Friday Animal Blog
February 25, 2011
All cats are special, I think. Some, though, just tunnel right into your heart and leave a deeper scar than most when they depart this world.
Gray & White, Gray for short, was one such cat. For years (we don’t know how long) he’d been feral, discovered by us when we stumbled upon (more…)
February 18, 2011
Rex (Alex Golub) over at Savage Minds asked anthropology bloggers to consider posting this week about “Why I Love Anthropology.” Challenge accepted, though what I have space to say here is only the merest (and clichéd) iceberg-tip.
Twenty-six years ago, I arrived in Amboseli National Park, (more…)
February 11, 2011
Last week, a book chapter published in 2009 migrated to the top of my stack and stopped me cold in my bipedal tracks. Brilliant isn’t a word I throw around lightly but I think it applies in this case.
The chapter, written by David A. Leavens, Timothy P. Racine, and William D. Hopkins and (more…)
February 4, 2011
Last week, I taped a radio show on animals and anthropology with Steve Paulson of Wisconsin Public Radio (I’ll post a link when it airs). A seasoned interviewer, Steve put me at ease in making my points….until he asked The Dreaded Sheldrake Question.
In my most (more…)