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A podcast about the most amazing animals for curious folks! Did you know a cow framed for starting the Great Chicago Fire is responsible for creating one of the largest public library systems in the United States, or that horseshoe crabs are an important part of your flu vaccine? Did you hear about the bees in Croatia that can detect land mines or that farmers can save cattle by painting giant eyes on bovine butts? Professional dog trainer, author, and curious host, Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, will lead families on a new journey exploring these amazing animals while teaching about humanity along the way.

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A podcast about the most amazing animals for curious folks! Did you know a cow framed for starting the Great Chicago Fire is responsible for creating one of the largest public library systems in the United States, or that horseshoe crabs are an important part of your flu vaccine? Did you hear about the bees in Croatia that can detect land mines or that farmers can save cattle by painting giant eyes on bovine butts? Professional dog trainer, author, and curious host, Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, will lead families on a new journey exploring these amazing animals while teaching about humanity along the way.

    #13: The Dog Sergeant of WW1 & A Kitty Leaves Her Mark on History

    #13: The Dog Sergeant of WW1 & A Kitty Leaves Her Mark on History

    We’re going to talk about a frisky feline who left her prints ALL over history, a mutt who was promoted to sergeant in WW1 and a snake who sent a man to a hospital hours after the snake was beheaded

    • 25 min
    #12: The 4 Pound Hero Dog of WW2, and the Littlest Lemur Detective

    #12: The 4 Pound Hero Dog of WW2, and the Littlest Lemur Detective

    This week, Melissa dives deep on the little dog who became the first recognized therapy dog after WW2, a little boy who helped solve the case of a stolen lemur, and the National Weather Service in Florida is dabbling in falling iguanas.

    • 19 min
    #11 The Slowest Two Minutes In Sports and Why Goats Want To Drink Your Pee

    #11 The Slowest Two Minutes In Sports and Why Goats Want To Drink Your Pee

    Snail racing and goats want to drink your pee

    • 20 min
    #10: The Dogs Who Saved A Town and A Gold Medal Rat

    #10: The Dogs Who Saved A Town and A Gold Medal Rat

    We cover Balto and Togo, the hero dogs who helped save the town of Nome, Alaska; a hero rat who earned a gold medal for saving thousands of people and weird animal laws still on the books around the United States.

    • 29 min
    #9: Political Animals Special

    #9: Political Animals Special

    With 6 days before the 2020 national election in America, we include kids in the process. She she talks about animals in politics, including a berserker bunny who nearly sunk President Jimmy Carter's boat, why the two parties use a donkey and an elephant for representation, and animals who became town mayors in Vermont.

    • 21 min
    #8: The Profane Presidential Parrot and Pyromaniac Predatory Birds

    #8: The Profane Presidential Parrot and Pyromaniac Predatory Birds

    A president's parrot gets kicked out of a funeral for swearing like a pirate, birds in a zoo get separated for swearing too much, and Australian birds start fires on purpose to catch prey!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Responsible Dog Parent ,

Obsessed!

This podcast was recommended by Patricia McConnell and I’m glad I gave it a listen. I am absolutely hooked. I love learning, trivia, and animals and this combines all three! I finally caught up and can’t wait for the next episode!

Bonky Moon ,

Great for kids and adults

I’m so happy I discovered this podcast. My kids, wife and I have really enjoyed it. We’re hooked. Great storytelling, important lessons for kids in this crazy world we love in, and fascinating trivia.

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