Dogs

luka

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I hate dogs but these are my favourite breeds

Bully kutta
Malamute
Akita
Tibetan mastiff
Caucasian shepherd
Rhodesian ridgeback
Presa Canario
Karakachan
Samoyed
Dogo Argentino
Kangal
Cane corso
 

luka

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Well I don't disagree but I like watching dangerous dog documentaries on YouTube. I don't actually want to share a world with dogs. I think they are very very bad. Fascists.
 

Mr. Tea

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Well I don't disagree but I like watching dangerous dog documentaries on YouTube. I don't actually want to share a world with dogs. I think they are very very bad. Fascists.
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George Orwell said:
It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used even more wildly than in print. I have heard it applied to farmers, shopkeepers, Social Credit, corporal punishment, fox-hunting, bull-fighting, the 1922 Committee, the 1941 Committee, Kipling, Gandhi, Chiang Kai-Shek, homosexuality, Priestley's broadcasts, Youth Hostels, astrology, women, dogs and I do not know what else.
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
i avoid them. even cross the street when i see them not on a leash. got bitten twice last summer by two different dogs. they're not my animals.
 

Leo

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I grew up with a Great Dane, could stand on his hind legs, put his front paws on my shoulders and look me in the eye (I was 6' at the time). could walk him at any time of night in any neighborhood, no problem. man's best friend!

of course, once I moved to an apartment in the city I became a cat person.
 
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Corpsey

call me big papa
I'd expect dissensians to prefer cats to dogs. Dogs are too intrusive and demanding. They get in the way of reading and listening to Miles Davis.

One of my friends described dogs as being 'like stupid children' which made me bark with laughter.

I don't mind them, personally, although I do prefer cats.

I used to be obsessed with getting a dog when I was a kid, and my parents never caved. Then over the years I grew to love my cat so much that dogs became an afterthought.

I always fancied a Bernese Mountain Dog.



Funnily enough the friend who thought dogs were like stupid kids was accosted by a Bernese Mountain Dog on Hampstead Heath when we were up there tripping on acid. It was so friendly that I could see his heart melt in front of my eyes.
 

luka

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The one time I've been tripping on the Heath (Parliament hill) it was late at night and a mist blanketed everything. You could see almost nothing but mist and these white hounds, like wolves, white wolves, emerged out of the mists. About 7 of them.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
The one time I've been tripping on the Heath (Parliament hill) it was late at night and a mist blanketed everything. You could see almost nothing but mist and these white hounds, like wolves, white wolves, emerged out of the mists. About 7 of them.
DIREWOLVES!!!!
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Aren't those moments fantastic on acid? They become like portents or something.

This is why I was able to understand Yeats at last the day after tripping.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
The one time I've been tripping on the Heath (Parliament hill) it was late at night and a mist blanketed everything. You could see almost nothing but mist and these white hounds, like wolves, white wolves, emerged out of the mists. About 7 of them.
Doesn't this sound like some amazing visionary poem?
 

luka

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Aren't those moments fantastic on acid? They become like portents or something.

This is why I was able to understand Yeats at last the day after tripping.
Yes. They assume a symbolic weight, as if they are occurring at a higher level of reality. The myth-level. Which I think they are actually.
 

martin

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Dogs >>> cats.

My favourites are German Shepherds, but I’m biased because I grew up with them. Some of my family in Ireland had Kerry Blues, which look like something out of ‘2000AD’.

Afghan Hounds look like Nicky Clarke and are really fun until you let them off the lead - then suddenly you've got a missing dog and a trail of toddler limbs / dead cats for miles. But you get to look at THIS, which is way cooler than a zillion "aww, Chairman Meow won't let mummy sit on the sofa!" tweets.
 

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Leo

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not to digress off topic but you can't really generalize about cats. we have two, sister/brother with exact opposite personalities. she is constantly seeking attention, will jump up onto my desk and lay down directly on top of whatever I'm reading in order to be in my line of vision, loves to sit on my lap or run around the apartment. he's the biggest fucking load, couldn't give a shit about us most of the time (outside feeding time), will crawl under a chair to sleep and sometimes literally not move for five or six hours.

dogs are great but definitely more needy (not to mention you have to walk them a few times a day).
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
Not to generalise too much but I wasn't surprised to read that the female is affectionate and the male isn't.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
I could write a big list of things I like about cats but one of those things is that they're still slightly wild. They fuck off and live a hidden cat life at night. They don't give a shit about you sometimes (or all the time).

I suppose dogs are somewhat similar except they're pack animals, so their wildness is more suited to doting on humans.
 
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