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What It's Like To Be A Dog: And Other Adventure...


I found What It's Like to Be a Dog to be a fascinating read. It's packed with personal stories and lots of scientific data that clearly lay out just who these amazing beings are, from the inside out. I agree that it's essential to stress that there are large individual differences among dogs and other animals that need to be appreciated. There is no "the dog."




What It's Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventure...



All in all, based on neuroimaging and other research, we can now learn what each individual animal wants and needs to have the best life possible in a human-centered world, and what we must do to make sure they do. Far too many of our companions don't get what they want and need from us. When we do all we can for our companions and other animals, it's a win-win for all.


ELLEN: For me, a love of adventuring came out through dog ownership, so I sometimes feel like we learned together and trained each other! I fell in love with hiking and getting outside shortly after getting my first dog, Tucker, who is a husky and just loves being outside.


What the Dog Saw is a compilation of 19 articles by Malcolm Gladwell that were originally published in The New Yorker which are categorized into three parts. The first part, Obsessives, Pioneers, and other varieties of Minor Genius, describes people who are very good at what they do, but are not necessarily well-known. Part two, Theories, Predictions, and Diagnoses, describes the problems of prediction. This section covers problems such as intelligence failure, and the fall of Enron. The third section, Personality, Character, and Intelligence, discusses a wide variety of psychological and sociological topics ranging from the difference between early and late bloomers[3] to criminal profiling.[4]


As we circled back to the dog camp, I felt like I was getting off the best rollercoaster in an amusement park,wanting to immediately get back in line. "Can we do that again?" I asked with a smile stretched across my face, knowing what the answer would be.


My chihuahua has never once accepted a treat from a stranger, until now. We were at Dexter's Deli and the girl asked me if she could give my dog a treat and I said ,"sure, but she won't take it". And all of a sudden she was offered the treat and my dog took it with excitement! Lol. I asked the girl to tell me what it was because in 9 years she's never taken a treat from someone at a store or wherever besides me. And this was it. So I knew I had to buy it. And she's never refused my offering of these particular treat ever. And other treats she sometimes refuses or will take later. But these, idk what it is, but it's like crack to her! Lmao.


Jake's stretching ability is subject to the principle of conservation of mass as seen in "The Limit." However, the ratio at which he retains mass is different than what applies to other masses in Ooo. It is revealed that while Jake can stretch his body to incredible lengths, his body could be pulled so long that it becomes dangerously thin. Once his mass is distributed along a certain length of his body, it becomes difficult for him to support himself; at one point, Jake was forced to walk along the ground. If he were to stretch beyond his absolute limit, it is presumed that he would completely thin out and die.


At times, Jake is shown to have somewhat of a dark side. Throughout the series, Jake makes some questionable comments and actions that come off as evil or selfish, such as in the episode "My Two Favorite People," when he laughs evilly. Furthermore, in "Susan Strong," he says "We can rule them like gods. Angry gods." Another example of Jake's darker side is seen in the episode "Apple Thief," when he mentions that he used to "[steal] old ladies' purses" and "hock stolen bikes." Jake also acts questionably in "Conquest of Cuteness," when he suggests squishing all the cute people instead of helping them feel better like Finn wanted to do. In "Morituri Te Salutamus," Jake shouts at the cute animals to go away after saving them. Jake has a tendency to steal items without realizing what he is doing, as seen in the episodes "The Witch's Garden" and "City of Thieves." He also steals valuables from the graveyard in "Ghost Princess," but his excuse was that he "didn't know it was wrong." This could be a result of his criminal past. In the episode "Hot to the Touch," when Finn and Jake are flying in the robot suits Neptr made, Jake says "I feel like I could touch the heavens and sock angels."


The Jakesuit first appears in "The Silent King." This is the only way the goblins will not see their "King" being 'un-kingly.' The Jakesuit consists of Jake as armor with a hole for Finn's face; the hole looks like the hole on Finn's hat. This suit makes it's user look extra muscular, although that's just because of Jake's stretchy powers.


In the episode "The Lich," after real Finn and Jake are pulled in the wormhole by the Lich disguised as Billy, the scene goes to another dimension where we see Farmworld Finn with a robotic arm and playing the flute. Jake is seen as a normal dog with small eyes and has no shapeshifting or stretching powers and is unable to speak but barks like a normal dog. This was caused by Finn's wish for the Lich's nonexistence. At the climax of "Jake The Dog," after Finn saves Jake from the goo pit of the Mushroom Bomb, Jake acts more rabid and aggressive. Later on, he gained his powers in the Farmworld but had terrible results as he attacks Farmworld Finn while turning into a giant Lich-like monster.


If our dogs see another dog team, they will want to pass the other dog team, and they will be upset if the other dog team passes them. And we're like, "It's OK, we're in fresh snow! Like, let the other team break trail for a while." And they'll be like, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. We break trail. We are in front." Especially Pepé in particular. She cannot stand being passed. She will body block, run into them with her shoulder and cut them off so that nobody goes faster than she does.


BB: Pinball, it feels like that. It was so much worse than I had imagined. But Pepé, our leader with such confidence, just took on this trail and very deftly was taking all these turns and leading the other dogs exactly where they needed to go.


SHK: There's something about what you do with this community that I guess I want to say is inclusive because it's about you and your dogs, but it's about more than you and your dogs.


QM: It feels like people are never alone. Because if one person is struggling with something personally, a surgery or divorce or something, there's 20 other people online on a given evening who will support them.


When I was in the Iditarod, I started coming into villages and people would hug me and I didn't know what was going on. I thought, "I'm really sleep-deprived because I have no idea what's happening." And it was because fans of the team had organized to raise money for schools in all the villages we passed through and raised over $100,000 that year. And this has continued every single year since then for not just the Iditarod, but other races in that area.


How much exercise does a dog need every day, and what are some signs a dog may need more exercise? The recommended amount of daily exercise for most dogs is 30 minutes to 2 hours, although certain dogs need more. Some breeds were developed for more active lifestyles than others, and in a companion dog situation, they are not able to do the work their ancestors were bred to do.


Though the exact timeframe seems to be debated, it is widely recognized that dog sledding was invented by the Inuit people in what is now Canada thousands of years ago. Early on, a single dog likely pulled a single small load of goods like firewood. Later, dog sledding became more advanced by using teams of dogs to pull larger loads and eventually humans through the Arctic regions of the world.


While dog sledding is believed to have originated in what is now Canada and Siberia, it has been practiced for centuries across the Arctic regions by native people like the Sami in Norway, Finland and surrounding countries.


This is an outing you can do from Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Girdwood, and Juneau. Options vary, but usually include touring the kennels of these champion dogs, seeing how they're trained, and cuddling their puppies. Many Iditarod racers and champions have tours, so you'll hear a first-person account of what it's like to travel through some of Alaska's harshest terrain. Most of these tours are great for kids, but they're geared for all ages.


Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death never came close to being a Game of the Year contender when it was released back in 2013, but that's not to say that it's completely bereft of charm. Marlow is, for the most part, at least, a wonderful character and at times feels like a modern-day reimagining of Indiana Jones.


Enslaved: Odyssey to the West may not be up to the same high standards as some of Ninja Theory's other games, but it still holds up pretty well today despite now being more than a decade old. Based loosely on Wu Cheng'en's novel, Journey to the West, the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where giant robots hunt down the remnants of humanity like animals.


Anybody who enjoyed coming up against the likes of Rafe Adler and Harry Flynn will likely love what Pagan Min and Vaas have to offer; not to mention the intricate narratives that are woven around them. Throw in some great map traversal mechanics and some solid combat too and there are more than a few shades of Uncharted scattered throughout the Ubisoft series.


A big part of what makes the Prince of Persia series so enjoyable is its excellent platforming and climbing mechanics and these aren't all that dissimilar to the ones found in the Uncharted games. Some of the themes and settings can be incredibly reminiscent too, making the series a great alternative for those looking for something other than Uncharted. 041b061a72


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