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  1. A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...

  2. Animal Assisted Therapy

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.

  3. Animal-Assisted Therapy May Help Patients with Brain Injury

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Christopher Bergland

  4. Animals and THE POLICE

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    ANIMALS AND THE POLICE:much more than mascotsThe partnership between the equine / canine / human species, their benefits for the maintenance of social order and public security and the role of police forces in education for the respect of animals and their responsible...

  5. Are Pet Owners Really at Greater Risk of Cancer?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    The surprising results of a new “big data” study of cancer rates in pet owners.

  6. Arriving at Anchorage: Traveling with Beau

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Donald F. Smith

    In Part 9 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers stopped to admire the Matanuska Glacier before proceeding to Anchorage for a good night's sleep in a hotel and a rendezvous with Doris, Dr. Smith's wife who had flown in.

  7. Ashley and Thorpuppy

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.

  8. Bob and Axle

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.

  9. Chicken Help

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.

  10. Companion Animals Help People with Mental Health Problems

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Marc Bekoff

  11. Concatenamento

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Alessandra Bacci

     Abstract"A cat is a cat, and that's all" (English popular saying). Literature, poetry always open eyes where, usually, we would look not, for example the world of the other animals, sometimes close together “as if ...”;  but we know - at least - that what...

  12. Confidentiality Rules for Posting

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Rise VanFleet

  13. Did Eating Human Poop Play a Role in the Evolution of Dogs?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

  14. Do Dog Owners REALLY Make Better Lovers?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    What does science say about the connection between love, sex and owning a dog?

  15. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

  16. Do Therapy Dogs Belong in Hospital Emergency Rooms?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    Even a brief visit with a therapy dog can reduce anxiety in ER patients.

  17. Does Having a Pet Make You More Attractive?

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    Research into the surprising connections between pet ownership and sex appeal.

  18. Dogs Can't Cure Cancer

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    What a new study found about the effects of dog visitations on cancer patients.

  19. Eating Cats

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

  20. Encounter with the Others

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Alessandra Bacci

    AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...