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View Poll Results: World's Most Favorite/Favourite Animal?
Dolphin 4 6.56%
Birds 4 6.56%
Pony 0 0%
Rabbit 1 1.64%
Spider 0 0%
Wolf 3 4.92%
Lion 1 1.64%
Tiger 2 3.28%
White Tiger 0 0%
Liger 0 0%
Tigon 0 0%
Panda 1 1.64%
Snake 0 0%
Shark 0 0%
Bear 1 1.64%
Fish 0 0%
Horse 2 3.28%
Cat 10 16.39%
Dog 32 52.46%
Cow/Bull 0 0%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-01-2020, 10:32 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo, where the woodbine twineth
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There's nothing like an alley cat
Who creeps around at night
Walks the fence like an acrobat
Quite an amazing sight

One cold dark night I spotted one
Behind the trash he tried to hide
He was too scared to try to run
I grabbed him, brought him inside

Six years later he still lives here
But he's a housecat now
We celebrated the new year
And he let out a meow.
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Old 01-03-2020, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill PA
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I think mankind's long relationship with dogs as co-workers and companions makes them the world's favorite. I love dogs and also have a strong affinity for horses and monkeys.

BTW the horse in the OP is a Akhal Teke and they are supposed to be built that way. This is a desert breed so heavy muscle and more body fat would make them prone to overheating. They have a metallic sheen to their coat that is unique to the breed making that perlino coat even more amazing. But I also prefer a more stocky horse and personally prefer a bay coat with high black stockings and minimal white, over the more fancy colors.

Perlino by the eway is not a color found in all breeds. Neither is the Palomino color that poster thinks they are seeing. Some breeds do not carry the cream, silver, dun, or pearl modifiers. These modifyers act on Black, Bay, brown/chestnut make colors like, palomino, buckskin, cremello, silver dapple and perlino possible.

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Old 01-03-2020, 12:38 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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BTW the horse in the OP is a Akhal Teke ....... They have a metallic sheen to their coat that is unique to the breed .......

I learned that the reason for the metallic or iridescent sheen is because they have hollow hair shafts, which other horses do not. The hollow hairs reflect prismatic (rainbow) light and the surrounding colours in their environment rather than absorbing it, thus making the hairs seem to glow with the metallic sheen.
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Old 01-04-2020, 10:35 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I learned that the reason for the metallic or iridescent sheen is because they have hollow hair shafts, which other horses do not. The hollow hairs reflect prismatic (rainbow) light and the surrounding colours in their environment rather than absorbing it, thus making the hairs seem to glow with the metallic sheen.
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In the Spring when my mare would shed her Winter coat I would give her a bath and curry her out. Oh my would she just glow. Like burnished copper. It was a lot of work keeping her looking Spring fresh in the hot months though.

She got itchy and would rub out her tail dock in particular on the fence. In the end I found that a high self sunscreen applied liberally kept her from doing that.

Bathing her in the hot months I just didnt do unless I had to. That would serve to dry out her skin more. She didnt mind a nice cool rinse with the hose though. LOL.. simple pleasures. But I didnt suds her up. Just a rinse.
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Old Today, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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No ferrets on the list??????????????????????????????
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Old Today, 02:50 PM
 
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I think mankind's long relationship with dogs as co-workers and companions makes them the world's favorite. I love dogs and also have a strong affinity for horses and monkeys.
Dogs as companions is still very much just a Western thing. China for example has a billion more people than the U.S. yet something like less than half as many dogs as we do.
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Old Today, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Saw a video of a Fennec Fox today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNPLg9QQerg
Just... wow.
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Old Today, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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^^^So now we know Baby Yoda's species!
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Old Today, 10:40 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ~🌄 ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️🌄~
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Saw a video of a Fennec Fox today:


Just... wow.

Sweet! Wag, wag, wag that tail.
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