Weekend Diversion: Unlikely Friendships

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.” –Alice Walker This weekend — perhaps inspired by the growing friendship between our new dog and our old one — I’ve got a surprising find … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Unlikely Friendships

Weekend Diversion: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” –Mark Twain While it’s hard to imagine for me now that I have one, there are plenty of people out there who have never known the rewards and joys … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Weekend Diversion: Painting Animals to look like other Animals

“Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” –Pablo Picasso As an animal lover, like others here on scienceblogs, as well as a big fan of Halloween costumes, it’s probably unsurprising that a good, creative animal costume will crack me up. Dressing animals like other animalsĀ is practically … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Painting Animals to look like other Animals