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Why do dogs chase there own tails

  1. Sep 3, 2005 #1


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    Why do dogs chase there own tails, and lift one leg when laying on there back ?
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  3. Sep 3, 2005 #2
    Some one use to have a quote on here that said, "If you chase your tail fast enough, you will alter time in such a manner as to go back to the origins of life."
    I suspect its a time machine. Dogs are so much smarter then us.
  4. Sep 3, 2005 #3


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    Hmm, Benji did have some grey hairs that have gone now. :surprised
  5. Sep 3, 2005 #4


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    Can't remember who said this:
  6. Sep 3, 2005 #5


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    :rofl: :rofl:
  7. Sep 3, 2005 #6
    The one dog that I have actually seen chase his tail does it with embarassment. We ask him to chase his tail and he'll do it after much coaxing. It seems as if he thinks it is silly but does it to entertain us. He will catch it after a few minutes. Then he forgets about it and would prefer to play fetch.
  8. Sep 3, 2005 #7
    Why do men have nipples, who knows.
    Because they're physically incapable of doing it any other way?
  9. Sep 3, 2005 #8
    crazy dog
  10. Sep 3, 2005 #9
    Because they don:t have hands with fingers like humans...
    Because their body sweats after running around so much and doing so to cool themselves down a bit
  11. Sep 6, 2005 #10
    Please show me a dog that sweats...
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    Penis envy.
    Oedipal complex.
  13. Sep 6, 2005 #12
    I bet dogs themselfs wonder what to do with leg. I'm sure it has more to do with the hip design. My dog sleeps flat on her back 4 paws up.
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