10 Unusual Facts About Dogs

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Cloudy On the table
Dogs rank among the most common domestic animals we know.
 
We know their tail-wagging habits at the back of our hands. But despite our long-term relationship, there are some odd things about our canine buddies.
 
1.   Dogs descend from a weasel-like creäture called the Miacis, which existed forth
     million years ago. This little fellow later evolved into the Tormactus, then the            Canis family of foxes, wolves,  dogs and other dog-like creatures we are familiar
     with.
 
2. Grapes and raisins cause renal failure in dogs. Before realizing this, I fed my dogs
    regularly with grapes. I now understand why they had diarrhea.
 
3. Apple and pear seeds contain arsenic. Dogs love fruits, but avoid letting them
     feast on the core.
 
4. Dogs have sweat glands between their paws. They perspire through their paws and
    tongue.
 
5. Dr. Robert Mugford invented the Wagometer in 2003  to measure how fast
     a dog’s tail wags. 
 
6. A dog’s blades unattached to the rest of the body to allow flexibility for running.
    My West Highland Terrier, Cloudy, always wins a race with me. 
 
7. The phrase “raining cats and dogs” originated in 17th century England, a time when
    homeless animals would float down flooded streets.
 
8.Kubla Khan holds the world’s highest record for owning the most number of dogs.      He had 5000 mastiffs!
 
9.  Mastiffs and Great Danes wore armor during his time to go into battle.
 
10. Plato once said that the dog has a philosopher’s soul. I wonder why my older dog,
     Misty, loves contemplating!
 
Understand Fido better with these facts.



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