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  1. Shelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    My sweet River. It's almost been a year since we found each other. My heart sings! Shelley Brown
  2. Joyce Redlon

    Joyce Redlon

    My laundry basket is self - loading
    My laundry basket is self - loading My laundry basket is self - loading...


    Louise Smith
    07/04/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    That's great Joyce! Do you get self appearing holes in your socks too?
    I have 2 Dachshunds - that means my house is self vacuming and has an instant doorbell !
    Wouldn't be without them!
  3. Javier 🐝 beBee
    I saw this buzz from @Robert Cormack:


    Do Dogs Look Like Their Owners? LOL
    Javier 🐝 beBee


    Ken Boddie
    31/03/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    Or is it rather, "Do owners look like their dogs?" Great pics, Javier! 🤣
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    31/03/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    most of the time they do!
    Ugo Santosuosso
    31/03/2017 #12 Anonymous
    @Giampiero Vilardi: i bulldog sono cosi' carini, dolci e coccolosi! los Bulldogs son tan lindos, dulces y tiernos!
    :) :) XD XD
    Maria Oslara
    31/03/2017 #11 Maria Oslara
    Eso dicen,,¿ el hombre se parece al perro o el perro al hombre?, jajaja
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    29/03/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #9 😂😂 😂😂 😂😂 😂😂 😂😂
    Giampiero Vilardi
    29/03/2017 #9 Giampiero Vilardi
    😂😂 ¡¡¡Igualeeees!!!
    La cosa me preocupa...a mi me gustan los perritos feos! 🤔
    Sergio Weinfuter
    29/03/2017 #8 Sergio Weinfuter
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    29/03/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #6 Asusta, pero hay algo de cierto que los adultos tienden a elegir perros "afines" sin quererlo.
    Sonia 🐝 Quiles Espinosa
    29/03/2017 #6 Sonia 🐝 Quiles Espinosa
    😂😂😂😂😂 muy bueno @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    29/03/2017 #4 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Siempre se ha dicho !!!!
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    29/03/2017 #3 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    29/03/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    There is a psychological mechanism which explains why a person might choose a dog that looks similar to themselves, and it is subtle yet simple. The answer is familiarity. ¿? affinity ?¿ LOL

    Robert Cormack
    29/03/2017 #1 Robert Cormack
    A bit frightening.
  4. Lenzy Ruffin

    Lenzy Ruffin

    Lenzy Ruffin
    3 tips for taking better pictures of your dog
    www.lenzyruffin.com The first step is you have to go where the action...
  5. Lenzy Ruffin

    Lenzy Ruffin

    You're not the only one who likes to binge on Netflix! Go visit your local animal shelter and give a furry fan of quality programming a forever home.
    Lenzy Ruffin
    Iron Fist
    www.lenzyruffin.com He's been waiting all week for...
  6. ProducerLisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    Doing The Right Thing Is The Hardest Thing...
    Doing The Right Thing Is The Hardest Thing...*picture courtesy The Mirror          Doing The Right Thing           Its the most difficult thing in the world for those of us who live with and love our dogs, dogs that go far beyond what any dog could be asked to do. Our military...


    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    12/03/2017 #4 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    Yes, and unfortunately degenerative myleopathy is a common condition in old age in our service dogs especially K9 cops and military, they do such strenous jobs.And they are big dogs. Even at their proper weight, its a common old age malady.
    People get this too as they age. It's called Degenerative Disc Disease. We are able to do more for people re: stablizing the spine, pain control, accupuncture and chiropractic. Plus people can tell you exactly where it hurts.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/03/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #2 @Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught suffering from any disease is very sad. Any animal shouldn't suffer from this.
    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    11/03/2017 #2 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    #1 Javier, thank you so much. When I read about Sgt. Smith, it sure struck a chord with me. I held my first 'forever' service dog, Jet, in my arms as he was put down. The hardest and most heartrenching thing I ever had to do. He had cancer, and we couldn't control his pain anymore, I promised him never would he have any pain. It was Good Friday, and he ate an entire cadre of marshmellow "Peeps" on the way to the vets.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught this a great trinute to dogs. Many thanks for sharing your story.
  7. Lenzy Ruffin

    Lenzy Ruffin

    Lenzy Ruffin
    Nine Pounds of Terror
    www.lenzyruffin.com If it looks like that bone is too big for...
  8. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Found one , 100 more Dalmatians to go ... Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/02/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Saved by the collar! :)
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    20/02/2017 #5 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Vuela a la colmena de mascotas y flora y fauna 😉
    Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica Chamartín
    20/02/2017 #4 Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica Chamartín
    camouflage je je je
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Nice! buenísimo !
    Luizia🐝 Patrício
    20/02/2017 #2 Luizia🐝 Patrício
    Lindo criativo quem fez a imagem!
  9. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love by Deb Helfrich - A Must read for all Canine lovers.
    A Tale of Grief and Puppy Love by Deb Helfrich - A Must read for all Canine lovers.My Valentine's day just got better on completing this awesome book by @Deb Helfrich . A recommended read to all ! Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And...


    Ivette K. Caballero
    07/03/2017 #19 Ivette K. Caballero
    #18 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams It's very fortunate that you crossed paths with @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Deb is caring, supporting, and loving person. She shows that through her constant comments and encouraging words!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    07/03/2017 #18 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #17 Thank you @Ivette K. Caballero She is a gem of a person. Glad to just know her.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    07/03/2017 #17 Ivette K. Caballero
    What a wonderful Valentine's Day gift to a wonderful great writer and commenter, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams You show the genuine and loving person you are by recognizing and celebrating the life and achievements of others!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/02/2017 #16 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thank you for sharing, @Milos Djukic. This review by @🐝 Fatima G. Williams is everything a writer could ever dream of!

    I am profoundly grateful.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/02/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #10 She deserves the world 🤗❤
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/02/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #9 @Cyndi wilkins Thank you 🤗😘
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    25/02/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #11@Deb 🐝 Helfrich That was such an awesome thing you did. Thank you. I feel so honoured too. I was showing off to everyone 🤗😍🤗 I really loved and enjoyed the book immensely. I wish time and money will help me realise the dream of having a canine friend. Sorry for the late reply. Works keeping me on my toes.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aww - Happy Valentine's Day, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and all bees, and to all of our four legged furry friends.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/02/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Dearest @🐝 Fatima G. Williams - I am so honored and grateful for the time you invested in this testimonial, I created a page on my website just for you.

    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    14/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Happy Valentines day to Fatima Williams, Deb Helrich and all bees, what a beautiful way, Fatima to honor Deb!
    Cyndi wilkins
    14/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    Now this is what I call "Producing Honey" @🐝 Fatima G. Williams....What a lovely Valentine's Day gift...And you thought holidays weren't your thing @Deb 🐝 Helfrich!...Looks like times they are a changin' ;-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    14/02/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #3 And I will treasure your friendship and this book dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich

    This book has changed the way I will look at a dog again I can't wait for the experience myself
    Hugs 🤗
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    14/02/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thanks you my dear @Ali Anani and @debasish majumder The beBee 🐝 queen deserves more than this. #beBeesforever
    Ali Anani
    14/02/2017 #5 Ali Anani
    What a beautiful write up you did dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. You deservedly gave the human and shrewdd bee @Deb 🐝 Helfrich what she earned. Bravo to both of you.
    debasish majumder
    14/02/2017 #4 debasish majumder
    Great share @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! you aptly mention @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, who is a paragon for many for her empathy, sense of humility and inspirational contributions, triggering many to be making a bond of true affinity.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    14/02/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams - what a precious gift. You have made my heart do loop-de-loops of joy.

    I cannot imagine any better accolade as a writer. To find out that I created a world full of the joy and reality of life with a dog so vividly that even someone who has yet to arrive at a place in her life amenable to a canine companion was able to imagine the overwhelming sense of being alive that comes by sharing a part of our journey with a four-legged friend.

    I will treasure this buzz for the rest of my life. My sincerest gratitude!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    14/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thank you for sharing this @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
  10. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    We love ❤️ our 🐶 dogs. Unconditional love all day all night. We can learn a lot about our selfs in watching dogs. Have a great bee 🐝 day!!! Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador


    Alvaro Alvarado Pozuelo
    16/02/2017 #5 Alvaro Alvarado Pozuelo
    Hello @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador Ruff on the hive Of Mascotas.Thanks
    Luizia🐝 Patrício
    13/02/2017 #4 Luizia🐝 Patrício
    Have pets and for non-lovers. Who loves has a new family in the family. Congratulations, Ruff is handsome!
    José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    12/02/2017 #3 José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    #1 Lovely Ruff!!!
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    12/02/2017 #2 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Hello Bill
    I share the photo on the hive of "Mascotas"
  11. Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    No es de sus mejores fotos pero al menos salen los 3 en uno d sus lugares favoritos ( en esa playa están permitidos los perros) @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezIsabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán


    Brook Massey
    13/02/2017 #8 Brook Massey
    #7 Gracias Isabel. Solo estaba comentando tu foto. Estamos tratando aquí en USA.
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    12/02/2017 #7 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    #5 Siento no poder ayudarte Brook Massey. Quizás puedas preguntar en alguna asociación que trabaje con perros de terapia. Un saludo
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    12/02/2017 #6 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Que monos, los labradores son tan tiernos
    Brook Massey
    12/02/2017 #5 Brook Massey
    #4 @Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    Mi esposa está intentando conseguir un perro de la terapia para sus condiciones médicas crónicas. La mayoría aquí son Goldens y labradors.
    Además, en su foto, el Golden es el punto focal.
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    11/02/2017 #4 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    #3 Brook , yo no soy criadora, si realmente quieres uno prueba a preguntar a los refugios o protectoras cerca de tu lugar de residencia, tal vez haya alguno para adoptar. En mi opinión no importa la raza, todos los perros son fieles, generosos y dóciles, siempre que se les trate bien. Un saludo
    Brook Massey
    11/02/2017 #3 Brook Massey
    @Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán Quiero un Golden Retriever!
    Angel Coca
    11/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Se les ve muy felices a los 3. Se les nota les gusta la playa. La playa invita a la tranquilidad y la paz.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    11/02/2017 #1 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Jajaja van en escalera, Gracias @Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
  12. ProducerElise Morgan

    Elise Morgan

    Spring is Almost Here - Get Your Pet Ready for Warmer Weather
    Spring is Almost Here - Get Your Pet Ready for Warmer WeatherCold boring winter is coming closer to an end and it is finally time to go out and play. You and your pets are probably happy about it, but there are some things to be done before the hotter weather comes. Make a list, get the equipment and get...
  13. Cristina 🐝 Valmaseda de Leiva
    Watch this funny dog dressed in nurse outfit walking on its hind legs!! Soo cute! 😍
    Walking Dog!!
    Walking Dog!! Was visiting my Mom in the hospital the other day and this came walking by!! So cute and creepy at the same time!! Lol To use this video in a commercial...
  14. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    These are the ‘smartest’ dog breeds, according to a canine psychologist
    grendz.com There’s no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the 90s, there’s adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e.,...
  15. ProducerElise Morgan

    Elise Morgan

    Easiest House Pets to Take Care Of
    Easiest House Pets to Take Care OfHaving a pet is lovely, but some of them can really be high maintenance. Accordingly, there is always a dispute among the pet owners which pet is the best and which one is the easiest to take care of. Even though this is pretty much subjective,...
  16. ProducerLisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    Obama's Dog Sunny Bites Whitehouse Visitor
    Obama's Dog Sunny Bites Whitehouse VisitorThe Obama's dog, the female: Sunny, decided to protect her personal space when a family friend of one of the Obama's girls decided to greet the family dog in an entirely inappropriate way ~ the eighteen-year old pushed her face right up to...
  17. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    For more than fifteen years, he warmed our hearts.
    Boppy Boy in Potato Chips and Dreidels
    Boppy Boy in Potato Chips and Dreidels Our little man is gone now, but will never be...


    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    #5 Yes, Milos, I think you are right. To live too long is, perhaps, to lose the joy of life. And surely that is not what they are about. My best to you.
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #4 Thank you, David. The empathy of those who know the pain well is of great comfort. I believe that the pain of loss is the price we pay for the years of joy. My best to you.
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    #3 Thank you, Lisa, for saying so. Only those who "live with dogs" can comprehend fully the sense of loss. My best to you in your own struggles.
    Milos Djukic
    17/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman, Boppy Boy was No-Muzak dog for sure. They live too short. Perhaps this is the reason why they are bringing so much joy.
    David B. Grinberg
    17/01/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    @Phil Friedman As a life-long dog lover, I'm very sorry for your loss. I grew up with a wonderful Golden Retriever named Lucky who could not be replaced. May they both rest in peace up in doggie heaven.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/01/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    From one person owned by her aging dog to another, I'm very sorry for your loss Phil.
    Phil Friedman
    17/01/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    #1 Thank you, Aurorasa, that's very kind of you. Best.
  18. Juan Ramón 🐝 Gutierrez Camporredondo
    Trend watchs today, via @tumblr Juan Ramón 🐝 Gutierrez Camporredondo
  19. George Touryliov
    The bear lives at Russian family. No kidding - a bear!
    Read and watch for more -
    George Touryliov
    Russian family sit down to dinner with a 300lb BEAR at the table | Daily Mail Online
    www.dailymail.co.uk On the surface Russian family Svetlana and Yuriy Panteleenko appear like any other ordinary couple, but for their 23-year-old bear named Stepan, who weighs 300lb and stands at a height of seven...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 I understand. 😉
    George Touryliov
    04/12/2016 #4 George Touryliov
    #3 In general, that doesn't matter - big or small, wild or friendly. Stepan is really cool. We should support and keep widespread myth - every Russian has a bear as a pet. :-) :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 Yes, way too big. I would have difficulty with an animal that large in my home. Seem there would be a lot of wear and tear on the furnishings, etc. I agree that who knows what's on his mind.
    George Touryliov
    04/12/2016 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 Seems friendly - but, who knows what on his mind. Too big for home. :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Wow, how amazing! Stepan seems to be a friendly bear. The couple probably can't send him back into the wild because he may not know how defend himself.
  20. ProducerJennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Benefits of a Furry Friend at Work
    Benefits of a Furry Friend at WorkToday,  my cat Jack was tapping me with his paw, right as I was frustrated that I was dealing with spotty internet service due to the pouring rain. I looked down into his eyes, which were fully dilated, and signaled to me that he needed something....


    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    01/12/2016 #8 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg I couldn't agree more!
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    01/12/2016 #7 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    #4 Thanks for your comment @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman - yes there are a great list of companies that allow pets at work - and yes, it can be distracting - but I would say more of a positive disruption if the pet is friendly. :-)
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    01/12/2016 #6 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Thank you for reading my article @Venita Crow - nice to hear that Jack has a cousin in Sophie! :-)#3
    David B. Grinberg
    01/12/2016 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Jennifer. I think pets at work is a trending topic. Anything that reduces stress and boosts employee morale = increased performance and productivity, enhanced employee engagement, greater employee satisfaction, and more brand loyaty -- all of which leads to a better and healthier work culture.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Interesting topic Renee. Google and several companies allow pets at work. I like the idea but can see where it can be distracting.
    Venita Crow
    30/11/2016 #3 Venita Crow
    Thank you for your article Renee. I work from home unless I'm traveling to visit a Hospital or attending a conference. I share my home office with my 3 cats and I must say I may have sent some cat paw print skype messages. Your Jack is a twin to my Sophie. This could be her picture. She has taken up residence daily on my laptop editing my work and enjoying the warmth. I agree that obviously not every setting is conducive to pet helpers, I very much enjoy mine.
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    30/11/2016 #2 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier - you bring up some very good points. I think as you said, it depends on the temperament of both the animal and the employees. :-) #1
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    30/11/2016 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I love Jack! I used to have a Siamese cat when I was a teenager. His name was Mai Tai. He was lots of fun. I also work from home, so pets come with the territory, but I can shut them out when I need to. I have a friend who works in an office where pets are allowed every day. He finds it annoying and stressful. Not all the pets are friendly and many bark at everything that moves. That's highly inconvenient when you are trying to speak to a customer or give an important presentation. Even well behaved pets can be troublesome around other animals. Bringing pets to work on Fridays or on a designated day of the month is one thing. Every day in an office with 30 or more employees gets pretty nutty.
  21. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Do You Underestimate Your Dog?
    Do You Underestimate Your Dog?I have a lot to say about dogs. Which is highly curious since the reason I share my life with a dog is precisely because of the wordless communication that fills my introverted soul. I love Zanzi. So much so, I had to write a book about our...


    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #31 Ali Anani
    #29 This is a wonderful response dear@Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I love this part of your comment because it reflects reality "simply because they are missing a set of vocal chords". You are truly an eye-opener to simple, but ignored facts.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #27 @Lyon Brave my Zanzi is a lover not a fighter. She likes to clear away squirrels and birds from our path, she seems to find it fun to make them skedaddle, but she is not keen to initiate an actual altercation.

    I feed her lots of duck. We lived for 4 years next to a park with a lot of ducks because it had a very large 'pond-like' water feature. She learned that I let her chase off crows, but not ducks. The thing I could not get her to give up, though, was rolling in fresh duck poop on the occasions when they went on the grass, not in the water....

    We are still in the process of learning to agree to disagree on that aspect of our partnership!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #29 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #26 @Ali Anani - Your buzzes do precisely that - uncover faulty assumptions that we have derived when we neglect to consult nature. You are such a sage writer who so easily opens our eyes to the natural intelligence all around us.

    And that is what I like to do with our dogs. We spend time with them everyday, but often don't plainly see how smart they truly are, simply because they are missing a set of vocal chords.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #25 I have been pondering about these sense of smell posts for awhile, @Deb🐝 Lange. My sense of smell is my current Achilles heel...

    In that article they meant dogs smelling UTIs. Well, in my book I wrote about the fact that I observed that my dog had a UTI and the response that I got from the Vet was the last trip I ever made to a conventional Vet. He treated me with derision, said I couldn't possibly know that, and didn't even have the decency to phone me directly when the test results came back that she did have a UTI....

    As you so clearly know, we discount so much of the information we get from our senses at our own peril. We would be wise to start noticing how much actual information we get from our dogs.

    I always learn about the first spring daffodils a few days before they break the ground, as Zanzi starts sniffing a patch of dirt....
    Lyon Brave
    08/01/2017 #27 Lyon Brave
    My dog thinks it's ferocious like a panther but the reality is it's more like a hamster.
    Ali Anani
    08/01/2017 #26 Ali Anani
    Great buzz @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I enjoyed reading it tremendously and so shared it.
    The comments revealed my opinion n the high quality of your post. What I may add here is your writing
    "If we start to realize how inaccurate a great deal of current training advice is, we might also wonder if our current beliefs about most of our dogs capabilities is accurate". OI believe the same applies to many other training. This is a common faulty training based on faulty assumptions
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #25 Deb🐝 Lange
    Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I just posted about smell in response to @Ali Anani - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/smell-a-neglected-sense
    When I did the research I found a great article on dogs and their ability to smell blood sugar to help people with diabetes and to smell forms of cancer early, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160319-dogs-diabetes-health-cancer-animals-science/ Love that you love dogs!
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #24 Wayne Yoshida
    #23 Thanks Deb! Looking forward to your next post on this!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/12/2016 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #22 That is a great question, @Wayne Yoshida. And a Xmas gift for me to get started on my Jan dog post....

    We know people have different learning styles and canines as a separate species have a different sensory order and differences within each breed and individual dogs. So the method itself is still at the core, but some dogs are sight 'hounds' and hand signals would be the easiest way to get them trained, rather than vocal commands, because of course, we humans are all about varying how we say things, some dogs are great at separating all the noise of our yammering on from the signal of the command, others will end up tuning us out, because our voice commands always come in fully grammatical sentences. I ran on to prove my point.

    I exert all the influence in my house by putting my hand in my left pocket or executing a thumb's up. This would not work as well in a large household because the dog wouldn't have only one person to focus on.

    The wolf wiring fallacy as I see it has to do with the 'must be an alpha' mindset. Even when that dominance is positive, the way actual wolves and actual dogs learn best is observe and cooperate. Fighting for status is really dangerous in the wild outside of official matters like mating.

    Bad dogs are just ones who aren't sure how to cooperate, as they are being judged on human concepts, like being the first through a door - that is not a license to 'take charge' on a walk in a dog's mind. That is a ludicrous assumption, but even professional dog trainers swear by that. Exactly how many door situations did wolves encounter as they formed this inbred urge to observe order through a threshold as a sign of pack hierarchy?

    My 2000 characters must be close....
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/12/2016 #22 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks Deb! As I read this, I thought about all the dogs in my life and family and their behaviors. We always had ones that would listen/obey (the "good dogs"), and some would ignore our commands ("the bad dogs"). I attributed that to the "spoilers" in our family that would destroy the good behaviors. I have always based my training to use stimulus/response/positive reinforcement. Is this outdated and based on wolf wiring?
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/11/2016 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #20 I am sure your kat has a great deal of intelligence, but I am rather certain no one will ever be able to get one to voluntarily hang out in an MRI machine in order to really see what is going on in their heads... :) I got to spend some time with a couple kittens earlier this year and they were rather amazing. I shared some of Zanzi's toys and each one ended up actually preferring a different dog toy than the bog standard little mice they were supposed to prefer. They also were great at accurately telling me when I should take ownership of my role of being their 4th back-up feeder. I also found it fascinating how the much smaller sister was 10 times as brave when it came to interacting with me and Zanzi.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/11/2016 #20 Pascal Derrien
    OK my kat and I read this article very carefully and we think you guys need to make sure you don't overestimate your dog, this is obviously based on our non biased feline observation , meow for now :-)
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    29/11/2016 #19 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich check out these posts...https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-win-friends-impact-humans-dogs-perspective-paul-kearley and also https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conflict-resolution-what-dogs-can-teach-you-teamwork-paul-kearley if you really want to see something interesting, go here: https://youtu.be/OQNqAzx09_E and here:https://youtu.be/6rE0NRV8UrU
    My dog is so far advanced from being my best friend, it's ridiculous. She is the best listener, motivator, encourager, and friend I've ever had... except of course for my beautiful wife.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/11/2016 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #17 Thanks for the comment, @David B. Grinberg. Personally, I think best friend sort of undersells the relationship. Dogs have co-evolved to be our companions. And that fact is why the whole treat your dog life a wolf mentality is so very wrong.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Deb, especially for all the dog lovers out there. I had a Golden Retriever growing up and he was one of my best friends as a kid. Yes, dogs are not just "man's best friend" but the best friends of all people.
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    26/11/2016 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #13 I don't know specifically about this guy, Cesar Millan, but I now see how they worked together. I have heard bad things about a/all "dog whispers" too.

    I am thinking of The Power of Now, and discussions like this :

    Thanks for the great insight, Deb!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Laurent Boscherini - thanks for posting the share yesterday. @Loribeth Pierson - thanks for getting me to realize I needed to pull together a series on what neuroscience is starting to reveal about our dogs.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #9 Thanks for sharing that your 3 dogs in your household @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres have episodic memory.

    I am certain 'proof' it is happening in homes all over the world, but we repeat the incorrect assumption that dog's brains don't have 'higher' functions and we neglect to notice just how complex their behavior can be, simply because they don't strike up a conversation to challenge our faulty beliefs!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #8 I have some familiarity with Tolle, but I did not know he had a very prominent series of talks with Cesar Millan. It prepopulated when I googled. Ummm.....

    I have a complex relationship with Mr. Dog Whisperer. Let me unequivocally state that he is a very present man, in tune with his own energy, and I respect his ability with aggressive dogs. BUT I believe that his theories are harmful to the average house dog. Except for the part that you will ultimately have a better adjusted dog if you let other dogs play a role in your dog's development.

    My life with dogs has been a little n=2 experiment, as detailed in my book, that really highlights that each dog is as individual as each person and that there are similar nurture versus nature tensions that contribute to the overall behavior of the canine being.

    Dog training theories derived from Wolf Pack behavior just don't add up. The reason they came to prominence was the dearth of actual research on either wild wolves or domestic dogs. The maladjusted behavior of captive wolves provides inaccurate models for both species. In is gratifying to see that we are now getting data to support what I saw in my own household.

    We are companions, not leader and submissive follower. I do often have a cognitive upper hand that I try to wield with lovingkindness, minus the occasional lapse into verbal shenanigans.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 Interesting names, @Gert Scholtz. You will appreciate that my girls - Tangenyika and Zanzibar - were named because of my affinity with Tanzania.

    I think we have to give them names that we want to say millions of times and that register the joy we have in our hearts.

    The thing that I found curious is that almost all my vets knew the source of Tangenyika when most everyone else had no idea where I came up with that name. Whereas Zanzi is easily attributed to Zanzibar.

    One of my upcoming buzzes with be about the dogs of Pemba, who have been extensively studied. I did not know that so much of what I would come to understand about dogs would be based on a population so close to the names I initially chose because I loved to say the sounds!
  22. ProducerRay Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    Lessons from the Traveling Dog
    Lessons from the Traveling Dog As I attempted to open the front door this morning. I quickly realized that Otis, the neighbor’s bulldog, had decided to sleep in front of it. Otis occasionally visits because he likes the biscuits we give him. Dogs are matter-of-fact creatures....


    Campbell Price
    01/12/2016 #10 Campbell Price
    Dogs are scavengers. We can learn from them!
    Ray Stasieczko
    26/11/2016 #9 Ray Stasieczko
    Thanks for the likes and comments everyone
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Ray Stasieczko, nice buzz! I love this quote of yours, “When you stop looking for absolutes, you discover the excitement of the unknown” I think I've unknowingly lived by that motto most of my life... maybe I was a dog in my past life ;-) And, the scaredy cat part, funny!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    26/11/2016 #7 Elizabeth Bailey
    Enjoyed that Ray, so true, yet it's funny how it is a trait we are more likely to see in others than recognise in ourselves. I guess the more comfy we are the more we feel we have something to lose, not realising we are losing out anyway. Heave-ho out of the box I climb again.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/11/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    You know what they say, Ray: it's a dog eat dog world! Sharing on several hives. Keep buzzing!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/11/2016 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Nice analogy. Humans complicate everything. We can learn a lot from dogs. They simplify everything.
    Ken Boddie
    25/11/2016 #4 Ken Boddie
    Great analogy, Ray. We all need to think outside the square (or Otis' fenced yard) in order to advance, although I'd be hoping for more than a dog biscuit or a smelly old sock. 😋
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/11/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Dogs are wonderful muses, even if they belong to your neighbour. Enjoyed the post Ray. While reading it, a quote by C.S. Lewis came to mind. In it, he defines. the 'Satisfied Imagination' as 'Looking onng enough nd looking freshly at what is familiar'. Sometimes we don't have to wander like Otis, but look around us with new eyes.
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    lovely post @RAY staieczko! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    24/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Otis was just living in the now on a quest to learn what can come." Highly engaging buzz, @Ray Stasieczko! I am a fan of all the lessons that dogs can teach. And I regard beBee as my neighborhood and I LOVE strolling around, alert to what is actually present, and I can attest that there is joy and excitement to be found in interacting with people around the globe, sharing the stuff that fuels their own interest.

    " If leaders and teams took time to simply search for the unknown, they would more often than not be rewarded by finding what others missed by being static in their search." I boldly believe it is simply as easy as a switch to bringing in outside perspectives early and often.
  23. Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    ANIMALS: Time Lapse Shows Dog Patiently Waiting 7 Hours for Owner February 11
    ANIMALS: Time Lapse Shows Dog Patiently Waiting 7 Hours for Owner February 11 When the master is away, this dog does not play! This heartwarming video showed what happened when Yowie the dog was left at home while his owner, Jeff,...
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    Join the hive, 'Cat' today! Ben Pinto
  25. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Help! I've Got Bird Brain!
    Help! I've Got Bird Brain!People think I’m crazy. “What are you doing with four parrots?” I get it. I never imagined I would ever become a bird person. I grew up with dogs, and later, cats. I loved them and still do. The way I see it, there are basically two kinds of...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/11/2016 #24 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #21 Birds definitely come with their downside. They are all free spirits, I'm afraid. :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/11/2016 #23 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #22 The hidden costs are one of the least charming features of parrots, for sure!
    Melinda Brain
    17/11/2016 #22 Melinda Brain
    Well written piece! I never knew a pet could be so pricey!
    Jim Murray
    17/11/2016 #21 Jim Murray
    That was lovely. I had no idea you were a parrot person. I love the idea of them. I used to have a parakeet named Billy. He flew all over the place and crapped on all our paintings. He was a good bird although totally untrainable. A free spirit I assume.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    16/11/2016 #20 Graham🐝 Edwards
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier you should get a cat... I mean, just to say. lol
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2016 #19 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #16 That's interesting!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2016 #18 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17 Thanks, Lisa. You understand my folly. Even a guinea pig can be sweet and lovable.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier, I knew parrots are very smart but I had no idea how much the up-keep is. I could never do it! Kudos to you. I had a parrot talking to me when I took a trip to our humane shelter this summer. The parrot was even repeating a few things I said. So cool but not for me!

    My daughter had guinea pig and it's name was Skittles, she named her. Skittles was like a loving kitty cat. I would go in to check on Skittles because my daughter was 13 at the time and I could not trust her to take care of her pet like an adult would. One day I walked in and Skittles hadn't eaten or drank her food in 2 days. I felt her and she was very cold too. I tried to feed her with my hands and a dropper, it didn't work. I took her to the Vet the next day. I had her in a box and I was used to bringing my dog to the Vet, not a guinea pig! All of a sudden I heard, "Skittles, you can come back." I felt almost embarrassed and looked around to see if anyone was chuckling. Skittles??? That was the only humorous part of the trip. Once I brought her in, they said she had pneumonia and was bleeding internally. I had her put to sleep. Again, I never imagined I would bring a Guinea pig to the vet and then have her put to sleep. I never imagined I would cry. I cried like a baby! So yes, we can get attached to pets we would not have dreamed of. She loved being held and would always climb on your lap and look into your eyes. She wasn't a biter, just sweet.

    Thanks for sharing, this is good information for others to know! Your parrots are beautiful by the way.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a whole lotta love n feathers dear Renee! And heartwarming too! I have spent time with parrots up close and they are an engaging bunch. I fed em some guavas and berries a few times when in their company. They pick up words and phrases fast and imitate recklessly! ;) In India, they are used (caged mode) by street fortune tellers to pick up Parrot-Cards (a la Tarot Cards).
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #9 If I could only keep one bird, it would be the smallest one, for the exact reasons you mention. The bigger birds are more destructive, require a lot more handling and attention and are much messier. I do love them all, however. They have their own little personalities and they are quite loving. It's funny, though. If your dog bit you, you would give it away or put it down. Bird owners are much more tolerant. If you fail to read your bird's body language, you will get bitten, so we tend to blame ourselves.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #14 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 I will check that out. Bird people are good people!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #13 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 Think small and make sure you learn what you need to do well before you buy one. The smarter the bird, the more work required, btw.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #12 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #7 Good idea.You are definitely a smart man!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #4 Very funny! You make me laugh , too!
    Ken Boddie
    10/11/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    I can understand your attraction with parrots, Renée, as I have a cockatiel who has featured in a couple of my buzzes. But she's small, manageable, loves her head to be scratched, doesn't bite, stays close to her cage (most of the time) and loves our Queensland warm weather (so no expensive rooms and heaters). We also stay in touch with the breeder, her Auntie Maureen, from whom we originally got her, and she goes back to see her Auntie Maureen for regular visits when we go away. But she can be very messy, even more so when she's laid eggs, and she makes a lot of noise when she wants attention. Don't think I could handle the biting, larger mess, louder noise, and general maintenance of a larger bird, never mind four! Geez, Renée, your mother must have taken you to see a lot of pirate movies when you were young?
    Pascal Derrien
    10/11/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien
    wow that's a big commitment tom animals :-)
    Paul Walters
    10/11/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier $15- $20 K to build a room to house a bird !!! I thoughts kids were expensive ! And they bite/peck? Well, even if they do sing, recite poetry and dance about I think I'll avoid being a parrot owner for now....just saying !
    Randy Keho
    10/11/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #4 Quip of the day goes to Kevin. I could add something about ears, but I won't. Damn, did I write that out loud.
    Milos Djukic
    10/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    #4 :)
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/11/2016 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    A rabbit named Kevin? I guess that's appropriate. After all, I have a receding 'hare' line...
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