Apparently This Matters: This one dog in Charleston
Article from CNN:
‘How Dogs Love Us’ and ‘What the Dog Knows’
Article from New York Times:
Gregory Berns wasn’t sure if his pug Newton really loved him. Newton wagged his tail and gave kisses, but that wasn’t enough. Berns, a neuroscientist, wanted hard data. He also hoped to uncover “what makes for a strong dog-human bond” and how that might improve canine welfare. So he built a special M.R.I. machine, and trained dogs to lie still inside it, allowing him to study their brains. Though the results may seem obvious to dog lovers (that humans and dogs experience emotions similarly), they’re not a given for science. Berns’s book is a beautiful story about dogs, love and neurology that shows how nonhuman relationships are inspiring researchers to look at animals in new ways, for their benefit and ours.
Emaciated, abandoned dog on East Side rescued
The dog, a female, looked spry Friday as she got some exercise, but the effects of six weeks with no food or water were apparent as her bones stuck out and she favored one of her legs because her ligaments were weak from going so long without …
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