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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A book review and an Aire-do

We just finished Animal Wise, by fellow Oregonian Virginia Morell.

Did you know that earthworms make decisions and chimps grieve? That some dogs have thousand-word vocabularies and that birds practice songs in their sleep? That blue jays plan ahead and moths remember living as caterpillars? From ants, elephants, and wolves, to sharp-shooting archerfish and pods of dolphins that rumble like rival street gangs, Morell uses her formidable gifts as a storyteller to transport us to field sites and laboratories around the world. She explores how this rapidly evolving, controversial field has only recently overturned old notions about why animals behave as they do. She probes the moral and ethical dilemmas of recognizing that even “lesser animals” have cognitive abilities such as memory, feelings, personality, and self-awareness—traits that many in the twentieth century felt were unique to human beings.

We enjoyed the book very much. Of course, we already knew how smart dogs are...Duh!
But, now we have a new found respect for fish and ants.

If you would like to read this book, please mention it in your comment and we will have a drawing on March 14th and pass it along to the winner!

While mom was reading....Stanzie and I had a "Spa Day".
Wyatt Before

Wyatt After

Stanzie Before

Stanzie After

I feel smarter now!

Happy Reading,


  1. I'd love to read that book! You two look memorable!!

  2. Great review!
    And of course you two look gorgeous!
    Kisses and hugs

  3. Wow! You two cleaned up quite nicely!


  4. The book sounds interesting!! You both look FABULOUS!!

  5. I love to read and be read to. Especially with the little peeps. And you two clean up real good. Woo Woo.

  6. Sounds like a book every human should read. It's on my list, for sure!

    You and Stanzie ALWAYS look bee-wooooooooo-tiful!

  7. WOW!! That is quite a new Doo!! But you two look wonderful!!

    Jazzi and Addi

  8. You look smarter in your new do! Yup we would like to read about smart animals too, bet they don't tell stories about smart chickens, cause we know there are no smart chickens, at least not at our house! We keep talkin to em but they don't answer us!
    Woody and Bee Butt Penny

  9. Sounds like a great book. Love the Aire-doos.....BOL! We're laughing at your term, not your new looks.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  10. Pretty amazing results from the spa day Wyatt, you and Stanzie do scrub up well.
    Gail thinks the 'Animal Wise' book sounds fascinating and would love to be enetered for the draw, if UK residents are permitted.
    Toodle pip!

  11. Happy reading to you too. Yikes we don't do spa day but you are both looking good. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. We just had a spa day too! Don't you both feel so much cooler and have so much more energy? We do!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  13. Oh my gosh - Stanzie looked HUGE before her grooming and now she look like a sweet little girl again :) You both are looking adorable and all ready for spring. That does sound like a fascinating book - one the Mom would love to read - she loves filling her head with weird facts.

  14. That is a great review Wyatt! I'm gonna have to put it on my list!
    Oh, you guys look FABulous indeed!!! (and you didn't have to wait 2 weeks to get your snooter finished!!! I gotta go to your groomer!! Ma sucks!)
    Butts, I thinks you looks smarts either way!

  15. The book does sound interesting and momz sez if we win she will read it to me

    You two look like entirely different dogs after your spa day...they took enuff furs to make a whole 'nother dog BOL! But of course you both look very handsome