Bizarre Animal Laws May, 2010

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Walt Disney movie animals ~ Homeward Bound Until next time,
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Animal Trivia:

What are the names and breeds of the three animals that starred in the 1993 movie "Homeward Bound"?

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Strange, Weird and Bizarre Animal Laws

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You may not tie your alligator to a fire hydrant in MichiganSometimes laws just don't keep up with the changes in society!

Here are some of the more interesting examples of laws that are, theoretically, still "on the books" in these United States.

Some are too weird to be true, and others are equally too weird to not be true! Who knows what's still technically illegal?

Alaska - No one may tie their pet dog to the roof of a car

Alaska - No kangaroos allowed in barber shops

Arkansas - Dogs may not bark after 6pm, in Little Rock

Arizona - Donkeys may not sleep in bathtubs

Connecticut - You may not educate dogs in Hartford

Georgia - Giraffes may not be tied to lamp posts or telephone poles

Indiana - Cats must wear bells on Friday the 13th, in the town of French Lick Springs

Gorillas may not ride in the back seat of a car ~ weird animal lawIllinois - It is illegal to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals

Illinois - It is illegal to give a dog whiskey

Illinois - No person may keep a smelly dog in Galesburg

Illinois - It is against the law to make faces at dogs while in Normal, IL

Illinois - You cannot take your French Poodle to the opera in Chicago

Illinois - Bees may not fly over the village of Kirkland

Donkeys can not sleep in bathtubs, in Arizona - another stupid animal law Kentucky - You cannot sell dyed ducklings unless you have at least 6 for sale at the same time

Massachusetts - Gorillas cannot ride in the back seat of your car

Maryland - You may not take your lion to the movies

Minnesota - A person may not cross state lines with a duck on their head

Michigan - Pigs can't run free in Detroit unless they have a ring in their nose

Michigan - You may not tie your alligator to a fire hydrant

Mississippi - You may not provide beer to your elephant while in Natchez

Montana - If you have a sheep in the cab of your truck, it must have a chaperone

New Jersey - Ducks may not quack after 10pm in Essex Falls

North Carolina - Cats and dogs may not fight

North Carolina - A rabbit cannot race down the street

North Carolina - Your cotton fields may not be plowed by elephants

No ducks on your head when crossing state line in Minnesota ~ stupid animal laws in the US Ohio - A policeman, in Paulding, may bite a dog to quiet him. However, the reverse is not true, even if it's a police dog.

Ohio - You may not get a fish drunk

Oklahoma - Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog

Oklahoma - Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property

Oklahoma - Horses are not allowed in the City Hall of Yukon

Rabbits cannot race down the street in North Carolina - bizarre animal laws Oklahoma - Alligators are not allowed in Tulsa

Oklahoma - Mules can't drink out of bird baths in Wynona

Virginia - Chickens must lay eggs between 8am and 4pm - no earlier or later

West Virginia - Lions, tigers and leopards may not be walked in public, in Alderson



Birman cats for sale

Birman Cats : White gloved beauties!

Often referred to as the "Sacred Cat of Burma", the origin of the breed is legendary ~ literally. The legend goes that 100 white cats lived with the priests at the temple of Lao-Tsun in Burma. The temple was raided, and one cat, Sinh, put his paws on a priest's head while he lay dying. The cat's fur and eyes changed color, but his paws remained pure white, symbolizing the purity of the priest.

The most prominent, and important, feature of the Birman cat is its white "gloved" feet.

Some might say that this breed of cat is all about balance. Although Birmans have long silky hair, it doesn't mat ~ a wonderful balance of a luxurious coat with no fuss to its owners. Birmans are very people oriented but adapt well to changing schedules ~ a balance of attitude and grace!

If you desire a cat that will play, greet you warmly when you come home, and have an air of dignity about them, then this breed will be the perfect choice for you!

Tay Hohoff:

"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat"

Animal Trivia Answer:

Homeward Bound Cast of animal characters

Chance ~ American Bulldog
Shadow ~ Golden Retriever
Sassy ~ Himalayan Cat




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