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The latest episode of Skepticality, the podcast of Skeptic Magazine.  Derek and Swoopy – well, just Swoopy – interview Dr. Marc Bekoff on animal morality.  It begins about a quarter into the podcast.  From the website:

Marrying years of behavioral and cognitive research with compelling and moving anecdotes, Dr. Bekoff and his co-author Jessica Pierce reveal that animals exhibit a broad repertoire of moral behaviors, including fairness, empathy, trust, and reciprocity. Underlying these behaviors is a complex and nuanced range of emotions, backed by a high degree of intelligence and surprising behavioral flexibility.tiercecone

Catladders blog Yes, these are cat ladders around the world, but imagine how we could mod these for our Shibas.  With Tierce (still in his cone, unfortunately) surfing the back of the couch on a regular basis and having a feline-like ability to pick his way along impossibly small pathways, it might be an interesting prospect.  Scroll down for great pictures of goat towers.  I would love to build a Shiba tower, especially if I got another Shiba.