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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]

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A House With Two Dogs And Two Cats

- For eighteen years, I have always lived in a house with two dogs and two cats. Within those eighteen years, I have been through three dogs, but always had two around the house. In those eighteen years, the two cats have always been the same, until one had an unexpected decline in his health. Chester, the mouthy Russian blue feline, had become sick and was no longer acting normal. Unfortunately, as a family of four, we decided to euthanize him. We did it out of mercy. We also euthanized our second cat, Sammy, out of the mercy of him becoming a lost soul in the house, always trying to find Chester....   [tags: Cat, Cats, Cat communication, Cat coat genetics]

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Why Cats And Dogs Cats

- When you talk to pet owners about owning a cat versus a dog, it stirs up much controver-sy in many ways. By looking at both cats and dogs, the cat outweighs the dog in many ways, which makes the cat the superior selection when making a final decision on which one to get. Cats have very desirable qualities that make them an award winning choice to many owners. The qualities that appeal to most are the ability of the cat to live in small spaces, they do not eat large amounts of food for their meals, and they are very sedentary and independent in nature making them a low maintenance pet....   [tags: Cat, Predation, Dog, Theobromine poisoning]

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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]

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Is It A Better Choice For Keep Cats Or Dogs?

- Is It A Better Choice to Keep Cats or Dogs. Nowadays a lot of people have pets at home since they are solitary. Pets can help them to release stress, and enhance their moods. Several studies show the people who have pets live longer than people who don’t. Pets can also help them to build their responsibility and patience. When teenagers spend time with pets, they learn the way to take care of others. There is no doubt that cats and dogs are two of the most popular pets in the world since they are easy to raise and they are adorable....   [tags: Dog, Predation, Cat, Neutering]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Dogs, Without A Doubt, Are Better Than Cats

- Dogs, without a doubt, are better than cats. For thousands of years this point has been proven, time and time again. We hear about amazing things that dogs do everyday for people across the globe, but the question is, what do you hear about cats. The fact of the matter is, cats suck. Cats have been and always will be selfish, arrogant, greedy, and self centered jerks. Dogs, however, will continue to forever be loyal, devoted, true, and selfless. While both cats and dogs have their own purposes in life, whether it be love or playfulness, dogs portray what the definition of a true best friend is, and cats portray what the perfect enemy is, terrible and atrocious....   [tags: Cat, Predation, Love, Theobromine poisoning]

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Why Dogs Are Better Pets Than Cats

- Why Dogs Are Better Pets than Cats We’ve all seen moments on media where a child gets a pet as a present. The pleasure of getting a pet as a gift is often touching and sometimes ends with tears of joy. Being able to grow up with the pet is often a emotional roller coaster. Treating the pet as if it was another human being like watching television together, playing outside on the field, or just eating dinner as a family are memories we can cherish as they grow up. Although, in terms of being able to connect with the animal emotionally and physically; we can definitely see many reasons as to why a dog is a much better pet then a cat....   [tags: Pet, Dog, Labrador Retriever, Predation]

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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]

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The Best Airlines Approved Pet Carriers For Dogs And Cats

- 10 Best Airlines Approved Pet Carriers for Dogs and Cats A pet make a man a better human and adds a personal touch to the home while being an integral part of any family. However, at times when the family goes out on a trip the most important aspect becomes the fact that the pets need to be taken along comfortably as well and thus the importance of pet carrier is of utmost importance. While a pet carrier is a necessity for the safety and security of the pet, it also ensures that the people around are not discomforted in case the pets travel in bus, train and even in the airlines waiting area....   [tags: Airline, Avianca, Southwest Airlines, Air travel]

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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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Dinosaurs And The Extinction Of Dinosaurs

- The prominent theory is that dinosaurs died in a fiery death due to an asteroid crash on Earth, but is that really what caused their mass extinction. Every scientist has a theory, and with so many out there it was hard to just pick one, they all made sense. It is completely possible for a volcano to have killed the dinosaurs, or even an asteroid. Another popular theory was the ice age. These were all plausible reasons for the extinction of dinosaurs, and that’s when the combination theory was discovered....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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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]

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Pet Psychology: People Who Live With a Pet are Best Advisors

- As we discussed about pet psychology last semester I decided to write about my pet. In my opinion, people who have pets are the most suitable people to give you advice about dog or any other pet. Maybe someone is scientist or he studied dog’s behavior but real experts for dogs are people who live with them, feed them, take care of them and the most important: love them. Seven years ago I got my first pet, golden retriever. Back then I couldn't even imagine how much he would mean to me. One day dad’s cousin told us that if we want a dog we can come to their place and pick one because they have seven of them and they can’t sell them....   [tags: cats, dogs, care]

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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]

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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]

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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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Feral Cats : An Unforgettable Experience With A Dog On The Stress

- Feral Cats in San Francisco Bay There was an unforgettable experience with a cat on the stress. After I got off the bus and toward my aunt’s house, a cat came up to me. It was the first time happen to me that a cat was very affectionate to me. And it persistently rubbed against my legs. I was a little scared, and I did not know what to do because it looked different from the common cats that I saw. I stood a while and looked at the cat. A few minutes later, I continued walked toward my aunt’s house, and I saw the cat followed me for a block....   [tags: Cat, Cats, Invasive animal species, Predation]

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How Dinosaurs Went Extinct?

- How dinosaurs went extinct. ​Seeing as how people always have their eye on the future it’s hard to know our past, for an example with dinosaurs. What exactly happened to them is a mystery; we know that they are extinct but how exactly. There are many types of theories out there like the Asteroid Impact theory, the possibility of the climate changing, and the thought out volcano eruption idea but which of these is accurate. There is more proof to support the impact theory overall and is highly considered to be more accurate among most scientists....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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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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Similarities Between Dogs And Dogs

- There are several similarities that dogs and cats share. One being that they both require love and affection from their owners. These two animals are the most common pets in our society to this day. Some prefer the company of a cat, while others are considered dog lovers. I on the other hand am a dog lover. I consider a dog not only a pet, but a best friend as well. I have personally experienced the friendship that forms between an owner and their dog, and I can assure you that I will forever cherish the memories that I, and my dog Cubby have shared in the 16 years we were lucky enough to have spent with one another....   [tags: Dog, Pet, Love, Cat]

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Working With Dogs And Dogs

- Thousands of homeless animals are looking for forever homes in America. Volunteering is a great way to give to your community and socialize the animals at the shelters. Working with dogs and cats that have not had good starts in their lives helps them trust again. It helps animals get over the trauma they have had before they went to the shelter. Socializing makes the animal more adoptable and they are given a chance to get forever homes. Volunteer at your local humane society 's and help out the animals like I have worked with in shelters....   [tags: Dog, Neutering, Pet, The Animals]

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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]

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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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Analysis Of The Book ' The Book Of Noble Dogs '

- Thesis Statement Since the commencement of warfare, humans have been using dogs to wage battle. Dogs have been employed in direct combat, for security purposes, for carrying equipment and for unit esprit de corps as the mascot. Today many feel that modern Military Working Dogs are more than equipment; they are Soldiers. Past History of the Military Working Dog Program The dog has been accompanying people into battle since the first cave dwellers domesticated them. They have been used as pack animals, mascots, security as well as in combat roles....   [tags: United States Army, Vietnam War, Working 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]

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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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What Is Glomerulonephritis? Cats?

- What is Glomerulonephritis in Cats. Glomerulonephritis, which is also known as glomerular nephritis, is a type of kidney disease that occurs when the glomeruli in the kidneys become inflamed and dysfunctional. The glomeruli are small capillaries in the kidneys that act as filters for the waste products in the bloodstream. When the waste products are unable to be filtered, they build up in the bloodstream, causing illness and further kidney damage. Glomerulonephritis is a serious medical condition that needs prompt care in order to prevent further kidney damage and complications from occurring....   [tags: Kidney, Nephrology, Immune system, Cat]

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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 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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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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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]

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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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Should Dogs Be A Veterinarian?

- When it comes to being a veterinarian, there will always be opposing arguments to your own thoughts. Everyone thinks that they know best for their own animals even when you were actually the one whom completed the eight and plus years of schooling as well as gave yourself around $200,000 of debt to help their animals somewhere in the near future. Of course, it is their animal and you must respect their opinions and choices whatever those may be in the end. However, you can still guide them as best as you can and try to tell them what is best for their animal....   [tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccination schedule]

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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]

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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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I Have Conversations With My Dogs

- I have conversations with my dogs throughout the day. For a non-pet lover, my conversations can seem, well odd. Of course I don’t expect my dogs to answer me back. I often wondered if they really understand me. Do animals understand us humans. It turns out they do. I’ve always been interested in psychic abilities. True, I don’t think I posses any personally, but I’ve had people in my life or even complete strangers tell me something about myself that sent chills down my spine. Often I feel that my pets are trying to let me know how they feel....   [tags: Communication, Emotion, Psychic, The Animals]

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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]

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The Black Dogs And Black Dog Syndrome

- According to Dictionary.com, black is “lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.” and “characterized by absence of light; enveloped in darkness.” (“Black”). Is that what black is. Yes, they’re many different definitions of black but one might say black is the night or black is a color, nothing more, nothing less. Colors are just colors right. There is no better color than the other right. The color black does not equate to other colors on any level....   [tags: Human skin color, Color, White people, Black]

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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]

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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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What Really Killed the Dinosaurs?

- Dinosaur stress: Stress on the dinosaurs is a possible solution for their extinction. This theory was first thought up by Heinrch K. Erben when he found that the shell thickness of a certain type of dinosaur species decreased as time went on. It was thought that the warm climate and good habitats in the Cretaceous period could have caused over population of dinosaurs, thus an increase of stress on the dinosaurs would develop. Stress is known to cause hormonal imbalances in modern day birds and lizards, so this could have happened to female dinosaurs....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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What Really Happened To The Dinosaurs?

- In Theory, there a infinitely many possibilities of what really happened to the dinosaurs. Every scientist, and every religious group say they have an idea of what really happened. But how can we tell whether they are wrong or right. We can’t. We can only make a guess, or believe what we want to believe. Religious people have their beliefs and the scientist have their beliefs too. We, ourselves have to decide on which ones we want to believe. Scientists have had many theories for what happened to the dinosaurs....   [tags: history of the earth and its inhabitants]

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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]

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Theories behind the Disappearance of Dinosaurs

- ... I would think that lots of animals died off because they didn't have much food or anything to live off of unless they started eating each other,that could of happened but we don't know for sureHere is more on what I said before in the last paragraph not all the animals died,in fact lots of animals survived because most of the animals back then where flying animals like birds and other flying animals. Then you have all the ground moles and things that and all the animals that where under the ground.To say that mammals survived the extinction doesn’t do justice to the history of life either....   [tags: biblical explanation, scientific view, asteroid]

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The Domestication of Dogs

- Domestication of Dogs Humans know dogs as a sweet and loving animal that wants to be loved, or also a man’s best friend, but until they were domesticated, they weren’t always like that. Even though many people think that the dogs were domesticated from wolves, not many people truly knows what kind of wolf that the dogs domesticated from. Researchers think that the gray wolf is the primary target of the domestication of dogs. The scientists believe that the dog comes from the gray wolf and the dogs have similar DNA in their body....   [tags: wolves, breeds, dna]

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The Beginning of the Big Cats

- What do we really know about the first of the big cats. Big cats or cats in general are solitary animals, so finding any fossils, let alone a well preserved fossil is like finding a needle in a hay stack. I believe that it is important for us to take a look back in time so we can try and see what pressures the ancient big cats faced, to prevent making some of the same mistakes that caused the extinction of many of the ancient big cats. Today many of the big cats of Central Asia, South America, and Africa are facing extinction due to humans impeding onto their territory and destroying the necessary habitat for them to survive....   [tags: Central Asia, South America, Africa, fossils]

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Controlling the Population of House Cats

- Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats are not native species and are therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: domesticated animals, unwanted felines ]

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Animal Rights: Working to Help Reduce the Numbers

- ... Staring with our Las Vegas Valley Humane Society, I was able to learn more of other agencies and local vets that are not only involved in this cause, but are also volunteering their time and services to try to reduce these numbers. Though I cant take home every stray I see, I feel that by getting involved and actually doing instead of saying, I am doing something to at least lesson the amount of strays that by no choice or fault of their own, do not have a happy home. Experts at the Humane Society of the United States have estimated that one single unaltered male and one unaltered female, counting their offspring, over the span of of just seven years could be responsible for over 400,000...   [tags: humane society, kittens, cats]

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Cat Restaurants : Whiskers And Tails Cat Cafe

- Cat Cafés and Entrepreneurialism: Whiskers and Tails Cat Café INTRODUCTION Does the idea of a cat café intrigue you. Whiskers and Tails is a first of its kind — not just for Reno, but the entire state of Nevada. You probably wonder, “What is a cat cafe?” Whiskers and Tails Cat Café is a cat themed restaurant where you can enjoy delicious food and beverages, complete with kitty cat fun all in one place. We’re bringing together adorable, adoptable kitties and a relaxed café all in a setting that makes you feel cozy at home....   [tags: Cat, Cats, Kitten, Nevada]

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Cats’ Response to Bird Calls

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Why Do Cats Do That?

- WHY DO CATS DO THAT. Let’s compare DOMESTIC AND WILD They are cute; they are loveable and judging by their 26 billion views of over 2 million YouTube videos, of them, pouncing, bouncing, climbing, cramming, stalking, clawing, chattering and purring, one this is very certain, CATS ARE VERY ENTERTAINING. These somewhat strange cat behaviors both amusing and baffling leave many of us asking, why do cats do that. Throughout time cats were primarily solitary predators of smaller animals and prey for larger carnivores, as both predator and prey survival of their species depended on their basic instinctual behaviors which we all still observe in wild and domestic cats today, While the feline action...   [tags: Cat, Predation, Felidae, Felis]

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Why Cats Should Be Fed

- Many cat owners go to a store and grab either the first, or the cheapest, cat food there. Dry food is usually the most convenient and least expensive food, so over half of cat owners choose that to feed their cats. However, dry food often has high amounts of carbohydrates, and though there is much scrutiny over what felines should be fed given their natural diet, it is commonly agreed that cats should be fed foods with a high amount of protein and a somewhat low amount of carbohydrates (Forrester and Kirk)....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Insulin, Kidney]

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The Town Of Cats By Haruki Murakami

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What Cats Should Eat

- ... The cats that developed severe anorexia died, but the cats who suffered only from hair loss had their fur grow back once the removed riboflavin was replaced in their diets (Gershoff). The study also found that cataracts could be developed in cats from a lack of carbohydrates in their diets (Gershoff). Now more than ever is a good time to learn about the dangers of malnutrition in cats because human fad diets are often pushed onto the family cat as well. Vegan diets can be devastating to one’s health if the proper vitamins and supplements are not taken....   [tags: pet nutrition]

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Jurassic Park: Gender Politics and Dinosaurs

- Man has always said that women are an entirely different species. As humorous as it sounds, no single gender cannot exist alone and are not depicted as superior to another. In Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park (1993) the gender politics in the film associate the female gender to nature and the dinosaurs as well, but at the same time it deems the female gender as an enigma. While the film presents only two female characters, Dr. Ellie Sattler [Laura Dern] and Lex Murphy [Ariana Richards], they present feminist ideologies that not only present them as modern women but seem to contrast Ellie to nature and dinosaurs as a commentary on the changing roles of women....   [tags: Steven Spielberg, Men, Women, Gender]

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The Boxer vs. The American Staffordshire Terrier

- These two breeds, the Boxer and the American Staffordshire Terrier are a great fit to family life. It been said that dog is man's best friend, and because of this, it makes them great companions. For instance, when an owner tells his dog that he is a good boy, the dog happily wags its tail. Then, there are those times when an owner has to discipline his or her dog; it creeps away with that sad puppy dog look. The Boxer, and the American Staffordshire Terrier; have some similarities, but are different in many ways as to their ancestry, appearance, and health....   [tags: Dogs]

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Endangering Captive Exotic Cats

- Americans as a culture take as they see fit, in almost everything we do, this action of taking is what our country was ultimately founded on when the Europeans took the land we now call The United States of America. This grievously includes exotic animals, and in a more glamorized spotlight the exotic cat, for their private ownership. Americans glamorize owning exotic animals and associate the magnificent pet with a higher social and financial status. Simply one high profile example is in the movie The Hangover, released in 2009, towards the beginning of the movie, the viewer is introduced to what is later revealed to be Mike Tysons very large Bengal tiger....   [tags: animals, exotic animals]

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Evolution of Dogs

- The grey wolf has been transformed into what we, today, call a dog. After years of traveling with humans, the wolf began to change and became adapted and tame enough to socialize with humans. The environment it was placed into was one of the causes for change, and another was the role it played for humans. The most likely scenario for wolves beginning to coexist with humans is that a human hunting party came across a very young wolf cub and decided to take it with them. The wolf cub would have been very puppy-like at an early age....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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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]

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Extinction On Dinosaurs

- Theories of the Extinctions of the Dionsaurs: Dinosaurs became extincted 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, something so devastating that it altered the course of life on earth. It seems like it happened so sudden, as geologic time goes, that almost all the dinosaurs living on earth disappeared. So how did these dominant creatures just die off. Was it a slow extinction, or did it happen all of the sudden. These questions bring rise to many different beliefs on how the dinosaur disappeared over 65 million years ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Extinction Of Dinosaurs

- Could an exploding star have been responsible for the death of the dinosaurs. This idea has become popular again as an explanation for the disappearance of the dinosaurs. An exploding star can blast material enormous distances into space. If this material reached Earth’s atmosphere, changes may have occurred that were harmful to life. We call an exploding star a supernova. Nova is the Latin word for new, and in ancient times, when an exploding star was observed, people often thought a new star was being born....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis and Description of Common House Cats

- Common house cats are domesticated animals, and that means they are meant to depend on and coexist with humans, not live in the wild. In most environments, cats are not native species and are, therefore invasive, and like most invasive species are a threat to their environment. Not only are they a threat to their environment, but “of primary concern is the welfare of the cats themselves, particularly of kittens, which suffer >50% mortality prior to maturity” (Levy 64). Despite this, feral cat populations continue to rise and in order to stop this trend, humans need to intervene and put in a good effort to help protect both cats and the environment....   [tags: domestic animals, kittens, animal shelters]

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