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The Queen's Dogs

Posted by Silver Lucy on 5th Feb 2021

The Queen's Dogs
The Queen's Dogs Some of the most famous dogs in the world are the royal corgis, and dorgis, which are the companions of Queen Elizabeth II, and the companions of her parents before her, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Elizabeth has been fond of corgis nearly her entire life and has had more than 30 corgis since becoming Queen of the Commonwealth realms in 1952. Elizabeth II has had at least one corgi at any given time between 1933-2018. In 2007, she had seven corgis: Mindy, Monty, Missy, Linnet, Emma, Holly, and Willow; five cocker spaniels: Oxo, Flash, Bisto, Spi …

Why We Need Dogs

Posted by Silver Lucy on 29th Jan 2021

Why We Need Dogs
Why We Need Dogs It is said that dogs are a human’s best friend, and the logic behind this sentiment is evident to most dog owners. Dogs are loyal, devoted, loving, dependable, and adorable. Who wouldn’t want that in a best friend? But, according to research, dogs can be much more than a trusted friend. There is evidence proving the physical benefits of living with a canine companion. It varies from increased physical activity and improved cardiovascular health to decreased blood pressure and lower cholesterol. Dogs bring so much to our lives, and science supports it! Emerging resear …

Dachshunds: The Badger Hunting Wonders

Posted by Silver Lucy on 22nd Jan 2021

Dachshunds: The Badger Hunting Wonders
Dachshunds: the Badger Hunting Wonders As one of the most recognizable dogs, anyone can see why the Dachshund has earned the relatively common nickname of "wiener" or "sausage dog" with their long and low to the ground body. However, this oddly proportioned hound has a mighty background! In German, its name translates as "badger dog" and indicates why these tiny pups have such a strong personality. You would need one if you came face to face with a badger regularly! Europeans had been using dogs to hunt badgers, the ground-burrowing, nocturnal carnivores since the Middle Ages. Howeve …

America's Presidential Pups

Posted by Silver Lucy on 17th Jan 2021

America's Presidential Pups
America's Presidential Pups Many pets have found presidential homes in the White House over the years, from parrots and pigs to roosters and raccoons. However, dogs have been the most popular pet, with 30 of the 45 presidents having had at least one dog. George Washington was the first to have a dog during his presidency, and the last was Barack Obama with two dogs. Donald Trump is the first president in over 100 years to not have a dog in the White House and is the first since James K. Polk to have no animals. President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executi …

The Wonder of Connection in 2020

Posted by Silver Lucy on 2nd Jan 2021

The Wonder of Connection in 2020
THE WONDER OF CONNECTION IN 2020 2020 has been full of strife and hardships for everyone, but one of the best things to come out of this year was the adoption boom from animal shelters across Europe and the United States. There were even weeks in March and April where animal shelters were empty; not a single animal left from the sudden desire for a companion. All because we were desperate for company in the face of spending the next couple of weeks isolated from our coworkers, friends, and loved ones. Animals have provided us with companionship for generations, dating back into pre-history …