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Dogs Decoded
PBS ^ | November 9, 2010 | NOVA

Posted on 08/03/2011 6:56:46 AM PDT by Immerito

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1 posted on 08/03/2011 6:56:56 AM PDT by Immerito
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To: Joe 6-pack

doggie ping!


2 posted on 08/03/2011 6:57:51 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

If anyone on this thread thinks that dogs aren’t man’s best friend.... Try the following test.....

Lock your dog and your wife in the trunk of your car for one hour....

After the one hour is up, open the trunk and see who’s happy to see you....


3 posted on 08/03/2011 7:02:29 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Immerito
We love dogs. Our Border Collie Mindy will be 16 years-old if she makes it to October. We brought her home as a little puppy and she has been a great companion. Now she sleeps a lot and we are spending a lot of personal time with her in her last days. This photo looks a lot like her:
4 posted on 08/03/2011 7:02:54 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Immerito

Read “ City” by Clifford Simak. One of my top 5 Science Fiction books. Dogs rule !!


5 posted on 08/03/2011 7:24:04 AM PDT by Renegade
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To: KeyLargo

I have a Sheltie/Beagle Mix, a Border/Golden Mix and full blood Border. I KNOW the Border and the Border mix understand what I am saying and my body language. Dogs ARE smarter than we believed.


6 posted on 08/03/2011 7:32:59 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: misharu

I have a pit/border mix. She is so smart, she herds our other golden/lab mix around plus the cats, its funny to watch she is very affectionate with our daughters new babies.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 7:55:24 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

Probably a stupid questions but will your doggie “herd” the baby when he/she is a toddler? Like a “canine play-pen?”


8 posted on 08/03/2011 7:59:29 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: KeyLargo

I know just how you feel. My dog is 14 years old. She doesn’t eat as much anymore and has lost a lot of weight. She has her days where she just doesn’t seem right and won’t eat. Then the next day or next few days she seems to be fine. I love my Honey I hope she lives as long as my old cat did, 22 years.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 8:27:07 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

10 posted on 08/03/2011 8:31:27 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: momtothree
Probably a stupid questions but will your doggie “herd” the baby when he/she is a toddler?

Absolutely.

11 posted on 08/03/2011 8:50:06 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Immerito; Joe 6-pack
My neighbors live in the "fur farm mansion" that once belonged to a family that operated a fur farm here for many years. They specialized in raising Silver Fox and any local male living here before WWII probably worked for them at one time. Those Silver Fox (which are mostly black with light streaks) were wild, wild wild.

There are stories the old timers tell about when one would escape and the sirens would blow calling all of the young boys to get out of school to come help capture the fox. I can't imagine breeding foxes until they become tame and then turning your "pet" into a coat. The descendents of the fur farm family operate a pet food factory now -- a business that grew out of the fur farm. My dog eats their food -- Fromm -- which is shipped all over the world and sold in high quality pet stores. They also make mink food and I don't know what else.

12 posted on 08/03/2011 9:00:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Immerito

If there are no dogs in Heaven, I am not sure I want to go.
I miss our girl a bunch. Thanks for ping.

Please keep eyes open for Black and Tan Doberman that needs a good home :)


13 posted on 08/03/2011 9:00:58 AM PDT by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

My youngest would SCREAM BLOODY MURDER if she was put into a play pen. There were just times that I needed to load the washing machine or go to the bathroom without fear that she would fall down the steps, pull a wire.. you know, kid stuff. I truly needed a pooch that I could say “herd!!”. I would have had a ton of biscuits for him as a reward!! Canine Mother’s helper!!


14 posted on 08/03/2011 9:01:30 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: nevergore

LMAO....


15 posted on 08/03/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Immerito

Michael: Anyone who does not like dogs is not fully human.

Abdullah: But we Mooosluuums do not like dog. We tink dogs are vile and fillllty.

Michael: Well, Abdullah, you seem to make my point for me.


16 posted on 08/03/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: Immerito

My dogs, I have 4, certainly talk to me. They have a greeting, “yea, you’re home” and a “hey mom a car pulled into the drive way” and a “stranger at the door”. But the most distinctive is “there is a rabbit in the yard!”. I hope I never have to go without my pup children.


17 posted on 08/03/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Joe 6-pack

What the Narrator left out is this:

Dogs are Beloved all over the world EXCEPT in muslim countries.


18 posted on 08/03/2011 9:10:57 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Immerito

They’re basically like 3 year olds - not a lot of complex thought processes, but thought processes just the same. Any dog owner could tell you this.


19 posted on 08/03/2011 9:19:20 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Immerito

I just watched this on Netflix yesterday, excellent documentary!


20 posted on 08/03/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: momtothree

We had a toy poodle when my daughter was born. She would beg to be put in the playpen when the baby was in there. They would cuddle and go to sleep. The poodle lived to be 19.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 9:27:23 AM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

A lengthy transcript of a PBS show (”Decoding The Dog”) that’s just full of fascinating and fun facts for those of us who are owned by dogs. Worth the read when you have a little bit of time.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 9:34:20 AM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: momtothree

All herding dogs do that without a command. It’s just natural. The child does not always appreciated it, however.

When I lived in TX, my next door neighbor had a couple of teacup poodles — those little white, fluffy dogs that look like they’d break. Their college aged daughter brought home a Sheltie puppy that looked like a miniature Lassie. I’d look out my upstairs window and watch that Sheltie herding those poodles and their cat too. I’d just crack up.

Now, we had a strict leash law in that town, and I was not too happy when the Sheltie herded the whole shebang over to my yard and the dog catcher tried to give me a ticket!


23 posted on 08/03/2011 9:35:47 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: halfright
If you are really serious about giving a dobie a home, petfinder.com has 1355 Dobermans and Doberman mixes for adoption in Pennsylvania. The nice thing about the petfinder site is that you can narrow your search by many different variables, so you don't have to go through all 1355 dogs.
24 posted on 08/03/2011 10:05:09 AM PDT by LSAggie
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To: nevergore

I liked that post so much that I emailed it to my wife at her office.

Her response:

We don’t own a car with a trunk-that is good for me.

We do own a backhoe that I know how to drive and 5 acres-that is not good for you.

Give Falco a bath.


25 posted on 08/03/2011 10:09:18 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: momtothree

Two 14 year old BC’s bro & sister, mom & dad from Wales, one two year BC from Miss,they herd any and everything. Old male works counter clockwise, female herds clockwise. Have to put them up after about 30 minutes when grand kids are in the pool, or they will run until pads on feet are bleeding. Female was for grand kids in New Orleans, no running room, so
I brought her back to Alabama with me,when she was 3 years old. We took her back down to stay with grand daughter for a couple of weeks. As we started to leave, she jumped thru open window into my wife’s lap to avoid getting left.


26 posted on 08/03/2011 10:10:42 AM PDT by TweetEBird007
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To: momtothree

My X sister in law used the playpen for her christmas tree. Kept the kids from playing with it..


27 posted on 08/03/2011 10:17:42 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: lonevoice

Life without our dogs just wouldn’t be the same. They enrich our lives so much.


28 posted on 08/03/2011 10:51:52 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: KeyLargo

I had a Border Collie/ Newfie mix who lived to age 16.. I have a 11 month old BC/Sheltie mix now.. Borders are the BEST.. Prayers and Hugs for your sweet dog.


29 posted on 08/03/2011 11:20:42 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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30 posted on 08/03/2011 12:00:22 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Immerito

bump for later


31 posted on 08/03/2011 12:03:15 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: KYGrandma

Adorable!! Your child had his/her very own living doggie to play with... I know many dogs are very protective and like to be near their “puppy”. I say “their” since our Cairn would leave my youngest child’s side and I would joke that she was “his puppy”. LOL!


32 posted on 08/03/2011 12:06:37 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“... the dog catcher tried to give me a ticket”.

He was probably thinking, “just how many critters do you have?” LOL. I did know one friend that had a Sheltie who would try to “herd” snapping turtles. He would drag the dog back to the house for fear that the turtle would give him a good old snap on his snout.


33 posted on 08/03/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: goat granny

“... used the playpen for her Christmas tree.”

Not a bad idea... especially since little ones have to “touch” something so pretty, shiny and new. Always better to prevent an accident! Sometimes all it takes is a turn of the head or putting on a new paper towel onto the holder and you hear the... CRASH! Somehow kids can get anywhere in the house in a very short period of time.


34 posted on 08/03/2011 12:12:49 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I don’t think I’d recommend a Sheltie for small children, however, unless you know the dog really well. Some of them can be snappish, even though they are cute as the dickens.


35 posted on 08/03/2011 12:40:15 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: StayAt HomeMother; blam

Thanks StayAt HomeMother. Blam, who's got the dog list? Who? Who? Who? Who's got the dog list?
I will show you how to walk the dog

36 posted on 08/03/2011 2:58:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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CAPTION Dogs and Cats Living Together, Mass Hysteria!
Dogs and Cats Living Together, Mass Hysteria!

37 posted on 08/03/2011 3:02:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Joe 6 Pack has the Doggie ping list.


38 posted on 08/03/2011 3:59:30 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Gator113

Ha! Your wife has a good sense of humor!


39 posted on 08/03/2011 4:48:11 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

LOL... After 40 years together, we both do. LOL


40 posted on 08/03/2011 4:50:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: momtothree

She just might Lol!


41 posted on 08/03/2011 5:28:15 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: goat granny

That’s a good idea.


42 posted on 08/03/2011 5:28:52 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Gator113

I would do whatever the nice lady says......


43 posted on 08/04/2011 4:56:29 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Immerito

OMG! What a horrendously torturous read!


44 posted on 08/04/2011 1:31:48 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: LSAggie

Darn you. I went to that site and found a pair of 7 year old Choc Labs...a brother and sister that need to be adopted. Now you got me feeling like I need to save them...

I send a pox on you!


45 posted on 08/04/2011 2:51:22 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: CSM

Join the crowd! It’s fun! Several weeks ago, we adopted a 9yo Australian Shepherd/Great Pyrenees and a 3 yo Gordon Setter mix from a local foster program that uses petfinder. We went for the older one, but he had been in foster care so long we were afraid he would be disoriented with no other dogs around, and the younger one had been in foster care about 9 months and really needed a ~big brother~ to show her the ropes.

Older labs are a joy to have around, they are through the puppy chewing, look-at-me stage, and into the wonderful young adult stage. You won’t regret giving them a home.


46 posted on 08/04/2011 3:31:16 PM PDT by LSAggie
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To: Immerito; blam

Thanks Immerito. Blam’s told me that before, and I always forgot. I just saved a clipping for addressing posts, and labeled it, so that will help me.


47 posted on 08/04/2011 4:10:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: KeyLargo

Border collars are beautiful dogs. I bet you have quite a few good stories about Mindy.


48 posted on 08/04/2011 4:31:47 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Yep, playful, expert-cat-annoying three-year-olds. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG1w9UHZe9c


49 posted on 08/04/2011 4:34:01 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: CSM

Give in, look into their sweet, big, trusting eyes and adopt them.

;-)


50 posted on 08/04/2011 7:44:48 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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