American made: the Boston Terrier
What breed is this dog? The Boston Terrier, also called Boston Bulls, is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered and enthusiastic. Without the proper amount of mental and physical exercise it can become rambunctious and a bit high strung. These dogs are reliable with children, good with elderly people, and friendly with strangers. Boston Terriers are very affectionate and enjoy being a part of families including non-canine animals. Where does the Boston Terrier come
There is a patron saint for that (part 2)
St. Gertrude of Nivelles: Cats Feast Day: March 17 St. Gertrude grew up in Neustria as part of the royal court. Her family was quite powerful and served the king of the Franks closely. She became the patron saint of cats in the 1980s. St. Perpetua: Cows Feast Day: March 7 St. Perpetua was born in Italy. In 203 she became a Christian and under Septimus' persecution this meant her death. St. Perpetua was arrested and sentenced to the ring where she was attacked by a wild co
There is a patron saint for that animal (p. 1)
St. Francis of Assisi: Animals Feast Day: October 4 St. Francis was born in Assisi, Italy to a wealthy family. One day St. Francis was walking with his friends and spotted a vast number of birds great of all sorts. Filled with great joy, St. Francis left his party road and ran to the birds. As he greeted the birds, they moved not. Amazed by this he asked them if they would stay and hear the Word of God. After listening to his message the birds gazed at St. Francis. St.
Corgi butts drive us nuts!
What is this dog? The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, known for being the royal pets of Queen Elizabeth II, was first used by farmers in South Wales to herd cattle, sheep, and ponies. They are a friendly breed of dog that are still used today as herders. These dogs also make good house pets, but require daily exercise and brushing. They are closely related to Cardigan Welsh Corgis; an easy way to tell the two apart is by their tails. Pembroke Corgis have no tails, while the Cardigans
Origin of the domestic cat
The evolution line for domestic cats is not as straight forward as the line for dogs. All cats are in the Felidae family. There are two living subfamilies within the felidae family: Pantherinae and Felinae. The third subfamily, the Machairodontinae, which included the saber-toothed tiger, has died off. The most recent ancestor of the three families was the pseudaelurus. The pseudaelurus lived in Eurasia and North America about 20 million years ago. It had slender propor