Study reveals humans can read dogs" facial expressions

Dogs really do have facial expressions which their owners can understand, study finds 100,000-year bond between canines and people explains connection By Nazia Parveen PUBLISHED: 17:18 GMT, 17 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:32 GMT, 17 March 2013 Scientists believe humans have developed a natural empathy with dogs and can read their facial expressions We all know that guilty look on the dog’s face when he swipes a sausage from the kitchen work top. But it seems that’s not the only emotion we can recognise in our canine friends. Scientists believe humans have developed a natural empathy with dogs as we have evolved side-by-side for the past 100,000 years

Woman PC handed 1,000 compensation after being spat at by unemployed father-of-two

1,000 fine for spitting at a police officer: Unemployed thug ordered to pay compensation to woman PC… and even Police Federation 'astonished' by size of awardLee Birtles spat at Sarah Botham in police station1,000 fine described as 'astonishing' by police union By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 13:35 GMT, 4 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:47 GMT, 4 January 2013 A female police officer has been awarded 1,000 compensation from a criminal who spat at her when she was trying to restrain him. PC Sarah Botham feared she could have caught hepatits from the spittle of unemployed father of two Lee Birtles, but tests later proved negative

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador"s Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppies

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador's Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppiesThe pups were all born on 12/12/12Lucy's family had been planing to have her neuteredThe pups are so tiny they are being fed with bottles | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 A Labrador has given her family 12 unexpected early Christmas presents. Three-year-old Lucy started giving birth at the home of her ‘auntie’, Annette Thompson, in Kirkholt, Rochdale. But neither she, nor Lucy’s owner Rachel Foy, had known she was pregnant