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The Weimaraner: a Superior Breed - When choosing a dog, I would choose a Weimaraner because they are some of the most playful, intelligent, athletic, beautiful, and loyal dogs that exist. Personality is one of the greatest aspects of these kinds of dogs. They are playful, smart, loving, and affectionate. Weimaraners have very strong and individual personalities of their own. These kinds of dogs are so smart and special that they have personalities and intelligence that may rival that of human beings. They need to be treated as a member of their people and family....   [tags: Dog Breeds, choosing a dog] 2574 words
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Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs - Pugs are one of the biggest toys breed dogs. (Males, 12-14 Inches 13-20 Pounds, Females, 10-12 inches 13-18 pounds). The pugs are known for their small square shaped bodies and cute wrinkles. They have a heavy coat that sheds seasonally. They come in colors like apricot, black, and silver. Even though the pug being a small energetic dog may seem fun, they can be a challenge to take care of. So before a person can take home a pug he or she should know about their background, their attitudes, and especially their needs....   [tags: origins, care, oldest breed] 527 words
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Dog Breed Bans - Pets have been a part of the American life for forever. It comes to no surprise that the most popular pet in the United States is the dog. There are over 68 million dogs owned with a range of 130 dog breeds. Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the rate of dog bites has steadily been rising. There are over 4.7 million reported cases of dog bites each year in the United States alone. State officials have been hounding the dog world for years over this issue. Instead of blaming certain dog breeds for violence, people should instead be looking at the owners themselves (Pet-Owner Liability)....   [tags: pets, german sheperds, violence]
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Alternatives to Breed Specific Legislation - Education: Educating dog owners and the general public on dog safety is a great way to cut down on dog attacks. Teaching people how to safely interact with dogs and basic rules about dogs that they don't know. Calgary, Canada has already started putting this idea into effect and have found it quite effective. Here is some of what they have found “Research shows that just 1 hour of dog safety training in grades 2 and 3 can reduce these attacks by 80%.” (Alternatives to BSL) No where in my research on BSL laws have I seen it mentioned that they have reduced attacks by 80% or even close to that....   [tags: dog politics animal/children safety]
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Breed Specific Legislation: Unfair to Pit Bulls - Niko is a boxer mix from Kansas City, Kansas. Kansas City had a ban against owning a dog of the “pit bull” breed. Niko was taken from his home in 2007 by animal control, and wrongfully accused for the way he looked. He was held in a kennel at the pound during the entire eight month period it took for his owners to get him back. After multiple court hearings, Niko was finally released and sent home with his family (Campbell). Niko’s story is a great reference to the many controversial thoughts people have against the laws regarding breed bans for pit bulls....   [tags: Breed-Specific Laws]
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Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family - For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much is that puppy in the window....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Breed Specific Legislation - Breed-specific legislation is a broad term that includes laws that ban or restrict the type of dog a person can own. Bree- specific legislation, or BSL for short, is often described as something that protects people or makes the world a safer place. In reality, there are many issues with this type of legislation. The whole premise of BSL is based off of misconceptions, it punishes innocent people and animals, and it does not ultimately lower the amount of people bitten each year where it is implemented....   [tags: Dogs, Dog Owners, Legislation]
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Eight Stages of Genocide Compared to Dog Breed Bans - First is classification, meaning people or animals are categorized and then put into an us versus them situation. In people, a good example of this would be the Jewish people during Hitler’s reign. They were considered to be less than human, and perfectly fine to destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata....   [tags: canine legislation, politics]
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The History of the Modern Day Maltese Dog Breed - The Maltese’s origin is unknown. Many think that the Maltese came from Malta, because of the name. Others believe their ancestors came from the Sicilian town of Melita. Evidence supports both theories. In Sicily there is a town called Melita from where many lovely white dogs called Canis Melitei were exported. During the same era, Maltese were known on the island of Malta. The Roman governor, Publius, had a Maltese companion by the name of Issa. A poet in that time, Martialis, wrote about Issa. Issa is more frolicsome than Cattula’s sparrow. Issa is purer than a dove’s kiss....   [tags: Maltese, history, dogs, breeds, animal care,] 757 words
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Dog is Man's Best Friend - ... The basset hound has ears that hang low. Dachshund means “badger dog”. We call them that because they used to dig into badger holes. Beagle came from the french word “becquele” which means “noisy”. We call them that because of their howls. Mix breeds are very favored. Being a mix breed means that your parents are different breeds. In that case, some might have mutations. Since mixed breed's parents are different breeds, the child has new traits and characteristics. Most people who want a dog prefer mixes because they have health advantages....   [tags: wolf, breed, species] 1123 words
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Is the American Pit-bull Breed an Excessively Vicious Breed or Are They Just Misunderstood by Today’s Standards? -   Introduction When you see a pit bull dog walking down the street on a leash, what is the first thing that goes through your mind. For some, it is a great sense of anxiety, panic and fear, for others it is the thought that this amazing, beautiful breed is misunderstood. Have you ever stopped and thought about if the pit bull breed is really a vicious breed, or are they just misjudged due to the repute that others have given them along with the many myths that are attached to them. What about the owners of these beloved animals....   [tags: violent dog breeds]
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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog - The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: positive reinforcement, breed, puppy]
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Attacking Dog Breeds: Truth or Exaggeration? - ... Despite the bans, many counties report there have been no substantial decrease in the breed that they set out to eliminate. In an economy where budgets are tighter than ever, many counties are looking to repeal their breed ban laws and strengthen their dangerous-dog laws instead. In addition to the monetary cost to a county, BSL’s come with an emotional cost to owners of pit bulls. When a BSL is enacted, owners of pit bulls and “pit-bull like” breeds need to surrender the pet or pay a hefty fine....   [tags: human factor, breed specific legislation]
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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog - The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: breed, puppy, family, process, training]
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It is the Owner of a Dog that Makes it Dangerous - What has four legs and an arm. A happy pit bull. What happens when you cross a pit bull with a collie. A dog who bites your leg off, then goes for help. Contrary to tasteless jokes and public opinion, it is not the breed of dog that makes a dog dangerous, rather it is the owner of a dog that makes dogs dangerous. But, let’s face it, there are certain dog breeds that demand their owners be aware of negative opinion; and it is the owners’ primary responsibility to implement careful training and socialization of their pups in order to bring an understanding and acceptance of the breed by the general public....   [tags: dog owners, pets, ] 1330 words
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Review of Dog Aggression, Training, Causes, and Treatments - There are many different dog breeds and they all have different temperaments, which is partly why many dog lovers are sometimes particular to one breed than to others. Although not all seemingly unique breed behaviors are actually breed specific, most importantly aggression. A recent study indicates that dog owners’ conduct, not the dog’s breed, could be key to predicting whether or not a dog will be aggressive. Research which could undeniably stop breed discrimination, and confront strict laws against certain breeds based on the premiss that they are inherently dangerous....   [tags: dog bite risk, dog breeds, dog walkers]
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The Chinese Crested Dog - There are so many varieties of dog breeds to choose from. All breeds have their own special traits, but there is one in particular that sticks out; the Chinese Crested. The Chinese Crested has caused a greater division of opinion than any other breed. Few are indifferent to it, but it is usually either loved or hated. (Fogle, 1995, p.539) The Crested has often been dismissed as inadequate due to its physical appearance, but over the years has managed to survive and grow in popularity. The origin of the Chinese Crested is unknown, but it is believed that it started in Africa and evolved from the African Hairless Terrier....   [tags: weird and controversial dog breeds] 596 words
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Dog Breeds: Akita - Akita History A breed that is native to Japan, this hunting dog dates all the way back to the 17th century. The name “Akita” comes from the mountain region where the breed originates. There, the Akita was called matagi, or “esteemed dog hunter.” In Japan, the breed is believed to be a symbol of good health, and is known as a loyal defender of the family. The Akita is the product of generations of selective breeding, and ownership was once limited to members of the Imperial family or Japanese aristocracy....   [tags: matagi, esteemed dog hunter, ] 838 words
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A Chinese Man and His Dog - In the land of Atlanta, Georgia, there was a 20 year old man named Shi Chung. He was from China and he didn’t know English very well. He lived a very complicated life here in America with no job or education. He has been in jail several times for robbing stores, banks, and gas stations for money and food. Shi Chung used all that money to buy useless things like 100 pounds of gum to video games but has no TV to play it on. His parents have given up on him because they say he is a disgrace to their family....   [tags: prison, dog, friend, accident] 1257 words
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Banning Breed Specific Legislation - Racial profiling had existed since biblical times, and is still present in today’s society. Recently in history we had the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. It did not take long for the fear of anyone from the Middle East to ripple through America. Wearing a turban in public would get people falsely accused of being a violent terrorist. Over and over again people foolishly stereotype and judge individuals based on their race or appearance. One of the most recent victims of profiling is the pit bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - A fantasy can be as simple as skydiving, or as complex as walking on the Moon. It can be said that most people have a fantasy of some fashion. Moreover, nearly everyone aspires to live out his or her fantasy at some point in time. Both Paul, an adolescent, in Willa Cather’s “Paul’s case,” (1905) and Dmitri Gurov, a middle aged man, in Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog,” (1899) have lives that are against their wishes which urges them to live out their fantasies. The places where they live, and the authoritative figures in their life, though, unfortunately prevent them from permanently achieving their dreams....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog] 985 words
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Training and Owning a Dog - How many people own a dog. Who trained the dog. Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but it takes a special dog to be a hunting aid. Labrador Retrievers are one of many retrieving dogs and do well around guns, water, elderly people, and children. Owning and training a dog is beneficial to people because it builds companionship and the dog can be used as an aid in hunting. There are many different things people have to do to keep their dog healthy. The first one is feed them a little better quality dog food instead of the cheapest food found out in stores....   [tags: good qualit dog foos, walks, swimming]
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Breed Specific Legislation - Introduction and Background As more people bring dogs into their homes, the rate of dog attacks continue to increase. In an attempt to reduce violent dog attacks on citizens, many U.S. States are turning to a tactic known as Breed Specific Legislation. Breed-specific legislation (also known as BSL), also referred to as breed-discriminatory legislation (also known as BDL), is a law or ordinance that prohibits or restricts the ownership of specific breeds of dogs, and/or dogs presumed to be mixes of one or more of those breeds (Breed-specific legislation (BSL) FAQ, n.d.)....   [tags: dogs, violent dogs, attacks]
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An Argument Against Breed-Specific Legislation - The term “breed-specific legislation” is not one that comes up often in day-to-day discussion for most people. Breed-specific legislation refers to all laws that seek to restrict or eliminate ownership of certain animal breeds, most often dog breeds. It was first conceived as a method of controlling and reducing animal cruelty, as well as mitigating the occurrence of dog-related human injuries and the illegal activities of dog-fighting and related crimes. Breed-specific legislation is distinct from animal control laws that restrict ownership of wild or demonstrably dangerous (those with a past history of unacceptable, aggressive behavior) animals, because breed-specific legislation makes a b...   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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Informative Speech: Breed Specific Legislation - Specific Purpose Statement: To invite my audience to explore the advantages, disadvantages, and the alternatives associated with breed specific legislation. Thesis: Breed specific legislation is a controversial topic in which I am very interested and would like to explore both sides of the issue to perhaps learn something new. Pattern of Organization: Multiple Perspectives Introduction I. [Attention Getter] Imagine you were told you couldn't do something or live somewhere for the sole reason you looked dangerous....   [tags: Informative Speech] 743 words
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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - The Russian attitude toward love during Chekhov’s time is very patriarchal and is considered normal to marry for practical reasons, parental pressures or other considerations rather than for love. The feelings that accompany love, such as passion and spirituality, are not a societal consideration and this institutional attitude toward human emotion is the catalyst for Chekhov’s story. When a person is deprived of love, he or she builds up a futility of life which consumes the human soul. In Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Dog”, the readers are placed in a setting where the main character Gurov, and his love interest Anna, are given the emotional freedom to feel love toward one another....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]
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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - Anton Chekov is said be extremely modest about his extraordinary ability to empathize with the characters that he wrote about in his stories. He was careful not stereotype any of the characters he portrayed nor did he over dramatize the story’s plot. The characters emotions and reactions to those emotions were the vehicle for the stories plot. Chekov only desired to write about real people with real feelings which allowed his writings such as “The Lady with the Little Dog”, the seriousness and sympathy it deserves....   [tags: The Lady with the Little Dog]
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Irresponsible Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Pet Dog can be said to be one of the most controversial fictions in the way it the extramarital affairs and the mystery of love that plagues the 21st century families. By the use of imaginary characters, Chekhov explores the theme of immorality and irresponsible behaviors among married couples who seek real satisfaction in secrete yet intimate relationships with other married partners. Whereas the likes of Gurov poses as the spoilt seed of the collapsing society, other innocent seekers of real satisfaction such Anna Sergeyevna find themselves confused and dancing to the same tune of marital unfaithfulness....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]
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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - One of the sweet comforts in life is to curl up in a favorite chair with a short story that will briefly carry people away from their everyday lives. On rare occasions, a tale mirrors real life in such a way that one is strangely comforted by the normalcy reflected in the words. A perfect example of a story about ordinary life that will soothe the soul in search for some insight on understanding the human behavior is Anton Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Pet Dog.” This style of writing has such a mass appeal because the characters wear recognizable social masks and reflect an everyday reality....   [tags: The Lady With the Pet Dog]
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Love in Anton Chekhov’s The Lady with the Dog - Love has always been a controversial issue throughout centuries. However, it was, and is, still one of the most popular topics in literature.One cannot help but be reminded of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet when that particular topic is brought up, which is one of the finest examples on this topic. Despite all the literary works written about love, love itself remains unexplained. The questions “why” and “when” is often asked –it can usually be answered vaguely or deeply, but sometimes it remians unanswered....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog]
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To Dance with the White Dog - To Dance with the White Dog   One Work Cited    Terry Kay writes a stirring novel called To Dance with the White Dog.  In the beginning of the novel, the main character, Sam Peek, loses his wife, Cora Peek, to a heart attack.  Soon after, Sam begins to see a mysterious white dog that hides from everyone, including his children. Kay never reveals if White Dog is in fact real or simply a figment of Sam Peek's imagination, but several plot elements lead a reader to believe that White Dog is in fact a real animal[b1]....   [tags: White Dog Essays] 563 words
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Analysis of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon - ... So he decided to go out and check on his neighbor Mrs. Spears’s dog, after all he liked dogs. But when he got to the dog, he could see a garden fork sticking out of the dog. Wellington had been murdered, but still Christopher decided to pick up the dog and hold it. After all Christopher loved dogs especially Wellington. During that time, his neighbor Mrs. Shears who owned the dog came out shouting and screaming. Soon the police arrived at the crime scene, the police man touched Christopher. However Christopher was autistic and he did not like being touched, so he assaulted the police officer and was put into jail....   [tags: autistic, muders, secrets, dog] 1434 words
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The Lady With The Dog by Anton Chekhov - In the beginning of the story, Chekhov begins with the simple line, 'It was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front…'; This passage shows that the local residents of Yalta have discovered an outsider, a person they know nothing about. Chekhov asks the reader to consider who is she with and why is she there. The character of the sly womanizer, Dmitri Gurov, also asks these questions. When first reading I began to form a certain opinion of Dmitri. We know he is married and has children....   [tags: The Lady with the Pet Dog] 1595 words
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Korean Dog Eating Tradition - Korean Dog Eating Tradition The Korean practice of eating dog meat has always been considered a peculiar tradition by foreigners. In recent years, this tradition has come under increasing pressure from animal rights activists, including Bridget Bardot, who wish to see the practice outlawed altogether by the South Korean government. This controversy came to a head in 2002, when activists convinced FIFA to put pressure on South Korea, the co-host of the World Cup, to ban dog meat. William Saletan discusses this controversy in his article ?Wok the Dog,....   [tags: Wok Dog Saletan Essays] 1186 words
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Breed-Specific Laws - Imagine buying a new home and moving to a new state with two beloved pets. Now imagine that the two beloved pets are a six year old Pit bull and a three year old Rottweiler. Upon the completion of the move, it is necessary to take both of the dogs for a well-deserved walk in their new neighborhood. From out of nowhere comes a police officer who kindly states that the dogs are prohibited in the state and will need to be taken to the local animal control office to be euthanized. Upon asking the officer why the dogs are prohibited, he simply says because they are bred to be aggressive....   [tags: restriction of dogs, rottweiler]
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Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog - The Power of Love in Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog Terry Kay said there was a grand romance of life between his parents. (179). Kay captures his parent’s undying love and celebrates his family in his novel To Dance With the White Dog. Kay believes that his parent’s love still carried on, even after their death. Sam and Cora Peek’s love is portrayed through the white dog that Sam saw licking up grease on his back porch. Strangely, the white dog looked just like a dog that Sam and his wife had when they first were married....   [tags: To Dance With the White Dog]
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Breed-Specific Legislation - Breed-specific Legislation Breed-specific legislation is the banning or restriction of dogs considered “dangerous” breeds, such as pit bull breeds, in order to stop dog attacks. “Inherently dangerous” implies that all pit bulls are, through genetics or their environment, born with a vicious streak; the science does not support this. Legislation targeting specific breeds does not work because dog attacks result from multiple factors, not just a simple breakdown of breed culpability. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the National Canine Research Council, as well as independent researchers, all agree that BSL is not producti...   [tags: dangerous dogs, pitbulls]
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Christopher and Junior’s Journey from Home in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon - ... P, Junior’s teacher told him he needed to leave the reservation because he had no opportunities if he stayed. “You have to leave this reservation”. (42) Mr. P tells Junior that he has no hope on the reservation. This vital advice convinces Junior to leave the reservation. This is an extremely brave thing to do because Junior is going to have to start a new lifestyle at an affluent high school. Junior attends Rearden, a white public school twenty miles from the reservation. Junior is different from the white students because of his personality, socioeconomic status, and race....   [tags: autism, death, dog]
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Physics of Dog Mushing - Acceleration/Velocity Acceleration and velocity are mostly dependent on the number of dogs, the quality of the dogs, and how well the dogs have been trained, but it also can depend on friction and inertia. The lager mass an object has the the more weight it has and the more inertia it has. Weight effects acceleration by increasing friction. Friction is f = µN where µ is the coefficient of friction, N is the normal force, and f is friction. The normal force is equal to mass times gravity assuming no other downward forces are applied....   [tags: sport Physics Dogs Dog Racing] 1019 words
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To Dance With The White Dog - To Dance With The White Dog When one is young in age, it is important for him or her to have a caretaker. It is important because there are many things that one cannot do at a young age, such as feeding or dressing one's self. In contrast, there are also many things that one cannot do at an old age, such as being the breadwinner of a family or going to the bathroom on one's own. In both stages of life one is usually helpless and dependent on others. This is why old age is usually considered one's second childhood....   [tags: Movie Film Movies Dance White Dog Essays]
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The Sun Dog by Stephen King - Bibliographic Information: King, Stephen (1992) The Sun Dog (The Penguin Group, New York, New York). Setting: This story take place in the town of Castle Rock, Oregon. Most of the book takes place around the main characters neighborhood and the store in which the camera was bought. In the story it is the month of September. The story stars on September 15, of 1997. The way the time period is associated with the main character is that September 15th is his birthday. So the story begins in the setting of a 15 year old boys birthday party....   [tags: Stephen King Sun Dog Book Report] 1204 words
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The Domestic Dog - The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, is one of the most diverse mammal species knows. This species can be found nearly everywhere, with separate breeds originating from every continent, except Antarctica. However, as widely distributed as this species is, little is known about its actual origin. Scientists have been able to track some lineages down through fossil records and genetic data. But it is undetermined how exactly old this species is, or even where this domestic dog may have started at. So, how is it that humans are not as familiar with “man’s best friend” as we are with many other species....   [tags: canis, mammal species] 1899 words
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Terry Kay’s To Dance With The White Dog - Questionable Existence in Terry Kay’s To Dance With The White Dog In Terry Kay’s novel, To Dance With The White Dog, the main character Sam Peek befriends a snow white dog. The dog, affectionately called White Dog by Sam, helps to save Sam’s life many times. She is spoken of throughout the book by Sam’s children as well as by Sam in his journal entries. The main question throughout the book asks if White Dog is in fact real or is she just an illusion. There are strong facts all through the book that support White Dog’s realistic nature....   [tags: Dance With The White Dog Essays]
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Life in Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog - Life in Terry Kay's To Dance With the White Dog      The voice of Terry Kay relays to his readers a story of life through death in this short novel, To Dance With the White Dog. This novelist writes the story of an elderly man, recently widowed and dealing with everyday occurrences while also battling the inevitable effects of old age. Sam Peek, the elderly main character, tends to get fed up with his overprotective family. During this, Peek begins seeing a white dog that no one else seems to be able to see....   [tags: To Dance With the White Dog]
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How to Choose the Perfect Dog - With hundreds of breeds and an endless supply of mixed breeds available, how do you know how to choose the perfect dog for you. Finding the right dog or puppy can be very stressful. It is a huge decision to make and not one to rush in to. Everyone loves a puppy. But what if you choose one that doesn't fit you. You may end up with a dog that is too big or overactive for your personality. There are certain things to consider before making your choice. What are you looking for in a dog. Male dogs are known to be bigger than female dogs and to carry more dominance....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How To Essay] 466 words
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The Role of Trees in Terry Kay's To Dance With The White Dog - The Role of Trees in Terry Kay's To Dance With The White Dog In the novel To Dance With The White Dog there are many similarities between Sam Peek and Kay’s father. The Dedication and Authors Note, located before and after the[b1] novel, give the reader insight into the true meaning of the book. In the Authors Note Kay speaks of his father and the fruit trees that he cared for; from this a correlation arises with Sam Peek and his beloved pecan trees. Terry Kay’s father cultivates fruit trees....   [tags: Dance With The White Dog Essays]
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Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog - Terry Kay's To Dance with the White Dog In the story To Dance with the White Dog, Sam’s daughters were constantly bothering him. Sam’s daughters thought that he could not do a single thing without them because their dad was getting older. Sam lost his wife of fifty-seven years, Cora, to a heart attack. Sam needed a companion, someone who could look at him and not think that he was losing his mind like his family did. One day Sam discovered a white dog running around his property. Sam did not want to support another stray dog like he did in the past....   [tags: Dance White Dog Terry Kay Essays]
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