Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life (Canine Version)

1.) Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.
2.) The common belief that dogs are color blind is false. Dogs can see color, but the color scheme they see is not the same as ours. They distinguish between blue, yellow, and gray, but probably do not see red or green.
3.) Every known dog except the Chow has a pink tongue- the Chow’s tongue is jet black.
4.) The expression “three dog night” originated with the Eskimos and means a very cold night- so cold that you have to bed down with three dogs to stay warm.
5.) At the end of the Beatles song “A Day In The Life”, an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for his Shetland sheepdog.

To read the feline version hit the jump.

The Facts of Life (Feline Version)
1.) Cats can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.
2.) Cats respond most readily to names that end in an “ee” sound. And, they love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice, so talk to them often.
3.) Cats can see up to 120 feet away. Their peripheral vision is about 285 degrees.
4.) Cats are the only domestic animals that walk directly on the claws, not on their pads. This method of walking is called “digitigrade.”
5.) A cat’s sense of taste is keener than that of a dog.

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