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pea. matlocks. I WILL NOW HELP YOU BEYOND MEASURE. Next time Buddy gets Butty and acts all haughty and tries to be bossy you can threaten him that you will show everborty this video of him as a little dog when he couldn't even play right.

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:lol: HAHA! That is exactly how Gizmo plays, only she has no excuse for that shit because she is a grown-ass adult dog. We seriously think she's autistic. It's cute as shit, though.
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The kitties synchronized sitting team:

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When somebody starts saying that people are anthropomorphizing animals and attributing human traits like smiling and such to them, there are two ways to rebut their claims. You can say a whole bunch of words and have big fights about semantics and such, or you can show them that last picture.
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You know how Bort wants wee versions of big animals for his Minimal Zoo? I want huge versions of small animals. Case in point: the Flemish Giant bunneh. Here is Runt next to his Sheltie friend Paxie:



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Oh yeah, we used to have them at home, but not quite as giant as this giant.
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When somebody starts saying that people are anthropomorphizing animals and attributing human traits like smiling and such to them, there are two ways to rebut their claims. You can say a whole bunch of words and have big fights about semantics and such, or you can show them that last picture.
Anthropomorphization is certainly a real concern, as it's dangerous (and far, far too common) to assume that non-human species share the same emotions and thoughts that we do.

That having been said, it's also dangerous to go too far to the other extreme. After all, Darwin himself noted in 1872 that humans are just another species of mammal, and as such, certainly share behavioral traits with other mammal species -- and indeed, the more closely-related any two species, the more behavioral traits you'd expect them to share.

Dogs are a particularly special and noteworthy case, because dogs and humans share a long and closely-entertwined coevolutionary history.


Case in point: pointing. Pointing is so deeply-engrained a human behavior that most of us don't realize that it's both instinctual and very non-intuitive. Humans, from infancy, point at things that interest them, and other humans -- even infants -- look where someone is pointing. Think about that for a moment, and how non-intuitive that is. If a monkey or even most other ape species sees a human pointing, they look at the human. But if another human sees a person pointing -- even if the observer is an infant -- they look at where the person is pointing.

What's the only animal species other than humans and their closest relatives that seems to be capable of grasping that when someone is pointing, they want you to look where they're pointing, and not at them? You guessed it: dogs. This appears to be a consequence of the two species' long coevolutionary history. (In fairness, it has been my experience that not all dogs recognize the significance of pointing, even with training. Nonetheless, almost uniquely among non-human species, [most] dogs can quickly learn the significance of pointing.)
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I can attest that cats have no concept of pointing. :unnope:
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My guess is that while all dogs understand pointing, some have learned that it's better to act like they don't.
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I can attest that cats have no concept of pointing. :unnope:
Except laser pointers. They know all about that concept.

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I can attest that cats have no concept of pointing. :unnope:
Except laser pointers. They know all about that concept.

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No they don't....they know only about the moving red dot, not the pointer or the pointing. If they see you pointing the pointer, they don't look for the red dot out there where you are pointing the thing, you have to move the red dot past where they can see it and possibly reach it before there is any interest on their part.
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One of curses' cats knows exactly what the pointer is. He'll stare at it and audible complain if you stop using it. Just picking the device up gets him excited.
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One of curses' cats knows exactly what the pointer is. He'll stare at it and audible complain if you stop using it. Just picking the device up gets him excited.
We got one that has a stronger lazer. He loves it so much.
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There was a Wonderella comic where she used a laser pointer to incapacitate some humanoid cat gangsters from another dimension. They got their revenge however, by leaving a present on her pillow.
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I am pretty sure this is how I look when I find a mango flavored dum-dum in the candy jar at the bank
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I was always a fan of the 'Mystery' ones, but if there's a cream soda one? Mine.
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I can attest that cats have no concept of pointing. :unnope:
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No they don't....they know only about the moving red dot, not the pointer or the pointing. If they see you pointing the pointer, they don't look for the red dot out there where you are pointing the thing, you have to move the red dot past where they can see it and possibly reach it before there is any interest on their part.
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One of curses' cats knows exactly what the pointer is. He'll stare at it and audible complain if you stop using it. Just picking the device up gets him excited.
Does he get that the dot is going to appear in the area where the laser is pointing, though? All four of my cats understand that the red dot is something that I do with the pointer, they get excited when I pick it up, and they look directly at me and complain if I turn it off while they're still in the mood to play, but I don't think any of them really get the "pointing" part of it. That is, when they know I'm about to make the dot appear, they crouch in a ready to chase position and start swinging their heads back and forth, trying to figure out where it's going to appear next, rather than following a line of sight from my hand to a spot on the floor.
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He doesn't get the pointing bit but he seems to understand that if my hand is moving with it that he should look for the dot. He meows mournfully if he wants to keep playing and I don't. Or the battery runs out.
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