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Chatting with Your Cat

Chatting with Your Cat

Source: Photo by Paul Hanaoka on Unsplash It is easy for us humans to congratulate ourselves for being the world’s best communicators because of our ability to talk. Some people speak several languages.Others wow us by delivering motivational speeches. But here’s a reality check: our cats “speak” much more clearly than we do. Cats are straight talkers. They put the c in candor. They never deceive or pretend. If they feel threatened or angered, they hiss. If they are content, they purr.In cat-to-cat chat, there is rarely a communication miscue. The message is delivered clearly through body postures and a variety of vocalizations.But between...

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Your Puppy Life Experiences

Your Puppy Life Experiences

Source: Photo by Alvan Nee on Unsplash Everyone has a story, and those stories are full of the people we’ve met, the places we’ve been, and the things that have happened to us. In just the same way, every dog has a past. We have to acknowledge and accept that to get anywhere together.Your dog’s life experiences are the “nurture” side of the equation that defines who he is. Everything that’s happened since birth—and everything the dog learns from those experiences—impacts what he thinks and feels and how he learns.Has your dog always been sheltered and well fed? Has he experienced neglect?Has he been...

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The Difference Between Mares and Geldings

The Difference Between Mares and Geldings

Source: Photo by Lee Paz on Unsplash Like almost any aspect of the horse business, you will hear differing opinions on whether or not a gelding is a better riding horse than a mare. These opinions are by no means absolute truths but rather generalizations. There is both truth and bias in what professionals will say, so keep an open mind while shopping for a horse. A saying that might come in handy in your choice of whether to buy a mare or a gelding is that geldings are more like dogs, and mares are more like cats. That is to say, a mare...

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