Being a pet owner is serious business. It entails a lot of responsibilities and sometimes sacrifices. When traveling, for example, you can choose to leave your pet at home or in someone else’s care, or you can find pet-friendly places and bring them along. This should be easy with your feline friend or your canine buddy, but what if your pet is a horse?
One woman named Lindsey Partridge was checking into the Super 8 motel in Georgetown, Kentucky when she overheard that a guest had a pet dog with her. Realizing the place was pet-friendly, she decided to test its limits.
Partridge was on her way to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover competition when she stopped by the motel.
While checking in, Partridge asked the staff if she could bring her horse inside the motel, and like the pet-friendly establishment that they are, Super 8 agreed. Patridge then went to her trailer in the parking lot and brought her horse named Blizz (who used to race as Here Comes Adri) inside the motel.
The motel staff played along and even took photos and videos of Partridge and Blizz checking in and watching television.
Partridge wrote in her Facebook post:
“So I arrived in KY and checked in. Blizz (Here Comes Adri) likes the room. Only a $10 pet charge!”
After the short relaxation in the motel, Partridge took Blizz and her two other horses to the Kentucky Horse Park.
Blizz ended up placing third in the competition’s trail division, while Partridge’s other two horses took first and second place in the same division. Partridge, who has been known as Canada’s Horse Whisperer, runs a training program called Harmony Horsemanship. She told Kentucky.com:
“[Racehorses are] often stereotyped for being crazy and hotheaded and unruly. It’s a positive reinforcement training program. It’s all about getting a calm connection first. If you have a calm connection, you can take your horse anywhere.”
Octopus Thanks A Family That Saved It In A Fascinating Way
Despite its weird looks, octopus is actually a pretty cool animal.
Octopus, despite it’s out of this world eldritch appearance, is actually a clever animal. Even scientists proved its emotional capacity from their recent studies. Peter Godfrey-Smith, a distinguished professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, stated that these magnificent animals are the closest thing that we will come to meeting an intelligent alien.
Godfrey-Smith mentioned in his published piece The Mind of an Octopus that these strange creatures can recognize human faces and can distinguish one human from another even while wearing the same uniform. Furthermore, they can also play with items and are certified escape masters.
After saving a stranded octopus on a beach, a family discovered its fascinating intelligence on a firsthand account.
Would Your Pet Dog Eat Your Dead Body?
Who’s the good boy now?
When it comes to the pets, most people often believe that cats are the douche and dogs are the kindhearted. And that’s perfectly understandable, considering the snobbish nature of cats as opposed to the sweetness of the dogs to their owners.
Dogs can do no wrong, right? And should anything happen to you, your pet Labrador would do everything in its disposal to help you, right? But what if you die? What would your dog do?
Disturbing forensic evidences would make you think differently about your pet’s possible post-mortem behavior.
Meet the World’s Ugliest Bird — the Scary-Looking Marabou Stork!
It’s really quite unfortunate that the Marabou Stork has always been judged because of its heart-stopping appearance.
Looks are not everything and they can be deceiving. However, appearances are often the basis of first impressions. That said, the Marabou Stork makes quite an impression. To say that it's NOT cute would be quite an understatement. The bird is almost always judged for its frightening appearance.
The Marabou Stork has become notorious for its looks. It has earned the dubious distinction of being the world's ugliest bird. In fact, some people say that the bird "looks like the vampire Nosferatu" or an elderly person suffering from a disfiguring disease. Those descriptions are cruel — but we can easily see where those people are coming from.
This formidable bird can grow up to 5 feet tall.
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