Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tegon: The Glowing Dog

I was browsing through Yahoo News when I found this article about a GLOWING DOG. The name of the dog is Tegon (beagle) and she's 2 years of age (born in 2009). Tegon did not come cheap, it took them 4 years and approximately US$3 Million to create her. She was created using the somatic cell nuclear transfer technology which was used to create the world's first cloned dog in 2005 named Snuppy.

No need to switch to night-mode to find the dog.

The research team headed by Lee Byeong-Chun at Seoul National University (SNU)says that Tegon's ability to glow depends on adding an antibiotic to her dog food.

Tegon's paw is glowing flourescent green under ultraviolet light after given Doxycycline.

There are 268 illnesses dogs and humans have in common. The purpose of her creation was to help cure human diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

My Puppy Just Died This Morning

This morning my mom and I fought. And I was so messed up after it that I felt bad. But this wasn't the worst of it. When I opened the door, I saw my little puppy being eaten by ants... and I couldn't help but cry more.

The morning had already felt awful and now I just discovered my newest puppy dead.We've spent so much just to keep him alive. We even brought him to the vet and bought all the prescribed medicines because when we got him, he and his sister had so many worms. I thought he would survive now after that. His sister died on her 2nd day with us.

I didn't even have time to take a decent picture of him. It's really devastating.

I thought I was out of my mind spending so much for a mongrel or askal (the term more widely familiar here) but I told myself, if he were to survive, no amount of money would be able to buy my happiness. And he did last for more than a month longer. He was still weak because of the long term worm infestation but he walked, run, played a little and slept alot. He'd look up at me with big puppy eyes which used to be dull because of the blood worms.

Dash was a charming little thing. He always liked sleeping in my room during the mornings and afternoons and yesterday he even slept on top of my feet. There were instances we'd catch him looking up in the skies like Fievel if the American Tail.

I thought I was just paranoid for noticing he wasn't pooping. We were planning to bring him to the vet this afternoon but... he died...

Off the topic, some people just have all the luck. They do bad things to themselves. They smoke, drink alcohol, do drugs and hurt themselves but they don't get taken. The worst part is they try to convince themselves that people without vices live shorter than those that do. Reality bites but today, reality kissed my Dash goodbye.
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