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S#$T that bothers you!!!! (rant thread)
lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-09-14 09:27 am   Permalink

Taking your dogs jogging with you.

I know I will probably take a lot of flames for this, but there is something I just find so wrong with it!
The other day, I was doing my daily 3 mile run after work. It was still quite warm, and the sun was beating down strongly. This evil woman was running with her two small dogs on a leash, around the track. She was there before I started, and stayed after I was finished, so I estimate she forced those dogs to run long past 3 miles.
I donít know about other people, but I rarely see coyotes, wolves, wild dogs, jogging or doing long-distance running in the wild. Short bursts at high speeds to catch rabbits, or whatever, but not exercising.
Increasingly, I see people doing this. The dogs look like they are not enjoying it at all. And why should they? Dogs like to play fetch, they like to run at their own pace, stopping to rest when THEY feel like it. This evil woman was just running and running and basically dragging her dogs along. For over 45 minutes, probably.

Am I the only one who feels this is a bad thing? Or like usual, am I in the minority with my opinion?
Please note, I donít have a problem with people hiking with their dogs. The dogs rest more often, get to drink water and generally like walking.
I also understand that primordial humans probably did not jog either, but at least a human has a choice. The poor, thirsty and tired dogs donít.

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TikiG
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Posted: 2010-09-14 09:41 am   Permalink

I see the jogging/dog dragging thing all the time. Drives me nuts too.

Walk your dog - train your dog. They love you for it.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-09-14 10:05 am   Permalink

I'm with you on this one Lucas. If you feel like they need to run, let them off the leash so they can chase the mailman or the poolboy

 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-09-14 10:21 am   Permalink

Animal Liberation!

 
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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-09-14 10:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-14 10:05, MadDogMike wrote:
I'm with you on this one Lucas. If you feel like they need to run,

let them off the leash so they can chase the mailman or the poolboy



Hey hey Hey,
My dad was a Mailman that got bit by a dog a few times,
and Kirby, and I are Pool Guys.
why hate?


Jeff(btd)


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-09-14 10:34 am   Permalink

Yeah really! What a waste of energy. If people are going to force their dogs to run for long periods of time, at least put them on a treadmill and generate some electricity or something.

 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2010-09-14 11:32 am   Permalink

"...I rarely see coyotes, wolves, wild dogs, jogging or doing long-distance running in the wild."

And I rarely see coyotes and wolves lying around houses or stuck in tiny fenced yards all day. I've noticed that when a dog doesn't want to walk or run any more it just doesn't.

However... People who go running with their dogs off leash are annoying as hell. If you want to let your dog run free then go buy a few dozen acres in the country and live there.

But women who run with the wolves are OK.



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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2010-09-14 11:39 am   Permalink




 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2010-09-14 12:45 pm   Permalink


Yes! That's the way it was supposed to be by now...WHERE IS THE FUTURE THEY PROMISED ME???
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2010-09-14 1:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-14 10:31, bigtikidude wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-09-14 10:05, MadDogMike wrote:
I'm with you on this one Lucas. If you feel like they need to run,

let them off the leash so they can chase the mailman or the poolboy



Hey hey Hey,
My dad was a Mailman that got bit by a dog a few times,
and Kirby, and I are Pool Guys.
why hate?


Jeff(btd)




I was hoping to get a rise out of either of you two!


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2010-09-14 1:58 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-09-14 13:39, MadDogMike wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-09-14 10:31, bigtikidude wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-09-14 10:05, MadDogMike wrote:
I'm with you on this one Lucas. If you feel like they need to run,

let them off the leash so they can chase the mailman or the poolboy



Hey hey Hey,
My dad was a Mailman that got bit by a dog a few times,
and Kirby, and I are Pool Guys.
why hate?


Jeff(btd)




I was hoping to get a rise out of either of you two!



Speaking of pool maintenance... required viewing here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=37810&forum=13&0

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Swanky
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Posted: 2010-09-15 09:08 am   Permalink

My rant? Smiling. Or, the seeming need to force smiles all the time. Aim a camera at someone and make them smile. Why? Look at pictures in the old days. They did not smile. Why should they? Fake happiness? But it is at its most perverse on TV. Every commercial, every host, every show, everyone must be happy and smiling! Arge! I just want to stomp on Rachel Ray's toe and say "Why aren't you smiling now!"

 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-09-15 09:18 am   Permalink

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On 2010-09-15 09:08, Swanky wrote:
My rant? Smiling. Or, the seeming need to force smiles all the time. Aim a camera at someone and make them smile. Why? Look at pictures in the old days. They did not smile. Why should they? Fake happiness? But it is at its most perverse on TV. Every commercial, every host, every show, everyone must be happy and smiling! Arge! I just want to stomp on Rachel Ray's toe and say "Why aren't you smiling now!"



I could not agree more! And regarding the old days, people were supposed to look diginified and somber in photos! Not smiling like a puppy with two peters!
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VampiressRN
  

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Posted: 2010-09-15 09:37 am   Permalink

Thank goodness my dogs have their own walker (who WALKS them and let's them sniff the world).

OK...I'm sure I will get in trouble for this...but screaming kids in restaurants totally urk me. Come on people, if I wanted to listen to kids scream I would come over to your house. I am paying for some nice ambiance and a meal not a tonsil solo from your table.


 
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woofmutt
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Posted: 2010-09-15 09:53 am   Permalink


"My rant? Smiling. Or, the seeming need to force smiles all the time. Aim a camera at someone and make them smile. Why? Look at pictures in the old days. They did not smile. Why should they? Fake happiness? But it is at its most perverse on TV. Every commercial, every host, every show, everyone must be happy and smiling! Arge! I just want to stomp on Rachel Ray's toe and say 'Why aren't you smiling now!'" -Swanky-


"I could not agree more! And regarding the old days, people were supposed to look diginified and somber in photos! Not smiling like a puppy with two peters!" -Lucas Vigor-



Agreed.*

Due to a facial structure that bears no resemblance to Jack Nicholson as the Joker I have been told since I was a kid to "Smile!" I'm actually one of the happiest people in the world (I'm sure it's some sort of brain abnormality) but the one thing that used to piss me off the most was someone looking at me and deciding I was angry or unhappy and commenting on that.

My whole life I've heard intrusive comments from casual acquaintances and complete strangers such as "What's wrong with you?" or "Did you know it takes more muscles to frown than to smile?" and so on.

Such asinine insight used to put me in a bad mood but these days I just tell the comment makers that my face is 75% paralyzed due to some bad canned tuna I ate and I'm smiling as much as possible. Then I burst into tears and while they're comforting me with an impromptu hug I pick their pockets.





*Oh dear God I just fully agreed with Swanky and Lucas Vigor?** What the hell has my life become?



** Except for the "puppy with two peters" bit. I think a puppy with four nuts would be happier.



 
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