Raise The Woof (And The Budget) For Family Pets!

The phenomenon of the family pet throughout history has always been something you see in the upper echelon's of society. Before pets were a privilege of the rich, the "family dog", for example, served more of a functional purpose:  herding sheep and cows, pulling sleds, carrying medical supplies, warding off predators and undesirables and even … Continue reading Raise The Woof (And The Budget) For Family Pets!

The Anthropological Dog: Observing Humans From a Canine Point of View

Probably the biggest challenge for any cultural anthropologist is in the practice of objectivity:  removing what you know or believe about the world so you can look at social and cultural facts without judgement and try to understand them from a neutral, scientific point of view.  In that vein, I often explain to my friends, … Continue reading The Anthropological Dog: Observing Humans From a Canine Point of View