About giving and getting
Kitten Therapy (details here)
This dog has learned more than 1000 words in 3 years.
More about Chaser (both of these articles are a bit old, but still interesting):
Chaser has her own Facebook page, if you want to see how she’s doing now.
And here’s a website with all the background, research, a photo gallery, and more.
For another topic about “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” see “Dogs, tricks, and trees that bend” from last year.
The Dodo is a website “for animal people”. If you love animals, you’ll find videos in three different categories: pets, farm animals, and wild animals.
Here’s the video I saw on Twitter yesterday that made me want to visit the site:
And speaking of shelter dogs, there’s a TV show on in the US called “Downward Dog”. Here’s the trailer. We can’t watch the series on the ABC site over here because of annoying international rights agreements, but maybe it’ll show up on Netflix Japan or Hulu Japan, if you’re using either of those to stream TV and movies.
Some common expressions in the English language came from falconry, via Shakespeare: