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Dogs’ Love of Man Is Real
National Review Online, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:MissMolly, 9/22/2017 5:03:23 AM

One of my favorite kinds of news stories is the report of a new scientific study that verifies the obvious. You’ve seen them. New research finds that heterosexual men are attracted to very attractive women. Evidence collected by wildlife researchers has confirmed that bears really do use the woods as toilets. But some research that corroborates the obvious is exciting because some people refuse to accept the obvious. Which brings me to the work of Dr. Gregory Berns, a neuroscientist at Emory University and the author of What It’s Like to Be a Dog. Berns has, from what I can

We dog lovers knew this.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951, 9/22/2017 5:27:29 AM     (No. 11391201)

All you have to do is watch the videos of dogs greeting their returning soldiers to know it´s the real thing, love.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 9/22/2017 5:45:40 AM     (No. 11391208)

Tonite, all night, overnight, I have been dog sitting for a friend. Guess how many pups? Six. 2 Bearnese, 3 Black Labs (including my own), and 1 Belgian Malinois.

For various reasons, they have been brought together under one roof until some things can be worked out with owners. Only 2 are hers, and my one Lab, of course.

Best night ever. We´ve played so hard, managed so many different personalities and quirks and in the end - lots of love and appreciation. I´ve never seen my dog so happy - and he is a shelter dog who almost didn´t make the cut - and fulfilled. My fourth Lab and he is our only dog right now.

Doggy slobber kisses all night. I´ll take that over most anything else. Great article by Jonah....love these.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 9/22/2017 5:59:06 AM     (No. 11391214)

Jonah has finally done it - he’s gone to the dogs....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DaddyO, 9/22/2017 6:41:08 AM     (No. 11391238)

Evolutionary psychologists and other scientists label dogs “social parasites” or, in the words of some, “con artists.”

That´s a mistake. They meant to say "cats".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/22/2017 7:06:46 AM     (No. 11391260)

Over the years we have had a stray Welsh terrier, 4 retired racing greyhounds and a rescued pit bull. Every one of them would love you to death if you let them. Dogs love us unconditionally and that is one of the reasons that we love them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bazi, 9/22/2017 7:18:01 AM     (No. 11391271)

I believe that God gave us dogs so that we would know what un conditional love is.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: h24015, 9/22/2017 7:28:11 AM     (No. 11391282)

I think Will Rogers said "if dogs don´t go to heaven, I want to go where they go".

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mushroom, 9/22/2017 7:28:20 AM     (No. 11391283)

#4 As a cat person ( and I have owned dogs) I must say I am deeply offended! I can´t deny it´s truth, but my master won´t let me think of such things. (evil grin)
As to the subject at hand. I had always felt cats treated me (at best) as a ´buddy´. My dogs treated me like a king, After 16 yrs my 2 Golden Retrievers passed within 2 mo of each other. But I still carry the knowledge that I was *truly* loved.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: turninggrey, 9/22/2017 7:38:31 AM     (No. 11391292)

Shut up Jonah. No cliky for a self absorbed traitor.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: agrunt, 9/22/2017 7:41:52 AM     (No. 11391294)

After being a real JG fan this is the first article in a while I can get behind. Thanks Jonah that was worth reading.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Daylily, 9/22/2017 7:47:16 AM     (No. 11391300)

Thank you Jonah for the wonderful article. Though we true dog lovers have always known how special and caring our pups are, you are spreading the word. Yes, they greet us at the door with tails going a mile a minute, they calm us by sitting close and touching us, they are joyous with us when we are celebrating something. They are such a great gift and it´s hard to imagine life without at least one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/22/2017 8:01:16 AM     (No. 11391321)

We always had cats until the last one passed away 11 years ago. They were loyal, funny and very protective of us. They used to take walks in the woods with us. We had one growl at strangers who came to the door and one who chased a dog out of the yard. We loved them so much but when they passed over we said never again our hearts were broken. Last year a stray showed up and guess what? Yup he is ours now. Once again, just like to last ones he has proven to be a wonderful friend.

He will have a new friend shortly - our first puppy! We are very excited for this addition to the family and look forward to all the love and wonder that dog owners have always known.

Any helpful advice from dog owning LDotters would be warmly welcomed by this first time dog owning family.

No matter your thoughts about Jonah, he is Miss Lucianne´s son, and she our lovely hostess. It is good to be gracious to her when we post here and mindful of the importance of respect no matter his politics. This is her "house" after all.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/22/2017 8:02:11 AM     (No. 11391323)

An old test of love. Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of the car and drive around the block. Open the trunk and see which one greets you with love and kisses.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/22/2017 8:28:50 AM     (No. 11391371)

Me: My dog Lucy sleeps in bed with me.
Friend: Ugh, that´s disgusting.
Me: She doesn´t mind.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56, 9/22/2017 9:13:04 AM     (No. 11391442)

Dogs are better people than most people.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs, 9/22/2017 9:14:24 AM     (No. 11391447)

I have had at least 2 dogs at a time for most of my adult life. Aussie, Border Collie, requisite Lab mix, Cocker Spaniel, and mom´s Schnauzers. Loved them all. But I now have a Pit Bull (stray who showed up in my yard when it was 20 degrees outside). BEST. DOG. EVER.
Also adopted some friends´ Cocker who are moving out of the country. I love me some dogs.
Advice for #12. Crate training and enjoy learning the difference between dog and cat personalities. Also teach early Sit and Stay commands. And THE most important command: COME.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Labrador Heaven, 9/22/2017 10:29:26 AM     (No. 11391517)

For my reply @ #2 - I forgot to add the hamster in the room as well - his name is Taco. He thoroughly enjoyed his seat at this dog fest all night.

And for #12 - I can give my advice, which would match that of my dear friend Robert Cabral, who runs BoundAngels.org. THE BEST in dog training anywhere. He´s on Facebook as Robert Cabral and has ALL his training videos and "as me anything" training problems posted. Robert takes dogs in shelters that most would put down, and turns them into amazing dogs for families, veterans w/ PTSD, etc.

I have never seen a man with more connection to the dog mind and behavior than Robert. He offers so much for free. Take advantage of it online. He works with the military members stationed in the areas he works to train them to train dogs. (Malibu is his home base, but he goes all over and has many take their dogs to him for training from all over.) He shows you beginning-to-end result behavior training, in the shelters. No editing.

Search for the dog breed that fits your life, activity level and temperment for your home. I also had cats (4) w/ dogs and it worked out beautifully. 24 Paws Productions at one time.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: CyberMom, 9/22/2017 10:51:32 AM     (No. 11391533)

I have had four dogs over the years, a dog of unknown parentage, a Westie, a black lab mixture that showed up on our farm while we were building and stayed, and several cats, the last a feral kitty that was injured and ended up staying. They were all wonderful, loving pets. The really hard part is having to put one down when they become old. My first dog, the one of unknown parentage, lived to be 18 years old, and the hardest thing I have ever had to do was take him to the vet to be euthanized. I was with him when the vet did it, petting him, and the last thing he did was lick my hand. I was bawling like a baby. Our feral friend got sick and we had to put him down, also. My husband cried that time, because Hobo, our cat used to wake him up every morning at
60 every morning. My husband called him his little furry alarm clock.

Good memories!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bevan, 9/22/2017 10:56:48 AM     (No. 11391540)

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: johnwayne, 9/22/2017 11:05:17 AM     (No. 11391548)

My best friend is Airborne. During a training mission a number of years ago he had a near fatal parachute "mishap". He said that his last thought before he hit the water was, "I hope someone feeds my dogs."

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/22/2017 11:39:27 AM     (No. 11391576)

Thank you all for the sage advice for first time dog owners!

Just so you know, we are getting an English Bull Terrier - like General Patton´s dog Willie.

His name will be Skillet. We plan on taking him to so many obedience classes he will be a member of Mensa when we are finished!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: dvc, 9/22/2017 11:50:13 AM     (No. 11391589)

Glad to find something to agree with Jonah on.
Well said, sir, well said.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 9/22/2017 3:07:07 PM     (No. 11391837)

Excellent, Jonah. Our dogs have enriched our lives so much over the years . They may not "talk" but they understand us, and we understand them.

Not classy, #9. Classy, #12.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 9/22/2017 3:44:11 PM     (No. 11391906)

What a wonderful article. I grew up with dogs and loved and loved them dearly. The first dog my Mom and Dad had would guard me while I was in the Teeter Babe. Talk about dating myself! Our next dog was a mutt with mostly Schnauzer in him and he was the cutest dog I´ve ever seen. My sister and I would dress him up in panties and a bonnet and push him in our baby buggy. He just stayed there! What a sweet, precious boy he was.

When I moved out to my first apartment I got my first cat and have never been without one since. They are certainly easier to care for while being a full-time worker. Last year I lost my 19-year old beloved Tabby and was devastated the day he died. He was one of the funniest, most affectionate, ´dog like´ cats I have ever had. He always came when I called him, he never knew a stranger and was always by my side. That little imp even figured out how to open french door handles by jumping up and down. I only have one left from the original three and she is now 19. l and so far so good. I will never be without a cat.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs, 9/22/2017 4:08:29 PM     (No. 11391939)

#21. I´m jealous! Amazing dogs, but don´t forget they have "bull" in their breed name.

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at age 65, his office said. The sudden news came in an email from the office at 2:23 a.m. It read: “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends and colleagues were at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family.”

Lois Lerner: ‘Exceedingly low’ public
interest in her IRS testimony

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/12/2017 12:48:24 AM     Post Reply
Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that there’s “no legitimate” reason why the public should see her testimony about her role in tea party targeting, pleading with a judge to keep her deposition permanently sealed. Ms. Lerner and her former chief lieutenant, Holly Paz, have said they faced death threats in the past, and say they fear any more attention to their behavior would spur a new round of harassment. They said there’s “exceedingly low” public interest in having their depositions released, and they said tea party groups are pushing for disclosure out

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