Sam here and it’s Tuesday so you know what that means? It’s Tuesday Trivia! For this edition, we found some rather fascinating facts.
Personally, I think dogs are such interesting creatures. Did you know that apart from barking, growling and whining, dogs use their ears and facial expressions to communicate what they are feeling? I’m still wondering what Dr. Sarah thought of my jumping up on top of the table Monday evening at our re-certification exam. I don’t think she was quite expecting that at all! All I wanted was for her to give me some of the really yummy treats for poking and prodding me but like most humans, she didn’t seem to understand what I was trying to get across.
Did you know that puppies are born blind, without teeth and the ability to hear? Their eyes open only at around 10-14 days, and their hearing comes after that. Teeth start coming through at 6 weeks. That must be why those little razors try to make up for all that lost time by biting and chewing like 4 legged piranhas!
Speaking of puppies, during their first week, did you know they spend 90% of their time sleeping and just 10% eating?
In honor of mom’s work at the law firm, we thought we’d share a couple legal tidbits. I learned that it is illegal to own a dog as a pet In Iran. You have to be able to prove any dog is a guard or hunting dog. That seems dumb to this canine, what could possibly be behind that dumb law? Do you think I could pass as a guard or hunting dog? Yeah, me neither. I’ll remind mom that we must never go there (pfft…as if we would).
Another weird law relating to dogs is a little closer to home. Back in Paulding, Ohio, police officers are allowed to bite a dog to get it to be quiet. This poodle thinks that’s just plain police brutality running amuck!
Now for a little more geography. Did you know French Poodles did not come from France? Poodles (like moi) are of German descent (Achtung!). We were bred to retrieve water fowl or so I’m told. I, on the other hand, was bred just to make people happy. They can get their own damn fowl as far as I’m concerned.
Well that’s it for me this week. Do you know of any other interesting trivia about dogs?
Live, love, bark! <3