Archive for December, 2008

New Blog Layout

December 30, 2008

I have a new blog layout.  What do you think?

If you notice anything weird, or not working right, just leave me a message via the contact form at the bottom of the page.  Or just leave a comment on this post.
Thanks, and I hope you like it!

Do Dogs Have Emotions?

December 18, 2008
Here’s my dog, Monster. Isn’t he great?
He loves to put his belly on the cool hardwood floors when it’s hot outside. Check out his hind legs:

He’s cute and he knows it. I got him in September of 2006, and the little guy definitely lives up to his name. Earlier today, he almost chewed through the cap on the bottle of some Gorilla Glue:

There’s no doubt about it: I love my dog. My question for you is, do you think he’s capable of loving me back? Do dogs have emotions?
Back in college, I took a philosophy class where I learned that most of the well-known philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Nietzsche, etc) believed that animals were incapable of emotion, or “feelings”. Of all the heated topics in that class, nothing even came close to the mayhem that ensued during the debates on this subject.
So, all the “smart guys” think the answer is no. What do you think? Do you have a story that serves as proof? Leave a comment and let me know!
I think you know my opinion. 🙂