Skip to comments.Opinion: We Didnít Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.
Posted on 03/03/2013 4:02:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Friendly wolf ping
Probably a little of both.
The Lewis and Clark Expedition ate many a dog.
Probably learned how to do that from some blabber mouth cat.........Just speculating.
This is a silly article. Regardless of whether man or wolf made the first move, the essence of domestication is selectice breeding. Man bred dogs. Wolves did not breed man.
Dogs eat cat crap.
Not to go too far off topic but...how in the world did early humans kill saber toothed tigers? That seems like it would be a pretty tall order and certainly not worth the risk.
I’m sure a cat had a hand in the process.
Cats rule, dogs drool.
I've wondered if the dog jealously peeing on your shoes or pillow is actually just a rejection of the humans proposed breeding plan.
Reminds me of Stan Freberg presents the United States of America, where the Indian chief remarks to Columbus, “Well, since we discover you ...” Of course, Columbus interjects, “What do you mean, you discovered us?” The Indian replies, “We come along, discover you here on beach.”
OK, Here’s the transcript:
Native: Oh? You over here on a Fulbright?
Columbus: Huh? Uh, no,no, Im over here on an Isabella, as a matter of fact. Which reminds me, I want to take a few of you guys back on the boat with me to prove I discovered you.
Native: What you mean, you discover us? We discover you.
Columbus: You discovered us?
Native: Certainly. We discover you on beach here. Is all how you look at it.
Boy, I’ve had that “We come along ...” in my head for so long it’s hard to believe it was never there.
“Moose hunters in alpine regions bring home 56 percent more prey when they are accompanied by dogs.”
It’s facts like this that make me believe this article...NOT!
Your typical dog in wolves' clothing -hahahahaha
LOL! Probably true!
While I have owned a superior dog, he was initially co-trained by my cats.
The best life would include a cat on my lap, and a dog at my side.
My pugs, I have three, are definitely in charge.
Dogs have owners, Cats have staff.
Thats my opinion that I have formed over the last several years. It seems to me that unlike any other domesticated animal, dogs have a very special relationship with humans (NORMAL humans, not counting those who hate dogs because of some misguided cultural ideas, if ya know whom I mean, much misguidedness in that culture overall, but I digress).
We co-evolved over the last many millenia, and the more I learn about dogs, the more I am convinced that they are made for us, and us for them.
The Duke University Canine Cognition Center has uncovered, or rather, re-covered some amazing things about dogs and their ability to "get" us. Things even other higher primates cannot do. We are truly meant to be together.
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