Too Cute To Not Steal: Dog Teaches Clumsy Little Puppy How to Navigate Stairs

My only question is: Why is it that this tugs at the heartstrings, and yet millions of human beings do the same thing with cute tiny human beings every single day and we shrug? And lots of humans help other adult humans too, and we consider that admirable, but we're not emotionally moved by it. Are we too jaded to appreciate human altruism? Or is there so much of it we don't recognize it for what it is?

No kidding, there are Miracles all around us that we miss.


My other question would be: When are they going to add a feature which gives the user an audio or vibratory alert that he's holding his phone the wrong damn way when he takes video or a picture?

Posted by: Ace at 08:06 PM



Comments

1 Is this a smart military dog?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2013 08:08 PM (QKKT0)

2 The video thingy no workee. Red TeeVee thingee in middle with arrow.

Posted by: torabora at January 11, 2013 08:08 PM (a4UVa)

3 Nice try, Ace.

London Boys Video?

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2013 08:08 PM (BRgmi)

4 That was nice and had no snarkiness at all. That's not why I come here.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:10 PM (6TB1Z)

5 Thanks. That looks like a great recipe.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 11, 2013 08:11 PM (BRgmi)

6 When we wake up after falling asleep is a f'n GIFT folks.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:11 PM (3E2th)

7 Almost as heartwarming as the scene in Jurassic Park II where the Tyrannosaura Regina taught her calf to kill and eat a human.

That was cute.

Posted by: zimriel at January 11, 2013 08:12 PM (l0R9B)

8 Ace, I can't believe you're devoting a post to this. There are issues to be dealt with. Important issues. What are you, some kind of RINO?

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:12 PM (6TB1Z)

9 I live to serve, pep.

Posted by: zimriel at January 11, 2013 08:12 PM (l0R9B)

10 People think I'm an ass for saying this but my dog taught me to dislike dogs.

She's almost 10 years old, and I'm basically waiting for her to die. At this point I do not understand what I ever saw in them in the first place.

Cats, on the other hand, I love my cats. And this is a complete 180 degree change for me. It's like somebody who was completely hetero his whole life turning gay at 40. I don't mean he came out of the closet, he completely changed his outlooks.

That's me on the subject of dogs and cats.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:13 PM (BeSEI)

11 That's cute.

I've had a couple or three margaritas at dinner, so I may be a tad tipsy.

We're walking across the parking lot and hear four ho-bags arguing, literally, over "My Baby Daddy!!!!111!!!!!"

I urged my husband to run over them. Sadly, he wouldn't agree.

SMOD, please.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 08:14 PM (UOM48)

12 Meanwhile tremors are ripping through the catoverse.

Posted by: sTevo at January 11, 2013 08:14 PM (VMcEw)

13 Our first dog, who is now three, took quite a while to learn how to do the stairs. Her first year was living in a ranch style home so no stairs. Then we moved to an A-frame for a year - tons of stairs. IIRC she figured out UP in a week or two, but DOWN took several weeks. She still goes down them funny -- kind of hops like a bunny.

Fortunately our new puppy is very good at stairs.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 08:14 PM (5H6zj)

14 Alright Ace, I've avoided Big Bang Theory completely cause I thought it would suck. On your recommendation, I'm watching that episode. Here's hoping it doesn't suck.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:14 PM (GEICT)

15 We already talked about this. Let's focus on today's problems.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:15 PM (3E2th)

16 >>>Here's hoping it doesn't suck.

it actually does suck. It was another of my famous pranks. Bazinga.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2013 08:15 PM (LCRYB)

17 14 -

Spoiler alert: it does.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:15 PM (BeSEI)

18 Daddy said "Obama" tonight at dinner. Momma told him to put a $20 in the TFG penalty jar.

Daddy cheated and said, "No way. It's only $1 per penalty now.

Mommy's mad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's kittehs at January 11, 2013 08:15 PM (UOM48)

19 New puppy also likes smart military blogs:

pic.twitter.com/X6SMJqH8

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 08:16 PM (5H6zj)

20 Cute video.

I think people do not see many human actions around them for fear of being sucked into dealing with another person's problems.

And BurtTC, whut? Dogs are loyal servants of humans. Humans are cats' loyal servants.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:16 PM (hvqfu)

21 I urged my husband to run over them. Sadly, he wouldn't agree.SMOD, please.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 11, 2013 08:14 PM (UOM4


You need your own stock of NFA devices. 'Splosions are cool. Especially if they serve a valid purpose.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 08:16 PM (ial2b)

22 >>> IIRC she figured out UP in a week or two, but DOWN took several weeks

down is much tougher. For one thing, it's dangerous. For another thing, for a dog, the weight's all screwey and on the fore-paws.

I broke a leg as a kid and had a lot of trouble with a *down* escalator.

Up, not a problem. Down? You can tip over and take the plunge.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2013 08:17 PM (LCRYB)

23
Had to use blonde dogs.
Racist video.

Posted by: Tour'e at January 11, 2013 08:17 PM (mETGQ)

24 CATS SUCK

Posted by: 2 x 4 at January 11, 2013 08:17 PM (BRgmi)

25 20 -

I need less sychophancy (is that a word?) in my life. I appreciate the fact that my cats will sometimes look at me like they're hoping I'll die so they can finally eat me.


Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:18 PM (BeSEI)

26 Cats have their place too just different but unless the dog is a complete pain as far as hygiene or aggression issues, the problem may be YOU.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:18 PM (3E2th)

27 So here in this wine / coffee place there are maybe 25 women, two female bartenders, and one male / female couple. This is Boulder Valley. I have a "Houston Texans" hoodie.

What Would Roissy Do. . .

Posted by: zimriel at January 11, 2013 08:18 PM (l0R9B)

28 Dogs have problems going down stairs like that due to poor vision. If the stairs weren't a uniform color, the pup would have an easier time. It's the lack of contrast that gets them all fucked up. I used to have this problem with my lab on boats.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2013 08:19 PM (BRgmi)

29 When that puppy whined I wanted to pick it up and take it down the stairs, which would defeat the purpose of learning.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:19 PM (+tsoh)

30 Ace, there have been lots of escalator accidents involving long pants and shoelaces.

Other than that, I have nothing to add.

I'd loooove one more margarita.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's kittehs at January 11, 2013 08:19 PM (UOM48)

31 It's scary at the top of the stair.

Try it stiff legged some time.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:19 PM (3E2th)

32 Simon is a terrible name for a dog. reminds me of lord of the flies.

Posted by: L, elle at January 11, 2013 08:19 PM (0PiQ4)

33 Ooops. Kitteh sock removal fail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:19 PM (UOM48)

34 10 People think I'm an ass for saying this but my dog taught me to dislike dogs.

She's almost 10 years old, and I'm basically waiting for her to die. At this point I do not understand what I ever saw in them in the first place.

Cats, on the other hand, I love my cats. And this is a complete 180 degree change for me.
----

Nah, I understand.

We were "cat people" (mostly of necessity b/c we didn't have a good place with a yard), but our current "team" is turning us on them. Our first two cats were terrific - a Siamese and an orange tabby - but these two provide very little. One is old and rickety, so I give him a pass (although he was always a little weird), and the other one is like Hedonism Bot. All she does is come for LUV for five minutes a day when she's hungry or cold.

I always enjoyed dogs, but not dog people. Husband didn't like them until we got the first collie. Now he's sold.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 08:20 PM (5H6zj)

35 it actually does suck. It was another of my famous pranks. Bazinga.

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2013 08:15 PM (LCRYB)




I hate you.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:20 PM (GEICT)

36 *Hands Jane D'oh a margarita, because she deserves it*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:20 PM (+tsoh)

37 Jane D'oh, why damage a good vehicle by hitting such refuse?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:20 PM (hvqfu)

38 Cats have their place too

A blender?

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:21 PM (6TB1Z)

39 That seemed kinda ruff.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 08:21 PM (0ImZM)

40 so which one is Biden and which one is Obama..?

Posted by: mallfly at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (jDjlM)

41 That kid is back ON THE ESCALATOR!

Posted by: Brodie at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (BRgmi)

42 down is much tougher. For one thing, it's dangerous. For another thing, for a dog, the weight's all screwey and on the fore-paws.
----
Rough collies also have big cabooses.

Posted by: Y-not at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (5H6zj)

43 >>>
I hate you.

that was actually just a reference to Sheldon's since-abandoned catchphrase and stock gag.

(His "pranks" consisted of little else but simply saying something that wasn't true, then saying "Bazinga.")

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (LCRYB)

44 37
Jane D'oh, why damage a good vehicle by hitting such refuse?




You should have seen those bitchez. Jeebus. And they're breeding. The screeching alone would melt your eardrums.

I've lost all hope for future generations.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (UOM48)

45 So here in this wine / coffee place there are maybe 25 women, two female
bartenders, and one male / female couple. This is Boulder Valley. I
have a "Houston Texans" hoodie.



Check to see if the women are dancing with each other.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (QKKT0)

46 Cutepuppeh video, Ace.

And yeah, little miracles are all around.


This is cute, if you haven't seen it yet:

"Baby Crashes Daddy's Concert"
http://youtu.be/Ah4nb43JMvI

Posted by: wheatie at January 11, 2013 08:23 PM (fH4X9)

47
What Would Roissy Do. . .

Stop posting comments on a smart military blog. Then, go nail one of the chicks.

The question is, what are you going to do?

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at January 11, 2013 08:23 PM (0WLla)

48 34 -

I'm sure that's true, your crew will dictate how you come down on this issue. Thankfully our cat cadre is pretty good, one male and three females, and they are all enjoyable in their own ways.

The dog though, you'd think she lives to give the entire species a bad name.

I know everybody thinks I'm the bad guy here, but she's just annoying as all get out. And if you spent more than 5 minutes around her she would demonstrate exactly how and why.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:24 PM (BeSEI)

49 you're making me miss my dog, rest his soul....

we're probably gonna live in an efficiency this next town....so no pets again.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:24 PM (LRFds)

50 We take the people nearest us for granted and obsess about shit we have little control or influence over...

Posted by: packsoldier at January 11, 2013 08:24 PM (U+Ec+)

51 BurtTC, come to the dark side.

We have hair balls.

Posted by: fluffy at January 11, 2013 08:24 PM (gpuq6)

52 that was actually just a reference to Sheldon's since-abandoned catchphrase and stock gag.

(His "pranks" consisted of little else but simply saying something that wasn't true, then saying "Bazinga.")

Posted by: ace at January 11, 2013 08:22 PM (LCRYB)




*weeping in the corner*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:24 PM (GEICT)

53 Cutest video I've ever seen.

Ever. Seen.

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 11, 2013 08:25 PM (zpqa2)

54 Many years ago I owned a miniature dachshund (Austrian for wiener dog).

I also lived in a two-story apartment.

It was sad, actually. Ended up giving beloved pup to a friend in a single story home.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:25 PM (UOM48)

55 35 BC1981,

hate that he pranked you again even more....the video was cute.



Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:25 PM (LRFds)

56 If you own an ankle biter (four legged) you've got to do some carrying.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:26 PM (3E2th)

57 Ace I find myself wondering why they don't do a sitcom with an Al pacino type yelling BOOYA! nonstop....

maybe Paul Ruebens or soemthing

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:26 PM (LRFds)

58 >>>if you spent more than 5 minutes around her she would demonstrate exactly how and why.

Most dog problems are due to operator error.

Posted by: garrett at January 11, 2013 08:26 PM (BRgmi)

59 Because al won't do tv.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:26 PM (3E2th)

60
vertical video is ok for stairway shots.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at January 11, 2013 08:27 PM (qkP36)

61 Eh I can see why some people don't like dogs and even why sometimes one could switch. Dogs can be clingy and needy -- or as Burt said sycophantic. Cats seem better at "Oh you're here, OK maybe I could take advantage of a warm lap but hell no I didn't miss you all day while you were gone."

When I start feeling like I'm stretched too thin and then the dog begs for time it can be a big stressor. (that IS TOO a word pixy.) If your life has changed to where you have that stretched feeling more often, and circumstances aren't such that you can just get a pack of outside dogs and have them be their own pack and not be needy its not all fun all the time.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 11, 2013 08:27 PM (dkExz)

62 I know everybody thinks I'm the bad guy here, but she's just annoying as all get out.
----
I don't judge on that.


BTW I get to go see Cesar Millan (Dog Whisperer) in a couple of weeks.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:27 PM (5H6zj)

63 Baby animals are cute. Baby people on the other hand...

Posted by: Planned Parenthood/Naral/NAF et al at January 11, 2013 08:27 PM (wsGWu)

64 59 Bitter Clinger,

yup....but imagine Paul Ruebens doing Al doing BooYa!


smell the ratings.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:27 PM (LRFds)

65 Ace, wtf on that link? Hahahaha. Funny. As good as London Boys.

Posted by: L, elle at January 11, 2013 08:28 PM (0PiQ4)

66 58 -

She's not a problem. She's annoying and unlikable.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:28 PM (BeSEI)

67 >>>Are we too jaded to appreciate human altruism?

Over 10,000 years ace. Humans have an evolutionary soft spot for dogs.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 11, 2013 08:28 PM (0q2P7)

68 61 PaleRider,

Yup...

when I went to 3d shift in my Hazmat job at the airline it wrecked my ability to properly give my dog the companionship he needed.

He was aging and wanted to sleep big parts of the day and wanted attention during the narrow 5 hour window I had to sleep.

They are definitely a different animal than a cat.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:29 PM (LRFds)

69 Soooo. how long have you have these feelings about annoying dogs?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:30 PM (3E2th)

70 Jane D'oh the FSA has killed the anime and manga industry in the US.

They bit-torrent a show almost as soon as its released in Japan. And instead of buying it when it finally hits DVD in the US, they don't buy. So licensing and studio companies have folded while the survivors are actually putting it online as fast as possible. But the damage is done.

When it comes to translated manga. The likes of TokyoPop have folded operations. Why? Because the FSA are reading titles with US releases online for free.

And the FSA still get outraged and shocked all these companies are folding. Economics and copyrights are very flexible concepts to them. If they don't have the money they will swipe it and the turn right around to spend $60 for a console game.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:30 PM (hvqfu)

71 When I start feeling like I'm stretched too thin and then the dog begs for time it can be a big stressor.

Disagree. Dogs are always happy to see you, and to stupid to understand sycophancy. Yeah, they're pack animals and are just keeping their position in the pack, but if you don't think to hard about it, it's the closest thing to unconditional love this side of being 6 months old.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:31 PM (6TB1Z)

72 Our two kittehs run and greet us when we come in the door.

All you cat haters can suck it. If your cat hates you or is oblivious to you, it's because of you.

*grabs bottle of tequila and takes a slug*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:31 PM (UOM48)

73 67 MtM,

absolutely we were literally bred for each other, AND dogs are the #1 reminder I use to caution against the hubris of 'we are smarter now than we have ever been".....

I can't split dog from wolf as quickly as was done, and I most certainly couldn't create oranges out of the blue.

Mankind is a beautiful wonderful beast at his best and a bastard at his worst.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:31 PM (LRFds)

74 Just showed the clip to Cole, our 6 month old Dapple Chiweenie. The quizzical head cocks has just prompted me to consider changing his name to Linda Blair. Negotiations are at an impasse.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 08:31 PM (0ImZM)

75 My only question is: Why is it that this tugs at the heartstrings, and
yet millions of human beings do the same thing with cute tiny human
beings every single day and we shrug?



Because doglets are better than nearly all people (Horde excepted).

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:32 PM (Gk3SS)

76 62 -

I love Cesar! And it's true that almost everything he says can be applied to humans.

I'll give one example of how annoying my dog is: she is well-trained, and I spent a lot of time teaching basics to her. One thing I taught was not to whine. Simple technique, every time the whimpering started, you grab the snout, give it a little squeeze (seriously, not painful, just a tug), and say the word "quiet." After a while you don't need to squeeze the snout, just the word works.

Too well, in fact. She doesn't whine. But she also doesn't bark. Honestly, when playing with a dog, I like to hear the bark.

Stupid animal decided all on her own that she is not allowed to make any sounds. Which is her problem in a nutshell: she thinks for herself.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:33 PM (BeSEI)

77 70 Ms Puma,

to be fair a lot of anime the last 4 years has been shit.

The rot is in japan too...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:33 PM (LRFds)

78 72 Our two kittehs run and greet us when we come in the door.

All you cat haters can suck it. If your cat hates you or is oblivious to you, it's because of you.

*grabs bottle of tequila and takes a slug*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:31 PM (UOM4



*Hands Jane D'oh another margarita*

My SO's dad has said multiple times that he misses their deceased cat more than he misses some of their deceased relatives. The cat died in 1999.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:33 PM (+tsoh)

79 I see kind acts because I look for them. I need to see and be reassured that there is humanity in this world of mayhem.

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 08:34 PM (EAgmr)

80 Because dogs won't eat your food, sleep in your bed, hog the sofa and then piss in your shoes. (usually)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:34 PM (3E2th)

81 BC, I doubt you'll like BBT. It's got a laugh track, for one thing. It's good if you're in a hotel with nothing else on, and no wifi.

Posted by: kalneva at January 11, 2013 08:35 PM (S+/pH)

82 Well, there's 23 minutes of my life I'll never get back.


Thanks Ace!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:35 PM (GEICT)

83 Jane D'oh Tonight we are going to let a new stray out to wander the bedroom while we sleep. We have another feral that has been in the house for five years, but still keeps a safe distance. Less than two feet, as she knows how slow we are.

Posted by: fluffy at January 11, 2013 08:35 PM (gpuq6)

84 alexthechick, I am beyond disappointed we will be unable the watch the Python Hunt 2013 via live helmet cams tomorrow.

600 guys, many of them with no hunting experience whatsoever, aiming for a $1500 prize for largest Everglades python killed (humanely, they stress). Armed with (literally) clubs, machetes, and guns.

One of the "hunters" is a salesman from Ohio, who's only driven past the Everglades on his way to Miami on vacation.

Dammit. All.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:35 PM (UOM48)

85 76 BurtTC,

What breed?

My Sheperd/Wolf was rather quiet when he was stalking or intrigued by what you are doing.

It was hard to get his vocalization of the perimeter security down.....

he wanted to tell you very loudly when shit was getting too real for him....

that'd be great if I lived in a warzone, not so hot when he is really bothered by menacing squirrels.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:35 PM (LRFds)

86 And BurtTC, whut? Dogs are loyal servants of humans. Humans are cats' loyal servants.

I'm happy to loyally serve my 7.5# tabby persian "Dorkie Dork". She pays me with love. She really does. When I go to bed at night, she climbs over me and snuggles up against me, usually on my right side. She's pretty easy to manage and guests love her. I'm happy. :->

Posted by: SFGoth at January 11, 2013 08:36 PM (dZ756)

87 There is nothing better than a warm animal climbing on your lap or nudging you with a wet nose, whether that be a cat or dog. And they don't ask you to take out the garbage, give them money, or the car keys.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 08:36 PM (jE38p)

88 Our two kittehs run and greet us when we come in the door.

So do mine. And then all packages must be inspected, because they could be food.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 11, 2013 08:36 PM (hO8IJ)

89 http://youtu.be/Ah4nb43JMvI

Erm..... well, so far my shoes are dry.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:36 PM (6TB1Z)

90 81 Kalneva,

if there's a light and a wall you can make shadow puppets....and my barking dog is funny as hell...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:36 PM (LRFds)

91 Sven, the moe moe has over run Japan the past few seasons. And its from Japan the rot did start because they would be the ones uploading a show almost as soon as it stopped airing.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:36 PM (hvqfu)

92 Our two kittehs run and greet us when we come in the door.

All you cat haters can suck it. If your cat hates you or is oblivious to you, it's because of you.

*grabs bottle of tequila and takes a slug*
Posted by: Jane D'oh's
That's hot. *swigs gin*How you doin'?

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at January 11, 2013 08:37 PM (0WLla)

93 All you cat haters can suck it. If your cat hates you or is oblivious to you, it's because of you.
----
Some cats are more social than others. My family had Siameses when I was growing up and they were very "dog-like," including fetching and constantly at our side. But these current two are more in the stereotypical mold. Can't be bothered, not lap cats.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:37 PM (5H6zj)

94 84 jane D'oh,

sounds like it could be a recurring reality game show and population control all in one.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:37 PM (LRFds)

95

And when the puppy got to the bottom of the stairs, it was eaten by the President of The United States.

Back to reality....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 11, 2013 08:37 PM (kdS6q)

96
Obama: Taliban must renounce terrorism for reconciliation
Published: 01.11.13, 21:43 / Israel News



US President Barack Obama said on Friday it would not be possible for Afghanistan to reconcile with the Taliban unless the Islamist militant group renounces terrorism.

Obama made the comment at a news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after they met at the White House. (Reuters)


what a retard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 08:38 PM (jE38p)

97
I know when I get home that there will be at least 2 little beings that run to greet me - my doggie kitteh. The rest of my brood...not too much unless they're hungry.
Jane - pass the bottle around will ya?

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 08:38 PM (EAgmr)

98 Whoops, meant to quote @80.

Posted by: pep at January 11, 2013 08:38 PM (6TB1Z)

99 91 Anna Puma,

Yeah piracy is bad shit no matter the culture or genre.

The pen and paper RPG biz is getting hammered by it....

I pay my way.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:38 PM (LRFds)

100 BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:33 PM (BeSEI)

I think we've got a case of operator error.

They are not programmable gadgets with a set of absolute instructions.

they can be obsessive/compulsive too. In fact most dogs can exhibit the entire range of psychosis that humans do and for the same reasons. (usually its an owner reflection).

Your expectations are wound too high and maybe the dog realizes this and has given up trying to please.

You should both see a behavior therapist or at least read up about it.

the dog's probably as miserable as you are and maybe thinks the same thing. (for a given value of "think")

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (3E2th)

101 *tosses Tequila bottle to nearest 'ron/'ette*

*wipes lips with back of hand*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (UOM48)

102 96 NGU,

hey be fair he's about to win the war for his team....

pity the American people did not get the gag.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (LRFds)

103 Two recent shows that get my instant ire are Upotte! and Ultimate Girls!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (hvqfu)

104 Too well, in fact. She doesn't whine. But she also doesn't bark. Honestly, when playing with a dog, I like to hear the bark.
---
I'd be happy to lend you my puppy. She's 4.5 months which is in the "terrible twos" stage for puppies. Incredibly loud barks when she's excited.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (5H6zj)

105 Hah! That's like when I had to lick Bo's balls for him.

Posted by: The Big B.O. at January 11, 2013 08:40 PM (FcR7P)

106 Oh, Dorkie Dork was an unfriendly, unapproachable backyard kitty whom none of the other backyard kitties (3) liked -- and they were all bigger than her (and male). Then 4 years later she got really hungry one day (she still expected me to leave food out for her) and I crouched by the food bowl telling her she'd eat when I got to pet her. She grabbed a bite and ran. Repeat. Then she started chowing down. I rubbed her head and that was it. Now, I can't get rid of her. She loves laps though. Man does she love snuggling with humans.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 11, 2013 08:40 PM (dZ756)

107 @ 10 BurtTC
Yeah, dude, actually you're one of the legendary aholes in the history of the world. So you have that goin' for ya. Cuz it's a big place and that's a pretty long time. And should we discover other planets and more aholes, it's hard to imagine you wouldn't remain in top billing.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 08:40 PM (0ImZM)

108 85 -

Beagle, and I know people don't believe me when I says she doesn't bark, but she literally has not barked in years. Last time I heard one I swear she looked at me like she just gave up the code to the doomsday device to the Russians (back when they were evil and occupied half the world).

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (BeSEI)

109 the American people did not get the gag.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (LRFds)


Oh there gonna get it in the END, and big time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (jE38p)

110 Fuckin' magnets, how do they work?

Posted by: Insane Clown Posse at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (SOGo4)

111 The One Thing that could make the python hunt better (much MUCH better) would be if the "contestants" were all Obamabots. Recipients of Obamaphones and EBT cards.

Our own Hunger Games.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (UOM48)

112 Too well, in fact. She doesn't whine. But she also doesn't bark. Honestly, when playing with a dog, I like to hear the bark.

Sounds like you're the one with the whining problem. Typical cat person.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (+lsX1)

113 101 *tosses Tequila bottle to nearest 'ron/'ette*

*wipes lips with back of hand*

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:39 PM (UOM4



A number of years ago Joe Clark, a cabinet minister and former Prime Minister of Canada, said the following in Question Period after being asked a question by Sheila Copps, member of the opposition Liberal Party:

"Pass me the tequila, Sheila, and lie down and love me again."

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (+tsoh)

114 This is Dorkie Dork: http://tinyurl.com/aoutryq

Posted by: SFGoth at January 11, 2013 08:42 PM (dZ756)

115 Sven, its happening everywhere alas. What I find funny is when I hang with the FSA anime fans. The envy that shows up when I bring something from a favorite series of theirs is something to behold. Then I don't sugarcoat why I have such things, I tell them I had the choice of spending $60 for a game or buying a few books with art from a series I like.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:42 PM (hvqfu)

116 I like both cats and dogs.

A dog will lay down his life to protect you.
A cat...not so much.

My big doggeh was barely a year old, when he took on a pack of feral dogs that was charging towards me.
We were out in an open field...just the two of us, with nowhere to run.

He instinctively body-slammed the largest one in the pack, ignoring the smaller ones attacking him at the same time.
Luckily, his thick fur protected him for the most part...and he won that battle without much injury at all.

He has the heart of a lion, and I will love him forever.

Posted by: wheatie at January 11, 2013 08:42 PM (fH4X9)

117 alexthechick, I am beyond disappointed we will be unable the watch the Python Hunt 2013 via live helmet cams tomorrow.

600
guys, many of them with no hunting experience whatsoever, aiming for a
$1500 prize for largest Everglades python killed (humanely, they
stress). Armed with (literally) clubs, machetes, and guns.



Why the fuck is this not on PPV? Why?


Holy shit, I am so tired I could face plant right now.


This has not one damn thing to do with the three cosmos I've had. Not. One. Damn. Thing.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (Gk3SS)

118 *weeping in the corner*
Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:24 PM (GEICT)

That's what you get for trusting people.

Posted by: Invictus at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (OQpzc)

119 100 -

Thanks for the analysis.

It's what I come to the internet for, and here you are, giving it. Bless you, my son.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (BeSEI)

120 "Our two kittehs run and greet us when we come in the door.
All you cat haters can suck it. If your cat hates you or is oblivious to you, it's because of you.


Posted by: Jane D'oh's"

I had a cat that would greet me at the door, and follow me all over the house, just like a dog. Coolest pet I've ever owned, hands down. I miss him daily.

Posted by: Hobbitopoly at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (d6TfZ)

121 107 -

I love your kind. I really do.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (BeSEI)

122 Dorkie Dork's eyes are pretty intense....she wants me to be her slave!

Posted by: Cheri at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (EAgmr)

123 This has not one damn thing to do with the three cosmos I've had. Not. One. Damn. Thing.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (Gk3SS)



*Hands AtC another Cosmo and a teddy bear*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (+tsoh)

124 They are not programmable gadgets with a set of absolute instructions.

--

That's true. That's why it's possible that this particular doggeh is not clicking with BurtTC through no fault of Burt's or the dog's. It's a relationship like anything else.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (5H6zj)

125 ...although lately Satan's Little Helper has been spending the evenings banging on the back patio door, and as far as I can tell there aren't any other critters out there for him to be angry at. I'm not sure what's up with that.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (hO8IJ)

126 OT/
Recorded Hunger Games from a free movie channel last night.

WTFityF?

I'm not familiar with the books and after about 20 minutes in, this moron is about to bail.

Elizabeth Banks kills me however.

consensus?

Posted by: ontherocks at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (aZ6ew)

127 A number of years ago Joe Clark, a cabinet minister and former Prime
Minister of Canada, said the following in Question Period after being
asked a question by Sheila Copps, member of the opposition Liberal
Party:



"Pass me the tequila, Sheila, and lie down and love me again."




Hot, that is.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (UOM48)

128 This has not one damn thing to do with the three cosmos I've had. Not. One. Damn. Thing.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:43 PM (Gk3SS)



Huh. It's almost like someone slipped something into your drink. Almost. Like that.


*shifty eyes*


He. He. Ummm.....

Posted by: BCochran1981 at January 11, 2013 08:45 PM (GEICT)

129 >>>I know everybody thinks I'm the bad guy here, but she's just annoying as all get out. And if you spent more than 5 minutes around her she would demonstrate exactly how and why.

Most people here feel the same way about you. But we don't wish you dead. Sheesh! You're creepy!

Posted by: Waldo Truth at January 11, 2013 08:45 PM (O8DFT)

130 108 Burt TC,

No I do believe you.

beagles can be prone to silence anyway they are hunting dogs and use their vocals for tracking by boss in this case you.

Dog may be looking for a hare it never gets to see.

Do you walk the dog in woods?

It is sorta a requirement for its instinct's programming not being snarky.

The other thing is beagles are desperate to please and if you overcommunicated silence the dog may think "I am doing my job boss!'

Your method was sound, they have their own personality, I was really lucky mom's 3d husband was a helluva trainer.

I got the dog when I was 2, when he passed on when i was 24 I could not remember a single day in my life where i was not 'on a trip" or in the army that he was not part of my life.

it physically hurt me for days.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (LRFds)

131 I don't understand cat haters either! But pride myself giving the benefit of the doubt in charitable assumption they haven't tried a delightfully crunchy Panko breading complimented with a spicy mustard sauce.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (0ImZM)

132 *Hands AtC another Cosmo and a teddy bear*

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:44 PM (+tsoh)



Thanks! *guzzles and snuggles*


In the spirit of comity, bipartisanship and Pythonhunt 2031, I give you this.


http://youtu.be/bITmSpxUAA8 (Of course it's what you think it is)



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (Gk3SS)

133 126 ontherocks,

she is a republican engaged in thunderdome for the donks' amusement.

Fin

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (LRFds)

134 I'm still pissed over the shrieking whores in the parking lot of our favorite Mexican place, which, by the way, is no where near an "iffy" neighborhood. Lots of families, business folks...we always run into friends.

That kind of "MY BABY DADDY SEZ!!!!!" crap just pissed me off beyond words tonight.

Age of Obama. We're deep in it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (UOM48)

135 My dogs and cats meet me at the door. They are jealous and I only have two hands. The dogs usually win.

Posted by: Invictus at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (OQpzc)

136 and yet millions of human beings do the same thing with cute tiny human beings every single day and we shrug?

_________________________

The Kermit Gosnell story was what, maybe a day in the media, and then "move along, nothing to see here." Compare with the Sandy Hook massacre coverage.

Posted by: Alec Leamas at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (Nfpnr)

137 Our two kittehs run and greet us when we come in the door.

I have one that runs out onto the street when she hears me driving up.

Posted by: t-bird at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (FcR7P)

138 That python hunt would be $$$ PPV that is for sure. Especially when one of the giant Burmese pythons treats a guy like he is getting a divorce from a gold digger with a lawyer in a five figure Armani suit - squeezed for everything.

Sending the FSA into the Everglades would be akin to letting ducks try to cross a highway while playing Frogger.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (hvqfu)

139 Sigh 2013 need moar alcohol

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:48 PM (Gk3SS)

140 Speaking of dogs, I knew this girl who they caught with peanut butter......

Posted by: USS Diversity at January 11, 2013 08:48 PM (MPjT8)

141 116 wheatie,

so do I...mom's final breakdown before she was institutionalized for the rest of her life barring one escape had me inheriting her then 8 year old american short hair.....

we were together 6 years, she was *almost* doglike....

I am actually wanting an egyptian mau on the ranch I hope to build to die on.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (LRFds)

142 Alexthechick needs a Pan-Galactic Gargle-Blaster or two?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (hvqfu)

143 In the spirit of comity, bipartisanship and Pythonhunt 2031, I give you this.


http://youtu.be/bITmSpxUAA8 (Of course it's what you think it is)





Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (Gk3SS



Alex, sweetie, I'm hoping that by 2031 either the pythons will all be dead, or SMOD will have wiped us off this poor planet.

Have another Cosmo. I'll slug back another shot of tequila.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (UOM48)

144 Why is it that mostmen seem to like dogs and mostwomen seem to prefer cats?
Companionship and loyalty vs. independence and meow?

Posted by: seamrog at January 11, 2013 08:49 PM (lvnWj)

145 138 Anna Puma,

Hunger Games IV Earn your EBT!

Smell the ratings

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:50 PM (LRFds)

146 I had a cat that was the coolest guy ever. He would sit in a chair just like a guy--leaning back, with one arm over the arm of the chair, legs splayed out. He would snuggle in bed, and often on laps, and he ate like a dog, too, from one side of the bowl to the other, without raising his head. He was a big old gray ticked tabby, and I named him Butch because the first thing he did when I brought him home as a tiny kitty was rear up and hiss at the dog. Nobody messed with Butch.


But he was deathly afraid of the ravens that came into town in the winter, and with good reason. One of those big suckers would have picked up his butt and had him for dinner.


Now I'm strictly a beagle person. Our last cat was a neurotic waste of kitty flesh. No human contact except if she was hungry. Crapped on the floor. Not my favorite sort of beast.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 08:50 PM (VLG62)

147 it physically hurt me for days.
Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (LRFds)

I hear ya. I've had dogs die from cancer and kidney failure. I just sat with them tothe end. Hurts still.

Posted by: Invictus at January 11, 2013 08:50 PM (OQpzc)

148 New up - mocking the NYT!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Sheldon/Penny 4Eva at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (Gk3SS)

149 131
I don't understand cat haters either! But pride myself giving the
benefit of the doubt in charitable assumption they haven't tried a
delightfully crunchy Panko breading complimented with a spicy mustard
sauce.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 08:46 PM (0ImZM)


Hmm.... the long-tailed rabbit dinner.

Posted by: tcn at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (VLG62)

150
heh
my black baby panther (18lbs, last I checked) is a great cat. he will always
stay with his "staff" no matter where we are. if we leave he is waiting at the door when we come back. and he will fetch, never had a cat do that before.

Posted by: rain of lead at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (uY3gJ)

151 Thanks sven

Posted by: ontherocks at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (aZ6ew)

152 There is a feeling. A beautiful feeling. Everything makes you pass into a dream...

Yes, the Horde seems to have passed into that Moody Blues dream.

And it isn't so dreamy.

I blame ScoaMT. The lousy Indoneasian bastard.

The Horde is plowed tonight. This may or may not be a good thing.

But the economy is definitely enhanced.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at January 11, 2013 08:52 PM (ial2b)

153 Why couldn't 'An Idiot Abroad' borrow Joey Bidet to be the idiot's companion?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 11, 2013 08:53 PM (hvqfu)

154 Companionship and loyalty vs. independence and meow?
---

I think dogs respond better to men in terms of them wanting to follow a leader and cats respond better to women, who are less inclined to dominate.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (5H6zj)

155 121 107 -

I love your kind. I really do.

Color me skeptical, Burty. You redefine creep and depraved in one breath.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (0ImZM)

156 130 -

No, she doesn't spend any time in the woods, but we have a big yard, and there's wildlife around. Mostly though, she just finds the droppings left by whatever critters leave droppings in our yard, and rolls around in it.

She's just dumb is all.

And some of the nitwits here on this site, lighten up. The dog is fine. She's happy. She also doesn't read the internet, so if I say stupid things about her, she doesn't hear about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (BeSEI)

157 New Happy Fun Thread up.

NYT going down the toilet edition.

Posted by: Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (UOM48)

158 151 ontherocks,

Ace has an epic review on it actually....


I laughed.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (LRFds)

159 Burt, 107's a little over the top but your comment did come off as a little harsh. (waiting for it to die?)

I'm not being a know it all or self righteous about this. I'm truly trying to give you some friendly advice having been in similar situations.

To have an animal friend and yet unable to enjoy them is painful and frustrating. It can make you do things and say things perhaps you aren't pleased about. It shows that you're hurting also.

Try to get some assistance somehow from someone/somewhere.

People tend to be the core of most dogs problems. Maybe you aren't the initial cause but are left with someone else's mistake.

If you're the original then it will be easier actually to back track as you have a history. The key is to stop letting your frustration turn into anger. Dogs are very sensitive to emotions. The stronger the emotion the more extreme the reaction.

Maybe just some play time and relaxing time would help. Maybe you've trained too hard too much.

Having an animal perform is very rewarding but remember: just as humans, they respond to love the best.

Throw out your expectations and just give the dog some company and a hug. Stop accentuating the negative and seek the positive.

good luck and I hope it gets better.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (3E2th)

160 >>And some of the nitwits here on this site, lighten up.

+1

We seem to have picked up a troll. Ignore it.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:55 PM (5H6zj)

161 It's like somebody who was completely hetero his whole life turning gay at 40
Turning from dogs to cats is the same thing.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2013 08:57 PM (ORGYc)

162 141...I am actually wanting an egyptian mau on the ranch I hope to build to die on.

Sven,
I've had over 50 cats over the years, because I always take in strays.
At one point, we had over a dozen at one time.
And out of all of them...I've enjoyed the ones with some Siamese in them the most.

Have had some registered Persians....they were idiots.
Have had some purebreed Siamese, and they were very very intelligent...but a bit neurotic, in some ways.

A MaineCoon-Siamese mix kitteh that I had, was the smartest cat in the known universe.
She single-handedly wiped out a whole population of moles.

Posted by: wheatie at January 11, 2013 08:58 PM (fH4X9)

163 Jane D'oh's at January 11, 2013 08:47 PM (UOM4

Were they doing that neck bob and the hands on the hips thing?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 08:59 PM (3E2th)

164 who are less inclined to dominate.

Posted by: Y-not is calm assertive at January 11, 2013 08:54 PM (5H6zj)


Say WHUT?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger (aka 3 tooth) at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (3E2th)

165
dogs are ok but when i was a kid I had one try to rip my throat out, he only managed to rip my face open, 36 stiches to get me back together.......
so yeah, I'm sorta a cat person

Posted by: rain of lead at January 11, 2013 09:02 PM (uY3gJ)

166 159 -

I say it to be funny. People get worked up about pets, and I admit I do like pushing buttons at times.

Don't sweat it. I also say mean things about people's favorite football teams too, so if you happen to like Eli Manning, don't read anything I have to say about him either.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 09:03 PM (BeSEI)

167 156 BurtTC,

ah...

yeah there are retarded dogs just like there are retarded politicians.

The dog I can still feel moved to tears thinking about my Sheperd/Wolf?

That was beaucanine or "Bo" quite literally as smart as some 3 year old humans in a lot of ways.....

when you hear me joke bitterly about "the dumbest dog in North America" that would be modi my Lab/Chow mix who was also called 'purple tongue the barbarian".....

I should have made a better selection for my needs it was my fault as much as his.

His internal programming was self-contradictory at best and he was very jealous of our newborn.

The chinese theory on dog hunting is totally alien to our ways they send the damn things out to go grab meat and programmed them to drop off the kill.

Add in the Labrador retriever and the dog HAS to go find shit and MUST drop said shit off.

Was sorta funny with old pairs of combat boots on fort bliss when we'd go on walks, not so funny was his damned skunk fetish, "but boss I smell SOMETHING!" yeah you damn dog you do....

one time I had to carry this 80 pound dog a half mile back to the house because he simply would NOT let go of the stalk.

He chewed up a rubber utility like we used to use for kick ball when the boy was within nipping distance so I took Modi up to a friend i had on the Mescalaro Apache reservation who needed a patrol dog for varmints.....

I assume Modi chassed rabbits and or skunks, and i miss him still....

not physically so but he gave what service he could, and i loved him as much as I could......

I suspect nothing ever matches the dog you feel 'born with"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 09:05 PM (LRFds)

168 162 Whatie,

neat....

I know a lot more about dogs than cats.....

I want the cat to drive out vermin so mousing skills are good to hear about....

only fear is the damned rattlers.

My uncle had a cat on the farm we called 'cat"

why just cat?

It was a damned manx and scared the ever living hell out of everything on earth in that barn.

We found an owl it killed for Christ's sakes.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 09:07 PM (LRFds)

169 Put your spouse and your dog in the trunk of a car for an hour.

When you open the trunk which one is glad to see you ?

Posted by: seamrog at January 11, 2013 09:09 PM (lvnWj)

170 167 -

We had a Basset when I was a kid, and he was cool as could be. So I like the idea of hounds. He would get the scent of something and chase it until forever.

This one though, she's got the world's greatest hunting device attached to the end of her face, and she's completely oblivious to actual critters around her. Just their droppings. That, she finds.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 09:11 PM (BeSEI)

171 Sven,

I've had rattlers around....even had a nest of them in our woodpile at one time.

And our kitties all steered clear of them.
It was they, however, who alerted us to their presence, by hissing at them...and fluffing out sideways at the woodpile.

Cats...the good hunter types...will attack the non-poisonous snakes and kill them.
For sport, I think.

Don't ask me how they can tell the difference, because I have no idea.
But I've never had a Cat get snake bit.
And we live beside a creek, where we get several poisonous varieties.

Posted by: wheatie at January 11, 2013 09:15 PM (fH4X9)

172 170 BurtTC,

ah like my wife's dog "crystal" a pure bred cocker trained for shows.....

she used to stare out the window and at random would point....and that was it.

"wow"....but she gave wife good companionship and took out a few birds which is I guess what her instincts told her was 'BOSS BOSS I DID IT!"

Thing is Bo....Bo was trained to grab tools for our carpentry work, and could howl silent night holy night....

George was just an amazing trainer and he was a damn fine dog....rode a mean motorcycle too.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 09:16 PM (LRFds)

173 171 wheatie,

good to know....we lost a few strays to snakes at the shop i worked at in SWLA, but mostly the warthogs kept 'em in control.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 09:17 PM (LRFds)

174 A number of years ago Joe Clark, a cabinet minister
and former Prime Minister of Canada, said the following in Question
Period after being asked a question by Sheila Copps, member of the
opposition Liberal Party:



"Pass me the tequila, Sheila, and lie down and love me again."

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 08:41 PM (+tsoh)


Uh, that was John Crosby, from Newfoundland, not Joe Clark. Joe Clark would never say anything remotely off-color. The Alpha dog of beta males.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 11, 2013 09:24 PM (29+x5)

175 "Why is it that this tugs at the heartstrings, and yet millions of human
beings do the same thing with cute tiny human beings every single day
and we shrug?"

Because we're a lonely damn species, and we love to find that we're not as alone as we think.

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at January 11, 2013 09:29 PM (0QusU)

176 I've got a recent dog story too.

There's a dog at the office and when I'm in twice a week or so, I take him for a walk. There's a manicured area with picnic benches next to the parking lot and around it and edging the parking lot there is wild area of longish grass.

In fall with the grass and prickly weeds dead, I'd let him nose around in there. And we've had a couple of walks in the snow this winter when he's done the same--sniffing around and getting a scent and then digging through the (then) 3" of snow searching for field mice.

On Thursday we had a January thaw that other Eastern commenters have noted and 3/4 of the snow has melted and the areas where I walk him are flooded a bit that I suppose has driven the mice up from their holes in the dirt with the (for them) flooding. So he was doing his usual nosing around and digging through the snow and the dirt and he's really excited as usual but at one point especially and while he's busy digging through the grass I see a fat dark grey mouse make an escape along the edge of the parking lot paved area.

I say aloud as is my wont when walking the dog, "I guess your nose is alot better than your eye sight." He jumps to another spot and you can hear another mouse and the dog gets a slight grip on it but I restrain the dog enough so that the (wounded?) mouse manages to get away. I restrain him a bit more until the quarry are gone and then let him nose around a bit more but then take him back to the office with him happily sniffing around all the way back including around some of the planted trees--undoubtedly hoping for a squirrel sighting too.

It's not my dog so I don't want him eating field mice (although indifferent to him killing them) in case it causes a problem with him like getting worms or something.

I was in today too but it was raining heavily so I wouldn't take him out and that had him pretty whiny a few times. I played with the tugging toy with him for 5 minutes and then he took the tug toy to the door as if to say, "Hey, dummy, I want to play outside. What part of that don't you understand?"

Posted by: andycanuck at January 11, 2013 09:31 PM (ORGYc)

177 Am I the only one who felt that woman's voice-over ruined the video? I found it very irritating -her final "yay" was almost ear piercing.

Posted by: roscoe99 at January 11, 2013 09:34 PM (/+A4L)

178 @177
Yeah, you're the one and only. Tell us more that sets you apart and makes most say wtf.

Posted by: FURPC at January 11, 2013 09:47 PM (0ImZM)

179 I don't think finding any one particular person's voice annoying sets me apart from anyone.

Posted by: roscoe99 at January 11, 2013 10:03 PM (/+A4L)

180 176 AndyCanuck,

they're amazing animals and for being "blindly obedient" they are subtle at guiding things their way....cats are a lot like my ex, cute, passive aggressive, and anti-social at times

Posted by: sven10077 at January 11, 2013 10:08 PM (LRFds)

181 Alberta Oil Peon, you're right, I was John Crosby. I hang my head in shame.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am at January 11, 2013 10:13 PM (+tsoh)

182 Stupid animal decided all on her own that she is not
allowed to make any sounds. Which is her problem in a nutshell: she
thinks for herself.


Posted by: BurtTC at January 11, 2013 08:33 PM (BeSEI)




It can be tough when your dog is smarter than you are.

Posted by: Sarah at January 11, 2013 11:22 PM (LTrJX)

183 My only question is: Why is it that this tugs at the heartstrings, and
yet millions of human beings do the same thing with cute tiny human
beings every single day and we shrug?




Because dogs and cats are highly evolved brood parasites that can trigger parental instincts better than actual children.


Posted by: schizoid at January 12, 2013 03:36 AM (8v/EK)

184 It tugs at the heartstrings because we don't expect animals to engage in the kind of reasoning necessary to engage in that level of help, whereas we do expect that of fellow humans.

Posted by: Greg Q at January 12, 2013 04:19 PM (/z+8P)






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