Entries from the ‘Adoption’ Category

Summer Snaps...

Summer Snaps...

Posted by Pia

Hey there Daily Waggers-
As you know, I’ve been in Sweden visiting family and meeting lots of amazing critters along the way… I’ve been having so much fun snapping shots to share with all of you! Sweden has some very animal friendly street signs -and otherwise whimsical images- that I thought you DWaggers would appreciate…
I …

Summer Fur Tour...

Summer Fur Tour...

Posted by Pia

Ok, so I’ve taken lots and lots of photos while visiting Sweden! Needless to say the majority of them are of Scandinavian pooches we’ve seen in our travels… While we didn’t formally meet the canine’s in today’s gallery, I decided to hazard a guess as to their respective names…
Let me know your thoughts on …

Vov Vov from Sweden...

Vov Vov from Sweden...

Posted by Pia

Ha! That’s how you say Woof Woof in Sweden! Thank goodness I now know how to properly greet the mini 4-legged vikings i’ve been meeting here!
Mjau Mjau is how you say Meow Meow…although I suspect the translation of that for my canine readers might be ‘Yawn Yawn,’ or ‘Borrrrring…”
Anyhooo…. Many of you …

Hot Stepper!

Hot Stepper!

Posted by Pia

Ever witness a human casually scamper across their driveway, sans sandals, on a hot summer day? Suddenly that care free stride becomes quite the dramatic interpretive dance- complete with colorful narrative and some spirited thrashing about.
Now consider the effect of that sweltering heat on 4 feet rather than 2 and with little idea …

Phooey for Fireworks!

Phooey for Fireworks!

Posted by Pia

All I have to say is, don’t get me started about fireworks….
Imagine suddenly hearing them and having no idea what they are… now add flashes of light that seem much like lightening and the occasional oohs, ahhhs and screams of humans as they go off. Scary!
Additionally, even though fireworks are illegal in many places, there …

Training Humans: Midterm - Squeaky toys prohibited during testing

Training Humans: Midterm - Squeaky toys prohibited during testing

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s class: The midterm exam is really more of an exercise than it is a test. Today’s photo gallery offers a variety of ambiguous facial expressions and situations. Students are to provide captions for as many of the photos as possible.
There are no right or wrong answers. …

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Who invented creativity?

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Who invented creativity?

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s lecture: Creativity: Deconstructing the human claim that they invented “Creativity.” While humans claim that the capacity for creativity, as well as the use of tools and symbolic communication, is theirs alone, an extensive and readily available body of evidence exists to refute this self-aggrandizing assertion. Please turn your attention to …

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Silliness

Training Humans 101- Special Topics: Silliness

Posted by Pia

Welcome to this week’s lecture. As a reminder, My name is Dr. Minnow Salk. I am with you on my sabbatical, taking over this summer course for Dr. Pia. Today’s topic- Silliness: A critical look at human silliness deficit disorder (HSDD)- is no laughing matter. The human ability to exhibit …

Training Humans 101-Special Topics: Resourcefulness

Training Humans 101-Special Topics: Resourcefulness

Posted by Pia

Welcome to Lecture 3. We have completed the overview portion of our course and will now delve into Special Topics- a more specific, in-depth exploration of important skills that non-human animals need to teach their humans. Please turn your attention to this week’s ‘Paw Point’ Presentation. Today’s special topic: Resourcefulness
Please be sure to submit …

Training Humans 101- Lecture 2

Training Humans 101- Lecture 2

Posted by Pia

Welcome to Lecture 2…
You can relax as we will not be having a quiz today. Please turn your attention to the ‘Paw Point’ Presentation below for more examples of the companion animal approach to teaching their humans…
Please be sure to email me your first essay assignments by class time next week (pia@drpiasalk.com). Details can …