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Monday, August 23, 2010

Edition 28: Dennis the Menace and about Pets

A Little Monster Who Is 60 Now


Friends, we all are cartoon lovers. The cartoon characters give us the joy which the normal life can not give. Like all boys and girls of your age, everybody is in love with at least one cartoon. That is why you find it hard to skip even one episode of Tom and Jerry. It is perfectly okay to put aside the homework for the sake of spinach popping Popeye take on his mightier enemies. But only once in a while.

Dennis the Menace, the cute, lovable and equally dangerous kid is one such charactr. It is comic strip originally created, written and illustrated by Hank Ketcham. The first time this little monster came up on the scene was March 12, 1951 in 16 newspapers. This means from 8 m o n t h s now on, this bete noire of Mr. Wilson will turn 60.



It is now written and drawn by Ketcham's former assistants, Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand, and distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and 19 languages. The comic strip became so successful that it was adapted to several television shows and feature and animation films. Dennis is a precocious but lovable, freckle-faced five-and-a-half-year-old boy with a famous blonde cowlick and a penchant for mischief.



Despite his naughtiness, they love him very much. Ketcham drew this character based on his own son, who was as naughty. George Everett Wilson is Dennis's next-door neighbor; retired postal carrier. Dennis likes Mr. Wilson but unintentionally annoys him, as he regularly disrupts Wilson's attempts at a serene, quiet life. Dennis often interrupts Wilson's hobbies such as gardening, as well as coin and stamp collecting, at times accidentally damaging his property.





The Pet Problem?

As a child, it is perfectly understandable to want to have a pet.

You can have adopt any animal as your pet, but before doing this,

it will be better if you follow these things:



DOs

_ Take your time deciding on which pet to bring.

_ Think whether you truly have the time, energy, situation and need for this animal.

_ De t e rmi n e what provisions you will need to shelter, feed and care for the pet.

_ Throughly research the animals you are considering.

_Check with local organizations to aquire a pet that really needs you!

_ Have its living environment (bed, cage, crate, etc.) set up before obtaining the pet.

_ Determine exactly what the animal's diet and daily routine has been, and try to get this

same routine.

_ After bringing the animal home, be calm and extremely patient with your new pet. Try to make it feel as secure as possible.



DON'Ts:

_ Acquire a pet on impulse or on a whim.

_ Acquire a pet just to show off to your friend circle.

_ Acquire a pet if you are too busy in your schedule and can not give time, energy and overall care your pet needs.

_ Allow any salesperson to bully or badger you into acquiring a pet you're not absolutely certain about.

_ Acquire a pet from a person or organization not taking good care of animals by keeping them clean, healthy and happy.

_ Think that you must quickly purchase a particular animal because it is the one and only one of its kind.

_ Rush home with your new pet and invite the entire neighborhood to see it; allow it a chance to settle in.

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