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The dog looks as if it was playing with the baby squirrel, but the play could have turned fatal in a flash.
It's a metaphor about The White House and The Tea Party.
"The dog looks as if it was playing with the baby squirrel..."Commenters are always ready to defend the dog.I remember Meade, back in 2005.How about: That baby squirrel needed killing.
The idea of Mommas fighting for their young's survival among predators is very real, as many an indignant predator can attest. Go Sarah.
If you're interested in the Althouse + Meade saga, it's fun to read that '05 thread. There's a lot of back and forth between the two of us, 3 years before we even contemplated meeting, and we are not are not sympatico:Meade said...And you are just trying to get my goat with that charge of sentimentalism. How about you not being so cold? You know? Put a little love in your heart, as the song goes.12/5/05 1:23 PM Ann Althouse said...Meade: Where do you think all that flesh went? Do you think the dog bit off these large chunks of flesh and placed them on the floor somewhere? Why was the dog put down? It's well-known that dogs left with a dead body will use it as a food source. The bizarre thing here is that the woman came to. I'm not being unloving toward the dog. In fact, I love the dog for what he really is. You're in love with your own illusion of the dog. That is not the dog.12/5/05 2:03 PM Meade said...Ann: You are the one being silly here. You still can't cite for me where the pieces of the woman's body were "eaten." "Large chunks" of "all that flesh..." you're making that up out your own imagination, not from what was reported here. I am not "in love with" my own illusion of anything and I haven't "excused" the dog's behavior. I've merely tried to explain it. I don't know why the dog was put down and neither do you. Do you? Review this thread of comments and show me where I have expressed sentimentality or silliness.
You two are not from Wisconsin, but Oklahoma!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEwVAV3VPw4
I think a young critter can be played with to death. My cat once caught two baby bunnies and put them into a window well for safe keeping. I heard the second one screaming (sounded like a goose and surprisingly loud) as the cat trotted with it to her "pen." Following the sound, I found the first baby bunny dead and the second trembling in the corner.Cat never intentionally killed even a mouse.
Cute.Sense you are referencing Sarah Palin vs. left wing "feminists":Here's a left wing feminist who thinks Palin is winning the ad wars
I'm not defending the dog, only observing. When dogs mean to kill small prey, they hold the prey in the mouth and shake their heads rapidly to snap the victim's neck. Without the mother squirrel's rescue, that easily could have been the baby's fate.
The female of the species is more deadly than the male - Rudyard KiplingWhenever I see a mother critter lose offspring to predators in nature shows, I can't help projecting sorrow. All that investment in reproduction lost and motherly instincts left without an outlet. So, squirrel mama, good on you! No survival on the line here for the dog.
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