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What the? English farm offers to marry you’re pets!

In 2007, amazing story, animals, canada, celebrity, Crazy news, dogs, England, EU, europe, genes, genetics, love, marriage, Odd News, UK, Uncategorized, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 14, 2007 at 2:27 am

A farm in England is offering to marry your pets.

The BBC reports

The ceremonies, which include a cake and a minister, cost from £100, about US$100.

It is thought to be one of the first services of its kind in the country.

The farm’s owners said they had already booked in seven animal weddings at the venue.

Sarie Goldstraw, who runs the farm, said: “One of the things that I’ve found is that if people are getting married and they both have a dog then if they are all going to have to live together, which includes the dogs.

“We therefore have a service to celebrate those people’s unions and that of the pets also in the home.”

Perhaps these two dogs, making headlines recently, would like to get married?

Wendy the Whippet, the most muscly dog in Canada…

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&

Reluctant media star

Sampson the “biggest dog” in Britain?

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I wonder what their babies would look like ?

Better yet, I wonder if Tori Spelling (“90210”) will be carrying out the ceremonies?

That’s right, she’s an ordained minister now, apparently…

US media reports: 

The actress says she completed the program online and already performed her first wedding ceremony at the bed and breakfast she owns with her husband.

After the ceremony she said it was the scariest thing she’s ever done.

Maybe I should change the blog name to The Scary News!

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Zebra? Horse? Zorse!

In 2007, adult, Africa, amazing story, Amsterdam, animals, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, EU, europe, evolution, farm, genes, genetics, Germany, Humour, International, Italy, Life, pets, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on June 29, 2007 at 6:03 pm

   Let’s get it on!

   Yeah, baby!

 And I thought mules were hilarious creatures.

A steamy sexual encounter between an Italian stallion zebra and a German female horse has resulted in an amazing anomaly of nature. An animal that is half horse and have zebra. And they are calling it a Zorse, of course.

Last year the mother of the zorse was taken from her German safari park home to visit a ranch in Italy, where she was left to roam freely with a number of other zebras, when one, Ullysses took a shine to her.

Now Eclypse is a major attraction at her home safari park at Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, near the German border with Holland.

Hybrids are not easy to create, however. The mating pair’s different number of chromosomes – the “packets” of DNA in each cell – makes a pregnancy hard to achieve.

A horse has 64 chromosomes; the zebra has 44. The zorse that results from cross-breeding will have a number of chromosomes that is somewhere in between.

The zorse can only result where the sire is the zebra.

“The smaller number of chromosomes has to be on the male side,” said Lesley Barwise-Munro, a veterinary surgeon in Alnwick, Northumberland, and a spokeswoman for the British Equine Veterinary Association.

“If it had been the other way around there would have been no pregnancy. It’s how nature works.”

And hybrids were invariably sterile.

Ashera: At $20,000, the worlds rarest and most intelligent cat could be all yours.

In 2007, Africa, amazing story, American News, ancient, archeology, Art, Ashera cat, asia, Bear, Beverly hills, Cats, China, civilisation, crazy, Crazy news, entertainment, exotic cats, genes, Humour, leopard, Life, Moscow, Odd News, People, pets, Places, Russia, sex, Society, Uncategorized, USA, wild animals, World News on June 5, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Mix the African Serval  

 http://www.duiops.net/seresvivos/galeria_gatos.html                 

& The Asian Leopard Cat

     

With your regular domestic cat.

& you’ve got yourself…

“The Cat of the Century”

The ultra-exotic  “Ashera” cat.

 

At a cool $20,ooo plus US dollars, the uber trendy Ashera cat is said to be the largest, rarest and most intelligent domestic cat. US based company  Lifestyle Pets Inc. has already sold two of the felines to an unknown Beverly Hills family, as well as a Russian mogul in Moscow.

A proprietary blend of the exotic bloodlines of the African Serval and
the Asian Leopard Cat and subsequently crossing with a domestic cat,
the Ashera is unique in that genetic monitoring is used to standardize breeding and ensure that the defining features and size of the Ashera remain exceptionally consistent.

Fully socialized, the Ashera gets along well with children and other
pets, acting and playing like a regular domestic cat. Unusually for cats,
the Ashera takes well to being walked on a leash (cat walk). The Ashera will be limited to less than 100 per year.

So all you need is just a spare 20,ooo US bucks and you’ll be all set. I think I’ll pass thanks, I’m more of a dog person anyway.

Speaking of Meowing, I thought I might just throw this one in for a cheap feline based laugh.

Ginger gene drives UK family from home.

In 2007, amazing story, crazy, Crazy news, genes, ginger, Newcastle, Odd News, police, racism, sex, UK, Uncategorized, World News on June 3, 2007 at 5:14 pm

              Don’t worry, be happy.

They have been a source of cheap ridicule by many in society for centuries, and one all red haired family in the UK has reportedly had to move three times to escape taunts, violence and even graffiti. Kevin and Barbara Chapman say they and their four children have endured three years of attacks and abuse.

Kevin, 11, left, Daniel, 9, and Ryelle, 10, have suffered cruel taunts because of the colour of their hair           The chapman kids.

In the latest incident, they came home to find abusive slogans painted on their property. Even as the family discussed another move with social workers last week, they returned to find smashed windows.

Mr. Chapman, 49, said his 10-year-old daughter Ryelle and sons Daniel, 10 and Jordan, 13, had also been badly affected. Each time the family move the hate mob reappears, he says.

He said: “The abuse we get is unbelievable. It started more than three years ago, when the kids started getting bullied by lads over the colour of their hair.

“They’ve been punched and kicked and thrown over a hedge. Every time they go out these gangs get to them.

“We can’t even go to the local shops which are only two minutes away. The kids get all their stuff taken off them.”