a fire truck siren  goes by.  A few special dogs learn to mimic human speech to sound like they are “talking.”  These dogs … Continue reading

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Can Dogs learn to “Talk?”

I’ve shown on these pages dogs who learned to play pool, learned to sing, and play the piano.  But what about talking or speech?  Obviously, there are limits.  I think it depends on the breed and the individual dog.  Some … Continue reading

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