Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pet Gift Baskets for Our Four-legged Friends

September is a big month for pets!  All month it is Happy Cat Month and this week is National Dog Week.  We just received some great inventory for our new cat gift baskets and dog gift baskets that we'll be showing here and in our store later this week.

Until then, here are some fun facts about our lovable furry friends:
  • A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph over a short distance.
  • A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
  • Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10.
  • When cats are happy or pleased, they squeeze their eyes shut.
  • 21% of dogs and 7% of cats snore.
  • The largest breed of dog is the Irish Wolfhound.  The world's smallest dog breed is the Chihuahua.
  • The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog breed.
  • There are over 700 breeds of purebred dogs.
  • President Lyndon Johnson had two Beagles named Him and Her.
  • Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic - a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.
  • Boxers were named after their habit of playing.  At the beginning of play with another dog, a Boxer will stand on his hind legs and "box" at his opponent.
I can testify to that last one with our Cody and Bosco!

Have a happy day!

(fun facts courtesy of and

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