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'I want you to...
...let go of my damn paws'
I have to explain that to my 10 yo all the time. I tell her dogs are not like people, they don’t have arms, they have four legs, and their legs are not meant to bend like arms.
I'm thinking that's something you really shouldn't have to explain to a 10-year-old. Maybe it's just me.
Do you have a ten year old? You would be surprised what you think they should know, and don’t.
Hell, I got 30+ year old co-workers that should know lots of shit and don`t.
Like my mom. Thinks Trump is a good man, despite the contrary. It was the day I found out my mom was an idiot.
Being a Trump supporter probably makes her anti-abortion too. Good thing for you she’s an idiot.
Really? That's your not-so-subtle insult? I mean, couldn't you have come up with something better, that wasn't irrelevant to the topic at hand? Your master and king just shutdown the government affecting 800k workers. And you still support him? Wow. That's what I call brain dead.
Irrelevant to the topic at hand? I was talking about a dog till this dip-shit tried to make it about Trump.
My sister (an adult) always "hugs" our family's dog (upright). Fortunately the dog is of the sort that doesn't care what form of attention she gets. She's absolutely over the moon if you so much as acknowledge her presence. Physical contact? That's just a bonus.
It's still clear she'd prefer belly rubs though.
Never met my dog then. She loved a good paw massage. When I would try and stop she would stick her paw back up or put her paw in my hands.
But yes, the hind legs thing is true.
You can also tell how tightly this person is holding that puppy’s paw by how white the nail bed is. This guy is a jerk, that sweet puppy is licking hoping he lets that guy lets him go.
Out of curiosity do you own a dog? If you do when you walk your dog does it walk ahead of you and keep the leash tight?
That behavior is indicative of a dog not being well trained and that leads the dog to believe it is the pack leader amongst your "pack" (family). Most dogs that believe they are the pack leader hate their paws being touched. Well trained dogs do not do this. They are indifferent to people touching their paws or any part of them for that matter.
I'm implying you don't understand dogs. You don't understand that a dog doesn't pick and choose when to be the pack leader and when to follow. In a dogs mind it either is or it isn't the leader. The fact your dog takes all the leash it is given and takes you (the owner) for a walk is textbook pack leader behavior.
You may call me a weirdo all you want but the reality is you don't understand dog behavior.
No can do, Mr. Dawg!
"I want for the complete decimation of the illegitimate state of Israel… and back scritchis"
He wants you to stop holding his paws, but he’s too nice to tell you that so he’s just gonna softly lick you.
They certainly don’t consciously act on it, but it’s possible that dogs have evolved to take advantage of our (humans) preference for child-like appearances.
Neil deGrasse Tyson also talks about this in the first or second episode of that Netflix series he does that I cannot remember the name of right now. But yea.
The premise of that study is awful. Making claims about evolution based on adoption rates? Come on.
I think it's more likely that dogs have a child like appearance because they are more child like. I.e. they're still puppies and not fully grown wolves because puppy like traits were beneficial in the relationship with humanoids. Alot of young mammals share the "child like" appearance, so it's an instinct for one mammals to be more tender toward another mammal with that appearance.
But we can determine what child-like appearance is. Ask any human what features are "cute" and they'll tell you. Rounded features, disproportionately large head and eyes, low-set eyes, wrinkly skin (like babies, not like grandpa) etc etc
I think it would actually be more likely we bred them not they evolved.
It probably happened before we consciously started breeding them for characteristics. Besides, artificial selection is still a mechanism of evolution, just a directed one rather than evolution by natural selection.
I think there should be a distinction, but I'm not scientist or english prof :P
Same concept, I’d say. Being selected for traits by your surrounding environment. It’s just that since we are the ones thinking about it we have a different perspective of it.
Similar but it's just not natural selection, I think there should be a distinction between artificial and natural selection.
Did people 14,000 years ago breed them like that? It's very, very doubtful that we had anything to do with creating dogs.
Their ancestors probably hung out around us and we rewarded the kinder and cuter ones with food. So the kinder and cuter ones lived and the meaner and less cute ones died.
It's actually possible that dogs existed in a recognizable, but extinct form as far back as 36,000 years ago, but that is disputed. It is also likely that wolves were a part of our culture some 125,000 years ago.
It's thought that we "started" domesticating wolves some 400,000 years ago (before we were homo sapiens). The reason this was possible is because people have never been prey. People lived with wolves, lions, and hyenas without a problem. We have always been too dangerous and large to be hunted. So we never had any problems sharing with lions and wolves. Well at some point we may have started feeding dogs ancestors some left over scraps. Because they're you know... cute.
It also probably has something to do with a genetic bottleneck during the ice age that finally cemented dogs as dogs.
Very thorough response and I appreciate it. Not selective breeding like I originally figured however it is still due to direct human interaction (as opposed to a just a secondary effect to humans changing ecosystems). Not sure how "fair" it is to consider that natural selection or evolution because of how far outside of the "natural order" we are.
Humans find all baby mammals cute because of their resemblance to human babies and our innate desire to care for human babies.
Definitely not all, and not even most. I'm having trouble thinking of animals that are widely regarded as cute but haven't been selectively bread by humans to be so. Seals, I guess. I'm honestly not sure of what else. Hedgehogs? Well, if you're in the US, you're thinking of the selectively bred variety you see on Facebook. While the wild British hedgehog is kind of cute, it's nothing to it's domesticated countertype.
It's called neoteny. Many animals exhibit it and some actually use it as a survival tactic. Axolotls actually took it to the extreme and have evolved to keep looking like their juvenile form so their parents continue to care for them when they're mature.
As an owner of a 4yo dog, and now a 6mo puppy... Yes, they absolutely do.
Just like kids. They figure it out and work that shit. As both get older I’ve found it’s cuter with dogs
Elephants think we’re cute like puppies. They studied elephants brains (while they elephants were shown pictures of different things including people) and their brains light up just like human’s do when we see puppies. (When they see us). I’m sure that changes depending on how humans have treated them.
That not true. You can google it.
"Please sir, may I have my paws back?"
Lost my Newfi a couple of months ago to cancer...little dusty in here.
You need to buy an air purifier. Newfie dander can stick around for months.
You bastard, that was great.
I think he’s talking about how he’s upset and tearing up from losing his friend and is jokingly blaming it on the dust.
Knowing what I know of puppies, all he wants is to play for a bit then sleep on your neck and face. I happy to provide this.
I'm signing over my 401K right now
"Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?"
“It’s just your soul, you don’t need it..”
I didn’t know Satan was so damn cute.
Done! Give me back
“He wants the nuclear launch codes? OK”
The repost is strong with this one
I showed this to my wife and she grabbed my phone and hid under a table for 10 minutes watching it on repeat.
Look at the tip of the thumb.
The person is gripping the paws so hard blood's been squeezed out, since the tip is white instead of pink/reddish as normally (you can test this yourself, check your thumb, then squeeze something quite hard and you'll notice the tip go white as blood's forced out by the pressure).
So yeah, I imagine the dog's trying to politely ask for the release of its paws, which makes sense since dogs don't generally like their paws being held in the first place, and if they're being gripped quite hard, the puppy's probably feeling really uncomfortable.
i want to hold and squeeze it forever
“I want you to reclaim the Holy Land..”
To love you long time.
I didn't grow up with dogs and have never had one, so sometimes I feel like the only person on earth who's immune to dog charms.
Not every animal will be a good fit for everyone, but I'm just curious, where were you that you were never really around dogs? Or had friends or acquaintances that had them? I imagine they're pretty common everywhere but there can certainly be situations I'm not thinking of. Don't feel alone in that though, I love dogs, but plenty of people don't particularly like them or are allergic.
Nobody in my immediate family or group of friends had a dog until like 2 years ago, when my sister got one, so I went 30 years without any real contact with dogs. Prefer cats, since they've been around my whole life.
Makes sense! I was just curious, thanks for the reply. Enjoy your kitties!
Seriously wish this would stop being reposted. That poor dog is licking him to let go of his paws that are being tightly squeezed you asshole 😡
He wants the person to let go of his paws and let him down and he's trying to be polite about it.
You ever own a pet before?
Sure have. That's how I know. A polite dog will lick or nose your hands, less polite dogs will nibble at your hands. Sorry it offends you
What if he wants my love and affection? Do I have to give him THAT?
Gah damn that’s a cute puppy
Newfoundland’s are sooo cute
He wants... 15 copies of the communist manifesto.
He wants human souls. Those are the same eyes that got David Berkowitz, be careful.
He obviously wants your soul. He’s looking right into it!
I desperately need to hug him
BAPTISM BY NUCLEAR FIRE!
Ok you cutey ^o^
he wants to eat out of the cat litter box
I just died.
I’ve lost track of how many times this has been reposted in the past day
"I want cuddles, kisses, and the blood of the innocent."
You got it cutie.
He wants the nuclear launch codes and your grandmother's social security number
hands dog car keys
Ok I know nothing about dog breeds, can someone kindly tell me what breed is this dog ?
I finish my last semester in around 4 months, and will get my new personal apartment and could use some company.
I do this to my cat
First, collect a few brown rocks for me...
What breed is this dog?? It’s sooo cute
He wants a boop on the nose!
Anyone knows the breed?
It’s enough Karen! Let go of my paws pwease 🐶
You monster, give him a treat and all the love
“Hello sir, may I please have your eternal soul to appease the Dark Lord Satan?”
I’d sign my life away in a heartbeat.
World domination pwease
This gud boi comes up and asks you for 5.7 billion dollars for a wall. What do?
What if... He wants to die? You gunna give it to home op? For shammmeee
He wants a border wall.
Good boi so sweet with licks.
I was the 1,000th like on this post
"I want OP to have sex with skoms"
Okay... Where should we meet?