Interesting & unusual

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  • December 23, 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: Fluffy and Fido commandeer vehicle

    Two enterprising companion animals thwarted disaster today when the pair appeared to take over and repair a broken-down vehicle. The furry duo – cat Fluffy and dog Fido – were spotted in a snow-covered field with a large red sled or snowmobile that had seemingly ceased to function.
  • September 2, 2008

    Pets vie for glory in Hong Kong pet Olympics

    Look out Usain Bolt, here comes SeSe, the red-eared slider. OK, it’s not a fair comparison. Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter, and SeSe is a Chinese turtle. But both are Olympians and both won gold medals in their respective events. While Bolt was breaking records in Beijing, SeSe, owned by Kitty Wong, took gold in the turtle crawl at the first-ever Pet Olympics, held in Hong Kong over the last 10 weekends. The Olympets, as it is called, was sponsored by PetMAX, a 50,000-square-foot pet-oriented supermall located in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. Opened in 2007, PetMAX is the first Hong Kong mall in which pets are allowed. It is home to nine pet specialty stores including spas, training and grooming services, and even an American dog-treat bakery. PetMAX owner Howard Cheung said the goal of the competition was to complement the Beijing Olympics and promote proper care of companion animals. Money from the event was also donated to charity.
  • April 4, 2006

    Volunteer Veterinarians Endure Freezing Temperatures During “Last Great Race” in Alaska

    Volunteer Veterinarians Endure Freezing Temperatures During “Last Great Race” in Alaska
  • How to Rate Employee Performance During a Pandemic

    It’s time for the annual performance review. And although, as a practice manager, you may be tempted to check the box, “exceeded expectations” for simply surviving a global pandemic , that’s not helpful. In fact, there are ways to create value for both your employees and the practice. All that is demanded is that you (sigh) pivot once again.  
  • How to Rate Employee Performance During a Pandemic

    It’s time for the annual performance review. And although, as a practice manager, you may be tempted to check the box, “exceeded expectations” for simply surviving a global pandemic , that’s not helpful. In fact, there are ways to create value for both your employees and the practice. All that is demanded is that you (sigh) pivot once again.  
  • AAHA's Working Dog Guidelines Work for You

    What’s the difference between working, assistance, and therapy dogs? Not all working dogs’ jobs are the same—and they often undergo extensive training to meet the rigorous physical and psychological demands placed upon them.