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Dog's Life: Humane
The Trouble with Dogs on the Galapagos
Blue-Footed Boobies and Siberian Huskies
For canines, 1835 was a banner year. The centuries-old sport of bull-baiting — pitting dogs against bulls — was outlawed in England. Breeding began that year for a dog we call the Golden Retriever. And in the fall of ’35, the dogged ship, HMS Beagle, dropped anchor in a zoological paradise, with a young naturalist on board who would later ignite the world of science. Charles Darwin had no...
Wellness: Healthy Living
Therapy Dogs for Children with Batten Disease
Batten Disease, a rare illness, has brought two communities together in a most unusual partnership.
Lorena Ann Johnston was born on Groundhog Day in 1971. Her father remembers that her hair grew in as his was falling out. Her first five years were uncomplicated; sadly, they’d be the only easy years of her short life, which ended in 1993 when she was 22. Lance Johnston’s daughter had Batten Disease, an inherited genetic defect that leads to a breakdown of the entire nervous system. Lorena’s...