Monday, July 23, 2012

Trixy Needs A Home! (Pics) *Cairn Terrier in Oklahoma Available for Adoption*

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Trixy Lee Needs a Home!

Cairn Terrier in Oklahoma Available for Adoption

About Trixy

Trixy is intelligent, calm, and good-natured!
Very protective and great watch dog!
Trixy needs a break in life and a place to call a forever home!
Trixy is available for adoption now!
You can visit Trixy at her foster home!
Cairn Terrier with beautiful coat of hair!

Say hello to Trixy Lee, a happy-go-lucky Cairn mix who's 7 years young. Her elderly mom died several months ago and the family can no longer take care of her, so they brought her to us. We said we'd find her a wonderful new home, no problem. Trixie is a ready-made, well-behaved little pet: she's house trained, leash trained, gets along great with everybody -- including kids and other doggies. And true to her name, she does tricks -- sit, stay, roll over, etc. She loves to sleep in the bed with her humans and will give them lots of Cairn kisses all day long if you let her. If you think you might like to adopt this beautiful, loving little gal, hurry and fill out the application -- she won't last long!!

NOTE: This dog is being fostered in a private foster home. You must complete and submit an application and be approved to adopt prior to being able to meet the dog. For more information or to complete an online application click here.

Oklahoma Westie Rescue will only adopt to applicants who reside within the following states: OK, AR, MO, KS and TX. If you live outside these areas OR if you have children under the age of 10, please do not apply for this dog.

We do not ship our pets. If you are interested in this dog PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR OUR ADOPTION APPLICATION. Be prepared to travel to Tulsa, OK, or Oklahoma City, OK, or the location where this dog is fostered to pick up your dog in person if your application is approved

= = = > See Trixy on Petfinder here

= = = > Inquire about Trixy at Oklahoma Westie Rescue here

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Do Dogs Speak Human?

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Do Dogs Speak Human?

Award-winning translator and language expert David Bellos examines the intricacies of human language. We ask, do animal communication systems measure up?

Bellos is the director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University, where he is also a professor of French and comparative literature. He has won many awards for his translations of Georges Perec, Ismail Kadare, and others, including the Man Booker International Translator's Award. He also received the Prix Goncourt for George Perec: A Life in Words.

Transcript: Do Dogs Speak Human?

David Bellos: Well, are humans the only species that have language? It's a question that's been asked many times, but to think about it I'd like you to imagine a dog.... and he's a very thoughtful dog and he can hear humans barking. He can hear that amongst the funny noises humans make there are a number of signals with fixed meanings like "walk," "sit," "heel," and he ponders as to whether the rest of the noise they make is just barking or whether it constitutes a language, and I'd like to fix on that idea. I mean, obviously it's a silly fable, but it's not completely silly in that, precisely because we do not understand the noises that dogs make except for a few individual signals, such as "Let me out of here" or "Take me for a walk" or "There's an intruder," we therefore say it's not a language because it consists only of a discretely or a fixed number of specific signals that don't change, and the rest is just dogs barking.

Dogs could, in this fable, have exactly that same understanding of human language. The problem is that we can't translate between dog and human. If we could, then we might know whether dogs have a language or not. The condition for the existence of a language, or what we think of as a language, is its translatability. So the boundary between our species and others is indeed an unbridgeable gulf until we learn to translate them. If we could translate any of them, we would then have a much more intelligent and interesting view as to what makes human language different from. But there's no earthly reason, I mean, given that language, as I've said at the beginning, is a form of human behavior, why a dog or a cow should have a human form of behavior. They're not humans, so it's a species difference. What would a dog want to say anyway that would be of interest to us? Only a limited number of things where we interact on specific points.

And so the argument that only human language is language and that animal communication systems, however sophisticated they are, and some of them are quite sophisticated, are not languages because they consist of discrete signals is a kind of—it's a circular argument; it's a self-fulfilling thing. And I think we should be a little bit more interested in the complexity and the variability of animal communication systems and less rigid about this distinction between what is a language and what is not a language.

Directed / Produced by Jonathan Fowler & Elizabeth Rodd

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