Category Archives: d*gs

Paper of the month: Postmodernists on “doggy bio-politics” as exemplified by Obama’s Water Dog Bo

You know what? I don’t care if the paper below was published is a predatory journal, or an obscure journal or whatever: it still gives scholars the opportunity go cite a publication on their curriculum vitae, thereby advancing their careers. I have no idea how Organization rates among scholars, but Wikipedia does suggest that it doesn’t […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard is back with some nice pictures from Idaho—and a video.  His captions and descriptions are indented: Cinnamon Teal, Spatula cyanoptera: Hairy Woodpecker, Leuconotopicus villosus: Sandhill Crane, Antigone canadensis: Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), king of the roost, and about as yellow as nature gets: Finally, a HUGE bumblebee that landed on the stripping skirt of my boat while […]

A Calvinist d*g

From the Babylon Bee (click on screenshot), which appears to be an underappreciated Onion-like site: The text: SEATTLE, WA—Responding to his owner Matt affectionately calling him a “good boy” for fetching a stick, local Calvinist canine Rupert reportedly reminded him that “according to the Scriptures, nobody is a good boy.” “We’ve been over this, Matt. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

As I’m home during the early morning, and thus limited to photos that just arrived. Today we have a short but sweet set of two from Stephen Barnard, who’s been AWOL for a while. First, a House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus): And then Deets, one of Stephen’s two Border Collies (the other is Hitch). As he says, […]

A newspaper-stealing coyote

A coyote in San Francisco (yes, they’re there) was found to be the source of missing newspapers that had been delivered but disappeared. The deliveryman then observed the coyote playing with the purloined papers as if they were toys. He managed to solve the problem, though, and guess how? Click on the headline to find […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember to send in your photos! We have some shots from a new contributor, Robert Ashton. His notes are below: Photos taken outside Beaumaris Castle, built at the very end of the 13th century. In #1 a female mallard duck [Anas platyrhynchos] and her duckling are in the foreground.  #2 is a close-up.  #3 is […]

Are dogs smarter than cats?

Yes, that’s the perennial question, and of course it depends on what you mean by “smarter”. Several people (mostly dog owners, of course) have sent me articles touting a recent finding that dogs are smarter than cats because they have more neurons in their brains. For example, this article reports a new article in Frontiers in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since we had an All Stephen Barnard Post, but I’ve accumulated enough photos to put one together (don’t forget to send me yours!).  Stephen’s notes are indented: This was sent to me after I admired the photo of Deets the D*g on Facebook: You liked this on FB so I’m sending […]

Best Halloween costume?

It’s not draping a human, really, but this photo, sent to me by reader Janet, showed a truly original and hilarious Halloween “costume”. And who—except for d*gs—could find it offensive?

D*g thinks that the Moon is her ball

Normally I’d put this video up to make fun of d*gs, but I’m feeling charitable here in Ivy Land, so let’s just say this is a fun video in which a canid mistakes the moon for her ball—a ball that she thinks has been thrown upwards and has stuck in the sky: