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Things Dogs Teach Us
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Posted on 01/04/2014 6:07:26 AM PST by navysealdad

When humans bring a dog into their lives, they are most often looking for a companion; what they may not realize is that they are getting a teacher as well.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping

1 posted on 01/04/2014 6:07:26 AM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad
is that they are getting a teacher as well.
2 posted on 01/04/2014 6:13:07 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: navysealdad

Which direction is North?

“The researchers also noted that while most dogs preferred to poop while facing north or south, most dogs also avoided facing east or west. But why? The answer remains elusive, the scientists admitted.

“It is still enigmatic why the dogs do align at all, whether they do it ‘consciously’ (i.e., whether the magnetic field is sensorial[ly] perceived) … or whether its reception is controlled on the vegetative level (they ‘feel better/more comfortable or worse/less comfortable’ in a certain direction),” the study authors wrote.

The researchers also found that when the Earth’s magnetic field was in a state of flux — it changes during solar flares, geomagnetic storms and other events — the dogs’ north-south orientation was less predictable. Only when the magnetic field was calm did researchers reliably observe the north-south orientation.”

http://www.livescience.com/42317-dogs-poop-along-north-south-magnetic-lines.html

Lol.


3 posted on 01/04/2014 6:16:46 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: navysealdad
If we could only be the people our dogs see us as.
4 posted on 01/04/2014 6:20:46 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: navysealdad

My dog taught me to never ever touch the leash unless I intend to use it.


5 posted on 01/04/2014 6:20:51 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: oh8eleven

My sister and I share that cartoon often. Our family dog, while growing up, was a ‘Ginger.’ :)


6 posted on 01/04/2014 6:21:30 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: oh8eleven

Re: Ginger

I had a black and white Malamute when I was a kid I named Ginger. Had no idea the name was supposed to be reflective of the dog’s color. Orangery tan, as in the spice Ginger, as if I had even heard of the spice at the time.

“According to popular hair dressers, ginger hair color is one of the most misunderstood shades and often make the mistake is made of thinking that the client wanted ginger while in fact they wanted either reddish, copper, of even strawberry blonde hair colors. When you look at redhead children we actually see a ginger head, ginger is the balance between orange and gold (yellow) with a hue of brown and when you are formulating split your orange and gold’s equally and add a bite of brown, now you have ginger.”

http://www.anakhaircolorcorner.blogspot.com/2009/06/ginger-hair.html


7 posted on 01/04/2014 6:27:48 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: oh8eleven

Oh I think they have a little more vocabulary than that. Walk, bath, go, PetSmart all get major reactions.


8 posted on 01/04/2014 6:37:22 AM PST by McGavin999
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To: navysealdad
Last Saturday I had to take my 13 yr old Lab-Chow mix to be put down do to lymphoma. She was best dog I ever had.

Over time she turned elderly, contracted a terminal disease and left this world without a moan or whimper.

During this time I too became older & contracted a chronic illness. I learned a lot from that dog as her days came to an end.

Dogs are God's noblest creature IMO. (My eyes are all welled up as I type)

9 posted on 01/04/2014 6:40:13 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Lawgvr1955

I’m sorry for your loss.


10 posted on 01/04/2014 6:47:18 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: McGavin999

Cookie and Treat. Mine also knew Bird.


11 posted on 01/04/2014 6:53:24 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lawgvr1955

Deepest condolances. I had to put my Golden Retriever (the best) in February due to Pancreatic cancer. He was 12 and he also went quietly. It was a relief to see him relax, but I still well up when I think of him.


12 posted on 01/04/2014 6:55:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: navysealdad; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


13 posted on 01/04/2014 6:57:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack

See #9


14 posted on 01/04/2014 6:58:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lawgvr1955

I’m sorry for your loss. My 14 year old Standard Poodle died in November. He taught me much about living and dying.


15 posted on 01/04/2014 7:06:00 AM PST by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: navysealdad

Little One with the dog on the leash and the mud puddle reminded me of my nephew when he was about that age.

His folks had a fairly long dirt/gravel driveway and seveal mud puddles after a rain. When Nephew went outside to play, I watched him from a distance. He managed to jump into every mud puddle in the driveway.

He was kid. That is what kids did.

Also, he had a large mutt dog who watched and protected him at every step.


16 posted on 01/04/2014 7:09:23 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Lawgvr1955

re: Dogs are God’s noblest creature IMO.

I totally agree. I also believe that dogs are among God’s greatest gifts to mankind.

One of our dogs recently passed away as well. We are still grieving and know we will for a long time. He was such a sweet blessing to our family.


17 posted on 01/04/2014 7:13:41 AM PST by Nevadan
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To: navysealdad

18 posted on 01/04/2014 7:15:53 AM PST by Daffynition (It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.)
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To: navysealdad; Lawgvr1955; afraidfortherepublic; colorcountry

The saying is true, that you finally know you are getting older when you realize that you will never have all the dogs you wanted to.


19 posted on 01/04/2014 8:00:19 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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To: McGavin999
I think they have a little more vocabulary than that.
Some more than others ...
20 posted on 01/04/2014 8:16:02 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Lawgvr1955

I am sorry for your loss, FRiend.

My Lynn-Dah is also a Lab/Chow, and is approaching her senior years.

As I am, too.

(((HUGS))))


21 posted on 01/04/2014 8:38:39 AM PST by left that other site
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To: navysealdad

The Overcome segment reminds of this one I found recently...

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2014/01/duncan-lou-who-and-meaty-christmas-socks-tug-of-war/


22 posted on 01/04/2014 10:04:58 AM PST by kanawa
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To: left that other site; Excellence; afraidfortherepublic; colorcountry; Nevadan; ...

Thank you all. I can’t believe that at my age I’ve had such a hard time getting over the loss of my Piper. Of course, dogs are loyal, forgiving and always over joyed to see you the second you get home. Can’t always say the same for two legged creatures.


23 posted on 01/04/2014 10:50:41 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Lawgvr1955

I’m sure that Piper demonstrated to you many times that dogs love unconditionally. They don’t care about your gender, age, color, whatever. They just want to love YOU.

I’m sorry for your loss. Putting a beloved dog down is very hard. I pray the Lord will fill the hole in your heart with many kind and warm memories of Piper.


24 posted on 01/04/2014 11:04:45 AM PST by upchuck (My Internet addiction is so bad... it's alt of ctrl.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

I hear you.


25 posted on 01/04/2014 11:11:06 AM PST by left that other site
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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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.

26 posted on 01/04/2014 4:15:25 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Lawgvr1955

Sorry to hear about your loss.


27 posted on 01/04/2014 5:07:44 PM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health oftern leads to poor physical and mental health)
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To: kanawa

Amazing.


28 posted on 01/04/2014 5:11:52 PM PST by verga (Poor spiritual health oftern leads to poor physical and mental health)
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