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The Power of Will : Two-legged Dog


I smiled after looking at the first photo…


you will also smile.


You thought the dog is imitating the man. ….


Just scroll down and you will get to know



the story of Will Power.


Here it goes….




Entertaining the college kids…right?






Now have a closer look at it….






So …….




Got the Message ……????




Despite being an animal he gets respect…



He gets warm welcome everywhere.. ..





He gets a pat on his shoulder…













The doors are open for only those


 who believe in themselves


and Will Power which can make an animal


walk on TWO LEGS….!!


June 19, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers, Soul's Medicine | 14 Comments

Captive Giant Pandas Reproduction & Breed Problem

What is the captive pandas reproduction problem?
Low reproductive rate, poor capability of natural mating (low in heat), difficult to raise cub.
Special the captive pandas with low percentage in reproductive capacity.

Does captive pandas born twins more than the wild?
In general, the captive pandas give twins at rate of 50% and more. Usually, scientists will take 2 panda’s semen (fresh and freeze) for AI after panda pairs finished their natural mating.

Where is the largest semen bank and the cell bank ? And Genetics Bank?
The largest pandas semen bank, and the only one cell bank in the world, as well as the only one Genetics bank in the world: locates Chengdu Panda Base. Another bigger semen bank in Wolong.

What is the panda’s delivery signs ?
Water playing, vulvae licking, vulvae swelling dilation and secretion, Underlay worry, breast licking, nest building etc.

Where is the researching center for pandas ?
Sichuan Wolong Center and Sichuan Chengdu Base in China.

Any dystocia?
As to wild pandas, no any information on it; but for captive pandas, there almost no dystocia, the only one happened on 23Aug in 2004 in Chengdu Panda Base for the panda “Er Yato”.

When is the 1st panda through Artificial Insemination (AI)?
08Sep 1978 in Beijing Zoo, newborn “Yuanjing” weighs 125g.

Artificial Insemination (AI) and natural mating.
For the captured pandas, with its low active, more lazy, low body energy, lack sexual desire, so it is big problem for them to natural mate and then produce new generation. For captive pandas, only 10% of them are capable of natural mating. Only 30% of female pandas thus become pregnant and give birth.
To increase the population, scientists to do Artificial Insemination with the fresh and freeze semen after their natural mating, to keep them in pregnancy. 

What is the love training for the captive pandas? And the Sex Education?
To keep the captured pandas with good body, special with strong energy leg so that they can easy natural mating for pregnancy, the Wolong Panda Keepers and scientist take “Love Training” for them, train them exercise body, walk more, run more, climb more, etc.
Also, if in the mating season, the keepers will take male and female pandas to the front of a television to watch an undated photo for sexual education.

inseminationAll above information for your reference only

June 19, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers | Leave a comment

Giant Panda

Ailuropoda melanoleuca

APPEARANCE The sharply contrasting black and white coloration, added to the stocky characteristic shape of a bear, makes the giant panda one of the most recognizable animals in the world. The head, top of the neck and rump are white, while small patches of fur around the eyes, the ears, shoulders, front legs, and rear legs are black. When compared with other bears, the head of the giant panda is large in relation to its body. The front paw has six digits as a result of the radial sesamoid, the wrist bone, becoming extended to form an awkward, but functional, opposable thumb. The male genitalia are small and pointed to the rear, which is more similar to the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) than to other bears.

SIZE Adult giant pandas range in body length from about 160 to 190 centimeters (64 to 76 inches). Males are slightly longer than females, have stronger forelegs, and are 10 to 20 percent heavier. In the wild males weigh from 85 to 125 kilograms (190 to 275 pounds), while females range between 70 and 100 kilograms (155 to 220 pounds). At birth, cubs weigh only 85 to 140 grams (3 to 5 ounces).

HABITAT Giant pandas live at an altitude of between 1,200 and 3,500 meters (4,000 and 11,500 feet) in mountain forests that are characterized by dense stands of bamboo. Home ranges average 8.5 square kilometers (3.3 square miles) for ma les and 4.6 square kilometers (1.8 square miles) for females.

DISTRIBUTION Pandas are found only in southwestern China, along the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau. Although they were once more widespread, today they are limited to six small areas in Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanzi provinces, totaling only 14,000 square kilometers (5,400 square miles).

REPRODUCTION Pandas reach sexual maturity from four-and-a-half to six-and-a-half years of age and mate during the spring, from March to May. Females are in estrus for one to three weeks, but peak receptiveness lasts for only a few days. Litters of one, two, or occasionally three cubs are born in August or September, usually in a hollow tree or cave. Normally, only one cub is raised. Although cubs are usually weaned at about nine months of age, they remain with their mothers for up to 18 months.

SOCIAL SYSTEM Except for females accompanied by cubs, giant pandas live a solitary existence. During the breeding season, several males may compete for access to a female. Home ranges of females are usually mutually exclusive, although they overlap occasionally, while the home range of each male may overlap those of several females. Pandas communicate by rubbing an acetic- smelling substance-secreted by glands surrounding the ano-genital area onto tree trunks and stones. They also scratch trees. Most territorial marking is thought to be done by males. Pandas are quite vocal and eleven distinct calls have been identified i n the wild, although the function of each is not understood. In captivity, females vocalize during estrus as well.

DIET More than 99 percent of the food consumed by giant pandas consists of the branches, stems, and leaves of at least 30 species of bamboo, the species eaten varying from region to region. Adults consume 12 to 15 kilograms (26 to 33 pounds) of food per day when feeding on bamboo leaves and stems. However, when feeding on new bamboo shoots, they are capable of eating up to 38 kilograms (84 pounds) per day, which is about 40 percent of their average body weight. Although the proportion is small, pandas also feed to a limited degree on other plants and a small amount of meat. They feed mainly on the ground but are capable of climbing trees as well. They are active mainly at twilight and at night.

Image by David Kirshner & Frank Knight
From Ian Stirling, ed. Bears, Majestic Creatures of the Wild.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press, 1993. 240 pages

June 19, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers | Leave a comment

Cat’s Care

“Everyone thinks that taking care of a cat is common sense,
but most people never discover these…

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers | Leave a comment

Another Dog Quotes

“In order to keep a true perspective of one’s importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.”
— Dereke Bruce, Taipei, Taiwan

“Of all the things I miss from veterinary practice, puppy breath is one of the most fond memories!”
— Dr. Tom Cat

“You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.”
— Nora Ephron

“We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made”
–M. Facklam

“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.”
–Sigmund Freud

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
— Robert A. Heinlein

When a man’s best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem.”
— Edward Abbey

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.”
“Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.”
— Dave Barry

“Dogs need to sniff the ground; it’s how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard.”
–Dave Barry

“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”
— Robert Benchley

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers, Humor, Soul's Medicine | Leave a comment

Animal Quotes

* “I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.”
— August Strindberg

* “If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.”
— James Thurber

* “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”
— Mark Twain

* “Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!”
— Anne Tyler

* “My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.”
–Joe Weinstein

* “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”
— Ben Williams

* “Cat’s motto No matter what you’ve done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.”
— Unknown

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers, Humor | Leave a comment

Devotion of Dogs

” He is your friend, your partner,
your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader. He will
be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat
of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of
such devotion.”

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers, Soul's Medicine | Leave a comment

Dog Quotes


* Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
— Robert A. Heinlein.

* Obesity is really widespread.
— Joesph O. Kern II.

* A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor.

* When a man opens the car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.
— Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

* You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “Wov, You are right! I never would have thought of that- Dave Barry

* A barking dog is more useful than a sleeping lion-
—-Washington Irving.

June 12, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers, Soul's Medicine | Leave a comment

5 Things To Avoid During Dog Training

In training your dog there are a few major downfalls that you are sure to encounter. Knowing them before you reach this point is very helpful to avoiding stressful situations later. The biggest mistake most people make is also the easiest for new trainers to fall victim to. This is the danger of expecting too much.

Dogs are very intelligent creatures and, by and large, very trainable. Thus when you visit the park with your untrained dog and the person next to you is playing Frisbee with their German Shepherd and the Poodle down the way is sitting patiently rather than attacking picnic goers, it is easy to think your dog should know these behaviors from birth. We often times forget the many hours of training that have been put into these wonderful dogs. Your dog can learn these very same antics but it will take time for these lessons to be instilled. Do not expect your dog to learn all of these routines over night. This would merely set you up for downfall number two.

The second problem people encounter is losing their temper. This usually results in an out of breath owner who is yelling at the top of the vocal capacity, a frightened dog and possibly a visit from the local animal welfare department depending on how the individual vents their frustrations. To avoid this downfall, make a conscious effort never to yell at your pet and hitting is always wrong. Raising your voice to your pet will do little to correct their errant behavior and do much harm to your relationship with the animal. It will result in a nervous animal that cowers from you rather than obeys your commands.

The third thing to avoid falls at the other end of the spectrum. These people let the dog become the master. This is equally detrimental to your relationship with the animal as the animal has no control to its behaviors and can quickly become a danger to itself and others. Dogs are pack animals and quickly decide who the leader is and who follows. If you do not take the leadership role from the beginning, you can rest assured that your pet will. A dog without a master will run amok and will quickly get into trouble chasing cars and people, destroying property and making a nuisance of itself. This mistake is tantamount to animal abuse and is very nearly as bad as the previous one.

Fourth in line of things to avoid is the mistake of giving up. Many a dog owner has a pet that has never reached its full potential due to the owner losing interest in their training. Dogs love to learn, especially when the owner rewards well learned behavior traits. Many owners, lacking the time or perhaps the patience, will be quite happy to have a pet that merely answers to its name and stops barking when repeatedly shouted at. Please do not let yourself fall into this trap. Your pet is a highly intelligent animal and is capable of learning so much more. Occasionally, dogs have even been known to develop neuroses due to boredom from not being challenged enough. This results in an unhealthy animal that can be poorly socialized and destructive of furnishings or even its own body. Your dog can and will respond to your training efforts if given the time to do so.

A fifth point that we keep reiterating (and well we should) is people’s failure to be consistent. If you tell the dog to sit and your pet doesn’t do it, stick with it until they do. Always use the same command words and enforce the same action each and every time. Manually enforce the command if it is necessary to get the desired reaction and reward the animal with some play time or some verbal praise for properly performing the routine. Consistency is the major key to training your pet. Repetitive lessons taught on a regular basis with consistent rewards are necessary to the effective training of your pet.

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers | Leave a comment

The 10 Biggest Mistakes Dog Trainers Make

When new trainers first get started, they tend to make a lot of mistakes in their techniques and how the approach the training process. There are a few mistakes that are fairly common among most trainers and we shall make these ten mistakes the subject of this discourse.

Mistake number one is expecting too much. The individual who makes this error is usually well meaning and a true dog lover. The problem steps in when they see all the tricks their neighbors dog can do, they watch the well trained pets of their favorite sitcom characters and they go to the park and see all of the pet owners there enjoying the company of dogs that are obedient and well trained. It is at this point that they tend to forget all the time, patience and money that has went into these animals and achieving the successes they have become.

Mistake number two is also quite common and falls to the other extreme. It is the mistake of giving up. These owners are also well meaning and usually started out as the group who expected too much. Unfortunately, they lack the patience or commitment to achieve the result they want and decide to take an all or nothing approach. These owners decide that their pet can’t learn to play Frisbee in an hour or so, this dog just isn’t going to learn at all.

Mistake number three is not being consistent. If you tell the dog not to jump on you when you are in your business suit and expect them to mind, don’t let them jump on you when you are wearing your jogging clothes either. Consistent training is important if you want a well-trained dog.

Mistake number four is not using enough positive reinforcement. Many a frustrated trainer has gone home with poor results because they forget to reward the dog for doing well. Rewards must be consistent, just like the training. An animal that only receives correction and never rewards will begin to do the wrong behavior just to get some type of attention.

Mistake number five is similar to number four. It is giving too much negative reinforcement. This is the owner that spends his day looking for the dog to make a mistake so they can be corrected. This is a mistake because when you are focused on finding the displeasing behaviors you fail to recognize and reward all the good behaviors your dog displays.

Mistake number six is also quite simple to fall into. It is trying to teach a dog something it was never meant to do. This problem is more common amongst individuals wanting a sport animal for such things as hunting. They try to make a general purpose multitasking animal and instead create a confused and agitated creature. Some dogs just were not meant for some jobs. You can’t ask a Dachshund to be a fox hound and you wouldn’t ask a Great Dane to go into a rabbit den. Get the right dog for the job at hand.

Mistake number seven is not following thru. Dogs love to learn and will learn thru repetition and consistent lessons. However, these lessons must be followed thru with. If you spend an all day session training Fido Monday and then don’t even talk to him again for two weeks, he will have most likely forgot the initial lesson.

Mistake number eight is the use of too many different techniques. While it important to glean wisdom from other trainers experiences, using everything you hear can be detrimental. Each trainer has different ideas of how things should be done and trying to incorporate all of them will frustrate you and your pet. Rather choose a method that works for you and be consistent and you will see much better results.

Mistake number nine is apathy. All too often a pet owner says I hate this or that about my pet but it’s just too difficult to change it. Changes can be made and, if your dog sees that they bring rewards, he will respond much quicker to a direct and firm approach.

The final major mistake people make is thinking the training is over. Training is a learning process and it is never complete. Your dog may learn a behavior and know it well. So why stop there? Your dog loves to learn and you are a good trainer. Why would you ever want less than the best your dog could be?

With knowledge of these mistakes, you can recognize some of the common feelings might have encountered yourself and you can stem these before they become a problem. We wish you the best and also a happy adventure in training your dog.

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Animal Lovers | Leave a comment