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Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs - Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs       Writers as well as many people make or mislabel stories. Magical, unreal, real, fantastic, and the sublime are just a few types of different labels that a person can use. The different types of stories are amusing and fun. The world is made up of all types of different labels of material for stories that people like to read and enjoy. Elana Garro is one of the Spanish authors who has written stories that have been mislabeled and put with other stories that were listed under the magical and the unreal....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs - The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs," published in 1993 by Elena Garro, illustrates the common error of misidentification of Magical Realism. The fact that Garro is a Mexican author and that fantasy is so closely related to Magical Realism often causes the reader to associate this particular work with Magical Realism. However, this work also contains fantastic elements as well as sublime characteristics, which make it difficult to classify as a strictly Magical Realist work....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Identifying The Day We Were Dogs - Identifying The Day We Were Dogs        Whether or not "The Day We Were Dogs" (1993) is a magical realist story is questionable. Often stories are misidentified because of the closeness of literature such as magical realism, the fantastic, and the sublime. The story leaves a lot to one's imagination instead of presenting it in the text. Elena Garro blends two days and two completely different worlds together in this story. The magical elements depend on how one uses his or her imagination throughout this story....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs - Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs" is a short story written by an author born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1993. Elena Garro's major themes revolve around the concepts of time and memory. I do not believe this story is a true example of magical realism; however I do see the sublime and the fantastic used in this story. I think that this story is really a misidentification of magical realism. To start out, I was moved by the way the author talked about a day with two days inside of it....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs - Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs       The short story "The Day We Were Dogs", first published in 1993, was written by Elena Garro. She was born in Pueblo, Mexico, on December 15, 1920. I feel that the story definitely has to deal with magical realism. "The Day We Were Dogs" has too many magical elements that are treated as normal not to be magical realism. However, I also felt that the story has some unreal elements that are not treated as normal. Therefore, I feel that the story may also fit into the genre of fantastic literature, which creates questions about the unreal elements....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Pseudopregnancy in Dogs - Pseudopregnancy is a common phenomenon that occurs in the intact female dog that is not pregnant during the diestrus or anestrus time of their estrous cycle. Pseudopregnancy can be characterized by swelling of the mammary glands, swelling of the abdomen, milk production and a change in the female’s behavior such as mothering of objects or other animals, restlessness, aggression, nesting and anorexia, (Hermo, 631). For the subordinate female gray wolf this phenomenon is a typical behavior to take care of the young pups while the alpha female, and only female to mate and give birth to young, is out hunting for food for the pack....   [tags: Domestic Dogs, Wolves]
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Detection Dogs and their Training - Graham Vest stated, “the one absolutely unselfish friend a man may have in this selfish world….is the dog” at a Missouri trial in 1870, over 500 years after the first instalment of dogs in civil services (Orbaan, 15). Unlike man, canines possess a courageous attribute that does not fail even in the moment of an emergency and will not back down to daily challenges that may arise on the job each day. Law enforcement agencies around the world, both big and small, employ canines to assist officers in the field....   [tags: Dogs, Civil Protection, Patrolling]
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Therapy Dogs - As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. The dog is a loving companion to a man. He is happy to go everywhere with his master. He shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and licking his hand or face. This timeless relationship continues to evolve into new kinds of human-dog interactions that increasingly benefit society. This has led to the belief that dogs can provide company, affection and support to people who are going through a difficult time or who feel lonely. Dogs have aided humans in tasks such as hunting, livestock herding, and guarding....   [tags: seizure dogs, dogs, service dogs]
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Save More Dogs - Introduction Buying a puppy from the pet store might be one of the most phenomenal moments in a life. Unfortunately, puppy mills sell their malnourished dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills are huge kennels where pure bred puppies are crowded together in unsanitary housing with no food. Dogs who did no wrong to this world do not deserve to live in these conditions. The amount of puppy mills are increasing and must be stopped by adopting dogs from shelters, not buying puppies from pet stores and putting stronger laws into action....   [tags: puppies, dogs, pet store, pound, animals, pets]
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The Legislation of Service Dogs in Hong Kong - At the beginning of the year 2011, the first guide dog was introduced in Hong Kong which indicated a huge leap in the progress of promoting dog servicing in the region. Meantime, it is expected to provoke a controversial debate on the appropriateness in letting dogs assist in various occupations. The establishment of the issue revealed the requirement for the city to adapt a novel approach in providing social services by using working dogs. In definition, a service dog is a dog that has been trained since puberty by qualified instructors in order to develop a strong sense of obedience and abstinence so that it is capable of providing guidance and service for humans....   [tags: International Law, guide dogs]
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Prairie Dogs: A Modern Day Plague - Prairie Dogs . A Modern Day Plague Almost Every Morning on the plains of eastern Colorado, rancher Ken Holmes squints through a riflescope and sights in on a fat, little prairie dog. At the blink of an eye, he pulls the trigger and a hollow-tipped slug erupts from the barrel. Two hundred yards later, the slug explodes in the prairie dog scattering its ravaged flesh across the plains. Some people say that this is a horrible act, but for ranchers like Ken Holmes, it's away to save his grazing fields....   [tags: Free Argumentative Essays] 700 words
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Dogs - The results of the study scaled the dogs on five dimensions of behavior temperament: playfulness, curiosity/fearfulness, chase-proneness, sociability, and aggressiveness (De Palma et al., 2005). Dogs living in rescue shelters were assessed as demonstrating a low degree of playfulness, showing distraction by the environment when being enticed to play. The sheltered dogs also scored low on curiosity but, high on fearful behavior. The cortisol levels for the sheltered dogs were significantly higher than the cortisol levels of canines living in households, indicative of stress and anxiety associated with shelter lifestyle....   [tags: Shelter Dogs] 1148 words
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Working Dogs - Dogs are very common in the world we know today. Many households have one or more. Dogs are trained to be pets. Not only trained to be pets, dogs are also trained for work. Dogs are getting used more and more in our work environment. House dogs can also be considered a working dog depending on why the dog is there. There are many jobs for dogs. Dogs make a big impact on our working and social lives. There are many different types of work dogs. Some types of work dogs also have different jobs for which they are trained for....   [tags: Training Work Dogs]
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Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs - Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs       "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs" is a short story written by Colin McNaughton. "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" was published in 1981. It is classified under the fantastic sublime. However, based on the analysis of "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" one would believe that magical realism is a genre of the sublime.   While reading "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs", one comes upon the illustrations in the book. Through out all of the illustrations, the people are on a smaller scale then the animals....   [tags: Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs Essays]
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How Dogs Can Help Veterans Overcome PTSD by Chris Colins - ... In “ Therapy Dogs Help Students De-Stress” by Jen Christensen, It talks about how at some colleges now during finals week dogs are brought in to see the students. After spending ten minutes with the dogs the college students feel much more relaxed and less anxious. Apparently it feels as if it “clears their heads”. The increase in Oxytocin not only helps with medical conditions but it also helps with college stress. Oxytocin also reduces blood pressure. Dogs are not just used for people with anxiety and PTSD because they are cute and fluffy but they medically help people....   [tags: dogs, medical conditions, treatment] 679 words
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African Wild Dogs: The Lives and Loss of the Painted Wolves - African Wild Dogs, or Lycaon pictus, are indigenous to many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. They, along with wolves and domesticated dogs, are classified in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, and family Canidae, so all three species share many similar characteristics (Woodroffe & Sillero-Zubiri, 2012). Lycaon pictus translates to “painted wolf,” referring to the unique brown, gold, black, and white mottling of their coats which allows recognition of individuals....   [tags: Lycaon Pictus, Wild Dogs, Sub Saharan Africa]
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Flea Control for Dogs and Cats - Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Many Americans have a four-legged member of their family in their home. Most people deal with housebreaking problems, pet hair on furniture, and an occasional broken lamp because all the friendly welcomes home outweigh these minor problems. When the weather begins to get warmer, these pet owners begin to cringe with the thought of spring. It can only mean one thing; flea season and the circus of giving flea baths and dips is about to start. But in the past few years, there has been a break through in scientific technology allowing both owners and pets to rest easier....   [tags: Pets Dogs Cats Essays] 416 words
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History of Dogs - Miacis was a weasel sized small carnivore that lived forty million years ago in the Eocene Period. Miacis is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist....   [tags: Animals] 912 words
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Research on the Communicative Skills of Dogs - ... Genetic and archaeological evidence shows that humans domesticated wolves on more than one occasion. Domesticated wolves provided early humans with a guard animal, a source of food, fur, and a beast of burden. The process continues to this day, with the intentional artificial selection and crossbreeding of dogs to create new breeds. The objective of these studies was to answer the question whether their roots were present before dogs became man’s best friend or not. Friederike Range and Zsófia Virányi of the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna tested both dogs and wolves on a social learning task....   [tags: domestication, learning, food] 687 words
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The History and Science of Dogs - ... Creating a dog that is highly trainable dog and a superior snout”. All these hybrid breeds are so successful because of how the dogs DNA is formed. The discovery of deciphering the dog genome was discovered by the Researchers at the National Institutes of Health on The Science of Dogs “Every piece of DNA is made up of four different chemical components A, C, T, and G, the dog has 2.4 billions of these letters in the combination known as base pairs. Sequences of the letters ACTG make up thousands of Genes that specify each component of the dog”....   [tags: pets, domestication, breeding]
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Different Types of Dogs: A Shepherd - ... Soon later the man did buy the dog, soon after renamed the dog Horand. This German shepherd later was named a declared the first ever German Shepherd. He ended up being the father of 84 puppies. These type of dogs used to be much different back in the day, they used to be rough haired with short tails many changed have appeared since then. These dogs mostly became important after World War 1 ended. These doggies used to be called Alsatians; many people in other countries still continue to call the German Shepherds, as we know them Alsatians....   [tags: intelligent animals, breeds] 992 words
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A Dogs Life in Up and Downs - A Dogs Life in Up and Downs Dog care seems to be one of societies greatest undermined problems as streets begin to become littered with stray dogs. On Average there are 7.6 million animals put into shelters nationwide. A whopping 3.9 million relates specifically to dogs, and to make matters even more precarious 2.7 million are put down. And only 1.3 million are adopted, is it the dog’s fault. Or are humans to blame for not properly caring for them. Dogs have an instinct to reproduce and a fertile dog will reproduce on average once a year and this deals with 4-6 puppies on average....   [tags: dog care, having puppy, shelters, abuse]
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Difference Between Dogs and Cats - Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the whole world. Even though they’re both very popular, they are different in many ways. Some people gravitate towards the calmness of a cat, while others seek the companionship of a dog. Cats are a lot more independent and less expensive. Cats don’t require nor do they want to be trained to be a house pet. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal and will act as your best friend. Dogs require more attention and training to be a well behaved family member....   [tags: popular pets, animals, dog, cat]
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Companion Dogs, Making a Difference - For a number of children with autism having a companion dog is the difference between life and death. Methodically trained guide dogs help create an environment where autistic children are comfortable enough to live a more ordinary lifestyle. Autism spectrum disorder is a major public health problem that is the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 out of every 110 births in the US (Autism Society, 2009). ASDs can range in severity from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism where the child can function relatively well in society, to autistic disorder or classical ASD, which severely inhibits the child’s ability to socialize or communicate (NINDS)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter] 1102 words
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Cattle Dogs - Cattle Dogs The cattle industry in the past as well as today would be nothing without the help of man's best friend. Herding dogs are the best known working dogs. These unique dogs have an instinct to herd and with the right training will help a farmer or rancher move his herd without any trouble, as long as the dog is responsive to the ranchers hand signals and whistles. The best way to train a dog is to have it work along side an already experienced dog. They are keen, alert, responsive, and extremely intelligent....   [tags: Farming Dogs Agriculture Essays Papers]
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Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns - Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns The stale scent of sweat, dirt, and the scintillating steam of a freshly cooked hot dog waiting to be gobbled up invites fans when stepping into a sport arena or field. The hot dog is one of America’s celebrated entrees whether this deli meat is eaten at a sports event, a picnic, or a family round lunch; but to me, this versatile frankfurter link is more significant. Growing up, my paternal grandmother must have cooked dozens of hot dogs to satisfy my midday cravings as a child, and the memory of grandma serving this meal will thrive....   [tags: Food]
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Reservoir Dogs... - Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone. when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I left Stephen King for a while and read the screenplay in one sitting (I didn?t get much sleep that night)....   [tags: Movie Film Reservoir Dogs Essays] 2342 words
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Working Dogs and Handlers - Working Dogs and Handlers Police officers work with special units that make use of their dogs’ skills. Thornton says, “They work fire scenes; public transportation venues, such as subway stations, train stations, or airports; and large public events that may be the subject of bomb threats. They may also check vehicles or buildings for drugs or other contraband,” (Chapter 28). The Central Intelligence Agency; the U.S Postal Service; the Secret Service; the Drug Enforcement Administration and many more use dogs in their teams....   [tags: legal issues, law enforcement]
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Benefit of Guide Dogs - Being unable to see is a challenging experience. Living life as a blind person can bring frustration and aggravation because they may not always know where they are going or what is going on around them. Often blind people desire to be independent, but lack the ability to live and travel on their own. Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma, without the help of another person. For blind people, having a specially trained dog to support them in their complicated day to day lives is a great option....   [tags: Impact on the Blind]
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