Happy Love Your Pet Day!

Pets are often viewed as members of the family today. It is not uncommon to dress up pets in cute little outfits, Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 7.51.46 PM refer to them as your baby, Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 7.55.00 PMor even buy them luxury items such as a bed that is probably more comfortable than your own. Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 7.56.47 PMHowever, a variety of pets such as horses, dogs, cats, and goats often are not only companions, but hard workers as well! Horses can pull great weights behind them whether it’s a cart, Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.03.53 PM an old-fashioned plow for the fields, Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.06.01 PMor the Budweiser carriage in a parade. Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.07.37 PMGoats provide a source of dairy. Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.13.26 PM Cats help keep the vermin population down. Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.14.49 PM Dogs can guard, herd animals,Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.18.52 PMkeep down vermin population, hunt, and even rescue humans! Dogs assist the police and military. Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.19.35 PMDogs and miniature horses can be service animals to the disabled.Screen Shot 2014-02-16 at 8.20.42 PM Animals are a truly amazing resource!


megan kastnerMegan Kastner
University of Illinois Student

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