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Dog’s best friend?


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Who is a dog’s best friend?

Dogs are considered man’s best friend, but who is a dog’s best friend? In terms of the best dog advocates and dog rescue, that honor goes to women.

It’s Women’s History Month, so let’s honor some of the great women of animal welfare! They’ve been the strongest advocates of the animal rescue movement since its beginning and have remained some of the most dedicated animal advocates over the years.

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Dogs can read human emotions

Dog with young girl - dogs recognize human emotionsNew research shows dogs can form abstract mental representations of negative and positive human emotions and recognize how their owner is feeling.

Researchers have recently found dogs can recognize human emotions by combining information from different senses.

They are the only creatures other than humans which apparently have that ability.

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Man’s Best Friend – the Dog

Photo of GG Vest - "Eulogy of the dog as Man's Best Friend"Man’s Best Friend

George Graham Vest served in the United States Senate for twenty-four years, from 1879 to 1903, but the act he is best remembered for is a speech he gave called “Eulogy of the dog” delivered in an insignificant court case while he was still a lawyer in rural Missouri. His words are said to be the origin of the phrase “The dog is a man’s best friend”.

Freddy and I love to read this passage, because we are dedicated dog lovers, and the words are so true.

Here’s a snippet to tempt you to read on: “The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog.”

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