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Best friend, indeed: Dogs take human cues better than chimps
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 11-22-02

Posted on 11/22/2002 10:34:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

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To: Lurking Libertarian
Do you have any doubt that dogs evolved from wolves?

No, I believe the genetic studies clearly demonstrate the linkage, though I recall reading that a few breeds have fox in their lineage. I was suggesting that early man did not domesticate a wolf or wolf like creature, rather, that real, and preexistent dogs were the creatures who were so readily adopted and domesticated.

Hunting for survival must be a lonely and exhausting undertaking at times. What a godsend a companionable dog must have seemed and with the ability to locate game from afar, their caretakers must have felt truly blessed.

61 posted on 11/22/2002 4:48:08 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: DugwayDuke
If he's laying on the bed and I want to take a nap, I'll say "scoot" and he moves over to make room for me. So far, the mastif hasn't learned that trick. It's quite a sight, the three of us all taking a nap together...

I hope you have a KING sized bed!

62 posted on 11/23/2002 6:09:34 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
It's just regular size. But Duke's small for a Dane, only 145 pounds. Mooch tips in at about 205 which is pretty big for girl. Altogether it makes for some pretty good naps these cold winter days.
63 posted on 11/23/2002 6:52:33 AM PST by DugwayDuke
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Note: this topic is dated 11/22/2002.

Blast from the Past.

Thanks afraidfortherepublic.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.

64 posted on 03/03/2013 6:26:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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