My Favourite Animal Films

Now this post is going down a slightly different route, and I wanted to post this before I took a break from my blog but I never really plucked up the courage to try something different than the set routine posting schedule that I created for myself. Now that I have broke free from this routine (well a little anyway) it leaves me free to write what I enjoy and to post it when I feel like it.

Please leave me a comment or send me a message on my Facebook or Twitter letting me know what you think!


EIGHT BELOW

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Synopsis:

Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.

Why I Love It:

I have always been a fan of Paul Walker so it made sense to watch the film, and I’m not sorry that I did. The range of emotions that this film brings out in me gets me every time and its definitely a film that I will come back to time and time again.

WARNING YOU WILL CRY.


MAX

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Synopsis:

A Malinois dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler’s family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Why I Love It:

The idea by this film is simply fantastic, there’s so many films about soldiers that have experienced traumatic events in war zones, and the fact that a film was made about the dogs who also go through the same events is amazing. I have never felt so many emotions throughout a film as in this one.

WARNING HAVE PLENTY OF TISSUES (I think I only made it about 15 minutes in before I needed them).


HOMEWARD BOUND

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Synopsis:

Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.

Why I Love It:

Quite simply this film (and the sequel) is my childhood. It may be aimed at kids but I’ll love it forever.


FREE WILLY

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Synopsis:

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Why I Love It:

Who doesn’t?


DOLPHIN TALE

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Synopsis:

A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

Why I Love It:

Its such a heartwarming story of a group of people desperately saving an animal who is destined for death if left in the wild. Truly amazing and based on the true story of Winter, who can be seen in person at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.


TURNER AND HOOCH

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Synopsis:

A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.

Why I Love It:

Tom Hanks! A young Tom Hanks is possibly the best movie maker of all time, you’ll laugh and cry (but mostly laugh) at this crime fighting duo! Turner & Hooch is number 2 in my all time favourite films (just beaten by Apollo 13, Tom Hanks yet again!).


I’d love to hear what everyone else’s favourite animal films are! Leave me a comment below to let me know, maybe you’ll give me a new favourite!!


Synopses from iMDB.com


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Dog Breeds 101: Siberian Husky

For my first dog breeds 101 post I thought I’d write about my favourite dog breed the Siberian Husky.

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Lets start with the basics a Siberian Husky is a medium size dog who are known for being particularly healthy living between 12-14 years. A Siberian Husky puppy will set you back around £500 if they are Kennel Club registered, with this price being slightly lower if they aren’t registered.

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Going through the pros and cons of the breed.
Huskies are very friendly and good with people and children. They love company and are playful throughout their entire lives. Huskies are highly intelligent breed however if not properly stimulated this can lead to naughty behaviour. They are extremely easy going and laid back in their nature and one of the things many people love is that Huskies lack that signature ‘doggy smell’.

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However, although all of this sounds great there are of course some cons to the breed as well and these need to be considered before bringing a Husky into your family.
Because Huskies love company, they do not tolerate being left alone for long periods of time and because of their extremely friendly nature do not consider a Husky a guard or watchdog as they will want to greet everyone they meet. For this same reason, Huskies are not the most loyal of dogs; they love everyone. Also, because of the demands of Huskies they are not advisable for first time dog owners. They require a serious amount of exercise per day (we’re talking at least an hour run) and they are mischievous and so will take an unsure dog owner on a wild ride they will only result in frustration for the owner. Huskies also do not bark but will definitely howl just for the fun of it. Siberian Huskies are also known to suffer from separation anxiety and so are likely to trash homes and gardens when left alone or unattended, and if you aren’t a fan of dog hair then definitely steer clear of the Husky as you will be constantly hoovering and brushing up hair.

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All in all, Siberian Huskies are an extremely demanding breed that are best suited for experienced owners who are home most of the day.

If you need any training tips or further information don’t hesitate to ask, I’ll happily answer any queries you may have.