Strange Stats…Did you know?

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Did you know there are more dogs in London, England than there are people in Norway?

Did you know Time magazine named Snuppy, a dog cloned by scientists using ear tissue from an Afghan Hound, the “Most Amazing Invention of 2005?”  Snuppy was also used to inseminate two cloned females- the first successful breeding of cloned dogs!South Korean stem cell researcher Hwang Woo-suk, left, and Gerald Schatten of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, look at Snuppy, the first successfully cloned dog, after a news conference at the Seoul National University Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Image of Snuppy and Scientists AP photo An Young-joon

Did you know it was common in the Middle Ages for dogs to be tried and punished along side their owners suspected of witchcraft?  We know years later two dogs were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 for witchcraft!

She’ll get you and your little dog too!      Photo Disney, Wizard of Oz

Did you know the Greyhound can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour (72 kph)?

Image dog-track.co.uk

Image from Uncyclopedia.wikia

Did you know 3 dogs are believed to have survived the sinking of the Titanic by boarding the lifeboats with their owners? Two Pomeranians and a Pekingese made it out alive!  Sorry, Jack!

The world is a very interesting and sometimes strange place.  Having a dog around can make it that much more interesting and strange.  I can think of almost no better partner to explore life with than one who is always up for the adventure!  Someone who will protect you at all costs.  Someone who has a biological need to smell this world, to traverse vast territory and who needs to live and travel in a group.  Someone who (if balanced) runs to meet new people and animals and can’t wait to make friends and play.

Get out and enjoy life today with your dog.  Make new discoveries.  Learn something new today.  Run to make friends.  And above all always be ready for a new adventure!

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human.  The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.” – Edward Hoagland

Have fun exploring the possibilities!

-G

More “did you knows” and other historical facts can be found in the book Amazing Dog Facts and Trivia by Ryan O’ Meara.

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