Why Dogs Have Wet Noses by Kenneth StevenComprised of fun and playfully surprising contemporary illustrations and a satisfying tall tale, Why Dogs Have Wet Noses is a refreshing and memorable take on an old story. Told with dry humor, this is a secular story of how, not long after the world began, it started to rain, and it was the kind of rain that pounds down and never stops. Wise as he was, a man named Noah decided to build a lifeboat, and he set about gathering as many kinds of creatures as he could think of. And he had the good sense to invite slugs, spiders, and the other slimy, creepy-crawly creatures that most people try to get rid of by spraying or stepping on. He also let a funny looking dog with a big soft nose trudge on board all by himself. Had he not done so, the Ark, as you may not know, would definitely have sunk. A lively tale of man and dog, Why Dogs Have Wet Noses, with its quirky, highly witty illustrations, is sure to delight!
Born in 1972, Øyvind Torseter is an artist, cartoonist, and one of Norways most acclaimed illustrators. He uses both traditional and digital picture techniques to create his illustrations and has created many picture books on his own, as well as several with different authors. As a cartoonist, he creates books for both adults and children. He has received numerous prizes and awards for his books.
Kenneth Steven was born in Glasgow in 1968 but moved to Highland Perthshire during his schooldays. He is a widely published poet, novelist, and childrens author. He has also studied and taught in Norway and translates from both Norwegian and Sami.
Why Do Dogs Have Wet Noses?
Today's Wonder of the Day is really for the dogs…and those who love them! There's nothing quite like coming home to a dog 's loyal greeting. You'll likely be greeted with a bark or two and a wildly wagging tail. You may even get a few playful licks that all dog owners know are the same thing as puppy kisses. If you give your dog a hug or get some doggy kisses, you're probably familiar with that black, spongy thing at the end of its snout.
Join Now. You're used to your dog's cool wet nose in your hand, looking for affection. But this time when he nudges you, you notice your dog's nose is dry and warm to the touch. Does that mean he's sick? Not at all.
Why dogs have wet noses. Dogs do actually sweat — by secreting moisture from their paws and their nose. A really wet nose may be Fido's way of releasing .
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How do dogs "see" with their noses? - Alexandra Horowitz
It's commonly thought that you can tell a dog is healthy if his nose is cold and wet, but this isn't necessarily true. Not only does a cold, wet nose not always indicate good health, but a warm, dry nose doesn't automatically mean a dog is sick. In order to discuss a canine's warm nose, it's important to understand why a dog's nose is often wet and cold. Stanley Coren, author of "What Dogs Know," offers a biblical explanation. As the tale goes, Noah used dogs to patrol his ark and keep the animals safe.
It turns out that there are many reasons for those wet noses — and a big misconception about what wet vs. Some dogs just naturally have wetter noses than others, for one, so a drier nose may be perfectly normal for your pup. If the mucus suddenly become crusty or gets thicker, this can be a sign that something is wrong. There are so many types of dogs, hunting dogs, guard dogs, herding dogs, companion dogs, working dogs, which one is yours? Here are ours for the comments:. Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs.