Monthly Archives: May 2013

Your Pet Dog & Human Health – Good or Bad?

Photo courtesy of “When you bring a dog into your house, you are not just bringing a dog, you are also introducing a suite of dog-associated taxa [bacteria and other organisms] directly into your home environment, some of which … Continue reading

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“The phrase “dogs of war” evokes the unleashing of fury and violence, but dog-loving Melbourne artist Peter Wegner has won the Gallipoli art prize by depicting the softer side of canines in combat. “His ‘confronting’ oil painting shows a dog … Continue reading

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BLACK FLAME, a novel from Tibet

Black Flame – a novel by Gerelchimeg Blackcrane (trans. by Anna Holmwood). Reviewed by Susan Elworthy for As an owner and fancier of many lines of various backgrounds of Tibetan Mastiff (European, Chinese, Tibetan from Yushu), this has been … Continue reading

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This is ‘Bella’, a 2-year old Bernese Mountain Dog from Nova Scotia, who saved her owner from a house fire. (Photo from “For more than four decades, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame™ has honoured an elite group of … Continue reading

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Dog Trots Globe: To Paris & Provence by Chula Wula D’Augue, as barked to Sheron Long. Reviewed by Gustav Schreiber for This book provides aficionados of both travel and dogs a unique approach both to travel-and-dog writing, as told … Continue reading

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Dawa’s Story as Allegory…

‘Dawa, the Story of a Stray Dog in Bhutan’ by Kunzang Choden. Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt. al·le·go·ry, noun. A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. (Oxford Dictionary) … Continue reading

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A Quest for the Authentic

‘Big Dogs of Tibet and the Himalayas: A Personal Journey‘ by Don Messerschmidt (Orchid Press 2011). Book cover design by Hans-Dietrich* Review by Daniel Taylor This remarkable book is worth reading—even if a reader is not particularly interested in big … Continue reading

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