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Saturday, October 14, 2017

The kind of girl you want to marry

This young woman pretty much defines it. She's not only cute and relaxed about the unanticipated, but has genuine love in her heart.
The dog was coaxed back outside by guests, and with order now restored, the ceremony went forward with the actual bride in place. But as the couple read their vows, the furry wedding crasher returned.

"The dog entered and laid down to sleep on my veil," Marília said. This time, no one had the heart to turn the dog back out into the storm — certainly not Marília. She was more than happy to share the spotlight, and a bit of her gown, with the sweet pup. "It was a very pleasant surprise for me, because I love animals," she said. "I liked it very much."

"We decided to adopt him because he is a street dog," Marília said. "It took us a long time to find him again, but yesterday, we were contacted and told his whereabouts." Before long, the couple reencountered the dog, whom they've named Snoop: "He came home, and I showered him," Marília said. "He played a lot, ate, drank water. He is very happy and slept super good the first night."
It's always a good sign when a woman loves dogs and says things like "super good." It is a fairly reliable sign that she's both grounded and positive. One of reasons Spacebunny and I hit it off immediately was because we both had dogs. Most of our initial dates involved taking them for walks through the forests near one of our homes. Looking at her, surrounded by all the colors of the autumn leaves, calling after one dog or the other, I always felt as if I had somehow found myself in an Eddie Bauer ad.

89 comments:

  1. That's it, Vox. Rub it in.

    RUB IT IN, WHY DONTCHA?!

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  2. My wife adores dogs. So, naturally, when she was single and looking for a mate, one of her criteria for a man was: "Must love dogs."

    Fortunately, I did. And some of the best (and funniest) moments of our decades-old relationship have involved pooches.

    I understand why some people might not like dogs. Nonetheless, I feel sorry for them. They're missing out.

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  3. A dog is man's best friend.

    A cat is man's weird, standoffish roommate.

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  4. Contra cat lovers are the furthest away.

    Furthest is those cat lovers with tattoos.

    Or unnatural hair color.

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  5. The Chinese love dog, too. And that's about the only way I would want a dog around: fricasseed.

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  6. When the dogs adopt her as Pack Mother, the alpha female - game over, they picked your mate. Better marry her right away! They have a much better instinct and nose for love than we do. I wish those kids and their new helper all the best.

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  7. Why does dog talk always bring out unsolicited cat calumnies?

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    1. James ParliamentOctober 14, 2017 9:08 AM

      See Ivan Throne's "tumble and turn"

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  8. What about the women who walk their dogs on city sidewalks, and let them shit on the island of grass between the sidewalk and the road, and don't pick it up, and then I step right in it while I'm on my way to a job interview??? What about that!!!

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  9. What a Lovely Lady ! - if she likes you're lurchers she can also help out with cooking traditional rabbit pie and jugged hare ! ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7-SwtTMxWM

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  10. Dogs are good. People who don't like dogs are suspicious.

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    1. I am indeed suspicious of those who judge me for not liking dogs

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    2. People not liked by dogs are the suspicious

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  11. "People who don't like dogs are suspicious."

    Indians (call centre) as a rule don't like dogs.

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  12. VOX LIKES A GIIIIRRRRRRLLLLLL

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  13. I am indeed suspicious of those who judge me for not liking dogs

    They should judge you. There's something wrong with people who don't like dogs.

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  14. Also, don't be fooled that a woman may own animals, find out from others just how she treats them. Some will talk a great game, but you'll learn from others that they have a history of abuse that they're hiding from you.
    How often do they interact with their animal? I've learned that a lot of women who have horses don't really spend anytime with them, beyond riding them once a week or so. Nil interactions. They treat their car better.

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  15. That is very sweet actually. I've always considered myself a cat person and even though I never disliked dogs I always preferred felines. In fact, I thought up all these reasons why cats were superior to dogs as pets and generally. Consider: cats are mostly silent in public, unless they're mating or fighting (in which case it's quite amusing), cats don't bark at nothing all day long, cats bury their business, cats don't need to be taken for a walk, cats don't need to be washed generally, cats see you more as a peer and you have to earn their trust and affection (granted mostly by feeding them), there were a few others, but I do understand why dogs are man's best friend and why people generally prefer them.

    I remember when I was on one of the islands in Thailand and this island was full of stray dogs. One night I was alone and sitting in a deckchair on a deserted beach next to my cabin drinking a few beers and just taking it all in. This lovely golden Labrador just comes up and sits beside me and lets me pet him (I think it was a he). And because I'm slightly in my cups (I realised just how strong Thai beer was that night) I end up talking to him for hours while he's looking at me. I think I was saying stuff "don't worry I'm not like the natives, I'm not going to eat you..." It was slightly surreal, but I found it really touching. It's strange but I still think about that dog today. It was kind of an object lesson as to why dogs are so lovable.

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  16. She did handle that well. A lot of girls would have been mortified that they would have gotten away with the perfect wedding if it wasn't for that meddling mutt. Did it arrive in a colorful hippy van?

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  17. Überdeplorable Psychedelic Cat GrassOctober 14, 2017 9:52 AM

    My gf loves dogs. She's said she wants a Basset Hound if we get married, and to name him Flash (yes, that Flash). She's also tried to bribe me with cooking. And damn it, it's slowly working!

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  18. I know you've been away from the US for a while, Vox, but you'd be hard pressed to find any young woman of breeding age there who is not absolutely obsessed with dogs. They're often pretty much the center of the young lady's life. This includes the green hair SJW types.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiSzWP25veA

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  19. Dogs are the only animal to ally themselves with humans. That makes them suspect.

    OT: Jimmy Kimmel in black face:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aPbefau2Zc

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  20. @13 "Indians (call centre) as a rule don't like dogs."

    Moslems torture and kill dogs. So go blacks. Good sorting mechanism! Maybe suggest it as a technique to ICE?

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  21. Also, don't be fooled that a woman may own animals, find out from others just how she treats them.

    I very much doubt anyone who abused dogs could spend more than five minutes in our house without us picking it up. Also, dogs are very good judges of character. If our dogs don't like someone, we usually find out pretty soon that they are sketchy.

    It's also very hard to fool a dog person about your liking or disliking for dogs. I've always gotten along well with dogs, even problem dogs tend to like me. But they absolutely adore Spacebunny.

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  22. Of course, the damned Chinese torture them before killing and eating -- apparently the fear and pain chemicals make the meat "taste better"! They must ALL GO BACK!

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  23. What about the women who walk their dogs on city sidewalks, and let them shit on the island of grass between the sidewalk and the road, and don't pick it up, and then I step right in it while I'm on my way to a job interview??? What about that!!!

    Open your eyes and watch where you are walking.

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  24. "Must love animals" was definitely on the list of requirements (unlike most of you strange people, I have a soft spot for both dogs and cats). It also gives you a look at how she'll be with children.

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  25. I don't like the small easily stepped on breeds, & most gays with dogs are not the pack leader.

    OTOH The kind of guy you don't want to live with:

    This is why you have to kick your ex boyfriends out when you break up.

    TRUMP staffer shot 13x

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4979446/GOP-staffer-killed-sleep-shot-13-times.html

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  26. I dunno, I don't think loving dogs is a very reliable indicator of a good woman. My ex loved dogs, but hated babies. Unfortunately, as marco moltisanti (20) pointed out, that's a really common pathology at the moment.
    For example: http://stories.barkpost.com/signs-youre-a-crazy-dog-mom/

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  27. That's one thing I love about animals generally, their sincerity and lack of bullshit. My cat could always tell someone who didn't like cats, she would be away like greased lightning.

    Just as an aside there was a very good documentary on the BBC made by an English guy called Louis Theroux about dogs in L.A. Here's a clip of him meeting a dog whisperer and how he's able to take the most unruly and uncontrollable dogs and tame them by just quietly asserting dominance. It's fascinating to watch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFoWH3pmZnU

    That's the best bit in the doc and I couldn't find the whole episode right away, but it's well worth digging up for the various encounters Louis has with people dealing with problem dogs of various stripes. He's a very good documentary maker actually, his metier is the quirky and unusual. He's the son of the writer Paul Theroux and he's famous across the pond for his documentary on Jimmy Savile, made 15 years ago which showed for the first time really just how weird and evil the guy was. He also did a brilliant one on Max Clifford; he has this amazing knack of getting people to reveal themselves on camera through his questioning and demeanor. As he's gotten older his subjects have gotten more serious too.

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  28. People who don't like dogs are broken inside. Not normal broken... like we all are. I mean a certain kind of specific broken... that effects their ability to receive unconditional love and recognize it as such. As frustrated as I get with them... I cannot hate them.

    Indeed... watching as they burn on the pyre will be moderately uncomfortable for me.

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  29. Also, dogs are very good judges of character. If our dogs don't like someone, we usually find out pretty soon that they are sketchy.

    When I was young and single and living in Vancouver, I had a GSD-Akita mix that was a keen judge of character. I don't know how dogs do it, but he seemed to sense a person's intent -- something I have difficulty with. I'd take him for walks on the beach, and when men would approach me, he'd place himself between us. Very protective. He was a sweetheart to most people, but occasionally would have reactions to people that ranged from mild unease to intense dislike. I never saw that his instincts were wrong.

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  30. Dogs are a real blessing. They are also great for kids. They can experience an entire cycle of the growth and aging and death paradigm by the time they are ready to graduate high school.

    And if done right, they can teach responsibility.

    I had a lovely pair of sport dogs. One of my daughters, who was old enough at the time to know better, left the door open and one of them took off running, as he was known to do at that time.

    Normally we are remote enough that this wouldn't be a concern, but the one road near our property had been used as a detour, and so the dog was struck and wounded badly by a car.

    It was a very painful lesson, but I made my kids watch as I put the dog down and they helped me to bury the dog as well.

    I can assure you that they got the message about being responsible a lot more than any parent who relies on things like allowance for doing routine chores.

    No matter how much I may hate a future date, if he is a dog man, I will know he has a baseline of acceptability.

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  31. There’s a cure for any ill that the world can throw at a man: having a great woman in his life.

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  32. "I can assure you that they got the message about being responsible a lot more than any parent who relies on things like allowance for doing routine chores."

    preach preacher.

    one of the reasons we got a bunch of chickens was to teach these lessons. there are living things that depend on you. you don't get to skip your chores and play video games all day. if you do... they go hungry or thirsty.

    I have a younger cousin that is a grade-a shitass. I mean the boy is useless as tits on a boar hog. His family had a bunch of chickens when he was a teenager.. and in the middle of the summer he just decided to sit on the couch all weekend and play xbox. Because it was hot ya see. so the birds ended up going without water for several days and some of them died.

    His step-dad was so pissed he made him go without drink for 12 hours and without food for 24 hours.

    You'd have thought the dumb little bastard would've learned but he didn't. went right on being useless.

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  33. Lurcher dog escapes Battersea Dog's Home ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXpjX4l0hRg

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  34. Yes, highly recommend bringing up a dog with the children. It teaches them (easily) to be other-centered. Dogs are innocent and everyone, if not especially children, recognize this naturally. Needs to be a dog-sized dog though, like a Labrador, which also teaches the value of a protector. Dogs will put themselves in harm's way (instantly) to protect a family member, especially a child.

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  35. There's something wrong about a person who can't appreciate a good dog. You don't have to go all googly eyed over dogs all the time to appreciate them but dogs have an aura of innocent humanity and sincerity that most people lack out side of childhood. I have two German Shepherds. They follow the kids around the yard and follow me from room to room inside the house. No treats involved. They just want to keep tabs on their people.

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    1. Rottweilers are even better. Not only do they want to be with you at all times -- they also want to be in physical contact with you as much as possible... even if it is nothing more than 5he slightest contact by the top surface of a toe nail on their front paw...if you move the paw away, they will move it right back.

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  36. My wife had only ever had small little anklebiters before we met. But she loved my parents German Shepard.
    I knew I had a keeper when she offered to go walk and feed the dog while my parents were out of town and I was busy with work.

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  37. A German shepherd is also a good choice. Preferably if you don't live in an apartment building (an unnatural and sad life for a dog). My wife had a German Shepard growing up as a child and one of her fondest memories is of the dog waiting for her everyday at the bus stop. This was well before leash laws and invisible fence.
    Anyway, the dog exhibited selfless devotion.
    And and it was a tough dog. It preferred to be outside most times and would often sleep outside at night (here in New England).

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  38. Dogs are beloved by presidents. Dogs assist the blind. Dogs are members of the military. Dogs sniff-out bombs. Dogs provide therapy to wounded veterans. Dogs protect houses. Dogs protect family members. Dogs go on hikes with you. Dogs find buried avalanche victims.

    And the list goes on.

    Cats take. Dogs give.

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    1. Agreed, I've never seen stories of cats refusing to leave the grave of owner.

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  39. @42 oh i have ro say, ive had some excellent mousers over the years. One was an expert at catching moles. Otherwise i have to agree with you.

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  40. Since you mention Eddie Bauer...

    https://www.facebook.com/EddieBauer/posts/10150691350668514

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  41. Not only does being responsible for a dog's care make a huge difference in the upbringing of children, but the positive benefits for inmates and problem juvies involved in prison dog programs has also been well documented.

    My gripe is childless women and couples that refer to themselves as their pets "mom" and "dad". Or have bumperstickers that say “My Child Has Four Paws.” GTFO

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  42. I've heard it said that dogs are proof of Gods love, while cats are a reminder that we're not as important as we think.

    I don't care if it's true or not, but it's funny and should be true.

    No home is complete without the two, in my opinion. Dogs give selflessly, Cats require correct behavior to earn their devotion, and if you earn it, they will give almost as much love and affection as any dog.

    Finding a women who understand this? Almost certainly a keeper.

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  43. Touching story . My childless married sister collects dogs, too.

    Give me a call when (if) this woman makes some babies.

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  44. "I've heard it said that dogs are proof of Gods love, while cats are a reminder that we're not as important as we think."

    Heh. It's funny 'cause it's true.

    "Cats take. Dogs give."

    I've found the primary problem with cats is that too many of them are raised by single women. I've never had a cat that wasn't affectionate, or useful (live near a field and you'll appreciate a good cat).

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  45. I dunno, I don't think loving dogs is a very reliable indicator of a good woman. My ex loved dogs, but hated babies. Unfortunately, as marco moltisanti (20) pointed out, that's a really common pathology at the moment.

    @28 justaguy
    Yeah. If she's like that, and all about her "fur babies", she is NOT wife material.

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  46. @49 Its disrespectful to the animal to anthropomorphise them. They have their own unique instincts, emotions and behaviors and a human who insists on seeing them as a substitute for a human child will not understand their animals needs and be able to communicate with it. This is one reason "fur baby "parents" have dogs with piss poor manners.

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  47. Cats take. Dogs give.

    You are generally correct here. I was being a bit facetious with my comparison of the merits of cats to dogs. And maybe comparing them as pets can be considered a category error. It is fun to compare them though. Cats do exhibit loyalty in their way too. For example they're more affectionate when you're unwell. I also read a story about how a cat ladies life was saved once when she was trapped in the snow. Her many cats sat on top of her which kept her warm until she was rescued. I'm not sure if that's apocryphal or not but I like to think it's true. I'm going to look that up...

    Another recommend: if anyone wants to watch a really good shaggy dog movie, there's an excellent children's film called Hachi starring Richard gere about a dog who goes to the train station every day to meet his master for years even after he passes away. Think the dog was an akita and it's based on a true story. It originally happened in Japan and they actually built a statue to the dog when he died. Highly recommended, it's really really good and got a score of 8.1 on imdb.

    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1028532/?ref_=m_nm_knf_i2

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  48. BBGKB October 14, 2017 10:13 AM
    TRUMP staffer shot 13x

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4979446/GOP-staffer-killed-sleep-shot-13-times.html


    UK news once again covers something US MSM doesn't. You'd think since it involves a Trump staffer it would be front page, yet this is the first I've heard of it. Possibly because the MSM hasn't figured out how to hide the parts of it they don't want you to know.

    S1AL said live near a field and you'll appreciate a good cat. Our cat is an excellent mouser. We have feral cats outside who probably take care of more. Out bassett takes care of snakes and larger varmints inside the fence.

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  49. "Out bassett takes care of snakes and larger varmints inside the fence."

    My first cat once had a standoff with a freaking rattlesnake. Granted, this was also the cat who hunted full-sized rabbits and played rough with the 90-lb lab, so...

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  50. Never underestimate the value in a woman who can deal calmly with the unexpected. My wife had few specific demands about the wedding, but she likes flowers so that was high on the list. When her bouquet arrived it was, apparently, completely and utterly wrong. Well made, to be sure, but just not at all what she ordered. I didn't know that this had happened until about six days into our honeymoon when she casually mentioned it. She wasn't about to let something like that distract from her happiness and just rolled with it because it could not be fixed in time. The florist, when we got back, was very apologetic -- two brides got the wrong bouquet that day -- and refunded that part. But she just compartmentalized and deal with it. That attitude has served us well for 20 years.

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  51. A also like dogs. I understand courtesy and good manners in not crapping someone's lawn, but what kind of society we have become that picks off dog shit.

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  53. There is a legend in Puerto Rico about a dog that used to sit on the shore rocks and wait for his master to return. One day the master was lost at sea and waited until it turned to stone. The rock viewed from a distance does look like a sitting dog facing the Atlantic.
    Has anything ever been written about a cat's loyalty in similar ways?
    On the other hand, cats are scrappy and great for rodent management in barns. But, aren't terriers also rodent hunters?

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  54. Her smile reminds me of my wife, who has one of those smiles that makes everyone want to smile with her.

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  55. RE: Dog's waiting

    It is said that a dog who is at home with the master when the master passes will never consume the master, they'll starve to death first.

    Meanwhile, any lonely old cat lady knowns that when ticker stops, the cats won't wait until their food dish is empty to start nibbling around the edges.

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  56. JaimeInTexas wrote:There is a legend in Puerto Rico about a dog that used to sit on the shore rocks and wait for his master to return. One day the master was lost at sea and waited until it turned to stone. The rock viewed from a distance does look like a sitting dog facing the Atlantic.

    Has anything ever been written about a cat's loyalty in similar ways?

    On the other hand, cats are scrappy and great for rodent management in barns. But, aren't terriers also rodent hunters?


    Regarding two different loyal cats:

    http://www.godvine.com/read/loyal-cat-137.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3890030/Heartbroken-cat-misses-dead-owner-spent-year-living-GRAVE-Indonesia.html

    If I live alone with my cat and expire, she has my permission to eat me.

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  57. Katt Brenner wrote:What about the women who walk their dogs on city sidewalks, and let them shit on the island of grass between the sidewalk and the road, and don't pick it up, and then I step right in it while I'm on my way to a job interview??? What about that!!!

    Can you believe that there was a day in history when this wasn't an issue. When dog-s**t happened.

    Today: OMG! Dog-s**t! There ought to be law!

    Love dogs. Grew up around dogs. Have a Yellow Lab and a Black Lab mix at my feet right now. And it is a blessing to watch our dogs hear "mom" pulling into the driveway, get all slap-happy, run out the door, and greet "mom" as she opens the car door and seeing that big love-happy grin on her face. One big happy love-fest.

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  58. I'm going to toot my own horn here. Dogs love me. I was at a friends house one time, his parents were veterinarians, and they had this big, lovable Golden Retriever named Bodie. He came right up to me and before long I was on the floor rubbing his belly. His dad walks in, looks at me and exclaims "That never happens!" He goes out and grabs his wife and a camera. The wife comes in and sees me and says the same thing her husband said and he takes a picture of me with the dog.

    Turns out the dog had been abused as a pup and typically doesn't trust strangers.

    My brother has the same knack with dogs as I do. He used to be a landscaper and went to a clients house and let himself into the backyard because the owner wasn't there yet. There were two German Shepherds in the yard but they didn't mind letting my brother in. The client comes home and was astonished that the dogs let my brother come in. Turns out they were both K9 dogs and the owner was a policeman.

    We grew up with dogs and have always been comfortable with them. I think dogs are pretty smart and figure out really fast that we'd never hurt them.

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  59. Oh, and I love cats too. I think they can be very loyal. I had a cat that pined away for me when I was away at school for a few months. He was old and never really recovered- I felt really bad about that.

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  60. I was about 13 and we had this medium sized gal dog named Daisy. Just beautiful markings. She got pregnant by one of the neighbors dogs. It was early evening, and we're all sitting watching the television. I'm sitting on the recliner when Daisy hops up on my lap. She's just laying on my lap. Then she starts to shake a bit. And pop, right on my lap she lays a puppy. Alright. So, I slowly slip out from underneath her, and she has 5 more pups. The one she popped on me, didn't move and still covered in the sac. We thought it was still-born Anyhow, she gives attention to all the others, cleaning them up, and they are all moving. Then she went back to the first, and just licked him and licked him, and slowly he started moving. He had this perfect Indian-head Arrow on top of his head. We named him Arrow, kept him, and gave the rest away, including one to our neighbor. Never forget that.

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  61. If that woman knows how to handle a rifle and hunt, then she is a *real* trophy wife.

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  62. "BBGKB October 14, 2017 10:13 AM
    TRUMP staffer shot 13x

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4979446/GOP-staffer-killed-sleep-shot-13-times.html
    Possibly because the MSM hasn't figured out how to hide the parts of it they don't want you to know."

    He was killed by a faggot, always have to kick your exes out when you break up

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  63. Has anything ever been written about a cat's loyalty in similar ways?

    No, never. No animal compares to the loyalty of a dog. And of course it's down to their nature's. A dog is a pack animal whereas cats are much more solitary. One thing I love about cats are their take no shit attitude, but that is what turns so many off them. And it's understandable when you compare them to dogs in how they demonstrate friendship. An interesting documentary I came across a while back explained how dogs have been with us and evolved with us since our hunter-gatherer days but cats have only been domesticated since we invented agriculture, they became useful for their pest controller skills. So you have many millenia between the marriage between the two species.

    It just occurred to me that using dog breeds and their differences is a useful way to counter someone claiming all the races are the same. Just a thought...

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  64. I like dogs, but wanted kids more. Somehow, I knew having too many dependants would not work for me. Kids > dogs. However, I have promised once #3 is potty trained, we can add another toddler to the family (the dog).

    I can't stand toy dogs. I don't even consider them dogs.

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  65. "You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." - Robert Louis Stevenson

    "Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be." - Andre Malraux

    "The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be." - Konrad Lorenz

    "Be comforted, little dog. Thou too, in Resurrection, shall have a little golden tail." - Martin Luther

    Mine: https://darktriadman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Contact-Dark-Triad-Man_A.jpg

    There is nothing like a good dog.

    Nothing.

    Regards,

    Ivan

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  66. @71. Ivan Throne
    "Try to be the person your dog thinks you are."

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  67. My husband is a fireman who's been rescuing cats for years. Thankfully, he allowed us to have a dog eventually. The dog is special. The cats and I have an understanding.

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  68. Great thread... sorry to get in so late. Been playing with our puppy, dog #2, dog #1, and the grandsons. Heaven on earth except for the absence of my hubby. Dog people are the best... one of the life lessons my husband taught me. Glad I learned it in time for him to see it.

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  69. @71 Ivan Throne

    There's a reason all dogs go to heaven.

    Wolves are those dogs who said "non serviam" to Man.

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  70. You means there's nobody else in this lair of scum and villainy who has a parrot?

    I'll confess it wasn't entirely my idea...I inherited a conure from my parents. But they do grow on you. Birds have vastly more personality than any dog or cat I've ever seen.

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  71. So guys and gals with dogs get married, and chicks with cats get ... cats.

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  72. @71 VFM #7634

    If you have not read "Racing In The Rain" I highly recommend it.

    A man fights off SJWs and nearly despairs, told from the point of view of his beloved, dying dog.

    "Faster, Denny! Faster!"

    Regards,

    Ivan

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  73. My husband has parrots. We are down to three, two macaws and a cockatoo. I have bird fancier's syndrome as a result. Sucks to have breathing problems.

    We have dogs and cats too. We just took in a 7 year old springer. Dog was spoiled and did not accept the new baby. He still misses those people. And I have a cat that would still look for me if anything happened to me.

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  74. I feel bad for dogs tbh. Everyone on my street owns a mutt and I have never seen a single household walk their dog. My neighbor yells at theirs (a pug) whenever it lets out a little yelp, which is completely stupid, and then my other neighbor's dog barks all day long because they are gone all day long, every day. I see this everywhere I go, people who have no idea how to raise dogs or what dogs are for. Well trained dogs are a blessing, and asset, to have, no matter the breed, but untrained and ill cared for mutts? They're wild animals people think are cute, but I see as a danger to me and my own.

    My wife's cousin is a dog lover, which means she owns a lot of big dogs she has no idea how to care for. Her backyard is covered in shit and they sometimes shit on her floors. They also scared the shit out of my toddler because the cousin couldn't control them when we first visited. If anyone tells me they love dogs I instantly become suspicious, because MPAI. Let me see you interact with your dog and how your dog interacts and I'll know your character better than that dog knows mine.

    Just because some thing loves you doesn't mean you are lovable. You could be a really shitty person and because a mutt likes you you think you're gold. I grew up with animals on a farm, but I've been pet free for years, and I gotta tell you, you guys are missing out. No need for dog sitters or crates, or leaving out extra food. The freedom is second to nothing. If I stayed at home all the time because I were a farmer, then I'd have pets galore, but I don't understand why people outside of a farm need to have an animal at home, especially a social animal that is left alone for hours. The cat owner represents a superior thinker because the cat is bred to be on its own for hours without having a mental breakdown; dogs, not so much.

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  75. >muh there's something wrong with people who don't like dogs
    How much more of a normalfaggot could you possibly be?

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  77. @80

    Meaning: I live in the city now and life sucks.

    "My wife's cousin is a dog lover..." No, she is not a dog lover. She is scatter-brained and lazy.

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  78. Dogs follow God's law, as able. Cats are animals that follow Briffault's Law for women, at best.

    Oh, and parrots can be cool. I have owned supertame (handfed them myself) cockatiels, and been around tame cockatoos. Brains, loving, loyal, less trouble than a dog, way more worth having than a cat -- if I lived in town and alone, I'd have a dog and a bird.

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  79. Marital unavailability formula for women:

    3 cats = 2 children = 1 husband = 3/4 horse

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  80. @86 Luke

    Thanks for the morning wake-up comedy.

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  81. @80 I'm a SAHM so it makes sense for me to have a dog because he's rarely alone and never left outside. But I do have neighbors that leave their dogs out all day and it drives me nuts. Not everyone should have pets.

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  82. speaking of evaluation criteria, it looks like there are going to be even more, even lonelier spinsters of the MeTooPersuasion running around.

    So few of these bovinal inahabitors of the survival-of-the-fittest world they love can understand that throwing themselves on their back and spreading their legs is never the key to happiness.

    Weinstein may be a predator but in so many ways he was just as much collaborator. They will miss him when he's gone because once they're evaluated on criteria other than their canker-ridden private parts these leading ladies of Hollywood will be exposed as the empty-headed whores they really are.

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    @Alyssa_Milano
    If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.
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