Apr 1, 2008, 12:26 AM
Post #3 of 9
If FREEDOM is what you propose, then GRs would not be for retrieving, GSDs will not be working for the police, etc etc. That's called HUMAN INTERVENTION. Breeds as you mentioned such as GRs, GSDs, Rotties, Shih Tzus, Schnauzers, etc etc are MAN MADE, bred for a purpose to conform to man's requirement of them such as, hunting, working for police & even retrieving ducks.
Re: [acsyen] WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOUR FURKIDS
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If dogs should be treated like dogs & left to be pack animals running free & wild, doing their own thing then, rehomers & rescuers, etc should not be rehoming & rescuing them. They should be left as stray dogs wild packs, roaming the streets as they like. If you really wanna talk about freedom, that is the ultimate FREEDOM.
As for dressing up dogs like "hoomans" or puppets, alot of owners dress their dogs up specifically only for a fancy dress competition organized by the SAME people who are allowing you to use their forum right now & by the people who just held their dog competition at Mid Valley Megamall 29th March, where you were present. Yesterday 30th March Sunday, they had a fancy dress Feline Competition. So, what do you have to say about that? Are you going to tell the people who dress up their pets for competition sake that they are doing a bad thing? Many of your friends even won prizes for dressing up their dogs on Saturday. Why don't you tell them that they should not treat their dogs as "hoomans" or puppets? Better still, write to the organizers of these competitions & tell them off. Simple as that!
Other reasons for dressing up dogs or cats are for a practical purpose. Some owners (not just us) make their dogs (or cats) wear clothes to keep them clean. Dogs will be dogs as you say & will roll in the mud & play in the grass after their bath. Making them wear a t-shirt, is one way of keeping them clean. Another reason is keeping them warm on a rainy cold day especially for short haired breeds like, Dalmatian, Dobermann, Chihuahua, MinPin, etc. Third reason, keeping wound areas clean after an operation such as spaying. Fourth reason, keeping hair from dropping on the floor.
Back to the third reason, speaking of spaying & neutering, if dogs are allowed to be DOGS as you say, then there should be no human intervention whatsoever, meaning NO SPAYING or NEUTERING becoz that alters their biological makeup. Let them breed & give birth to a whole population of wild, free running, packs of dogs. They should not even have owners becoz owners are "hoomans" or humans who will curtail their freedom. Eg: chain them up, put them in cage, keep them behind the gate, etc etc.
So how would you explain your interest in neutering & spaying the dogs you rehome? Oh by the way, what about vaccination, deworming, heartguard & even bathing & grooming etc etc. Dogs in the wild such as wolves & Dingos, do not take bath or sent to the award winning groomers & to the spa.
(This post was edited by Amber.Faith on Apr 1, 2008, 12:42 AM)