I am replying to the original post with a bit of a rant of my own, I apologize if it is considered 'hijacking' the thread, but it does have to do
with dog owners, so I am hoping to actually just bring another viewpoint and some information while venting.
There's so much to being a dog owner that most people don't even realize half of it. Watching just a few episodes of "Dog Whisperer" should make
this clear to anyone. Dogs in the western world are pampered beyond belief (and antropomorphized, and especially "babied" by women - which
shouldn't be a surprise, because owmen 'baby' anything they can get their hands on, and no one tells them to control this lust because women are
kept above criticism in this matriarchal, fema-fascist world)
Dog owners really make me angry and frustrated from time to time. One reason is that they are so selfish, self-centered and lazy that they absolutely
won't give the dog what it needs (enough exercize (at least 45 minutes per day) and discipline (rules, boundaries, limitations) before affection),
but what the humans consider "convenient".
For example, consider a middle-aged woman, who considers her dog's barking to be a problem in walks, and then reinforces that bad behaviour by giving
the dog a 'treat' when the dog comes to get the treat. She lets the dog roam free dominantly, and forces the dog to be the pack leader.
After that woman receives the information about what she is doing wrong, she completely misunderstands everything, and then in the end, continues with
the same treatment with another similar dog, because "that dog is a good one".
She doesn't see that the 'good' dog is also showing symptoms of anxiety, being forced to be a pack leader, constantly 'charging' other dogs, and
being very disrespectful towards dogs and humans. She doesn't consider this to be a problem, because the dog doesn't BARK.
How selfish! She only sees a problem if it causes her embarrassment, but if the dog is suffering just as much psychologically, it's considered a
"good dog", just because she doesn't EXPRESS the inner torture the same way the other dog does. So she keeps going with the bad habits, and sees
nothing wrong with that - it's ONLY the 'bark' that she cares about, and she ONLY tries to control that, and only in the "problem dog", without
giving the "good dog" _ANY_ discipline whatsoever.
A dog owner likes to, instead of a good, brisk, 45 minute walk every day, bring his two collies to defacate and urinate right under other people's
balconies (in a small park-like area) so he can just lazily and slowly walk a small path back and forth get on with it - instead of bringing the dogs,
for example, to a dog park that would be just 200 meters away from where he lives. Not to mention that dogs are supposed to be kept on a leash. After
he has been told about the dog park and the rules that he has consented to following, he still continues this criminal and lazy, selfish behaviour.
He does not give the dogs what they need, and he doesn't take them to a proper walk or to meet other dogs (which IS important to dogs - how else are
they doing to learn social skills? There is power in the pack, but people don't consider dogs as pack animals, they consider dogs as small humans
that they can spoil and spoil and give affection, affection and more affection to, and then wonder why the dogs start 'misbehaving', and think it's
just a dog's behaviour problem that they need to address), and he doesn't follow the rules of the apartment building complex. I mean, who lets their
dogs defacate and urinate right next to other people's balconies, on the back yard of an apartment building?
This man is a 'foreigner', and it seems that those people do not like to obey or follow the rules of the country that has kindly let them move in
and is giving them shelter. I don't understand this kind of attitude - if I moved to another country, I would be sure to respect the ways of the
country (especially if they are reasonable), and to respect the people there, and not just do whatever I want, disregarding everything.
And the last example - this time a generic one.
It's probably only in countries where the seasons bring lots of snow, that you can really see this problem manifest itself.
Dog owners let their dogs defacate and urinate -absolutely-anywhere-. There are not many 'clean' patches during the winter, when there's lots of
snow, and the pathways are narrow in places, where you don't have to avoid stepping on doo-doo or 'yellow snow'. It's amazing. They just don't
have ANY regard or respect for human pathways, they just let the dogs do whatever they want! (Which is bad for the dogs anyway, psychologically
speaking, as mentioned before)
Dog owners are not only completely CLUELESS as to how to properly and responsibly raise a dog and treat a dog, but they are also MORONS, because when
they are given the information, they misunderstand it completely and don't see the big picture, no matter how much it is explained to them. They are,
in addition, SELFISH, for not wanting to take the dogs to dog parks to defacate and urinate THERE (that's what the parks are for, among other
things), and they DO NOT PICK UP their dear fifi's bum productions, like they are supposed to. They do not give the dogs the excersize they need
(they are not even aware of how much their specific dog needs it, whether their dog is low energy, medium energy or high energy, etc.), and they just
absolutely REFUSE to give the dogs any discipline the dogs desperatey need, especially if the dog is not exhibiting symptoms that EMBARRASS the
So it's fine for the dog to be crazy, anxious, out of its tiny little mind, charge other dogs, INITIATE things (like play), sniff anyone and anything
they want at any time they CHOOSE (dogs should not be allowed to make choices), if they are not exhibiting embarrassing BARKING behaviour or OPEN
As long as the owner doesn't have to DO anything much, it's all fine. If we could just get the barking to stop, then everything would be fine, and I
could just lazily talk to other clueless dog owners, without paying attention what the dogs do, and letting them run around and play and even dominate
each other and humans, as long as they don't bark too much..
Dog owners are the most despicable people on the planet - or, they would be, if there wouldn't be so many just as lazy, moronic idiots roaming around
without anyone seeing anything wrong with that..
This is of course not the problem itself, it's just one manifestation, one symptom of the REAL illness, which is cluelessness, stupidity,
selfishness, evil and dumbness all wrapped into one, demonic and repulsive package that is the 'humanity' of planet Earth.
This dog-owner-example could very easily be shown to exist in other areas just as well. Child raising? Anyone? Has anyone seen a few episodes of
It's VERY common to see bad parenting, and it's VERY rare to see good parenting. Yet all parents think they are good parents, and some of them seem
to even think they don't need books or any information to raise kids, because 'our kid is just fine' (although he/she is definitely NOT)..
I mean, ALL the basics of human life ... are warped, twisted and wrong. Child raising, dog ownership, gender relationships, and so on. Denizens of
this planet have SUCH poisonous, mutated and odd attitudes towards things - dogs, children and people, for example - that it's a miracle that things
are not even worse than they are (as bad as they are).
I didn't even mention food 'culture' or the whole systematized murder acceptance (not only when 'creating' 'food', but also when thinking about
standing armies, ready to murder people for whatever frivolous reasons the 'leaders' tell them to, without asking questions - oh, sorry, I meant to
say "militaries, who defend us against enemies, who would otherwise immediately attack and crush us all").. or the readiness to pollute, although
alternatives have existed ever since the car was invented, the 1970s airplane tech, and..
Well, as you can see, it's easy to expand a thought from one area to another, because there is hardly an area in this world and human life, these
weird systems that these creatures have built, that shouldn't be immediately fixed or at least couldn't be critisized heavily.
It's hard for us 'big picture' people, because we see not ONLY the "dog owner"-problem (as disturbing as it is, especially to bump into every
day), but we also see the reasons for it, and how it expands to all other areas of life as well - these oddballs are just as clueless and selfish in
every single other area of their lives, and their misconceptions and poisonous attitudes finish the crapcake, like it was designed that there can't
be even ONE good thing that has been done right, or ONE good attitude about anything, ever.
Well, I am venting, of course, but when you think about it, and if you honestly research it, it doesn't matter which area of life you pick, I can
almost guarantee you will find it is wrong, and many would probably be shocked. From healthcare to how elders are treated in institutions to what
really goes on beyond the veil and behind the curtain..
It's so omnipresent in this world - this ALL-ENCOMPASSING WRONGNESS - that it could make an intelligent, well-meaning human being despair and think
that he has been born in an asylum-planet where there is no escape from constant insanity.
I hope you enjoyed my vent and rant, and please treat it as such - we all need to vent/rant sometimes, whether we realize it or not (except the rare
individuals who are enlightened, saints, E.T.-visitors, Zen masters or just meditate a lot). Feel free to disagree, especially for your own
psychological protection - so-called 'human' psyche is very fragile and breaks easily, so it's better if you live in illusions to protect it than
let it break down and suffer a depression/burnout/something mental - I really don't want that to happen, especially because of me.
But the point is - on this planet, EVERYTHING is wrong. Moby was right in his writings in the CD cover, but he only scratched the superficial and
materialistic surface, he didn't even touch the human psychology and behaviour and attitude problems, let alone deeper, spiritual and esoteric
influences and problems, and so on..
(I can't remember the album name, but basically he wrote 'Everything is wrong' and then tried to explain it by giving statistics, facts about
furniture production and shipment and food production and so on)