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(New York Magazine)   Aww, is puppy jealous? Puppy is jealwous of the widdle toy doggy? It's okay, it's just a widdle toy. Puppy wanna smell the toy doggy's butt? Okay, smell the toy doggy's butt. Such a good puppy   (nymag.com ) divider line
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2014-07-23 05:29:44 PM  
Jesus yet another article from people who have never had a dog or cat about researchers who apparently haven't either.

Of course dogs and cats get jealous. Current cat will worm herself between me and my guitar and get into some absurd position and then look up at me going what? This is a perfectly normal cat resting position and has *nothing* to do with jealousy, I assure you... and she'll do that with anything living or not that  occupies my hands/lap for any length of time.

Seriously, anyone who has lived with two dogs for a week would know this, they'll constantly wrestle over who gets more attention from the alpha.
 
2014-07-23 05:59:57 PM  

vossiewulf: Of course dogs and cats get jealous. Current cat will worm herself between me and my guitar and get into some absurd position and then look up at me going what? This is a perfectly normal cat resting position and has *nothing* to do with jealousy, I assure you... and she'll do that with anything living or not that occupies my hands/lap for any length of time.


To be fair, the study wasn't to see if they got jealous, but to see if they reacted the same way to being ignored in favor of an inanimate object vs another (perceived) dog.
 
2014-07-23 07:25:52 PM  
I got it.  The writer came across a rejected Geico commercial script and decided to go with it:

Person One:  Did you know Geico can save you bazillions of bucks on insurance?

Person Two:  Everyone knows that.

Person One:  Oh yeah, well did you know that dogs can get jealous?

Change scene to a living room where the master of the house walks in the door:

Man:  Where's my big snookums?

Golden retriever walks in and up to man.

Man:  That's my gooood boy (briskly rubbing behind the retriever's ears).

A Rottweiler walks in the room, sees the man and the retriever bonding.

Rottweiler runs over, leaps at man and clamps jaw down on man's throat and begins tearing it away from the man's body.
 
2014-07-23 08:17:55 PM  
It's an easy enough experiment.

Observe whether or not the real dog tries to attack the fake dog that you used to wipe the peanut butter off of your genitals.
 
2014-07-23 08:54:28 PM  

vossiewulf: Jesus yet another article from people who have never had a dog or cat about researchers who apparently haven't either.



Easy there, turbo. It's one thing to "know" something, it's another thing to systematically collect evidence to prove it.

And even now, with all the scientific work that's been done in recent years on dog cognition, there are still people out there who refuse to believe that dogs have emotions or sentience. They "know" that to be true also. That's where science comes in, to make peoples' opinions about what they think they know irrelevant - and substitute that in the societal pool of knowledge with verified facts. After research like this is done your opinion that they do feel those emotions is no longer equal to someone else's opinion that they don't. You now have that weight of scientific evidence supporting you.
 
2014-07-23 08:57:06 PM  
From the No Shiat Sherlook Institute for Animal Studies. When I met my girlfriend and kissed her in the presence of her dog all hell broke loose. Makes me wonder how serious their relationship was.
 
2014-07-23 09:01:53 PM  

Russ1642: From the No Shiat Sherlook Institute for Animal Studies. When I met my girlfriend and kissed her in the presence of her dog all hell broke loose. Makes me wonder how serious their relationship was.


There was a recent Robot Chicken that went there....
 
2014-07-23 09:02:16 PM  

vossiewulf: Jesus yet another article from people who have never had a dog or cat about researchers who apparently haven't either.

Of course dogs and cats get jealous. Current cat will worm herself between me and my guitar and get into some absurd position and then look up at me going what? This is a perfectly normal cat resting position and has *nothing* to do with jealousy, I assure you... and she'll do that with anything living or not that  occupies my hands/lap for any length of time.

Seriously, anyone who has lived with two dogs for a week would know this, they'll constantly wrestle over who gets more attention from the alpha.


It's funny that you think you're the alpha.
 
2014-07-23 09:32:20 PM  
So the obviousness of TFA has been covered.

Am I the only one who saw this on the sidebar, "The Case Against Spanking: It Doesn't Even Work," and thought, I have sock that stands on it own that says you're wrong?
 
2014-07-23 09:48:37 PM  

Russ1642: From the No Shiat Sherlook Institute for Animal Studies. When I met my girlfriend and kissed her in the presence of her dog all hell broke loose. Makes me wonder how serious their relationship was.


Where did you kiss her? Did you notice a lot of empty peanut butter jars in her place?

/2, count 'em, 2 PB genital jokes in the first 10 posts.
//we're professionals, don't try this at home
 
2014-07-23 09:49:23 PM  

vossiewulf: Jesus yet another article from people who have never had a dog or cat about researchers who apparently haven't either.

Of course dogs and cats get jealous. Current cat will worm herself between me and my guitar and get into some absurd position and then look up at me going what? This is a perfectly normal cat resting position and has *nothing* to do with jealousy, I assure you... and she'll do that with anything living or not that  occupies my hands/lap for any length of time.

Seriously, anyone who has lived with two dogs for a week would know this, they'll constantly wrestle over who gets more attention from the alpha.


Yeah, what happened to the farking Obvious tag? Dogs are capable of all kinds of emotions and emotional responses.
 
2014-07-23 10:32:57 PM  
Man, I wish I could get a job scientifically proving things like dogs get jealous or that water is wet. Anytime my wife or I hug on each other or our kids you can bet the dog will be running over and literally shoving herself in the middle of it all. Seriously, we have a 50-60 pound bag of fur, bones, muscles, and emotions. There isn't a whole lot of brain in there but there is tons of heart and we wouldn't have her any other way.
 
2014-07-24 03:10:11 AM  
Duh.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-24 03:25:36 AM  

Russ1642: vossiewulf:

Seriously, anyone who has lived with two dogs for a week would know this, they'll constantly wrestle over who gets more attention from the alpha.

It's funny that you think you're the alpha.


This!

At the ex's place the alpha was the cat--he "earned" it by biatch-slapping my Pomeranian so hard I could hear it unaided--till the new puppy came along. Speaking of much heart but few brains, she thought that WHAP! meant "Let's play!"

Boris still has rank, Nina doesn't really challenge him, but he does have to put up with a 30# feist who just luvs & luvs & luvs him. The ex has a photo of the cat curling up with that dog on his own initiative so it must be sort of mutual.

And the ex? She's the food-bringing servant. Obviously.
 
2014-07-24 04:46:31 AM  

Russ1642: From the No Shiat Sherlook Institute for Animal Studies. When I met my girlfriend and kissed her in the presence of her dog all hell broke loose. Makes me wonder how serious their relationship was.


Mine would always insist in sitting between myself and any female on the couch.
 
2014-07-24 07:24:27 AM  
36 samples... That might be rigorous for Student's T if we're talking temperatures of brewing vats, but I don't know if it's a clean transition to animals.
 
2014-07-24 09:02:02 AM  
CSB:

We used to watch a friend's Bichon, an absolutely adorable creature.  She was really attached to my wife,
and was always at her side and snuggling up to her.

She was watching TV, lounging on our couch, and I was on my way out the door, so I went over to my
wife to give her a goodbye kiss, and the dog jumped up and put her face right between my lips and my
wife's face.  Fortunately, I was able to pull back before I got a big ol' doggy kiss.

So, yeah.
 
2014-07-24 11:49:07 AM  
I still had my old dog (Emi, pointer/Shar Pei mix), a friend of mine inquired about possibly dog-sitting for hers (Delilah, German shepherd). Since the dogs were friendly with each other and we'd had other dogs over at the house without issue previously, I invited her to bring Delilah over and see how they'd interact in the house. It didn't go so well... Delilah went alpha, stole Emi's toys and made it clear in no uncertain terms that she would be the queen until her owner got back. Seeing this, we both agreed that the arrangement wouldn't work and Delilah was housed elsewhere.

For the next few days, Emi ignored me... no interaction at all. I still fed and walked her, but she showed none of her usual affection and generally had a burr up her butt until finally getting over it.

On a self-worth level, there isn't much worse than getting blown off by your PETS.
 
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