The DogChannel Newswire (04-30-10)

Stamps push for dog adoption; book explores what it’s like to think like a dog; other news.

Posted: April 30, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Cat, Dog Stamps Push Adoption of Shelter Animals
The post office is holding out a friendly paw to dogs, and cats too. A new set of 10 first-class stamps featuring cheerful dogs and cats went on sale nationwide on Friday, designed to promote adoption of animals from shelters, The Associated Press reports.
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What It’s Like to Think With a Dog’s Brain
Groucho Marx once said, "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." His quip graces the opening page of "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know," a new book by cognitive scientist and psychologist Alexandra Horowitz that goes a long way to suggest what it's like to think with a dog's brain – to actually be a dog, ABC News reports.
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Dog Takes On Bed Bugs
In Philadelphia, like most major metropolitan areas, there is a growing problem with bugs that have been around longer than human history. Treating the pest problem isn't as simple as it once was. Meet Heidi: She's a dog specially trained to sniff out bed bugs before a human exterminator could find them, The Associated Press reports.
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Poll: A Third Say Pets Listen Better Than Spouses
A third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands, according to an Associated poll released Wednesday. Eighteen percent of pet-owning married men said their pets are better listeners than their wives, The Associated Press reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

5/2/2010 11:41:47 PM

Thanks for the links.

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

5/2/2010 5:22:04 PM

Thanks for the updates!

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Sue   Three Oaks, MI

5/2/2010 4:01:47 PM

Love Groucho's remark!!

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