Week(end) Woofs: A Dog’s Nose

m2Hello everyone, this is Maia, again. Mum read something she thought other people who like dogs might want to read, and see, too.  And so we’re skipping this week’s MOOCy Monday (she’s not been studying anyway), and do a Weekend Woof instead.

Mum says:

“I’m reading many different blogs, and prominent among them are dog blogs. (Eventually I must get my bbootslog-roll(s) done). Among the blogs I always read, and not just browse, is this: Dog Spies on Scientific American, written by Julie Hecht, a canine behavioral researcher and science writer. Don’t be put off if you’re not that much into science. She writes in a very entertaining and understandable way, and her posts teach us a lot about dogs. Today, a Dog Spies Nose-a-thon has started, articles and talks about dogs’ noses. The first article is an introduction, and also features a video by Alexandra Horowitz, How do dogs see with their noses? It tells you about how dogs sniff, process the smells, and how they perceive the world. It is entertaining, well made, and very, very interesting. If you don’t want to read the blog, watch the video here:

The Dog Spies Nose-a-thon continues tomorrow, don’t miss it.”

Now that’s all old woofs to me, but about time you humans get an idea about how important the sniffing business is to us. Maybe next time I perfume myself with horse poo, Mum won’t use that awful word, “bath time”?

In this sense, have a lovely week.

Your Maia.

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