Organize a Cat Skiing Trip, Ski at a Discount

Whats better than backcountry powder shared with a couple of good friends? What beats chasing your buddies through the trees, sharing great lines on open slopes and watching your mates pop off bumps into the pow? Now, if that though brings a smile, broaden the picture to include 12 good friends. Think about a day of great powder shared with the 12 people you most like to ski or ride with. Then expand that thought to three or four days in succession. Oh, yes, and throw in some uphill tranportation that gives you 12 to 15 great runs a day. If it seems like a wild dream, its not. Snowcat skiers are doing it every year. Assemble your own group …

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Dog for Family Life

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes out of all the dogs youve ever met youve probably been more attracted to some breeds than others. Perhaps you had a dog when you were growing up and want the same breed for your children. But more needs to be determined than breed or size when choosing a family dog. How do you choose? What do you need to know? Here are some questions you must ask when choosing a dog for family life: How old are your children? If your family is still young, especially if you still have preschoolers, it is prudent to consider whether your family should have a dog right now. Are you planning (or expecting) other children? …

A Review of Pet Tag Machines

The need for pet tags is real and makes the production of pet tags a good business proposition. But where would a potential pet tag maker go for the equipment needed to start or enhance a business? The Hillman Group in Cincinnati manufactures and markets pet tag machines via the names PetScribe and Quick-Tag. With Quick-Tag, customized and engraved pet ID tags can be created at affordable rates in a very short time. The machine features a computerized engraver and video touch screen. The machine supports both credit card and cash payments to enable self service. Token payment is also possible, if required. Tags in different colors, shapes and sizes can be produced. PetScribe can create engraved pet ID tags …

Dog Genome May Shed Light On Human Disease

Scientists have succeeded in sequencing the dog genome, an accomplishment that could lead to better health for humans as well as canines. An international team of researchers have published their detailed analysis in the journal Nature. “Of the more than 5,500 mammals living today, dogs are arguably the most remarkable,” says senior author Eric Lander, PhD, director of the Broad Institute at of MIT and Harvard. He is a professor of biology at MIT and systems biology at Harvard Medical School, as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. “The incredible physical and behavioral diversity of dogs — from Chihuahuas to Great Danes — is encoded in their genomes. It can uniquely help us understand embryonic …