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1 posted on 03/03/2013 4:02:40 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

Friendly wolf ping


2 posted on 03/03/2013 4:03:11 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Probably a little of both.


3 posted on 03/03/2013 4:04:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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"...when times were tough, dogs could have served as an emergency food supply. "

The Lewis and Clark Expedition ate many a dog.

5 posted on 03/03/2013 4:08:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.

Probably learned how to do that from some blabber mouth cat.........Just speculating.

6 posted on 03/03/2013 4:08:22 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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Cats, on the other paw, enslaved us.
7 posted on 03/03/2013 4:08:41 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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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.


8 posted on 03/03/2013 4:11:50 PM PST by maro (what did the President know and when did he know it?)
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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, I’m 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.


13 posted on 03/03/2013 4:30:42 PM PST by dr_lew
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“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!


14 posted on 03/03/2013 4:31:08 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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And anyone who has seen wolves in a feeding frenzy knows that wolves don't like to share.

And anyone who's seen my 25lb Beagle on BBQ chicken night knows exactly the same thing ...
15 posted on 03/03/2013 4:34:17 PM PST by tanknetter
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People still breed dogs to look like the ancestral gray wolf. Meet the Czech Wolfdog:


Your typical dog in wolves' clothing -hahahahaha

16 posted on 03/03/2013 4:38:44 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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My pugs, I have three, are definitely in charge.


18 posted on 03/03/2013 4:42:00 PM PST by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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Seems far more likely that some cute wolf cubs were found, especially after people killed the adults. Never underestimate the power of babies of any species.


30 posted on 03/03/2013 5:41:13 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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What “really” happened: Wolves saw humans hunting and decided it would be better to let humans take all the risk hunting and all the wolves had to do was look up with big sad eyes and wag their tails to get a meal.

All this and a warm fire too!

(this is from a study of a dog whose only virtue was that he wasn’t twins)


33 posted on 03/03/2013 6:41:59 PM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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Still going on.
This human gets up in the morning walks the dog, shaves, showers, goes to work, comes home, fixes dinner walks dog again...
The dog (American Bulldog, lucy), lies on heated pad, or chews her toys, or goes inside and outside via the dog door, plays with the cat until human comes home. Who is really the dominant species?

Dogs are smart enough to know a good gig when they have one.


36 posted on 03/03/2013 7:30:03 PM PST by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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I’m surprised the FR wolf haters haven’t shown up. Reading some of their posts you’d think we were in medieval Europe quivering in fear of the big bad wolf.


41 posted on 03/03/2013 9:48:50 PM PST by Smittie
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So early dog owners were ranchers?


43 posted on 03/03/2013 10:17:37 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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So early dog owners were ranchers?


44 posted on 03/03/2013 10:17:37 PM PST by donmeaker (Blunderbuss: A short weapon, ... now superceded in civilized countries by more advanced weaponry.)
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Author does not understand ‘ survival of the fitest’

He said:
“The short version is that we often think of evolution as being the survival of the fittest, where the strong and the dominant survive and the soft and weak perish. But essentially, far from the survival of the leanest and meanest, the success of dogs comes down to survival of the friendliest.”

What a bone head!


45 posted on 03/03/2013 10:23:00 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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