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Dr Adequate
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Message 151 of 277 (595733)
12-10-2010 7:17 AM
Reply to: Message 127 by Buzsaw
11-08-2010 7:46 AM


We creationists tend to serve the interest of our owner, acknowledging and pleasing him, as he trains us. He protects us and provides our needs.

In my experience of dogs, they don't know whether they've pleased me or displeased me, and there is apparently no way for me to communicate this to them.

However, they do slobber all over me in an apparent attempt to please me, which displeases me intensely and is one of the reasons that I prefer cats.


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ProtoTypical
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Message 152 of 277 (595739)
12-10-2010 8:14 AM
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12-10-2010 7:17 AM


In my experience of dogs, they don't know whether they've pleased me or displeased me, and there is apparently no way for me to communicate this to them.

I think the fact that dogs are highly trainable would contradict your experience. My dog explicitly understands at least a dozen words and is keenly aware of tone of voice. I have identified four or five different barks that he uses to communicate with me. For example, his 'let me in' bark is very distinct from his 'I have treed a squirrel' bark.

Not only is he aware of my mood toward him but he has shown evidence of anticipating it.


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Message 153 of 277 (595753)
12-10-2010 9:38 AM
Reply to: Message 128 by Thugpreacha
11-08-2010 7:49 AM


Re: CAT a strophic
Although I currently own neither a cat nor a dog, it has been my experience observing friends and the cats they love that cats are usually more harsh with computer keyboards than are dogs.

Napoleone certainly has her moments; but she is overall a pretty good kitty


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Message 154 of 277 (595796)
12-10-2010 1:04 PM
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12-10-2010 7:17 AM


In my experience of dogs, they don't know whether they've pleased me or displeased me, and there is apparently no way for me to communicate this to them.

Haha i think you have a different problem then communication. I think your dog thinks he is the boss/alpha, this happens allot when dog owners do not know what they are doing. If you can get a dog to accept you as an alpha/master/owner there is nothing you cant teach them or unteach them.

However, they do slobber all over me in an apparent attempt to please me, which displeases me intensely and is one of the reasons that I prefer cats.

Well if you do not like being slobbered then you have to train your dog to treat you differently.

I usually start with a simple command, when i snap my fingers i communicate to them attention. Once a dog learns that it is relatively easy to train them further because every time i snap my fingers the dogs know i want something from them so they stop what they are doing and look towards me for further instruction. This also helps if you do not like to raise your voice. One of my dogs was very hyperactive when i got her she would always jump all over me when i came home, at first i had to snap my fingers for her to stop soon all she did was sit down in front of the door so i would pet her before going in to the house.


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Message 155 of 277 (595810)
12-10-2010 2:37 PM


Cats are quite nice and pretty good as pets. Dogs though, that's a whole other league. K9s are the best thing to ever happen to mankind. A match made even better than any gods ever could hope to make.

  
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Message 156 of 277 (595862)
12-10-2010 6:55 PM
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12-10-2010 4:32 AM


Re: All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Cats Get to Vote
"voluhars" (dunno the translation a large mouse like creature that eats the roots of treas, and anything else you might have planted in his territory )

I think that would be a vole.

My dogs get a few a week during the summer. My dogs are the best mousers I have ever known.

Edited by Theodoric, : No reason given.


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Message 157 of 277 (595864)
12-10-2010 7:24 PM
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12-10-2010 6:55 PM


Re: All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Cats Get to Vote
I think that would be a vole.

I think so too and i learned a new word today

My dogs get a few a week during the summer. My dogs are the best mousers I have ever known.

Ever had a dog that ate carrots. I have one tough he never digs them up if he finds one uprooted or if one should fall to the floor in the kitchen it is gone in seconds.


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Message 158 of 277 (595865)
12-10-2010 7:28 PM
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Re: All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Cats Get to Vote
My Lab will eat anything. Anything. My mix breed not so much. But they eat carrots. When we have broccoli I give them the stem. They think it is a treat

But they don't like vegetables nearly as much as something dead or rotten. I hate when a deer dies around our property. They will bring parts into the yard and roll in it until I find the carcass and dispose of it. They eat on it till they get sick. Gives them terrible gas too.

Oh they joy of being a dog owner.


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Message 159 of 277 (595868)
12-10-2010 7:42 PM
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12-10-2010 7:28 PM


Re: All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Cats Get to Vote
Oh they joy of being a dog owner.

Hehe my dogs catch deer well my collie does. And if i am lucky enough i can still take the deer from him before it is completely dead so i can bleed it skin it and eat it myself. The only problem is i cant let a hunter see me or i will pay a fine for illegal hunting lol. Our forest animals are way too protected even the hunters cant kill enough because of the laws written by paper pushers who do not know or will not know the actual situation. So the numbers of deer, boar, bear... go up every year. Hopefully the new wolf population that has been reintegrated will help keep the numbers stable.


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Message 160 of 277 (595869)
12-10-2010 7:43 PM
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Re: All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Cats Get to Vote
Gives them terrible gas too.

Don't ever feed them eggs.


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Message 161 of 277 (595870)
12-10-2010 7:46 PM
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12-10-2010 7:43 PM


Re: All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Cats Get to Vote
Don't ever feed them eggs.

A mix breed that i have keeps stealing eggs from my neighbors chickens all it did was make her fur more shiny.


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Message 162 of 277 (596789)
12-16-2010 10:13 PM
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02-03-2008 2:01 AM


Re: CATS
Toes? What the heck do toes have to do with cats? I thought they had claws!~~~To Jon.

They have claws on the end of their toes. How else would it work?


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Message 163 of 277 (600961)
01-17-2011 10:03 PM
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12-09-2010 9:59 PM


Yet another genuine LOL - Cats in zero G
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Source:
http://icanhascheezburger.com/...ures-videos-weightless-cats

I don't really understand why I find this so funny.

Moose

Edit note: Figured out how to embed. The is some sort of little ad before the cat video starts.

Edited by Minnemooseus, : See above.


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Message 164 of 277 (601008)
01-18-2011 8:26 AM
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01-17-2011 10:03 PM


Re: Yet another genuine LOL - Cats in zero G
Minnemooseus writes:

I don't really understand why I find this so funny.


Because anything that undermines a cat's smug sense of superiority is funny.

e.g. The effect catnip has.


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Message 165 of 277 (601108)
01-18-2011 6:43 PM
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01-18-2011 8:26 AM


Attn: Onifre - Don't need your act when I have cats in zero G video
I've just looked at it a few more times, and it still gives me a bigger laugh than anything I recall (of course, my memory banks don't have real good recovery - I call it NAM, No Access Memory).

Moose


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