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Old June 14th, 2017 #21
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I don't get people's infatuation with dogs, generally. The one thing that has made me sure of never getting one is the fact that you have to pick up their shit. Both disgusting and humiliating. No way I am going to do that. I always cringe when I see people doing that out in the public.
No offense Robbie, but you must live a really sheltered life if you think cleaning up after a dog is disgusting and humiliating. When I see someone doing that in public, I think that person actually has courtesy and respect for their neighbors property.
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Old June 15th, 2017 #22
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No offense Robbie, but you must live a really sheltered life if you think cleaning up after a dog is disgusting and humiliating. When I see someone doing that in public, I think that person actually has courtesy and respect for their neighbors property.
Meh. I don't lead a more or less sheltered life than anybody else.

See, I am looking at this from the perspective as someone who is neither here nor there with dogs. They're fine, I guess. Just not a pet that has ever been particularly interesting or endearing to me. I think they get in the way of things too much.

Now, if I loved dogs, of course it'd be a completely different thing. But I don't. So it is a completely personal thing, I understand being willing to put up with it if you really like dogs.

Edit: I now see that I didn't properly elaborate in my last post. Bit drastic wording too.

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Old June 15th, 2017 #23
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Nobody actually likes cleaning up feces. But if you got dogs, that's just something that needs to be done, and most people don't make a huge deal out of it.

You still gotta clean out the litter box if you got cats. If you leave them indoors, they shed hair and dander all over the place, and claw up your furniture.

Personally, I think cats are lazy animals. Especially house cats. They just lounge around and do nothing. Dogs are more active and social, and they're easier to train because they're smarter.

One of my neighbors gave me a Blue Heeler pup. He's about a year old. Very smart dog. You just need to be assertive with dogs, and they'll listen to you. Sometimes being assertive means you have to grab them by the collar and get right in their face, make eye contact and let them know they fucked up. I made dog door for him to come and go from the basement. I don't keep him on a leash out here and I don't have to walk him either. He doesn't chase cattle, so the farmers don't mind him.
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Old June 19th, 2017 #24
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My daughter wants a pet anteater and now my husband acts like he is seriously considering it. To be named "Fred." I hope they are trolling me lol...
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Old July 9th, 2017 #25
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Their sense of hearing is good; something's intruding at 3AM , they'll let you know about it.

Yeah, that is the one case I'd consider having a dog. A house on the countryside that is somewhat vulnerable. Sure, a dog has a role to play there.
 
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Their sense of hearing is good; something's intruding at 3 AM , they'll let you know. Maybe the reason why they were "domesticated". Besides being quick / responsive to hunters .Don't see many "service cats" around, either.
 
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