ATLANTA, May 10 (UPI/OddNews) — U.S. cable new outlet CNN marked National Pet Week by saying, among other pet-related statistics, an estimated $55.5 billion will be spent on U.S. pets in 2013.
CNN said 82.5 million U.S. households had pets in 2012 and $55.53 billion is expected to be spent on pets by U.S. residents in 2013.
A 2011 survey suggested 63.2 percent of pet owners in 2011 considered their pets to be members of the family.
The network said 70 percent of respondents in a 2006 Gallup poll identified themselves as "dog people." Twenty percent said they prefer cats.
However, there were 70 million pet dogs in the United States in 2012, compared with 74.1 million pet cats the same year.
May 13, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | animals, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Unusual Stories | cat people, Cats, dog people, dogs, dogs and cats, dogs vs. cats, pet ownership, pets are members of the family | Leave a Comment
TheBlaze: The ghastly-looking carcass that recently washed ashore in New Zealand had people speculating that it was some sort of “sea monster” or prehistoric beast. However, as it turns out, it’s just a killer whale — sorry to disappoint you.
Because of its state of significant decay, the whale resembled something scarier than a common sea mammal. Its head was massive and its teeth were large and sharp, but the rest of the creature was unrecognizable.
Video of the “strange marine creature” discovery on Pukehina Beach in the Bay of Plenty was uploaded to YouTube.
But now a marine mammal expert has identified the creature as nothing more than a killer whale, or orca.
Anton van Helden told New Zealand’s Sun Live newspaper that he was able to identify the animal based on its fin structure.
Discovery News reported on the find under the headline: “‘Monster’ Carcass Washes Ashore in New Zealand,” and explained that creatures washing ashore in severe states of decomposition have been misidentified as sea monsters or dinosaurs for generations.
Some of these massive, unidentifiable blobs have been dubbed “blobsters.”
Discovery cites an 1896 incident in which a massive 6-foot-high “fleshy corpse” came ashore at St. Augustine, Florida. After lots of speculation a naturalist decided it belonged to some type of giant octopus, previously unknown to science.
In 2003, a 40-foot, 13-ton creature washed ashore on a beach in Chile. It was labeled by BBC News as the “Chilean Blob” and the remains were presumed by one expert to be those of a giant octopus or squid, and by another as whale blubber.
(H/T: Yahoo! News)
May 8, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories | killer whale, New Zealand, Pukehina Beach, sea mammals, sea monster, unusual, whales | Leave a Comment
The University of Connecticut has replaced their old logo …
… with something a bit leaner.
(Click on any picture to see the largest version.)
HellInAHandBasket.net: Okay, so some university in the New England states is trying to rebrand. So what?
It would seem that a female student claims that the new logo will “intimidate women and empower rape culture“!
I have no idea what the bitter feminist who made these claims is talking about. The new logo depicts a dog that is better groomed and showing less tongue. Wouldn’t that mean he was more of a gentleman?
Not that we are sure as to the sex of the mascot. Whenever I see a canine, the only sure way to tell the gender is to peer down between the back legs to see of there are any danglies. How can the “intimidated” student tell if the only thing drawn is the face of the beast? Maybe she completed the drawing in her mind!
My leg was once humped by a Cocker Spaniel, which means an actual, real life, flesh-and-blood dog tried to have its way with me.
This seems to me to be a great deal more traumatic than having a cartoon drawing of a fictional dog peer out from a poster or T-shirt. And yet, no one is concerned about my feelings of powerlessness and violation!
This is probably because I never felt powerless or violated. When little Snookums started the Hump, Hump, Hurrah! I simply showed my teeth while growling deep and low. The dog had obviously never encountered an Alpha male before, as it ran to huddle, shaking, against the legs of its owner. When said owner reached down to give the over stimulated pet a reassuring pat on the head, the dog peed all over her shoes.
It should be even easier to get a cartoon dog head off your leg, I would think.
Before anyone stumbling across this essay should decide to climb on their high horse and accuse me of belittling rape, please keep in mind that I have worked for two decades with victims of violent sexual abuse. It seems to me to be a no-brainer that shrill, idiotic tripe such as the claim that a drawing of a dog’s head will encourage people to engage in violent criminal assault is demeaning and unfair to those who have had to put their lives back together after being subjected to rape in the real world. But something tells me that such thoughts will never enter the heads of anyone who would make claims of that type.
Stacy McCain goes a long way towards analyzing why anyone would be so stupid as to make this assertion in the first place. The answer is that the person who penned the letter is working towards a diploma for being a self-righteous feminist jerk.
May 6, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories | canine logo, dogs, insanity, mascots, U-Conn, University of Connecticut, you be the judge | Leave a Comment
Video: Charles the Lion Dog…
By Dr. Becker
This story is too cute and funny not to share!
According to PilotOnline.com and the Virginian-Pilot, the first person that called 911 was rather calm as he stated, “I’d like to report a lion sighting.”
Not surprisingly, the dispatcher asked him to repeat himself!
And that man’s call was just one of three about baby lion sightings in Norfolk, Virginia one Tuesday morning in January.
A baby lion is running loose in the streets!
The first call came in around 10:20 a.m.
A man told the 911 dispatcher a lion was running down Granby Street. Then a woman grabbed the phone and said, “There was a lion that ran across the street. A baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador Retriever. It’s running loose in the neighborhood.”
The woman also explained that the “baby lion” sighting was in close proximity to the city zoo.
“It had the ‘mange’ and everything!”
Five minutes after the first call, a second call came in of a sighting on Delaware Avenue near Llewellyn Avenue.
“I just saw an animal that looked like a small lion,” this caller, also a male, told dispatch. And it had “the mange and everything!” (Not only is a “baby lion” running loose in the streets, it also has a parasitic skin disease!) “I don’t know if it got away from the zoo, or what,” the man continued.
It’s going from one house to the next!
“I just saw a baby lion at Colley Avenue and 50th Street,” reports caller number three.
When the dispatcher asks for clarification about the type of animal, the man responds, “A lion. A baby lion, maybe. I don’t think it has caused any problem so far.”
“OK. You think it’s looking for food?” the dispatcher asked when the caller explained the “lion” was going from house to house. “I don’t know,” the man responded.
Identity of Baby Lion Revealed
In case you didn’t follow this little story in the news, the “baby lion” was soon identified as a Lab-Poodle mix (a “labradoodle”) named Charles the Monarch. Apparently Charles’ owner likes to have his dog groomed to resemble the mascot of Old Dominion University in Norfolk.
In any event, Charles the ‘doodle is now a minor celebrity. He was even featured on the “Today” show on NBC shortly after all the “baby lion” sightings!
April 17, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, pet fun, Pets, Unusual Stories | dogs, Dr. Becker, Labradoodle, lion dog, pet fun, Virginia | 1 Comment
Were it not for an eagle-eyed engineer, the world would be minus this very lucky dog. Earlier this month, an engineer driving a Union Pacific train through Mecca, Calif., saw a man stepping away from something he’d left behind: a 10-month-old doggy, tied to the tracks. The emergency braking system stopped the train, and Union Pacific Special Agent Sal Pina arrested the man, 78, who reportedly said his family did not want the dog. Pina said animal-cruelty charges wouldn’t be filed, as the man appeared to be confused or unaware of what he’d done. The rescued pup, who animal services worker named Banjo — slang for old railroad traffic signs — is happy, healthy and looking for a new home.
This ended up being a success story, but it could have been a horror story. Sadly the numbers of elderly suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as other people suffering from mental and emotional disorders are at an all time high, let alone the people who are innately cruel and animal abusers, plus the clueless who are just abandoning their animals because of monetary problems. Be vigilant and intercede, report abuse and keep an eye on friends and family members experiencing mental, emotional or financial challenges. Pets and children often become unintentional victims!!
Pets are fabulous companions for the elderly and those suffering from various illnesses and challenges and pet therapy has become very popular and useful treatment , but we must remember that those animals, who give their love and companionship selflessly, are God’s creatures as well and deserve love and compassion in return.
Cross-Posted at True Health Is True Wealth
April 10, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal abuse, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Help Familie Keep Their Pets, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | Alzheimers, animal cruelty, CA, dementia | 1 Comment
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And now for a twist on the classic Chihuahua/rat urban legend … Vendors at the largest flea market in La Salada, Argentina, are apparently subjecting ferrets to steroids (and strange grooming regimens) to make them resemble pedigree toy poodles, then selling them to unsuspecting tourists. Multiple sources have confirmed being taken by this scam, which is simply mind-boggling — take one look at the malicious rodent glimmer in that thing’s eyes and tell us you’d mistake it for a poodle. The two people who have come forward have not filed complaints, because sadly, most black markets are sorely lacking in customer service desks. [Source]
Not big on bats? This might change your mind!
These little bat babies are irresistible!
The wonderful lady in the video looks after hundreds of orphaned baby bats and rears them until they can be released into the wild. For more info on the work of the Australian bat clinic & wildlife trauma centre go here: australianbatclinic.com.au/
If you’re a member of the public, remember never to touch or approach a bat unless you are a registered carer/rescuer and you are vaccinated. Wild bats do not like to be approached as they may see you as a potential predator.
April 7, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal and Pet Photos, Animal Related Education, animals, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures, Wild Animals | Australia, baby bats, bats, cuteness | 1 Comment
Marijuana laced food products, or stash left out, is making more and more dogs (pets) sick.
Who would have thought that making marijuana or even medical marijuana legal would affect the canine or pet population?
It seems that is exactly what is happening as more and more dogs are becoming sick from ingesting marijuana in states where marijuana has become legalized.
The NY Daily News reports that Colorado has seen a mass increase in the harmful ingestion of marijuana by dogs. This can be a deadly process and often occurs when dogs eat a marijuana-laced food product.
While in many cases, dogs will feel sick for a day or so, vets have seen dogs die from it and incidents of emergency vet visits has increased by a third.
Veterinarian Dr. Debbie Van Pelt, who works at the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, says she has witnessed the increase on the rise:
“There are huge spikes in the frequency of marijuana ingestion [among pets] in places where it’s become legal. When dogs get into their owner’s stash, they can get sick, staggering and vomiting. They basically [lose] a lot of their fine motor control, they have a wide-based stance and they are not sure on their feet.”
An additional growing concern is weight gain. Many pets are gaining huge amounts of weight because of the munchies which pets are also getting when they ingest marijuana.
Veterinarians warn owners to keep marijuana (any drugs and alcohol) out of your dog’s reach as you would any other drug, especially when it is contained in food, which dogs will be more inclined to eat.
April 7, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Related Education, animals, Dogs, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Stop Animal Cruelty, Unusual Stories | common sense, Pet Health, pets and drugs, pets and marijuana | 2 Comments
Former President George W. Bush has always been a dog lover. Seems now he has become a dog painter:
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday that his brother, former President George W. Bush, has taken to painting "with a vengeance" as he enjoys retirement.
"He’s actually become a pretty good painter," Bush said during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. "I’ll just admit that this was a surprise to me when I found this out about a year ago. And he’s doing it with a vengeance."
Earlier this week, six new paintings by the former president were revealed on the gossip site Gawker. They were obtained by the hacker Guccifer, who in February also published two self-portraits that the former president had emailed to friends and family.
Bush told Tapper, a former White House correspondent for ABC News, that he might be able to snag a portrait of his own.
"If you’ve got a dog, I’m sure based on your past relationship, he would like to paint it," Bush said.
In an interview last month with an Atlanta television station, Bush’s art teacher said he had painted at least 50 animals already.
March 24, 2013 Posted by justonemorepet | Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories | dog paintings, First Pets, former presidents, Jeb Bush, President George W. Bush, Presidential Pets | 2 Comments
Save a Life…Adopt Just One More…Pet!
Everyday we read or hear another story about pets and other animals being abandoned in record numbers while at the same time we regularly hear about crazy new rules and laws being passed limiting the amount of pets that people may have, even down to one or two… or worse yet, none.
Nobody is promoting hoarding pets or animals, but at a time when there are more pets and animals of all types being abandoned or being taken to shelters already bursting at the seams, there is nothing crazier than legislating away the ability of willing adoptive families to take in just one more pet!!
Our goal is to raise awareness and help find homes for all pets and animals that need one by helping to match them with loving families and positive situations. Our goal is also to help fight the trend of unfavorable legislation and rules in an attempt to stop unnecessary Euthenization!!
“All over the world, major universities are researching the therapeutic value of pets in our society and the number of hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and mental institutions which are employing full-time pet therapists and animals is increasing daily.” ~ Betty White, American Actress, Animal Activist, and Author of Pet Love
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