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    1. All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis, which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.g
    2. Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die, the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned aloud for days.b
    3. Small quantities of grapes and raisins can cause renal failure in dogs. Chocolate, macadamia nuts, cooked onions, or anything with caffeine can also be harmful.c
    4. Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic, which may be deadly to dogs.c
    5. Rock star Ozzy Osborne saved his wife Sharon’s Pomeranian from a coyote by tackling and wresting the coyote until it released the dog.d
dog paws
Dogs have sweat glands in between their their paws
    1. Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.e
    2. In 2003, Dr. Roger Mugford invented the “wagometer,” a device that claims to interpret a dog’s exact mood by measuring the wag of its tail.d
    3. Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” keeps the eye lubricated and protected.i
    4. A dog’s shoulder blades are unattached to the rest of the skeleton to allow greater flexibility for running.e
    5. Puppies are sometimes rejected by their mother if they are born by cesarean and cleaned up before being given back to her.c
    6. The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in seventeenth-century England. During heavy rainstorms, many homeless animals would drown and float down the streets, giving the appearance that it had actually rained cats and dogs.d
    7. During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply caravans.h
    8. Pekingese and Japanese Chins were so important in the ancient Far East that they had their own servants and were carried around trade routes as gifts for kings and emperors. Pekingese were even worshipped in the temples of China for centuries.b
dog faces
The shape of a dog’s face can help predict how long a dog will live
    1. The shape of a dog’s face suggests how long it will live. Dogs with sharp, pointed faces that look more like wolves typically live longer. Dogs with very flat faces, such as bulldogs, often have shorter lives.d
    2. After the fall of Rome, human survival often became more important than breeding and training dogs. Legends of werewolves emerged during this time as abandoned dogs traveling in packs commonly roamed streets and terrified villagers.d
    3. During the Middle Ages, mixed breeds of peasants’ dogs were required to wear blocks around their necks to keep them from breeding with noble hunting dogs. Purebred dogs were very expensive and hunting became the province of the rich.d
    4. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kubla Khan.d
    5. The American Kennel Club, the most influential dog club in the United States, was founded in 1884.e
    6. The most popular male dog names are Max and Jake. The most popular female dog names are Maggie and Molly.d
Some scholars speculate that Dorothy’s dog, Toto, may represent the Egyptian god of death, Anubis
    1. Scholars have argued over the metaphysical interpretation of Dorothy’s pooch, Toto, in the Wizard of Oz. One theory postulates that Toto represents Anubis, the dog-headed Egyptian god of death, because Toto consistently keeps Dorothy from safely returning home.d
    2. Weird dog laws include allowing police offers in Palding, Ohio, to bite a dog to quiet it. In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.d
    3. The first dog chapel was established in 2001. It was built in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, by Stephan Huneck, a children’s book author whose five dogs helped him recuperate from a serious illness.c
    4. Those born under the sign of the dog in Chinese astrology are considered to be loyal and discreet, though slightly temperamental.h
    5. In Iran, it is against the law to own a dog as a pet. However, if an owner can prove the dog is a guard or hunting dog, this restriction doesn’t apply. Muslim reticence concerning dogs is perhaps due to the fact that rabies has always been endemic in the Middle East.d
    6. The Mayans and Aztecs symbolized every tenth day with the dog, and those born under this sign were believed to have outstanding leadership skills.d
    7. The ancient Mbaya Indians of the Gran Chaco in South America believed that humans originally lived underground until dogs dug them up.b
Plato once said that ”a dog has the soul of a philosopher”
    1. Plato once said that “a dog has the soul of a philosopher.”d
    2. French poodles did not originate in France but in Germany (“poodle” comes from the German pudel or pudelhund, meaning “splashing dog”). Some scholars speculate the poodle’s puffs of hair evolved when hunters shaved the poodle for more efficient swimming, while leaving the pom-poms around the major joints to keep them warm.b
    3. The name of the dog on the Cracker Jacks box is Bingo. The Taco Bell Chihuahua is a rescued dog named Gidget.d
    4. The first dogs were self-domesticated wolves which, at least 12,000 years ago, became attracted to the first sites of permanent human habitation.f
    5. Dachshunds were bred to fight badgers in their dens.d
    6. Laiki, a Russian stray, was the first living mammal to orbit the Earth, in the Soviet Sputnik spacecraft in 1957. Though she died in space, her daughter Pushnika had four puppies with President John F. Kennedy’s terrier, Charlie.d
    7. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.d
    8. The term “dog days of summer” was coined by the ancient Greeks and Romans to describe the hottest days of summer that coincided with the rising of the Dog Star, Sirius.b
    9. Alexander the Great is said to have founded and named a city Peritas, in memory of his dog.b
    10. In ancient Greece, kennels of dogs were kept at the sanctuary of Asclepius at Epidaurus. Dogs were frequently sacrificed there because they were plentiful, inexpensive, and easy to control. During the July 25 celebration of the kunophontis (“the massacre of dogs”), dog sacrifices were performed to appease the ancestors of Apollo’s son, Linos, who was devoured by dogs..g
    11. Dog trainers in ancient China were held in high esteem. A great deal of dog domestication also took place in China, especially dwarfing and miniaturization.d
    12. The ancient religion Zoroastrianism includes in its religious text titled the Zend Avesta a section devoted to the care and breeding of dogs.b
    13. The earliest European images of dogs are found in cave paintings dating back 12,000 years ago in Spain.g
    14. The dog was frequently depicted in Greek art, including Cerberus, the three-headed hound guarding the entrance to the underworld, and the hunting dogs which accompanied the virgin goddess of the chase, Diana.b
    15. During the Renaissance, detailed portraits of the dog as a symbol of fidelity and loyalty appeared in mythological, allegorical, and religious art throughout Europe, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Velázquez, Jan van Eyck, and Albrecht Durer.b
    16. A puppy is born blind, deaf, and toothless.c
The Basenji is the world’s only barkless dog
    1. The Basenji is the world’s only barkless dog.e
    2. A dog most likely interprets a smiling person as baring their teeth, which is an act of aggression.f
    3. The origin of amputating a dog’s tail may go back to the Roman writer Lucius Columella’s (A.D. 4-70) assertion that tail docking prevented rabies.d
    4. One of Shakespeare’s most mischievous characters is Crab, the dog belonging to Launce in the Two Gentlemen of Verona. The word “watchdog” is first found in The Tempest.d
    5. President Franklin Roosevelt created a minor international incident when he claimed he sent a destroyer to the Aleutian Islands just to pick up his Scottish Terrier, Fala, who had been left behind.d
    6. Within hours of the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, specially trained dogs were on the scene, including German Shepherds, Labs, and even a few little Dachshunds.d
    7. It costs approximately $10,000 to train a federally certified search and rescue dog.d
    8. The smallest dog on record was a matchbox-size Yorkshire Terrier. It was 2.5″ tall at the shoulder, 3.5″ from nose tip to tail, and weighed only 4 ounces.d
    9. Hollywood’s first and arguably best canine superstar was Rin Tin Tin, a five-day-old German Shepherd found wounded in battle in WWI France and adopted by an American soldier, Lee Duncan. He would sign his own contracts with his paw print.d
    10. At the end of WWI, the German government trained the first guide dogs for war-blinded soldiers.d
    11. A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times farther away than a human can.c
    12. Touch is the first sense the dog develops. The entire body, including the paws, is covered with touch-sensitive nerve endings.e
    13. Eighteen muscles or more can move a dog’s ear.e
    14. The names of 77 ancient Egyptian dogs have been recorded. The names refer to color and character, such as Blackie, Ebony, Good Herdsman, Reliable, and Brave One.d
    15. In Egypt, a person bitten by a rabid dog was encouraged to eat the roasted liver of a dog infected with rabies to avoid contracting the disease. The tooth of a dog infected with rabies would also be put in a band tied to the arm of the person bitten. The menstrual blood of a female dog was used for hair removal, while dog genitals were used for preventing the whitening of hair.h
    16. In early Christian tradition, Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers, is sometimes depicted with a dog’s head.g
    17. The oldest known dog bones were found in Asia and date as far back as 10,000 B.C. The first identifiable dog breed appeared about 9000 B.C. and was probably a type of Greyhound dog used for hunting.g
    18. There are an estimated 400 million dogs in the world.d
    19. The U.S. has the highest dog population in the world. France has the second highest.d
dog nose
Dog nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints
    1. Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them.c
    2. Bloodhound dogs have a keen sense of smell and have been used since the Middle Ages to track criminals.e
    3. It is much easier for dogs to learn spoken commands if they are given in conjunction with hand signals or gestures.a
    4. Dogs in a pack are more likely to chase and hunt than a single dog on its own. Two dogs are enough to form a pack.a
    5. Dogs can see in color, though they most likely see colors similar to a color-blind human. They can see better when the light is low.c
Petting dog
Studies show that petting a dog lowers blood pressure
    1. Petting dogs is proven to lower blood pressure of dog owners.a
    2. Dogs have lived with humans for over 14,000 years. Cats have lived with people for only 7,000 years.h
    3. Zorba, an English mastiff, is the biggest dog ever recorded. He weighed 343 pounds and measured 8′ 3″ from his nose to his tail.d
    4. The average dog can run about 19 mph. Greyhounds are the fastest dogs on Earth and can run at speeds of 45 mph.c
    5. One female dog and her female children could produce 4,372 puppies in seven years.c
    6. The most popular dog breed in Canada, U.S., and Great Britain is the Labrador retriever.d
    7. Greyhounds appear to be the most ancient dog breed. “Greyhound” comes from a mistake in translating the early German name Greishund, which means “old (or ancient) dog,” not from the color gray.g
    8. The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog named Bluey who lived 29 years and 5 months. In human years, that is more than 160 years old.d
    9. Most experts believe humans domesticated dogs before donkeys, horses, sheep, goats, cattle, cats, or chickens.h
    10. A person standing still 300 yards away is almost invisible to a dog. But a dog can easily identify its owner standing a mile away if the owner is waving his arms.i
    11. Dogs with big, square heads and large ears (like the Saint Bernard) are the best at hearing subsonic sounds.c
    12. Dogs can smell about 1,000 times better than humans. While humans have 5 million smell-detecting cells, dogs have more than 220 million. The part of the brain that interprets smell is also four times larger in dogs than in humans.a
dog sniffing
Studies show that some dogs can detect cancer by smelling a person’s breath
    1. Some dogs can smell dead bodies under water, where termites are hiding, and natural gas buried under 40 feet of dirt. They can even detect cancer that is too small to be detected by a doctor and can find lung cancer by sniffing a person’s breath.c
    2. Dogs have a wet nose to collect more of the tiny droplets of smelling chemicals in the air.i
    3. Dogs like sweets a lot more than cats do. While cats have around only 473 taste buds, dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000.a
    4. Different smells in the a dog’s urine can tell other dogs whether the dog leaving the message is female or male, old or young, sick or healthy, happy or angry.a
    5. Male dogs will raise their legs while urinating to aim higher on a tree or lamppost because they want to leave a message that they are tall and intimidating. Some wild dogs in Africa try to run up tree trunks while they are urinating to appear to be very large.a
    6. In Croatia, scientists discovered that lampposts were falling down because a chemical in the urine of male dogs was rotting the metal.a
    7. Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.a
    8. Countess Karlotta Libenstein of Germany left approximately $106 million to her Alsatin, Gunther III, when she died in 1992.d
    9. A lost Dachshund was found swallowed whole in the stomach of a giant catfish in Berlin on July 2003.d
    10. In Australia, a man who was arrested for drug possession argued his civil rights were violated when the drug-sniffing dog nuzzled his crotch. While the judge dismissed the charges, they were later reinstated when a prosecutor pointed out that in the animal kingdom, crotch nuzzling was a friendly gesture.d
    11. The Beagle came into prominence in the 1300s and 1400s during the days of King Henry VII of England. Elizabeth I was fond of Pocket Beagles, which were only 9″ high.d
dog with woman
Golden Retrievers may improve a person’s chance of attracting a date
    1. The best dog to reportedly attract a date is the Golden Retriever. The worst is the Pit Bull.d
    2. The Akita is one of the most challenging dogs to own. Some insurance companies have even characterized it as the #1 “bad dog” and may even raise an Akita owner’s homeowner insurance costs.d
    3. The Beagle and Collie are the nosiest dogs, while the Akbash Dog and the Basenji are the quietest.d
    4. One survey reports that 33% of dog owners admit they talk to their dogs on the phone or leave messages on answering machines while they are away..d
    5. Thirty percent of all Dalmatians are deaf in one or both ears. Because bulldogs have extremely short muzzles, many spend their lives fighting suffocation. Because Chihuahuas have such small skulls, the flow of spinal fluid can be restricted, causing hydrocephalus, a swelling of the brain.d
girl grief
Intense grief over the death of a pet dog is normal and natural
  1. The grief suffered after a pet dog dies can be the same as that experienced after the death of a person.a
  2. There are almost 5 million dog bites per year; children are the main victims. Dog bites cause losses of over $1 billion a year.d
  3. A person should never kick a dog facing him or her. Some dogs can bite 10 times before a human can respond.d
  4. The most intelligent dogs are reportedly the Border Collie and the Poodle, while the least intelligent dogs are the Afghan Hound and the Basenji.d
  5. One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.d

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Pet taxi Hobart has been busy we are a Dog Taxi Hobart.We have picked up cats so a Cat Taxi Hobart all Pets Taxi Hobart Google pettaxihobart.com.au.Monday Started the day with a 6am start and pick up and deliver a pet to North Hobart vets from the After Hours Emergency Vet Clinic.A woman ran up to me as I was closing the back doors of pet taxi.Which does play a big part in being a Pet Ambulance for Hobart.She said did you bring my Rosie back I looked at her and said yes she is a very sick dog.I pointed her to the front door of the vets office.Then onto a Pet taxi job to pick up an elderly lady with her dog to have an annual needle so pet taxi is now a dog taxi.while I was at the vets in the waiting room the lady whom I took her dog in my Taxi was teary with some bad news on her old dog.I walked up to her with my arms stretched out and she entered my arms and she sobbed and sobbed I was also bought to tear as being a dog owner myself .I do know how heart breaking it is when your pet is so sick.Our Pets are our kids and our family and rightly so.I felt for this lovely woman and was more than happy to comfort her and give her a shoulder ton cry on.I then help the elderly lady with her dog and we proceed to go inside the vets consult room and hold her pet for the vets.I then dropped Veronica off and proceed to my next job which was to to walk 2 of my regular dog walking clients around the dog park for 30 minutes.I dropped off the boys and picked up 2 little girl dogs that I also walk on a regular basis.these little girls are a delight to walk and always happy to see me spinning around and jumping all over me with delight that it is walking time yay.After I dropped off the girls it was on to pick up solomon who I look after when his parents go away he is a huge choc lab.I put him the the back of the dog taxi and off we went to the vets for a quick weigh in as I have been walking him and watching his weight he has dropped n3 kilos great stuff but still away to go.I then took him for  a dog walk at the dog park.I then took him with me in the pet taxi to pick up another dog in the dog taxi again to pick up a disabled mans dog to the vet and stay with him at his consult and drop him back home.I then drove through the drive through before I take off to pick up a woman from the bus depo and take her to pick up her cats from the cattery so now a cat taxi.I helped the woman in the cattery place the cats in their cat carriers and take them home.Then I stayed and went through the photos she had of her babies awww there was some cute snaps of the cats she now owns and past cats.I then raced home at 530pm to do some paper work,when the phone rand and I had to race out and pick up another cat to have her annual needle.The owners came out with a c at carrier in pieces in which we all could not work out so I went to my car and grabbed one of mine this acts name was missy and was a very pretty Persian.So into the a cat carrier off to the vets.I hold the cat through her consult and then return her to her grateful owners.I then go home now 845pm and then get a call about a sick dog needing to be transferred to the after hours Emergency vet Clinic so he can be monitored over night and then i will need to transfer him back in the morning .So when you need a reliable pet taxi,dog taxi,cat taxi to take your pets where they need to be and stay with them and return them safely look no further than the Pet taxi Hobart experts at Kimberly’s Pet Taxi and Pet Services 0428 568 852 we are here to serve you!



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One of my jobs yesterday was to pick up a lady and her dog and take to the vets.I picked up the lovely lady and the most lovely fox terrier the foxy was named C C yes thats right folks C C one of the dogs home dogs .she was doing a check up on her.We were talking on the way back to her place and she talked about C C with such glee and love.Oh she said I want to buy a pet mat and a harness as she is scared that C C may slip her collar.So I said look keep the price the same as it is and I will drive and return you from the large pet barn in Moonah.Well that put a smile on her face we arrived at pet barn and took in C C to be fitted for a harness.C C owner Val was trying coats for C C and toys the lot she wanted to see.They did not have a coat that would fit CC and the sales assistant said oh in 2 weeks we are getting new stock.Oh she said I dont not know when I will get back in as I do Not drive,I then told her look Val I am walking a dog in this area next week for a couple of weeks while their owner is away Rita another dogs home dog.I will pop in and bring you back for no charge to buy little CC her coat.This made her happy.Val brought a bag of stuff for her new very spoilt baby.Happily we all jumped back in the car and head for her home when we arrived I told her the original price and she gave me an extra $5 thinking she had’nt realized I said oh it was only $25 you gave me $30 she said no love I want you to have that you Have been so kind and spent a lot of time taking me to vet waiting and then onto moonah and let me look around and shop.Not many people are that kind .I told her it was my Pleasure I went and took CC from the back of the car and walked her to the door.I assured her I would be Back to take her to Buy CC that coat at no charge she was grateful.I left the lovely lady and her cute dog with a smile on my face and a good feeling in my heart.So CC is being so well looked after such a bad start in life this woman loves CC and the past will never haunt her again.So as most of my dogs home dog clients they are finding genuine loving homes thanks to people like Val.It was a pleasure to meet Val today and I look forward to our next trip together to get CC a coat :.)

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