Wednesday, April 17, 2013


 APRIL 17 2013

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO START TODAYS DD WHEN... IN THE BACKGROUND I HEARD A FAMILIAR SOUND....


IT IS AMUSING HOW THE SOUND OF A DOG GAGGING WILL WAKE EVERY DOG IN THE ROOM... NOW TO APPROACH THAT SCIENTIFICALLY-- IT MAY COME FROM THE FACT THAT THE MOTHER DOGS WILL BRING HOME FOOD FOR THE PUPS AND THROW IT UP FOR ALL TO EAT...

LET SOME STATISTICAL NUT MAKE NOTE--- ONE SMALL GAGGING PUP JUST WOKE 14 SOUNDLY SLEEPING DOGS.

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THERE IS A CERTAIN PRACTICAL ASPECT TO OWNING ANIMALS THAT ESCAPES THE IMAGINATION OF PEOPLE OFFERING OPINIONS. JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE READ BAMBI TWICE DOES NOT MAKE YOU AN ANIMAL EXPERT--- BUT THANKS TO THE INTERNET- THAT DOES NOT STOP OPINIONS FROM FLYING

INCLUDING MINE.

THAT GUY "JACK" ( FROM... MAYBE THE COLUMBUS ZOO?? ) WOULD HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT WOLVES THAT WOULD BE WORTH LISTENING TO. I WOULD BET HE WOULD NOT APPROVE OF THESE WOLF CROSSES BEING BRED IN THE FIRST PLACE... WHICH IS MY BASIC POINT.

I CERTAINLY HAD SEVERAL RESPONSES TO THE WOLF DILEMMA .

ONE INTERESTING ONE ABOUT OWNING A FEMALE 1/8 THAT WAS A LOVELY PET--- DIDN'T BITE EVERYONE-

MY QUESTION THERE IS HOW MANY MALE 1/8,1/4,1/2 BREDS WERE PRODUCED IN THE PROCESS- AND NOTORIOUSLY THE MALES AS THEY MATURE- GET INTO MORE TROUBLE IN HUMAN SOCIETY.

SO WHY BREED THEM?

I HAVE HANDLED MANY INTHE COURSE OF MY MOVIE HANDLING CARREER.

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I REMEMBER,.... HERE WE GO....

I HAD A CALL?20 YEARS AGO ---FROM SOMEONE IN IPSWICH - THE MESSAGE "THERE IS THE BIGGEST DOG I HAVE EVER SEEN WANDERING AROUND THE TRAIN STATION IN IPSWICH"

IT WASN'T ONE OF MINE ( I QUICKLY COUNTED) BUT I FIGURED CHANCES WERE THAT IT WAS A DANE AND I BETTER GO HELP CORAL IT.

I HAD A VW BUG AT THE TIME......

WITH DOGGIE COOKIES IN HAND I WENT DOWN- IT WAS A HUGE HUSKY LOOKING THING-.. AND WITH OUT TOO MUCH TROUBLE IT JUMPED IN THE BACK OF MY VW. THEN I LOOKED IT OVER....

AT THAT POINT I REALIZED - THIS WAS NOT A DOG-- IT FILLED UP THE BACK OF MY VW AND WAS MUCH BIGGER THAN ANY DANE I KNEW-- AND IT HAD HAIR.--- I WAS NOT SURE IF I WANTED TO DRIVE THE CAR WITH THAT THING IN THE BACK...

IT TOOK A WHILE FOR ME -TO DECIDE TO DRIVE- BUT I GOT IT HOME-- THEN I CALLED THE ANIMAL CONTROL- AND WE DECIDED IT BELONGED TO A GUY WHO HAD JUST MOVED IN FROM CALIFORNIA-- AND IT WAS INDEED A FULL WOLF- NOT THE NORMAL KIND-- DARN THING WAS THE SIZE OF A BEAR. IT DWARFED MY DANES.. EVEN IF IT WAS 1/2 HAIR.

 ANY RATE HE SHOWED UP AND COLLECTED HIS WOLF -HE EXPLAINED HOW IT COULD GO OVER OR DIG UNDER ANY FENCE HE HAD SO FAR CONSTRUCTED--

HE EXPLAINED "IT IS ONE OF THE JOYS OF OWNING A WOLF"

I ASKED WHAT THE OTHER JOY WAS.... AND HE DIDN'T KNOW.

HE MOVED OUT OF IPSWICH AND I NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AGAIN...

 MY POINT BEING.... JUST BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE A DOG- YOU DON'T PUT A WOLF BEHIND AN 8' FENCE AND THINK IT WILL STAY THERE. AS ANY SELF RESPECTING DOG WOULD.

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I HAVE ALL 13 PUPS LOOOSE AND LOOKING FOR ATTENTION-- EVEN THO I ALREADY GAVE THEM A FLOOR SNACK... IT AIN'T WORKING..- PLUS I HAVE TO FIND OUT

 WHO GAGGED??


WAY TO START THE DAY !!!

5 comments:

  1. Wolves have very strict and complicated social rules amongst themselves. Most humans do not know those rules, nor have any way to learn them really, unless in a specific situation, like training to be a zookeeper. The wolf genes, especially the ones that govern social behaviour are not recessive! Wolves, wolf crosses, half, quarter, whatever, do not have reliable behaviour under human social rules. Therefore are not good pets for any but the professional handler. Even they get caught short, as witness a recent accident at a zoo with a keeper who was mauled to death by 'her' pack. Why don't people grasp this concept?

    Ya wanna a big good dog, with a reliable disposition, who can learn to live happily with the human social rules, such as no biting at anytime? Get a Dane, get a Lab, a Golden, but not a wolf cross!

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  2. "The origin of the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) began with the domestication of the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) several tens of thousands of years ago."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_the_domestic_dog

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    "The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)[2][3] is a subspecies of the gray wolf (Canis lupus), a member of the Canidae family of the mammalian order Carnivora."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog

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    Imagine that, all dogs came from the wolf breed.

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  3. ...and if you believe in evolving... then it will take TENS OF THOUSANDS OF YEARS to MAKE A WOLF A DOG! Just Saying...

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    1. Men and women see things differently because of ANCIENT hunter-gatherer programming in their brains, research suggests.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/5934226/Hunter-gatherer-brains-make-men-and-women-see-things-differently.html

      Amazing how we still think like our prehistoric ancestors did thousands of years ago. Just sayin'.....

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  4. A little clarification, if you will, about Cassie, the Chow/Wolf we had.

    I AM NOT a trainer, nor have I tried to portray myself as such.

    Cassie, while in most circumstances was very gentle, she never actually bit anyone. Only threatened to by her stance and low vocalization/growl. As I stated in yesterdays comment, she would only go into that stance when another person showed aggression towards any of her family.

    With me, she would never go into complete submission posture. You know the posture, laying on the back with throat extended/bared, as differing from tummy rub/play time. She did, however do that with my daughters. Full and complete submission. I would only be guessing that her and I had a truce, with mutual respect in that we were companion alphas.

    I will reiterate: I would not hesitate if offered AS A VERY YOUNG PUP, another wolf cross, maximum 1/8 wolf. Yes I agree with others here, that any more than that could be asking for trouble.

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