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2017-12-13 10:10:54 AM  
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2017-12-13 11:58:00 AM  
Who can blame them?

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2017-12-13 12:12:03 PM  
If you can pick it up with one hand it is not a proper dog.
 
2017-12-13 12:56:18 PM  
I've got a cat that couldn't care less about the dot. If I flip my laser on he looks at me with disdain.
"You tricked me once with that, you sonofabiatch. ONCE!"
"OH and remember that time when you tried to give me parsley instead of catnip? Don't play the old 'well they're both in the mint family' bullshiat. You knew what you were doing. I've got my eye on you. Now get over here. This belly aint gonna rub itself."
 
2017-12-13 01:00:57 PM  
My dog will chase the dot, but while I think she understands I am who manipulates it, if I make it go under something, she can get a bit obsessive about trying to find it.  Having her sticking her head under the couch for something like 10 minutes before I found something else to hold her attentions convinced me to stop playing that game.
 
2017-12-13 01:10:52 PM  

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Deserve sit for cropping that dobie's ears
 
2017-12-13 01:15:02 PM  

thehobbes: iron de havilland: [new1.fjcdn.com image 419x274][View Full Size image _x_]

Deserve sit for cropping that dobie's ears


*deserves it
 
2017-12-13 01:43:14 PM  
Chloe, the black and tan dachshund, used to go nuts over the red dot.  She would even recognize the laser pointer and get excited.  Since her back legs stopped working, we don't bring out the laser pointer.  It would seem cruel.  Also, she might be blind.  Fifteen and half years old.  Her only regret is that she didn't conquer the world and crush all beneath her iron paw.  Regrets.  Two regrets there.  Conquer the world and crush the weak.  And a getting good belly rub every evening.  Three things.
 
2017-12-13 02:00:38 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Chloe, the black and tan dachshund, used to go nuts over the red dot.  She would even recognize the laser pointer and get excited.  Since her back legs stopped working, we don't bring out the laser pointer.  It would seem cruel.  Also, she might be blind.  Fifteen and half years old.  Her only regret is that she didn't conquer the world and crush all beneath her iron paw.  Regrets.  Two regrets there.  Conquer the world and crush the weak.  And a getting good belly rub every evening.  Three things.


Enjoy it.

Found out 2 weeks ago my 12 yo mutt had liver cancer. 1.5 weeks later we had to put her down. That was Saturday. I still cant walk up the stairs and not get teary eyed (her favorite spot was the landing).

It's been brutal. I can't believe how much I miss that damn dog.
 
2017-12-13 02:31:33 PM  
My dog does that, and also freaks out and attacks anything motorized or moving such as RC cars/helicopters, wind up toys, an electric pepper mill, fidget spinners, etc.
 
2017-12-13 03:07:44 PM  
never did the red dot, but the dog loves when I bring an RC car out.
She also loves this thing
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2017-12-13 03:54:59 PM  

thehobbes: iron de havilland: [new1.fjcdn.com image 419x274][View Full Size image _x_]

Deserve sit for cropping that dobie's ears


Honestly, I never really considered that when I posted it. I guess I just thought it had silly things on its lugs for the lols, or something.

Is there a supposed reason for cropping a dog's ears? The argument made for working dogs having their tails docked is that it's pretty certain that later in life, tail injuries will cause problems.

But even if that's bullshiat, it's done pretty soon after birth, and doesn't, afaik, bother the pup much. That's clearly not a young pup in that pic, so it doesn't seem that it would be done for work reasons.

And FWIW, I don't really have an opinion on tail docking. Animal charities regard it as cruel, and it was banned for a while in Scotland.

But my bro's a gamekeeper, and he and his lot regard it as more cruel to not dock a pup's tail. And I've heard stories of folk that would just get it done anyway, and claim it was done in Ireland, wink wink, so the law was fairly useless anyway.
 
2017-12-13 04:11:08 PM  

iron de havilland: Is there a supposed reason for cropping a dog's ears? The argument made for working dogs having their tails docked is that it's pretty certain that later in life, tail injuries will cause problems.


historically to keep ears from catching while running through brush after prey.
Pibble owners that fight dogs do a war crop.

Now people crop doberman ears for looks
 
2017-12-13 04:29:04 PM  

thehobbes: iron de havilland: Is there a supposed reason for cropping a dog's ears? The argument made for working dogs having their tails docked is that it's pretty certain that later in life, tail injuries will cause problems.

historically to keep ears from catching while running through brush after prey.
Pibble owners that fight dogs do a war crop.

Now people crop doberman ears for looks


So, it's like tail-docking, justifiable for working dogs, when done to pups, but just an asshole fashion statement for dicks?
 
2017-12-13 04:52:44 PM  

iron de havilland: thehobbes: iron de havilland: Is there a supposed reason for cropping a dog's ears? The argument made for working dogs having their tails docked is that it's pretty certain that later in life, tail injuries will cause problems.

historically to keep ears from catching while running through brush after prey.
Pibble owners that fight dogs do a war crop.

Now people crop doberman ears for looks

So, it's like tail-docking, justifiable for working dogs, when done to pups, but just an asshole fashion statement for dicks?


Pretty much. It may have had a historical basis, but now it is just being a dick.
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Sometimes war-cropping is done when a dog gets an injury to its ears (ripped off/bitten off) but many times it is just cosmetic.
 
2017-12-13 05:09:50 PM  
Yeah, but it's usually the one poking out from between their legs, right boy?
 
2017-12-13 05:14:32 PM  

thehobbes: Pretty much. It may have had a historical basis, but now it is just being a dick.


Thanks, I've learned something today.
 
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