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2013-03-12 11:31:52 AM
The Federal Egg Answering Room eats dogs?
 
2013-03-12 11:32:38 AM
Also, isn't it a little late to help them after they've been consumed?  Wouldn't intervention prior to ingestion be more effective?
 
2013-03-12 12:00:59 PM
I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.
 
2013-03-12 12:01:05 PM
"CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF FEAR!"

"Hmm...I gotta be honest, that didn't go quite as well as expected."
 
2013-03-12 12:16:25 PM
I thought this was on the Entertainment tab and was terribly confused for a moment.
 
2013-03-12 12:16:50 PM
Is this a vacuum-cleaner and Dustbuster free zone?
 
2013-03-12 12:17:02 PM
What about dogs consumed by Koreans?
 
2013-03-12 12:23:42 PM

Cybernetic: What about dogs consumed by Koreans?


They were just taken out for a wok.
 
2013-03-12 12:26:59 PM
Is fear English for Chinese?
 
2013-03-12 12:27:20 PM
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2013-03-12 12:28:22 PM
Your fear wants dog.
 
2013-03-12 12:28:53 PM
St. Hubert's is a longtime disaster partner of the ASPCA

Wait, what?
 
2013-03-12 12:29:42 PM

dittybopper: The Federal Egg Answering Room eats dogs?


Teddy Salad wasn't exactly still whole by the time they were done....
 
2013-03-12 12:30:24 PM
"Dogs Consumed By Fear" would be an awesome name for my new band.
 
2013-03-12 12:31:05 PM
...She is missing the tip of her ear, has broken teeth and a broken toe, injuries Sutherland said were caused when what little food was given to the dogs was thrown over a fence, causing food fights. Many of the dogs are even missing their tongues, he said.

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "food fight:"
 
2013-03-12 12:33:05 PM

mikaloyd: St. Hubert's is a longtime disaster partner of the ASPCA

Wait, what?



You wouldn't think so.

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2013-03-12 12:34:50 PM
consumed BY fear?

so fear just came along and ate the dogs?

that's ruff.
 
2013-03-12 12:35:18 PM
Should send this to my ex. she is a scary biatch
 
2013-03-12 12:36:33 PM
Obviously they need some black or artifact creatures in their decks.
 
2013-03-12 12:37:27 PM
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2013-03-12 12:37:43 PM
First-world problem.
 
2013-03-12 12:39:46 PM
"Hello, yes this is dog."

"The call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE."
 
2013-03-12 12:40:44 PM
What's weird about it?
 
2013-03-12 12:43:35 PM
I listened to a segment on NPR yesterday about armed services dogs exhibiting PTSD symptoms.
 
2013-03-12 12:45:03 PM
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2013-03-12 12:46:21 PM
I got a dog for my mom before I went to school out of state.  Thought it would be good for her to have a companion around the house.  We got the dog from a shelter and it was pretty obvious she'd been mistreated before she got there but was good natured and all around a great dog.  I would come back during the summers from school to work and the most difficult thing was leaving to go back to school in fall.  It was about 10 hours by car and we couldn't take the dog.  So we'd drop her off for a 2 day stint in the kennel.  She would shake and cry and then just freeze when the (very nice) folks at the kennel would take her to the back.  Maybe it was all an act for sympathy, but I've never seen an animal display such obvious fear.

/killed me every time
//dog is now 13 and slowing down but still awesome.
 
2013-03-12 12:49:43 PM
I somehow read that as "Dogs consumed by fart."

I've been on Fark for too long.
 
2013-03-12 12:52:19 PM

Fluorescent Testicle: I somehow read that as "Dogs consumed by fart."

I've been on Fark for too long.


www.lolandsmile.com
 
2013-03-12 12:52:42 PM

monoski: I listened to a segment on NPR yesterday about armed services dogs exhibiting PTSD symptoms.


If you heard it on NPR it must be true
 
2013-03-12 12:57:47 PM
My rat dog is afraid of slippery floors. He struggles to get the courage to cross the kitchen half way to the mat in front of the sink. Whew! He made it!

The only time he ever stopped being afraid was after we took him on a canoe trip and the little guy was forced to do some swimming. We had him out on a very large sandbar where the dogs had room to run around. There was a fast moving section of the shallow water that he tried to cross to get to the island where we had the canoe sitting. He got washed 40 yards downstream in about 15 seconds time and he was forced to figure out how to use all his legs to swim. He made it! The little dude swam against the current and into an eddy where he swam back to the sandbar. He was freaked a little, but he was very different for the rest of the day. He was no longer timid about anything. When we got home he was all over the kitchen floor and didn't even think about it.

I'm convinced the success of saving himself had made him more confident.
 
2013-03-12 12:59:38 PM
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2013-03-12 01:02:14 PM

bdub77: "CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF FEAR!"

"Hmm...I gotta be honest, that didn't go quite as well as expected."


I agree.  Kinda funny though so don't beat yourself up - have a treat instead.  May I suggest an organic treat made from gluten free wheat?

Seriously,  I never understood the relationship between man and dogs.  I always thought of it as a negotiation or boss / worker thing.
But since we got our little dogs, I finally get it.  Now I fully understand how people of all stripes will go broke trying to keep their dog alive.  I get it.  I don't agree with it but I can see why.

If my wife loved me as much as our dogs love me, I would be the envy of men everywhere.
 
2013-03-12 01:03:35 PM

bdub77: "CRY HAVOC AND LET SLIP THE DOGS OF FEAR!"

"Hmm...I gotta be honest, that didn't go quite as well as expected."


I read that in General Chang's voice.
 
2013-03-12 01:04:10 PM
Breaking through the snark for a moment, this is a really cool thing if it helps rehabilitate some dogs that would otherwise have to be put down automatically.

My concern remains with the ability of the local shelters to find enough caring homes after the dogs are rehabilitated, though. Maybe it's easier with puppies from puppy mills, though.
 
2013-03-12 01:07:33 PM
Maybe they can get those damn Chihuahuas to stop shaking.
 
2013-03-12 01:08:45 PM

mikaloyd: monoski: I listened to a segment on NPR yesterday about armed services dogs exhibiting PTSD symptoms.

If you heard it on NPR it must be true


What's your point?
 
2013-03-12 01:09:45 PM
No COOL tag?  Maybe INTERESTING?  HERO?  No, just WEIRD. Fark is just too damn cynical.
 
2013-03-12 01:11:24 PM
I hope this center is successful and they can open more around the country. Fear in animals is so misunderstood and many undesirable behaviors, including aggression, actually stem from fear.

My shelter pup Tilly came with issues from her previous owner but I could tell right away she was just scared and insecure, and after sitting quietly with her for a few minutes she warmed up to me. It was rough at times in the beginning and we still have to crate her when guests come over because she goes into defensive mode and barks at them nonstop (she's a terrier mix, so I'm not surprised). Tilly is especially fearful of men and went from barking at my boyfriend every time he entered the room and peeing every time he tried to pet her to being his BFF, going to Starbucks and on Jeep rides on the weekend.

If a behavioral center like this can help animals overcome their fear and get into loving homes (and reduce dog bite incidences), I'm 110% for it!
 
2013-03-12 01:13:29 PM
take the dogs away from their loony owners?
 
2013-03-12 01:13:41 PM

BKITU: Cybernetic: What about dogs consumed by Koreans?

They were just taken out for a wok.


I don' care who y'are, thass pretty funny right thar.
 
2013-03-12 01:18:16 PM

impaler: mikaloyd: monoski: I listened to a segment on NPR yesterday about armed services dogs exhibiting PTSD symptoms.

If you heard it on NPR it must be true

What's your point?


Mine is obsidian:

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2013-03-12 01:18:21 PM

caddisfly: No COOL tag?  Maybe INTERESTING?  HERO?  No, just WEIRD. Fark is just too damn cynical.


This.

+1 to caddisfly.

Formerly terrified/abused dogs often make the most loving, loyal, and gentle pets. Gratitude to good owners- and patient training- will do that.
 
2013-03-12 01:18:47 PM

Sim Tree: Obviously they need some black or artifact creatures in their decks.


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2013-03-12 01:21:30 PM
I swear to god I hope we don't ever meet our new dog's former owners. I LIKE not having a felony record.

The foster group told us she was neglected, and they suspected abuse (she was surrendered to a shelter, and a foster group took her in, we got them from her), but I'm almost *CERTAIN* there was abuse. She starts at any loud noise or angry voice, used to curl up, cower, and pee if strangers came over (Now she barks at them initially: IMPROVEMENT! Yaay.), and is still INCREDBILY skittish when we are outside on walks (its as though she becomes afraid of me, my fiance, and EVERYTHING). And she was so skinny you could see her ribs when we got her (the foster group hadn't had her long enough to put much weight on her). This isn't a greyhound, either.

Thankfully, she's only a year old, and she's steadily improved in the few months we've had her, and she gets along well with the other dog (Even if he's a biatcheaty when they play).
 
2013-03-12 01:27:19 PM
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2013-03-12 01:27:57 PM
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2013-03-12 01:31:12 PM

impaler: mikaloyd: monoski: I listened to a segment on NPR yesterday about armed services dogs exhibiting PTSD symptoms.

If you heard it on NPR it must be true

What's your point?


Whats your beef, dawg?
 
2013-03-12 01:32:43 PM
Fear of a Bark Planet
 
2013-03-12 01:49:23 PM

angry bunny: I got a dog for my mom before I went to school out of state.  Thought it would be good for her to have a companion around the house.  We got the dog from a shelter and it was pretty obvious she'd been mistreated before she got there but was good natured and all around a great dog.  I would come back during the summers from school to work and the most difficult thing was leaving to go back to school in fall.  It was about 10 hours by car and we couldn't take the dog.  So we'd drop her off for a 2 day stint in the kennel.  She would shake and cry and then just freeze when the (very nice) folks at the kennel would take her to the back.  Maybe it was all an act for sympathy, but I've never seen an animal display such obvious fear.

/killed me every time
//dog is now 13 and slowing down but still awesome.


I don't think you should feel bad because sometimes your dog just has to go to a kennel. But most dog behaviorists have concluded that dogs don't have advanced plans like 'an act for sympathy'. Generally, dogs repeat behavior that gets them what they want and other than that they pretty much just wear their emotions on their face.

Also, I do think that bad, abusive owners can cause fear problems in any dog. I also think that bad breeding can cause extreme fear problems even without abuse. So don't be 100% sure somebody beat your dog when they run and hide because of a loud noise. When certain (horrible) people breed dogs they think are "tough" (and in reality the dog isn't tough- it acts aggressive because it is scared out of its mind) they are just breeding for fearful dogs. Which is why you should get your dog from a breeder who has a clue and understands dog behavior (and has a restrictive contract for you to sign) or from a shelter/rescue.
 
2013-03-12 01:58:20 PM

BKITU: Cybernetic: What about dogs consumed by Koreans?

They were just taken out for a wok.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-12 01:58:34 PM

L.D. Ablo: I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.


Get back to work, Kitteh!!
 
2013-03-12 01:59:18 PM

Felgraf: I swear to god I hope we don't ever meet our new dog's former owners. I LIKE not having a felony record.

The foster group told us she was neglected, and they suspected abuse (she was surrendered to a shelter, and a foster group took her in, we got them from her), but I'm almost *CERTAIN* there was abuse. She starts at any loud noise or angry voice, used to curl up, cower, and pee if strangers came over (Now she barks at them initially: IMPROVEMENT! Yaay.), and is still INCREDBILY skittish when we are outside on walks (its as though she becomes afraid of me, my fiance, and EVERYTHING). And she was so skinny you could see her ribs when we got her (the foster group hadn't had her long enough to put much weight on her). This isn't a greyhound, either.

Thankfully, she's only a year old, and she's steadily improved in the few months we've had her, and she gets along well with the other dog (Even if he's a biatcheaty when they play).


My ex and I used to do foster rehabilitation for dogs with fear issues or history of abuse in the past. 
Being a tall male with a deep voice 90% of the dogs were absolutely afraid of me.
We had a pretty good success rate and our dog was amazing with them.
One of my strategies was to put a trail of treats on the ground and then lie down with a few in my hand.
They would slowly work up the courage and walk closer to me.
Sometimes it would take an hour sometimes it would take days.

Its a very heartbreaking experience seeing dog after dog come into the shelter with scars, fighting injuries, missing eyes, aggression issues from abuse, neglect and malnourishment.

This shelter is amazing and I hope it inspires more around the country.
 
2013-03-12 01:59:57 PM

SmackLT: Breaking through the snark for a moment, this is a really cool thing if it helps rehabilitate some dogs that would otherwise have to be put down automatically.

My concern remains with the ability of the local shelters to find enough caring homes after the dogs are rehabilitated, though. Maybe it's easier with puppies from puppy mills, though.


Yea that is always going to be the battle in my mind, is there even a home? Even a perfectly well behaved dog takes time, money, and half a brain. I'm all for people helping on this side of the fight with rehab and finding homes but to fix the problem people have to stop buying dogs from shiatty breeders (who don't give a CRAP about where the dog ends up). Every proper breeder I have *ever* heard of will *always* take a dog back if the person they sold it to can no longer care for it (in fact, in the contract they usually say the person HAS to give the dog back to them if they had to get rid of it).

I am super happy to hear that it is now widely understood that so many aggressive behavioral problems are fear based.
 
2013-03-12 02:01:34 PM

spidermilk: angry bunny: I got a dog for my mom before I went to school out of state.  Thought it would be good for her to have a companion around the house.  We got the dog from a shelter and it was pretty obvious she'd been mistreated before she got there but was good natured and all around a great dog.  I would come back during the summers from school to work and the most difficult thing was leaving to go back to school in fall.  It was about 10 hours by car and we couldn't take the dog.  So we'd drop her off for a 2 day stint in the kennel.  She would shake and cry and then just freeze when the (very nice) folks at the kennel would take her to the back.  Maybe it was all an act for sympathy, but I've never seen an animal display such obvious fear.

/killed me every time
//dog is now 13 and slowing down but still awesome.

I don't think you should feel bad because sometimes your dog just has to go to a kennel. But most dog behaviorists have concluded that dogs don't have advanced plans like 'an act for sympathy'. Generally, dogs repeat behavior that gets them what they want and other than that they pretty much just wear their emotions on their face.

Also, I do think that bad, abusive owners can cause fear problems in any dog. I also think that bad breeding can cause extreme fear problems even without abuse. So don't be 100% sure somebody beat your dog when they run and hide because of a loud noise. When certain (horrible) people breed dogs they think are "tough" (and in reality the dog isn't tough- it acts aggressive because it is scared out of its mind) they are just breeding for fearful dogs. Which is why you should get your dog from a breeder who has a clue and understands dog behavior (and has a restrictive contract for you to sign) or from a shelter/rescue.


It might help to do a bit of kennel training at home to get her used to being in a kennel.
Go get a big wire one and slowly start having her spend time in there.
Get treats and toy and make it more of a "playpen" than a confinement. 
Don't ever make their bed/kennel a punishment as you will undo any training.
 
2013-03-12 02:04:24 PM

L.D. Ablo: I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.

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2013-03-12 02:04:50 PM
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L.D. Ablo: I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.

Get back to work, Kitteh!!

/try again
 
2013-03-12 02:11:36 PM

L.D. Ablo: I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.


Who has that kind of space?  What not enough space might look like...
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2013-03-12 03:21:28 PM
I have a friend who fosters dogs who've been in abusive situations. Her greatest triumph was a particular dog who'd been stolen from a family's back yard and used as a bait dog by a fighting ring. (They found the microchip after the humane officers got him in a raid.) His face and neck were all ripped-up and he'd bark and growl like a mad thing any time ANYONE came near him because he was just too scared. He wasn't even like a dog anymore, just a fur bag of bones and terror.

Somehow this brilliant, incredibly patient woman brought the poor fellow around, fixed his fear/anxiety issues and got him to the point where four humane officers signed off on his being safe to go to a family with older children. It took her months, but she managed it.

And though by that point he'd been gone for over two years, his original family came back to see him with their teenagers, and it was like watching this poor, beat-up dog turn into a puppy again. These were HIS humans, and they came to bring him home! They held their pet and cried over him as the little stub of tail he had left just wagged and wagged, and the dad reached out his hand to my friend and just said "thank you." She got a little misty-eyed for only a split second, handed over a box of the dog's toys and gave some careful advice and her contact information...and then she went to the back of the shelter to get her next two rescues, because that is what she does.

The interesting thing is that if you ever talk to her, you'd realize that she doesn't consider this work of the angels to be heroic or even particularly remarkable at all, and having talked to relatives of hers, it turns out helping animals is how she dealt with the PTSD she had after some truly unspeakable experiences, and fostering abused or neglected critters back to full health and sanity is how she, herself, stays sane. She literally cannot be without at least one animal-in-need.

So I decided to see if it could work for my comparatively minor issues and got into fostering as well. I mainly raise orphaned feline neonates, look after cats during the post-op period and tame feral kittens into pets, but damned if it isn't better than any talk therapy or SSRI on the market.

Those paw-print magnets that say 'Who rescued who?' are nothing less than truth-in-advertising.
 
2013-03-12 04:51:00 PM
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Centers helping dogs are the best kinds of dog centers.
 
2013-03-12 09:13:34 PM

SmackLT: Breaking through the snark for a moment, this is a really cool thing if it helps rehabilitate some dogs that would otherwise have to be put down automatically.

My concern remains with the ability of the local shelters to find enough caring homes after the dogs are rehabilitated, though. Maybe it's easier with puppies from puppy mills, though.


Exactly.  I really can't understand how this earned the "Weird" tag, unless subby likes seeing mistreated dogs put down for something that isn't their fault.

Now, if it were an Upper East Side dog psychologist that existed solely for the dog's owners to have something to talk about at the country club... yeah, that's weird.  Legitimately helping animals who may have been abused get good homes is not weird.
 
2013-03-12 09:16:23 PM

L.D. Ablo: I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.


FOOP, no! Do you have any idea how destructively evil those things are? If they were INDUSTRIOUS, the entire world would be shredded and covered in cat urine in a matter of weeks!
 
2013-03-12 09:20:33 PM
phalaeo:
Now, if it were an Upper East Side dog psychologist that existed solely for the dog's owners to have something to talk about at the country club... yeah, that's weird.  Legitimately helping animals who may have been abused get good homes is not weird.

Now this reminds me of the couple from "Best in Show", talking to their dog's shrink.

/WTF? strange tag. should be hero tag. Dog is man's best friend for a reason.
 
2013-03-13 02:42:22 PM

SpiderQueenDemon: I have a friend who fosters dogs who've been in abusive situations. Her greatest triumph was a particular dog who'd been stolen from a family's back yard and used as a bait dog by a fighting ring. (They found the microchip after the humane officers got him in a raid.) His face and neck were all ripped-up and he'd bark and growl like a mad thing any time ANYONE came near him because he was just too scared. He wasn't even like a dog anymore, just a fur bag of bones and terror.

Somehow this brilliant, incredibly patient woman brought the poor fellow around, fixed his fear/anxiety issues and got him to the point where four humane officers signed off on his being safe to go to a family with older children. It took her months, but she managed it.

And though by that point he'd been gone for over two years, his original family came back to see him with their teenagers, and it was like watching this poor, beat-up dog turn into a puppy again. These were HIS humans, and they came to bring him home! They held their pet and cried over him as the little stub of tail he had left just wagged and wagged, and the dad reached out his hand to my friend and just said "thank you." She got a little misty-eyed for only a split second, handed over a box of the dog's toys and gave some careful advice and her contact information...and then she went to the back of the shelter to get her next two rescues, because that is what she does.


Damn, it just got really dusty in here.
 
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