It costs $6,400.00 to raise a medium-size dog to the age of eleven.
Dogs pant to regulate their body heat, but they also have sweat glands in their feet.
Counting only dogs which are registered officially with kennel clubs, the most popular breed of dog in the United
States is the Labrador Retriever, followed by Rottweilers and German Shepherds.
Dog & Puppy Tips & Tricks... Does your dog dig up your yard? Try burying a water balloon in one of the holes which will pop in
its face when it starts digging and surprise him enough that hopefully he will think twice before he digs again. Try
to remember that digging is a natural tendency for dogs, so build a sandbox and encourage your dog to dig there. Place
the sandbox in an area that is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. To teach your dog to dig in the sandbox, bury
some treats or favorite toys. Praise him when he digs there. When you find him digging elsewhere, take him to
the sandbox and show him that he should dig there.
The Papillon is small, friendly and elegant toy dog. The Papillon is a dog of fine-boned structure,
light, dainty and of lively action. A Papillon is distinguished from other breeds by their beautiful, butterfly-like ears.
The Papillon is very devoted to their masters, with a hearty spirit making them desirable for show or companionship. The Papillon
is hardy and usually long lived. They adapt to almost any climate and are comfortable in an apartment as well as the country.
The Papillon is a good traveler. They love to be with their family. A Papillon should be friendly, happy and eager to please.
Did you know the Papillon ranks number one Toy Dog in obedience. Submitted 10/31/05 by Mrs. Butler Ron
The following ad is reported to have gotten numerous calls...
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE... Seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a svelte good looking girl who LOVES
to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping, and fishing trips, cozy winter nights
lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. Rub me the right way and watch me respond. I'll
be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me. Kiss me and I'm yours. Call xxx-xxxx and
ask for Daisy."
Callers found themselves talking to the local Humane Society about an eight-week-old black Lab.
This guy sees a sign in front of a house, "Talking Dog for Sale."
He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the back yard. The guy goes into the back yard and sees a mutt
sitting there. "You talk?" he asks. "Yep," the mutt replies. "So, what's your
story?" The mutt looks up and says "Well, I discovered this gift pretty young and I wanted to
help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting
in rooms with spies and world leader, cause no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable
spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger and I wanted to
settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious
characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals. Had a wife, a mess
of puppies, and now I'm just retired." The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he
wants for the dog. The owner says "Ten dollars." The guy says he'll buy him but
asks the owner, "This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him?" The owner replies, "Because
he's such a liar.
Two dogs walk up to a parking meter. One dog says to the other dog, "Well, will you
look at that! Pay toilets!"
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was just
enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying and the dog had been dead for
years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while they came to
a high white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble.
At the top of a long hill it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it he saw
a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer he saw a man at a desk
to one side. When he was close enough he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?" "This is heaven, sir," the man answered. "Wow!
Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked. "Of course, sir. Come right in and I'll have some ice water brought right
up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open. "Can my dog come in too?" the traveler
asked. "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets. The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued
the way he had been going. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led
through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate he saw a man
inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book. "Excuse me" he called to the
reader, "Do you have any water?" "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there." The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen
from outside the gate. "Come on in." "How
about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog. "There should be a bowl by the pump." They went through the
gate and, sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a
long drink himself. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man, who was standing by then, waiting for
them. "What do you call this place?" he asked.
"This is heaven," was the answer. "Well, that's confusing," he said, "the man down
the road said that was heaven too." "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street
and pearly gates? That's hell." "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name
like that?" "No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they
screen out the jerks who'll leave their dogs behind.
Submitted by ARareJewelNLA
Dog tags ring, are you listenin'? In the lane, snow is glistenin'. It's
yellow, NOT white - I've been there tonight, Marking up my winter wonderland.
Smell that tree? That's
my fragrance. It's a sign for wand'ring vagrants; "Avoid where I pee, it's MY pro-per-ty! Marked
up as my winter wonderland."
In the meadow dad will build a snowman, following the classical design. Then
I'll lift my leg and let it go Man, So all the world will know it's mine-mine-mine!
from me to the fencepost, flows my natural incense boast; "Stay off of my TURF, this small piece of earth, I
marked it as my winter wonderland.
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign
advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the
last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies." "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat
off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money." The
boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to
the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?" "Sure," said the farmer. And
with that he let out a whistle, "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four
little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with
delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.
Slowly another little ball appeared; this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward
manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up. "I want that
one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son,
you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing
so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.
Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."
ANIMAL TRIVIA and UNUSUAL PET FACTS
FUN STUFF FOR PET LOVERS
Who says that because we're a "business" we can't also have FUN?
The staff at Internet Pet Supplies are great at humor, quotations and trivia which relates to our pets and other
animals. Sometimes we spend a little "too much" time at these pass-times!
These pages of Internet Pet Supplies website are devoted to the humor and fun that is daily found in living
with our animal companions.
Animal Names You may know that a doe is a female deer, but did you
know that a female swan is called a pen? You'll find many more names for animals, their babies and the groups they live in
at this site, plus information printouts on each.
Animal Planet No matter what your favorite animal is, there's a good
chance you'll find it at Animal Planet. Explore animals by subject, learn more about your dog or cat with the pet guides available, play fun games, and much more.
Animals of the World At this site you can learn about mammals, reptiles, insects,
birds, and fish, and then play games to test your knowledge.
Animaland If you love animals, you'll find a lot to like about this site!
Read animal stories, watch a cartoon, or get tips on how to take care of your pet with one of the many pet care guides available.
You'll also find games, news, and articles about careers in the animal field.
Bats Bats Everywhere Learn about bats, where they live, how they help humans,
common bat myths, what they eat and lots of other batty facts.
The Birmingham Zoo See RealVideo movies of the animals, visit and learn
about the animals, and go on an African Safari. Includes animal pictures you can print and color.
Bow Wow Meow Just get a new puppy or kitten and can't quite figure out what
to name it? Get ideas from this site by searching for pet names by category or alphabetically. Also includes top 20 names,
a photo gallery, and even a dog age calculator!
Cats! Wild to Mild Learn about cat facts, biology and behavior. Traces the
history of the cat from wild animals to America's number one pet. Includes curriculum for teachers.
Creature Feature Learn about animals like hippos, cheetahs, koalas, and more
at this great National Geographic site. You'll find lots of fun facts on each animal, plus pictures, videos, and even postcards
you can send to a friend.
Discover the Oakland Zoo Home to over 300 animals from 50 different species. Study
pictures, descriptions, facts, go on a safari, and play Animal Scramble.
Dog Training Basics Professional dog trainer Pam Young shows you her secrets for
encouraging good dog behavior, properly training your pet, and how to keep your dog safe and happy. Includes words of wisdom,
and other helpful tips.
Endangered! The American Museum of Natural History presents an exhibition
which lists endangered animals, and discusses the causes for their disappearance.
Exploratorium: Frogs Did you know that the ancestors of modern frogs roamed the earth
for 190 million years? Learn more about frogs, the myths surrounding them, the research done by scientists, and more, at this
Extreme Science Where is the deepest spot in the ocean? Which creature is the
strongest? Want to know what the fastest land animal is? Take a look at this site for answers to these and other scientific
Fish FAQ Do fish sleep? Are sharks always hungry? You can find the answers
to these and hundreds of other interesting questions at this site.
Frogland Like frogs? Then you're in luck, because we've got a great site
for you! You'll learn all kinds of fun frog facts, find tips on how to care for a pet frog, play games, read a frog fable,
view frog art, color, and more. Leap on over!
Grizzly People Timothy Treadwell has lived among the Alaskan grizzly
each year during the spring to autumn months since the late 1980s. Learn about the animals he studies and see his photos and
videos. Includes a special kids section, bear safety tips, and more.
Horse Breeds Here's a great resource for horse lovers! From Abyssinian to
Zhemaichu, there are over 200 breeds of horses you can learn about at this site. Most are accompanied by multiple photographs
and detailed descriptions.
How to Love Your Dog Three collies show you how to care for a dog, what they
cost and need, basic training, how to teach them tricks, and lots more. Great for dog lovers.
Infrared Zoo The Infrared Zoo shows what animals look like in a whole different
light. See what birds, reptiles, and mammals look like in the infrared, and learn how animals use fur, blubber, and feathers
to insulate themselves.
Kids Go Wild! Did you know that a cheetah can run nearly 70 miles per hour?
Learn more about the cheetah and other wild animals through facts and photos, play games and color online, and learn about
the threat of extinction some animals face. From the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Kip and Co. Join Kip the koala to learn about Australian wildlife like the
kangaroo, emu, and kookaburra. You'll also find online games, an interactive story, and pictures that you can print and color.
Kratts' Creatures Explore the fascinating and funny 'creaturnalities' of creatures
the world over. Includes an episode guide, creature of the week quiz, and more.
OWLkids Online Puzzles, facts, animals, science activities, jokes, fun
and more with age specific areas for kids and parents.
PBS: Nature Each week, PBS presents an excellent web piece based
on the TV series Nature. Subjects cover all aspects of nature, animals, and even pets. Included are teacher's guides, videos,
games, previous features, and more.
Penny's Place Follows the development of a puppy named Penny who is
training to be a guide dog. Shows how puppies are selected to be guide dogs and more.
Planet Pets Visit this site to find thousands of pet photos and descriptions,
along with tips on grooming, care, and the costs associated with owning a specific pet.
Print 'n' Go Coloring Book This National Geographic coloring book site has dozens of great
animal pictures for you to color, featuring everything from owls to octopuses, and cheetahs to chimps!
The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia Includes thousands of cartoons covering almost anything you'd
like to know! Originally drawn over a period of 14 years for the Observer newspaper, you'll find information on animals, art,
entertainment, music, science, sports and 16 other subjects.
Sounds of the World's Animals A cow says "moo" right? Not in all languages! See how
people from around the world interpret and say animal sounds in their language. Then listen to the animal itself for the animal's
expert opinion of how it sounds!
Switcheroo Zoo Visit this Zoo-illogical park and create silly
creatures by switching the head, legs, and tails with those of other animals. Over 6500 wacky combinations are possible.
Tama and Friends visit Petfinder Looking for a pet? Petfinder.com helps families find and adopt
one at their local animal shelter. Includes tips and articles on how to select a pet, an easy-to-use search tool, and of course,
fun game and coloring activities with Tama and Friends!
Teletubbies - Animal Sounds The Tubby Control Panel makes different animal sounds
when the levers are pulled. There are 6 animals to choose from. Again, again!
Woof ! It's a Dog's Life Here's a nice site for dog lovers with tips on how to train
your pet, stories, a quiz, and more. Based on the PBS television series.
Zoboomafoo Join the Kratt Brothers, Zoboomafoo, and the rest of the Zobooland
gang for animal games, coloring, and more. Some games require Shockwave.
Deaf Dogs - Connie, India, Hogan, & Georgia welcome you ! We are so glad you came! "(There are) none so deaf as those who will
not hear." (adapted) Mathew Henry, Commentaries, Jeremiah 20 (1708-1710) Meet Hogan ...
deaf dogs atlas - Deaf dogs atlas - profiles of deaf dogs and their people. Find people in your area to turn to for advice, education, and
Dog Hause - Animal Fun Stuff -- Quotes, Proverbs, Superstitions, Rules of Thumb, Idioms, Humor, Beliefs, Fun Facts, Neuter Information,
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Good Dog Magazine - CLICK ON THESE QUICK LINKS: Free Sample Issue Article Library Allergy Solutions The Dog Food Book Featured Stories Search
You've found Good Dog!® Magazine Online ... your independent source for dog n...
Mystic Pup - This site is devoted to animals: blind dogs, animal rescues, animal assisted therapy,canine health....
National Dog Registry - Protecting the nation's pets against loss and theft since 1966 - America's oldest and largest pet recovery system
registers dogs, cats, horses, goats, ferrets--all species of animals. ...
North Star dogs - Dedicating to breeding, training and placing golden and labrador retrievers with children who face special challenges. Our
placements focus on using North Star dogs to help meet our clients' goals...
Puppy Health and Dog Care Directory - Directory of sites about dog health, training, and behavior. Link to read information about choosing a puppy and how to
buy dog food, and purchase dog supplies....
Sanctuary for Senior Dogs - The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to old dogs Welcome to The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs web
site OLD DOGS, GREAT FRIENDS...
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