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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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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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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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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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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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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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