If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Magazine)   Tear-jerking video of dog burying dead puppy was not compassion... it was food preparation   (nymag.com) divider line 139
    More: Followup, cooking, dog burying, The Christian Post, Museum of Natural History, compassion, Daily Intelligencer, dogs  
•       •       •

15600 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jun 2013 at 5:04 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



139 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-06-27 05:07:07 PM
Dogs is better people than people.
 
2013-06-27 05:07:13 PM
So the morale of the story is dead puppies are delicious?
 
2013-06-27 05:07:53 PM
Hoarders: Animal Planet Edition, Thursday nights @8
 
2013-06-27 05:08:09 PM
Soylent Gray is DOGGGGGGGS!
 
2013-06-27 05:08:15 PM

Reminds me of one of my old Paintshoops...

i253.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-27 05:08:33 PM
Awwwwww how cute is that?
 
2013-06-27 05:12:24 PM
I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.
 
2013-06-27 05:14:36 PM

Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.


Given the internet tears that have been shed, yes, yes they did.
 
2013-06-27 05:14:46 PM

Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?


Yes.  based purely on comments, it seems like MOST people thought it was grief.
 
2013-06-27 05:15:34 PM

buckets_of_fun: So the morale of the story is dead puppies are delicious?


Maybe, but they aren't much fun.
 
2013-06-27 05:16:51 PM
Michael Pollan's latest book is partly about fermenting. Up in Iceland they'll bury a type of shark and let the microbes work on it for a year or so. It comes out smelling none-too-good, but it's a delicacy. To them. I'll bet, to a dog, that pup will be delish.
 
2013-06-27 05:17:02 PM
I for one cannot WAIT to get on Facebook this afternoon to see how this has blossomed into a many-headed tirade about anthropomorphism versus OMFG YOULIBSRALLRETARDS! to it obviously being Obama's fault because his wife has or had bangs - and of course we all know what THAT means!!
 
2013-06-27 05:17:30 PM

Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.


The Libtards at HuffPo do.
 
Ral
2013-06-27 05:18:44 PM
Well duh.  Dogs don't bury their dead.  That's ridiculous.
 
2013-06-27 05:19:23 PM

Tumunga: Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.

The Libtards at HuffPo do.


2/10.  No one uses libtard in a non-ironic fashion.
 
2013-06-27 05:19:27 PM
Six weeks later the dog dug it back up. 'Oh, I forgot about this. Hahaha. Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba.'
 
2013-06-27 05:21:10 PM

Dear Jerk: Michael Pollan's latest book is partly about fermenting. Up in Iceland they'll bury a type of shark and let the microbes work on it for a year or so. It comes out smelling none-too-good, but it's a delicacy. To them. I'll bet, to a dog, that pup will be delish.


I don't think they bury food as any kind of preparation. I think it's more to keep other predators from getting at it.

That said: Don't anthropomorphize dogs. They hate that.
 
2013-06-27 05:21:25 PM
Good god, people are farking stupid. Dogs don't bury their own. Unless when you lost ol' Rover, Sparky went out back and buried him for you? Didn't think so.
 
2013-06-27 05:21:40 PM
Does it make me a dick because I LOL at the dog tamping the tail down repeatedly?
 
2013-06-27 05:23:19 PM
When the cat got squished under the garage door we buried him in the back yard.   The dog dug him up and gnawed on him like a chew toy.
 
2013-06-27 05:23:26 PM
When I was growing up I was at a friend's house who had a huge pit bull. The little old lady next door had a Chihuahua. One day while we were on his porch his dog came up with the Chihuahua in his mouth and it was dead. We panicked. We figured maybe we could just reattach it to its leash and hope the little old lady thought her dog died on its own. A few hours later we hear her screaming! We run over and she's holding her dead dog. She asked who would do such a thing? We said it looks like it died on its own. She said "It died two days ago. Someone dug it up and reattached it to its leash!"
 
2013-06-27 05:23:32 PM
Up until now, I thought my cat was grieving for it's turds. Considering that, it also makes sense why my dog goes and digs them up to eat them as well.
 
2013-06-27 05:23:35 PM
Your dog expects you to feed it whether you are alive or not.
 
2013-06-27 05:24:12 PM

buckets_of_fun: So the morale of the story is dead puppies are delicious?


The moral of the story is that there is no moral as far as the dog is concerned.

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-27 05:25:14 PM

Dear Jerk: Six weeks later the dog dug it back up. 'Oh, I forgot about this. Hahaha. Hubba hubba hubba hubba hubba.'


He's a happy boy
(happy boy)
 
2013-06-27 05:26:45 PM

Rapmaster2000: Tumunga: Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.

The Libtards at HuffPo do.

2/10.  No one uses libtard in a non-ironic fashion.


Typical democRAT dismissing a strong conservative without addressing any points.
 
2013-06-27 05:26:59 PM

buckets_of_fun: So the morale of the story is dead puppies are delicious?


No, the morale of the story is low.
The morel of the story is an edible mushroom found in early spring.
The moral of the story is, a dog may not know why it buries a pup, but it may a cur to it later.
 
2013-06-27 05:28:31 PM
4 beggin strips.
 
2013-06-27 05:28:36 PM

Spam Pajamas: When I was growing up I was at a friend's house who had a huge pit bull. The little old lady next door had a Chihuahua. One day while we were on his porch his dog came up with the Chihuahua in his mouth and it was dead. We panicked. We figured maybe we could just reattach it to its leash and hope the little old lady thought her dog died on its own. A few hours later we hear her screaming! We run over and she's holding her dead dog. She asked who would do such a thing? We said it looks like it died on its own. She said "It died two days ago. Someone dug it up and reattached it to its leash!"


I thought it was a rabbit and being put back in its hutch.  But what do I know, it was your childhood.
 
2013-06-27 05:28:52 PM

iheartscotch: Dogs is better people than people.


People are a bit gamey.
 
2013-06-27 05:30:53 PM

Bukharin: iheartscotch: Dogs is better people than people.

People are a bit gamey.


Indeed.
 
2013-06-27 05:32:18 PM
I don't always eat dead puppies, but when I do, I bury them first.
 
2013-06-27 05:32:43 PM
Stop anthropomorphizing your dogs, they hate that!
 
2013-06-27 05:34:26 PM
Your dog wants dog.
 
2013-06-27 05:35:44 PM

Spam Pajamas: When I was growing up I was at a friend's house who had a huge pit bull. The little old lady next door had a Chihuahua. One day while we were on his porch his dog came up with the Chihuahua in his mouth and it was dead. We panicked. We figured maybe we could just reattach it to its leash and hope the little old lady thought her dog died on its own. A few hours later we hear her screaming! We run over and she's holding her dead dog. She asked who would do such a thing? We said it looks like it died on its own. She said "It died two days ago. Someone dug it up and reattached it to its leash!"


Provided it's true, THAT is a CSB.
 
2013-06-27 05:39:31 PM

Shrink: Spam Pajamas: When I was growing up I was at a friend's house who had a huge pit bull. The little old lady next door had a Chihuahua. One day while we were on his porch his dog came up with the Chihuahua in his mouth and it was dead. We panicked. We figured maybe we could just reattach it to its leash and hope the little old lady thought her dog died on its own. A few hours later we hear her screaming! We run over and she's holding her dead dog. She asked who would do such a thing? We said it looks like it died on its own. She said "It died two days ago. Someone dug it up and reattached it to its leash!"

Provided it's true, THAT is a CSB.


That joke has been around longer than dirt.
 
2013-06-27 05:40:01 PM

meat0918: Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.

Given the internet tears that have been shed, yes, yes they did.


reillan: Super Chronic: I hadn't seen this until just now, but my response is.... duh.  Did anyone really think a dog was engaging in a spontaneous grieving ritual?

Yes.  based purely on comments, it seems like MOST people thought it was grief.


And look, I don't doubt that dogs are capable of feeling emotion.  But this is a complex behavior, and animals don't carry out complex behaviors except by instinct -- instinct that evolves or is bred over a long period of time.  For example, burying stuff to eat/chew up later.  So, even if this dog is terribly sad to see another dog dead, it cannot possibly be going through the exercise of (1) translating that sadness into a conscious decision to give the dog a dignified farewell, (2) deciding that a dignified farewell consists of a burial, and then (3) acting on it.
 
2013-06-27 05:42:51 PM
The Christian Post calls the act "compassionate." The Huffington Post labels it an "astounding act of mourning," and suggests, "If you didn't believe animals have the capability to grieve like people do, you might now change your mind."

Uhm, no I won't? Because dogs aren't people, you 'tard. We bury our dead because of stupid religious (and intelligent sanitary) reasons. Dogs don't think that way. Anyone who believes dogs do think that way is anthropomorphizing them.

This is like that video with the cat that was "giving CPR" to the other cat. Right. Uh huh. Because cats r doctors.

t.qkme.me
 
2013-06-27 05:45:51 PM
One thing that often gets overlooked in these "that dog isn't doing what we think he's doing" stories is the fact that dogs are a subspecies entirely created by human beings.  They've been selectively bred to act according to our preferences.   Dogs simply don't behave in the same ways that wolves or foxes do.

I'm not, by the way, claiming that this guy is wrong.  I'm just saying that "I know what that dog is doing because other beasts do something similar" isn't very convincing.
 
2013-06-27 05:47:12 PM
At least now we know that this dog (daily fail warning) was provided well for for at least 6 years after his owner died.
 
2013-06-27 05:47:16 PM

Ral: Well duh.  Dogs don't bury their dead.  That's ridiculous.


Do they eat their dead? I've never heard of dog cannibalism before.
 
2013-06-27 05:50:06 PM

Spam Pajamas: When I was growing up I was at a friend's house who had a huge pit bull. The little old lady next door had a Chihuahua. One day while we were on his porch his dog came up with the Chihuahua in his mouth and it was dead. We panicked. We figured maybe we could just reattach it to its leash and hope the little old lady thought her dog died on its own. A few hours later we hear her screaming! We run over and she's holding her dead dog. She asked who would do such a thing? We said it looks like it died on its own. She said "It died two days ago. Someone dug it up and reattached it to its leash!"


As always, Mama's Family is relevant:

Cat's meow.
 
2013-06-27 05:50:47 PM
List time I checked animals were still infact animals and not humans,

/Furry
 
2013-06-27 05:51:45 PM

eraser8: One thing that often gets overlooked in these "that dog isn't doing what we think he's doing" stories is the fact that dogs are a subspecies entirely created by human beings.  They've been selectively bred to act according to our preferences.   Dogs simply don't behave in the same ways that wolves or foxes do.

I'm not, by the way, claiming that this guy is wrong.  I'm just saying that "I know what that dog is doing because other beasts do something similar" isn't very convincing.


Fair enough, but this argument would go further if there were evidence of a breed of dog ever having been bred to bury deceased dogs.  Or, short of that, evidence of dogs having regularly engaged in this behavior before, because any trait that doesn't manifest itself won't stay latent for long; it will just die out.
 
2013-06-27 05:52:23 PM
 
2013-06-27 05:53:24 PM

Highroller48: Your dog wants dog.


Heh heh
 
2013-06-27 05:58:18 PM
Meat is meat, and a dogs gotta eat.
 
2013-06-27 06:00:06 PM

Super Chronic: eraser8: One thing that often gets overlooked in these "that dog isn't doing what we think he's doing" stories is the fact that dogs are a subspecies entirely created by human beings.  They've been selectively bred to act according to our preferences.   Dogs simply don't behave in the same ways that wolves or foxes do.

I'm not, by the way, claiming that this guy is wrong.  I'm just saying that "I know what that dog is doing because other beasts do something similar" isn't very convincing.

Fair enough, but this argument...


My argument is simply that we shouldn't be quick to assume a rationale behind dog behavior.

Serious dog behavioral studies began only recently.  It wasn't until a few years ago, for example, that scientists discovered that humans are able to nonverbally communicate with dogs in a way that eludes our closest genetic cousins, chimpanzees (and, dogs' closest relative, the wolf). This, by the way, is true from puppyhood...so, it's not just a matter of training.
 
2013-06-27 06:02:04 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Obligatory


Dead people, on the other hand, are a hoot:

www.familysecuritymatters.org
 
2013-06-27 06:03:28 PM

Super Chronic: Anyway, curious to know what kind of dog that is.  Looks sorta like a Brittany, though with darker spots.


It's a Riyadhi camel heeler.
 
Displayed 50 of 139 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report