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2014-07-24 05:29:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As pet owners, we tend to believe our pets have emotions such as love, loyalty and grief. But what about jealousy? Charles Darwin believed they could feel jealousy. On the other hand, emotion researchers have hotly debated whether or not jealousy requires complex cognition, which animals supposedly do not have. Other scientists consider jealousy a social construct, not fundamental or hard-wired like fear and anger — meaning that if...

2009-05-19 16:36:31

Boston officials are considering a volunteer squad of dog owners to harass Canada geese along the banks of the Charles River. The Esplanade Association already pays $24,000 for the services of Len Ellis, owner of two border collies, the Boston Globe reports. Ellis, a veteran of six years of war on geese, and his dogs spend about two hours a day in the Esplanade, a riverside park. They have everything they need here, plenty of grass, plenty of water, plenty of places to nest, Ellis said. You...

2009-02-23 16:00:56

Officials with Boston's Simmons College said the school is employing the services of a border collie to drive Canada geese away from the campus. The officials said Finn, the 5-year-old dog, was recruited after a flock of Canada geese began using the women's college's new quad as a restroom, The Boston Globe reported Monday. Becka Yturregui, Finn's owner and an employee in the advancement office of Simmons College, said administrators had been considering paying thousands of dollars to rid the...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Alex Lundy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 4--The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli...

2006-04-05 14:48:01

Please read in paragraph eight ... to her boyfriend ... instead of ... to her husband ... By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - From a Chihuahua in a white Marilyn Monroe dress to a bulldog in a purple net tutu, the dogs of New York today are as well dressed as their owners. At a dog fashion show this week at one of New York's hottest clubs, waiters circled the room with glass bowls of dog food as well-groomed young people sipped cocktails and their dogs sniffed out new friends...

Latest Smooth Collie Reference Libraries

2008-05-18 18:19:00

The Border Collie is a herding breed that descended from breeds near the border of England and Scotland. It is commonly considered the most intelligent breed of dog. It has always been a herding breed and has more recently become popular as a pet and a sporting dog. The Border Collie is a medium-sized dog with a fairly thick double coat. Black and white is the most common color combination, although its coat can be black tricolor, red and white, red tricolor, blue and white, red merle,...

2007-12-18 12:01:53

The Australian Shepherd is a working breed that was developed in the United States, not Australia as its name implies. It has excessive energy and drive and needs a job to do. The Aussie stands between 18 and 23 inches tall and weighs between 35 and 75 pounds. The working segment of Aussies tends to have slightly shorter coats than the show dogs. Their coat can be one of eight colors: blue merle, red merle, black, or red; each of these may have copper points to create four additional...

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