Friday 23 August 2013

Depression in dogs

A quarter of Britain's dogs are suffering from depression because of the stress of being left alone while their owners are at work, a new study has found.  Dogs whose owners work particularly long hours or are way from home for long periods display particularly visible signs of distress – including pacing, spinning on the spot, howling, defecating and even self-harming.
Dr John Bradshaw explained if dogs are trained to interact with humans, they can then find it difficult when they don't have that interaction during the working day.
He explained: "Dogs have a very powerful link to humans. You can train a dog to do all sorts of things and understand our gestures.”
A documentary on the subject will be shown on Channel 4 later this year.

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Baby and dog

I could not resist putting this picture on my blog.  I was listening to the Today program on BBC Radio4 this morning and so much rubbish was talked about these newly released pictures of the royal baby, I turned the radio off.  They were critising "the amateurish quality of the pictures.  Mr Middleton should not harbour ambitions of becoming a photographer.   Why is the dog in the picture?  Too much sunlight in the background."
Ozzy is in all our family phtographs.  He is very much part of the family. 
Is it not nice to have a natural, non photoshopped snap?
A normal family with a baby and the family dog.
I think they are great and we should have more.