This is a blog takeover today because I saw a book review!
Groucho Marx said: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, its too dark to read."
There is a review from Sunday's New York Times for a book called Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know here .
One thing that interests me the most is that Stella likes to look at my face and a little part of the review says that "An important variation from wolf behavior, dogs will look into our eyes. Though they have inherited some aversion to staring too long at eyes, dogs seem to be predisposed to inspect our faces for information, for reassurance, for guidance." This interests me because I am not a very chatty person with my pets, oh, I do talk to them somewhat, but Stella spends lots of time looking at me and she gives me the sweetest most loving face to face looks I can imagine.
I wonder if you all talk to your dogs a lot? This book says dogs love baby talk because it is different from the other sounds they hear and its just for them.
A friend who had a pair of cats said they followed her husband around constantly because he never stopped talking to them.
Perhaps because I am a deaf person, I really love silence. I don't like television, radio, people talk sound on all the time because I can't differentiate it. It becomes all one big blur of noise! Maybe both Stella and I need some baby talk! lolol
Cheers and hugs,
Jo, Stella's Mom