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What Makes a Great Sled Dog? Breed, Ambition, Tough Feet
A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places.
Jane J. Lee
PUBLISHED JANUARY 31, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
In the photo above, a pair of dogs—viewed over the hood of a car—roam the Bushman village of Wit Draai in South Africa.
Human companionship with dogs stretches back to the Stone Age. Although scientists still debate the exact origins of domestic canines, many think they evolved from a group of wolves that have since died out. Some believe humans adopted wolf pups, favoring the ones that were less aggressive.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Rats Remember Who's Nice to Them—and Return the Favor
It's the first time scientists have found direct reciprocation in the animal kingdom.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Travel with your Pet to Nashville!
Pet Friendly Nashville!
Getting Out and and Into it in Nashville!
1) Honky Tonk Time – You know this is why you came to Nashville! So be sure to pack some boots, pick up a cowboy hat, and line-dance your heart away.Full Moon Saloon - “The crowd is always participating and it’s always a great time till close! Oh- drinks are quite cheap considering it’s a Broadway bar” – NashvilleBarHound.com
Honky Tonk Central - Nashville's latest and greatest honky tonk on world famous 'Lower Broadway' in downtown Nashville, TN. , with 3 full stories of live music, great food and great times, Honky Tonk Central is the destination stop when in Nashville.
Whiskey Bent Saloon – located right in the middle of all the action that makes Nashville famous. It is a great place for you and your guests to kick back, have fun, and let loose. When you are in the market for an authentic Nashville experience, look no further! Whiskey Bent features a built in stage perfect for bands and live performances, Broadway's largest whiskey selection, the only iced down beer on the street, and extra friendly service.
Legends Corner - Some will say that a trip to Nashville is never complete without visiting the tried and true honky-tonk saloons along downtown Broadway. While it's hard to go wrong in any of these gritty watering holes, Legends stands out as one of the best. Country music record covers plaster the walls, but the real attraction is the bar's live music. Some of the city's finest contemporary acts make their mark onstage. Nashville City Search voters recently selected Legends Corner as the Number One Country Bar in Nashville; an honor well deserved.
Swingin’ Doors Saloon: Where Country is King! - located in beautiful and historic downtown Nashville Tennessee right off of Broadway at 111 4th Ave S (right behind the Hilton). Swingin’ Doors Saloon is Nashville’s newest downtown honkey-tonk with classic country roots as well as the latest and greatest that Nashville has inspired. World-class country music in an old western saloon setting. When the live music isn’t rockin’ you can play your favorites on the jukebox. This all-around saloon style bar experience offers the big-screens for Nashville’s sport’s enthusiasts as well as fresh grilled food you can enjoy before a downtown game or concert.
2. Museums: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum -
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the non-profit, educational Country Music Foundation (CMF). The mission of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. Functioning as a local history museum and as an international arts organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum serves visiting and non-visiting audiences including fans, students, scholars, members of the music industry. Check out the calendar now here: http://countrymusichalloffame.org/calendar/
Music City Walk of Fame - on Nashville's Music Mile is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or other industry collaboration and made a significant contribution to the music industry with connection to Music City.
The Johnny Cash Museum - Come here to learn everything about Johnny Cash! Be sure to stop by the great gift store as well.
3) The Arts-
Tennessee Performing Arts - TPAC is located in the James K. Polk Cultural Center at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville, occupying an entire city block between 5th and 6th Avenues and Deaderick and Union Streets. Also housing the Tennessee State Museum, the cultural center adjoins the 18 story James K. Polk Office Tower. The Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and the Tennessee Repertory Theatre perform here as well! Look at the calendar here: http://patron.tpac.org
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Unlike any traditional museum you’ve ever visited, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene. With an exhibitions schedule that has new art flowing through the magnificent Art Deco building every 6 to 8 weeks, no matter how often you visit, there is always something new and exciting to see in the spacious galleries.
4. Botanical Garden and Museum- Experience Cheekwood, the 55-acre estate built by the Maxwell House Coffee fortune in Nashville, Tennessee, and one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate in the United States. The Botanical Garden is a spectacular showcase of color and horticultural diversity with eleven specialty display gardens and stunning natural landscape. The Museum of Art has collections of painting, sculpture and decorative arts.
5. Beer and More-
Jack Daniel’s Distillery – Drop by for a firsthand look at our distillery where one of our guides will accompany you on a tour and tell you the complete story of our whiskey. And you’ll probably hear an interesting story or two about Mr. Jack as well. We hope to see you around Lynchburg sometime soon.
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream - SPEAKeasy Spirits is an artisan distillery nestled in the Historic West Town neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee. SPEAKeasy Spirits’ Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream™ is the distillery’s flagship brand. Recognizing niches, as well as creating new categories such as Tennessee Sipping Cream™, will build a unique and highly sought after portfolio for SPEAKeasy Spirits.
Tennesse Brew Works – Our Company founders have conducted plenty of craft beer “market research” over many years. But the real genesis of Tennessee Brew Works began with the discovery that great beer can be brewed at home. What began as a kitchen hobby quickly transformed into a serious outdoor brewing system. During that evolution we discovered high demand for our beer amongst family, friends, and acquaintances, converting many into craft beer consumers. Their enthusiasm (and support) has inspired us to follow our passions and share our creations with a much larger audience, but remain focused on producing superior and distinctive beers.
6. Dinner Theatres and Shows!-
Chaffin’s Barn Theatre - Nashville’s ‘Original’ Barn and most unique dining and entertainment experience! We are now in our 46th season serving the Nashville area with premium buffets and professional theatre.
Miss Jeanne’s Mystery Dinner - An interactive mystery play with live music, comedy and a fully served dinner. Each table is a team and each person has play money to bribe the suspects.
Nashville Nightlife Theatre - Check out Nashville's newest production, "The Best of Country Music Dinner & Show" at the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater! Come and experience a celebration of Country Music from both past and present. Hear songs from many of the great artists in country music history along with today's hottest superstars. Enjoy the music of everyone from Hank Williams Sr. and Patsy Cline to the superstars of today like Sara Evans and Toby Keith! Throughout the season we have many guest stars appear at our theater including "Grand Ole Opry Star" Jeannie Seely, "The Fiddle Man" Tim Watson, Diana Murrell, "Nashville's favorite" Brenda Best, Paula Murrell (from the Tammy Wynette show) and many other celebrities!
The General Jackson Showboat - Our 300-foot paddlewheel riverboat is one of the largest showboats in the country. It boasts four massive decks with a beautiful two-story Victorian Theater located in the center of the boat where live music shows are performed. Both midday and evening cruises offer a variety of entertainment options throughout the year. You'll always find something new just around the bend. Holiday cruises begin mid-November each year, and special cruises includes a festive New Year's Eve celebration. The General Jackson is an experience you'll only find in Music City!
7. Festivals you definitely should be on the watch for:
Nashville Film Festival – NaFF provides three year-round programs: Livin' Reel gives urban teens a hand's on experience in filmmaking. The Hope Tour brings films and volunteers to the bedside of patients and veterans. The Tennessee Film Tour helps Tennessee cities start film festivals. Spread the love.
Oktoberfest - Here's a short list of what to expect at this amazing festival:
• Authentic German Food & Beverages
• Specialty Food Items & Home Baked Treats
• Polka Dancing
• Street Performers
• Tours of Germantowns Historic Churches
• FREE FunLand for the Kids- Arts, Crafts & Antique Specialty Booths
• 4 Stages of Entertainment
Outback Concerts - Outback Concerts produces hundreds of shows & festivals across North America, selling up to 2 million tickets a year. Our special events division is positioned to assist, advise & accomodate corporate clients in buying & producing entertainment and overseeing their needs.
1812 21st Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-777-FIDO (3436)
Fido blurs the line between upscale coffeehouse and casual restaurant with an emphasis on organic and local foods served in an inviting atmosphere.
The all-day menu features Nashville’s finest mix of organic, exotic and junk foods: from the famous Local Burger (local beef, lamb and cheddar with caramelized fennel & fig aioli), the Liberal Salad (greens, fruits & nuts), to whole grain pancakes and desserts made on premises.
12 South Taproom and Grill
2318 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 463-7552
Pet friendly restaurant in Nashville:12 South Taproom and Grill -
Opened in June 2006, The 12 South Taproom & Grill has been committed to providing the 12 South Neighborhood in Nashville, TN with quality food, drink, and atmosphere. With an ambiance as eclectic as its patrons, the Taproom serves as an inviting home to all the residents of 12 South and beyond.
Our hot and made-to-order culinary delights, distinct and well-crafted libations, and well-informed (and good looking) staff combine to create an experience that is simultaneously novel and intimately familiar.
Bring Spot to chill out on the porch with you!
2306 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 679 9789
Pet friendly restaurant in Nashville:Pinkberry -
Everyone knows Pinkberry! Spot can't come in, but the friendly staff can provide a bowl of water on the patio for him/her!
1106 Gartland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 227-6133
Pet friendly restaurant in Nashville:Calypso Cafe -
Calypso Café offers fast, affordable meals that are good for you! For over 24 years our restaurants have been serving up our Cuban black beans, bountiful salads, rotisserie chicken, island burgers and vegetarian side items in the Nashville area. Our mission is simple…high quality, hearty, healthy dishes at a reasonable price in a fun, relaxed and efficient setting. Fido can join you on the porch!
Check out our site, Pet Friendly Nashville, for more information!