- They evolved from a small mammal called miacis, a tree dweller that lived 40 million years ago.
- They were first domesticated by Paleolithic cavemen.
- No matter the breed, a dog has 321 bones and 42 permanent teeth.
- Dalmatians are born white.
- The reason they turn in a circle before lying down is because when they were wild animals, this helped mat the long grass into a bed.
- Approximately one million dogs have been named the primary beneficiaries of their owners’ wills.
- They sweat through the pads of their feet.
- Scientists have found that dogs can smell the presence of autism in kids.
I found number 5 especially fascinating! I always wondered why they did that!
Anyway, the book is really good if you're looking for a summer read! I'm not done yet, but I have enjoyed it so far. I like most of her books. Happy Summer!