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To: Red in Blue PA

Are you kidding? Dogs are freeloaders. They never do any work that produces either a product or revenue, they sleep most of the day and all of the night, yet they get free meals and snacks, and free massages any time they demand them.

The only exceptions are true guard dogs and actual cattle/sheep herding dogs. They work for their perks. (Maybe some show dogs, too, if they earn money, rather than just ribbons.

(I am the owner of a Golden Retriever who fits the description in the first paragraph above. So there.)


23 posted on 11/27/2007 5:42:09 AM PST by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: savedbygrace

Re: Dogs are freeloaders.

Huh? They want to serve. I trained mine to get the newspaper every morning.


25 posted on 11/27/2007 5:47:32 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: savedbygrace

You forgot hunting dogs who put food on the table and do double duty as guard dogs all year!


33 posted on 11/27/2007 6:02:00 AM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: savedbygrace

The only exceptions are true guard dogs and actual cattle/sheep herding dogs. They work for their perks. (Maybe some show dogs, too, if they earn money, rather than just ribbons.

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Service animals (e.g., dogs for the blind) also generate wealth in an indirect way. I have a blind neighbor who is a corporate attorney. He travels by bus every day with his guide dog. So in a sense, the guide dog generates revenue in that he allows my neighbor to go out and earn a living.

But I will say this, even though our pets may not generate money per se, what they do give us is often far more valuable.


41 posted on 11/27/2007 6:35:07 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: savedbygrace

My dogs “payment” of 2 3 cups of kibble a day, and a vet visit now and again is more than earned by his every vigilant guarding of my home, and the fact that while a loving caring pet, will defend with his life my wife and children.

Way I figure it, like every dog I’ve owned, when his time on this earth is done, he’s more than earned his rest, and I’ve gotten the better end of the bargain.


47 posted on 11/27/2007 6:45:49 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: savedbygrace
Are you kidding? Dogs are freeloaders. They never do any work that produces either a product or revenue, they sleep most of the day and all of the night, yet they get free meals and snacks, and free massages any time they demand them. ...

(I am the owner of a Golden Retriever who fits the description in the first paragraph above. So there.)

Sounds like your dog owns you:)
48 posted on 11/27/2007 6:47:01 AM PST by posterchild ("Congress does two things very well: one is nothing and two is overreact." - Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga)
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To: savedbygrace

Now, Cats.. .cats on the other hand, are the ultimate freeloader.

Unless you live rather slovenly and have a rodent problem, they bring nothing of value to the proposition other than companionship when they feel like gracing you with their presence.


49 posted on 11/27/2007 6:47:05 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: savedbygrace

Dogs are liberals.

Cats are conservatives.

Dogs are freeloaders, and feel a “need” for being taken care of.

Cats are perfectly content to live on their own and do their own thing, but will certainly appreciate a good friend.


56 posted on 11/27/2007 6:57:53 AM PST by RockinRight (Just because you're pro-life and talk about God a lot doesn't mean you're a conservative.)
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To: savedbygrace; Red in Blue PA
"Are you kidding? Dogs are freeloaders. They never do any work that produces either a product or revenue, they sleep most of the day and all of the night, yet they get free meals and snacks, and free massages any time they demand them."

My dog is a simple mutt from the animal shelter and she does work. Her job is to watch my back when I sleep and if there are strange noises while I am sleeping she alerts me to them. I am able to be awake before anyone successfully breaks into my home in which I have time to grab my gun. For that, she is rewarded with a loving owner, good food, and a warm home.

Plus, she greets me like I am a rock star every time I come home.

78 posted on 11/27/2007 8:12:27 AM PST by avacado
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To: savedbygrace
You think dogs are freeloaders? I have a bunny...
87 posted on 11/27/2007 8:37:00 AM PST by null and void (No more Bushes/No more Clintons)
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