Monday, January 9, 2012
A Hungarian study finds that dogs have the social skills of a toddler.
It comes as no surprise that dogs have the social skills of a two-year-old human. József Topál of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences said, "Increasing evidence supports the notion that humans and dogs share some social skills, with dogs' social-cognitive functioning resembling that of a six-month to two-year-old child in many respects,” reported the Telegraph. The Hungarian study found that if you look into the eyes of a dog when you speak to him, the dog will understand you. The study did not comment on whether the dog would actually obey you. As someone who has lived with dogs and children, I can attest that when it comes to my staring down a dog or a two-year-old child, both the dog and the child tend to win. The difference is a dog’s …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Big girl is ready to be a big sis!
Patch Whiz Kid Name: Maggie Schlossberg School: Not yet! Accomplishment: Preparing to become a big sister! Key to Awesomeness: “Maggie loves to sing and dance, but nothing makes her happier than spending time with her cousins,” Maggie’s mom said. “Maggie loves to go to her grandma’s house, where she gets to play with her all-girl group of cousins, two of them are big sisters and are showing Maggie the ropes. She’ll be a natural at sharing and caring, because she practices it so much already.” Also, Maggie is in ballet, and her favorite color is green!
Monday, July 11, 2011
Patch will help you become a tourist in your own town.
What do you love best about Barnstable? Share your ideas with Barnstable-Hyannis Patch as we build a guide to some of the most interesting and fun things to do in town. For one week, starting Monday July 25, we’ll feature stories, photos, and videos showing off the best of Barnstable. Tell us what you love about the town and we’ll include it as part of this project. You can email us or leave a suggestion in the comment section below. Be sure to check out our Facebook page too for updates and discussions. What Do You Know? Do you know of any hidden gems? What about some fun kid activities or an interesting historical site? Is there a good day spa in town that helps you get away from it all? And what about ethnic restaurants that whisk you …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Yesterday's ribbon cutting ceremony for Project Playhouse is part of an initiative to raise money for homeless families on the Cape.
For the Housing Assistance Corporation, playhouses are not just about giving kids a place to goof around. Much to the contrary, playhouses are a tool to help secure funds for important programs geared towards helping homeless Cape families, and families that are at risk of becoming homeless. Yesterday's ribbon cutting at Project Playhouse drew a crowd of children and adults alike. The initiative will hopefully raise $40,000 for program support, and help increase awareness of family homelessness on the Cape. On Cape Cod, there are an estimated 1,000 children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.