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Walking in the Paws of Others: Was It Love, Duty, or Sympathy That Motivated This Dog?

Or am I anthropomorphizing? — If the dog’s behavior was not triggered by a conscious impulse to love, duty, or sympathy, why did the dog cross the road? I wonder if the dogs were even related. Can a dog have … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Oddness of Being: A Curious Image Juxtaposed with Some Lines from a 1974 Margaret Atwood Poem

  Shall I tell you the secret and if I do, will you get me out of this bird suit?   I don’t enjoy it here squatting on this island looking picturesque and mythical            –Margaret Atwood (from “Siren … Continue reading

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