Indoors or not?

Animal chatter  BY IRIS WINSTON Can a cat have a happy life if he never roams the great outdoors? Cats instinctively love exploring, hunting and staking out their territory. Wild, feral and some male farm cats can cover 150 acres or more, for example. Even the more modest 15 acres that make up the average female farm cat’s territory is a...

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Dog breeds – all different, all special

Animal Chatter  by Iris Winston How many different breeds of dog are there? That’s something of a trick question. Even if it were limited to the number recognized by kennel clubs, the numbers would vary from nation to nation. At last count, the Canadian Kennel Club recognized 187 breeds—including the uniquely Canadian Inuit dog, the...

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