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Raising Wolves

Read about it in The Atlantic magazine online at http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/the-wolf-man/100448/ >>”Wolfspark Werner Freund is a wolf sanctuary spread over 25 acres in western Germany. It is home to 29 wolves — six distinct packs hailing from Europe, Siberia, Canada, the Arctic, and Mongolia…” There … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED where the term K9 or K-9 comes from? From “canine” you say…, so obvious. But there’s more to that question than meets the eye. Is it an acronym? No. Is it an initialism? No. Then, for … Continue reading

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Etymological Enquiries

A Dogged & Cynical Search for Word Origins By Don Messerschmidt While doing research for my book on Tibetan/Himalayan dogs a few years ago, I discovered interesting facts about words, including the etymology of English ‘dog’, Nepali ‘kukur’, and more. … Continue reading

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