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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #1

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The dog


How long have we had the humble dog at our side, how much has the dog helped us progress through the ages, and i wonder how we managed to tame this big wolf in the 1st place? we owe alot to our faithful hound i think

Wild Dog crawled into the Cave and laid his head on the Woman's lap, and said, "O my Friend and Wife of my Friend, I will help your Man to hunt through the day, and at night I will guard your Cave."--Rudyard Kipling

and no i dont own a dog as i live in a flat and there is a 'no dogs' policy :s


ps: please no dog on the menu, i know some countrys eat dogs lets leave that out thx
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Old April 18th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #2

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Agreed,the dog really is 'mans best friend' and the majority are just devoted and loving.

A beautiful animal with a beautiful,loyal persona.
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I thought this was a thread about Jordan there for a minute.
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If I recall correctly, dogs have been domesticated for at least 10,000 years or more according to studies. My memory is vague but I am sure early humans (early compared to now anyway) hunted with wolves and the earlier proto-dogs that had descended from wolves. Some breeds today have a close connection to the wolf. Dogs helped man hunt for food in packs, you only need to read about wolves to see how intelligent they are as creatures and to understand how these animals became so favoured by humans.
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There are a number of similarities between humans and wolfes. We're both pack animals, we pick leaders and maintain a social hierarchy, we work together for the good of the young, etc. I think it was inevitable that humans and wolves would find themselves drawn to one another, early man had to see the similarities and benefits...much the same as ravens and wolfes work together...the relationship helped both of us to thrive.
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Here's a joke about dogs vs cats

A dog thinks, there are people who feed me, pet me, play with me, and take care of me. They must be gods.

A cat thinks, there are people who feed me, pet me, play with me, and take care of me. I must be god.

And this is actually true.
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There are a number of similarities between humans and wolfes. We're both pack animals, we pick leaders and maintain a social hierarchy, we work together for the good of the young, etc. I think it was inevitable that humans and wolves would find themselves drawn to one another, early man had to see the similarities and benefits...much the same as ravens and wolfes work together...the relationship helped both of us to thrive.
And if the male of the species could lick its own testicles, it probably would...

Sorry, I'll be serious now.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #8

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And if the male of the species could lick its own testicles, it probably would...
And i bet you have tried in your youth eh ?
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There are a number of similarities between humans and wolfes. We're both pack animals, we pick leaders and maintain a social hierarchy, we work together for the good of the young, etc. I think it was inevitable that humans and wolves would find themselves drawn to one another, early man had to see the similarities and benefits...much the same as ravens and wolfes work together...the relationship helped both of us to thrive.
True, it is said that wolves and dogs may have helped in our survival as a species, not sure how much fact there is in this, but I can absolutely understand the great relationship we have with dogs. I adore wolves and dogs that are akin to the wolf.

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Here's a joke about dogs vs cats

A dog thinks, there are people who feed me, pet me, play with me, and take care of me. They must be gods.

A cat thinks, there are people who feed me, pet me, play with me, and take care of me. I must be god.

And this is actually true.
That is funny, I have heard this before.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #10
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Sorry, I'll be serious now.
In this particular thread, I'd expect with keen interest more humour instead of your serious side... What about a Korean intervention of, say, rescuers or soldiers?

As to the OP, Halomanuk said it all for me. I only have one thing to add about man's best and most beautiful friend: the only disadvantage of dogs is that they grow old too soon...
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