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2013-03-12 12:39:46 PM  
5 votes:
"Hello, yes this is dog."

"The call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE."
2013-03-12 12:23:42 PM  
5 votes:

Cybernetic: What about dogs consumed by Koreans?

They were just taken out for a wok.
2013-03-12 12:27:20 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-03-12 12:17:02 PM  
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What about dogs consumed by Koreans?
2013-03-12 03:21:28 PM  
1 vote:
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 01:27:57 PM  
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2013-03-12 01:18:16 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:07:33 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe they can get those damn Chihuahuas to stop shaking.
2013-03-12 12:59:38 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-12 12:52:19 PM  
1 vote:

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

I've been on Fark for too long.

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2013-03-12 12:45:03 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-03-12 12:36:33 PM  
1 vote:
Obviously they need some black or artifact creatures in their decks.
2013-03-12 12:26:59 PM  
1 vote:
Is fear English for Chinese?
2013-03-12 12:01:05 PM  
1 vote:

"Hmm...I gotta be honest, that didn't go quite as well as expected."
2013-03-12 12:00:59 PM  
1 vote:
I keep hoping someone will open a center for cats consumed by laziness.
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