dogs and babies 

Dogs and Toddlers Understand Gestures at Same Level

Dogs are just as smart as two-year-olds sometimes, according to a recent study. Photo: jupiterimages
It turns out that dogs are more like our children than we realize. Two studies have found that man's best friend possesses a two-year-old child's...

Siberian Girl Literally Raised By Cats and Dogs

A 5-year-old girl in Siberia was being raised by cats and dogs, according to police. Image:
Next time you tell your kids that they're acting like they were raised by wolves, you may want to reconsider that statement. A 5-year-ol...

Of dogs and babies

I am a little embarrassed to admit that Jordi was the center of our lives before Nolan came along. He really was. Jordi is a 72 pound Husky-Shepherd-maybe-wolf cross, a rescue dog from the wrong side of the tracks and we would discuss him in depth at...

Child fears: are they arbitrary?

I've always suspected that fears are provoked by the emergence of a situation associated with a bad memory in the past. I'm embarrassingly scared of masks, for example, and I think I can trace it back to a childhood birthday party where my friend's o...

Dog park manners

I'm a dog person. I adore canines. When I was pregnant with Nolan I feared that I wouldn't love my baby as much as my dog, and white-smocked men would come to my door declaring me an unfit Mother because I had more animal empathy than human infant e...

Baby image of the day: dog is my copilot

It takes time for a favorite pet to adjust fully to the existence of a new little human. Sometimes, I imagine, they never quite accept the altered reality. This was my family, I can imagine Ellie saying to herself as she sits on her bed, watching Bi...


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