hello everyone. how are you? I have been keeping up with this topic every since it opned because I knew it would be interesting. and yes, like a dork, i've read every post in this topic, and honestly it has been interesting. haha. but like most posters on here, i think if you're gonna get mad that people exercise their dogs your crazy and you need a life. sorry my opinion.
Dakotah - I think this got out of hand because the discussion went slightly off tangent. What Scorpio was disturbed about was the dogs exercising on hot asphalt in the summer heat which may be very painful and unbearable for the running dog. Even though a dog may be in slight discomfort he will not stop and say "enough running" because they will keep on going until an injury becomes too severe. As an alternative I would have my dog run on grass to protect her paws from the unforgiving street heat.
I am not nieve...but does everyone think thier is a bunch of people out there with dogs doing them injustices that are so inhumane it appualing? I hear all this talk about animal abuse and neglect. Everyone I know who rescued a dog sees a behavior of avoidance or something else they do not like, and immediatly claim the dog has been abused. I am not buying it. I know it happens, But I think a lot of people claim these things to make themselves feel good, and some how superior. It may give them purpose to think they have been this dogs guardian angel and rescued them from the depths. But I have a dogs, some from pups. Some naturally do not like sticks...they run from brooms. They have never been hit with a stick? Some squint when I go to pet them, as if they worry about a smack in the face...this has never happened either. Some do not shy away from anything. Addie will bite things shes fears. None of these dogs were abused. but I think about it...if they were adopted out of the pound, I am sure people would claim I have done the dog great injustices and therefor explain the behavior.
I believe a dog's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment he holds dear, is when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-with a ball in his mouth."
Good point Gunny. I have at least 4 dogs who are terrified of the flyswatter and the vacuum cleaner. Of course I`ve never attacked any of them with either, and neither has anyone else. By the way, where I live you need a special permit to have a pet beaver, they carry all kinds of nasty diseases.
lol......jackie17 I guess I would also be screwed. I play with my chihuahuas in the summer time, and I also jog with them sometimes. (not for long distances of course) I guess my 2 babys will be getting tooken away from me anytime from the aspca huh?? hahahahaha.........