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Study proves what we already knew.

Dogs love us more than cats do

A BBC study indicates your cats don't love you very much. At least, they don't love you as much as your dogs do. Today.com reported that dogs are five times more loving of their owners than cats.

The study comes from a BBC documentary show called "Cats Vs. Dogs."

Researchers studied the chemical oxytocin, which signals bonding with offspring and deep pleasure for humans. Ten cats and 10 dogs were swabbed for saliva before playing with their owners for 10 minutes. When they were tested afterward, oxytocin levels were higher in both animals, but the difference is in the amount the chemical increased.

There was a 12 percent increase in the cats tested, with more than a 57 percent spike in dogs.

Dr. Paul Zak, a neuroscientist, worked with the documentary's results and was surprised that dogs produced so much oxytocin. "It was also a nice surprise to discover that cats produce any at all," he said. "At least some of the time, cats seem to bond with their owners."

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I laugh at this thread more than any other on the site.

 

ETA: Make that second - forgot about GM and shuke eating.

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33 minutes ago, rustycolts said:

My buddy Bo the Bloodhound.

 

 

 

I keep seeing the old man from the Christmas story screaming BUMPASS's 

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My son & Moose.  He's getting close to a year old now. (this picture was from last fall)

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Anybody have a Labradoodle? Looking for a larger dog (live in an area with coyotes), family friendly, little to no shedding, and hypoallergenic if possible. I would simply go Lab, but my kids seem to be allergic to a lot of things. The Labradoodles seem like a good compromise, I just don't know anyone who's owned one.

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Dogs are awesome. I think I convinced a few guys on here to get Boston Terriers. I had to put my girl down back in 2014, but got two more last year. My wife decided they needed their own instagram account. They have 5x more followers than I do :angry:

https://www.instagram.com/sippyandtenney/

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34 minutes ago, ericttspikes said:

Anybody have a Labradoodle? Looking for a larger dog (live in an area with coyotes), family friendly, little to no shedding, and hypoallergenic if possible. I would simply go Lab, but my kids seem to be allergic to a lot of things. The Labradoodles seem like a good compromise, I just don't know anyone who's owned one.

We just got one around Christmas.  Good dog.  All the traits of a Labrador and the wife and son have had little, if any allergy issues.

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On ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 10:58 AM, ericttspikes said:

Anybody have a Labradoodle? Looking for a larger dog (live in an area with coyotes), family friendly, little to no shedding, and hypoallergenic if possible. I would simply go Lab, but my kids seem to be allergic to a lot of things. The Labradoodles seem like a good compromise, I just don't know anyone who's owned one.

bichon might be for you.  people with wussy kids like yours seem to like this dog.

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3 minutes ago, Chemical X said:

bichon might be for you.  people with wussy kids like yours seem to like this dog.

thanks dbag

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3 minutes ago, ericttspikes said:

thanks dbag

also, get good hvac filters, preferably HEPA and change them monthly.  the charcoal ones work well too.  stop growing peanuts.  invest in epipens.  you should be good to go!

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On ‎5‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 10:03 AM, Fuller said:

Dogs are awesome. I think I convinced a few guys on here to get Boston Terriers. I had to put my girl down back in 2014, but got two more last year. My wife decided they needed their own instagram account. They have 5x more followers than I do :angry:

https://www.instagram.com/sippyandtenney/

We are getting one in July and we can't wait.    It's being born today (C-section).   My wife was out running and a stray Boston came up to her.   We tried to find the owner for a month or so and then my daughter said she'd adopt it after we were unable to find the owner.   We enjoyed having it so much we decided our next dog would be a Boston. 

 

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On 5/11/2016 at 11:03 AM, Fuller said:

Dogs are awesome. I think I convinced a few guys on here to get Boston Terriers. I had to put my girl down back in 2014, but got two more last year. My wife decided they needed their own instagram account. They have 5x more followers than I do :angry:

 

https://www.instagram.com/sippyandtenney/

Big fan of Boston's, they are a very close 2nd option to Pugs.  

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Just now, Tackling Dummies said:

Big fan of Boston's, they are a very close 2nd option to Pugs.  

You guys need to look into real dogs.  :P

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I dog sat pugs once and they were freaking out at the TV.   Barked every time there was a dog on the tv.  pass.  :)

 

 

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On 5/11/2016 at 9:58 AM, ericttspikes said:

Anybody have a Labradoodle? Looking for a larger dog (live in an area with coyotes), family friendly, little to no shedding, and hypoallergenic if possible. I would simply go Lab, but my kids seem to be allergic to a lot of things. The Labradoodles seem like a good compromise, I just don't know anyone who's owned one.

Yes. Awesome dog.

He does shed though.. kind of?  His hair doesn't get all over the furniture and clothes or anything, but when we let it grow out we find clumps of it all over the place on our wood floors.

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Hmm, I haven't noticed any shedding with ours, yet.  We have a fleece coat so maybe that matters? Anyway, when she's brushed hair definitely accumulates on the brush but I haven't noticed too many stray hairs. She gets very sheepdogish when we let her hair grow out.  She's freshly shorn now, though.

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14 minutes ago, Franknbeans said:

Hmm, I haven't noticed any shedding with ours, yet.  We have a fleece coat so maybe that matters? Anyway, when she's brushed hair definitely accumulates on the brush but I haven't noticed too many stray hairs. She gets very sheepdogish when we let her hair grow out.  She's freshly shorn now, though.

Yea.. dunno why the hairballs show up only when it gets real long like this.

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Just now, matuski said:

Yea.. dunno why the hairballs show up only when it gets real long like this.

I assume he doesn't see the bacon....

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Just now, matttyl said:

I assume he doesn't see the bacon....

Hah.. he is actually that well behaved.

He got his share... and then some. :thumbup:

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Just now, matuski said:

Hah.. he is actually that well behaved.

He got his share... and then some. :thumbup:

I'm trying to determine the perspective of the picture, but the bottom of the chair has been cut off.  Is the dog sitting in the chair and is regular size......or is this a giant dog and he's actually sitting on the floor?!

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1 hour ago, matttyl said:

I'm trying to determine the perspective of the picture, but the bottom of the chair has been cut off.  Is the dog sitting in the chair and is regular size......or is this a giant dog and he's actually sitting on the floor?!

He is sitting in the chair.

We let him join us for Easter breakfast.

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1 minute ago, matuski said:

He is sitting in the chair.

We let him join us for Easter breakfast.

"In my house we'd be having HIM for Easter breakfast" /JayRod

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18 hours ago, matuski said:

He is sitting in the chair.

We let him join us for Easter breakfast.

Tsk, tsk.

 

;)

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http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/hero-dog-saves-year-girl-rattlesnake-39095181

 

Hero Dog Bitten Saving 7-Year-Old Girl From Rattlesnake

  • By tamara lush, associated press
TAMPA, Fla. — May 13, 2016, 5:16 PM ET
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When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down even when the snake bit him three times.

In short, Haus is a hero.

"It shows you that a rescue dog, for us, paid it forward by protecting my family," said Adam DeLuca of Tampa.

Now hundreds of donors are coming to the family's rescue, quickly topping the goal of $15,000 Friday on a GoFundMe account to help pay for the antivenin needed to keep the dog alive. By Friday afternoon, $35,000 had been raised for the dog's care.

Haus is still recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of Tampa's Blue Pearl Emergency Veterinary and Specialty Hospital, and is being treated with anti-venom and painkillers, said Dr. John Gicking.

"Without the pain medication, he's in pain. He's responsive, he's alert, and his leg is swollen and uncomfortable," the doctor said.

Molly DeLuca's grandmother was watching her play with the 2-year-old shepherd in their backyard when the dog suddenly jumped in front of the girl and reared up several times. It wasn't clear what happened at first, but they could tell Haus was bleeding, and brought him to the vet.

When his leg was shaved, three bite marks could be seen — telltale signs of the rattlesnake.

The family lives near a state park that is a habitat for rattlesnakes and cottonmouths, and dangerous critters can slip under their fence from the wilderness, her father said.

The snake's venom damaged the dog's kidneys. Vets now expect a full recovery, but it won't be cheap: Each day in the ICU costs between $1000 to $1500, and each vial of anti-venom costs $618. Haus is averaging 4 or 5 vials per day as the poison leaves his system.

A family friend started the fundraising effort. The response, said DeLuca, has been "overwhelming."

Haus is expected to be hospitalized for another couple of days. The family plans to forward any unused donations to a local rescue organization.

The family adopted Haus just two months ago from a rescue organization, but they already had no doubt he would risk his life to save Molly or her four-year-old brother.

"He just exceeded our expectations all the way around," said DeLuca. "Right away, the kids were hugging and loving on him, he always took it, he never did anything. Whenever anyone came to the door, he would start barking and try to be protective. He has just been an amazing dog. He's the type of dog that when you want to go buy a dog, you pay thousands of dollars and that's the dog you get. But we adopted him and got him for free."

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On 5/11/2016 at 11:03 AM, Fuller said:

Dogs are awesome. I think I convinced a few guys on here to get Boston Terriers. I had to put my girl down back in 2014, but got two more last year. My wife decided they needed their own instagram account. They have 5x more followers than I do :angry:

https://www.instagram.com/sippyandtenney/

I had two myself.  So easy to maintain and great personalities.  Your top pic looks like my Cletus who passed away last year.  I miss that dude.  

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