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Like an English gentleman Romi, a Hungarian Vizsla, he prepares to have tea. And, in a not very polite way, he licks his mustache while he savors his piece of cake.

Even if he drinks tea in a prestigious room, in fact, Romi is not a lord and it is useless to try to teach him good manners, also because in this "tea party" dedicated to them, dogs can do what they want.

The event organized by an association that deals with the protection of pets, aims to promote respect for dogs and raise funds for abandoned and stray dogs.

But it does not end here, the most ardent dog lovers will organize dog parties at home to continue supporting this good cause.

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Who knows if these big Siberian tiger cubs (Panthera tigris altaica) will be grateful to the bitch of a Hefei zoo in China that adopted them. If it hadn't been for her, that the two tigers would have starved to death, regardless of the species difference, she suckled them as if they were her own children.

Their mother in fact abandoned them because she did not have enough milk to feed the whole litter and the zoo managers, to give them the possibility of a natural breastfeeding, they assigned them to this new "family", with lots of little brothers (the little dog black in the picture).

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While athletes from all over the world warm up their muscles for the upcoming Olympics, a task force of professionals is preparing to watch over their safety. We are not talking about men, but a team of dog-rescuers who will support the Beijing fire brigade during the games.

This brave equilibrium firefighter and his other "colleagues", know how to trace any bodies buried in the rubble, identify traces of explosives and give the alarm to barking. And at the end of the Olympics they will not retire, but will be employed in rescue operations in the event of a national emergency.

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Ready to jump off a helicopter or dinghy the rescue dogs jump into the water without hesitation.

In Italy there are about 200 lifeguard dogs working with the Civil Protection and the Red Cross. The most used breeds for this type of "trade" are the Terranova and Labrador. These dogs have been used on fishing boats since ancient times, according to some tales of sailors, for the recovery of cod. But it seems that they were also the first to jump when some sailor fell into the sea.

In the photo a simulation, made by a rescue training school for dogs and volunteers, in Lombardy.

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I wonder if even for this police dog, who is delicately raising a cat during a police demonstration in Russia, the time for retirement is approaching.

After two years of missions in search of explosives and drugs, in fact, the nose and musculature weaken and the animals are forced to hang the uniform on the nail to enjoy a well-deserved rest.

In recent years, even dogs and cats can take advantage of the latest discoveries in the hi-tech field: a supercollar fitted with a USB key, on which the owner's address and other useful information are located, allow the dog to always be available. While for home cats a software could help them to always have fresh jelly even when the owner is not there, thanks to an automated bowl that doses the quantity of food.

If Halloween is an opportunity for you to disguise yourself, at least try not to follow the example of these Californians, who have forced even their dog into the ridiculous role of Superman.

But what is the favorite disguise for this holiday? According to a survey carried out last year, the choices of children mostly fall on the princess's royal clothes: then they prefer masks that reproduce the features of the protagonists of Star Wars, the classic witch dress and, in the end, the suit by Spiderman. Adults prefer more terrifying masquerades (witches and vampires) or take on the role of actors or celebrities.

What determines the similarity of dogs with their owners? From us, according to the researchers. The man would in fact have a particular inclination to choose in friendships (two or four legs) whoever resembles him. So it happens that we find ourselves next to a dog with the color or length of the hair similar to that of our hair.

If, however, you want to choose a dog that has the same kind of personality as yours, go and read our special. A dog character according to which it is possible to determine canine attitudes simply by breed.

We forced them to wear weird anti-rain dresses, anti-cold coats and special sunglasses. We had them paraded in beauty contests and sent to space. To find out about all the changes that dogs have undergone due to domestication, look at the photo gallery " Qua la zampa: friendship at first sight ". Of course, after the Laika dog, sent to space by the Russians with Sputnik, in 1957, it is bizarre to see a dog wearing a space suit. Fortunately it is only the image (which shows off at a subway station in Washington, USA) of a famous photographer who enjoys immortalizing Weimaraner dogs in typically human attitudes and situations …
Photo: © Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

They often hear stories in which a female adopts and suckles the pups of another brood, even if they belong to a different species from her own. So did the dog of the photo that welcomed a pair of tiger cubs among his legitimate offspring (oh yes, if you look at the picture well, they are also there to claim their part). The female tiger, who had given birth to them on 1 May in a Chinese zoo, did not have enough milk to feed them. Who knows what the dog will think in a few months, when the tiger cubs will have grown and become a hundred kilograms in weight …

Paws joined in prayer. This devoted little dog named Conan - pictured here in the Zen monastery "Shuri Kannondo" of Naha, Japan - says he learned to "pray" by imitating his owner: the monk Joei Yoshikuni.

The Buddhist religion provides the maximum respect for all animals. A legend tells that at the death of Buddha all the grieving animals gathered as a sign of devotion. The only ones who did not shed tears, however, were cats and snakes, showing contempt for Budda and attracting the anger of Buddhists.

But in reality cats have always been loved in Japan, even by Buddhists, because they hunted mice that threatened silkworm farms.

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For days his house was a tiny egg (in the photo) of the diameter of a hair. But now this larva of Toxocara canis - seen here under a microscope - has decided to broaden its horizons. And unfortunately it will do so at the expense of a dog, of which the worm is an annoying parasite. Once inside the body of Fido, the freeloader settles in his intestine and there he begins to stuff himself with the precious nutrients ingested by the animal. Causing him problems of bone weakness, fatigue and diarrhea but also, in the worst cases, peritonitis and pneumonia. Keeping it away from our four-legged friends anyway, the best weapon is proper environmental hygiene.

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Jack, the basset hound in the picture, has the longest ears in the world. At least for a dog: 33.2 cm each, 4 more than the previous holder. Nothing, however, compared to those of a domestic rabbit called Geronimo. On November 1, 2003, his was 79 centimeters long.

For many animals, ears are the most important sense organ, perhaps even more than the eyes. The hare uses it to move to perfection in total darkness. The gazelle manages to direct them in all directions to hear the arrival of predators.

But ears are also used to communicate moods. For example, the elephant uses them to communicate fear or aggression. While the fennec, a small rodent of the Sahara, eliminates heat through the skin of the large auricles.

The Crufts Dog Show 2005 closes today, the most famous beauty race for purebred dogs that takes place every year in Birmingham (England) and that will declare the most beautiful among 24, 000 dogs from all over the world. Parallel to the actual competition, numerous commercial stands present the latest discoveries for the hygiene, health and enjoyment of man 's best friend : from treadmills for walks indoors in winter to special "shoes" for rain, ideal when the bisognino in the open air is absolutely indispensable.
In the photo, a four-legged model interrogates the mirror !

The Crufts is the largest beauty contest for dogs in the world and was established in 1891 by a British traveling salesman Charles Cruft, from whom he also inherited the name. The peak of participation in this exhibition that takes place every year in Birmingham (UK) was reached in 1991 when on the catwalks 22.993 dogs were fought to the sound of curls and folded. A record for the note.

Other dogs have far more complicated occupations such as the beagle who, in the role of a true archaeologist, took part in the discovery of a slave cemetery in Mississippi and in Michigan of an ancient Indian tomb. Or as Kersee, a golden retriever who is the vice president of "canine communications" for IAMS, a pet food company …

At first glance it looks like a cruel game. In reality they are sunglasses designed to protect rescue dogs, which often become blind due to the bright glare of snow and ice. They are called dog-goes and are produced by a German company. There are seven models available: the shapes and dimensions are designed for dogs of different breeds and sizes; stability is ensured by adjustable elastic laces and an ergonomic shape adapted to the skull of the most faithful of our friends. They can be purchased online, but the prices are not affordable for all … collars: the less refined models cost 59 euros, the professional ones and those that wink at fashion even 89.

The scene you are observing was not photographed in our country but in Manila, in the Philippines, where a motorcyclist decided to let the trusty motor even to his trusted friend. In Italy this couple would immediately be sanctioned: in fact, for the safety of centaurs and four-legged passengers, it is not allowed to transport pets on two wheels unless they are secured in a walking cage firmly anchored to the motorcycle. The motorbike "kennel" must not protrude laterally or obstruct visibility to the driver. Little is worth in the eyes of the policeman, that Fido is fitted with a helmet: a fine to the unwary master does not take anyone.

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If he knew how to play basketball, he would probably be a champion. Giant George, the gray Great Dane in the photo, is only 4 years old and lives in Tucson, Arizona and has already entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world's tallest dog: 1 meter and 9 centimeters at the withers. The tall boy weighs 111 kilos and does not care about the line as he eats 50 kilos of food a day. In addition to the kennel has a double bed and does not seem to break up too much for beating the dane Gibson. The previous caliphore dog holder of the record, was only a couple of centimeters lower.

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A well-deserved phonata by criss1986 (Cristina Mauri)

I immortalized my fourteen-year-old Don, who after every wet walk is willingly dried with a hairdryer. With his expression so calm, calm and blissful he seems almost to want to say: "I didn't wait for this moment!"

SELF TELLS I live in Bellagio, in the province of Como and for some years I have approached photography. I have participated in numerous competitions also achieving excellent results. My favorite subjects are animals and landscapes. I also really like "seizing the moment" in certain situations of everyday life … [read all].

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Even if he drinks tea in a prestigious room, in fact, Romi is not a lord and it is useless to try to teach him good manners, also because in this "tea party" dedicated to them, dogs can do what they want.
The event organized by an association that deals with the protection of pets, aims to promote respect for dogs and raise funds for abandoned and stray dogs.
But it does not end here, the most ardent dog lovers will organize dog parties at home to continue supporting this good cause.
Photos tips and trivia about your favorite pet can be found on the Cani, Gatti & C channel .
See also the photogallery dedicated to dogs. Here is the paw and the Blog dedicated to dogs and cats .
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