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Dogs are Lovable Pets

A true and genuine animal lover can’t avoid a dog in his pets list. The companionship between man and dog is evident from the stories in the history. The bond between them can be traced back from time immemorial to the modern world. Even in the dark ages when man found his way of survival through hunting in thick dense forests dogs were his faithful companions. With the advent of civilization dogs became the pets and were given a place almost equal to the family members in the family. Dogs were the very first domesticated animals by human beings. The domesticated dogs were mainly used for hunting and as pets. The evolution of dog is from the family of Gray wolf. The domesticated dogs belong to the subspecies of the gray wolf with the scientific term as “Canis Lupus”. The word dog derives from the Middle English word ‘Dogge’ indicating as a powerful dog breed. During the 14th century in England dogs in the hound category was used for hunting. By 16th century the word dog began to be referred to all species of dogs. Studies suggest that the first domestication of this wild species happened in Siberia and Europe. In extreme cold regions they were used as sled dogs.

It is quite evident form the history that dogs were mainly used for hunting in the earlier centuries. Later the cognition and adaptability to the surroundings made the man to domesticate these wolf descendants. The ability to adapt, playfulness and high train ability made them a pet in many house holds. The trend of keeping pet dogs at households became a trend after the Second World War. During 1960’s people of elite class kept high bred dog species as their pets. The easy taming, loyalty and train ability made the dog after human beings the best friend of man. The watch fullness of the domesticated or pet dogs made them the best companions of children. The versatile work pattern of dogs in different fields earn them the title as the “man’s best friend”. They play with the kids and at the same time act as the protector of children from strangers and enemies. Trained dogs are used in professions were dog squads are used in the defense and police forces. Sniffer dog squad is quite common in the police and investigation forces. The trained Sniffer dogs help to trace the criminals form the crime spots. Bomb squads of different countries use Sniffer dogs to detect the hidden bombs. Specialized trainings are provided to the dogs for detection of concealed bomb planted in densely populated areas. Dogs are great swimmers who during war times used to follow the soldiers to carry things through waters. The versatility in the nature of the dogs helps them to do almost any work along with the human beings. There are several sports and pet dogs shows are organized in many countries.

Ancient kings used to keep watch dogs and hunting dogs. Certain category of hounds and mastiffs were used for pulling cart for distances as a mode of transportation in olden times. In some countries dog meat is also used as exquisite cuisine. In some of the East Asian countries like Korea, China, Japan and Vietnam dog meat is used as a normal cuisine and the breed reared for dog meat is different from the pet breeds. In western countries and in Islamic nations dog meat is banned. In Middle East, except some part in the Eastern regions in India and Africa dog meat use is against religious standards and rules.

It is an undoubted fact that companionship of dogs are accepted world wide because of their several outstanding qualities that distinguish them from other animal species.

Cat is a Lovable Pet

Man always wanted company that gives him good support in every thing he does. The support he wants is for different reasons. Some are quite concerned about the mental support in his life style. It quite an astonishing factor that other than company from human beings man finds great amount of solace when he have a pet. People have different kind of domestic pets. The very best friend of man from the animal community is dogs. Not less than or equal to dogs are the cats. Dogs and cats are the closest domestic pets of man. Unlike dogs cats have more freedom in a house. They can roam in and out of a house at any time.

Scientifically domestic cats belong to the category of Felis catus. Cats are always welcome in a household because of its ability to hunts pests and rats. Apart form domestic cats there is a wide variety of cat groups. They are Chinese mountain cat; European wild cat, African wild cat and Arabian sand cat are the other most popular species f cats. The structure and nature of cat is of a hunter. It has sharp claws and canines that help them to hunt its prey. The wild cats are not so different from domestic cats in its nature and appearance. It is more ferocious than the domestic cats while hunting. A wild cannot be tamed like domestic cats. It requires more patience and time to tame a wild cat. Even then they will not adapt absolutely to the domestic life. If a chance is given they will always return to their wild life. But the domestic cats have easy adaptability than wild cats. They will get adapted to wild life very easily like wild cats and can survive in the wild life. Both the wild and domestic cats share several feature including body nature, the texture and color of body fur, body language, playful nature, intimacy with its companions and above all the most important feature of a cat is its intelligence and hunting nature. They catch their prey with great ease than any other domestic animal. There is always an inherent tendency of tameness of wild and domestic cats even though there is a difference taken for taming a domestic and wild cat.

Cats are being domesticated as they are the most capable domestic predators. The rodents, pests or vermin in a house will be easily caught by a domestic cat. Another special feature of a cat is its hygiene. They are quite conscious like human beings to clean themselves. They always prefer clean atmosphere. Cats never dirty the place or house where they are living. The most remarkable feature of a cat is its eyes. The vision of the cat at night is excellent than any other animal. The cat can detect its prey from a very far distance at night. They have lesser vision during day time and at that time they always wanted to sleep at some quite place. In dim light they have extreme bright vision. But they don’t have color vision. They blink their eyes frequently to protect them from damages.  The hearing capability is also very high. They can hear the most sensitive voice from very far distance. They can catch the feeblest frequency from long distance. The frequency change in the atmosphere is easily detected by cats. The smelling capacity is also as excellent as hearing and vision. They detect the change of pheromones through smelling. The whiskers on their face help them to detect objects in darkness. Relating to the tasting ability the cats cannot detect sweetness.

With these capabilities the companion ship with cats is always an amazing relation ship that brings lightness to the mind of cat lovers.

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