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Old 31 January 2013, 09:30 PM
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Blow Your Top Owner Sends Dog to Kill Shelter for Being ‘Gay’

A bulldog that was sent to a kill shelter when its owner suspected it of being a homosexual has been adopted and saved from euthanasia, thanks to the power of the Internet.

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/0...for-being-gay/
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Old 31 January 2013, 10:40 PM
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Sparky!

Ugh. Some ignorant and hateful stuff in the comments section. "A failed organism?"
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Old 31 January 2013, 10:45 PM
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But there's also stuff like this:

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I caught mine hanging out at the White Swallow. He swore he was just going in for a beer but I found a lavender scarf under his doggie bed.
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My dog constantly humps couch cushions. Blasphemous creature. We've tried counseling with a Priest but to no avail.
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Old 31 January 2013, 10:48 PM
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Yes, I should have pointed out that it's a more balanced comment section than most, in spite of the egregiousness of some of the posts.
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Old 31 January 2013, 11:00 PM
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Also, humping is a common dog dominance behavior. Probably one that should be discouraged if he wants to work and play well with other dogs, but not anything to do with sex.
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Old 01 February 2013, 11:08 AM
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Also, humping is a common dog dominance behavior. Probably one that should be discouraged if he wants to work and play well with other dogs, but not anything to do with sex.
The first time our very well-behaved Tripper went to stay at doggie day-care was also the first time I'd ever seen him hump anything--in this case a girl dog who was larger than he was. They were hard at it when I came to pick Tripper up, and I told the dog handler that he'd never done that before, to my knowledge (or to anything else for that matter). She said, "It's probably the new situation. She's spayed and he's neutered, so I thought as long as they're shooting blanks, let them play cops and robbers."

Now that he's used to the day care facility, he doesn't seem to do it anymore. However, when we ask him if he wants to go play cops and robbers, he gets very excited....
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Old 01 February 2013, 12:56 PM
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LOL, Brad.

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Also, humping is a common dog dominance behavior. Probably one that should be discouraged if he wants to work and play well with other dogs, but not anything to do with sex.
A number of the comments point that out as well. Former dogowner was an ignorant jerk. I hope he doesn't adopt another pet.

ETA: My inner 12YO is still giggling about the "White Swallow."
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Old 01 February 2013, 02:23 PM
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Also, humping is a common dog dominance behavior. Probably one that should be discouraged if he wants to work and play well with other dogs, but not anything to do with sex.
And not even exclusively a male behavior.
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Old 01 February 2013, 02:30 PM
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No kidding. One of the most aggressive humpers I've encountered was my in-laws' spayed female lab.
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Yup, my spayed female is a super alpha and is a humper! Zero to do with sex, everything to do with dominance.
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Some alpha bitches even engage in leg-lifting behavior. Throws people off at first if you have a female dog that does that ;-)
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My Chi mix spends a good portion of her day humping the miniature schnauzers face. He's old and blind and mostly just sleeps through it.
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