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Dogs of March by Ernest Hebert
Hebert tries hard, I think, to depict the lives of the native rural denizens -- the Elmans and their friends -- as realistically as possible. What are the characteristics of their lives? What are their values, especially their attitude toward their land and nature? How do you think we are supposed to feel about them -- sympathetic? Are they romanticized in any ways? What effects do they experience from the changes that are happening around them? Can you tell if Hebert's sympathy lies with the natives or the newcomers?
Set in New England the Dogs of March by Ernest Herbert, is a novel about the American Dream giving an emotional drama of characters that live simple lives and depict the common day-to-day turmoil faced by people and the effect that this turmoil has on others. Presented in the quaint hills of New Hampshire the…… [Read More]
Dogs Verses Cats
Dogs and cats are the two most common animals among pet owners. Each provides unconditional love as well as health and emotional benefits for the owners and each are fairly equal regarding responsibility and care, however, dogs and cats each have unique qualities.
There are numerous benefits to pet ownership, whether one owns a dog or a cat. It is reported that pet owners live longer and healthier lives than individuals without pets and that blood pressure can fall to resting levels or below just by petting an animal (Health pp). The cholesterol levels of pet owners are two percent lower and heart attacks are four percent lower in pet owners compared to non-pet owners (Health pp). Moreover, the survival rate of people who have had a heart attack and own pets increased from one in fifteen to one in eighty-seven (Health pp). Petting or stroking a…… [Read More]
Training a dog requires proper planning and execution of the training methods so as to reinforce and encourage repetition. Proper training calls for the creation of a desire by the dog to please and seek positive attention and feedback from its handler. For a well behaved and trained dog, proper behavior adjustment and obedient command training are needful. This training starts with the sit command and training. The sit command and exercise stands as the most effective beginner training to a dog. The norms in the "sit" training and command to a dog makes it possible for the handler to change a dog's ability to listen and obey easily. The training also orients the dog away from requiring bribes to follow commands.
Training 'Wolph' to "Sit"
Conditioning in Wolph's training response to "sit" is undertaken by giving treats and rubbing on the chest in case the dog demonstrated…… [Read More]
Search and escue Dogs
Search and rescue is all about saving lives. And the capability to save a life is regularly dependent upon how quickly a person can be found and accessed (National Association for Search & escue, 2011). Search-and-rescue dogs are smart, nimble and compliant, but their high drive to want to play is what makes them look for a missing person in all kinds of different places and situations. At its most fundamental, the job of a Search and escue (SA) dog has two components. The first is to find the source of a human scent and the second is to let the handler know where it is (Layton, 2011).
The dogs trained for urban search and rescue, utilize their noses to find living victims who are trapped when disastrous events take place like a building collapsing due to an earthquake, hurricane or explosion. Other SA dogs…… [Read More]
Smakey Dog Foods
Discuss how the SEC has influence (if any) over the audit of Smackey Dog Foods, Inc.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has a significant influence on the audit of Smackey Dog Foods, Inc. By Keller CPAs. The SEC's influence comes primarily by the audit standards that have to be applied to the business and independence is one of the principles of the AICPA. The other principles are responsibilities, the public interest, integrity, objectivity and independence, due care, and scope and nature of services. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 introduced many new requirements. These requirements relate to: the independence of audit committee members; the audit committee's responsibility to select and oversee the issuer's independent accountant; procedures for handling complaints regarding the issuer's accounting practices; the authority of the audit committee to engage advisors; and funding for the independent auditor and any outside advisors engaged by the audit committee…… [Read More]
Smackey Dog Foods
My role at Smackey Dog Food is to apply the audit procedures and objectives to this company. A cursory examination reveals that there are many areas where Smackey's accounting practices can be improved. At times, there are faults with the techniques that are being used. At other times, there are faults just as much with the control systems. Inadequate control systems are often the cause of problems with a company's accounting practices, and ensuring that proper controls are in place is one of the most important roles of the auditor (CSU, 2009). In this analysis, the issues will be taken one at a time, and then some final overarching recommendations will be made to ensure that not only are these problems addressed but that systems are in place to ensure that there are no further problems.
Problem #1 -- aste and Margins
The one-serving packages that are…… [Read More]
ag the Dog
The Public Relations Society of America espouses a code of ethics that includes protecting and advancing the free flow of "accurate and truthful" information ("Ethics"). Likewise, the Public Relations Society of America advocates honesty and accuracy in its core practice guidelines for professionals. In age the Dog, Conrad Bream (Robert DeNiro) deliberately machinates a plan to divert the public's attention away from a presidential sex scandal by hiring movie producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to manufacture multimedia images for the media. The fake war is an outright, deliberate, and overt affront to the first ethical tenet of the Public Relations Society of America, which would never admit Bream as one of its members. Interestingly, though, Bream does not try to lie about the sex scandal, but only wants to create a lie that will prove more sensational in the media.
Every other example of how Bream violates…… [Read More]
Bad Owners Not Bad Dogs
Bad Dogs or Bad Owners
Bad Owners, Not Bad Dogs
It is not debatable that some dog breeds are inherently more potentially dangerous and lethal. A pit bull or ottweiler, by its very genetic and physical makeup, is going to win a lot more fights than a Chihuahua or a Maltese. However, the key word in that first sentence was "potentially." There are no bad dogs…just bad owners. While the author of this paper does not argue against ownership restrictions for certain breeds, an outright ban on certain breeds being owned at all is a bridge too far and is symptomatic of laziness on the part of government and other regulatory agencies.
A Common-Sense Solution
As stated in the literature review, punishing owners to the extent of banning dog breeds outright is not the right solution because the true problem in play is the owners…… [Read More]
Neutering Dogs: it's a Good Thing
It's funny. One of the first things one notices when one travels out of the United States, especially to a "third world" country, is the amazing proliferation of stray dogs. I noticed this on my recent trip to a small village in Central Mexico with a friend. There, literally packs of dogs would wander the street, scattering under the hail of rocks hurled from the small fists of children, and waking me in the middle of the night with their snarls and barks outside my open window. It made me think about the U.S. And how it is actually strange to see a stray dog wandering the streets, let alone packs of dogs. I realized from this how important it is to neuter dogs.
It is true that many people consider it to be inhumane to neuter dogs. However, neutering dogs is immensely important…… [Read More]
Marketing Plan for Caninantics' "Pooch Pantry"
It is well documented that Americans love their animals and dogs lead the popularity charts for pets (Watters & uff, 2013). Indeed, many people grieve over the loss of a dog to the same extent they do over the loss of a close human loved one (Watters & uff, 2013). It's estimated that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that there are around 80 million dogs in the United States and that nearly half (47%) of all households in the United States own at least one dog (Facts about pet ownership, 2014).
The dog food-dispensing product developed by Caninantics provides busy pet owners with the ability to feed their dogs during their absences. The device, known as "Pooch Pantry," automatically opens dog food cans and empties the contents…… [Read More]
Their sex life clearly lacks maturity and mutual respect, and Peckinpah makes it clear early in the film that Amy is frustrated with her dull husband.
Straw Dogs is permeated with symbolism, one of the features that makes the film remarkable. The first and most immediate symbol is one that foreshadows the violent climax of the movie: the antique bear trap that Amy purchases. Being trapped is a motif in the movie, as the couple plus Henry Niles are trapped in their house during the film's climax. Hunting is also a theme. David becomes an ironically literal sitting duck when the local lads take him on a duck hunt, leave him alone to sit on a stone and tell him the ducks will just come on out of the woods and jump into his sack. David is emasculated many times in Straw Dogs, adding further nuance to the film's title…… [Read More]
Our Family Member, olfie
Our German Shepherd olfie has always been the most popular member of our family. Even though there were four of us, including Mom, Pop, and my little sister, it was olfie that everyone on the street knew best. Even the neighborhood kids loved her and would come over just to play with her. My sister and I did not even have to be home (and if we were that did not necessarily mean we would be asked to come out and play). No, the dog was everyone's favorite. Yet, for some reason, none of us were ever jealous of olfie. She deserved her popularity, after all. This paper will show why our family will always be remembered -- not for what we ourselves did -- but for what our dog did!
From the time olfie was born, she was the most welcome dog to…… [Read More]
Dog Scrubs a-Go-Go: A Service and Retail Marketing Plan
Dog Scrubs A-Go-Go is a planned portable dog washing/animal grooming service and animal products retail selling business that incorporates the full service array available at a typical grooming establishment with the convenience of at-home service. A large van can be equipped with all of the necessary restraints, equipment, and supplies needed to accomplish most dog washing and animal grooming tasks, and of course maintaining a supply of retail products available for customer purchase would be relatively easy. With this set up and the proper marketing plan, a fair profit margin and a substantial living could be made from this venture. The following paragraphs present a brief marketing plan for the described Dog Scrubs A-Go-Go business that will help develop the brand's recognition and market share.
There are millions of pet owners living in the United States, and…… [Read More]
Perhaps the clearest violation of the principles of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in ag the Dog is its essential premise: the PR firm is working to create the impression that the U.S. is at war to save the reputation of the current president, even though the country is still at peace. The PR firm deliberately deludes the American public into believing falsehoods based upon the needs of the client. As well as inhibiting the dissemination of truthful information, the PR firm actively stifles open communication by covering up the sex scandal of the president by creating false footage about the supposed war in Albania. The PR firm also collaborates with a movie producer to create fake film footage of the actual war specifically designed to tug at the heartstrings of Americans. hat the public should actually be focused upon (the politician's credibility) is completely changed and…… [Read More]
Behavioral Training for Therapy Dogs:
Therapy dogs basically refers to dogs that are trained to offer affection and comfort to individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, stressful conditions, retirement homes, schools, and mental institutions like disaster areas. Throughout the years, health care professionals have recognized the therapeutic impact of animal companionship like lowering blood pressure, stress relief, and raising spirits. As a result of the huge recognition of the therapeutic influence of animal companionship, the demand for therapy dogs has continued to grow. Actually, in the past few years, therapy dogs have been enrolled to assist children suffering from emotional and speech disorders.
The use of therapy dogs in assisting individuals in the health care facilities and other relevant institutions to provide affection and comfort originates from the human-animal bond. In most cases, the human-animal bond outcomes are based on affection and/or respect. Behavioral training of therapy dogs effect the human-animal…… [Read More]
Obesity in Dogs and Cats
Obesity and Diabetes in Cats and Dogs
Unfortunately, we are not the only species to suffer from our over-indulgences and lack of proper dietary nutrition. Cats and dogs can also become victims of obesity and diabetes. The research has found that there are both genetic and dietary elements to obesity and diabetes within the two species, and that focusing on a proper diet can help vastly reduce an animal's chances of avoiding obesity and also help manage diabetes more effectively.
ecent research on genetics and diet of obesity has uncovered some major elements as to who is prone to obesity, how it comes about in a variety of species, as well as how it can be avoided. ecent research has clearly shown the impact dietary choices have on obesity and later diabetes. One of the latest bits of research that helps clarify the nature of…… [Read More]
But while wishing to be strong is noble, forgetting the past leads to others repeating mistakes of the past in different contexts -- genocides continue to reoccur.
It is this that has proved the most significant lesson of Balakian's work regarding my perception of the world. I will never look at the signs to 'Save Darfur' the same way, after reading The Black Dog of Fate. Like myself, Balakian grew up at a table groaning with plenty, where his relative's past seemed very far away from Tenafly, New Jersey. In America, even after September 11th, it is easy to feel as though old, ethnic tribal memories and conflicts are very far away, when one is living one's daily existence and is obsessed with the day-to-day demands of one's personal life. Balakian came to learn about his family's history, not in some great, single revelation, like might happen in a made-for-TV…… [Read More]
Raging Bull is a fantastic example of this notion. Jake La Motta is bloodied and beaten repeatedly in the film, but he does not allow himself to fall. "You never got me down, Ray," is all that he says after, arguably, the most violent sports scene in film history (Raging Bull 1980). La Motta is driven by the desire to be a great boxer -- to be the champion -- and it is pleasurable to watch his will overpower physical pain in vain attempts to realize this goal. His toughness, not necessarily his boxing skill, is what makes him an appealing character; and seeing him bloodied supplies the audience's subconscious desire to see the male suffer for an idea.
Similarly, Reservoir Dogs also displays male suffering in adherence to larger social patterns. Mr. hite's commitment to Mr. Orange is completely tied to his belief that Mr. Orange is suffering as…… [Read More]
Allan Shivers served as the governor of exas from 1949 until 1957. Not only did his tenure represent a transformational time in exan politics and culture; Shivers practically catalyzed the changes himself, according to Dobbs in Yellow Dogs and Republicans. exas had been a staunchly Southern Democratic State. Like other Southern States, exas held long-entrenched ideals of White Supremacy, racism, and patriarchy. Conservative Southern politics changed at first due to the Great Depression and the government's response to it. In particular, President Roosevelt's New Deal programs helped exans to mitigate the mire of the Great Depression via essential programs and social services. Southerners started to appreciate federal funding for their woes. However, the differences between old and new ways of life in exas started to reveal a rift developing in the society that could only be solved by diversifying the political landscape. Dobbs claims that Allan Shivers capitalized…… [Read More]
Cost analysis of Search & Rescue Dogs
Costs and benefits of using search and rescue dogs
Search and rescue dogs "are the hard-working heroes of disaster relief, but it's all a game to these talented canines. Finding a victim brings a reward -- a hug, a treat, a tussle with a favorite toy. The dogs live for the praise, even though it must sometimes be muted in deference to grief" (oolf 2010). Although all dogs can be used in search and rescue efforts, the preferred breeds are 'scent' hounds. These dogs are bred to follow a scent and love getting a chance to be outdoors, using their special ability to great effect.
Dogs used in search and rescue efforts can be of great benefit to other animals. They have been able to find lost pets after natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Their presence also highlights the importance of the human-animal…… [Read More]
Domestication of Dogs |
Domestication represents a process of wild flora/fauna's genetic reorganization into farmed and domestic forms based on individual interests. To put it very precisely, domestication denotes the foremost stage of mankind's control over untamed fauna and flora. The chief difference between tamed fauna and flora and their wild ancestors who survive in their natural habitat is the former's cultivation, through human efforts, to fulfill particular requirements or fancies. Furthermore, domesticated wildlife adjusts to the constant care and attentiveness meted out to them by humans (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016).
The domestication process has contributed greatly to human and material cultural growth, and has led to the emergence of farming as an exclusive means of plant cultivation and animal rearing. These domesticated flora and fauna then transformed into objects of agrarian activity and underwent extreme transformations, growing into something entirely different from their untamed ancestors (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016).
According to…… [Read More]
Mummification of a Hot Dog
The practice of mummification in Ancient Egypt is probably one of the most famous elements of this ancient culture. Mummification is a technique for preserving the human body after a person has died.
There are many ways to preserve a body after death: in the twentieth century, there have been various forms of embalming (such as Lenin in Russia or Evita Peron in Argentina) and also freezing (such as legendary American baseball player Ted illiams). But the Egyptian form of mummification is a lot older and a lot simpler than these twentieth-century technological solutions.
Egyptian mummification was practiced by the priests of Ancient Egypt, and was in the earliest times reserved only for the Pharaoh or for members of the Pharaoh's inner circle (including pets and symbolic animals). Later -- when the Pharaohs of Egypt had become a colony of Greek and Roman empires --…… [Read More]
It is expected that the business will be able to build a strong base of returning customers, especially at its physical location, and seeking frequent and honest feedback from these customers can also help to ensure that Big Dogs continues to evolve in innovative and customer-serving ways. Hiring creative staff individuals with a true passion for caring for dogs -- and especially large-breed dogs -- will also help the business to continue generating innovative ideas for how to provide a more unique and higher-quality service to customers. The more innovative the business is, the more of a premium can be charged for its services and products without losing customers, thus increasing the profitability of the company while developing more innovative operations (Porter 2005).
Corporate Citizenship and Internal Communications
Though the impact of this business is not expected to be hugely significant on the environment or the economy at large, there…… [Read More]
Cropping the ears and tails of dogs is a bad practice because it is unnecessarily painful and traumatic to the animal, may lead to infection or other health problems, and it interferes with communication with other dogs and people.
Cropping ears and tails on dogs is very painful for the animal, but unlike some procedures which are beneficial and necessary, this pain is unnecessary.
There are no health benefits to ear and tail cropping.
False claims made about the health benefits of cropping
Debunking false claims
The procedure is very painful.
Nerve endings in ears and tail
Improper anesthesia and procedures are common
Traumatic for the puppy
The pain can be interpreted as betrayal or punishment.
The puppy will be hindered in developing relationship with others
Pain may interfere with puppy's eating or other behaviors at a crucial time in development
Cropping ears and tails can lead to…… [Read More]
Toby—I didn’t see you there as I was getting ready for work that morning. I saw you—but I didn’t see: I even yelled at you, “Let’s go, Toby! You’re going to make me late for work!” as though my tardiness were all your fault. I should have known better: you weren’t eating or drinking; you didn’t want to move. And here I was forcing you up and out the door for a walk. I didn’t realize the pain you were in. You just stood there on the lawn. You stood and looked at me with sad eyes—and even them I didn’t see. I only wanted to get to work, to get on with my day. I was so impatient, though all the signs were there. Something was wrong—but I barely noticed.
I had so much on my mind already: work, the car, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. You…… [Read More]
" Haddon's novel illustrates this characteristic of autistic families more clearly than any other of his themes and it is this that makes his work significant.
Library and Information Resource Net. "Autism and Brain's Immune System Linked." AORN Journal, Feb 2005 v81 i2 p341 (1).
Ozonoff, Sally and Geraldine Dawson. A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. New York: Guilford Press, 2002. (p27-28).
Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. New York: Doubleday, 2003. (p14-15).
See above, no. iii. (p44).
Herrey, a. And Lisa M. Capps. "Understanding Teasing: Lessons from Children ith Autism." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Feb 2005 v33 i1 p55 (14).
See above, no. iii. (p46).
See above, no. iii. (p140).
Bashe, Patricia Romanowski and Barbara L. Kirby. The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome. New York: Crown, 2001. (p43).
Bashe, Patricia Romanowski and Barbara L. Kirby. The Oasis Guide…… [Read More]
The dog may lose consciousness and fall to the ground. There may also be teeth gnashing, frantic thrashing of limbs, excessive drooling, vocalizing, paddling of feet, uncontrollable urination and defecation. The Post Ictus is the stage after the seizure when the dog may pace endlessly, appear blind and deaf and eat or drink excessively.
When a dog first experiences a seizure, it is essential to rule out causes other than true epilepsy. It is difficult to diagnose canine epilepsy because many other diseases or disorders can result in seizures Therefore, blood tests, x-rays, physical examination, and history leading up to the seizure are necessary for accurate diagnosis. If the clinician finds no identifiable cause of the seizure based on clinical evaluation, then the dog is considered to have true epilepsy. Seizures are not predictable. Some dogs appear to have seizures very regularly, while in others, the seizures appear to be…… [Read More]
The following chart illustrates the orientation and where the dog's social, sexual and micturition behaviors should be oriented.
Source: Tieken (1999)
The appropriate socialization of the dog is also important. Guidelines for socialization of the dog is shown for the age appropriate socialization in the following table.
Dog needs nurturing from the dam and to be protected from environmental extremes.
Some human contact is advisable
Continue nurturing, but allow some mild stress such as cold or short-term social isolation. Also increase human contact with some interaction. Studies have revealed that pups that experience mild stress grow up to handle stress better than littermates who were protected from all stress.
This is a fear imprinting period. Avoid negative forceful reinforcements; minimize all stress; be careful to avoid threatening situations (e.g., close proximity to large strange dogs, manwork,…… [Read More]
His view of interactions with others and admonishments is of less importance as compared to that of animals. In my opinion, this explicates the climax of Haddon's plot. The fact that Christopher decides to dig into finding the killer of the dog to erase the predicaments implicated upon him, introduces an interesting turn of the story. To him, tracking down the legitimate killer was exponentially vital to him; a close reflection to Sherlock Holmes inspiration.
In my opinion, the insights from the book exceptionally enlightened my understanding of literature. I gained knowledge concerning fiction's correlation to reality. This is portrayed by the Christopher's brilliance that illustrates his lack of fathom in his personal emotions. Similarly, the funny incidences create a dazzling effect to my understanding as the fascinating sides of Christopher highlights a blessing in disguise nature. This has helped in satisfying the incidental perception of the world of reality.…… [Read More]
But this does not mean that this family cannot be understood as a political constellation. The family members relate to the world with violence, trying to make others conform to their desires with guns and drugs, a path that leads finally to a terrible action. This action transforms the novel from a type of ethnography and the characters from symbols of a certain kind of cultural actors into themselves, into individuals who believe they can no longer hide in the shadows of their culture and their history. The characters step out in front of the landscape, step out of the shadows of generalities, of being movers in a Great Canadian Novel.
Essential to understanding the novel and its characters is to trace the history of the family as it moves from America to Canada, from one geographical and historical site of colonization to another. In their home in British Columbia,…… [Read More]
Lady ith the Pet Dog
According to Vladimir Nabokov, "The Lady with the Pet Dog" is referred to be one of the greatest stories ever written. The story was published in 1899, revealing a symbolic suitability according to the era. Chekhov, who was to die within five years, is revealed in the story as reinventing the form for the 20th century. In the context of this short tale, Gurov experiences an unfamiliar and winding course of principled and emotional growth that is not expected by most of the readers.
The author of "The Lady with the Pet Dog" is Anton Chekhov. Realizing the time, the cultures and the two continents transversely, Chekhov narrates tales of concealed love that extends deep into the lives, fears and hopes of men and women who are married. Such pairs struggle to traverse past their marriages that are fruitless and devoid of love in order…… [Read More]
His reaction is honest and real, and shows that he has emotions and feelings as well as logical reactions to his life. He also decides he cannot live with his father when he discovers his father is the one who killed Wellington. These are all emotional reactions to problems, and so he is very capable of love and other strong emotions. His reactions might not be what another person's reactions are, but they are certainly real and important.
In addition, Christopher becomes aware of a terrible hurt inside him because of his father's confession. Haddon writes, "But this hurt was inside my head. And it made me sad to think that I could never become an astronaut" (Haddon 132). That kind of hurt comes from love, and Christopher now knows the pain of loving someone and losing them. This feeling forces him to do things he would never do before,…… [Read More]
Canine Behavior: Genetics vs. Environment
The debate over nature vs. nurture as it applies to learning dates back over a hundred years. Certainly, during much of the 20th century, the distinction between learned and inherited behavior appeared much clearer than it does today. The concept that any type of behavior was either learned or merely developed without learning seemed a rationale and straightforward belief. esearch based on these expectations caused some scientists to conclude that rat-killing behavior among cats, for example, is a learned behavior rather than an instinctive one, that human fears are all acquired, or that intelligence is completely the result of experience. Learning theorists were arguing at this point that most behavior is learned and that biological factors are of little or no importance. The behaviorist position that human behavior could be explained entirely in terms of reflexes, stimulus-response associations, and the effects of reinforcers upon them…… [Read More]
gaining an understanding of Mary Crow Dog, what did you find most interesting about this chapter? Be sure to explain why you found it most interesting.
This chapter provides a lot of insight into gender roles and norms in the society, beyond learning about how these norms impacted Mary Crow Dog on a personal level. The phenomenon of child marriage, and of the lack of power women had over their own destinies, is evidence from the very first sentence of Chapter 12 "Sioux and Elephants Never Forget." The first sentence is tellingly written in the passive voice, when Mary Crow Dog writes about her marriage to Crow Dog. She writes, "I became Crow Dog's wife," not "I married Crow Dog," which would be the active voice phrasing. Mary Crow Dog purposely uses the passive voice because she was not even eighteen years old when she married. And more than that,…… [Read More]
A description of the entrance of Elmer Stark, father of Eddy and Tony, into the world of the story makes both the masculine and the feminine exotic, other, and unknowable, while at the same time igniting tensions and passions -- outright lust, in fact -- between them in a fetishization of the other. Nettie, the Stark matriarch, is described watching this stranger wash, "his naked shoulders, the gleam of his skin, and the lines of charred bronze where the sun had burned his neck and wrists, the faint red-gold of the hairs that edged from under his belt at his waist" (Lane, p. 144). This description makes it clear that Elmer is not being viewed as a human, but as an other, just as Nettie is creating her own distance and just as distances were created with the native peoples through such objectification. ith such beginnings as these, it is…… [Read More]
Embedding Elements of Functional Skills in K-9 Handling
Skills in individual areas become much more valuable to instructors and to learners when they are fully integrated or embedded within functional applications (Gravells, 2008). Generally, a good canine handler needs to have a command of factual knowledge about canine behavior, human psychology, criminal law and procedure, computer Internet technology, (ICT), and good writing skills. However, raw knowledge about canines, or so-called "textbook" knowledge (breed identification, history, physiology, general behavior, etc.) is comparatively useless in the field. Instead, the functional or "embedded" knowledge a canine handler must understand about dogs would include identifying predictable behaviors of various canines in specific situations. For example, knowledge about the respective lineage of the Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd is not particularly useful in the field as compared with embedded knowledge of their respective likely responses to gunshots.
Likewise, textbook knowledge of the history of the…… [Read More]
Chekhov likened his characters to a child who is just starting to understanding a new concept and meaning of love, leading him to further evaluate himself not just as a lover to Anna, but as a man and individual as he appears to Anna and other people:
He had two lives: one, open, seen and known by all who cared to know…and another life running its course in secret… everything that was essential, of interest and value to him…was hidden from other people; and all that was false in him…all that was open.
While Gurov admitted and acknowledged the hypocritical life he led by carrying on a love affair with Anna while still living with his wife, Anna remained confused and uncertain about herself and her lover in Oates' redevelopment of Chekhov's original short story. Created to complete the missing information on events surrounding Anna and her lover's affair in…… [Read More]
IONY IN BIECE'S OIL OF DOG
IONY IN OIL OF DOG
IONY IN BIECE'S Oil OF DOG
Ambrose Bierce's Oil of Dog is a dark, macabre and humorous, even though it is a short story it is very rich, compact and filled with irony. The irony which is the dominant and most outstanding element in Oil of Dog functions in several significant and symbolic ways. Bierce presents to the reader an inverted or upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right. He portrays his parents and their trade which is murder and thievery as honorable while at the same time presenting the righteous as guilty. The constable, a representative or law and order is described like this: "young as I was, I had learned that a constable's acts, of whatever apparent character are prompted by the most reprehensible motives" (12).
He also states that the town's people…… [Read More]
Ethics Training for Employees
"ecently we have become aware of massive fraud and abuses that are tolerated and even encouraged by executives in large and formerly reputable organizations" (Lee, 2004). The Enron scandal sent ricochets through corporate America, causing literally thousands of people to lose their jobs and sending a major city into a deeper recession than that experienced by the rest of the country. Even seemingly minor corporate scandals have had a tremendous impact on both corporate America and on consumer confidence in corporations. One need only look at the recent media fury surrounding Martha Stewart's recent release from prison to realize that corporate misbehavior is the hot-button issue of the day. As evidenced by the abundance of "Free Martha" t-shirts, the negative impacts of corporate ethical issues are not always apparent on the surface. However, the fact is that abusive and illegal practices that have been permitted, and…… [Read More]
The Field Experience Project that I participated over this course has enlightened me in many ways. Having a different perspective as an observer was a very valuable way of examining the teaching environment. The purpose of this essay is to summarize my experience as an interviewer and observer at the Clay County High School in Clay, V. This essay will first give some background on the circumstances of my situation before capturing some specific items that occurred while I was there.
After describing some of the background information about the school, I will then give an account of my experiences at the school. I will describe the details about my activities and interactions while I was present as an observer. The final part of the essay will discuss some of my specific observations about culture and how culture affected the school that I observed.
Clay County High…… [Read More]
It should also be pointed out that the Defendant, Mr. Taylor, warned the Plaintiff to not play with the dog and that Ms. Buffet openly admits that this is the case. The warning itself will not affect the issue of liability but it will impact on the measure of damages. As Ms. Buffet made no effort to play with the dog or otherwise interact with him the issue of the warning should have little impact on the case but it is something that must be considered.
II. Doctrine of Comparative Negligence Will Mitigate Damages
Assuming arguendo that the Plaintiff can prove negligence by the Defendant she must overcome the tenets of the Comparative Negligence doctrine.
As Florida follows pure comparative negligence she might still be able to recover damages but they would be diminished by how the contribution of fault is measured by the jury. For example, if the jury…… [Read More]
e., they became helpless). Furthermore, other behaviors of the dogs were adversely affected (e.g., the dogs appeared apathetic and had poor appetites) (Hitzemann, 2000). In his essay, "Animal Models of Psychiatric Disorders and Their elevance to Alcoholism," Hitzemann (2000) reports that, "Both fear and anxiety are alerting signals that warn the individual against impending danger and enable the individual to take defensive measures. For animals, the distinctions between fear and anxiety are vague" (p. 149). The distinctions between fear and anxiety are clearly irrelevant for humans who encounter such stressed animals, though.
According to Hodge and Stull (2000), dog bites cause an average of 17 human deaths, 6,000 hospitalizations, and 330,000 emergency room visits every year in the Untied States and a like number of people probably do not seek treatment or report the incident, but may nevertheless experience psychological trauma, anxiety, and missed work or school. Furthermore, dog bites…… [Read More]
Interestingly, doggie day care has become so common in some areas, that it has become "socially unacceptable" for people to leave their dogs home alone all day ("Pet Statistics"). This is true in large urban centers such as New York City and Los Angeles, which has led to a proliferation of doggie day care centers in these areas. As more pet owners become involved in every aspect of their pets' lives, it seems clear that services such as doggie day care will continue to grow and thrive. However, just about any business concerning pets seems to be on the rise today, and getting involved in the pet industry seems to be a good investment for an entrepreneur in the future, because the industry is still growing, rather than leveling out. Many other business opportunities exist.
OTHE PET BusinessES
Doggy day care may be one of the fastest growing pet businesses…… [Read More]
In surveying the player's responses to Vick's situation, the journalists were bringing about public reaction to be evaluated to determine what direction to take their stories in. It demonstrated that,.".. survey respondents who experience difficulty answering questions respond differently to related subsequent questions than do those who do not experience such difficulty (JA, Effects of urvey)."
The story of animal abuse in dog fighting was one that caused polls to be taken to measure public opinion. That public opinion was in strong support of the animals that Vick had abused and used in an abusive manner. The journalistic tactic was one wherein the journalists used the opportunity for the public to speak out, to be heard, to participate in the outcome of Vick's legal proceedings as an incentive to be surveyed publicly. "In an effort to counter mounting problems of non-cooperation, survey organizations are increasingly offering incentives to respondents, sometimes…… [Read More]
The Fight for Life in Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" and John Updike's "Dog's Death"
Death has proven to be an inspiration for many poets and has been written about throughout history. These poets look at death from differing perspectives and many have argued that it should be fought against while others are more submissive to the concept. In "Do not go gentle into that good night," written by Dylan Thomas (1951), and "Dog's Death," by John Updike (1993), take a stance that accepting death is unnatural and that a person or any living being should fight until the end. In "Do not go gentle into that good night," Thomas argues that death is something that should be fought against and that a person should only succumb to their end when he or she is ready. On the other hand, in "Dog's Death,"…… [Read More]
U.S.C. § 48 is not aimed at specific instances of animal cruelty, but specifically at the creation and distribution of depictions of such abuse for the purposes of interstate and/or foreign commerce. This is the act that the appellant was unarguably engaging in when apprehended by law enforcement, and the fact that the law is not aimed at those participating directly in acts of animal cruelty does not in and of itself create a constitutional objection.
The statutes specific mention of interstate commerce renders the appellant's claim that the constitutionality of the statute is in question due to a dependence on state definitions also moot. Not only were the acts depicted in the videos the appellant old to law enforcement agencies unquestionably illegal in all fifty states, but the federal government has a duty to regulate interstate commerce specifically because state definitions and regulations differ. Failing to regulate the interstate…… [Read More]
The subtlety of their actions make their affair all the more romantic, because, set in the real world, who would consider the actions of two people committing adultery as romantic? Thus, a closer look at how love is given meaning by Dmitri and Anna opens the reader's eyes to the realization that one need not be verbalize or explicitly show his or her feelings in order to feel that love is present between two people. Thus, the author spared the readers any romantic words and dialogues, and provided them with incidents in the story that may seem trivial, yet significantly important to the lovers in the story. This is exemplified in the scene where the author narrates their rendezvous: "She was pale; she looked at him, and did not smile, and he had hardly come in when she fell on his breast. Their kiss was slow and prolonged, as though…… [Read More]
Conflicts Between Parents and Their Children: Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and Mark Haddon's the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
e have all had our own squabbles with our parents, but in some cases it is a hard fight standing up against an oppressive parental force and establishing yourself as an individual. Yet, this is exactly what Jing-mei oo and Christopher Boone do. In both Amy Tan's "Two Kinds and Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the growing teenage characters are being smothered by their oppressive single parents. Each one of them is being forced to play a role that is not truly meant for them; however, when each of them make a stand against that oppressive parental force, they are truly allowed to come into their own and establish themselves as an adult.
In Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds," the essential…… [Read More]
Likewise, McCain (2003) reports that, "The United States is a dog-loving nation. The American Veterinary Medical Association says about 36% of U.S. households own dogs, compared with 31% that own cats. The most popular breeds, the American Kennel Club says, are Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds" (2). According to the Southwest Boston Dog Owners' Group (2007), "The number of licensed dogs in Boston is 8,500; Animal Control estimates the total number of dogs in the city is 40,000" (Petition to Boston City Council and Mayor's office 4).
The results of the 2000 census of Boston showed that the city enjoys a healthy percentage of middle- to upper-middle class residents as shown in Table ____ below.
2000 Census Breakdown of Household Incomes in Boston.
Less than $10,000
10,000 to $14,999
15,000 to $24,999
25,000 to $34,999
35,000 to $49,999
50,000 to $74,999
75,000…… [Read More]
He wants to honor his dead wife, so he takes the dog along with him just as she did. This is perhaps the only gesture the father makes toward the dog. Throughout the poem, it appears as if the father is indifferent to the dog, if anything at all.
The paradox we encounter in the poem is if a dog can actually suffer from grief with the ultimate question resting on the notion of animals missing human beings. The most ironic aspect of this poem is how the dog appears to be suffering more than the father is. The poet does not go into the father's suffering at all, except to say that he refuses counseling. The meaning and primary idea behind the poem is that all creatures suffer loss whether or not they can express it in ways that humans might be able to understand. It took death for…… [Read More]
Grooming not only helps in zeroing in on external parasites and skin wounds, and does not allow fur to fall on furnishings, it also helps in spending a good quality time establishing a quality time with the feline friend. In case of shorthaired cats, one can use a metal comb which is fine-toothed on a weekly basis and a rubber brush or natural bristle to eliminate the traces of dead hairs. ("Grooming Cats," n. d.) ii) Price:
It is important to note that quality and price are the two most vital needs of a balanced marketing mix and hence either one in the absence of the other is most definitely to fail. At the time of fixing the pricing structure it has to be ensured that one squares off his overhead, including a profit and compare with other companies offering a same dog grooming service. In order to do this,…… [Read More]
Pit Bulls: The Bad ep
The American Pit Bull -- also known as the American Staffordshire Terrier -- is a descendent of the muscular fighting dogs bred by the Molossi tribe of ancient Greece. Physically powerful and possessed of an intelligence that rendered them trainable, these ancient fighting dogs fought alongside their masters in territorial warfare over tribal lands. Between the years of 50 AD and 410 AD, it is believed that the Molossi dogs were sold and traded throughout Greece and crossbred to create the first breed of bulldog -- the American Pit Bull's immediate ancestor. While the omans essentially used the dogs as canine gladiators in arena blood-sports, early Norman butchers used them to control unruly cattle. Later evolving into the horribly inhuman sport of "baiting," the dogs were trained to nip, herd, and essentially harass a bull for hours in a spectacle for the crowd.
After baiting…… [Read More]
Tweeet Pie: the 'twecipe' book of 140-character recipes
Social Media Marketing has now become one essential ingredient of every business on fire, planning to serve community in most delicious way possible. Seemingly every big or small business can multiply its repute and sales drastically by employing social media techniques. Like the one brilliant step taken by UK cooker brand Belling, eager to reposition its name by grabbing attention of folks socializing on Twitter who love to cook and share their fun and interest with others worldwide.
The campaign was not just all about bringing in recipes of mouth watering treats in a short recipe book bearing the name of 'tweet pie', but its outstanding aspect was to limit the length of every recipe to 140 characters. This was the most engaging feature for twitter fans and audiences (Cooking up the twecipe book, 2011)
People were requested to tweet…… [Read More]
The second type of competition is posed by the local pet care services, which -- similar to The Happy Pup Daycare Center -- are focused on small scale services, with an increased willingness and ability to customize the service offering. These local companies are however not as threatening as they all activate in an underserved market, and especially as they are geographically spread to several smaller areas, that seldom intersect.
d) Economic Analysis
The pet care services industry is expected to be influenced by the general state of the economy, with the understanding that an improved economic condition would generate an increase in the demand for pet care services, whereas an economic contraction would result in a decrease in the demand for pet care services. Today, the economy strives to revive from a recession and the demand for the pet care services would be contracted in comparison to its potential…… [Read More]
Big Dog |
Economic: According an April 2004 American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (APPMA) news release, pet owners are projected to spend "$2.2 billion for other [pet] services" in 2004 (Veter, 2011). That's a small portion of the more than $34 billion they will spend on all classes of pet care and product spending in 2004. The same APPMA news release reports that consumer spending on pet products has doubled from $17 billion to a projected $34 billion since 1994 when the APPMA first began tracking pet industry statistics.
Social: The sales strategy will be to develop a list of happy past customers who are willing to act as referrals for Big Dog. Once this list is developed, their names will be given out when a prospective client calls (May, 2009). The advantages of pet foster care are so obvious relative to kennels that it will not…… [Read More]
Herman, Pack and Hoffman-Kuhnt performed relatively rigorous experiments to determine the source of dolphin recognition of objects; they wanted to discover, among other things, whether "dolphins attained the shape discriminations (of objects) through associative learning or direct perception" (Herman et al. 1998 292). Fukuzawa, Mills and Cooper sought to determine the mechanism by which domestic dogs responded to commands. Greenberg wanted to discover the facts about depth perception in two species of Asian rodents, the Mongolian Gerbil and two varieties of Spiny Mice.
The experiments run by Herman et al. involved a single dolphin, a female named Elele, and were designed to determine whether echolocation or visual cues were central to dolphin recognition of objects that appeared in their environment. The researchers were extremely rigorous in setting up each experiment, avoiding contamination between visual and echolocation fields; the objects used for the dolphin's recognition tests were never…… [Read More]
This is a strategic plan for a business start-up that will be a pet store with an adoption center specializing in eco-friendly products and services for large breed dogs. The store will have a physical location and an internet Web site where people can buy products and get information about owning and caring for large breed dogs such as great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds and Newfound lands. The store will be called Big Dogs. The first step in developing the business is to create a vision statement and mission statement for the business and then to develop objectives, strategies, goals and programs (Planware, n.d.).
A vision statement should tell the world what the business wants to become. Vision provides the long-term perspective and your reason for being -- why you are in business (May, 2010). A clear business vision improves organizational performance and helps attract…… [Read More]
They can take care of themselves. I've also been told they're good companions. But I wonder. A lot of the cats I've seen have either been so independent that they don't care if a human is around, or they are so scared they won't even let you near them. I don't know if this is normal, but it's my experience. I knew a cat that would hide over the refrigerator every time I came into my friend's house. I knew another cat that treated me as if I didn't exist. I don't think that's the kind of pet I want. I want a pet that is interactive all the time, not just when its mood feels like it. Cats require all the same shots, collars, and food that dogs need, as well as litter boxes. They aren't cheaper than dogs, even if they are supposedly cleaner and more self sustaining.…… [Read More]
Hossenlopp v. Cannon. The case in question pertains to negligence as it pertains to dog bites and the implications that these events can have on owners when it comes to legal liability. Further, there was a differing state-to-state standard about whether it mattered or not if the owner of the dog had prior knowledge of the dog engaging in aggressive behavior. While it mattered in South Carolina as to whether prior knowledge of viciousness existed, this was not the case in California and the latter was the standard employed in the Hossenlopp case.
Hossenlopp v. Cannon Case Brief
The facts of the Hossonlopp/Cannon case are quite simple. Indeed, a review of the case brief on Find A Case reveals that not even the Cannons really disagreed with the basic facts of the case. What occurred is that a young boy by the name of Hossenlopp was being watched by a…… [Read More]
Varied Perspectives on Non-Surgical Sterilization Methods:
There have been varied perspectives on the use of non-surgical sterilization of the dog since these products do not entirely solve the problem of the overpopulation of dogs and cats. Additionally, the varied perspectives and arguments on the use of these methods have also been due to the fact that some people don't care since they want to breed their animals. Given that there is no secure and effective non-surgical sterilization method of the dog that has been identified and announced, the varied perspectives have continued to increase. However, there have been various approaches to identify non-surgical products though none of the products have shown tremendous results to be widely adopted and implemented (Bowen, 2006).
One of the major perspectives has been against the non-surgical sterilization of the dog since the methods that have been explored have not only been ineffective but have also…… [Read More]