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    Who’s a clever dog? Scientists study secrets of canine cognition | Dogs

    It’s a cold winter’s day, and I’m standing in a room watching my dog stare fixedly at two flower pots. I’m about to get an answer to a burning question: is my puppy a clever girl? Dogs have been our companions for millennia, domesticated sometime between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago. And the bond endures: according to the latest figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers Association 33% of households in the UK have a dog. But as well as fulfilling roles from Covid detection to lovable family rogue, scientists investigating how dogs think, express themselves and communicate with humans say dogs can also teach us about ourselves. And so I…

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    Woman Says She Searched 8 Days Before Pet-Sitting Company Said Her Dog Died

    A woman said she spent days searching for her dog after it went missing under a Wag walker’s care. Liz Giorgi said she was only told her dog Fran had died after she searched for eight days. Wag, an app that connects pet owners to independent walkers and sitters, has had controversy before. Loading Something is loading. A startup founder whose dog went missing under the care of the pet-sitting company Wag said she was told her pet had died after spending eight days searching for the pup. Liz Giorgi, the CEO of the video and photo studio Soona, tweeted on Thursday that Wag delivered the news to her with…

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    Can My Dog and I Be Forced to Use the Service Elevator?

    Q: I live in an Upper West Side condo with many rent-stabilized apartments. A few weeks ago, all the residents — both renters and owners — received a threatening letter from the managing agent saying that the board can impose fines on tenants if they take their dogs outside through the lobby. Instead, we must use a service elevator and exit through a long service hallway, both of which are often full of obstructions because they’re used by contractors and maintenance workers. Tenants must carry their dogs in the elevator now, too. Are these rules and fines legal? A: This is the kind of rule that is not uniformly enforceable,…

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    Woman Says Dog Died on Southwest Flight As Not Allowed Out of Carrier

    A woman says her dog died on a Southwest flight because crew wouldn’t let him out of his carrier. Courtney Cipar believes Charlie suffered from heatstroke and a seizure, and plans to sue the airline. Southwest Airlines told TMZ that it’s the airline’s policy that pets must remain in their carriers. Loading Something is loading. A woman says her dog died during a recent Southwest Airlines flight after cabin crew refused to let her take him out of his dog carrier, as TMZ first reported on Tuesday.  The passenger, Courtney Cipar, told the outlet she is an X-ray technician and traveled across the US with her 3-year-old support dog, Charlie,…

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    Archaeology: Funerary complex dating back up to 2,000 years dug up in Rome included a dog statue

    Excavations in Rome have uncovered an ancient burial complex that held an intact ceramic funerary urn containing bone fragments and a terracotta dog’s head statue. Archaeologists were called in after workers laying pipes for utility firm Acea on the Via Luigi Tosti in the city’s Appio Latino quarter came across the buried tombs. They would have once lined the Via Latina (literally, the ‘Latin Road’) which was one of the earliest-lain Roman roads and that runs south-east out from the old city walls. Adjacent to the tombs, the team’s excavations also uncovered the remains of a young man who appeared to have been buried in the bare earth.  According to the experts, the…

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    SPCA of Wake County seeks special family to love on dog dying of cancer :: WRAL.com

    By Heather Leah, WRAL multiplatform producer Raleigh, N.C. — Just in time for the New Year, and within only a few days of Christmas, The SPCA of Wake County granted the final wish of a 10-year-old rescue dog with cancer. Earlier in the week, they had posted a plea on Facebook, seeking a loving family to ease the final days of Joyanna, who had been surrendered to the shelter because of a volleyball-sized mammary tumor, which has metastasized to her lungs. “Joyanna has spent her whole life outside and wasn’t given much attention,” wrote the SPCA of Wake County in a post. “We don’t know exactly how long she has,…

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    $3K worth of gifts replaced with dog food in woman’s luggage

    At least all the dogs in her family will appreciate this woman’s devastating debacle. Upon returning home from a recent trip to Europe, a New Hampshire woman said she was horrified to find all the pricey gifts she’d purchased had been replaced with an assortment of borderline trash — including dog food — while she was in transit.  While in Italy and France this holiday season, Gina Sheldon did all of her Christmas shopping, loading up her luggage with more than $3,000 worth of lux gifts for her loved ones.  “I had bought these really cute leather wristlet band purses that I had bought to give to various family and…