Good News Day 29: Meet the Bird Brainiacs: American Crow


Editor’s Note: Members of the crow family, known as the corvids, are among the smartest birds in the world. Some are capable of using tools, playing tricks, teaching each other new things, even holding “funerals.” And yet there’s still much we don’t know about these fascinating, sometimes confounding creatures. What’s going on inside the mind of a corvid? Three leading scientists are finding answers.

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PET scan of a crow’s brain: Robert Miyaoka/Dept. of Radiology/University of Washington

The crows in your neighborhood know your block better than you do. They know the garbage truck routes. They know which kids drop animal crackers and which ones throw rocks. They know the pet dogs, and they might even play with the friendly ones. If you feed them, they probably not only recognize you but your car as well, and they might just leave you trinkets in return. These birds live their lives intertwined with ours, carefully observing us even as most of us barely take note of them…

Read more here: https://www.audubon.org/magazine/march-april-2016/meet-bird-brainiacs-american-crow

 

Good News Day 12: Veterinarians With Big Hearts


Coming from many years of working in the veterinary field, I know many wonderful human beings who are veterinarians, technicians and assistants. We know it’s not all about just getting to hug puppies and kittens all day, and sometimes the number of terrible things you see happen to pets due to human ignorance or cruelty can be exhausting. Being able to reach out and connect with even just one animal that desperately needs it reminds you of why you do what you do in the first place. ~Tricia


 

When this frightened puppy wouldn’t eat, a veterinarian climbed into her cage and shared his own food with her.

Source: Vet Crawls Into Rescued Dog’s Crate to Show Her How to Eat (WATCH)

Good News Day 3: This Cat That Works At A Train Station Just Got A Big Promotion


felic train station catBecause I’m a cat lover and what good news wouldn’t include some sort of ridiculously cute cat story? A hard working kitty gets a promotion! ~Tricia

This Cat That Works At A Train Station Just Got A Big Promotion.