Stars and Stripes stripes.com 07 Jan, 2021 21:00 am

Traveling in the company of dogs

Traveling in the company of dogs
The very first dog that I could properly call “my own” (when I was a preteen), I named “Scout.” His name says it all, encapsulating the impulse that led me to a lifetime of travel, both in the United States and around the world. This ever-curious beagle and I would explore the planet together, with his inquisitive nose always leading the way.

During the pandemic, dogs can help us see the world differently.In this Time of Corona, when you’re not supposed to leave your house, much less travel to exotic locations, dogs help bring the outside world inside.Dogs can also help us interact with other humans, even if their faces are hidden behind masks.What are all the different breeds of dogs, you may wonder now more than ever, that you encounter on daily walks outside your home?

As there are field guides to bird identification, there are plenty of illustrated encyclopedias and online resources to help recognize the different breeds and learn their fascinating histories.Scientists estimate that the canine sense of smell is more than 10,000 times greater than our own, giving them the ability to pick up scents as far as 12 miles away.

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