posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 12:38 AM
Originally posted by LDragonFire
Sad but true, humans could learn a thing or two from our k-9 friends.
Indeed we can. I'd say just about any animal we can learn something from. You don't see any other animal species starting wars for greed. They do
what's necessary to survive, and probably lead happier lives than us. We think we have it all because of the technology and materialistic goods, but
how happy are we really
My dog I adopted. He had been rescued from three houses where he was abused and neglected. He's afraid of water, thunderstorms, guns (I don't have
any guns. Water and toy guns are how I know this), and loud noises. Considering he was rescued from abusive homes, that seems to indicate he was
probably left outside a lot and probably threatened with guns. This was in Detroit so I'd put my money on that being close to the truth.
But he finally got a chance at a good life half way through his life. He's 13 years old now. We got him when he was 7. He's very loyal, very
friendly, doesn't even bark at all. The people at the animal rescue place think his previous owners tried turning him in to a mean guard dog, but he
just isn't like that.
One time a few years ago, we had this stupid family get together thing, and a cousin of mine was playing with my little sister who was only like 5 at
the time. He was chasing her around, and my dog saw it and ran right up to him and got in between him and her and growled at him. I'm assuming he
thought my cousin was going to hurt my sister.
But yeah, dogs truly are loyal if you just give them the love and attention they deserve. That's the best guard dog you can get. Not only is it
inhumane and cruel to torture the dog to toughen him/her up to be a guard dog, it's a waste of time, because if you just treat it right, it'll guard
you with it's life until the end.
Originally posted by lombozo
I can call my wife like when she's been up for hours and she won't come over.
You know, I'm the only one still awake in my house. I'm just reading stuff online. Then I come to this part of your post, and I bust out laughing
and wake people up.
[edit on 12/6/07 by NovusOrdoMundi]