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    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    That's just wrong!
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    Kira sez:
    "C'mon Warren . . . lean in closer . . ."
    Kira in charming mode
    "All I want is an ear and some tender, tender cheek-meat."
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    Way I see it, there are no bad breeds of dog, only bad upbringing. My aunt has a rottweiler, and it's one of the most playful, good natured mutts you could ever hope to meet. Same goes for my Mum's old Alsatian - it was only agressive as a result of being severely mistreated by its previous owners, and responded to some good old fashioned nurturing extremely well. Sure, some breeds have a greater predisposition to violence than others, but if they're brought up right then there's no reason why this aggression should manifest itself in the growling and the biting and the scratching with the claws. Bit like humans in that respect..
  1.  (672.24)
    Dogs are individuals just as humans are, and cats are. There are sweet-and-loveables in each species and some fucking sociopaths as well.

    My son's mom and step-dad have a cat they got as a kitten, named "Noodle." Noodle is always very sweet with the step-dad, but with my son and his mom, she'll first rub up against their ankle like she wants attention, then when you go to pet her she'll suddenly hiss and claw the skin off your hand. She doesn't do this with step-dad, only the other two. My son is worried now because his mom is pregnant again. His mom bought a cradle with a cover over it to protect the newborn from this psychotic feline.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008 edited
    Dogs can be dangerous. The more unpredictable the more dangerous!

    I've been told that if you are being attacked by a BIG dog, especially the kind that have big jaws, there is a survival technique. I say survival because you would only do it if you felt it was your only option.

    When big dog closes on you, stick out your weak arm with the elbow bent at 90 degrees.

    Dog bites your arm.

    Quickly as possible throw strong arm around head in a hug around his neck. Should not be too hard as dog will be trying to pull you down to his level anyways.

    Then drop all your weight forward onto the back of his neck. Turns out even big dogs have weak neck bones going backwards and they should snap as you push back and down. I say should, because I have never tried this!
  2.  (672.26)
    i was very defiantly a cat person, until i loved with a corgi for a while.

    now i'm a corgi person, then a cat person, then any other dog person.

    i mean, come on, look how cute he is!
    • CommentAuthorlex
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I like dogs. Sorry. And I like cats as well, if that helps...

    @pkone: No need to kill the dog (not even sure if it would work). If dog attacks, let him bite your arm (better than the throat...), and don't pull, but push. Hit him hard on the nose, that's where they have most of their nerve endings.

    Oh, and don't blame the dogs when their owner's can't take care of them. Vicious dogs are usually the product of human failure in upbringing them.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    It's really strange how clear everything has become looking back at all the dogs I've known as the human's natural enemy. That's why some friends of mine got dogs in the first place, to attack other humans just in case.

    Springer spaniels are another breed which eat children by the way, don't ask me how I know this.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008 edited
    i really like dogs. I have two and have always had one rescued stray or another except during alot of college. I like cats too...
    But I've found that dogs are generally good natured unless someone's fucked with them at one point or another...
    who's ever seen a bad natured puppy?
    It generally takes a human's cruel interaction to mess a dog up enough to want to be violent...

    now my very large cat Gremlin bit my finger to the bone accidently in a spasm of itching and gnawing because of a nasty flea. It took less than a second but he turned my finger into hamburger and it still hurts a year later....I have a healthier fear of kitties. they have needle teetch and hook claws and fluidy spines. They're creepy...
  3.  (672.30)
    It's really strange how clear everything has become looking back at all the dogs I've known as the human's natural enemy.

    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    the dog is evil.

    the kitty is good.

    the kitty may sometimes look evil. do not be fooled.

    not evil
  4.  (672.32)
    Also: I smell DOG COLLABORATORS.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.

    You get a dog and your life becomes %100 dog world, all the time, everything is about the dog in the end. You can't leave home, you can't go on vacation, you can't buy furniture or leave food around or even walk across the room without thinking about the dog. Important papers get chewed up, dog hair actually gets into your motherboard somehow, they lick the parts from which they've just pooped and then try to lick your face, and if a burglar shows up they just run away and come back with a tennis ball hoping the burglar will play catch.

    I used to take care of a pair of golden retrievers, the official dog of the suburbs, supposedly the sweetest most harmless "family dogs" available. They were great as long as I didn't care about clean clothes or the constant drooling or the cuts I would constantly get on my fingers when feeding them. Then one of them destroyed my glasses and I couldn't see for days, and the other started leaping in front of oncoming cars if I let her off the leash. After awhile I started to understand why this yuppie couple hired me to take care of the dogs in the first place, there was just no way they could have dogs and be happy at the same time.

    <i>They</i> got to go to the coast on the weekend, <i>they</i> got to fly to Italy and see some statues, <i>they</i> got to go to Hawaii and get tanned on the beach, I had to stay with the dogs.

    A month after I moved out of the house where I was dogsitting my brand new replacement glasses were destroyed by a poodle. A poodle! I was blinded by a friggin poodle! It's been pretty much been downhill since then. I used to have Wolverine-like talents for talking to dogs, now I just don't want to hear what they say anymore. Yeah dog, you found a ball, good work. Oh hey, you found a ball again, good work. What's that? You found a ball? Are you sure? Hey dog, you seem to have strong feelings about this ball thing. And about that ball memo, are you sure the percentage of ball retrieving this quarter will increase or will it stay around the same level? Or will there be more killing this quarter? Can you get back to me on that? And about these dingos who ate baby, did they find the ball? Because we don't disburse treats until ball acquisition is complete.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008

    cute - until you realize they're battling for the hoo-mans!
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.

    If I ever need to write "natural enemy of the human" without wanting to spell out all the words I know what to write now.
  5.  (672.36)
    As a vegan, I'm usually the first one to speak up about animal rights. Right now many states here in the US are trying to pass Anti-pit bull and rotweiller laws, and I'm surprisingly all for them, for a number of reasons.

    These dogs have been bred for hundreds of years to FIGHT. It's in their blood. You could take one as a puppy and raise it in the best way possible, but it's still a fighting dog. They can snap at any moment. Pits can be especially cruel. I once saw one chase down a cat and literally tear it apart. The cat never did anything to antagonize the dog; it simply walked past it while the owener was taking the death pit out for a walk. The best part was the how the owner defended her cruel dog. "He's normally a sweet-natured animal...I don't know he would do such a thing". BS. He probably shows signs of aggresion everytime he sees another small animal, and the owners thought it was just fun and games.

    The laws being passed are not intended to KILL any pits; instead they place huge penalties on people who continue to breed the animals. Backyeard breeders are especially harmful because they end up giving the dogs to anyone who will pay the price, including families with small children/other pets. There is what I would consider an epedemic of these dogs; go into any animal shelter and the bulk of the dogs are going to be pit cross-breeds.

    Finally, I'm a firm believer that owners need to be held more responsible for the actions of their pets. These new laws place blame squarely on owners who buy the pits even after they have been banned, as well as penalize the breeders.

    The law in some areas also mandates that all "fighting" dogs be fixed, something I'm GREATLY for anyway. People who don't fix their animals are pretty much adding to a huge problem, and in my opinion are extremely inconsiderate and lazy.
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    dog dog dog doggity dog dog ACK ACK ACK
  6.  (672.38)
    I would point out, at this point, that a tired and unhinged Ariana appears to have done something to the Word Filter function. It would seem that typing the word D O G triggers a replacement program, supplanting that word with "Natural Enemy of the Human."

    I thought, for one glorious moment, that you'd all started agreeing with me...
    • CommentAuthormiccas75
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    Pit Bulls Kill Miniature Horse Donated To Cancer-Stricken Child

    AMARILLO -- A miniature horse given to a boy with brain cancer by the Make-A-Wish Foundation was killed by a pair of pit bulls who were found roaming in his yard, authorities said.
    The 31-inch tall horse, Anniversary, was donated by the foundation to 3-year-old Christian Vasquez in late August.
    Christian, who was diagnosed in January with a malignant form of brain cancer, received a pull cart, a blanket, a halter and a bridle set from the foundation on Saturday, said Jelaine Workman, executive director for the foundation's Amarillo chapter. Two days later, Anniversary was found dead on his property in Pampa by Christian's father, Raul Vasquez. The father was nearly attacked by the dogs but managed to climb a tree and call 911 on his cell phone.
    One of the dogs was captured by authorities and remains in custody at the Pampa animal pound, while the other escaped and remained on the loose, Gray County Sheriff Don Copeland said.
    "I was scared to death," said Raul Vasquez, 41. "They killed Anniversary, and I thought they would kill me too."
    It was unclear how the dogs entered the property, which is surrounded by a 4 1/2-foot-high fence.
    Workman said the foundation won't be able to supply a second horse but was getting calls from residents who wanted to donate money for a new one.
    Anniversary cost $1,300, and the foundation included free feed, training and veterinary care for a year in its gift.
    "This horse was beautiful," Workman said. "It just makes me angry that people allow their dogs to run on the loose."

    I know this is a lil old, and it is Texas, but shit man Pit Bulls killed Anniversary. Shit clouds rain down heavy. Couldn't get my original link but here is another
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
    I thought, for one glorious moment, that you'd all started agreeing with me...
    ... maybe that's what happened...

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