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    Why is it that so many dogs, whose owners I know, have psychological problems? These dogs are very important to their owners, and get a lot of attention from them. Too much, it seems. They don’t just live in the same house as their owners, like cats do. Their owners treat them like spoiled children, spoiled by those owners, who talk to them as if they understand the words. Of course I know they can “get” your mood, can tell when you are angry at them or are happy, but really, baby talking to them seems humiliating to all concerned. In my lineage, dogs were fine if you lived on a farm or ranch, where they were working dogs. Not so much in urban or suburban settings. You don’t see unattended dogs out of doors anymore.

    I know dogs can make fine companions. I see this especially true for people who have become single. It’s not just the psychological companionship, it’s as much the physical exercise and getting out into the world and making friends with other dog owners. All a net good. Cats are a net good too, but this is about dogs. It just seems that a lot of dogs owners are not capable of (edit: or especially interested in) raising their dogs to be psychologically healthy nowadays.
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    @JS357

    dogs created the sense of private property and hence capitalism. when ancient hunters would go out for prey they had to carry the large elk or bear back to the camp and it would be too heavy so they cut out the entrails and chopped the large animal into pieces so that each hunter could carry a piece maybe a few miles back to camp.

    the wild dogs would follow and eat the entrails. eventually the dogs learned to follow the hunters alot so that they, the dogs, could find entrails to eat.

    the dogs eventually followed the ancient hunters as far as the camp. they would
    sit away and smell the bear or elk cooking. eventually one of the dogs creeped closer to get some meat. an ancient hunter threw the dog a bone. the dog came back.

    eventually the dog got close to the hunter for regular bones or thrown meat and
    this dog became a companion to the ancient hunter who threw the meat.

    one day, a different hunter made a claim on the dog who was with the meat
    throwing ancient hunter and said something like " my dog " and the ancient hunter who had fed the dog said " no, it is MY DOG ".

    hence the birth of the concept of private property.

    ( now you know the foundation of the Mayflower Compact and The Wealth of Nations )

    by the way, there are no dogs in venezuela anymore...first because they are dirity red socialist scoundrels and two...because there is not enough food and maduro's
    army has eaten all the poor little doggies.

    ( the humble kitty has all the answers ).
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    @js357 said
    Why is it that so many dogs, whose owners I know, have psychological problems? These dogs are very important to their owners, and get a lot of attention from them. Too much, it seems. They don’t just live in the same house as their owners, like cats do. Their owners treat them like spoiled children, spoiled by those owners, who talk to them as if they understand the words. Of c ...[text shortened]... le of (edit: or especially interested in) raising their dogs to be psychologically healthy nowadays.
    After several discussions about dogs (we had two) I thought we had decided that when the eldest (our 13-14 year old Black Lab) passed that we'd just stay with the one (the 5 year old Mastiff/Shepherd [why is the ph in shepherd not pronounced F?] mix). Well the other day on returning home from my chores, I was greeted with, "Oh BTW, we have a new member of the family". Yup. She went to the local animal rescue place and came home with a Yellow Lab (female, yet to be spayed and in heat). Now I like dogs and cats but we are getting "mature" and these dogs unless hit by a vehicle and killed, will be with us for at least 10 years. OK she is a sweetheart...the new dog I mean, my other half is on thin ice. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. 😉
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    @great-big-stees said
    After several discussions about dogs (we had two) I thought we had decided that when the eldest (our 13-14 year old Black Lab) passed that we'd just stay with the one (the 5 year old Mastiff/Shepherd [why is the ph in shepherd not pronounced F?] mix). Well the other day on returning home from my chores, I was greeted with, "Oh BTW, we have a new member of the family". ...[text shortened]... t...the new dog I mean, my other half is on thin ice. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. 😉
    Every dog is a blessing.

    😆
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    @JS357
    i sing and dance as i make my dogs their supper
    i call their names often as i tease them with the one treat that is better than a life lived well

    food

    they do seem to tolerate me
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    @rookie54 said
    @JS357
    i sing and dance as i make my dogs their supper
    i call their names often as i tease them with the one treat that is better than a life lived well

    food

    they do seem to tolerate me
    Sad when a dog can only tolarate you and not be happy to see you!!! 😛 😉



    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    toralte


    -VR
    covfefe
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    Covfefe (/kəvˈfeɪfeɪ, koʊˈfɛfeɪ/) was a viral tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump and the resulting internet meme. ... Subsequently, the word "covfefe" came to be associated with gaffes and social media mistakes by Donald Trump and other public figures.
    Covfefe - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Covfefe

    Thanks, always like to learn new words, I waited until your posting to fix my miss spelled word!!! 😉

    You also spelled the word wrong "they do seem to 'tolerate' me". Or was that the number guy that did that....LOL....

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
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    Covfefe (/kəvˈfeɪfeɪ, koʊˈfɛfeɪ/) was a viral tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump and the resulting internet meme. ... Subsequently, the word "covfefe" came to be associated with gaffes and social media mistakes by Donald Trump and other public figures.
    Covfefe - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Covfefe

    Thanks, always like to learn new words ...[text shortened]... d wrong "they do seem to 'tolerate' me". Or was that the number guy that did that....LOL....

    -VR
    dear codfish,

    i did not misspell any words
    i notice, however, that even after two edits you have still misspelled tolerate

    and
    knowing you are savage,
    i have screenshots of the page before and after

    go home,
    or go fishing
    the keyboard is not yer friend
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    LOL@ rookie....got you going though didn't it!!!! 😛

    You guys are too easy!!!

    -VR
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    @great-big-stees said
    After several discussions about dogs (we had two) I thought we had decided that when the eldest (our 13-14 year old Black Lab) passed that we'd just stay with the one (the 5 year old Mastiff/Shepherd [why is the ph in shepherd not pronounced F?] mix). Well the other day on returning home from my chores, I was greeted with, "Oh BTW, we have a new member of the family". ...[text shortened]... t...the new dog I mean, my other half is on thin ice. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest. 😉
    You love them both, just admit it. 🙂

    Let me just add that we have a lovely Birma cat in our family now - beautiful, intelligent, integrity. She is not staying with me but I get regular news and she has come to stay, that's certain. She is welcome whenever my help is needed.
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    @very-rusty said
    @rookie54


    Covfefe (/kəvˈfeɪfeɪ, koʊˈfɛfeɪ/) was a viral tweet of U.S. President Donald Trump and the resulting internet meme. ... Subsequently, the word "covfefe" came to be associated with gaffes and social media mistakes by Donald Trump and other public figures.
    Covfefe - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Covfefe

    Thanks, always like to learn new words ...[text shortened]... d wrong "they do seem to 'tolerate' me". Or was that the number guy that did that....LOL....

    -VR
    Why do you do this?

    Render a funny thing someone says as bland and boring by copy-pasting its definition. Newsflash: Everyone knew what he was talking about except you. Next time you encounter a new word here, just start off by assuming that you're the only one that didn't know what it was instead of boring everyone with your "learning moment".

    By the way, "genius", the word is "tolerate".
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    @js357 said
    Why is it that so many dogs, whose owners I know, have psychological problems? These dogs are very important to their owners, and get a lot of attention from them. Too much, it seems. They don’t just live in the same house as their owners, like cats do. Their owners treat them like spoiled children, spoiled by those owners, who talk to them as if they understand the words. Of c ...[text shortened]... le of (edit: or especially interested in) raising their dogs to be psychologically healthy nowadays.
    Dogs have owners, cats have staff. 🙂
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    @torunn said
    You love them both, just admit it. 🙂

    Let me just add that we have a lovely Birma cat in our family now - beautiful, intelligent, integrity. She is not staying with me but I get regular news and she has come to stay, that's certain. She is welcome whenever my help is needed.
    We had two of that breed (called Birman in these parts), a flame point and a blue point, that we named Nick and Nora, following a naming convention based on birth year. Nick was an unabashed scamp who assessed all situations for their play value, and Nora was above such foolishness.
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    @suzianne said
    Why do you do this?

    Render a funny thing someone says as bland and boring by copy-pasting its definition. Newsflash: Everyone knew what he was talking about except you. Next time you encounter a new word here, just start off by assuming that you're the only one that didn't know what it was instead of boring everyone with your "learning moment".

    By the way, "genius", the word is "tolerate".
    Do you think he still understood even if I was out by a letter???? 😛

    MYOB....Do you know that one!!! 😉

    -VR
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