Monday, November 8, 2010

Tiny pooch stays warm and stylish in Michigan winters -

Tiny pooch stays warm and stylish in Michigan winters -

NOVA: Dogs Decoded: How smart are they...

There has been a lot of talk recently about one topic that I am fascinated by: the relationship between dogs and humans. It's been said that without dogs, humans would still be hunter/gatherers. Dogs co-habitate, travel and even work with us.

Inarguably, dogs have had a tremendous impact on our lives through the ages, and as that's unfolded - we've impacted the species as well. With the domestication of dogs, we've changed the very landscape of each breed.

On November 9, PBS will be presenting a program on NOVA called: Dogs Decoded - detailing the bond between canine and humans, past and present. What does the future hold for both species? We'll just have to see.

Lorrie Shaw is a regular pets contributor for and is also owner of Professional Pet Sitting, providing pet sitting services and dog walking in the areas of West Ann Arbor, Dexter and Chelsea. She welcomes your contact by e-mail.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Dog catches huge fish near Seattle, WA. Check out the video!

Did you see this? A resourceful dog - a chocolate lab named Honey - satisfied her penchant for fresh fish after the Skokomish river near Seattle, WA flooded. The fish were, as you can see, were frantically swimming across the roadway and Honey promptly sauntered over, picked up a salmon and took off with it. Check out the video.

While I was at it, I found some more video of a yellow lab having a ball on a fishing trip, too. Enjoy!

Lorrie Shaw is a dog walker and owner of Professional Pet Sitting, and is a regular contributor to's pet section with her blog, More Than Four Walls, where she also wrote the popular blog post, "Take your dog to work day, 2010: A tale of two local dogs". Reach her via e-mail and follow her on Twitter @psa2