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The Bond Between Dogs And Humans Goes Back To Prehistoric Times

By ohomen171 follow ohomen171   2019 Feb 28, 3:24am 1,342 views   11 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

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Dogs today hold a special place in many people’s lives. But the bond isn’t a new one. Prehistoric people also loved their pooches, scientists have found.

Archaeologists in Spain have discovered that humans and their canine companions were buried next to each other more than 4,000 years ago.

Researchers found the remains of 26 dogs, ranging in age from one month to six years old, at four burial sites near Barcelona, Smithsonian Magazine reported.

“The fact that these were buried near humans suggests there was an intention and a direct relation with death and the funerary ritual,” Silvia Albizuri, the study’s lead author, said in a news release.

Albizuri’s team also found evidence that pet owners were directly responsible for the dogs’ diets. They found traces of wheat and animal protein in most bone samples, while other samples revealed a mainly vegetarian diet.

“These data show a close coexistence between dogs and humans, and probably, a specific preparation of their nutrition, which is clear in the cases of a diet based on vegetables,” added study co-author Eulàlia Subirà.

This is not the first instance of human-canine friendship, however.

In 2018, scientists, studying the remains of a 14,000-year-old puppy that was buried next to its owners, found clues that the latter regarded the puppy as a pet and tried to care for it during an illness.
1   HeadSet   ignore (3)   2019 Feb 28, 6:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

n 2018, scientists, studying the remains of a 14,000-year-old puppy that was buried next to its owners, found clues that the latter regarded the puppy as a pet and tried to care for it during an illness.

Or maybe that puppy discovered the corpse and was having a snack.
2   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (3)   2019 Feb 28, 7:05am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Especially in Korea.
3   BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2019 Feb 28, 7:29am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Payback is a bitch...
5   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Mar 7, 12:38pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When there’s someone in your life that you consider your “best friend,” you’d like to think that you know all there is to know about this special person. From their favorite music to where they grew up, it’s hard to be a good pal without a solid amount of knowledge about them.

With that in mind, dogs are often considered “man’s best friend,” and as such, we like to think that we understand them perfectly. They’re just dogs, after all, so they can’t have any deep, dark secrets—right?

Wrong. There are several facts about our furry friends that most people don’t know about, even if they’ve had them for years. Here are some of the most fascinating things that you may not know about your dog!
6   MrMagic   ignore (12)   2019 Mar 7, 12:47pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kakistocracy says
Wrong. There are several facts about our furry friends that most people don’t know about, even if they’ve had them for years. Here are some of the most fascinating things that you may not know about your dog!

Wow, you actually posted something interesting and you weren't bashing Trump.

Congratulations!! See, it can be done.
7   anonymous   ignore (null)   2019 Mar 12, 6:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This man was leading the Iditarod until he yelled at one of his dogs — then they all quit on him

NCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Musher Nicolas Petit lost a huge lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Monday when his dog team refused to keep going after he yelled at one of the animals.

A dog named Joey had been fighting with another dog on the team and jumped it during a break on the way to the Bering Sea checkpoint of Koyuk.

“I yelled at Joey, and everybody heard the yelling, and that doesn’t happen,” Petit told the Iditarod Insider website. “And then they wouldn’t go anymore. Anywhere. So we camped here.”

Several mushers passed Petit’s team on the trail, erasing his five-hour lead in the race. Pete Kaiser of Alaska was the first musher into Koyuk, followed 11 minutes later by defending champion Joar Ulsom of Norway.

The checkpoint is 827 miles (1,330 kilometers) into the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race across Alaska.
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Today, March 23rd is National Puppy Day ! In honor of National Puppy Day (which happens on March 23), here are 25 things everyone should know about these four-legged snuggle buddies.

25 Facts About Puppies

1. The word puppy has French roots.

2. Puppies evolved to be blind and deaf at birth.

3. Puppies have baby teeth, too.

4. Puppies take a lot of naps.

5. Certain breeds are usually born by C-section.

6. Some breeds have bigger litters than others.

7. Some puppies are born green.

8. Puppies don't find your yawns contagious.

9. Puppies like "baby talk" more than their parents do.

10. Dalmatian puppies are born without spots.

11. Puppies know how to manipulate you with their eyes.

12. Puppies can have identical twins.

13. Scientists have successfully cloned (and re-cloned) them.

14. Lin-Manuel Miranda's puppy inspired a song in Hamilton.

15. A puppy destroyed half of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men manuscript.

16. Keith Richards once smuggled a puppy through British customs.

17. Barack Obama's puppy has his own baseball card.

18. The Soviet Union once gave JFK a very special puppy.

19. A Boston museum has enlisted a puppy to find art-destroying pests.

20. IBM's Watson is judging puppies now.

21. Looking at puppies can make you more productive.

22. Our stone-age ancestors took good care of their puppies.

23. There's a 17-ton puppy sculpture in Bilbao, Spain.

24. They're not running around the Puppy Bowl live. (Sorry.)

25. Hollywood's most iconic dog was a troublesome puppy.

More on each item:
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Do Dogs Dream?

On average, dogs sleep about 12 to 14 hours a day. Puppies need closer to 19 hours of sleep daily! It takes dogs roughly ten minutes to enter a deep, dream-filled sleep, but have you ever wondered what they’re dreaming about?

How do we know dogs dream?

Researchers have studied brain waves of dogs during their sleep cycles and compared them to humans’ brain waves. Dogs experience rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and slow wave sleep (SWS) just as humans do. The REM stage of sleep is a deep sleep where dreaming can occur, and dogs spend about 10% of their time in this dreaming phase when asleep.

One of the earliest sleep researchers, Michel Jouvet, conducted a series of sleep experiments on cats. Initially, his studies focused on the similarities between sleeping cats and sleeping humans by measuring muscle tension and brain activity. Later in his research, he disabled parts of the cat’s brain stem called the pons that controls paralysis during sleep. While in REM sleep, the pons is responsible for sending signals to the muscles to relax and abstain from moving around acting out dreams. Once the cat’s body was no longer inhibited of movement during REM sleep, the cat would perform actions that he often went through while awake. The cat stalked invisible prey, groomed himself and walked around- all while asleep! Jouvet realized that the cat was dreaming of the tasks he had performed throughout the day while he was sleeping each night.

How are dog and human sleep cycles different?

We’ve already mentioned how dogs and humans both experience slow wave and rapid eye movement stages of sleep, but these stages occur differently in the sleep cycle for dogs and humans. Humans will average about four or five complete cycles per night, with each cycle lasting roughly 90 minutes. Canines, on the other hand, have shorter, 15-minute cycles and often will experience 20 per night.

What does my dog dream about?

Similar studies to Jouvet’s cat research have been done more recently, with the temporary deactivation of the pons in several different dog breeds. With the pons deactivated, the dogs were free to act out their dreams and often acted out activities that they enjoyed doing while awake. Pointers would point at dream birds, dogs who liked to chase would “run,” etc.

Does age or breed affect my dog’s dreams?

It’s been found that small dogs have more frequent dreams than large dogs, however the small dogs’ dreams are often shorter in duration. Age may also play a factor in your dog acting out his dreams! Younger dogs have an underdeveloped pons and senior dogs have a pons that may not work as efficiently. This contributes to less control of muscle paralysis during sleep, which is why puppies and senior dogs are often more “active” in their sleep.

If my dog can dream, can he have nightmares?

Unfortunately, dogs can have nightmares. If you think your dog is having a nightmare because he is snarling, growling or crying out, restrain the impulse to wake him from it. Dogs who are woken from a scary dream may not know where they are right away and could impulsively lash out at you. Dogs don’t have the ability to construct fearful, imaginative monsters, so when your dog has a nightmare he is remembering a traumatic experience that happened to him. If your dog frequently has nightmares, you can try to help by making his sleeping environment more relaxed. Play quiet music, provide a crate to help your dog feel safe in his “den,” or try a pressure wrap.

What does my dog’s sleeping position mean and does it affect dreams?

Your dog can sleep in any comfortable position and still dream! Dogs who sleep on their side are often relaxed and their limbs are freer to move during their dreams. If your dog plops down on his side against your body, he is showing affection and considers his naps with you as bonding time.

If your dog prefers to curl up in a ball, you probably won’t see as much active movement, but that doesn’t mean he’s not dreaming. Dogs who sleep in a curled-up position may choose to do so because they feel safer with their vital organs protected, want to conserve warmth or think they may need to get up quickly.

The “superman” position, when a dog sleeps on his stomach with his legs kicked out, is a favorite of high-energy puppies who want to be prepared to hop on their feet at a moment’s notice to play. Because puppies have less control of their body when sleeping, you can often see them dreaming from this position.

If your dog chooses to sleep on his back with his paws up in the air, he may be cooling down, since hair is thinner on a dog’s stomach and the paws hold a dog’s sweat glands. Only dogs who are very comfortable with their surroundings will flop down and take a nap in this position.
10   ThreeBays   ignore (0)   2019 Mar 28, 9:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This pooch made my morning.

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