21 thoughts on “Dog Versus Cabbage”

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  2. Whenever I would go into the kitchen to cook, my grandwhippet would come to the appointed place (“If you wait there respectfully you will always get a treat”) and station himself nobly in position for reward. When I was making salad (often) I would hand him one of the outside leaves, as soon as I had rinsed it. He would leap up, catch it in mid-air, and carry it quickly to the far corner of the living room, where he would swiftly break its neck (that whippet move used for the rodents — you know the one) and then devour it. Within a minute he would be back in his “More, please” position. I did not mind at all.

  3. I appreciate Darren’s comment about the scene where they put the cabbage on his head. DogsWithOutPapers (DogWOPS) has a campaign to stop the degredation of dogs by posing them in photographs with stupid clothing, hats or other rubbish.

  4. This is a clear and blatant case of entrapment. I’m calling the ACLU (American Canine Liberties Union) right now! This is a clear violation of his right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Cabbages!

  5. 🙂

    In the final scene, you can almost see a sense of degredation the dog feels by being forced to wear the cabbage atop his head, along with longing for his owners to indicate they still love him.

  6. I grew up in a Polish neighborhood and would often have golabki[stuffed cabbage] when I ate @ friend’s houses. I preferred pierogi, but golabki isn’t bad. With the meat and rice the pooch would probably even work harder to get some golabki on the counter. I admire the persistence of animals.

  7. There are some dogs in this dogpack here that when rummaging through a tipped over trash can will choose cabbage over a piece of ham. The last thing a dog will eat is a hot dog. You heard the story about the two Polish nuns who came over to the convent in New York City and were given an afternoon off. They went to Coney Island for the first time. The Hot Dog Stand was busy so they sauntered up and each ordered one basket each. Sister A opens the wrapping on her meal and peers over to Sister B. “What part of the dog did you get?”, she inquired. The reply, in Polish, would not pass the mustard of the Blog censor here and cannot be translated into Pig Latin. ickDay is the best I can do.

  8. Four, that canines – but especially domesticated canines – are naturally omnivorous.

    Scavenging off of humans was one of the first steps from wild canines to domesticated canines. Those dogs best suited for taking advantage of this food source would naturally be those able to best adapt to it. Since humans are omnivores, natural selection favored the canines that displayed omnivorous tendencies.

    Whether this particular dog’s diet is somehow deficient is immaterial to this evolutionary fact and any supposition on that matter is purely supposition based on an anecdotal sample space. The dog might as well simply been hungry and/or likes cabbage. Given the omnivorous nature of dogs, this solution (proclivity to be an omnivore) is actually the most likely solution based on the evidence of a single video. The dog’s diet may or may not be lacking, but there is insufficient evidence of this assertion. By contrast, the fundamental nature of domesticate canines as omnivores has a plethora of information backing it. One should proceed to simpler theories until simplicity can be traded for greater explanatory power. This is the essence of Occam’s Razor and it yields: hungry omnivore.

    Science and “loose thinking” are a not only a false equivalence, but they are antithetical. Because of the methodology, both evidentiary and logical, applied in science, it stands a greater chance of providing a correct answer than mere unsupported supposition as represented by “loose thinking”. On the contrary, it is “loose thinking” that leads to statements like ” it could be that dry or wet “dogfood” is lacking something. Most likely.” – a statement of probability made in the light of scant insufficient evidence (small sample space error) when Occam’s Razor suggests a far simpler solution (dogs are omnivores) based upon observation of the whole species and the application of natural selection to it. The dog’s diet might be deficient, but given the other simpler alternative explanations – unless further evidence of deficient diet comes to light – it is not the probable answer. Merely a possible answer.

    Critical thinking. It’s not just for breakfast anymore. Even if you prefer cabbage for breakfast.

  9. Speaking of veggies, there are some graphs of all counties in the contiguous USA, showing various factors.

    Those showing households without a car and more than a mile to a grocery store are generally the same counties
    that show obesity and diabetes. The same trend existed for the ones who lived in cities, ie more than a mile to the grocery store gave the same effect.

    Shall we conclude that veggies are important? And/or convenience store customers need some nutritional guidance?

    I won’t memtion the geographical distribution, as that would unleash a cascade of stones and roses.

  10. That suggest two ideas:
    1) today’s meat lacks something important as nutrition
    2) that dog’s are mutating over to another food source

    Oh yee, three. That science and loose thinking does not alwys provide the right answers.

    But. it could be that dry or wet “dogfood” is lacking something. Most likely.

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