Posts Tagged ‘Minnow’

Minnow Muses Part II

Minnow Muses Part II

Posted by Pia

As promised, more of Minnow’s musings on the snow and related activities!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Minnow Muses About This Thing Called Snow...

Minnow Muses About This Thing Called Snow...

Posted by Pia

Martha’s mini pal Minnow may be a mere 4 pounds, but she has plenty to say about the wonders of winter…
Be sure to check in next week as Minnow continues her musings on that fancy white fairy dust we humans call snow!
In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Minnow Takes Gold- Part II

Posted by Pia

As promised, more details and never-before-seen photos from our exclusive interview with Minnow, Gold Medal winner in this year’s Summer Fur Games…
Minnow’s win is a testament to millions of loyal animals who end up homeless and hoping to be adopted in U.S. shelters every year.
We feel so very fortunate to have Minnow on our Daily …

Summer Fur Games- Minnow Takes Gold!

Summer Fur Games- Minnow Takes Gold!

Posted by Pia

Our very own Minnow took gold this week in the curiously under publicized, Summer Fur Games. While refusing to do interviews with other media outlets, it’s no surprise that Minnow made an exception for her Daily Wag family!
Minnow’s dedication to her cause and her rather Zen assessment of teammate McKayla, with whom so …

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?

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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

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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

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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 …

Training Humans 101- Lecture 1

Training Humans 101- Lecture 1

Posted by Pia

While we are often programmed to think that we humans are the ones shaping the minds of our fur kids- much of the time, it is just the opposite. Our animal companions are actually quite brilliant teachers-many are in fact tenured at Ivy League Dog Parks across the nation. The canine approach to …