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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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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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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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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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Dogs Rule, Cats Drool - ... Sooner or later, Nemo, my dog, was running back and forth with sticks in his mouth helping me collect what I needed. Canines have the ability to serve as seeing-eye dogs, firedogs, service dogs or just a playful, loyal companion. The closer the dog and human’s relationship is, the stronger the feelings between them are. Canines have a talent of recognizing dangerous situation and being there for humans in their time of desperate need. The way canines can tend to humans when they need physical and even emotional help is substantial compared to any other house pet....   [tags: pet choices, domesticated animals] 708 words
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Cats versus Dogs: Which is Better? - Cats and dogs are seen to be the most popular household pets in the world. Because of their popularity, people would always compare these two pets to each other. But which makes a better pet. I used to have cats when I was a kid and I had a lot of them. I also had a dog, a family dog, but he stayed outside and I did not really pay attention to him. My cats died when I was nine or ten. I got tired of taking care of them so I stopped adopting one. I didn’t really know the differences between cats and dogs until I had my own dog....   [tags: popular household pets] 999 words
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Brief History of the Domestication of Cats and Dogs - ... Vikings are said to have brought them to Europe around 1000 A.D. They adapted to their environment by growing long, brown, waterproof fur (Staub). DNA researchers tried for a long time to find out exactly where dogs came from, finally, they found it: the Middle East. Robert Wayne, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, says “Dogs seem to share more genetic similarity with the Middle Eastern gray wolves than with any other wolf populations worldwide. We know dogs from the Middle East were closely associated with humans because we found them in ancient human burial sites.” Wayne also made this statement: “In one case, a puppy is curled up in the arms of a buried human” (...   [tags: Pets, Breeds, Animals]
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Dogs And Cats - The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear.      Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth.      "Can't we wait this time?"      "No."      "But-"      "We could stand here all day, but we'd have to leave sometime....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 4906 words
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Similarities and Differences Between Cats and Dogs as Pets - Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Cats versus dogs are a debate that just rages on even if cat lovers know that their little sweethearts swept to victory long ago. Their inspired playfulness and independent, beautiful spirit say enough. Even some die-hard dog lovers have inched toward the feline side, drawn by their low-maintenance lifestyle and excellent lap decorations. Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. Even though they are both caring animals, dogs and cats have their differences....   [tags: exotic coats, woof, bark] 597 words
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Personal Opinion Essay: Dogs vs. Cats - There are many reasons to get a pet. You could choose to get a pet for a companion, or simply to add to your family. Many older folk choose to get a pet after they retire or lose their spouse so they do not feel lonely. Many young couples choose to get a pet before they opt to have children, and many families add a pet to their home for their children. The question is though, what type of pet to get. Do you get a cat, or a dog. Having a dog as a pet over a cat is much more enjoyable and beneficial to your life, specifically because of their behavior, convenience, and loyalty....   [tags: Pets, Loyalty] 658 words
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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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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? - During the course of history, two theories have evolved that explain what happened to the dinosaurs.  These two theories have been debated back and forth between evolutionists and religious followers.  Evolutionists believe that dinosaurs became the most powerful beings on Earth around 235 million years ago.  They believe that no humans existed at the time.  Evolutionist views also say that all the dinosaurs were killed by a cataclysmic event.  On the other hand, the Bible says that God created the dinosaurs on the same day that he created Adam and Eve (Ham, 2007)....   [tags: Evolutionists, Biblical Views, Dinosaurs]
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The Volcanoes that Killed the Dinosaurs - “...99.9 per cent of all [species] that have ever existed are now extinct.” (Benton 1) After one hundred and sixty million years of domination, the reign of the dinosaurs ended in fire and ice. Sixty five million years ago, the largest volcanoes in the history of the Earth erupted across what is now India, effectively annihilating the dinosaurs by spewing out noxious gas and ash, that effectively blocked out the sun killing off most vegetation and breaking the food chain, leaving the dinosaurs to starve....   [tags: eath history, dinosaurs ]
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Cats vs. Dogs - Cats vs. Dogs Are you a cat person or a dog person. In the age-old schism of cats versus dogs, there has always been a debate for both sides. No matter what side is taken there will always be a debate about which animal is superior. People choose pets based on a certain kinship they feel with the animal. Now, perhaps cat lovers are uptight, but they don't choose to claim kinship with a creature whose first act upon meeting a new member of its own kind is to sniff its behind. There is also the problem of dignity and discrimination -- as in, dogs have none....   [tags: Pets Ownership Dog Cat Essays Compare Contrast] 564 words
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Critical Analysis of “Are Dogs more Intelligent than Cats?” by Stanley Coren - ... This causes them to have less chances of gaining intelligence. In recent data it was found that dogs are more subjected to newer demands, which increases their intelligence. Because of more demands put on dogs their intelligence is rising while “cats have remained at much the same level of mental ability that they had when we first domesticated them.” At the end of the article Coren mentions there is a reason we have never heard about a “seeing cat” “police cat” or “search and rescue cat.” Three concepts work well together to make Stanley Coren’s essay “Are Dogs more intelligent than Cats?” effective: the qualifications of his argument, the evidence that was used, and contrasting cats an...   [tags: demands, social, tests] 588 words
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Pet Psychology: People Who Live With a Pet are Best Advisors - ... He was so sad like he has done something wrong. Cats were afraid of a little cute dog…I just couldn’t believe. As he was persistent and courageous I gave him name Zeus. In Greek mythology, Zeus is the ruler of Mount Olympus, the god of sky and thunder, but my Zeus...he is actually afraid of thunder. Luckily, that's the only thing he is afraid of. It wasn’t only Zeus persistent in this story. Of all cats only one tomcat stayed. Firstly he was neutral, he was following Zeus everywhere but he was pretending he doesn’t like him....   [tags: cats, dogs, care] 650 words
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Animal Experimentation Should Be Banned - Imagine your whole life in a cage. You are always weak and sick because scientists are slowly poisoning you. That is exactly what happens to animals. Every year about 100 million animals are tortured. Whether it is being burned, crippled, abused, or poisoned, it happens every year to supposedly “support the advancement of science” (“11 Factss” 1). These “scientific experiments” have been going on since 500 BC (“Animal Testing - ProCon.org” 1). There are other ways to complete this research and using animals is disgusting and wrong....   [tags: cats, dogs, mice] 1173 words
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Dinosaurs And Birds - Dinosaurs and Birds      Are birds really dinosaurs or are they simply related. That is a question that has gained new life in recent years due to the overwhelming facts the are pouring in from newly found fossils and studies from fossils that have been found in the past. Two groups have formed in the study of this question: those who believe birds are a direct result of dinosaurs and those who feel dinosaurs and birds must have had a common ancestor. Determining which view is correct is a matter of opinion based on fact....   [tags: Archeology Dinosaurs Birds Essays] 723 words
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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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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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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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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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Cats' Amazing Ability to Survive Falls - Your chance of surviving a fall of 50 feet (approximately 4 stories) is about 50%, while almost no one who falls 6 stories will be around to tell their tale. However, in a study conducted by Manhattan veterinarians, Drs. Wayne Whitney and Cheryl Mehlhaff, it was discovered that out of 115 cases of cats falling (accidentally) from multi-story heights, 90% of them survived. An even more surprising result is that if a cat falls from more than 7 stories its chance of survival doubles, compared to a cat having fallen from 2 to 7 stories (a story averages about 12 feet)....   [tags: physics cat cats fall land feet] 1230 words
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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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History and Information on Cats - Cats are anything but tedious and nondescript; in fact, cats are one of the most riveting subjects to peruse. They are variegated in different shapes, sizes, and breeds. The history of the cat is a very fascinating matter, as cats date back hundreds of years. The Physical Anatomy of the cat is also rather compelling. There are also some rather odd facts about cats that are also very noteworthy, for example, a person who loves cats is called an “ailurophile”. As you can see, cats are quite the topic, and a very interesting one at that....   [tags: Physical Anatomy, Ancient Egypt]
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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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Feral Cats - Cats are one of the most beloved pets to humans beings. Though they provided a sense of comfort and love, there is a dark side to these soft, adorable, felines. Cats, both domestic and feral, poses a serious threat to native bird populations in the United States and health risk to both people and other animals. It is important that people realize the impact that feral cats have in the environment that they inhabit and how it not only effects other species, but us humans as well. Feral cats have no form of human interaction and therefore are difficult and or nearly impossible to assimilate as a regular house pet....   [tags: predation instincts, pets]
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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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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 Extinction of The Dinosaurs - Rapid climate change also ends up on the suspect list of possible dinosaur extinction events. During the latter part of the Cretaceous Period continents broke up causing volcanoes to erupt and fill the sky with gas and ash resulting in a drastic climate change (“Dinosaurs Climate Change and Biodiversity”). The shifting of continents changed the Earth’s landscape, altering weather patterns and overall climate (“Dinosaur Extinction Theories”). Also, over a long period of time, climate gradually changed....   [tags: asteroid, climate change, food]
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The Extinction of The Dinosaurs - Extinction of Dinosaurs Many different theories exist as to why the dinosaurs went extinct. We know for sure most dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago. The majority of scientists agree on a number of theories as to what brought the end of the dinosaurs. The most popular theory is that an asteroid ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Another theory, massive climate change in the pre-historic atmosphere, caused all the dinosaurs to die. Some scientists believe that mammals out competed dinosaurs for food and other resources....   [tags: asteroid, shock wave, crater]
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No One Knows about Persian Cats - A movie No one knows about Persian cats ask us this question. I would change the title somewhat to ask “no one who knows about Persian people”. No one knows about Persian cats takes us into the underground music scene in Iran. Many in the western world and especially in the United States may look dumbfounded when you talk about an underground music scene in Iran. I believe the director Bahman Ghobadi’s movie about the underground music scene not only exposes the repression of the existing Iranian government on freedom of expression, but also shows a side of Iranian culture most would never have thought existed....   [tags: Film Review]
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Dinosaurs are not Extinct - Dinosaurs are not extinct As time goes on, more and more fossil record of dinosaurs are richly known; more and more relative research project work on. An encouraging imagination that species of dinosaurs are not extinct and they evolve to birds was emerged. Dinosaurs are still here. They are still all around in the Human Age. It sounds crazy. Nevertheless, it seems clues are everywhere. There is a kind of dinosaurs, call Sauroposeidon, could raise its massive head over eighteen meters into the air, but this was only possible because their neck bones were so light, almost 85% hollow (name)....   [tags: birds, prehistoric ancestors, wishbones] 556 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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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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Urinary Incontinence in Dogs - ... Before limiting in how much your pet drinks water consult with your vet. One of the things you’ll see on your pet will be wet hair in lower abdominal area or between his/her rear legs. Lack of Bladder Control in Dogs. (n.d.). You will see multiple of spots in they’re bed or sleeping area. Yes they will also have urinary tract infections. The skin around genitals becomes swollen or inflated. Another thing you’ll see is moist tissues around penis or vulva. Last but not least you’ll see them dripping urine....   [tags: unable to contain, bathroom, pee, poop]
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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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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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The Cloning of Dogs - The Cloning of Dogs Introduction: The new "Star Wars" movie features an entire army made of clones. These clones are genetically perfected to be the ultimately obedient and powerful soldiers. How could this type of cloning technology be used in dogs. We could use it for the good to make the perfectly obedient dog, for use in seeing-eye work, rescue work, etc. This technology could also be used to affect the world of dog showing. An owner of a number one winning champion dog could replicate it and make the sport completely obsolete and pointless....   [tags: Clone Genetics DNA Science Essays]
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Dinosaurs Are Awesome - ... The dinosaurs though, would become small reptiles such as the lizards we see today after one of the greatest known extinctions of all times-the K-T Extinction also known as the extinction of the dinosaurs. In this time, I would see many giant dinosaurs such as the T-rex. These dinosaurs would be competing for their own survival and their children’s survival very roughly by killing other dinosaurs who get too close to their nests or them. During this time, I would be wondering how did these giant creatures 30 feet tall die and have us puny mammals take their place as the dominant species....   [tags: giant lizzards, extinct animals] 516 words
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Why I Love Cats - Reason I love Cats . The first day I brought Mimi home , I regretted it immediately. She was a kitten then and was crying all the time . It was my first cat and I did not know what to do . I kept thinking that there must be something wrong with her . I wanted to bring her back to the pet shop but I decided to just wait and see what happen . Finally Mimi got used to her surroundings and she became my best friend . Caring for a cat means much more than simply making sure they have plenty of food and water , it requires a lot of patience and love ....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs - Dogs are the first domesticated animal, and commonly known as "man's best friend.' Dogs have accompanied humans, and been considered pets, for around 10,000 years. They have been used for working, hunting, but most commonly as a pet. To this day, hundreds of different dog breeds exist, coming in various sizes, colors, and shapes. Although dogs are currently viewed primarily as pets, they have not always been viewed this way and have had an evolution of their own. To fully understand dogs, one must take a look at where dogs came from and how they have evolved....   [tags: gray wolf, pets] 1363 words
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Cats and Television - Cats and Television Steven Johnson wrote “Beneath the violence and the ethnic stereotypes, another trend appears: to keep up with entertainment like 24, you have to pay attention, make inferences, track shifting social relationships”(p. 214) in his article Watching Tv Makes You Smarter. So underneath all that violence and all that non pc like behavior in one of the highest rated television shows of my last ten years of living, I’m supposed to delve deeper, and see what’s really lying underneath all “that”....   [tags: Television] 1027 words
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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs - There are many arguments over what happened to the dinosaurs. Scientist have one theory and religions have others. Scientist mainly believe that what killed the dinosaurs was a massive meteor. Religions, however, have theories that say everything from bloodshed and disease to Noah’s ark and a massive flood. In my opinion, the scientific theories seem more realistic and believable. This paper is going to discuss the theories and evidence that science provides and also the theories and evidence that religion provides....   [tags: natural disasters, history of our planet]
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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? - There has been a debate about what happened to the dinosaurs since they were discovered. There are many thoughts of what happened to the dinosaurs, the two main theories behind the extinction are scientific and religious. Proof for both theories do exist and debates between scientists are still going on to which one really happened. It is a mystery as much for Evolutionists as it is for Creationists about the extinction of the dinosaurs. The fossil record of dinosaurs was poorly know for a long period of time....   [tags: Scientific Evidence, Religious Conviction]
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What Really Happened to the Dinosaurs? - There's always been a dispute between science and religion. It's something that can't be helped, and they are the same in many ways. Most people don't see why they have to fight all the time over who's right and who's wrong. When it comes to things like the dinosaurs, theres going to be some kind of tussle because no one really knows what happened to them. The religious view points toward Adams sin being the reason the dinosaurs were wiped out. The scientific point of view is that there was a cataclysmic asteroid impact that made them go extinct....   [tags: history of the earth and its inhabitants]
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