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Saturday, February 05, 2011

Saturday Blog Hop... And Dogs Who Sniff Out Cancer

Whoops! We're a bit late in posting the link to the Saturday Hop, but you still have plenty of time to enter! (It's all Parental Unit's fault).

But first, we're pleased to bring you this great news from the medical/dog world. Yes, medical research and dogs seem to be going together these days, as we pooches are helping our human friends "sniff out" all sorts of human medical problems. Speaking of sniffing, did you know that a dog's sense of smell is up to one million times bettter than a human's? We didn't realize the difference was that enormous until we read this piece reported on the Huffington Post blog. It details how Japanese scientists trained a Black Labrador Retriever named "Marine" to detect certain types of cancer with up to 98% accuracy-way better than the blood tests now available. Kudos to Marine! We can only hope that this is part of a larger trend in the dog-human partnership that has "bewitched, bothered, and bewildered" us for thousands of years.
Read the full article here: www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/01/cancer-sniffing-dog_n_816961.html.

Now on to the Saturday blog hop!
We'll be adding this link to our blog every Saturday, so you can sign up right here on Bocci's Beefs. We know many of you are familiar with this great hop, so keep up the good work-and if you're new...well, join us for the fun-est hop around! It's a great way to meet new friends, re-connect with some old pals, and learn from pet lovers around the world.

Here are just a few, easy-to-follow rules for joining this hop:

__ Use the Linky tool provided to sign up. Note: if your blog is not pet-related it will be removed from the list.

__Follow the three hosts at the top of the list (and while you're at it, follow us-we'd appreciate it!)

__ Peruse these fabulous blogs and follow and comment as you desire.

__ Have fun!


OscarBlogger said...

I was just reading about this not too long ago. Amazing! After all of these years together, there are still so many new and interesting things we humans are learning about dogs and what they can do.

Anonymous said...

Is there anything a dog can't do??

Marianne Pysh said...

I heard about this a while back and was astounded although not surprised. Dogs have great instincts!

Lorenza said...

We doggies can do things that humans can't imagine!
Happy Saturday!
Kisses and hugs

Oskar said...

I think that us dogs are amazing with the things we know before people do.

Nubbin wiggles,

KrittersThatTwitter said...

Hello, I was sent by Two Little Cavaliers. I am following your Blog now, check mine out and follow if you'd like! we are also having a huge Blog Party through February 12th with lots of giveaways!

Lisa, Madison and Abigail
Kritters That Twitter

Unknown said...

We think dogs are amazing!!!

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