And an Aquarium doesn't bark through my wall.
Alpone said:There's a bigger issue than barking at hand - The insane cultural trend of bringing dogs into restaurants, grocery stores, and letting them run loose even in parks not designed for dogs. The foundation of this deleterious trend is that people are (wrongly) treating pets like people.
I used to love dogs before they were shitting in aisle 6 of Whole Foods while their yoga pant wearing, barren-wombed dog-thot-'mom' shops for kale. I used to love dogs before they were let leash-less on unsuspecting innocents in public parks. I used to love dogs before any and every public grassy area became a potential drop zone for dog shit. I also used to love dogs before I saw way too many girls basically dry hump/make out with them in ig pictures and dating profiles.
America is at peak dog, the market is over-saturated, and the owners are burning the franchise to the ground. Dog ownership is the new Star Wars/Terminator franchise. What once could do no wrong is now a completely desperate, unoriginal mess indicative of a larger societal sickness. The first dogs were good. Now they suck because most of their owners suck.
Drop the birth rate low enough and give them enough time and money, and women transfer their natural maternal instincts onto animals. Then the nu-males go along for the ride.
Elevating lower life forms to human-status is weird and unholy, even for a non-religious guy like me.
worldwidetraveler said:Some of you guys sound like the opposite end of the extreme spectrum when it comes to animals.
One end you have people who act like their dogs are babies and then the other end you got people that hate all dogs because their owners don't treat them like dogs.
D said:If I lived outside of a city where dogs and other domesticated & companion animals have actual use, it'd be a completely different story. However, I live in the city and get to experience women (and some men) explaining how their dog is gluten free, has anxiety or some other mental illness and needs medication or special treatment and considerations. Western society has coddled us so much that not only our children have a plethora of made up illnesses, but now so do our pets.
Q. Sometimes my dog does not seem to know me. I think he must be crazy. He will draw away, or show his fangs, when I approach him.
H. M. MORGAN, Jr.
A. So would I, and I'm not crazy. If you creep up on your dog the way you indicate in the drawing, I can understand his viewpoint. Put your shirt in and straighten up; you look as if you had never seen a dog before, and that is undoubtedly what bothers the animal. These maladjustments can often be worked out by the use of a little common sense.
worldwidetraveler said:D said:If I lived outside of a city where dogs and other domesticated & companion animals have actual use, it'd be a completely different story. However, I live in the city and get to experience women (and some men) explaining how their dog is gluten free, has anxiety or some other mental illness and needs medication or special treatment and considerations. Western society has coddled us so much that not only our children have a plethora of made up illnesses, but now so do our pets.
Maybe it is better for those types of people to have dogs or cats than screwing up more children.
king bast said:I never pick up my dogs shit, I make a point not to. Stepping in dogshit was a constant threat when I was a kid, so I'm just doing what little I can to recreate the 80s. A time when men were proud, and knew who was the master and who was the servant.
Felix88 said:I was reading Lives by Plutarch and this paragraph fit quite well with the topic at hand.
"Cæsar once, seeing some wealthy strangers at Rome, carrying up and down with them in their arms and bosoms young puppy-dogs and monkeys, embracing and making much of them, took occasion not unnaturally to ask whether the women in their country were not used to bear children; by that prince-like reprimand gravely reflecting upon persons who spend and lavish upon brute beasts that affection and kindness which nature has implanted in us to be bestowed on those of our own kind. With like reason may we blame those who misuse that love of inquiry and observation which nature has implanted in our souls, by expending it on objects unworthy of the attention either of their eyes or their ears, while they disregard such as are excellent in themselves, and would do them good."
The ancients knew what's up.
Dogs worshipping, especially in the West, became absolutely unbearable and sickening.Just wondering what guys think about keeping pets, especially dogs. Do you think it's ok to keep them inside the home vs garden? How about in urban areas?
Do you think it can be considered uncivilized, esp keeping a dog indoors in an urban area?
The main issue I've noticed is all the noise and hassle whenever someone calls at the door, though i am not a dog owner myself.
It's a bit late here so I will post my thoughts later but would be interested to get people's thoughts on this.
Also, why are vegans so against the domestication of food producing animals but have no issues with the mistreatment of animals as pets?