Humans Do not Deserve Dogs

We just don’t.

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Author: Bryan G. Stephens

Bryan G. Stephens is a former executive on a mission to transform the workplace. He is the founder and CEO of TalkForward, a consulting and training company, utilizing Bryan’s clinical and management expertise to develop managers and teams in a corporate environment. As a licensed therapist with strong understanding of developing human potential, he is dedicated to the development of Human Capital to meet the needs of leaders, managers, and employees in the 21st Century workplace. Bryan has an Executive MBA from Kennesaw State University, Coles School of Business, and both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

18 thoughts on “Humans Do not Deserve Dogs”

  1. Thanks for that.  I came downstairs this AM to a certain mephitic atmosphere.  My dog had shat in the basement.  Yeah, my fault, I had given her some holiday leftovers.  Still it meant an unpleasant task involving lotsa poopy paper towels and plastic garbage bags.  But hey yeah, she is a darling.

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  2. The dogs that truly amaze me are the members of the bomb squad in the military and in airports. I’d love to know how they are trained to do that!

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  3. I know the dog probably wants food but there is something about a dog being so excited to see a person come home. Dogs show emotions so well. I love how a dog knows how to treat a child. They have patience and gentleness with them.

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  4. My late brother made the observation that people change around pets and babies. They soften and smile. They communicate at a different level.

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  5. 10 Cents:
    My late brother made the observation that people change around pets and babies. They soften and smile. They communicate at a different level.

    When my late father was in the hospital, his church brought over a lovely golden lab to visit twice a week. “Laddy” made such an impact, I called our minister and paid for a daily visit.

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  6. As an aside, my husband and I just moved into a rental house as we recently closed on our home of 20 years. We are building a new one upstate that won’t be ready until July.

    Our new neighborhood is chock full of black and golden labs and I must admit I’m having a good time with them.

    And here I always thought I was a cat person!

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  7. I am very impressed with the dogs that instinctively know their jobs.   We had friends with a swimming pool.   They had a Labrador Retriever who would pull the little kids out of the pool.   Even after the three-year olds had learned how to swim really well, the dog would not let them in the water unless an adult was watching.   The dog never bothered the bigger kids.

    And we have a friend who runs bird dogs.   We asked him about training.   He said that he lets the mother dog train her puppies.   She knows what to do and puts them to work.   He just provides positive reinforcement when the puppies start catching on.

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  8. I’ve often heard this about Border Collies and saw a few in action while visiting a ranch in New Mexico one summer. They were protecting horses (!) and when that job was over for the day, they discovered me in a barn on the property looking at a batch of newborn kittens.

    Umm… that visit didn’t last long; they herded me right outta there!

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  9. 10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    I make it a rule never to treat a person who can add “special ingredients” to my food like this.

    Hahaha…right, but the point still stands! =)

    Black Prince, what type of flowers should I send? Lilies?

    “Truth is like poetry. And most people “[10Ad: Coarse Language] hate poetry.” (quote from the movie, The Big Short)

    [Try to keep it clean, Black Prince. :-)]

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  10. Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    I make it a rule never to treat a person who can add “special ingredients” to my food like this.

    Hahaha…right, but the point still stands! =)

    Black Prince, what type of flowers should I send? Lilies?

    “Truth is like poetry. And most people “[10Ad: Coarse Language] hate poetry.” (quote from the movie, The Big Short)

    [Try to keep it clean, Black Prince. :-)]

    Well, that was the quote…here’s another version for the more sensitive Ratburgers:

    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” (attributed to Gloria Steinem)

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  11. I am trying to get the balance right of allowing the most freedom without censoring. As way of explanation think of clothing. Say we have a restaurant that doesn’t allow nudity. That seems clear cut, right? Well, what about see through clothing? Technically, the person is clothed but it is practically no different from being naked. In the same way, if a site is trying to keep it clean by reducing coarse language, does one think having “see through” words really is keeping the principal? My wish is that people would “keep their clothes” on. (smile)

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  12. Black Prince:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    I make it a rule never to treat a person who can add “special ingredients” to my food like this.

    Hahaha…right, but the point still stands! =)

    Black Prince, what type of flowers should I send? Lilies?

    “Truth is like poetry. And most people “[10Ad: Coarse Language] hate poetry.” (quote from the movie, The Big Short)

    [Try to keep it clean, Black Prince. :-)]

    Well, that was the quote…here’s another version for the more sensitive Ratburgers:

    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” (attributed to Gloria Steinem)

    I don’t get the “sensitive” part. People can handle the swearing. It is not as if we don’t hear it enough. It is just a matter of choice and direction. I do appreciate your ideas and engagement. Keep it up!

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  13. 10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    I make it a rule never to treat a person who can add “special ingredients” to my food like this.

    Hahaha…right, but the point still stands! =)

    Black Prince, what type of flowers should I send? Lilies?

    “Truth is like poetry. And most people “[10Ad: Coarse Language] hate poetry.” (quote from the movie, The Big Short)

    [Try to keep it clean, Black Prince. :-)]

    Well, that was the quote…here’s another version for the more sensitive Ratburgers:

    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” (attributed to Gloria Steinem)

    I don’t get the “sensitive” part. People can handle the swearing. It is not as if we don’t hear it enough. It is just a matter of choice and direction. I do appreciate your ideas and engagement. Keep it up!

    I’m picking up what you’re putting down, 10 cents—you have to draw a line somewhere. Next time I’ll use “[redacted]”.

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  14. Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    10 Cents:

    Black Prince:

    I make it a rule never to treat a person who can add “special ingredients” to my food like this.

    Hahaha…right, but the point still stands! =)

    Black Prince, what type of flowers should I send? Lilies?

    “Truth is like poetry. And most people “[10Ad: Coarse Language] hate poetry.” (quote from the movie, The Big Short)

    [Try to keep it clean, Black Prince. :-)]

    Well, that was the quote…here’s another version for the more sensitive Ratburgers:

    “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” (attributed to Gloria Steinem)

    I don’t get the “sensitive” part. People can handle the swearing. It is not as if we don’t hear it enough. It is just a matter of choice and direction. I do appreciate your ideas and engagement. Keep it up!

    I’m picking up what you’re putting down, 10 cents—you have to draw a line somewhere. Next time I’ll use “[redacted]”.

    Thanks!

    I don’t know about others but I don’t like the word “redacted”.  It is pretentious. I prefer “bleep/bleeping” because it gets across the meaning better. I do want the thoughts across in some form and “redacted” has been so abused that it means something that should have never been touched. It has become more of a joke than a word of meaning.

    I have been always pleasantly surprised at the maturity and camaraderie at Ratburger.

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