- It is estimated 1 million U.S. dogs are named as the primary beneficiaries in their owner's will.
- All dogs across all breeds are descendants of wolves; dogs and wolves are technically the same species.
- Many canine foot disorders are the result of untrimmed nails.
- Dogs can find the source of a noise in 6/100ths of a second. They use the swiveling motion of their ears like radar dishes.
- Dogs have three eyelids – the upper lid, the lower lid, and a third lid called a nictitating membrane (also known as a 'haw') that helps keep the eye moist and provides protection.
- The oldest dog on record was an Australian cattle dog, Bluey. Bluey lived over 29 years.
- The grief suffered when a pet dog dies is often the same intensity of grief felt when a human friend or family member dies.
- There are over 700 types of purebred dogs.
- Dogs do not have an appendix.
- Dogs keen sense of smell allows them to locate dead bodies under water, termites, natural gas buried deep in the earth and even human cancers.
|Catching 'rays, © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved|
Here is the original painting in a gallery setting:
|(left - right) Flea Bag, Catching 'rays, Reigning Cats and Dogs, © Susan Calvert, all rights reserved|
(White streaks in the picture are reflections from fluorescent lights.)