Morning, noon and night

Three random things I learned, or remembered, today

Archive for Pets

Cats and infection control

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MORNING

Unfortunately, one of the theories believed at the time was that The Black Death was being spread by cats.

Thousands of cats were put down as a consequence.

But it was rats that were spreading plague. The households that kept their cats were less affected.

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The new kitten

NIGHT

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Chocolate

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MORNING

The first chocolate bar was made in 1842 by John Cadbury, an English Quaker.

The average person will consume 10,000 chocolate bars in a lifetime.

The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature – which is why it literally melts in your mouth.

A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal to puppies and small dogs.

Chocolate and avocados are highly toxic to parrots and can be fatal.

A peaceful death

NOON

last night our old, well loved family dog died peacefully during the night.

She was happy until the day before.

That is a good way for a dog to die.

I need some time to be sad.