Enzo is very food motivated and loves chewing bones which is probably why he chose to use the stuffed bone toys with the rainbow rope toy in these two constructions. He placed the rope toy and the white bone end to end, creating a broken line which makes me think that he recognized these toys as roughly similar in length and shape. He ignores the fact that the two objects differ in color and texture, perhaps because the ability of dogs to see colors is limited.
Enzo singles out the black bone as different and uses it for variation. First he places it perpendicular to the rainbow rope toy. From a human standpoint, the second construction is more advanced because, by placing the black bone parallel to the broken line, it became possible to center the black bone. This makes the design more balanced and symmetrical.
Young children develop an intuitive knowledge of geometry through play, taking joy in exploring new shapes, patterns, and designs. In my view, that's what Enzo was doing in this pair of constructions.
"What a fascinating article about Bella and her construction endeavors. Dogs never cease to amaze me."
I was very impressed with Bella's abilities. Surely you have a strong will to look at the world through Bella's eyes and it would be very nice to be able to fully understand what she is trying to communicate to you.
We try to give scientific explanations to what we observe and certainly some skills like those of Bella should be studied and deepened.
Thanks for the article. I read it with pleasure. The site is also very nice.
It's so impressive that Enzo also learned how to make constructions. Clearly, Bella was his muse!"
"So thrilled that Bella is in the news and your AAT course is going well!"
"I met Bella for the first time recently. I always heard cattle dogs have a trait of being aloof. From my first introduction Bella warmed up to me right away and seemed very attentive and responsive to me each time thereafter. In addition to being very intelligent and an artist with her unique creations she is truly a sweetheart and a pleasure to be around." ~D.B.
"Wow! Dogs know so much more than people realize, as Bella's beautiful constructions show."
"Nice to meet you and Bella in person today. This website is fantastic. Not only does it show Bella's talents, but it also shows your great love for Bella and Enzo. We are lucky to live with such amazing and beautiful friends!"
"Love your Bella website! This is great! I will pass the website to my husband who works at the Humane and they love these types of things. Bella is amazing!"
"Great to see and read!
Enjoyable to be with Bella and Enzo, thanks for that good time I had the chance to experience once when I visited.
Wow!!! What a site :) I REALLY loved watching all the videos and looking at the pictures. Bella is truly talented and I am looking forward to following her artistic journey. "
"Wow, this site is fantastic. I watched the videos. How great that she built this.
Your site really shows off the dogs and one gets a real feel for how amazing it is!"
- Joy L.
"I looked at Bella’s new site. How lovely, and how creative she is! It is amazing that she is teaching Enzo how to make constructions with cloth toys and Enzo is learning from her. It is very interesting to know that dogs can be creative and care about aesthetics. I want to see the development of these two lovely ones." - K.S.
"You are two talented, fun, entertaining ACDs! We love watching your videos on this very well laid out web site. Keep arranging!"
Love, Anne, Anzac and Diggy
"Until Deirdre told me about your art, I never knew dogs were capable of spontaneous artistic creations. Silly human I am, it's true. Thank you so much for brightening our days with your creativity, spontaneity and surprises :)"
Sadie the new Corgi in the hood says hello. You have a great website. Maybe someday when Sadie grows up more she will have one too... or at least be able to walk on her leash far enough co come by and say hi!
Great job with the website, it's so clean and has a good calm vibe to it!