Anyone for Tennyson?: Reigning cats and dogs…a friendly tribute

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Today’s column celebrates cats and dogs in poetry and will do its best to maintain neutrality. In my lifetime I have enjoyed the company of some wonderful dogs and some marvelous cats, often simultaneously. Poets, who tend to be emotional in their beliefs, are not always so even-handed, which I don’t mind if their partiality produces interesting poetry.

A flip of the coin brings us first to Lord Byron (1788-1824) who loved animals and birds of all shapes and sizes. At various times his household included geese, monkeys, a fox, a badger, an eagle, a crow, a heron, numerous peacocks,

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Curious Questions: How did cats come to be man’s second-best friend? (Or best, depending on who you ask)

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In the last few weeks, Martin Fone has been taking a look at how dogs were first domesticated and the tricks of canine evolution which have made human hearts melt. But what about cats?

It’s a curious quirk of statistics that cats outnumber dogs in the UK, with 10.9 million to 10.1 million, despite there being more dog owners: 23% of households have a dog, compared to 16% with a cat. The reason, of course, is that a cat owner is likely to own more than one moggy, an impression borne out by a 2018 census by PetPlan. In almost

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Adopt A Pet From Falls Church Area Shelters: See New Local Dogs, Cats & More

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Looking to add to your family and do something good for the Falls Church community at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shelters have dogs, cats and other pets ready and waiting to be adopted.

There are thousands of dogs, cats and other animals of all ages and sizes without a home across Virginia — and many of them are located not too far from you. For those looking to adopt, a great place to begin the search for a new family member is at Lost Dog And Cat Rescue Foundation, where

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Pet Adoption In The East Austin Area: See New Dogs, Cats & More

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Do you want to add to your family and do something good for the world at the same time? Perhaps it’s time to adopt a pet! During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, animal shelters have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

For those looking to adopt, a great place to start the search for a new companion is at New Hope Animal Rescue Nfp, where Benjamin Button the dog is waiting patiently, or another local shelter. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer

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Adopt A Pet From Boulder Area Shelters: See The Latest Dogs, Cats

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Want to add a furry friend to your family and have a positive impact on the Boulder community at the same time? Adopt a dog, cat or other kind of pet from a local shelter! Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, facilities have dogs, cats and other animals ready and waiting to be adopted.

In the search for an adorable new friend, consider starting at a local shelter like Farfels Farm And Rescue, where Coal the dog is waiting patiently. If you aren’t sure if you have time to take care of a pet year round, many shelters also offer opportunities

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