Talkin Pets News
Saturday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2011.
There are 42 days left in the year.
Today is: "World Toilet Day" - In 2001, the World Toilet Organization declared its founding day, 19 November, as World Toilet Day. Since then, 19 November has been observed globally by its member organizations.
Today In History:
1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.
1959, Ford Motor Co. announced it was halting production of the unpopular Edsel.
1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Charles Conrad and Alan Bean made the second manned landing on the moon.
1990, the pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.
Talk show host Larry King is 78.
Talk show host Dick Cavett is 75.
Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 69.
Actress Meg Ryan is 50.
Actress-director Jodie Foster is 49.
Jon Patch - Host
Maria Ryan - Co Host / DogGone Positive Owner, Training and Behavior Advice Expert
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Zack Budin - Network Producer
Special Guest Hour 1 – Bob Barker – Friend of Talkin’ Pets and former long time Host of “The Price is Right” stops by to discuss the “Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act” and more...
Special Guest Hour 2 – David Frei – Long time friend of Talkin' Pets and the Dean of Dog Show commentators – Voice of Westminster and author of “Angel on a Leash”… Possibly John O’Hurley co-host of The National Dog Show may stop by as well.
How much would you spend to save a family pet???
An Austrailian family paid $27,500 in veterinary bills to keep their cat alive after it was bitten by a tiger snake.
rigitte and David Harris took out a $20,000 bank loan, $18,000 of which they still owe, to pay for Ollie's treatment, but said it was worth it.
The family did not have pet insurance and Mr Harris advised other pet owners to consider it.
The couple said it cost them about $4500 a day to keep Ollie on "life support" for five days.
He was hooked up to a ventilator and cared for around the clock by medical staff who checked his breathing, heart rate and the venom levels in his blood. He also needed eight antivenene injections worth between $700 and $800 each.
If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake experts recommend owners get their pets to the vet as soon as possible because antivenene could be extremely effective if the animal is treated quickly. Snakebite symptoms are not as obvious in some pets, particularly cats. Generally, pets will show initial symptoms such as vomiting, excessive salivation and poor swallowing reflexes, wobbly walking, weakness in the legs, dilated pupils and glassy eyes.
Some people think its stupid to swim in piranha infested waters. Then there are the toeless Brazilians...
Thousands of flesh-eating piranhas have infested a river beach popular with tourists in western Brazil and have bitten at least 15 unwary swimmers.
Officials in the city of Caceres in Mato Grosso state said this is the first time they have had a problem with piranhas at the Daveron beach on the Paraguay river, where the aggressive fish began schooling about two weeks ago.
City officials said the beach will remain open because it's an important draw for tourists in Brazil's Pantanal region, known for its ecotourism.
Each September, Caceres hosts what local officials bill as Brazil's biggest fishing festival, a weeklong event that draws 200,000 people for fishing tournaments and concerts.
The city has seen far fewer people than normal use the beach recently because of the piranha attacks. It was deserted recently during a national holiday in Brazil, normally a heavy beach day.
Officials have put up large signs warning swimmers about the piranhas, reading in blood red letters: "Attention swimmers. Area at risk of piranha attacks. Danger!"
PETA asks Turkey, Texas to change its name for Thanksgiving....
The animal rights group sent a letter to Mayor Pat Carson on Monday urging him to change the name of the town in time for the turkey-based holiday.
The letter claims that turkeys suffer virtually every day of their lives and that eating the vegetarian alternative Tofurky comes without the suffering of the turkeys.
PETA wrote that it'll treat the entire city to a vegan holiday feast if the name is changed.
"Thanksgiving is murder on turkeys," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said. "By changing its name to 'Tofurky,' Turkey would send a clear message that delicious, savory mock meat is an easy way to celebrate without causing suffering-and give a bird something to be thankful for."
Located in the Texas Panhandle, Turkey is known as the home of country music legend Bob Wills.
Most residents say that they are opposed to the name change.
Bambi 1, Hunter 0. Game over.... But in this game everyone loses....
A Fort Wayne Indiana man died this week while participating in a reduction hunt at Chain O'Lakes State Park. Officials say he suffered an injury to his liver that possibly happened during an encounter he had with a deer he shot.
Indiana Conservation Officers have closed the investigation into the death of Paul J. Smith, 62, after the Noble County Coroner’s office ruled it was due to a lacerated liver.
Smith called his son shortly after 9 a.m. and left a message that he'd shot a buck. When Smith’s son returned the called around 10:30 a.m., Smith told him that after coming down from his tree stand to field dress and tag the deer, he discovered it was still alive and that he scuffled with the animal before killing it with a knife.
Smith called park officials by cell phone at about 12:30 p.m. to request help in transporting the deer to the reduction hunt check-in station.
A park employee who went to retrieve the deer found Smith unconscious and seated against a tree. The park's property manager and an off duty conservation officer tried to revive Smith with a portable defibrillator and CPR but got no response. Medics arrived and pronounced Smith dead at the scene.
An autopsy showed lacerations on Smith’s liver that were in line with internal bruising.
DNR officials believe Smith's family took possession of the deer that caused Smith's injuries.
Pervert-pleasing high-heeled mice stompers convicted of cruelty
Two women who stepped on mice while wearing high heels to give a man perverse sexual kicks have been convicted of animal cruelty by a court in central Germany.
The women, aged 29 and 25, made a film of their “animal crushing” exploits, as the disturbing practice is known, having been promised a considerable amount of money by a man for the video.
The women did not only step on mice, but also two lizards and three geckos, and ran over 12 mice in a car on the video. They also filmed themselves burning mice with lit cigarettes.
The prosecutor said the “animal crushing” perversion was a rare kind of foot fetishism. “Customers who watch films with such content, satisfy themselves according to our information, by watching pretty women slowly step on the animals, while wearing socks, high heels or while barefoot.”
The authorities used the video made by the women as evidence in the case. The 29-year-old woman was sentenced to a suspended sentence of nine months, and told to pay $500 to an animal protection organisation. Her 25-year-old friend is missing and could not be sentenced.
The defence lawyer criticised the sentence as particularly harsh. “One has to see that my client did not torture the animals for fun, rather that she needed the money that she had been promised in advance,” he said. He complained that the conditions of her sentence wrecked her plans to move to the United States to study business as she would no longer be allowed in the country.
Don't forget your pets' safety during the holidays...
Thanksgiving is just under a week away, and the holidays are just around the corner after that.
For many people, that means cleaning, cooking and lots of feasting. But if you have pets, It's very important to keep your pets' safety in mind. What may seem like a special treat for your furry friend may actually be harmful, or even deadly.
Keep in mind that chocolate, grapes, onions, garlic, raisins are all bad for your pets. Also bones should not be fed to your dog.
Here are just a few Thanksgiving Day Pet Safety Tips:
1. Give treats, not scraps. Instead of offering dangerous table scraps or leftovers, give your dog an extra doggy treat instead.
2. No bones about it. Resist that urge to throw your dog a bone. Turkey bones are soft and, like all fowl bones, are hollow, so they can splinter easily, causing damage and/or obstruction to your pet’s digestive tract.
3. Secure garbage. Keep the tempting garbage out of reach of your dog. The safest place is outside or in a room the dog is blocked from.
4. Holiday plants... Most of the indoor plants we like to decorate with during the holidays—poinsettias, mistletoe, holly, autumn crocus, Thanksgiving cactus—are toxic to pets. Keep these out of reach of your pet, or, better yet, buy fakes.
5. Get help. If your pet does ingest something, call your vet or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. Know which emergency vet clinics will be open during the holiday weekend and have their telephone number and address handy.
Name this animal: ________________???
This animal is small and native to Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common throughout the Arctic tundra.
The babies are called either pups or kits.
They are an incredibly resilient animal that can live in temperatures as low as -59° F and as warm as temperatures as Southern California.
It survives in extreme temperatures thanks to its thick fur, furry soles, short ears, and short muzzle.
Climate change poses a threat to this animal, impacting their habitat and food sources. Consequently the International Union for Conservation of Nature has included them on their Red List of Threatened Species and on a list of ten species that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
***ANSWER***The arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox or snow fox
THERE IS ALSO A VERY ADORABLE PICTURE POSTED OF AN ARCTIC FOX PUP ON THE FACEBOOK FAN PAGE WITH ALL THESE FACTS
LIAR GAME: "TURKEY EDITION"
Turkeys have heart attacks. When the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier, fields of turkeys would drop dead.
Turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
Turkeys spend their nights in nests made of leaves on the ground in small brush areas.....
****LIAR**** actually turkeys spend their nights in trees.
A spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 miles per hour. They can also burst into flight approaching speeds between 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds.
Benjamin Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States.
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the second Monday in October in Canada.
The pilgrims arrived in North America in December 1620.
By the fall of 1621 only half of the pilgrims, who had sailed on the Mayflower, survived. The survivors, thankful to be alive, decided to give a thanksgiving feast.
The pilgrims sailed on the ship, which was known by the name of 'Mayflower'.
They celebrated the first Thanksgiving Day at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Congress passed an official proclamation in 1941 and declared that now onwards Thanksgiving will be observed as a legal holiday on the fourth Thursday of November every year.