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Dale

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Mutts

In the olden days when friendly dogs walked free, so many of them made their own friendships with other dogs and people around the neighborhood. We kept so many children and cats around our house that we let dogs “owned” by other folk satisfy our appetite for canine company. Some of them became memorable and amusing friends.

 Tidiness and security concerns has now brought on the legislation of the leash. A dog’s life has become a virtual dog’s life! They know only of the cage, the leash, and distant howls from unseen fellow members of their species. At about the same time, video games have put children into a similar solitary confinement. Now, they grow to adulthood with never a greeting to a next-door neighbor. Hide-and-seek and tag are unknown to them. Pedestrian traffic has become predominately that of leashed mutts under escort from homes far down the block, to other people’s lawns up this way.

 The old society of neighbors has vanished, replaced by a community of dog-walkers who tarry wherever and whenever they meet each other in passing to and from their targeted objectives of desecration. As those specialized associations have bonded, it has become more and more counterproductive for any homeowner to confess objection to unwelcome presentations of canine sewage. Those dog “walkers” who actually utilize the baggies they carry, would deposit rather that withdraw their stinky burdens where they find no welcome. 

Reform by control-freaks and redesigned childhood leisure has changed the face of the Earth.



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Our freedom of the pursuit of happiness cannot impose on that of our neighbors. Part of the problem, I think is that too many breed dogs for fighting. Crime has escalated and people want their dog to be mean and vicious enough to protect.

We have a couple Malamute-labrador mix pups. They're friendly dopgs that acquird the ability to spell some words. We worked at adding to it. If you want to stay vertical, one doesn't want to utter b-y-e b-y-e

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I remember that time too Dale.  There is a good book I read a few years ago, can't remember the name offhand, but it's about this fellow who lived in a small town where the animals could still roam free.  He wanted to know what the dog did all day so he hooked up a camera to it's collar.   The dog had many stops and visited many people every day.  He had a regular route...he was very social.  He believed dogs that can do this lived longer and healthier lives. 

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I remember that time too Dale.  There is a good book I read a few years ago, can't remember the name offhand, but it's about this fellow who lived in a small town where the animals could still roam free.  He wanted to know what the dog did all day so he hooked up a camera to it's collar.   The dog had many stops and visited many people every day.  He had a regular route...he was very social.  He believed dogs that can do this lived longer and healthier lives. 


Back in WWII, we had a gentle St. Bernard. He was the closest I had to a brother. We lacked a camera for him, but my dad new lots of people around our city of some 25,000; hence we gathered many reports upon his travels. He made a regular stop at a dairy that usually had a pail of milk for him, and he got goodies from all over the town. He knew the sound of our '37 Chrystler's horn: bounding up for a ride in response to a honk. He came home with a full garbage-pail one day. Finally though, a locomotive forgot to stop where he napped on the rail-road tracks. Today, how can anyone imprison such animals? 


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I agree Dale. I feel so sad for dogs chained to a doghouse or even birds in a cage. How does that bird feel when it can see other birds flying free I wonder. I'm sure this causes severe cases of depression, abnormal behaviour and physiological distress. It's a breach of their natural rights to have them restricted like that. It's like they are in prison. I love animals and want to see them happy and free in their own environment. Animals should be respected and if we can’t avoid fencing them in then they should be given a lot more space.

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Y'know, Sallynan, I think of that issue too at times, then I wonder what the bird thinks when he watches the other flying birds get sucked into a jet engine or run over into a pancake on the road.

 

 

BTW... I cleaned up the thread with the unregistered user post deleted and the IP banned. We are to have just one account and unregistered guests aren't supposed to be able to post. I'm glad you did that, though, because it shows me that I need to change some settings.


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