The Thylacine was more a marsupial coyote than a marsupial wolf

One of the most common memes in our popular understanding of zoology is that the thylacine of Tasmania was the marsupial equivalent of the gray wolf.  This idea comes from a rather superficial understanding of its morphology, and lots of … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Don’t You Sass Me, Azlan!

Happy weekend! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Doggies.com Dog Blog

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Our 2020 Family Holiday Cards

Those of you who have been reading here for a while know that even though I don’t often get personal about my private life (especially when it comes to my kids), I always share our family holiday cards with you … Continue reading

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AKC HEROES: 2020 AWARDS FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE’ SPECIAL COMING TO AKC.TV

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag: The American Kennel Club (AKC) is excited to announce its newest special, AKC Heroes: 2020 Awards for Canine Excellence, coming to its digital network, AKC.tv. This five-episode special, scheduled to air November 30th – December … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Dog…Now In Book Form

If you’re not following Thoughts of Dog (@Dog_Feelings) on Twitter, you’ve been missing out. But, just in time for Christmas, you can now buy the book and catch up! Here are a couple of quotes: “i like to leave as … Continue reading

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Win a Set of Camo YUCKY PUPPY Poop Bag Carriers!

Yesterday we had a fun, very socially-distanced day at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in the Texas Hill Country. We’re (finally!) enjoying some beautiful fall weather, perfect for hiking and… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for … Continue reading

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Shelter Sunday: Cookie / Paw Squad 559 / Clovis, CA

Meet Cookie! This Border Collie Lab mix is cute as can be. Here’s what her rescuers have to say about her. Cookie is as sweet as her name! Cookie is a 2 month old Border Collie Lab mix. She is … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Flip Flop Season is Officially Over

With thanks to the good people at Florida Boxer Rescue. Happy Friday! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Doggies.com Dog Blog

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Veterans Day

Thanking all of our Veterans, both human and canine. Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Doggies.com Dog Blog

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So does the maned wolf break the “costs of carnivory” paradigm?

In recent post I wrote about the new research regarding the thylacine’s size, I mentioned that maned wolves might violated the “costs of carnivory” rule, which states that predatory mammals that weigh more than 21 kilograms (46 pounds) must haunt … Continue reading

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