Sunday, April 18, 2010
Some Really Cool Doggy Trivia
Trivia #2: If you think of the average lifespan of a dog as 11 years, then the cost of owning a dog is $13,350. Which is money well spent, if you ask me.
Trivia #3: Dogs can make about 100 facial expressions, mostly using their ears, and this is one way they communicate with other dogs. Except that some dogs, like bull dogs and pitbulls, can only make about 10 expressions, so they get into fights sometimes because other dogs don't understand them. Basenjis have especially good facial expressions because of all their cute little wrinkles.
Trivia #4: Maybe you have heard the phrase "three dog night," which is the name of a rock band. But before it was a rock band, this phrase meant it was so cold that you needed three dogs in your bed in order to keep from freezing. Some people say this phrase comes from the Aborigines in Australia, and others say it comes from the Eskimos. I don't know who is right, but I think it's an excellent phrase that tells where all dogs should be sleeping on cold nights.
Trivia #5: People used to think that dogs were color blind, but now people have got smart enough to figure out that dogs can see some colors, but maybe not all the bright colors that people see. Dogs can see blue, yellow, and gray, but not red and green. This is not a big deal, in my opinion, because some people can't tell the difference between red and green either.
Trivia #7: People spend $1.5 billion every year on pet food. This is about four times the amount that's spent on baby food and just goes to show that pets are way more important than babies.