Meet The Turkish Van “The Swimming Cat”

Meet The Turkish Van “The Swimming Cat”

The Turkish Van If you hear someone bragging about their Turkish Van, you’d be forgiven for thinking they were talking about an imported car. However, the Turkish Van is not a car but a rare breed of cat.  This rare cat has a one-of-a-kind coat. While most cats have coats consisting of three hair types, the Turkish Van prefers a coat of one hair type, with no undercoat. This makes her fur cashmere-like in both texture and looks. Plus, it’s water-resistant, which works out fantastically since they are also known as the “swimming cat”.  This cat not only loves to go out for a […]

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Celebrate National Earth Day By Helping Animals!

Celebrate National Earth Day By Helping Animals!

Celebrate National Earth Day by Helping Animals Earth Day is a great opportunity to learn and to teach others about taking care of the planet and making choices that will help the environment and the animals that live here! Holiday History In 1970, the first Earth Day was created by using the energy of the anti-war protest movement in order to make environmental concerns a priority.  The holiday was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin after he saw the huge oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969.  On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans rallied for […]

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Flying Tree Snakes Can Soar As Far As 330 Feet

Flying Tree Snakes Can Soar As Far As 330 Feet

The Flying Tree Snake Chrysopelea is most commonly known as the flying tree snake or gliding snake. They are a genus of the family Colubridae, the largest snake family to 51% of all known living snakes. There are five species of flying snakes, which inhabit jungles, forests, and woodlands of South and Southeast Asia. These colorful snakes do not actually fly, but they do in fact glide. They are known to travel more than 100-meters in just a single glide, which amounts to about 8-10-meters per second. How amazing is that?  Although these snakes are venomous, they have tiny, fixed rear fangs that make them […]

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April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month The best time to learn about the serious disease that can impact cats and dogs everywhere.  The American Heartworm Society defines heartworm as, “a disease caused by foot-long worms that live in the hearts, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body.”  Heartworm disease can affect an animal’s health and quality of life even long after the parasites are gone, so it is important to prevent the disease to give an animal the best chance at life! How do animals get […]

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Fascinating facts about Lynx

Fascinating facts about Lynx

These beautiful creatures can detect a mouse from a distance of 250 feet! They are carnivores and usually hunt small mammals, such as snowshoe hares, mice, squirrels, and birds – some that are larger in size often hunt bigger animals, such as deer. They find prey by sight and sound as they are not as swift or powerful a runner as some of their feline relatives. The males are competitive in their search for a mate. Females do not build nests, they prefer a natural, concealed lair such as under a rocky ledge, a hollow tree or beneath dense undergrowth […]

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National Pet Day

National Pet Day

National Pet Day Dog, cat, bird, frog, pig, fish.  No matter what animal you call your best friend, today is the day to celebrate your pet! National Pet Day was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate.  According to her site, this day was not only created to celebrate your pet but to also bring awareness about the animals who are waiting in shelters and rescue organizations to find their forever home. Ways To Celebrate Adopt an animal.  Have you been thinking about bringing home a furry companion?  Visit an animal shelter and […]

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