The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!
THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.
TODAY: Partly cloudy. High of 56. “C”
SUNDAY: UPDATED: Rain all day. 100% chance. High of 52. “F”
Now, here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer, with this week’s main blog.
It’s one of the most famous, remembered, and imitated Disney movie scenes.
When the dogs looked at other dogs, where did the dogs immediately gaze?
At first, the other dog’s head. For a long time. Same was true for cats.
But let’s go back to that Disney video. Dug was glued to the face of Carl Fredricksen.
Now the latest data.
Dogs were attracted the most to a person’s hands and arms. So the researchers concluded the following.
When dogs look at you or other humans, they will first look at your hands, before any expressions you might have on your face.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Demand for pets soars during lockdown – while Dog’s Trust warns ‘a dog is for life.’
Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study.
Is lying in your dog’s bed…gross?
THAT’S IT FOR DOGS IN THE NEWS.
HERE’S OUR DOG PHOTO(s) OF THE WEEK.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component of the U.S. Department of Justice responsible for advancing the practice of community policing in America. The COPS Office has announced the winners of the 6th Annual “Community Policing in Action” Photo Contest. For the sixth year in a row, the COPS Office invited state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies to submit one photo that best depicts community policing in action. Over 100 law enforcement organizations sent spirited submissions that reflected positive community engagement and trust building from across the country. The above photo taken in Florida last August was chosen through an office-wide selection process as one of the 2020 winners.
We close as we always do with our closing video. We have a few.
An Australian Koolie dog who was abandoned by his family has been rescued and retrained to detect koalas.
Bear has been following the aftermath of Australia’s bushfires since January, finding sick, injured or starving koalas that otherwise would have perished. He has now found more than 100.
From CBS 58: Pets of the Pandemic: Wisconsin shelters seeing historic adoption rates. Watch the video in this article.
Helping your dog adjust as you go back to work. Check out the video in this article.
That’s it for this week.
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See ya, BARK, next Saturday morning!