The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN -

Fic­tion: Fif­teen Dogs, An­dré Alexis Over drinks at a bar, Her­mes and Apollo ar­gue over whether or not an­i­mals would be more un­happy than hu­mans if they were given cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties. As an ex­per­i­ment, those abil­i­ties are granted to fif­teen dogs at a near by ve­teri­nary clinic. In­tel­li­gence first has very detri­men­tal ef­fects on the dogs as Apollo sug­gested. Es­caped from their cages, the dogs es­tab­lish a new or­der and se­lect a leader. Self­con­scious­ness be­comes a bless­ing and a bur­den. The strug­gle to use in­tel­li­gence for the best pos­si­ble out­come is one that the dogs can­not avoid.

Non-fic­tion: What the Robin Knows: How Birds Re­veal the Se­crets of the Nat­u­ral World, Jon Young After years of bird watch­ing, Young has de­duced that by watch­ing the robin, junco, and other song­birds we can learn about our en­vi­ron­ment. The lo­ca­tion of run­ning or still wa­ter, fruit, in­sects, preda­tors, fish runs, a car­cass can be

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