Friday, June 17, 2016

Pets are good

Cats are queer creatures. They at times seem to be very smart and manipulative. At least the three we saw to their grave were. There are many negative adjectives applied to cats, yet, I quite like them.

Birds are just a bit dumb. unless they are parrots, where they are a bit smart.

Dogs are without artifice. What you see is what you get. They have such an exuberant joy for life. In a park I walk through often enough, at times there is an informal large gathering of dogs and owners, with the dogs off leash and to watching them run and chase each other fills me with pleasure.

This clip is not hilarious, as suggested but just a three second glimpse of dog fun.

 

35 comments:

  1. Definitely good.
    We had dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, fish, turtles and more when I was growing up.
    These days it is cats. And a very moot point whether we have cats or they have us...

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    1. EC, you do feel rather owned by cats at times.

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  2. Andrew I love pets. My daughter ha a dog but having a dog i a big city as our sometimes is the serious problem ..

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    1. Gosia, you do have to be a very responsible dog owner in the city.

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  3. I love cats, cats love me... sadly, we are allergy-crossed lovers. Miss the pooches terribly and worry about them. Right now I must be satisfied with myriad 'Georges' (lizards) and a rather large frog which likes to splay across the back door window after a dark; always a thrill when one turns on the outdoor light to check for snakes before going to the other building, lol.

    Loved the video, thank you for that!

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    1. Cranky, the frog sounds interesting. Check for snakes......Oh dear.

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  4. Dogs are for the young and love life but they do need lots of exercise.
    Cats are the most relaxed creatures in the world and one sitting on your lap purring will slow your heartbeat so they are good for older people.
    But birds can fly and as long as you don't keep them in cages and feed them they will always be around my Pidge lives under my roof and spends half the day chasing all the doves away from his food, the only one I couldn't keep was Derrick and he was in a cage.
    Merle.......

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    1. Merle, yes I was a bit unfair on birds. We had a few of those too.

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  5. Crikey Andrew ..... I visited Melbourne once with Mum and Dad. I went to one of those dog parks. I had the best time, ever?? Melbourne is a nice city and VERY dog friendly. You could get a whippet Andrew. We sleep 20 hours a day as long as we get a good run once a day. High rise would suit us just fine. I might see you at the dog park one day.

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    1. Oh I forgot. Mum saw that clip the other day. She loved it. Such joy!!

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    2. Charlie, I like the idea of having a whippet, but then naturally you are biased.

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  6. Agreed... dogs are without artifice. They can be loyal, clever, lazy, protective of the children or piggish eaters. But what you see is definitely what you get!

    Labradors are _really_ clever. My labrador got lost one day (my fault totally) and eventually found his way back to my favourite coffee shop. He sat outside in his normal spot until the shop owner rang me and told me where the labrador was waiting for me to pick him up. In the meantime, other coffee shop customers gave him food and drink, so that his doggy heart wouldn't grieve.

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    1. Hels, I find labs too rambunctious but they are brilliant dogs, especially for young families. Tradie Brother now has his third lab.

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  7. I'm very sad that video is only 4 seconds long. I could sit and watch dogs at the water's edge all day!
    You're so right about dogs, what you see is what you get. I had that printed on a t-shirt once -WYSIWYG- and got lots of curious looks and "what does it mean?"
    If I had room and more cash, I'd have a dog, but it would have to be a small one now, My shoulders couldn't take the weight of a large dog on a leash.

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    1. River, yes, I wish the clip was longer. Dogs do cost money, no doubt about that, especially if something goes wrong.

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  8. I have never had a dog Andrew - cats a plenty but never a dog. Will admit they can be appealing but they are also (as far as I'm concerned) high maintenance. Has to be Feline Fun for me :)

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    1. Never Cathy? Not one for the children when they were growing up? Yes they are high maintenance.

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    2. Never Andrew. Too time consuming, training walking cleaning up after. The boys never asked about one and the girls wanted (like their Mum) cats. And if the truth be told (I'm a bit feared of them) yes even as an adult I move aay if one comes near me.

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    3. Interesting Cathy. For all of my childhood and until I was about 45, there were dogs. They were just part of life. I have a scar on my left finger where I was bitten by wild dog who thought I was going to take his food.

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    4. But my childhood was mostly on a farm.

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  9. That is an awesome clip - the dog skipping over the waves sure did make me smile.
    Like cats, have had about 3 over the years and same with dogs - pet free now..

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    1. Margaret, being pet free does give us a lot of freedom.

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  10. Agreed! They are good Andrew. I love dogs AND cats but over the years and even right now :) I'm surrounded by cats!

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    1. Grace, I can tell you taking photos while walking with a dog on a leash is tricky.

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    2. I'll take your word for it Andrew :)

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  11. Lovely post
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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  12. Made me laugh, and reminded me of one of our Labs when she saw the sea !

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    1. Coppa's girl, some dogs are so timid with water, but not it seems labs.

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  13. Cats are OK in Disney cartoons. That's it.

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    1. What about dogs then, Victor?

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  14. Dogs are tops cats are the pits. The stories I heard about feral cats in the outback would bring you to tears. Admittedly the biggest problem with cats is irresponsible cat owners.

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    1. Diane, wild dogs, and their mating with dingoes have produced shocking animals. While you are correct about cats, they should be contained at all times, dogs are not better if let go wild. The difference is I suppose is that dogs lose the hunger to kill prey if well fed.

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  15. We have two Cats both decommissioned acording to law and very docile and always hungry.

    BTW Emily is back, and the final episode coming next week.

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    1. Vest, I have read it already. What can say but it was good, and slightly erotic. I look forward to #3.

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