Morning Links: All-Dog Edition

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
  • Judge says major portions of Toledo’s breed-specific dog ban are unconstitutional.
  • The rise of dog identity politics.
  • The new canine evolution: Survival of the cutest.
  • The dogs of war.
  • He cleans up rather well.
  • Dogs can have OCD. Dogs can have OCD. Dogs can have OCD.
  • Say goodbye to your morning. Shiba Inu live puppy cam.
  • Dogs can have OCD.

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    15 Responses to “Morning Links: All-Dog Edition”

    1. #1 |  anarch | 

      Can dogs have OCD?

    2. #2 |  john | 

      thanks a lot for the live puppy cam. i had to escape from that site!!! not funny!! :O)

    3. #3 |  Nando | 

      I see what you did there with dogs having OCD. However, did you know that dogs can have OCD?

    4. #4 |  damaged justice | 

      Is a vegan pup still an animal?

      Yes. It’s also a victim of abuse.

    5. #5 |  can of dog food | 

      And what am I, chopped liver?

      Oh, wait,,,

    6. #6 |  Bryan | 


    7. #7 |  MG | 


    8. #8 |  Dave Krueger | 

      The nice thing about a psychiatric “disorder” is that all you have to do is wait and it will eventually be deleted off the list (DSM), renamed, or redefined.

      I see they’ve defined OCD in dogs the same way they define it in people. Basically, if they do anything that might be considered normal behavior, they probably have it.

    9. #9 |  Dave Krueger | 

      I can attest to that survival of the cutest thing. My new puppy would have been dead long ago if he didn’t look exactly like Bolt (without the bolt, of course).

    10. #10 |  Zack | 

      Dave, are you saying OCD isn’t a real problem, or that what it causes people to think and do are normal.

    11. #11 |  Cynical in CA | 

      The untold story of the Haiti catastrophe — what’s happening to all the dogs there?

    12. #12 |  Dave Krueger | 

      #10 Zack

      Dave, are you saying OCD isn’t a real problem, or that what it causes people to think and do are normal.

      Mostly I’m making a snide remark about the psychiatry racket where diseases (oops, I mean disorders) are less a matter of scientific discovery and more a matter of popularity and politics. I’m a fan of Thomas Szasz.

    13. #13 |  Jane | 

      I’ve long thought that if JRT’s hadn’t evolved to a superior level of cuteness, they would have been destroyed a long time ago. – Speaking as an owner of an incredibly cute but nonetheless annoying JRT.

    14. #14 |  johnl | 

      The Afghan dogfood shortage looks bogus. Why not feed them local mutton?

    15. #15 |  Michael | 

      #11 cynical,

      The dogs in the town of Pignon, Haiti (went there to do mission work at a local hospital OR) were completely independent. The had to fend for the own food I tried to approach one, once. It quickly ran off. (I heard later that they get kicked a lot) So, for the most part, I think the dogs are about the same position in Porto Prince. At least that is the way it would have been where the people fought the dogs for the scraps, as in the ghettos. That seemed to be the status quot of the dogs life! Our dogs are spoiled like kings and queens! I love my dogs!