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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 …

Off to the Races?

Off to the Races?

Posted by Francesca

Sharkey and I went to visit our friends, the donks, and we found them running around in their paddock.  We got to wondering who ran faster, donkeys or Frenchies?  What we didn’t expect was that Billie, the spotted one, was so full of facts.

It's Currant Season!

It's Currant Season!

Posted by F&S

On yesterday’s blog, we told you about the strawberries growing in our strawberry patch.  It turns out that many of you readers simply love strawberries.  Well, how many of you know about currants?  Currant season closely follows when strawberries are ripe, and wouldn’t you know it, we Frenchies know a thing or two about these …

Strawberries!!!

Strawberries!!!

Posted by F&S

It’s becoming berry season at the farm and that usually means a bountiful harvest.  We Frenchies noticed that the strawberries, the first berries to ripen, were ready to be picked.  Strawberries are so pretty and sweet smelling and really, who can resist?

The Mounting Blocks at the Farm

The Mounting Blocks at the Farm

Posted by Sharkey

Now that Francesca’s eye is back to normal, she certainly has a lot to catch up on around the farm.  The other day, she found out about the new storage building that’s under construction and I also told her about the stonework project that’s going on.  And speaking of stones, we decided to have a …

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 …

An Eye-Opening Experience for Francesca!

An Eye-Opening Experience for Francesca!

Posted by Francesca

Well, it’s been quite a long ordeal, but I finally had that blasted button removed and my eye is now wide open and all healed.  I was taken to the veterinarian last Friday, but a small and unexpected problem was encountered.  I just hope I never get another corneal ulcer!

My Extraordinary Father, Maddox

My Extraordinary Father, Maddox

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

My father, Maddox, is a real champion, who just won a very special trophy, the President’s Trophy for Breeder of Best of Breed.  His breeder, of course, is Karen Tracy of Liontamer-Pazzazz Chows.  This trophy was first presented in 1982.  You must win three times, in order to keep the trophy and no one, except …

G.K. Talks to Rinze

G.K. Talks to Rinze

Posted by Ghenghis Khan

On Wednesday’s Daily Wag, the Frenchies explained about some of the ways that we dogs manage to stay cool during hot weather.  I, G.K., decided to leave the coolness of the kitchen’s marble floor and venture outdoors to see what I could see.

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
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