Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

Animal Person

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

4 The Love Of Animals

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. Tags: random tidbits

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo

Animal Person

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? Their kids are probably gonna be petting the animals they're eating and they might not even know it."

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The Dog Who Healed a Family

4 The Love Of Animals

Anyone who has ever loved a pet will relate to the power that animals can have on a person. Of course reading about the “puppy express&# (based on the Pony Express), was a great testimonial to just how many kind hearted people there are in the world. It was a fun read, and reminded me of so many of our own stories with our pets. Tags: books

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