It's an election year, and that means it's time for the ugliest sides of humanity to come trotting out, and not just in candidates' debates and ads or on Fox News. Thanks to the Interwebs, we now can also look forward to hearing about some less-than-noble sentiments shared in forwarded emails.
It said DOG on his food bowl, and because he showed no signs that he’d ever learn how to read or write, she decided that he must be dyslexic. So she called him GOD. God, like his considerably more famous namesake, was something of a mutt.
When Buster is snoozing, dreams of being Alpha Dog aren't flitting around in his brain, according to animal behaviorist John Bradshaw. The top-dog myth is just one of the erroneous memes we have about our best friend, writes the respected U.K. scientist, who goes on to argue that dogs are on the brink of a crisis. Dog lovers, read on. (more)
Just to prove that things aren't all bad in the world, here's a bit of uplifting news. The Japanese Coast Guard plucked a small dog from wreckage floating three miles at sea three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged the country's northeast coast.
A research team out of UCLA thinks it may have traced the pedigree of domesticated dogs back to their earliest origins, and the paw prints apparently lead to the general vicinity of the Middle East, instead of the East Asian region they'd previously targeted.
The first family showed off new puppy Bo on Tuesday. He's a Portuguese water dog, which appears to be a kind of mutant poodle with webbed feet. President Obama claims they are used to herd fish, though we'll believe that when we see it.