Ancestry of Shar-Pei is uncertain. Pictures on pottery suggest the breed had existed as far back 206 BC. Maybe a descendant of the Chow Chow, a clear link between them is the purple tongue. Shar-Pei means sandy coat. They were used as multipurpose working dogs, believed that the wrinkles & black pigmented mouth would scare off any evil spirits. A Hong Kong businessman named Matgo Law got a few in an attempt to save the breed From those few dogs the Shar-Pei's rose in the US
~~bunnies in the garden~~
oh wow, how beeautiful is that picture?
Birdie and the beast, Yellowstone National Park - Bison, symbolic animals of the Great Plains, are often mistakenly called buffaloes. By any name, they are formidable beasts and the heaviest land animals in North America. Bison once covered the Great Plains and much of North America, and were critically important to Plains Indian societies - by Sherry Goldstein
Birdie and the beast, Yellowstone National Park by Tin Man. :)