Podcasts

Episode 215 – Don’t Pass It On

This podcast explores the some of the physical, mental, and emotional costs that arise when animals with problems are passed on instead of dealt with.

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Episode 214 – Agreeable Human-Animal Interactions

The little book that served as the inspiration for the podcast about agreements we can make with ourselves that will benefit our interactions with animals as well as other people is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

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Episode 213 – Finding the Perfect Pet Online

In some ways the hazards posed when trying to choose the ideal animal online aren’t that new…

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Episode 212 – Artistic Human-Animal Communication

This podcast is a behavioral-bond review of the multiple award-winning film, The Artist. Granted the fact that one of the main characters in the film is a dog—and a dog who does a fantastic job at that—would seem to explain why I felt compelled to a) see the movie and b) write such a review. But there’s another quality of this film that would make it fodder for a behavioral-bond review even without the dog. Can you guess what it is?

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Episode 211 – A Dog Rule for Politicians

The more political campaigns I live through, the more I value my knowledge of animal behavior. It so helps me sort through all the hype and poo.

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Episode 210 – Ollie’s Balls

No, this is not a podcast about my dog’s reproductive organs or lack thereof. It’s about his mystical relationship with the balls that he considers the optimum toy at least 90% of the time.

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Episode 209 – Mosquito Musing

Do you perceive the behaviors of animals and plants you consider invasive species differently from those indigenous to your area? Or do you hate or love all members of a certain species wherever they may reside?

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Episode 208 – Companion Animal Mind-Traps

we become so caught up in some behavioral or physical health technology or Sometimes it so easy to get caught up in a process that we lose sight of whether it represents the best route for us and our animals to follow. Like the other mind-traps discussed in this podcast, we also can avoid falling into this one by thinking before we act.

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Episode 207 – The Long and Short of It

I personally like the British term moggie or moggy for mixed breed cat which in the American pronunciation rhymes with doggie or doggy. Although the Oxford English Dictionary defines a moggie as a cat “that does not have a pedigree or is otherwise unremarkable” and reduces it to the equivalent of “mutt” or “mongrel”, every time I’ve encountered the word it’s been used as a term of endearment. So with all due respect for the Oxford English Dictionary folks, that’s the definition I prefer. And I’m sure if my moggy, Bamboo, roused himself long enough to consider it, he

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Episode 206 – Integrated Celebration

I had to add an after-the-fact visual aid to this particular podcast lest you think my car has its own dinnerware…

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