Should dogs be kept as Pets?

Alpone

Woodpecker
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.
 
Spoke to a Vegan today. He quickly admitted he is against pet ownership too. I told him I'd expect and support Vegan activism over pet ownership, if not the actual food thing.
 
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.

This succinctly sums up the exact reason why I detest dogs and pretty much every kind of pet. Dogs, especially for women and soy men, are seen as accessories, instead of living things that require maintenance. They are used, poorly, to fill a void, much like some use alcohol and drugs. The term "fur baby", which I hear used far too often, is just deranged.

Cases in point: Dogs left after Dakota Pipeline Protest

YouTuber Accidentally Uploads Video of Her Beating Dog
 

worldwidetraveler

Hummingbird
Gold Member
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.
 
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.

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.
 

worldwidetraveler

Hummingbird
Gold Member
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.
 

debeguiled

Peacock
Gold Member
Is there a fish park where I can take my aquarium for exercise?

And will my pets be forced to play with Siamese Fighting Fish?

Wait, it's not the fish, it's the owners.



Man, you can't appreciate the simple pleasure of a dog around here without someone trying to get you to buy an underwater zen garden.

It all started with the bird watching. That was the gateway.

Along with James Thurber, I am coming to fear that people just don't understand the sensitive nature of dogs.

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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.

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It is very simple. If you want your dog to behave, tuck in your shirt, stand up straight, don't mock his powers and for God's sake, don't mistake him for a cast iron lawn dog. James Thurber knew this 70 years ago, and there is no excuse for us not to know it today.
 
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.

I concur.

For all the dog lovers here: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1188909031403900928
 

Salinger

Kingfisher
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.

I remember those days. For some reason, dog shit was never a problem back then. You took your dog for a walk, it shat on some person's lawn down the street from you, but no ticket was issued, nobody ran out of their house screaming at you for what just happened.

If you found dog crap on your lawn that wasn't yours, you just poured some water on it till it dissolved. Or you got a shovel and moved it to the street drain. It just wasn't that big of a deal.

Maybe it's because there weren't as many dogs back then. Now, dogs are everywhere, probably because people would rather talk to their dog than another person.

I wanna get a dog but I don't want to have to pick up after the thing.

Damn I miss the 80s...
 

deerhunter

Sparrow
Gold Member
I have had dogs my whole life. Always retrieving breeds like labs, goldens, chessies and versatile german dogs. My dogs have always been a joy other than shitty carpets, vet bills and getting in the garbage. My dogs have fetched me many a bird from icy water or places I could not get to. Found lots of game I would never have seen. They are happy to see me, don't hold a grudge, love to go anywhere outside, and are thrilled with a salmon carcass for dinner. They are truly loyal and good companions that get me out of the house every day.

If you want a dog you have the responsibility to mind it properly. This means walks, running free, a yard to play in where it can be let out to relieve itself also. Complete recall ( comes every time it is told to no matter what) and obedience training, overall a stimulating life. If it is going to sit in the house waiting for you to come home every day with nothing to do then get yourself a cat.
 

Sherman

Ostrich
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.


That is a great find. I have never seen that quote before. My high esteem for Julius Caesar has just gone up another solid notch.

Here is an interesting article that there are now more dogs in San Francisco than children.

"Marking Their Territory: Thanks to the tech crowd, San Francisco is now home to more dogs than children—and the city is forever changed"

https://airmail.news/issues/2019-11-2/marking-their-territory

Now a person can't even work anymore without being bothered by dogs.

Caesar was right that unhealthy transference of affection from children to dogs is a sign of the decline of a civilization. Fuck dogs and their degenerate owners.
 

Sherman

Ostrich
A woman found dead in Ohio was killed by her own Great Danes, police say


(CNN)An Ohio woman found dead in her home was likely killed by her own dogs, police say.

Mary Matthews, 49, was found in her Clearcreek Township, Ohio, home, about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati on Friday, local police told CNN affiliate WLWT.

The cause of death has been determined to be a "dog attack," Clearcreek Township police Chief John Terrill told WLWT. Matthews suffered multiple wounds, according to an incident report reviewed by the affiliate.

Investigators found two "large but thin" Great Danes on an enclosed deck of the home and blood was present throughout the house, according to WLWT.

Matthews' husband, Mark Matthews, found his wife unresponsive in the home Friday and called authorities. He had been in county jail since Wednesday and returned home that day, authorities told the affiliate. There was no information on when the attack might have occurred.

Mark Matthews said the family rescued the dogs about two years ago but one had recently become vicious, biting his arm, WLWT reported.

"I wanted to get rid of him, but she wouldn't," Mark Matthews told the affiliate. "She loves animals."

Authorities believe that the dogs attacked the woman and she was able to put them outside before succumbing to her injuries. Police believe she may not have realized the severity of her injuries and there was evidence that she had changed her clothing as well as attempted to clean up the blood with towels, the affiliate said.

Police said the victim suffered from chronic alcoholism and took several prescription medications, which may have impacted her ability to respond to the situation appropriately, according to WLWT. The incident report reviewed by the affiliate says investigators found debris in the home including beer cans and medication bottles.
"Due to this history, it is felt that (Mary Matthews) may not have been in a clear-minded state to judge the severity of her situation and thus failed to call for help," the police report said.

WLWT reported that the dogs were euthanized.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/05/us/ohio-woman-killed-by-dogs/index.html
 

Hermetic Seal

Pelican
Orthodox
Gold Member
Recently I found myself in the unenviable position of being in an office building, and passed by a woman's office with a self-congratulatory sign proclaiming her adherence to various degenerate causes as an "ally." The most egregious said something very close to this:

"I am a PIT MOM and BREED ADVOCATE"

So not only do you advertise your slavish, unnatural devotion to your pet, which is a clear indicator of your internalized guilt from your failure to reproduce and have actual children, but you "advocate" for a dog breed responsible for the vast majority of injuries and deaths.

These people are utterly broken.
 

Easy_C

Peacock
I don't really have a problem with the dogs themselves, and have a pit mix in my house I got to inherit. I don't like most dogs and love this thing on account of his generally sweet demeanor and goober-ness.


Pit owners.....I can't freaking stand. They viciously defend the breed with the goal of stamping out any negative opinion of pitbulls and it is completely insufferable.
 

thetruewhitenorth

Robin
Orthodox
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?
Dogs worshipping, especially in the West, became absolutely unbearable and sickening.

Anywhere you look, you see these dog-people, proudly parading their beasts. The dog owners are among one of the most arrogant, entitled characters you would come across.

They're absolutely convinced everyone loves and adores their furry friends and wants to pet them.

I personally cannot stand dogs, their stench, the mess they produce, their drool and so one.

The worst thing, there's no escape, they are everywhere. Anywhere I go, there are dogs or dogs poop. Most of my neighbour's have them. I constantly hear yapping and barking at random times. It is beyond annoying.

Oftentimes you walk minding your own business and booms! out of the blue some dog jumps on you. Seconds later you see its smiling owner approaching who gives you a minor apology or no apology at all, just a comment like "He's just too friendly, arent you!". I always feel like slapping the owner in their smug face and telling them "keep your filthy pet away from me, you wierdo!".

This pet adoration culture is completely disgusting.
 

get2choppaaa

Ostrich
I love my American Bulldog. He's part of the family. Also a guard dog and a working dog. Plan on breeding him soon and starting a kennel. Really sweet dog as long as I am around or the misses/someone he knows is there and he wouldn't hurt a hair on my kids head, but would maul anyone to death whom he didn't like if they gave him the danger vibe. But trained him very very heavily the first 16 weeks i had him and now it's just a little maintenance a couple times a week to keep him on point.

I can't stand people who don't know how to train a dog and don't take the commitment seriously though. Especially big powerful dogs like mastiffs/rotties and dogs with high prey drives like pits. 99 percent of the time the dog is good but people who don't know what they are doing and aren't good owners really ruin it.

It's a responsibility and the dog is both a companion and a tool.
 
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