“I know it sounds complicated. We have never inhabited more than one human so far. Is it troublesome? Sure. Can we make a mess? Perhaps. But should we do it? We must do it, without a doubt!”, Isaac assured Pixie as her Spitz eyes grew with suspicion even more “You are telling me that you... Continue Reading →
In a modest but heartwarming photo exhibition, the passionate volunteers from Pawsome Enthusiasts yet another time tried to find forever homes for homeless dogs in Skopje.
From afar, it looked like a standoff. But that was far from what Isaac and Shark intended. This time, they needed all the help they could get from Pixie. Isaac was pleased with himself. He got Marshall's approval and Shark’s word to back him up if things go awry. But this wasn’t allowed to happen.... Continue Reading →
Understanding stray dogs is not easy, mostly because we don’t understand dogs and animals in general. Another reason is that we don’t fully understand ourselves and view the world from an anthropocentric perspective. Rather than being helpful, our human-centered approach is often an obstacle to understanding stray dogs. Although we think we know a lot about the stray dog behavior, we have plenty to learn, at least when facts and figures come into consideration.
But are dogs as susceptible to common EQ frailties typical for humans? Maybe it’s up to their upbringing or their species characteristics, but dog EQ is remarkably well developed.
If you have a Yorkie, a Chihuahua, or a Maltese, you may have noticed the weird behavior called small dog syndrome. Small dog syndrome (SDS) is about dogs with an attitude. Smaller breeds suffer from this syndrome which causes them to lose discipline, bark, jump on people, disobey orders, and cause all sorts of mayhem... Continue Reading →
Pixie noticed the two of them standing weirdly close to her own territory. She wasn't stupid. She knew that Isaac and Shark were up to something. Sitting so quiet for so long meant only one thing: they planned to trespass and she was determined to prevent that. Shark often provoked her just for fun. To... Continue Reading →
All he remembered was that one day, he woke up under the debris of an old building. He was cold, wet, and hungry. There was no sign of Matias. The neighborhood has completely changed. Everything was new. Squeal and Yelp weren’t there, neither any of the other friendly faces he knew and got along well on Matias’s farm. At first, he grew incredibly anxious. Left at the city outskirts city, he was frightened and lonely. Unfamiliar faces lurked from every corner. He met dogs that were growling and people that were cursing, some of them even kicking him for no reason.
Matias wasn’t happy to find Squeal, Yelp, and Shark all sloppy and covered in mud. But he was pleased that he could leave the corgi alone with the pigs without finding its sharp teeth in the pigs’ necks. As he would keep murmuring his usual set of warnings under his beard, he would turn his... Continue Reading →