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Today, we conclude our journey through Animals in Ancient Art [Part 1 here; Part 2 here], featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so you can enjoy a day strolling amongst the exhibits.

These works of art, used for everyday purposes or ritualistic activities, come from the Roman Empire, Greece, and Egypt. As shown here, animals have long inspired the imaginations of artists and artisans. The oldest object featured in this gallery is an Egyptian tomb lintel with hieroglyphs, dated to 2375-2287 B.C.E. [Before Common Era] — which means it is over 4,300 years old!

[Related: How Do Scientists Date Ancient Things?]

Note: Photos of 4 Egyptian figurines are from Chrysler.org website; my photos of those objects did not turn out well.

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Bring your pets to a picnic and pictures with Santa for fun-filled holiday memories!

Come out to the parking lot of the MSP Design Group and have lunch and get your picture taken with Santa. (All Children and Pets Welcome)

We will have BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili and more. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; homemade goodies will be on hand too!

We will also have adoptable dogs on site just in time for the Holidays!

All proceeds will go to Bay Beagle Rescue Fund, to help provide medical care and save more dogs!

When: December 2, 2018
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm
Where: 641 Phoenix Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Pictures and food are courtesy of Bay Beagle Rescue, donations are appreciated!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/299572410644191/

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To our military families:

The Virginia Zoo is OPEN for Veterans Day and to honor those who have served, active duty military, veterans and their families can enjoy $5 admission November 10–18, 2018.

Go a little wild this Veterans Day —  you’ve earned it!

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Today we continue our journey through Animals in Ancient Art, featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so you can see how impressive these works are, up-close.

As shown here, animals have inspired objects created for daily use and ritual use for many centuries. The bond between humans and animals is not a modern creation; animals have been revered for their strength, wisdom, and as symbols of good fortune throughout history.

Learn more about the symbolism of animals in ancient Chinese art. 

The artworks in this gallery were collected in Persia, China, and Japan. The oldest object in the selection presented here is a Chinese wine jug featuring birds and fish; it is dated to approximately 500 B.C.E. [Before Common Era].

This is only a sampling of the items you’ll find in the museum’s collection. Enjoy!

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If you’ve been looking for a good reason to dress in a matching costume with your dog before Halloween — we’ve found just the thing for you: Barktoberfest Dog Walk & Festival, featuring a Pets & People costume contest! (Details below).

Barktoberfest

This dog friendly event is happening October 20, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Point Park (100 Eaton St.) in Hampton, VA. (Just a short trip across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel!)

Admission is $5, Dog Walk Registration – $20, Barktoberfest Package – $35.

Tickets Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/pspcabarktoberfest/

Bring Fido to this fur-tastic event hosted by the Peninsula SPCA. Help raise money for the adoption-guarantee shelter by showing your support and bringing out your special furry four-legged family friends.

Highlights include:
* Live music by Lost Soul Society, vendors, local animal rescue groups, and more! 
* Bow-Wow Beer Garden featuring breweries from Hampton, including Sly Clyde Ciderworks, Bull Island Brewing Company, The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery, The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, and The St. George Brewing Co. There will also be samplings of Dog Star Vodka from Blue Sky Distillery.
* Pets and people costume contest! Guests are encouraged to participate in a costume contest (two categories: pets only and pets & people) for great prizes.

Don’t miss the Dog Walk, the showcase event of the day; a fun walk that winds along the beautiful downtown Hampton waterfront! The money raised will benefit the animals of the Peninsula SPCA! The Peninsula SPCA is an Adoption Guarantee, or no-kill, shelter that relies completely on support from the local community to help us care for the homeless animals.

Other highlights of the day include the Dog Cake Walk, Bobbing for Tennis Balls, Demonstrations, Dog Yoga, and more.

Register in advance for beer tasting tickets and dog walk to receive your t-shirt and/or souvenir glass.

Prost!

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Looking for a listing of dog-friendly events in Hampton Roads, including Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach?

Check out BringFido.com.

You can go straight to the Norfolk directory here:  https://www.bringfido.com/event/city/norfolk_va_us/, which lists events within a 20-mile radius of Norfolk, VA — or type your preferred region in the Search box.

From festivals to fun runs and fundraisers, and more, you’ll find something for everyone.

Bonus: Bring Fido also lists pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, parks, and beaches. You’ll even find airline pet policies.

As always, be sure to check information found on the internet with the actual event planner or service provider, for accuracy, changes, and cancellations.

 

 

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Recently, we blogged about Animals In Art, featuring contemporary artworks spotlighting our beloved pets. At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we know that animals have been revered throughout human history as a source of fascination and inspiration.

Today, we begin a walk through Animals in Ancient Art, featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so grab a friend or loved one and see these amazing works [some estimated at over a thousand years old!] for yourself.

Today’s journey through Animals in Ancient Art begins in the Americas (Mesoamerica). Many of these sculptures are estimated to have been created in the years 100-900 C.E. [Common Era, aka A.D.], and one may have originated in 100 B.C.E. [Before Common Era]. The “cat cloth” is estimated to have been created in the years 1100 – 1460 C.E. For complete details on the age and origin of each piece, visit the Chrysler Museum. 

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