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  •  I was afraid that's what the dogs were used for. (0+ / 0-)

    Especially when you said they were trained to subdue their quarry aggressively.  I was certain reading it that the dogs were being trained to run down humans, and that was why you noted that they were loyal to you when they licked you instead.  

    Yes I'm certain she could eventually find me.  Perhaps we will make it a game.  :)

    •  Bluedust, thank you (1+ / 0-)
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      for staying with me on this diary. As you must know from me, I do not pretend to be an expert on dogs.

      Since you show so much interest in your mutt, I can continue to believe that those of us who own or have owned dogs, are themselves trained by the dogs to treat them as family.

      I think that my inclination to this statement is shared by many diaries and other writings I have seen on this subject. Just ask any true dog lover. The person will tell you that their dog is a  part of their family...a family member.

      Dogs train us to be that. Does this makes sense to you?

      Blue understood that I was part of her life and she had to depend on me for survival. Oh, I don`t know, maybe she saw me as a brother...who knows?

      Perhaps an expert who accidentally reads this may know and make a comment.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:15:30 AM PST

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      •  I think it goes deeper than that Viejo. (2+ / 0-)
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        bluedust, melo

        A true dog lover fully appreciates the pure unconditional love of a dog. So much so, that it often opens up the same instinct in the owner. And that, compa, is the essence of being a man, imho.

        "Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates.” Simone Weil

        by chuco35 on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 08:50:50 AM PST

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          I think that's it exactly.  Truth.

          •  Of course I agree (1+ / 0-)
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            With Chuco. Bluedust you too have a good understanding of
            what a dog lover is and should understand.

            I cannot be more in agreement with what a true dog lover really is, or should be.

            Old men tell same old stories

            by Ole Texan on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 09:58:39 AM PST

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