Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst
1
2
3
4
... LastLast
  1. #21
    Seem cute, But like other people said its a habit. I doubt he does it for something deeper. But i suppose there are people who think otherwise!

  2. #22
    Banned Trassk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Having beers with Dorothy
    Posts
    16,473
    Aww Ciccio
    I'd just want to cuddle him, poor doggie.

  3. #23
    Stood in the Fire Dragonix80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    BeHiNd YoU...
    Posts
    430
    What a heart-warming and touching story. Bring a tear to my eyes. I have a dog and I love her so much. I can't imagine what this dog is going through.

  4. #24
    I'm disinclined to anthropomorphize too much, but I'm fairly sure dogs can feel sad about things.

  5. #25
    Dogs are so much more loyal than people. This was rather sad.

  6. #26
    Dreadlord Ninaran's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    926
    Quote Originally Posted by Itisamuh View Post
    Dogs are so much more loyal than people. This was rather sad.
    The question remains though. Does he go there every day because he used to do that every day anyways and he gets pet, fed and shelter there, or because he thinks "Master used to go there all the time. Honor his memory even through death"?

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    Such a sad story, it makes you think though, animals arent as stupid as we may think.
    Dogs are pretty stupid though. They're just loyal.

    But it's easy to become loyal if you're completely depending on a human being.

  8. #28
    The Lightbringer slime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    USA PA
    Posts
    3,543
    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    Such a sad story, it makes you think though, animals arent as stupid as we may think.
    It has nothing to do with stupidy. Animals are just loyal to the death, unlike man.

  9. #29
    Titan Wildtree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Iowa - Franconia
    Posts
    12,146
    Quote Originally Posted by nameuser View Post
    Do you honestly expect a dog to understand that his owner is dead? Do you think a dog knows what death is? The fact that dogs develop habits like this is the impressive part. Cats don't do that. That's why they wouldn't do it, they don't understand one bit that their owner is dead and is never coming back either.
    http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-s.../#.UPwIgWfheSo

    Me-ouch

    Toldo, a cat from the Tuscan town of Pistoia, is another pet who also misses his dearly departed owner, Renzo -- and indeed, visits his grave every day, often leaving tokens of affection.
    Renzo’s widow, Ida, told Corriere Fiorentino that often she would go in the afternoon to see her husband’s grave with Toldo and people would tell her that Toldo had already been there that morning, carrying acacia branches in his mouth to the grave.
    It always puzzles me to see all kinds of obviously uneducated postings from people, who have never spent any (or at least not enough) time to find out what animals are capable of..
    Granted... Almost all animals, including our domesticated ones are instinctive. Well, so we are. We humans aren't that superior in that regard. All animals have intelligence. The state of development varies, But it is safe to say that all our domesticated animals have a fairly high progressed intelligence. Hence why we domesticated them in the first place.
    It would also seem, that IF neither Dog or Cat had significant amounts of intelligence, that this would make US look extremely stupid.
    Even more so ancient cultures, where both have been worshiped.
    Last edited by Wildtree; 2013-01-20 at 03:18 PM.

  10. #30
    Pandaren Monk Packers01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    1,994
    I love how some asshole always comes and post something like cats>dogs when these stories pop up. I mean they must be with all the uses they have like seeing eye cats and drug cats and cats trained to find people in the snow etc..etc...

  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by slime View Post
    It has nothing to do with stupidy. Animals are just loyal to the death, unlike man.
    Isn't that a bad thing if you can't get over something?
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." -Friedrich Nietzsche

  12. #32
    The Lightbringer Celltrex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Funkytown
    Posts
    3,752
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninaran View Post
    Why? He's just acting out of habit. Sounds like he went there every day/week/whatever and just continues doing that. Humans are just projecting their emotions onto the animal. They see a sad story of an owner dying and their pet continuing the normal routine and immediately create a story around it.

    I will get infracted, but you are a clueless piece of shit. There are a lot dogs who go at the place where their owners died, without their owners visiting that place ever before. Did you even own a dog, or interacted with one?


    Humans are just projecting their emotions onto the animal.
    Au contraire. Humans like to believe they are the only special snowflake with emotions. Amusingly enough, most of the things they do end up being done by habit. So you are the only one projecting right now.

    ---------- Post added 2013-01-20 at 03:36 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    And that he does that 2 months after his owner died also has a reason:

    "Villagers come to church with gifts of food and water. "
    "Everyone looks out for him and leaves food for him".

    So the church is now a place where he gets a friendly welcome and food. If I was a dog I also would continue to come to such a place.
    Why did you come to the church in the first place as a dog? How do you explain what Hachiko did? Or this:




    Infracted.
    Last edited by Majad; 2013-01-20 at 03:40 PM.

  13. #33
    Mechagnome Biggayshammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    733
    I love dogs... I have a Boston Terrier right now, Ive had an eye out for a German Shep, theyre so beautiful

  14. #34
    Warning: Stop comparing cats to dogs and dogs to cats, that discussion has no place here because it will only go bad places.

    Keep the discussion civil.

  15. #35
    Titan Wildtree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Iowa - Franconia
    Posts
    12,146
    Quote Originally Posted by Aethon View Post
    Isn't that a bad thing if you can't get over something?
    No, not at all. It's called unconditional love. And it's a good thing.

    That happens over and over again also amongst us humans. Millions and millions of people lose their spouse, never marry. Missing their beloved partner, visiting their graves every day, and talk to them as if they were still here.

    Someone calling this stupid, or bad, could be seen to have emotional deficits. It's one thing to believe (because you never know until you are in such situation) that one for themselves wouldn't act like that. It's a whole different thing to see it as something good.
    And how different we really are? Anecdotal evidence.
    The passing of my great grandma.. she fell terminally ill a week before Christmas a few decades ago. She lived her whole life together with my grandma, who lost her husband during WW2, and never re-married, although she moved on, as we would call it. Grandma was on vacation during that time. The old lady was laying in the hospital waiting for her daughter. She refused to let go. Something kept her alive. And she even said that. I am waiting for my daughter to come.
    Four hours after Grandma's visited her at the hospital, great grandma passed away. Peacefully giving the circumstances.
    Unconditional love to her child made her survive longer than the doctors thought.

  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Celltrex View Post
    I will get infracted, but you are a clueless piece of shit. There are a lot dogs who go at the place where their owners died, without their owners visiting that place ever before. Did you even own a dog, or interacted with one?

    http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sides...190556479.html


    Dogs are a lot smarter than people think. Dogs are also smarter than a lot of people.

  17. #37
    Titan Wildtree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Iowa - Franconia
    Posts
    12,146
    Quote Originally Posted by Biggayshammy View Post
    I love dogs... I have a Boston Terrier right now, Ive had an eye out for a German Shep, theyre so beautiful
    Yes they are. The story at hand made me truly swallow a couple times. Because I've had a Shepard mix, and he was the love of my life, in regards of animals. He slept between the wife and me, always falling asleep in my arm. His name was Chico. Close enough to that dog here at hand....

    We have 2 dogs... Different breeds, both are mixes... As for intelligence.
    The younger one is smart as it possibly gets.
    He wants a certain toy, which the older one has now. Smart ass grabs one of the older ones (who is just in love with tennis balls) favorites, and taunts him with the ball, giving it to him, so he can have the other toy. He is also capable to show exactly what he wants from us. Go get your brother. He runs off and "gets" him.
    Same with the woman. Go get your mama.. And off he runs bugging her until she comes with him. Although everything is in the kitchen, he knows how to tell us that he wants a treat, or his food. It's different. He brings the water bowl when it's empty.
    Both understand more than one language.. I talk to them as I please. In English, in German, and even in my home dialect (which varies greatly from German). That makes them on that fraction basically smarter and more educated than some humans in my surrounding. They don't understand what I am talking about now.
    I have dogs all my life, as far as I can think back there was one. And I have always talked to them, as if I talk to a human. No special simplified language.
    They all understood. They are perfectly capable to understand that. They just can't talk back with their voices. It's up to us, and our intelligence to understand them through their body language and behavior.

  18. #38
    Mechagnome
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    558
    Quote Originally Posted by dercaderca View Post
    http://ph.news.yahoo.com/blogs/sides...190556479.html


    Dogs are a lot smarter than people think. Dogs are also smarter than a lot of people.
    I don't see how the dog standing by a grave makes it smart

  19. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by StayTuned View Post
    They aren't? This dog didn't even hear the shot that his master is dead and keeps repeating the same thing over and over again, for nothing.
    I haven't even read the story because this kind of thing just depresses me like fuck but still, "for nothing" is a very bold statement to make when you have no idea what's going on in the dog's head. Not to mention subjective.

  20. #40
    Titan Wildtree's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Iowa - Franconia
    Posts
    12,146
    Quote Originally Posted by jonte912 View Post
    I don't see how the dog standing by a grave makes it smart
    Maybe because you cannot comprehend....
    We have different levels of intelligence amongst humans...
    On one hand, we have people like Einstein, DaVinci or Hawkins. On the other hand we have people that are dumber than a slice of bread, if we stick with that extreme now.. And in between we have a whole range of differently developed intelligence. The ones on the lower end of the scale can be often enough easily outperformed by some animals. Because for them too counts a similar scale.
    Some are higher on the scale than others, and amongst the different types of animals there's then another scale. Like not all dogs are equally smart.
    However, the ability to show emotion is connected to existent intelligence... Because only the ability to think makes it possible to have emotions.
    Happiness and Sadness are a result of perception, and with that a result of an intelligent response.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •