Someone named Gary Dahl (Gary Dahl) in 1975, started selling substitutes allowed. Moreover, these substitutes were not even external imitation of animals. They were just ordinary stones.
Stones-Pets were sold for $3.95 a piece, and according to rough estimate, over 6 months Gave has sold more than 5 million stones. In this case the total cost of each stone was only 95 cents.
Innovative product Gave was a common boulders, which he purchased from the supplier of building materials, and then sold them as live Pets. According to him, the idea came to him in connection with the difficulty, mess and expenses associated with such Pets as cats and dogs.
He started with what was created by a company named “Rock Bottom Productions”. The stones were imported from Mexico. Packing stones included “the care Guide” and looked like a cardboard box for transporting Pets. The manual contained instructions for the care of the pet and advice on training — how to teach him different commands: “sit”, “lie”, “die”, “roll”, and “to me”.
Part of the marketing strategy Gave was the assertion that the stones can bring more pleasure than we can imagine. He convinced the buyers that these stones supports this statement by its very existence, and clearly demonstrate that the joy of the child within us brings not the object itself, and ideao it. Pet is in our mind a niche created by force of imagination. Continue reading
what Pets can be not just the object of our care, but also the nurses, devoted friends and even family therapists?
For example, according to a recent study, Pets can positively affect the ability of autistic children to social contacts . Previously, researchers studied the effect of dogs on emotional and mental development of children. But recently, experts came to the conclusion that contact with any pet can have a beneficial effect on the child.
Conducting the study, the scientists noticed that if a family of a child with autism a dog, it is more disposed to communicate with people than those children that have no animal. As it turned out, not only the dog but also any other pet helps a child to interact with others
this conclusion was made by Dr. Gretchen Carlisle, research fellow Research centre for the study of interaction between man and animal (Research Center for human-animal interaction ReCHAI) College of Veterinary medicine University of Missouri.
It should be noted that the child with autism, it is extremely difficult to communicate with the outside world. But four-legged friend helps the child feel more confident. How?
When the other kids meet on the street “special”child, their attention is immediately drawn to the animal. Children with autism do not feel in the spotlight, and it is easier to open up to communication. Continue reading
It is believed that cats, dogs, parrots, fish and ferrets – Pets. The rest we usually accustomed to seeing in the gear or the BBC in the zoo. Meanwhile, foxes, raccoons, and even alligators can be tamed and kept in a standard city apartment.
In nature foxes are timid and cautious, if you meet a Fox in a forest, she will run away from you. But if from birth to raise a Fox at home, she will become tame and even will wear you Slippers.
One of the first foxes to adapt to home life was scientist Dmitri Belyaev in 1959. The scientist then working at the Novosibirsk Institute of Cytology and genetics and conducted an experiment on foxes special coloring is silver – black. He tried to bring an obedient individuals, who would be able to live peacefully with man. The experiments were conducted until then, until a breed that is most adapted to life among humans.
Such an obedient Fox differs from “forest”. She has a roundish face, blue eyes, and the color can vary from pure white to dark red. For comfortable living foxes at home she needs a little daily to comb hair (especially foxes) and walk in the fresh air. To teach a Fox to a leash fairly easily. Siberian breed standard dog collar for dogs, and the Fennec Fox (Fox is native to North Africa, listed in the Red book) it is better to buy a leash for walking cats.Foxes do not like being alone, easily get along with other animals and loyal to his master. But never hurt a Fox – or it is forever. It is not revenge, but self-contained. Continue reading