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Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby tommy525 » 05 Jul 2012, 13:53

Today a young Taiwanese couple was walking with their dogs in Oakland . I say "with" because they had their two maltese dogs in a baby carrier and were walking them that way.

Most other people simply walk their dogs on leashes or harnesses.

Its another Taiwan cultural export !

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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby psidriven » 05 Jul 2012, 14:10

Seriously drives me nuts. These are the same people who don't want children because it's too much work, yet they treat their pet like it was their child. Priorities misplaced much?
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby tommy525 » 05 Jul 2012, 14:13

psidriven wrote:Seriously drives me nuts. These are the same people who don't want children because it's too much work, yet they treat their pet like it was their child. Priorities misplaced much?


they may have forgotten how to make them. This gal was pretty cute. Id be happy to show her how :)
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby Icon » 05 Jul 2012, 14:40

Ehem, here comes the Devil's advocate. Maybe it is too hot for the pets to walk? :lol: :cactus: Just kidding. Well, then they shouldnt be out either, right? And yes, with pets, sometimes I feel it is only one extreme or the other.

I have a neighbor who is single and childless. She has 3 of those black and brown furry thinghies that look like moving and barking tupees when then fall on the floor. They have to be "walked" in a pram daily, which means taken for a ride on the MRT, or else they won't be at peace... and no one else will have peace.

I bought a small one to take either Toto or Bobby -they both do not fit- to the specialist cardiologist vet, as it is a long way -more than 30 minutes on the MRT- and they are more comfortable if they can lie down. It is also safer, and easier to carry a long way, plus the drivers/MRT employees won't scold at you. If I take my pets in a taxi -not often, it is like 300 one way to the vet-, in a pet carrier, most taxi drivers are not happy about it. If I use a doggie purse, it is only for short distances, as standing for a long time in a single position makes my doggies unconfortable.
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby finley » 05 Jul 2012, 15:24

I'd rather see dogs being over-pampered than tied to a post with 8 inches of rope without food or water - as at least 50% of "pets" are here.

But yeah - it's weird. Although I think part of the reason is so that the dogs don't trail the grime (and worse) from the streets back into the house.
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby Taiwan_Student » 06 Jul 2012, 00:15

finley wrote:I'd rather see dogs being over-pampered than tied to a post with 8 inches of rope without food or water - as at least 50% of "pets" are here.

But yeah - it's weird. Although I think part of the reason is so that the dogs don't trail the grime (and worse) from the streets back into the house.


Amen to that!!!
I've been here long enough that I saw the change! Everything from people's attitudes to the quality of pet care has really improved.. Dramatically..
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby Amasashi » 06 Jul 2012, 00:41

Bags I can accept, but baby carrier's are a bit too much.

I understand their reasoning though. They don't want the dogs to leave dirty paw prints all over the house. I'm sure if they could, they'd buy the dog shoes and train it to take them off before they stepped inside :-)
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby Hamletintaiwan » 06 Jul 2012, 02:05

Amasashi wrote:Bags I can accept, but baby carrier's are a bit too much.

I understand their reasoning though. They don't want the dogs to leave dirty paw prints all over the house. I'm sure if they could, they'd buy the dog shoes and train it to take them off before they stepped inside :-)


They don't want their dogs to shit in front of their door either. That's what the neighbours are for.
The animation below is an example of what we are dealing with. The only way to stop this kind of behaviour was throwing the shit into the elevator and smearing at to their door and into their mailboxes.
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby John Yu » 06 Jul 2012, 07:48

I saw somebody bend over and wipe their dog's butt after it pooped...I think that's the moment when you've lost a bit of your humanity...
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Re: Taiwanese and their dogs

Postby tommy525 » 06 Jul 2012, 07:51

John Yu wrote:I saw somebody bend over and wipe their dog's butt after it pooped...I think that's the moment when you've lost a bit of your humanity...


Perhaps but its better then what happens when my cat has diarrhea. HE gets his butt all dirty and he is sure as heck is not going to lick it clean. He comes and sticks his butt in my face (especially when im sleeping) so i can wash his ass. Its that or he wipes his butt all over the carpet !
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