Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How To Behave Responsibly In 'Pets Allowed' Accommodation

When staying in a holiday accommodation owners advertise as 'pets allowed', you should be responsible enough to take care of the place as if it were your own. Understand that the condition in which you leave the house will directly reflect the owner's willingness to continue permitting pets to be around. Behaving like any responsible pet owner is expected of you while you are in any holiday accommodation. You should take steps to keep the accommodation in the best condition possible for both the owner and future pet visitors.

Always keep the neighbours in mind when you take your pet along for the holidays. They could be permanent residents, and may report your actions back to the owner.

It is considered proper protocol to make the neighbours aware of the presence of your pet in the premise. This will prevent them from being surprised when you cross paths while you're out taking your dog for a walk or when confrontations between pets suddenly arise.

Being a model pet owner also means that you don't let your pets disturb the neighbours while they are inside. Just because the accommodations are listed as pets allowed doesn't mean that the neighbours want to listen to your dog howling all night long. Make sure to keep your dog quiet and keep your cat indoors -- especially at night. Make sure to maintain the cleanliness of the communal yard so that the neighbour's kids don't step in dog poo while playing outside.

Obey all house rules while you are staying in pets-allowed accommodation. Feed your pets only in designated feeding areas, and if your pet makes a mess, take a minute to clean it up properly. If this means spending time on your knees scrubbing at spots with cleaners, then that is what you must do. Don't permit your pet to claw the furniture, climb the curtains, or dig up the flower bed, and always leave the house looking as clean as you would like your own at the end of your stay.

Do your best to keep the pet fur inside the house under control when you and your pet are staying in a 'pets allowed' accommodation. Consider restricting your pet's access to the house and use a lint roller to get any fur off upholstery before you leave. Remember to keep your pet clean at all times, making sure to wipe dirt off their feet before letting them enter the property after a walk. Prior to leaving, make sure the house is clean and inspect the place thoroughly to ensure there is no evidence that your pet was even there.

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This Is About Arctic Hare

          The polar rabbit or arctic hare, an amazing land mammal, can easily be found in parts of North America, northern parts of Canada and in Greenland. They are the one of the largest living lagomorphs and considered as the subspecies of the mountain hare and snowshoe hare. Short ears and thick fur are some of their common physical traits which are helpful for them to survive in cold. Like other hares, their ear tips are black. They do not hibernate in winter but by adapting genetic and physiological changes, can easily manage to survive in winter. In southern range, they easily change their fur color from brown or grey in summers to snowy white in winters. This white color provides camouflage from their predators. In a region like north Canada, where there is less summer, their color remains white all around the year.

          Compared with rabbits; arctic hare are larger in size and have taller hind legs which help them to run faster up to speed of 40 miles per hour. At time of danger, they run like kangaroos by their wide hind legs. They dig shelters in snow and live in company of hundreds and thousands to share warmth. They are mostly found alone but some time they move in groups. They can weigh up to 5.5 to 7 Kg and as a whole, 23 inches long. They usually live up to six to seven years. Their ears are the main communication mechanism.

          These hare come under the omnivore group. They mostly survive by eating woody plants, willow twigs and mosses in cold season, buds, leaves, berries and barks in summers. Purple saxifrage is their favorite food in early summer. They have great sense of smell and can dig deep into snow to find food. Some of these species can live on meat.

          In spring or early summer, female arctic hare can give birth from two to eight babies at a time. During the mating season, their groups disperse and every male can have more than one female partner. Babies live with their mother until they reach up to maturity level. This duration could last from six to seven months and they come to the size of their parents. The arctic hare have great importance to Native Americans. These are used for food resource and their fur is used in clothing. People enjoy delectable food made of these species.