Couple of weeks ago I was looking around the city for a place to buy my 9 year old cousin a dog, a Pomeranian or a Beagle, a small Terrier, apparently they stopped selling cats and dogs in Amman because of mistreatment and the bad conditions dogs are left in shops without vaccination and proper nutrition, 10 days ago, GAM shut a place @ the first circle that is something like 1m x 1m without windows except the entrance door, for a man who used to lock up cats in an upper storage room that is reached by a ladder and used to give male cats shots for reproduction, that place really stinked and had too many old cats and too many sick cats and he used to give out kittens for food or donations so he can breed more cats, i really didnt understand what was he doing. So we headed to the humane center for animal welfare in Ghamadan to see if there are any set for adoption since its the only place, all the dogs were of mixed breeds, they are fine and happy, we found a month old puppy but its the kind that will grow big with sharp teeth, most of them are suitable for guarding and need spaces but not for apartment indoors, there are cats there too, lots of them, playful, all are clean and vaccinated and are set for adoption if anyone is up to it, what caught my attention is that they allow you to adopt only after they do a surgery for the pet so they won't reproduce and the aim is to minimize the numbers of stray dogs and cats in the country, i don't know how much i agree to this, in addition to that, they can add a microchip under the dogs' skin that has all the dogs information in case it was stolen or was "internationally" lost. its a good idea but inserting data chips under skin for alive species freaks me out plus these chips can become tracable wherever you are.
Once we went to il Fheis and i found a Shepard nearby who had four dogs, they were really doing the job of aligning the cheep on the field but all were with no ears, i asked him why, he said " so they won't sleep! " [!!!!!] Dogs ears' are sensitive and covering it helps them sleep, and then i remembered how cats and dogs can move their ears if they didn't want to move their bodies when they hear something half interesting, hmm. stop the ear/tail chopping, nail root removing and reproduction surgeries..
i used to trim the nails for my cat after the pink edge so they won't bleed, but then he stopped being able to climb trees or stand for himself against other cat fights so i stopped the trimming too. everything in our bodies is there for a reason. i guess.
There was this animal at the center, my uncle said its a gerbil, it looks really weird, this one has big rabbit ears and a long curled tail.