Brian Hare, a researcher in biological anthropology at Duke University, was keen to study this question of the effectiveness of pointing in a canine context.
A retired couple of Californian tourists are visiting an Eskimo settlement in Greenland. They strike up a conversation with a woman alongside her igloo.The excellent science writer Carl Zimmer—author of the fascinating little book about viruses that I mentioned in a blog post in June 2011 [display]—has written an article in The New York Times [here] on the subject of canine cognition.
ESKIMO: My son works in a Californian university.
CALIFORNIAN: Really! What's he studying?
ESKIMO: No, he's being studied.
Let me relate a trivial anecdote concerning Fitzroy and his apparent intelligence.