A 3-year-old boxer mix named Sky was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon, Georgia, to new homes in Virginia.
Outbreaks of coronavirus have struck mink farms in Wisconsin and Michigan, but Illinois’ shrinking fur industry so far appears to have remained free of the disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
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- Put the ramp flat on your living room floor. Get a clicker (or use a reward word like “bingo”) and click and treat every time your dog walks around, looks at, sniffs, or touches the ramp with nose or paw.
- A 3-year-old boxer mix named Sky was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon, Georgia, to new homes in Virginia.
- More often than not, presidential pets have been dogs and cats. But many less traditional pets have also lived at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., their quantity and variety depending on each administration, said Matthew Costello, a senior historian for the White House Historical Association.
- Now, after an absence of more than a decade, a cat is set to also join the ranks of presidential pets, Jane Pauley of “CBS Sunday Morning” reported on Twitter on Friday.
- Outbreaks of coronavirus have struck mink farms in Wisconsin and Michigan, but Illinois’ shrinking fur industry so far appears to have remained free of the disease, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.
- The advent of horseback riding transformed our ancestors’ lives, irrevocably changing how they migrated, fought wars and traded. Now, researchers have found the oldest direct evidence of horseback riding in China, which could help unlock the historical timeline of how the civilization was affected by a newfound ability to get around on four legs.
- Signs were put up by officials of Jasper National Park, in the province of Alberta in Canada’s southwest, to try to stop moose from licking road salt off idling cars — a serious problem that can present dangers to the vehicles, the drivers and the moose.
- President Donald Trump offered a reprieve to a pair of meaty turkeys at the traditional Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony at the White House.
- Whether it’s a visiting nurse or a plumber, a dog, even the best dog in the world, can feel threatened when a new person, who is neither family or friend, enters their territory.
- How severely the world’s plastic waste crisis is affecting marine wildlife is not fully understood, despite decades of research and gruesome images of whales’ bellies filled with plastic and a turtle with a straw lodged in its nostril. A new report by Oceana, a conservation group, illustrates some of what we know about how plastic affects sea turtles and marine mammals in U.S. waters.
- When he moves into the White House in January, President-elect Joe Biden will morph into Romper-in-Chief, cavorting with two German shepherds, 12-year-old Champ and nearly 3-year-old Major, who will become the first shelter animal to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
- Washington D.C’s Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, where the birds usually land, is closed to donations. Plenty of scientific research that might make use of them is still on hold.
- Shelter officials think the recent spike in numbers might also be related to recent flooding caused by Tropical Storm Eta.
- The mechanical wolf, originally developed by the machinery-maker Ohta Seiki, stands 2.6 feet tall and is 4 feet long, its maker said. But when planted high in a field, it appears more than a match for a wild bear.
- In January, when President-elect Biden moves into the White House, a bit of normalcy will be restored to the nation’s highest office: He and his wife, Jill Biden, are expected to be joined by their two German shepherds, Champ, 12, and Major, 2.
- Dogs go through stages in their life, just as people do, as is obvious to anyone who has watched their stiff-legged, white-muzzled companion rouse themselves to go for one more walk. Poets from Homer to Pablo Neruda have taken notice. As have folk singers and storytellers. Now science is taking a turn.