Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

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Coincidentally, last night was a board meeting for our homeowner's association, and though I wasn't on the agenda there's always time for homeowner comments about, say, the petting zoo and pony rides that are scheduled for the spring "BBQ" ( here 's part one of this story). I printed pages of information about petting zoos from the Internet, mostly about health risks but also about animal treatment. And there's not much from the health angle for pony rides.

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Five Famous First Pets

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So in celebration, here is a fun list of Five Famous First Pets. Macaroni the pony. First Pet, 1963): John F. Kennedy’s family owned many pets, including a horse, which was a present to 5 year-old Caroline Kennedy. First Pet, 1789-1791): In addition to horses and hound dogs, George Washington owned a parrot. Dogs are the most popular presidential pet. Kennedy and Calvin Coolidge owned the most pets. Today is George Washington’s birthday!

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo

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Like a "BBQ, pony rides and a petting zoo!" When I started thinking about trying to get the association to cancel the pony rides and petting zoo (which are often part of one business as a quick Google search of " traveling petting zoo " will demonstrate), my several-year vegan husband said, "What's the use? It's not like these people care about animals. Their kids are probably gonna be petting the animals they're eating and they might not even know it."

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How a Farrier can treat a horse with club foot

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A Farrier is a professional with a very unique set of skills, they are able to care for and treat ailments found in hoofed animals including horses, ponies and some other animals. In the case of horses it is vital that they have their nails trimmed and looked at on a frequent basis as this is an essential part of the animal in terms of their mobility. guest post pet care

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The Dog Who Healed a Family

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I recently got a chance to read a charming new book called The Dog Who Healed a Family: And Other True Animal Stories That Warm the Heart & Touch the Soul. The book features short stories of animals who have touched the lives of people. Anyone who has ever loved a pet will relate to the power that animals can have on a person. But this book doesn’t just feature dogs, there are stories of all kinds of animals.

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