The world's foremost weather prognosticator has tens of thousands of fans coming
to his doorstep on one special day of each year, has his longrange
weather prediction mentioned in local forecasts around the globe on that
day, and even has a ball held in his honor, along with numerous other
celebrations. And, he's been forecasting for 127 years!
Which pets are the most popular ones in the United States? Dogs and cats, of course, but Number Three on the list just might surprise you. And, of all of the various pets we have in our homes, which one reigns as Number One?
Many people consider their pet to be a full member of their family. And lots of folks believe their pet is part of the family, even though they may not consider it to be a full-fledged member. Read on and then answer a few questions based on the results of a couple of studies designed to show how much we consider pets to be part of the family.
Dogs have long been treated to being pampered with expensive shampoos,
special haircuts and nail polishing, visits to doggie spas during the
day or while the master vacations, and much more. So where do we go
from here? Apparently a long way. In fact, all the way to the advent
of artificial testicles.
The Guinness Book of Records has a category listing the world's most fearless animal. The ferocious carnivore that holds the title has no problem with running up to a lion or leopard on a kill and driving it away. It also has a taste for snakes and routinely enjoys a cobra or other deadly serpent for lunch. Can you guess what it is?
Next time you walk the pooch and decide to walk away from any droppings left behind by your friend, better think twice about it if you're in an area where dog DNA technology is being used. You may not be on camera and nobody has to witness the dirty deed, but if someone else scoops it up and sends it to a central registry for testing, it's going to cost you. And DNA technology for scoops of poop is growing.
Petting zoos are great places. Kids get to bond with animals other than a dog or cat. Children learn about animals they rarely see in person, so in addition to being a fun place to visit, they are also educational. The problem is they are also dirty, just like a farm with animals is dirty. So you need to take some precautions when you visit one. Here's a few tips...
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