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  1. Lakes, Mountains and Grizzly Bears; Traveling-with-Beau

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

    In Part 10 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, Beau was safely boarded in a veterinary clinic while Dr. Smith and his wife Doris drove south from Anchorage through the Kenai Peninsula to their ultimate destination at the ocean port of...

  2. Friday essay: the cultural meanings of wild horses

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Michael J. Adams

    From 30,000-year-old cave paintings to The Man From Snowy River, wild horses have always been part of human culture. As Australia debates what to do with 'brumbies' in mountain environments, it's time to reconsider their place.

  3. The Long Journey Home: Traveling with Beau

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

    In Part 11 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, preparations were made for Doris to fly home while Dr. Smith and Beau retraced their route across North America. The remaining 10 days of the trip were relatively uneventful.

  4. From Ontario to Wisconsin: Traveling with Beau

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

    In Part 3 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross northern Ontario into Michigan and Wisconsin and reach St. Croix Falls on the Minnesota border.

  5. War Horse, Other Animal Warriors and the Veterinarians Who Cared for Them

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

    Animals are still fighting and suffering in war. Though written for children, Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling book, War Horse, helps us understand the massive loss of animal life in the history of war. Dr. Delano Proctor also shares his experience as a veterinarian treating horses in...

  6. Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau

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

    In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.

  7. Traveling with Beau: My 34-Day Trip to a Deeper Understanding of One Health

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

    In Part 1, Dr. Smith provides background on the 10,000 mile trip he took to Alaska with his dog named Beau in 2007. During this long journey, valuable insights are gained into One Health and an understanding of the human-animal bond that changed his whole outlook on veterinary medicine.

  8. 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...

  9. The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau

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

    In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.    

  10. The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau

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

    In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.

  11. 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.

  12. Traveling Dog Named Beau

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

    The life of Beau, a favorite dog of the Smith family, is chronicled during his years of travelling, including to an epic journey to Alaska. Remembering those moments provides some of the greatest blessings through that special relationship called the human-animal bond.

  13. Veterinary Education in Indiana: From Horses to Hogs to the Human-Animal Bond

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

    Though Purdue University’s first veterinary class graduated just over 50 years ago in 1963, there had been a long and vibrant history of veterinary education in the state of Indiana dating back to the 1890s when the Indiana Veterinary College was founded.

  14. I was not born with a mask!

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...

  15. 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...

  16. Let's rethink our society, which recycle CANS and discards living beings

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Erasmo de Oliveira

    “Let’s rethink our society, which recycleCANS and discards living beings”ErasmodeOliveira(Animal Defender)Adoption of stray animals is a big social medicament, a factor to increase quality of life, which solves the abandonment of animals, avoids accidents of...

  17. Companion Animals Help People with Mental Health Problems

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    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Marc Bekoff

  18. Pets Are Good For Us—But Not In The Ways We Think They Are

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Simon Worrall

    An animal expert debunks myths about our furry companions.    

  19. Here's Why Your Dog Might Not Be As Cute As You Think

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    I always thought our yellow lab Tsali was the cutest dog in our neighborhood. But a study by Pauleen Bennett's Australian Anthrozoology Research Group at La Trobe University has given me second thoughts. The lead author of the study was Pinar Thorn. The researchers investigated attachment to...

  20. Road Kill and the New Science of Human-Animal Relationships

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog

    The new science of human-animal interactions, anthrozoology, rests on a premise by the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. "Animals," he wrote, "are good to think with." His point was that we can learn a lot about human nature by studying how we think about and act...