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Monday, January 25, 2010

Presidential Dogs

US have already had 44 presidents, including the present leader, Barrack Obama. All of them are great men, great leaders. There is a saying that behind every man's success is a woman. While this can be held true. we can also say that behind these distinguished leaders are their dogs.

Time Magazine, in their Photo Essays, featured a collection starring former presidents and their dogs. Meet the presidential dogs and see what they looked like. Learn their names. Get some posing ideas so you can have your photo taken with your dog while imitating the pose of George Washington, Calvin Coolridge, Warren Harding, etc.

Here's the link to Time's photo gallery.,29307,1830236_1746240,00.html

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Beatles' Song for Dogs

The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and  critically acclaimed bands in music history had not only touched the lives of millions of their fans but also left a mark on the lives of dogs with one of their songs.

A Day in the Life made by the fab four, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr had on its ending, an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs. This was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.

Watch the video here, have your dog sit beside you and see if he can hear the ultrasonic whistle.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

About Batman Stingray

Stingrays are sensitive animals and they could not endure that type of mutilation.  Stingrays also have an amazing ability to regenerate their disc, which would further recognize 'batman rays' to be a developmental disfunction.

Batman Rays are the result of a defect during embryonic development of the disc.  The frontal area of the disc fails to fuse together.  This morph is very uncommon, and no one to date has been able to reproduce these rays with success.  Much like Albino or Xanthic morphs, these rays are a genetic misfit, and are usually only birthed in captivity because the survival rate of a deficient animal in the wild is next to none.  This is due to predation and competition for food. They live just normal stingray and needing the same fish supplies.

The so-called ‘Batman’ stingray morphology. The disk failed
to fuse in front of the head during embryonic development of
this Potamotrygon motoro.

These rays move, eat, and act like normal stingrays.  Special care must be provided as they tend to have a harder time competing for food.  Beyond the few that are being kept in captivity, very little is known about the Batman Ray.  We can assume that it is a genetic mutation, similar to a 'cleft lip' in a human, and that it is in no way man-made.  These stingrays demand a very high price due to rarity.

There is no known genetic component to cleft lips in humans, and batman morphology in stingrays almost certainly has nothing to do with genetics.

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