Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
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07-10-2014, 06:03 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 01:37 PM)Adrianime Wrote:  I find animal enslavement (pet ownership) bittersweet. Unfortunately, these animals don't have much chance surviving in the wild, so we may as well give them the best life we can.

Wild: Hunt for food, never know what your next meal is gonna be, living outside in the elements, predators.

"Enslavement": Free food, sleep all day, shelter, safety, can hunt birds or mice if desire, love and affection from strange two leg walking giant pink creature.

Consider

Yea, I think I'm gonna go with "enslavement".

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07-10-2014, 06:33 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 12:53 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  One of my cats, Cleo, is sitting near the keyboard, just being a cat. Why do I love my cats so much? My older cat is 17 and I help him out a lot because he's crotchety and getting grumpy these days. I love him though. Love dogs too. I think it's neat that the human animal loves other animals and have brought them into their homes. How cool it that!Big Grin

I believe humans love things like dogs and cats because they are highly empathetic (humans that is), making it easy for us to develop emotional attachments to other creatures, particularly those like cats and dogs which seem to have their own capacity for making such connections, though I dare-say dogs are better at it than cats.

There is a reason, outside of their sheer utility, that dogs have been with humans longer than any other species; they make excellent companions.

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07-10-2014, 06:55 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
Enslavement. Exhibit A:

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Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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07-10-2014, 06:56 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 06:55 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Enslavement. Exhibit A:

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Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

I allow temporary spot stealing. Keeps my sweet warm Big Grin

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07-10-2014, 06:58 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 06:56 PM)Smercury44 Wrote:  
(07-10-2014 06:55 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Enslavement. Exhibit A:

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Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

I allow temporary spot stealing. Keeps my sweet warm Big Grin

And covered in fur ensuring my clothing too becomes covered in fur upon my return to my rightful place. Dodgy

The people closely associated with the namesake of female canines are suffering from a nondescript form of lunacy.
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07-10-2014, 06:59 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 06:55 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Enslavement. Exhibit A:

[Image: 914159ce929e27c08cde53464be792e7.jpg]

Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

I must admit, I temporarily turned into a 13 year old girl when I saw that picture.

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07-10-2014, 06:59 PM
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Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
It's all Tarty's doing. Yes

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07-10-2014, 07:01 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 06:55 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Enslavement. Exhibit A:

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Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

It's amusing that you think that is your spot on your couch. Big Grin

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07-10-2014, 07:03 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 06:59 PM)Dark Light Wrote:  
(07-10-2014 06:55 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Enslavement. Exhibit A:

[Image: 914159ce929e27c08cde53464be792e7.jpg]

Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

I must admit, I temporarily turned into a 13 year old girl when I saw that picture.

His story is equally as squeal inducing. Though I'd hate to be accused of thread jacking.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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07-10-2014, 07:06 PM
RE: Why do we love dogs and cats so much?
(07-10-2014 07:01 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(07-10-2014 06:55 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  Enslavement. Exhibit A:

[Image: 914159ce929e27c08cde53464be792e7.jpg]

Yes, that is my couch.

And yes. That is my spot. Dodgy

It's amusing that you think that is your spot on your couch. Big Grin

Really. I should have said, "was" my spot.

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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