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Why Are Dogs So Insanely Happy to See Us When We Get Home?

Unlike a certain companion animal that will go unnamed, dogs lose their minds when reunited with their owners. But it’s not immediately obvious why our canine companions should grant us such an over-the-top greeting—especially considering the power imbalance that exists between the two species. We spoke to the experts… » 7/31/15 2:36pm 7/31/15 2:36pm

How To Get A Good Dog, And Be A Good Dog Owner 

I wasn’t ready when I got my dog, Penny, in college. Lots of people compare owning a dog to raising a child, but I’ve never had a child, so I’ll compare it to looking after a Pokémon, of which I have owned many. True, canines are loyal companions who will come to your aid whenever you may need them. Except in this… » 4/30/15 12:30pm 4/30/15 12:30pm

Q&A: Nathan, A Bloodhound That Did Not Win The Westminster Dog Show

Another year, another February; another parade of dogs coming to a gray and bitter New York in hopes of winning the big ribbon at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Of all this year's upsets, few were as touching as the toppling of Flessner's International S'Cess, a handsome bloodhound from Maryland who won Best… » 2/18/15 11:09am 2/18/15 11:09am

A Brief Guide To Damon Dash's Dogs, AKA His Emotional Support Dragons

I don't quite get what Dame Dash is up to these days. Making movies and clothing and opening up a restaurant and living on the West Coast, I think. His Instagram makes it seem like he has some sort of polyamory thing going on. There's a lot to unpack. But we're not here to parse those things. We're here to talk about… » 2/16/15 10:48am 2/16/15 10:48am

Boston Snowfall Can Only Be Measured In Athletes

It may never, ever stop snowing in Boston, where they've run out of places to dump it, and two more storms appear on the way over the next week. To illustrate the record-breaking snowfall this winter, the front page of today's Globe put it in terms every Bostonian can understand—slightly under one full Patrice… » 2/10/15 4:44pm 2/10/15 4:44pm