This week in The Scoop we learn the psychology behind guilty looking dogs, meet the van-girl-and-her-dog explorers and interrupt a doggy roof party. Yes, you read that right! It’s this week’s pupdate on all things dog news.
The psychology of guilty dogs revealed
Thanks to science, which has officially confirmed what dog lovers have suspected for ages, we know for sure that dogs do hang their heads in shame when they’ve been naughty. Dog owners might be familiar with this doggy phenomenon; it’s how you know something’s been chewed or clawed to pieces!
According to Professor Lents of John Jay College in New York, it’s a trait that dogs have inherited from wolves – young wolves have been observed ‘bowing’ their heads when they meet and socialise with other wolves. As social creatures, dogs crave harmonious integration the professor explains; they’d rather be accepted and included so they adopt this behavour as a way of apologising. So, next time your pup gives you those “I’m soooo sorry” eyes, you know it’s because they love you really.
A van named Pam…
… a girl named Marina and a Labradoodle named Odie. Nope this isn’t the beginning of a terrible joke. It’s another story of an intrepid dog-loving adventurer who’s packed their belongings into a vehicle and hit the open road with their pooch.
Remember the story we shared a little while back about the couple who were travelling to South America in a converted school bus? Then there was the Dutch couple who were managing to balance their freelance careers whilst on the road with their pooch.
Marina’s story is a little different; she’s converted a small van (a Renault Kangoo, to be precise) for just £500. She’s even written blogs on her website to explain how she converted the vehicle into her living space. She even manages to store all this gear with her – and there’s space for Odie, too!
If you’re not quite ready to sell everything, quit your job and hit the road, don’t feel left out! You can still see the world on holiday, and leave your dog in the safe and loving hands of a reliable dog sitter near you.
Important update from mom pic.twitter.com/NkW4RA61t7
— Cooper Fleishman (@_Cooper) April 13, 2017
A strange story emerged recently of two dogs who somehow managed to break out on the roof of their house while their mum was out.
The story broke on Twitter. Cooper Fleishman was alerterd by his mum, who had spotted two pooches on the roof her of her neighbour’s house and in her shock texted Cooper to give him a live text feed of the unfolding events. (Don’t worry – it’s a happy ending; the dogs got down safely.)
It’s quite a saga – you can read the full version on Cooper’s Twitter page but here’s a brief summary: the neighbour was alerted, rushed home and the two rebellious dogs came back inside the house, very shame faced indeed!
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