I know what you're thinking.
"Why is Lee late with the Furrimals newsletter this week?"
Well, I won't keep you in suspense – I've been super busy enjoying some early birthday celebrations with Luna, family and friends. I'm turning the big 30!
Next week I'll be back on track with the latest doggo scoop. Until then, this newsletter is all about how dogs (and their fur) are being used for amazing science.
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A California-based non-profit has found a creative way to rid water sources from petrochemicals. In a bizarre yet genius way, Matter of Trust is using pet fur shavings to absorb these harmful chemicals. Better than on the carpet floor I guess.
The Dog Aging Project is studying the smartness and memory of dogs to understand how humans can age better. That's right. Normally mice and other smaller animals are chosen for scientific studies, but in this groundbreaking research, dogs are being used instead.
Ever been so tired and sleepy that nothing can wake you up? Then you may relate to the pig in this video. Watch and chuckle as a Husky desperately tries to wake it up.
Mandy Helwedge uses her skills and talent as a photo editor to photoshop present-day dogs with their younger selves. It's like seeing double, and who wouldn't want to see their dog doubled?!
“Dog's lives are too short, their only fault really" – Agnes Sligh Turnbull
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