Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Commissar Smersh, Nov 29, 2013.
Doge no count.
Girlfriend and I disagree. I think the fundamental reason you get a dog is for the protector / watch dog factor. Sure they make great companions too, but without the protector instinct you're pretty much getting a bigger, slobbering cat.
I own a cat and have owned several dogs in the past. Dogs give a shit, cats don't.
A few years ago I had a pretty crappy no-one-gives-a-shit birthday and when I pulled up in the driveway my chocolate lab was there to greet me as I opened up the car door and made me feel like a million dollars. We played for almost a half hour before we even went inside. Cats are fine, but no facking cat could've done that.
I went with "companion" because there was no "all of the above".
i went with protector but agree. should be an "all the above"
when i was 12 some thief's attempted to break into my parents house and our dog stopped them. he bit them pretty good and there was blood on the windows from having there arms bitten. what sucked is they came back later and shot and killed my dog
All of the above. Companion, mostly, but with companionship comes everything else. I should say LOYAL companionship, which is hard to find these days. My dog has always been there for me in the past, I view him as human equal. Guards the house and everything else. That and they can be amusing as hell, considering many have entertaining personalities.
ex: Mine has a water dish by the bed and a regular one, he's gotten so used to getting bottled water in his bed dish that the past few times I've tried giving him tap water he just looks at me like "I'm not drinking that cheap shit, nigga" and will stare at it until I fill it with bottled water.
No all of the above was on purpose. I totally agree a dog should be all of those or at least protector and companion, however I'm looking for the most important aspect.
My cat greets us at the door. As does my mother's. Some cats are cool like that and total people animals, some don't give a shit. Dogs can be the same way.
Much companionship, so fur, best friends, wow.
Small dog owners definitely buy them for the guard dog aspect.
I'd still have to go with "companion".
I have cats that are the cool ones.
I really miss Max though. he was the coolest cat ever.
He'd follow me everywhere just like a puppy dog.
That, and he was just plain funny.
My parents'/my dog is a Scottish Terrier. He's a good guard dog, obviously that's not what they got him for, but when I say good guard dog I mean he alerts when somebody is on or approaching the property with a distinctive bark/growl that's different sounding than his other barks. I wouldn't expect shit out of him as far as attacking, but the alerting gives you enough time to prepare to approach/deal with the situation.
This this this. However, I'll append that I wouldn't necessarily want an attack dog. They end up being members of the family and as such shouldn't be in harms way, imo.
For sure. I could never understand how people could have their dogs participate in dog fighting, could keep them outside 24/7, and shit like that. Even people that will get rid of a dog because their new apartment has a no pets rule. Every dog my family has had was a member of the family and gets treated as such. And as corny as it might sound, I can remember plenty of times when I was from like 8-14 where my dog was there for me in situations that nobody else was. Not to mention he'd sit by me when I was sick, upset, etc., because they can sense that stuff.
Andddd thiiiiiis nigga, (dog I posted pictures of), sure tried working the table at Thanksgiving. First comes up to me, sits by my chair nice, perks his ears up, I look, then he smiles/starts gently panting, I say "sorry Shadow, no", so he goes to my mom, tries the same thing, gets a "no", then twice more, also getting declined, until he gets back around to me, looks at me and turns his head sideways like "last try... please?", I look at him with kind of a negative look, he stops smiling, puts his head down and walks away depressed looking. I felt bad so I went and got him some ice cream. They're smarter than lots of people think and sure know how to play you to get what they want, lol.