For our pet profile this week, we are looking at the lovable pug. Pugs are one of the oldest breeds of dogs and are even-tempered, outgoing, affectionate and very intelligent. The second part of this article looks at exercise requirements, nutrition, grooming, life expectancy and health issues.
For our pet profile this week, we check out the Pug. Pugs are one of the oldest breeds of dogs and are even-tempered, outgoing, affectionate and very intelligent. They are easily recognizable by their unique physical characteristics, as they have a flat, squashed in face, lined with large, deep wrinkles. They have a little tail that is set high, and curls up tightly at the hip, like a little piglets.
Remember that famous kangaroo Skippy? Well, there were actually 15 of them. Either John McCallum the creator of Skippy was all about having an egalitarian set where all the animals were the star or figuring out who the “real” Skippy was and who her stunt doubles were could be quite the challenge! The show ran from 1966 to 1968 and if you aren’t familiar with it followed a boy called Sonny and his smart kangaroo (Skippy) as they got up to all sorts of mischief in the Australian outback. The show was set in Duffys Forest near Sydney in the state of New South Wales but according to the narrative, the pair would have their adventures in the fictional Waratah National Park.
Most people are familiar with the psychologist Pavlov and his drooling dogs but who really knows the intimate history of how he figured out that he could make dogs salivate when he made a particular noise?
It is no secret that cats are much loved on the Internet. If the success of the Internet Cat Video Festival is any sort of yardstick to go by, people are pretty into cats. Sure, dogs get some attention too, but what did cats do to get such a great deal of adoration?
According to animal behaviourists, cats are not quite as domesticated as dogs, which makes them sometimes behave like they belong in the wild. Sometimes your cat can actually be incredibly stressed out by things that might seem completely mundane like the neighbour getting a new cat. A cat doesn’t necessarily feel less anxious if you spend a lot of time petting them. Dr Bradshaw, from Bristol University suggests that cats find themselves in an in-between space where they aren’t quite domesticated but also are not entirely a wild animal. When humans first domesticated cats, the only goal was to assist in removing vermin from barns and food stores. Yes, Fuzzy McFurball is the descendant of a pest controlling cat. Whereas dogs have always maintained a social relationship with one another, cats have been thrust into a new place where they are forced into close proximity of other species and worst of all a large amount of fellow cats – and cats don’t like other cats.