Saturday, March 28, 2020

Respect Your CAT Day

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Paws N Reflect

Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have.
― Winston Churchill

Be Strong
Be Safe
Have Hope

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

IRISH Wolfhound

The IRISH WOLFHOUND 
Used as guardians, persued game, specialized in protection, and hunting of wolves. 
They inspired literature, poetry, and mythology.

Origin: IRELAND
Category: Hound Group
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Temperament: Thoughtful, Dignified, Loyal, Patient, Sweet-Tempered, Generous
Colors: Black, White, Brindle, Fawn, Grey, Red
Height: 32 inches minimum (male), 30 inches minimum (female)
Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female)
Life expectancy: 6 – 10 years
photo: Wikipedia

Friday, March 13, 2020

Can Pets Contract Coronavirus from Humans or Vice Versa?

Dr. Niels Pedersen, professor emeritus at UC Davis 
School of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology says: in short NO!
...but read why ➜ here 

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Foo DOGs

Foo DOGs are actually Lions
  • They originated in China:  shi, meaning lion or shishi ... stone lion. 
  • In colloquial English they are known as lion dogs.
  • Resembling the Chow-Chow and Shih Tzu led them to be called foo dogs in English.
  • These Imperial lions are a traditional Chinese architectural ornament. 
  • They were originally displayed outdoors. 
  • Chinese guardian lions stood sentry in front of palaces, temples, and homes of elite. 
  • Also used in palaces and tombs - and spread to other parts of Asia - as well as Japan.
  • They could be quite massive and imposing with their wide open mouths in midroar. 
  • It was much later that smaller ones were produced.

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Used in imperial Chinese palaces and tombs, the lions subsequently spread to other parts of Asia including Japan.
Meant to be in pairs. Foo dogs are symbolic, protective statues – one is female and one is male. The female represents yin and symbolically protects the people dwelling in the home, while the male represents yang, protects the structure itself.
Each detail of the is symbolic. You can tell their gender by examining what’s beneath the paws. The male holds a ball, the female holds a puppy. 
The ball represents the world and the puppy represents nature or a nurturing spirit. If it has an open mouth and the other has closed one, this may represent the in-and-out breath, or the sound of “om.”

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Did Shakespeare Hate DOGs?


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● A pox o’ your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!

● Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, 
For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

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You Be The Judge...

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Dead CAT Bounce

   

In Finance, a Dead CAT Bounce is a small, brief recovery in the price
of a declining stock. Derived from the idea that "even a dead CAT will bounce
if it falls from a great height", the phrase, which originated on Wall Street,
is also popularly applied to any case where a subject experiences
a brief resurgence during or following a severe decline.  (from Wikipedia)
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* no cats were hurt while making this post *

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Friday, February 28, 2020

DOGs Of The Dow

An investment strategy popularized in 1991 by Michael B. O'Higgins 
directing investors to annually select 10 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks 
whose dividend is the "highest fraction of their price". Under other analyses these stocks
would be considered "DOGs", or undesirable, but the DOGs of the Dow strategy
proposes that these same stocks have the potential for substantial increases
in stock price plus relatively high dividend payouts. (from Wikipedia)
Woof!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Changing A Lightbulb

A little Wednesday humor
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clipping source: internet

Friday, February 21, 2020

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Congratz P!nk


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Border Collie - 2020 AKC Agility Champ

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Congratz Siba!


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BLACK STANDARD POODLE

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Westminster CORGI Helped Owner Beat Cancer

Sean and Ann Sullivan stand with
their award-winning Welsh corgi, DOLLY.
DOLLY participated in the 2020 Westminster dog show on Sunday.
(Photo by Michael Brice-Saddler/The Washington Post)


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Friday, February 7, 2020

Heart Disease in CATs

National Wear Red Day is February 7th. 
Many people wear red to show their support for the 
awareness of heart disease.
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Terriers

Terriers are problem solvers.
They'll do what you tell them,
but only if it happens to be in line
with what they wanted to do anyway.
― Garth Stein


Friday, January 31, 2020

Did You Know?

Did you know 
that there are 
over three hundred words 
for love in canine?
― Gabrielle Zevin

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Saturday, January 25, 2020