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But your dog doesn’t know how long you are going to be gone for, whether it’s 10 minutes or 10 days. It is still worried that you aren’t coming back and it’s being abandoned so is happy when you come back. I’m not doubting that they are loyal and loving animals, I just think a lot of dog owners overestimate the strength of their relationships with their pets. 


I’m not sure what your point is now.

So they are loving and loyal but it’s not the same as human relationships?

I think most people can work that out.

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43 minutes ago, throbber said:

But your dog doesn’t know how long you are going to be gone for, whether it’s 10 minutes or 10 days. It is still worried that you aren’t coming back and it’s being abandoned so is happy when you come back. I’m not doubting that they are loyal and loving animals, I just think a lot of dog owners overestimate the strength of their relationships with their pets. 

Depends with the right training, When I was younger my family had weimaraners and dobermanns and they wouldnt go apeshit when whoever came home first. Dogs are not stupid and if left alone as much as possible as early as possible then they will be used to it, amd will know that every time they are left alone they know they are not being abandoned. Too many owners make a big fus when leaving their dogs for the day which probably just makes it worse for the dog as uou are showin it all this affection then you are leaving it., Its best just to leave the house with a little pet or just straightup piss off out the door

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On the point of Jack russels as small as they are I wouldnt dare lump then in with other small dogs. They are ferocious hunters with attitude.  An old flatmate of mine had a jack russel and they are barry dogs if a little bonkers.

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53 minutes ago, Dons_1988 said:

 


I’m not sure what your point is now.

So they are loving and loyal but it’s not the same as human relationships?

I think most people can work that out.

 

 

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Dog social psychology is more higherarchical than ours. 

Dogs treat their owners as a dominant member of the pack. At the risk of anthropomorphism, that relationship is akin to one of love and respect.

However, it is not mutual in the same way that love and respect from a fellow human more often is, or at least should be. 

Dog owners effectively exploit the social psychology of lower animals to receive that unconditional love/respect-like emotion.  For the vast majority of dog owners who treat their dogs well and love them, it probably feels like a reciprocal relationship.

But the dog doesn't love you because you love it, it would love you the same if you kicked it and fed it gruel. Because dogs have no self respect. 

Cats however are evil geniuses. I am comfortable with the mutual suspicion and distrust between me and the cat that lives at my house. 

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Dog social psychology is more higherarchical than ours. 
Dogs treat their owners as a dominant member of the pack. At the risk of anthropomorphism, that relationship is akin to one of love and respect.
However, it is not mutual in the same way that love and respect from a fellow human more often is, or at least should be. 
Dog owners effectively exploit the social psychology of lower animals to receive that unconditional love/respect-like emotion.  For the vast majority of dog owners who treat their dogs well and love them, it probably feels like a reciprocal relationship.
But the dog doesn't love you because you love it, it would love you the same if you kicked it and fed it gruel. Because dogs have no self respect. 
Cats however are evil geniuses. I am comfortable with the mutual suspicion and distrust between me and the cat that lives at my house. 


“Higherarchical”

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Just now, SweeperDee said:

 


“Higherarchical”

 

Well spotted. If it was a word, it would be a good one. 

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1 hour ago, engelbert_humperdink said:

On the point of Jack russels as small as they are I wouldnt dare lump then in with other small dogs. They are ferocious hunters with attitude.  An old flatmate of mine had a jack russel and they are barry dogs if a little bonkers.

And are tiny. The only way one of these fuckers damages a Rottweiler or Doberman is as a choke hazard.

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Dogs are lovely charming creatures

Cats are mysterious aloof creatures

I love both.

People who keep reptiles or lizzards as pets are usually a bit odd. There's something not quite right about it and I'm sure that its not a total coincedence that all the people I've known to keep them also have other strange traits such as bright pink hair, multiple facial piercings, coming out as lesbians in their 30s and leaving their wives for school age children.

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5 minutes ago, Doctor said:

Dogs are lovely charming creatures

Cats are mysterious aloof creatures

I love both.

People who keep reptiles or lizzards as pets are usually a bit odd. There's something not quite right about it and I'm sure that its not a total coincedence that all the people I've known to keep them also have other strange traits such as bright pink hair, multiple facial piercings, coming out as lesbians in their 30s and leaving their wives for school age children.

The guy in Bradford who murdered a load of women with a crossbow had pet snakes and lizards.  He used to walk the lizard on a lead.

Conclusive proof that people who keep cold blooded animals as pets are fucking weirdos.

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I’m walking into an obvious slagging here but I had 2 leapord geckos and then a bearded dragon in my teens - early 20’s. Quite enjoyed the look of a well kept vivarium and enjoyed watching them walking about the place and eating crickets/locusts. The geckos were a bit boring as they are nocturnal but bearded dragons are non stop on the move and genuinely enjoy human interaction. Don’t think anyone I knew ever thought they were a strange choice of pet. 

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My pal had a bearded dragon called Bob, it was a lovely wee thing and it would happily sit on your shoulder as you watched TV. He's not a 30 year old lesbian with pink hair and I'm not aware of any crossbows under his ownership. I accept he may have been the exception to the rule though.

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4 hours ago, alang1993 said:

 

My work colleagues from Edinburgh/Fife all call it a Pick and Mix

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obviously OFTW as I'm from Edinburgh and we called them mixtures.

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3 hours ago, throbber said:

But your dog doesn’t know how long you are going to be gone for, whether it’s 10 minutes or 10 days. It is still worried that you aren’t coming back and it’s being abandoned so is happy when you come back. I’m not doubting that they are loyal and loving animals, I just think a lot of dog owners overestimate the strength of their relationships with their pets. 

The Evening News headline tonight:

THROBBER IN "GREYFRIARS BOBBY WAS A C*NT" CLAIM ROW

Spoiler

probably not the first time Throbs has been the subject of an Evening News headline to be fair... !

 

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Dugs are fascist.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Have you ever heard of a police cat?
Cats are for whacko's.


Have you ever heard of Crazy Dog Lady?

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Cats are for whacko's.


Have you ever heard of Crazy Dog Lady?

Actually yes. I worked in a kennels as a youngster and one day an old lady rocked up with 60-odd dogs. She couldn't bear to see a dog homeless so had over the years taken in various abandoned pets until it got too much for her and she had to give them all to us. Result: the vet put down about 50 other dogs to make room for the new ones, including some sick ones that I'd been taking extra care to nurse back to health. I wanted to stab that daft auld cow.

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