Dogs Disappear, People Sleep

Depression, Financial Crises – The Disappearance of Dogs

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Fist of all: knock, knock, knock!

Knock on the wood, hoping things keep their way here.

What way?

For a few months already, not just days or weeks, something really strange is happening in my neighborhood. Eerie nights. Whole nights when you can sleep like if you were in heaven!

Why?

Silent nights.

Yes, several nights in a row that you hear NO BARKING. Not a single bark. At all!

Seems that all mutts have vanished from the face of earth and normalcy came back, turning our times of sleep civilly again.

It seems unbelievable. You wake up in the middle of night and there is not a single dog barking. All night long!

And yes, before we start to delve into our most deep dreams, we could get to sleep WITHOUT any dog barking as well!

We may hear crickets, owls, other night birds, some cows (I live IN the city, a medium sized one)… but NO dogs.

Tell me I’m lucky.

Unfortunately I know I’m not lucky and am sure it will end some time soon. While that doesn’t happen, I enjoy my sleepy nights.

In peace.

In silence.

Some times, when I wake up to go to the washroom, I just return to bed and try to remain  awake for a few minutes more just to listen to… the sound of silence!

Feel things are better than that.

Before I continue, I must say that when I mentioned the disappearance of dogs, I meant mostly the cessation of their barking, specially at night. But many dogs really vanished, literally.

Just counting my neighbors, immediate and no so immediate, at least about one in five of them do not have a dog anymore. Those dogs simply vanished.

And don’t be fooled by the numbers. Just one in five is already a lot of dogs.

Now you can walk around this neighborhood and not be bothered (so much) by the previous high numbers of barkers and ‘chargers’ behind fences disturbing you and your kids.

So, what happened?

Did Mr. Mad eliminated all the dogs in the neighborhood? Did dog lovers become civilized again (considering they were one day)? Dogs fled the city on their own? Did extraterrestrials captured them for research on the most obnoxious animal on Earth?

Ahn… no.

The only different thing that I can think of is the state of the economy. The financial crises here.

Lots of people lost their jobs, the real state market is frozen, businesses are closing the doors, and so on.

But there is one bright side: dogs are disappearing.

Since people now have less, much less available money, what they do? They cut expenses. And what is the most frivolous expense? A costly expense? A dog!

Even dog lovers are realizing that here.

Not just expenses with the animal itself but also all with related expenses like veterinarians fees, medication, licensing, litigations… and specially food, food, food.

“They don’t have a dog, I won’t have one either”

Here comes the herd effect. With fewer people having dogs, lower is the propensity for other people to have dogs. Another positive effect.

That may be happening, too.

Also, with all the increased silence and peace we get now, specially at night, people may start to realize how that is nice and pleasant. For both doggists and non-doggists. Hopefully doggists are getting a bit more responsible, out of their almost full irresponsibility. Hopefully non-doggists are not tolerating that insanity anymore.

Another cumulative effect, positive for all parties involved.

Dogs in residential and commercial areas

One awkward thing I noticed is that now a number of businesses downtown are placing an open card box outside with water and food for strays and lose dogs, together with a small sign saying something like “Food and water for dogs. Please help us feed them.”

Disgusting, and obviously I don’t shop there. Nor now, nor ever.

Back in my residential area, we do Not see many lose or stray dogs. They are simply not here. They are quite rare, actually.

Lucky me. Lucky us!

Detroit and Venezuela – Heaven for dog lovers?

My city is Not in a dire state like other places, for example the city of Detroit or the Venezuelan country.

In Detroit, there are droves of dogs roaming the streets fighting for any thing they could eat, making them even more dangerous than they already are.

This article from Bloomberg tells more.

There, as many as 50,000 stray dogs are roaming the city in packs, with dens of dogs — as many as 20 — taking over many of the boarded-up, abandoned homes in that bankrupt city.

How did the situation get so bad? Well, people who move often leave behind dogs, hoping the neighbors will take care of them. The dogs then take to the streets and reproduce — and find they have the city to themselves.

Dogs are not vaccinated or spayed though. Diseases contaminate humans, dogs procreate logarithmically, and the cycle worsens by the day.

Fortunately , in my city they are neutered, even though with our tax money. Ah, and some are ‘sacrificed’ as well, for ‘free’, by the city.

And in Venezuela?

Well, there Hungry Venezuelans Hunt Dogs, Cats, Pigeons as Food Runs Out

The streets of the capital of Venezuela, Caracas, are filled with people killing animals for food – including dogs – to ease their hunger.

Literally.

When they are lucky and find some processed dog food, that is what they eat.

Various regions of the country are seeing widespread looting of shopping malls, pharmacies, supermarkets and food trucks, all while people chanted “we are hungry.”

Just imagine that happening in the USA where people give human food to dogs? Better not think about that.

Or perhaps, yes, we should think. I’m sure a number of doggists would prefer to starve than to let their mutts get hungry. At least in a first moment. This is a crazy world anyway.

So, what about you?

If you are not living in a place with any kind of crisis, be it a financial crises, housing crises, oil crises, employment crises… good for you, but you may still have lots of dog problems around.

If that is true, than my theory is right.

And no, I have never been to Venezuela or even Detroit, even though some times I could observe the GM building from across the river.

As a last note, in the first phrase of this article I wrote that “I hope things keep their way here. ” That means the silence and peace, exclusively that. I have friends who lost their jobs, acquaintances closed their businesses, so that I’m not comfortable with that part.

I don’t want crises, I expect peace, and silence.

I can not do anything for the crises, but I can fight for and enjoy my well being. While it lasts.

Question for dog lovers

I finish with a question for the dog lovers:

Don’t you think this insane stupidity of dog worshipping has gone too far already, and that it is time to quit it?

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My “Obligation” to Answer Private Communications

Unanswered emails

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I just noticed that, possibly due to some previous blog update, the personal, private comments stopped all showing up in my control panel so I didn’t know new private comments were received.

So I’ll be answering them on a can-do, time allowing basis. Hope you all understand.

Only the ones that require a personal, specific reply will get one. Others will get a public response, where I certainly won’t mention names or any specific details but I’m going to answer some of them here so that I can help a much higher number of people.

Sorry but with my lack of time that’s the best I can do.

Let’s go ahead then.

Some of them are quite interesting: invitation for a speech on the health hazards on humans caused by dogs; request to testify as a paid expert on a legal case concerning barking; advice on how to deal with dozens of dogs; request to build a special, super powerful no-barking device; question about the existence of *secret* no-dogs-allowed private communities…

What I can say is: WOW! Thanks a lot to all of you who trust me on all of that. Calling me an “expert”? I’m absolutely flattered! To say the least! I sincerely do not consider myself an expert but the simple fact of being called one by some of you is hugely gratifying.

Once more, a Gigantic Thanks to all of you who trust me!

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Well, now I’m going to be a bit rude. Or worse.

This is not for all of you, just some.

The matter is that some people expect me to answer all their comments, all requests, all emails, right way.

Let me tell you who expected so that I do NOT have to.

This site is Not the basis of my life, my life does not revolve around dogs or their crazed worshippers. I come here when I can and want.

I do not have any obligation to any of you. You are not paying me. I’m not making money from you. I’m not making money from anybody. I’m not deceiving anybody. I really mean what I post here, I’m not a fraud. I’m not looking for fame. I’m a discreet person and just want peace of mind, so I created and keep this blog running. I’m not planning to become a politician or any kind of public figure, no matter where. I’m not taking your time. YOU came to MY site.

You don’t like my writing skills? Don’t read! I speak a number of foreign languages and I always have another one or two on my mind, no matter when. I’m not a professional writer and won’t waste my time with any tidbit of grammar just to please grammar nazis who only speak english and make more mistakes than I do occasionally.

This site costs me money. A good amount of money. My money. Money with hosting fees. Money with domain fees. Money with traffic fees. And all this money – taken of my personal and professional time – is being applyed here, when I could be making it anywhere else just for me. Facebook is free, but this site is not, certainly not for me. But you don’t see that.

So, with all that clearly said, please focus your anger and energy on your public servants who are not doing their paid jobs. Or on the criminal dog hoarders. Not on me or this site.

Please share interesting ideas, send constructive remarks, do something productive. Make a better use of your time, which is something of value, like informing other people about this site that they could find a thing or two that could help them – and perhaps you too – with the constant problems with unruly dogs and stupid owners.

We are on the same side against this doggism lunacy. Or, at least we should.

Well, I could write more (or a useful article, instead of this post) but that’s good enough, I think.

Anyway.

To everybody else, many thanks to you all, specially the many you who trust me.

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Facebook and Death Threats from Criminal Dog Retards

What big corporations and low life, retard criminal dog nannies can do to try to silence normal people of their criminals acts.

Natalie Ann / Natalie Cox - Criminal dog owner

Natalie Ann / Natalie Cox – Criminal dog owner

Here in this site, NO Dogs, Please!, I regularly receive death threats. The problem is that it is usually impossible to match that criminal act with a face. Well, now I got one of those criminals.

I was always skeptic about Fb as it seemed just a place to waste time. But I decided to give it a try, already expecting the backslash from the dog zombies.

For you who visited my Facebook page recently, you may have noticed one of those death threats. Absolutely disgusting. I never visited her page, nor have even heard of that fat bimbo.

Well, it gets worse. She made the death threat, I wrote about it on my Facebook page, not hers, denouncing her criminal act. That post certainly had to include and obviously included her photo.

To let everybody know, it is perfectly legal. And moral.

Not for Fb.

She then makes a – bogus – claim to Fb that I used a “copyrighted” photo of hers, what is totally false. Guess what, Fb deletes my post And her photo. Not a single word about the death threat.

As I am not a person to let criminals rule over me, I recreated a new post now with a screen shot that included her “copyrighted” photo but with a twist; now I even altered the pic to make her look less chubby, and so that no copyright claim could be made at all.

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Guess what? Fb deletes it AGAIN!

Once more, NO word about the death threat.

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Fb doesn’t even say why the post was deleted.

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Not just that but many people who made the few, in comparison, sane and logical comments were all deleted. I’m sure they are all disappointed as well.

How to Silence Non-Dog People (NOT)

Here is my last post to date on this:

Facebook deletes a DEATH THREAT report against me. Again!
And sides with the CRIMINAL!
Again!
 
Once more, Facebook sides with a CRIMINAL – Natalie Anne / Natalie Cox – who have previously made a death threat against me and later asked FB to delete her photo from my page because it used that (bogus) “copyrighted” photo of hers to denounce such crime. Well, I here repost it again. Fb will delete my page? Who cares. I don’t. I’m wasting a lot of time here anyway, all for that. What I want is that you normal people – who obviously do not have dogs – know what these ODORs (obnoxious dog owners) and big corporations can do to avoid the truth coming out about dogs and their criminal owners. You dog apologists are true CRIMINALS, while NORMAL people do NOT tolerate your CRIMINAL behavior, with or without your mutts.
The criminal’s – Natalie Anne / Natalie Cox ( https://www.facebook.com/xNatalieAnnex ) – photo – the original photo – is now published on my own site – http://www.Anilak.com/ – for posterity.
 
Ask Fb to delete that now, CRIMINAL!

 

Why am I posting that here? To let all the thousands of visitors who come here and demonstrate to all normal non-dog people what those criminals are capable of doing to try to silence us. From threatening us to deleting anything that counters their agenda to make money on stupid.

Ah, you may be thinking if I got an apology from her? Great joke!

Well, I’m not good for writing right now, but hopefully you got the message.

Please don’t let criminal’s rule over you!

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“Shocking” video of python eating puppy infuriates Twitter

Really? It does infuriate you, dog lovers?

python eating puppy

So now you know a little bit how your mutts infuriate all of us who can not sleep at nigh because of your non-stop barking beasts.

Learned something?

Noooo? Ah, I see…

So watch the video then:

One of the sane comments:

seekingit00
All the outrage rage over a python eating puppy.
Would it have been better if it was a warthog or something less cute.
Snakes are carnivores they eat other animals full stop
Maybe PETA should have come in and trained the snake to be a vegetarian.

Nature is ugly now deal with it
Your preferences to what a snake should dine on are infantile

Source:

https://www.rt.com/viral/336483-snake-puppy-china/

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Dogs on a Plane #4 – Pitbulls Creating Havoc In The Airs

Dangerous dogs on a plane – Pitbulls messing with safety

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Some dogs, like pitbulls, are even more dangerous than other regulrly dangerous dogs to be transported in a plane, be it in the passengers’ cabin or even in the cargo bay.

Let’s learn about a few of them, occurances that no media likes to talk about.

1 – Pitbull forces emergency landing

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Fort Wayne International Airport, Indiana, October 21, 2001.

A pit bull being trafficked aboard a Kitty Hawk transport flight escaped its cage. The dangerous animal cornered members of the crew forcing an emergency landing and aircraft evacuation when the emergency air stairs were inflated and most of the crew escaped. Airport Emergency crews and Animal Control quickly responded by getting the dog back in its cage, so that, almost, miraculously no one was injured. The dog was once more placed in its cage and back on the airplane in Fort Lauderdale, then bound for Los Angeles. There were no comments on the financial damages.

News-Sentinel October 29, 2001

 

2 – Police called to a pit bull that chewed its way out of a kennel.

Calgary International Airport, Canada, 2009

Police were summoned to assist with a pit bull being trafficked to an unknown destination. The animal had chewed it’s way out of it’s kennel.

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3 – Pitbulls tries to kill each other on the tarmac, shut down entire Dulles Airport

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Dulles International Airport, December 11, 2009

Two pit bulls being trafficked to South Korea shut down Dulles Airport. One of the Pitties chewed his way out of his kennel, then chewed his way into the kennel of the other one…. All hell then broke loose when they tried to kill each other on the tarmac. The airport was shutdown while Law Enforcement responded and pumped lead to terminate the “scuffle”.

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4 – Pitbull ran into and crashed airplane of famous aviation pioneer

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Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6, 1911

A bull terrier ran into the propeller of famous aviation pioneer Harry N. Attwood’s airplane as he attempted to take off to complete the last leg of an aviation contest sponsored by the New York Times. Attwood’s damaged aircraft took off, then plummeted into the surf in front of a crowd of thousands.

New York Times, July 8, 1911

 

5 – Pitbull attacked the propeller of a Squadron’s aircraft

Fort Still, Okalahoma, February 15, 1919

Another Bulldog attacked the propeller of a Squadron’s aircraft that was preparing to move back to their home base. The aircraft movement was delayed until the aircraft was repaired. Pit bulls are banned even from Military bases, places that host some of the most “trained” but lethal attack dogs.

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6 – Pitbull latches on to a cast of rope of departing US Navy blimp

Naval Air Station Lakehurst, New Jersey, May 6, 1931;…. Canine Idiot- “Tige” the bulldog mascot, latched on to a cast of rope of departing US Navy blimp. Tige subsequently soared to 400 feet, then plummeted to his death in a forest. Perhaps this is why military airfields approach paths are routed away from neighborhoods……

The Calgary Daily Herald. May 6, 1931

 

7 – Dog fighters arrested getting off flight returning from dog fight

7. Stockton Airport, CA, November 27, 1990. 8 dog fighters were arrested getting off a chartered flight returning from a dog fight in Memphis. California and Tennessee have had nearly 50 pit bulldog bite related fatalities between them but dog fighters have nothing to do with it….

The Union Democrat November 27, 1990

 

8 – Pitbull chews through kennel, damage communications

American Airlines 757 flight July 22, 2002

A pit bull being trafficked from San Diego to New York chewed out of its cage in cargo hold of airliner, then attacked the aircraft communication components and chewed an 8 inch hole in the aircraft bulkhead.

Upon landing, investigation showed that the lower right side of the forward bulkhead panel mangled by the dog.

The dog also chewed up at least three cables/wires. These 3 cables belonged to the #2 VHF radio, ACARS and ADF systems of the aircraft. The captain stated that he lost some communication during flight.

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An estimate of at least 24 hours was made to repair the damage done by the dog. Yes, AA intends to revisit the way they tender shipments of “livestock” in the future.

The documented incident report dated july 2002 follows:

Aircraft Damage on F282/22Jul A/C 5EJ Forward Compartment

Inbound flight 282 from San Diego arrived at New York JFK at 2148 on gate 8. Ramp control was notified by the captain to be careful when opening the forward compartment door. (Below is Ramp CSM Harry Cadet’s statement).

At 2135 hours I received a call from Ramp Control advising me that the cockpit called about a noise heard in the forward compartment. I checked the offload of flight 282’s inbound and there was a dog and some mice on board. We started to open the cargo door of Aircraft 5EJ, when I noticed the curtain fastener was sticking out from the bottom of the door. I had Mr. Gittens turn on the lights and I peeped in the vent hole I saw a pit bull staring at me. The captain came down and I asked him if he could see if the passenger was on board. As I ran up to see if he was able to get the pax, he was escorting the passenger down the bridge. We repositioned the belt loader and Mr. Gittens, the passenger and myself went up to get the livestock. The passenger held the canine’s collar to calm him down as we proceed to open the cargo door fully. I then assisted the passenger to place the canine in the kennel. As I attempted to secure the kennel’s door I noticed that the bottom rod was bent and I was unable to get it to lock in. I then called CSM Dillahunt on the radio advising him that the livestock on flight 282 was loose and the kennel was damaged. In addition to that I was going to release the livestock to the passenger at the terminal since there was no way I could ensure that the livestock wasn’t going to get loose again. I escorted the passenger into the baggage claim area. Mr. Gittens rode with the dog to ensure that he wouldn’t break loose again. What was happening after we placed him back in the kennel and then into the cart, was the pitbull kept hitting his head against the door of the kennel trying to get out again. CSM Dillahunt advised me that he was going to fax a copy of the airway bill so that I could have the passenger sign for the shipment. I stayed with the passenger for about ten minutes in the terminal, and we checked the dog to make sure that there was no injury. I looked in his mouth and his gums were okay and there was no sign of any cut or bruises. Mr. Schwerdt came over to the inbound bag room and advised me that the dog had done some damage to the aircraft. I called Peter Hegmann to advise him that there was damage to an aircraft that was found on arrival. Peter and I walked over to gate 8 and when we walked up the belt loader and look in the F1 position of the aircraft, we were in shock. The pitbull had clawed through the avionics access panel and ripped approximately 5 coaxial cables in the aircraft. According to Mr. Schwerdt the captain stated that he lost some communication during flight. I never looked in the cargo compartment when we first got the livestock. My main concern was getting the livestock to his owner safely. I really feel that we must revisit the way we tender shipments of livestock in the future.

Harry Cadet
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I (George Pastrana CSM Cargo) went down to the Baggage claim area and had the passenger sign the Airwaybill. As I was returning to cargo, I received a radio call from Tony Dillahunt of possible aircraft damage on inbound flight 282 and I went to gate 8. I went up the belt loader into the forward compartment and saw the lower right side of the forward bulkhead panel mangled by the dog. The dog also chewed up at least three cables/wires. (See pictures). These 3 cables belonged to the #2 VHF radio, ACARS and ADF systems of the aircraft. There was also a PPS shipment of mice (awb 56219262) from World Courier located in the F1 compartment. The dog gnawed on the corners of the 2 containers but was unable to get at the mice. An AC-18 was filled out and was given to the driver.

Since the dog had damage the forward bulk compartment. I went back into the terminal to locate the passenger, the dog and the kennel to take pictures. The passenger had already left the area and the security guard said they had left right away. The kennel was not issued from AA. Harry Cadet said it was a green kennel, size 400 series and was made by Daski.

The maintenance GFO Bill Doyle gave an estimate of at least 24 hours to repair the damage done by the dog.

The case against pit bulls on a plane has been made.

Oh, it’s just a dog, a regular dog…

It seems a joke but it is definitely NOT a joke!

 

Sources:
http://americasdog.blogspot.com.br/2012/03/vintages-top-pit-bull-aviation-moments.html

http://cravendesires.blogspot.com.br/2009/10/pit-bulls-on-planes-part-2.html

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Dogs in the Bible

Dogs in the Bible – The Holy Bible

Dogs in the Bible

Dogs in the Bible

Dogs are mentioned several times in the Bible, notably pejoratively. Why? Because in the ancient world dogs were common, mostly as a pest that spread death and diseases, but that in a few occasions served as a purpose, like eating food scraps from the floor.

There were numerous troops of wild, stray dogs living off the city rubbish dumps. They became so fierce and disliked that cruel enemies were poetically called ‘dogs’. The dog was an unclean animal; it could not be eaten. Its name was used as a reproach.

Let’s learn more about them:

Wild dogs

In ancient times there were packs of wild dogs roaming the countryside and the city streets. Nobody owned them – they were scavengers, and probably still had a fair amount of wolf in their genetic make-up.

No doubt they were driven out beyond the city gates now and then, but returned. They mostly lived off the rubbish dumps outside the city walls, where they could find scraps of food.

Dogs became so fierce and savage that Israel’s enemies were poetically called ‘dogs’ as a term of abuse.

It was because of this type of dog that the Bible had such a low opinion of dogs in general.

Dogs in the Bible exhibited predatory behavior in their quest for survival, which included the eating of dead bodies (1 Kings 14:11; 16:4; 21:19, 23-24; 22:38; 2 Kings 9:10, 36; 1 Kings 21:23).

Hunting dogs

Hunting — meaning the Killing of other animals — was considered a suitable pastime for the nobility, trying to purport endurance and courage, so every ruler or governor of any importance kept a pack of hunting dogs. These dogs were much better treated than wild dogs, with regular food and exercise, and were specially bred to have:

  • muscled bodies and long legs for coursing and running at speed on open plains; at this stage game was still easy to find, but the trick was to catch it
  • powerful jaws strong enough to catch and hold prey
  • keen senses of hearing and smell.

House dogs

These were more like the domesticated dogs we see today – but they were probably not as well treated, nor as well-regarded.

Lazarus and the rich man: the dogs lick the sores of Lazarus

Lazarus and the rich man: the dogs lick the sores of Lazarus

‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores…’ Luke 16:19-21

‘But the Canaanite woman came and knelt before Jesus, saying “Lord held me”. He answered “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Matthew 15:25-27

It seems that dogs were allowed to come inside the house at times, and may even have been what we call today pets. The dog mentioned by the Canaanite woman (above) is inside, and allowed to come near enough to the eating area to pick up morsels of food from the floor or from the people around the table – much as a dog nowadays would do.

Caleb – From Celeb, Dog in Hebrew

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Dogs in the Bible were not well loved.

To be called a dog was to be associated with evil and low status. Therefore it is surprising that Caleb, one of the great Hebrew spies, means “dog” in Hebrew.

Pictured is a stone relief created in 1958 by sculptor Ferdinand Heseding. The relief, which appears on a fountain in Dusseldorf, Germany, depicts the Biblical spies Joshua and Caleb carrying a cluster of grapes back from the Promised Land (Numbers 13:1-33).

Bible Verses

The following verses express the lowly state of dogs. ie: they eat scraps and dead people, they drink water in a derogatory manner, they should be struck with sticks, they are insignificant animals, they are unclean like pigs, and they are used as examples to define lowly people.

Luke 16:19
“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

Exodus 22:31
“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

Exodus 11:7
But not a dog shall growl against any of the people of Israel, either man or beast, that you may know that the Lord makes a distinction between Egypt and Israel.

Judges 7:5
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.”

1 Samuel 17:43
He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”

1 Samuel 24:14
“Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?”

2 Samuel 3:8
Then Abner was very angry over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog‘s head of Judah? To this day I keep showing steadfast love to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers, and to his friends, and have not given you into the hand of David. And yet you charge me today with a fault concerning a woman.

2 Samuel 9:8
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

2 Samuel 16:9
Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over and take off his head.”

Jeremiah 7:26-28
Yet they did not listen to me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did worse than their fathers. “So you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. You shall call to them, but they will not answer you. And you shall say to them, ‘This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the Lord their God, and did not accept discipline; truth has perished; it is cut off from their lips.

1 Kings 14:11
Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The LORD has spoken!’

1 Kings 16:4
Anyone belonging to Baasha who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the field the birds of the heavens shall eat.”

Ecclesiastes 9:4
Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Isaiah 66:3
“But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig’s blood, and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;”

The following set of verses express the nature or attitude of dogs. ie: they drink blood, dwell in the company of prostitutes, *stay outdoors, vicious and snarling, foolish and will eat anything, and lazy.
1 Kings 21:19
Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”

1 Kings 21:23
And of Jezebel the Lord also said, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel within the walls of Jezreel.’

1 Kings 22:38
They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the LORD had declared.”

2 Kings 8:13
And Hazael said, “What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, “The Lord has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.”

Job 30:1
“But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.”

Psalm 59:6
“They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.”

Proverbs 26:11
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”

Isaiah 56:9
All you beasts of the field, come to devour— all you beasts in the forest. His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. But they are shepherds who have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each to his own gain, one and all. “Come,” they say, “let me get wine; let us fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow will be like this day, great beyond measure.”

Isaiah 56:10
“Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.”

As we venture in the New Testament verses, it is very important to realize that the New Testament writers did not regard dogs in any better sense than the writers of the Old Testament. (Pay especial attention to the symbolism used to describe the function of dogs.)

Dogs are once again compared to pigs, **are not to be given what is sacred, are to eat scraps, are symbols of violent killers, and are symbols of the worst evildoers.

Mark 7:24
And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And he entered a house and did not want anyone to know, yet he could not be hidden. But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter. And he said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Yes, Lord; yet even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

Matthew 7:6

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. **

Matthew 15:26
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

Matthew 15:27
She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

Philippians 3:1
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh. For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh

Philippians 3:2
“Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.”

Revelation 22:15
“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

What do all these several Bible verses mean?

1) Dogs are scavengers
2) Dogs are unclean animals (same as pigs)
3) Dogs are ill-mannered
4) Dogs should be struck with sticks
5) Dogs eat flesh and drink blood
6) Dogs dwell with prostitutes and unclean areas
7) Dogs are outdoor animals and not pets
8) Dogs are not to be given sacred things
9) Dogs are symbols of evildoers
10) Dogs represent: dark “magic”, sexual immorality, murderers, adulterers, and liars

In fact, all dog owners who claim to be serious Christians should rethink their position regarding dogs as pets.

How can any believer of the Bible claim that the Bible is the Word of God and then invite God’s most oft-repeated symbol of evil into their homes and hearts? Answer: either you are Not a believer or you Are a hypocrite.

What is more sacred than giving a dog your:

Home?
Money?
Time?
Love?

Owning a dog is a clear violation of Matthew 7:6:
Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

And let’s not forget that dogs do Not love their keepers. This only happens in Hollywood.

Thematic Bible

Too long of a list? Please find it all sumarised below:

Dogs » Described as » Carnivorous
Dogs » Illustrative » Of obstinate sinners
Dogs » Illustrative » (dead,) of the mean
Dogs » Described as » Fond of blood
Dogs » Nothing holy to be given to
Dogs » Illustrative » Of persecutors
Dogs » Described as » Unclean
Dogs » Price of, not to be consecrated
Dogs » Illustrative » Of false teachers
Dogs » Illustrative » Of fools
Dogs » Described as » Impatient of injury
Dogs » Infested cities by night
Dogs » When domesticated » Fed with the crumbs, &c
Dogs » Illustrative » (dumb,) of unfaithful ministers
Dogs » Illustrative » Of covetous ministers
Dogs » Illustrative » Of apostates
Dogs » Things torn by beasts given to
Dogs » Despised by the jews
Dogs » Described as » Dangerous and destructive
Dogs » Sacrificing of, an abomination
Dogs » Manner of, in drinking alluded to
Dogs » A term of reproach
Names » Of the wicked » Dogs
Wicked people » Compared with » Dogs
Wicked, the, are compared to » Dogs

Dogs are nice in the Bible, ahn?

Violence Against Dogs in the Bible

There is evidence in the Bible that physical violence toward dogs was considered acceptable (1 Samuel 17:43; Proverbs 26:17).

To compare a human to a dog or to call them a dog was to imply that they were of very low status (2 Kings 8:13; Exodus 22:31; Deuteronomy 23:18; 2 Samuel 3:8; Proverbs 26:11; Ecclesiastes 9:4; 2 Samuel 9:8; 1 Samuel 24:14).

In the New Testament, calling a human a dog meant that the person was considered evil (Philemon 3:2; Revelation 22:15).

Killing Dogs in the Bible

Does the Bible say anything about killing dogs? Yes, it does:

  1. The Bible says that animals can be possessed by demons.  Chewing a bible for example seems as good an indicator as any.
  2. The Bible prescribes capital punishment for over thirty-six kinds of evildoers.  (Please check the list and find out for yourself if you — or your dog — would qualify.)  Bible chewing appears well within the range of capital offenses.
  3. Animals are not exempt from capital punishment.  When a man or woman has sex with a goat for example, the goat must be put to death. Same as to dogs as nowadays many are coming to practice this, sex with dogs, such is the lunacy of dog lovers.
  4. Fiery torture is the ultimate punishment for unrepentant sinners in hell.  There is no indication from media reports that the pit bull in question was repentant. Furthermore, it probably didn’t take the dog more than ten or fifteen minutes to burn, a light punishment by comparison.
  5. Death by burning here on earth is also sanctioned by God in the Bible.  God both models it and commands it.  Biblical death by burning is not only not cruel—it is not unusual.

Please remember that to many Americans, biblical words are God’s words, set in stone.

Conclusion

1) There is No reasoned basis for owning a dog, according to the Bible.
2) Owning a dog as a pet is hypocrisy and a sign of disbelief.
3) Owning a dog for other reasons is still dangerous.

No-Dogs-Allowed

With all that, you, a firm Bible believer, will still keep a dog?

Simple.

Sources:

http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/dog.html

https://www.openbible.info/topics/dogs

http://www.womeninthebible.net/dogs.htm

http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Dogs

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/hebrew-bible/dogs-in-the-bible/

http://valerietarico.com/2011/01/26/woman%E2%80%99s-hanging-and-burning-of-dog-biblical/

Dogs in Religion

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Diseases Transmitted By Dogs – Plague

The BLACK-DEATH Plague Is Now Back in the USA – Through… Dogs!

plague dogs epidemic

Just when we thought the menace of dog genetics was enough of a plague, we learn that the BUBONIC PLAGUE  has returned to the U.S.A, the first case of a canine transporting infected fleas to humans in 90 years.

To add insult to injury, guess what kind of dog transmitted the disease? Yes, you’re right: Pitbulls!

An outbreak of plague that affected four people and a dog in Colorado might be the first instance of person-to-person transmission of plague in the United States in 90 years, officials said.

“We know that he got it from the dog”
Janine Runfola – Tri-County’s Health Department

It started with a sick pit bull, its owner, two veterinarian technicians, and a close personal contact among them, who all ended up infected. The dog died but all four people were treated with antibiotics and are okay.

Plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, in three forms:

  • Bubonic
  • Septicemic
  • Pneumonic

While the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes plague is usually passed along in flea bites, the pneumonic form that infects the lungs can be transmitted by little droplets in a cough or through other close contact.

“Although human plague is rare in North America, it remains a public health concern in the western United States where Y. pestis circulates among wild rodent populations”
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Although human plague is rare in North America, it remains a public health concern in the western United States where Y. pestis circulates among wild rodent populations,” the researchers wrote in a report circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The dog got sick last summer, and was euthanized at a veterinary office after it coughed up blood and became very weak. No one suspected plague until its owner got sick too. He was initially diagnosed with another bacterial infection, but later tests showed he was infected by Yersinia pestis — the same bacteria that wiped out 25 million people in the year 541 and tens of millions more throughout the Middle Ages.

It’s still seen from time to time around the world and in Western states — about eight human cases a year, on average. “Plague is virtually always confined in this day and age to rural regions in the West,” Dr. John Douglas, director of Colorado’s Tri-County Health Department, told NBC News. “That is because the vector of plague is typically the prairie dog although there are other rodents that can transmit as well.”

The last documented case of human-to-human transmission of plague in the U.S. was during an outbreak in Los Angeles in 1924.

plague world epidemic

When the Colorado health officials got the report of plague, they started investigating. The first human patient was very ill, in the hospital and intubated, so he couldn’t talk. But officials learned the dog had been sick as well. They tested tissue samples at the vet’s and found plague.

“We know that he got it from the dog,” Tri-County’s Janine Runfola said. “He was coughing up blood. That is likely when some of the cases got infected, including the index patient.”  When patients with pneumonic plague cough, particles of infected blood and mucus spread and other people and animals nearby can breathe them in and become infected.

It’s the most dangerous form of plague because it can spread this way, and it’s the only way plague is transmitted from human to human.

Separately, two veterinary technicians who treated the dog got respiratory infections.  They treated themselves with antibiotics. After the dog owner was diagnosed with plague, they were checked and put on extra intravenous antibiotics to be certain they were cured of the infection.

But the two technicians never became seriously ill — something else that’s new and good to know, said Douglas. Doctors usually assumed that pneumonic plague patients become very seriously ill. That could suggest that sometimes people get infected and don’t know it, Douglas said.

But the most troubling case is the fourth one, a close female contact of the dog owner. Health officials are trying hard not to identify any of the people involved to protect their privacy.

“She also had contact with the dog and also had more intensive contact with the patient when he got sick,” Douglas said. Both the man and the dog were coughing up blood, so either could have infected her. But the timeline makes it look more likely that the man infected her. “There’s no way to be sure that she also didn’t get it from the dog,” Douglas notes.

“Don’t let your dog run around where the prairie dogs are.”

Either way, the case is unusual and serves as a warning to doctors and vets alike to be on the lookout for plague when animals or people have unusual respiratory symptoms and have been in possible contact with rodents such as prairie dogs or squirrels.
In 2012, a 7-year-old Denver girl caught bubonic plague from a dead squirrel.

The good news is that all forms of plague can be treated with antibiotics. But it must be diagnosed properly.

“If you live in the West and you live in places where there are rodents or you are hiking… you need to be generally aware,” Douglas said. Pets should get flea treatments and be kept away from wild animals.

“Don’t let your dog run around where the prairie dogs are. Wear insect repellant and socks,” he advised. Mr. Douglas was probably not referreing to wear insect repellant and socks when getting close to dogs but there is an implied message here.

And of course, if you are nutty enough to own a pit bull, wear Kevlar and keep the break stick handy. Flea bites are bad, but so are pit bull bites. Some times fatal.

Four 4 people dead due to Plague – Very concerning
Thirty 30 people dead due to Dogs – Not concerning
Four and a half million 4,500,000 people bitten by dogs – Forget it.

CDC

The CDC is very concerned about this outbreak which has thus far caused the death of four people. The 30 or so deaths caused by pit bulls, not so much. In fact, they don’t track the breeds that cause canine related fatalities any longer, and they claim there is no such thing as a pit bull.

Also alarming and detrimental to public health and safety is that the CDC does Not collect statistics on the number of people attacked or bitten by dogs who required medical attention in a hospital Emergency Room ER. Last figures show that 900,000 required medical attention due to biting dogs. An unknown number of them even DIED. Just because of “simple” dog bites.

This report can tell you a bit better about this dog epidemic:

Dog Bites by the Numbers

Sources:

Time Report
Washington Post
NPR
ABC News
NBC News
TFCP
CDC

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Dogs in Religion – The Church of Antimuttology

The only good dog is a dead one – The saying says

Dogs by their very nature are evil, angry, killers. They always have been and always will be. Even with the best of human intentions, dogs cannot be controlled and they are unpredictable and violent by their very design. The solution? Not having dogs around humans.

The only good dog is a dead one?
Why hasn’t humanity learned this lesson already?

It’s likely because humans are quick to forget and doomed to repeat history. In the study of theology, it’s known that dogs are the most evil of creations. Don’t just assume that everything you read on the internet is true. Let’s examine what major world religions say about the dog and whether or not they should be taken as pets.

The Holy Bible

The following verses express the lowly state of dogs. ie: they eat scraps and dead people, they drink water in a derogatory manner, they should be struck with sticks, they are insignificant animals, they are unclean like pigs, and they are used as examples to define lowly people.

Exodus 22:31
“You are to be my holy people. So do not eat the meat of an animal torn by wild beasts; throw it to the dogs.

Judges 7:5
So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.”

1 Samuel 17:43
He said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.”

1 Samuel 24:14
“Against whom has the king of Israel come out? Who are you pursuing? A dead dog? A flea?”

2 Samuel 9:8
Mephibosheth bowed down and said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

1 Kings 14:11
Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country. The LORD has spoken!’

Ecclesiastes 9:4
Anyone who is among the living has hope —even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!

Isaiah 66:3
“But whoever sacrifices a bull is like one who kills a person, and whoever offers a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck; whoever makes a grain offering is like one who presents pig’s blood, and whoever burns memorial incense is like one who worships an idol. They have chosen their own ways, and they delight in their abominations;”

The following set of verses express the nature or attitude of dogs. ie: they drink blood, dwell in the company of prostitutes, *stay outdoors, vicious and snarling, foolish and will eat anything, and lazy.
1 Kings 21:19
Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”

1 Kings 22:38
They washed the chariot at a pool in Samaria (where the prostitutes bathed), and the dogs licked up his blood, as the word of the LORD had declared.”

Job 30:1
“But now they mock me, men younger than I, whose fathers I would have disdained to put with my sheep dogs.”

Psalm 59:6
“They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.”

Proverbs 26:11
“As a dog returns to its vomit, so fools repeat their folly.”

Isaiah 56:10
“Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.”

As we venture in the New Testament verses, it is very important to realize that the New Testament writers did not regard dogs in any better sense than the writers of the Old Testament.
(Pay especial attention to the symbolism used to describe the function of dogs.)

Dogs are once again compared to pigs, **are not to be given what is sacred, are to eat scraps, are symbols of violent killers, and are symbols of the worst evildoers.

Matthew 7:6

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. **

Matthew 15:26
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

Philippians 3:2
“Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.”

Revelation 22:15
“Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

What do all these 18 Bible verses mean?

1) Dogs are scavengers
2) Dogs are unclean animals (same as pigs)
3) Dogs are ill mannered
4) Dogs should be struck with sticks
5) Dogs eat flesh and drink blood
6) Dogs dwell with prostitutes and unclean areas
7) Dogs are outdoor animals and not pets
8) Dogs are not to be given sacred things
9) Dogs are symbols of evildoers
10) Dogs represent: dark “magic”, sexual immorality, murderers, adulterers, and liars

Snoop Doggy Dog should seriously consider a new name.

In fact, all dog owners who claim to be serious Christians or Jews should rethink their position regarding dogs as pets. And we are not even going to talk about dogs among Muslims.

How can any believer of the Bible claim that the Bible is the Word of God and then invite God’s most oft-repeated symbol of evil into their homes and hearts?

What is more sacred than giving a dog your:

Home?
Money?
Time?
Love?

Owning a dog is a clear violation of Matthew 7:6:
Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

And let’s not forget that dogs do Not love their keepers. This only happens in Hollywood.

Conclusion

1) There is No reasoned basis for owning a dog, according to the Bible.
2) Owning a dog as a pet is hypocrisy and a sign of disbelief.
3) Owning a dog for other reasons is still dangerous.
4) Kill The Dogs!?

Kill the dogs? Well, not necessarily.

If their keepers were responsible persons and didn’t try to impose their inconsiderate behaviour upon normal people who do not want to live a dirty and dangerous life then, no, dogs would not needed to be killed by the humans being constantly victimized by those vicious animals, real victims that at some point have no other recourses.

Responsible dog keepers, no dogs killed.

Simple.

Why this article – Church of Antimuttology?

As usual, dog nutters try to shame non-dog people by calling them crackpots, weirdos and such. That’s exactly what happened at http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/community.read?post=660096-church-of-antimuttology (warning: you need good stomach to read it).

They do not “tolerate” “information on how to get action against owners that harbour dangerous dogs. He also has links to videos showing dogs being shot by law enforcement, and news articles about dog attacks.” Wow, what an heresy!

That group was the probable KILLERS of the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kill-The-Dogs/381769521896883?ref=stream&sk=info

So, we can say that those ‘rabid dogs’ were the ones that MURDERED the Church of Antimuttology.

I revived it here, at least their memories.

Message to ODORs, Doggists and All Dog Apologists

Don’t mess with us.

Sources:

This article was adapted from the one written by Rev. KT Humphrey Fipper on http://killthedogs.blogspot.com.br/2012/08/dogs-in-religion.html All credits must be given to him.

The Bible Gateway – http://www.biblegateway.com/

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How to Get Dogs Naturally Exterminated in the Wild

Presenting The Dog Catcher Supreme Predator Call!

dog catcherWild ideas while dreaming…

You decide to go out for a long weekend in the wild to get some fresh air, peace of mind, and quiet. You dream of listening the song of birds and the wind blowing in the trees, the leaves falling. You travel anxiously to get there.

However, that is not what you find in your destination. The first thing you find are… dogs everywhere! Barking out loud! Disturbing wildlife! Off leash nonetheless.

Aren’t you sick and tired of finding free roaming dogs when you are right there in the wilderness? In Nature Reserves? National Parks? The countryside? In the middle of nowhere?

I am.

Well, so let’s think for a second; what do we usually encounter out there in the forests (apart from loose dogs)? Predators.

Yes, predators! Those wild animals that kill other animals, specially stupid animals that think they are brave, smart, the king of the hill.

Wouldn’t it be so “sad” if one – just one – of those predators “naturally” attacked and killed those free-roamers in areas where they should not be and most of the times are PROHIBITED to be?

How sad!

While Googling for ‘dog catchers’ I found this one just by chance: “Primos Dog Catcher Electronic Predator Call” on www.amazon.com/Primos-Catcher-Electronic-Predator-Call/dp/B00I6P8AN0

That’s their real name: Primos Dog Catcher.

Dog Catcher Electronic Predator Call What it does? The article says:

“This compact and simple to use electronic predator caller is designed to make your hunt easy and effective. The Dogg Catcher is packed full of features including the 150 yard remote and the ability to play two sounds at once, all at a super affordable price. Utilizing 12 different proven Randy Anderson sounds, the Dogg Catcher can call in some of the wiliest predators out there including bobcats, fox and coyotes. Whether you’re a seasoned caller or a beginning hunter, the Dogg Catcher is an excellent addition to your bag of tricks this fall. “

Our bags of tricks, indeed! All for ~US$70, shipping included!

Hurray!!! Dogs exterminated, “naturally”!

You had nothing to do with that, of course not, the predators just did what they do… (isn’t that what doggists always say, that it’s not their fault, ever?)

Just don’t forget to carry your .45 with you!

Ah, and for a total of ~US$100, you also get the Wildlife Research 526 Coyote Juice Calling Scent (8-Fluid Ounce) — Please, while jogging or riding your bike, do not let it spill in the trails where dogs need to roam freely, please!

Doggists, don’t you like it?

No problem, there are many other models… kkkkkkkkkkkkk

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Dogs DON’T Love Their Dog Owners – New Research

News! Your dog does NOT love you, dog lovers!

Dogs DON'T LoveDogs don’t love their keepers even when one comes to sacrifice his life.

In 2009 a woman jumped into the freezing 40-degree waters of Lake Michigan to save a dog. Paramedics said the woman was less than five minutes from death when they plucked her and the 2-year-old mutt to safety.

Note to icy-water jumping woman: Your dog still doesn’t love you!

It was a foolhardy risk. Life threatening for herself. Dangerous for the rescuers. Expensive, for taxpayers. All because of a dawg.

And the dog still doesn’t love her!

But in fact, said author Jon Katz, who has written extensively on the bond between humans and dogs, what dogs and other pets offer is neither unconditional nor love.

“Dogs develop very strong, instinctive attachments
to the people who feed and care for them”
Jon Katz

“Dogs develop very strong, instinctive attachments to the people who feed and care for them,” said Katz, speaking from his farm in upstate New York. “Over 15,000 years of domestication, they’ve learned to trick us into thinking that they love us. “

What about the nuzzling? The big, adoring eyes? The wagging glee with which they greet their keepers?

They’re all part of what Katz refers to as the “opportunistic, manipulative behavior” that’s second nature to dogs.

Not to say that they’re canine con artists.

“It’s just how their instincts have evolved,” Katz said. Dogs aren’t deceptive any more than they’re sentimental, loyal, nostalgic, witty or bitter.

“They don’t have a narrative mind or the language to have those sorts of human qualities,” said Katz. Imagining otherwise is part of what he calls the “Disney Dog” idea so many of us buy into.

“They’ll respond to anyone who gives them food and attention.”

Their attachment is, in fact, “extremely conditional,” Katz said. “They’ll respond to anyone who gives them food and attention. I have a wonderful Labrador retriever who’s very happy here. But if you had hamburger meat on you, she’d gladly go to Chicago with you and never look back.”

“Dogs don’t ‘miss’ you when you go away,” said Katz, whose conclusions are supported by university studies of animal behavior. “They might get anxious and confused, but don’t mistake that for loneliness or mourning. As soon as they find someone else to take care of them, they forget you pretty quickly.”

“As soon as they find someone else to take care of them,
they forget you pretty quickly.”

He added, “I don’t mean to imply that dogs aren’t great. I love my dogs. But I don’t need to pretend that they’re like people. That doesn’t do them any good. Dogs are happiest when you treat and train them as dogs, not children.”

But meanwhile, Jon Katz, moment of truth: Despite your unrequited love, would you leap into an icy Lake Michigan after one of your dogs?

“It’s hard to say,” he allowed. “I’d like to think I wouldn’t; that I’d realize that human life is far more valuable. But watching my dog drown would be very tough.”

How do dogs really feel about us after all?

That’s the challenging question taken up by a Scandinavian research team for a new study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, under the title “I like my dog, does my dog like me?”

Their conclusions may not be quite what dog lovers were hoping to hear. “There was no evidence to support the view that because a person has a strong emotional bond to their dog, their dog is similarly attached to them,” wrote Therese Rehn and her co-authors.

Dogs DON’T Love.

What’s interesting about the study is that it bothers to consider the dog’s point of view in the first place. Most previous studies have looked exclusively at the human side of the relationship (and doesn’t that just about say everything?). Some studies have focused on how peoples’ personalities and patterns of forming attachments correlate with the way they bond with their dog. Others have relied on questionnaires, which puts the dog’s opinion at something of a disadvantage.

Rehn began with a questionnaire (for the owners, to be clear) asking, “How often do you hug your dog?” and whether they agree or disagree with propositions like ”I wish my dog and I never had to be apart” or “My dog costs too much money.”

Then, to get the dogs’ side of the story, the researchers employed Ainsworth’s Strange Situation Procedure, originally developed to measure the degree of attachment between human toddlers and their parents. The test procedures generally involved putting a dog alone in an unfamiliar room, then reuniting him with his owner, or introducing him to a stranger, and seeing how these different situations changed the dog’s behavior.

It turned out that, when the human test subjects had indicated that they spent a lot of time playing and otherwise interacting with their dogs, the dogs made a bigger deal of the reunion. But that “may be merely a reflection of a more owner-dependent dog who is not as used to being left alone,” the researchers concluded.  They also looked at whether dogs played independently more when in the presence of their owner, rather than a stranger’s, meaning the owner served as a secure base for exploration. But those same “owner-dependent” dogs actually stuck close to their owners, leading the researchers to detect a resemblance to “the ‘clinging’ behavior of children with an insecure ambivalent attachment style.”

So everything a dog lovers thought was good about their relationship with a dog seems a little sketchy to these researchers.

This is a conclusion few dog owners will want to accept.

But for the skeptics among you, it may be comforting to know this study, like all studies, has limits: It reported on just 20 dog-human pairs (larger studies are in the works). Sixteen of the owners were women, who may tend to differ from men in how they relate to dogs.

Rehn also pointed out that an insecure attachment style isn’t necessarily a bad thing, even in humans. “It would maximize survival chances, because you would get the most out of your parents,” she said. A dog’s feelings are shaped by what it has experienced with its owner, and insecurity may be a natural response to smothering love. Farmers who use their dogs for herding, Rehn suggested, probably encourage a more independent relationship, because they need their dogs to work at a distance.

So have a little respect for your dog. Ease off on the cuddling and the baby talk, ramp up the challenges and the problem solving. Remind yourself that there are two very different individuals in this relationship, neither completely transparent to the other. “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend,” Groucho Marx once wrote. And then he added, with more wisdom than he probably intended “Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

Proof that dogs are loyal to ANYTHING that feeds them

dogs do not love

A new study in Animal Cognition found that dogs interacted with robots similar to how they would with humans if those robots seemed ‘social’.

The researchers conducted their experiment by having a robot point out hidden food to a dog and measuring their reactions to the robots directions.

As described in the study, the robot looked like a ‘piece of gym equipment with a white gloved hand attached to it’.

In one instance, the robot would act ‘asocially’ by beeping to communicate with the dog.

But the dogs were better able to find the hidden food when the robot had a human face on it’s monitor, and acted ‘socially’.

During the experiment with the social robot, the dog’s owner would enter the room and shake the robot’s hand and talk to it.

Then the robot would speak the dog’s name with it’s pre-programmed human voice and point out where the food was.

Researchers found that in addition to being better able to find the hidden food, the dogs treated the social robots just like they were a strange human.

They sniffed it’s gloved hands and spent more time ‘gazing’ at it’s monitor face.

Enough said.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.
Inside of a dog, it’s too hard to read.”

Groucho Marx

Sources:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159113002426

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24096703

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-013-0670-7

http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/01/does-your-dog-really-like-you

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420793/Dogs-loyal-ANYTHING-feeds-Scientists-bond-robots.html

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-05-06/news/0905050489_1_moxie-dog-leash

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2009-05-07/news/0905060871_1_jon-katz-dogs-moxie

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