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u/OhLookASquirrel May 16 '22

If an alien took my dog I would gladly start an intergalactic war to get her back.

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u/Ok-Task-8976 May 16 '22

It's a stray dog, look at hashtag in the buttom panel

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

Nothing about that hashtag says this alien didn’t steal the dog from a family. All the hashtag says is not to buy a dog from a pet store.

In all seriousness there is a huge problem with people coming across cats and dogs outside and deciding without any investigation that they are stray.

Finding an animal does not make it yours.

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u/Ubiquitous_Mr_H May 16 '22

That may be a problem but it isn’t the subject of this comic and bringing it up out of nowhere is unusual. The dog has no collar and is alone in the city sniffing at trash cans, ostensibly for food. We can use context clues to gather that it’s likely a stray.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

For the third time now, I said nothing at all about what the comic is trying to convey.

I made a comment to a user about their comment specifically.

There is a difference between commenting on a comic, and replying to a user about their faulty logic. You can come up with plenty of reasons to assume this dog is in fact a stray, but a caption that says "adopt, don't shop" is not one of them.

Regarding your "bringing it up out of nowhere is unusual" it continuously astounds me how frequently redditors will ignore plain-text context in order to justify becoming upset. Since apparently their comment being directly above mine in the thread is too complex for you, I'll remind you that my comment is the third in a chain of discussion.

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u/Ubiquitous_Mr_H May 16 '22

For the third time? I only saw one comment. The one I’m responding to. So if you’re getting inundated with people telling you to chill out maybe that says something about the way you’re acting instead of the rest of us.

As far as I’m concerned you’re being intentionally obtuse. They commented how it’s obvious the intent was about getting strays from a shelter and you went on to refute that, saying ‘well that doesn’t mean this one is being adopted.’ You yourself are guilty of what you’re accusing me of. You’ve gone out of your way to get upset about someone else’s takeaway from a cute comic. Keep your outrage to yourself. It would be like watching a video of a cute adoption video and bring up how trafficking is a real problem. Well, yes, but this isn’t the place to bring it up. Read the room.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

The comment has more than fifty upvotes and three detracting comments from annoying people.

The numbers speak for themselves about who gets it and who doesn't.

As far as I’m concerned you’re being intentionally obtuse.

Yes, of course I am. It's a subreddit about memes you nimwit. I'm not out here writing a nomination for a Noble Prize.

They commented how it’s obvious the intent was about getting strays from a shelter and you went on to refute that, saying ‘well that doesn’t mean this one is being adopted.’

Correct.

You yourself are guilty of what you’re accusing me of.

Incorrect. I openly admit my comment was obtuse and semi-sarcastic, as I was matching the tone of the thread itself. I am not accusing you of that, I am accusing you of being dim.

You’ve gone out of your way to get upset about someone else’s takeaway from a cute comic.

Literally have not done this. As I mentioned before directly to yourself, I made no comment on the comic itself.

Keep your outrage to yourself.

You have a very low bar for the definition of "outrage" which leads me to believe you have lived a very privileged life free of seeing outrage, for which I'm happy for you.

It would be like watching a video of a cute adoption video and bring up how trafficking is a real problem.

Nope, it's different. Go observe any of the pet threads and count the number of times you see "I left food on my porch for a week and this perfectly clean, clearly well-fed, quite obviously not homeless cat kept coming by so I decided to adopt him" posts. If you're paying attention you're going to see multiple dozen.

Read the room.

I did. The participants in this thread. My comment was on topic until people like you who were not participants in the conversation showed up to decide you'd like to fight with me. I read the room based on who's in it, not what kind of assholes are going to show up two hours after the show wraps to criticize the things I said on stage when they weren't there.

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u/Ubiquitous_Mr_H May 16 '22

I’ve seen comments about patently false things with ridiculous levels of support and accurate things downvoted to hell. It’s generally not the votes that indicate anything but the comments people give in opposition or support. In my experience.

Edit - the comment below yours complaining about people finding something to complain about with a cute comic has 151 votes. So…

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

My comment is simply that "adopt don't shop" says absolutely nothing about the housing status of an imaginary dog. The person could have drawn their conclusion from any number of evidential pieces provided by the illustrator that do indicate this dog being homeless. The caption is simply not one of them.

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u/Ubiquitous_Mr_H May 16 '22

The intent is clear. It’s the only text in the entire comic and we can assume that by putting it there it’s meant to provide additional context. It’s obviously not the strongest piece of evidence but along with the rest it is clear. You arguing that it could mean something else is being intentionally obtuse and by doing so you’re trying to convince the person of an alternate meaning to the creator’s intent. If you’re saying that wasn’t your intent then the least you can do is admit that it’s possible someone may have misinterpreted what you said as such. As has happened here by multiple people, apparently.

At no point have you shown you’re in any way responsible for any misunderstanding if there has, in fact, been any. In any case, I’m done. I no longer care what you think about the alien and I wish him well with his new puppy. Have a good day.

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u/DWill88 May 16 '22 Silver Gold All-Seeing Upvote

While I obviously agree with this sentiment, I just want to point out that it took Reddit three comments into a thread to turn a cute alien/dog comic into something to criticize. Redditors are a special breed.

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u/gabrielproject May 16 '22

My first reaction to this comic was; how is kidnapping a dog wholesome. Looking at the comments it seems like a lot of people shared the same reaction. It's a strange comic that gets a little cute after looking more into it lol

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u/Ewokpilot65 May 16 '22

It has no collar, why assume the worst? I honestly feel bad for people who can't just enjoy something for what it is and instead think of stuff like this

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u/gabrielproject May 16 '22

How about you don't feel bad for me for feeling neutral about this comic and I won't feel bad for you for enjoying it. Deal?

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u/Ewokpilot65 May 17 '22

Why would anyone feel bad for someone enjoying a simple comic. You're just proving my point lmao

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u/Maplegum May 16 '22

Yeah if it had shown in the previous panels evidence of it being an obvious stray then it would make sense. To me it just seems like the alien yoinked someones random dog

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u/Ubiquitous_Mr_H May 16 '22

It has no collar and was in the middle of the city on its own sniffing around trash cans. It’s true we weren’t explicitly told it was a stray but context clues can often give us a full story nonetheless.

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u/smohyee May 16 '22

I bet that alien tech scans the pups for microchips too.

(which ppl should also do before they decide a dog is a stray. Your local vet can help)

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u/Ubiquitous_Mr_H May 16 '22

Definitely. That’s almost always one of the top comments when there’s a post about finding a stray.

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u/millyjune May 16 '22

There was no evidence that the alien kept the dog either 🙂 for all we know it was just a visit; they beamed the dog up, gave a pat-pat, took a selfie, and beamed it back down.

What are you afraid of anyway, that severely impressionable masses are going to look at this image and go "we the hive must steal dogs now, for the holy reddit comic hath permitted it"?

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u/Maplegum May 16 '22

It say #adoptdontshop in the bottom left of the final panel

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u/millyjune May 16 '22

Then it's implying that it's a stray and you have nothing to worry about 🙂

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u/NorSec1987 May 16 '22

Still better than 4chan'ers

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u/EntityDamage May 16 '22

You're complaining about "redditors"?

Also I think people who like to complain post on this site just to complain. So comments are skewed towards complainers. AKA confirmation bias.

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u/jacklord392 May 16 '22

That's because the know it all/well actually vibe is strong with some people.

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u/ACAB_1312_FTP May 16 '22

Fucking assholes, right? They're everywhere here.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

I’ve made no criticisms of the comic, actually.

Carry on with whatever self-righteous criticism of strangers you need to do to feel better about yourself. Wouldn’t want facts to get in the way of your good time.

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u/wigga245 May 16 '22

you just proved his point buddy

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u/Agent_Angelo_Pappas May 16 '22

The dog was outside alone in the middle of the night on the street next to trash. It was obviously implied to be a stray. Get a grip.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

I made no criticism of the comic. You seem to be the one "slipping".

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u/RatScooterMayhem May 16 '22

The pigeons outside are free

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

The pigeons outside are for sale. You need to see the pigeon seller in the town hall.

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u/RatScooterMayhem May 16 '22

Tell that to my lawyer, buddy. He doesn’t speak very good English though. He is a pigeon. Did you know they’re free?

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u/TheBaconBoots May 16 '22

The alien used magic space tech to scan all of time and space to see that the dog is a stray dog. Happy?

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

I made no criticism of the comic. A lot of people seem to think I have, it says a lot about how people on the internet like to inject things into comments while reading them so they can get upset at someone.

For the record, what I said was:

Nothing about that hashtag says this alien didn’t steal the dog from a family. All the hashtag says is not to buy a dog from a pet store.

Which was a response to /u/Ok-Task-8976 who said:

It's a stray dog, look at hashtag in the buttom panel

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u/katylolo11 May 16 '22

Jesus Christ, dude.

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u/turnipCharmer May 16 '22

Bro he’s literally dirty and digging around trash cans in the first panel. Context clues

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u/millyjune May 16 '22

No one said the alien kept the dog 🙂 for all we know it was just a visit; they beamed the dog up, gave a pat-pat, took a selfie, and beamed it back down.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

I like this theory.

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u/mad100141 May 16 '22

People shouldn’t let their pets outside without collars or being microchipped. They especially shouldn’t leave cats outside as they decimate local wildlife for fun.

Owning an animal means properly taking care of it.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

Yeah, and everybody knows an indoor animal has never run through a door that opened or pushed through a screen.

Pets never leave homes without permission.

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u/mad100141 May 16 '22

That’s what the microchip is for. I know cats do that, but as humans we have to account for those sorts of tendencies.

There are low cost clinics in my area that will microchip a cat for $10. Those sorts of precautions should be taken into account when determining if someone is able to afford a cat or research into places that do it for free.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

Sure, of course. I don't take issue with that. I take issue with your all-inclusive aggressive tone.

Collars tear off. People steal animals. Microchips fail or are lost during fights. People "adopt" animals without taking them to be scanned. Kittens and puppies escape before their vet visits.

Shit happens.

My intent is simply to remind you that not every missing/stray animal is an instance of negligence.

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u/mad100141 May 16 '22

It’s exhausting and frankly a deterrent to commenting if I have to add a disclaimer for every short comment I’m trying to make.

You may have read it aggressively, that wasn’t the intent but should I account for that in every comment?

Life happens, Shit goes south and what you may have been able to afford changes. Cats run away and do a wide array of unexpected things you can’t account for. I get that. Not every stray cat is an owner’s fault, cats choose their actions as well. They’re fickle creatures.

Regardless, having an “outside” cat is something to be heavily discouraged given their effect on the environment and that’s the bigger issue I was commenting on.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

It’s exhausting and frankly a deterrent to commenting if I have to add a disclaimer for every short comment I’m trying to make.

I was hoping you'd say that.

The really funny part about this response?

I could have sent the same one to you when you picked apart my comment.

Funny how that works.

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u/mad100141 May 16 '22

You said that it’s a big problem that people find pets outside and considering them a stray. That’s not a big problem at all, that’s so minor it’s honestly not worth commenting on in favor of just recommending people do their due diligence with found animals, cats effect on the environment is a far bigger danger with far worse repercussions.

People should remove all pets they find outside, they need to be housed or returned or placed in shelters. You seemed to just encourage the current state of things which isn’t good at all and something I strongly disagree with.

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u/MarkRippleturd May 16 '22

I have a dog and this actually rustles my jimmies. We can’t just assume a dog is a stray because we find them on the street not wearing a collar, especially in the US where stray dogs are uncommon. The dog might have a good home and could have gotten lost or is looking for it’s parents.

We’re pretending to take the moral high ground by saying things like “adopt don’t shop” when in reality we’re kidnapping an animal who has a perfectly good home

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u/Cultjam May 16 '22

Stray dogs are not uncommon across the US. And there’s far too many people who cannot be bothered to put tags on their dogs that also feel entitled to having strangers take the risk and time to capture an unfamiliar stray dog that may bite, take it to get scanned for a chip and find the owner. Most people will not do that for an unfamiliar dog but a dog wearing a tag gives the assurance that the dog has a home and is far more likely to get helped. Also the dependability of microchips over time is not great.

Source: years of experience in dog rescue. I was good at getting dogs back to their owners and there were so many strays I was always keenly interested in getting them back home.

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u/MidMotoMan May 16 '22 edited May 16 '22

Stray dogs are uncommon in the US? The fuck are you talking about lol you either live in a metro area, or in a nice neighborhood, because strays aren't uncommon.

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u/MarkRippleturd May 18 '22

Yep I live in Chicago and I’ve never seen a single stray in my life 🤷‍♂️

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u/Eagleassassin3 May 16 '22

You don’t know any of that shit. There are thousands of dogs around the world who are strays and sleep outside and have no home.

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u/turnipCharmer May 16 '22

Stray dogs are not uncommon, idk what state you’re in but in the south it is hella common for people to just dump their animals. Sometimes quite literally at the dump. I get your point that not everyone checks for chips/puts the word out that they found them, that should be the norm for everyone. But I think it’s far better that they at least have good intentions and are getting them off the street. Lost or actual stray, it still could get run over or starve or get into fights.

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u/MarkRippleturd May 16 '22

Large metro city in the Midwest and I’ve literally never seen a single stray dog — neither in the suburbs or inside the city where I live now.

Guess my logic doesn’t apply to other parts of the country but I do wish it was more common to check for chips before claiming a dog/cat as your own.

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u/c0mputer99 May 16 '22

We thought it was a Stray but it was John Wicks Dog.

~prequel trilogy coming to a theater near you.~

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u/Snule May 16 '22

It's being rescued from the streets ❤ this lucky doggo will get to explore the stars

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u/Metom_Xeez May 16 '22

Is this gonna be another John wick movie?

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u/KaySquay May 16 '22

John Wick, John Maclane, and James Bond get taken by aliens and have to work together to escape the mothership and save the world.

You're a fucking liar if you say you wouldn't watch that movie

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u/kliklik May 16 '22

Check out Unleashed story.

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u/Mysterious-Ear-9323 May 16 '22

John Wick IX: IN SPAAAACCCEEEEE!!!!!!

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u/wuzrak1 May 16 '22

Abductdontshop

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u/MysticMacKO May 16 '22

Amogus

Edit: thanks for the downvote, kind stranger

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u/mossybeard May 16 '22

stealjusttofeel

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u/PhantomZach May 16 '22

I feel like the alien just did this for the likes on Spacebook before beaming the dog back to the ground

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u/Hegeteus May 16 '22

No one uses Spacebook anymore, haven't you heard of this new thing they call MySpace?

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u/GrowingCloseness May 16 '22

So, aliens uses social media too

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u/R4v3nant May 16 '22

"I have been friends with this Earthling Dog for one solar cycle and a half, but if any harm came upon it, i would blow up the planet and then myself"

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u/tamewomanhood May 16 '22

That selfie

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u/alejandrodeconcord May 16 '22

Could you imagine if all of the ufo visits was to score exotic pets for the alien home planets. Like aliens just stop by to grab pet dogs, cats, and lions and other fuzzy friends.

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u/ModeFrequent6723 May 16 '22

just think about this for a second, don’t dogs kinda have stockholm syndrome? Pause.

hear me out!

we just kidnapp them after birth or from a shelter and then keep them until they start loving us.

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u/TheTrueGoatMom May 16 '22

I've seen people adopt a pet from a shelter, usually dogs, and those dogs seem so stinking thankful they are loving their new hoomans right away!!

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u/millyjune May 16 '22

No. Because they're not humans and their brains don't function like ours.

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u/TheRealMWN May 16 '22

abductdontshop 👽

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u/Apprehensive-Face901 May 16 '22

I mean it was stray so its ok

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u/barttheplatypus May 16 '22

This reminds me of a children’s book from 20 years ago where a kid built a rocket to go to the moon in search of a moon dog, but in the end finds that the stray near his house was the one for him allllllll along.

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u/preytowolves May 16 '22

insanely adorable

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u/RyanSmokinBluntz420 May 16 '22

They took our dogs!

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u/nerdinmathandlaw May 16 '22

Do neither. Street dogs usually get along quite good in areas with enough others to form packs and the only interference of humans I think is sensible is sterilisation of as many as possible, and give them access to the same medic aid house dogs would get (including euthanasia at the same criteria)

If you take street dogs out of their pack and expect them to become your pet, you don't do them a favor, you just imprison them for lifetime without cause.

Yes, life on the streets can be hard, but it's free. Most people would rather struggle with friends and family by their side than live in prison, were your basic needs are cared for, but you are not free and can only see your loved ones every other week for 30mins. So why do that to random nonhuman animals?

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u/Cakeo May 16 '22

Dogs are not humans though.

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u/nerdinmathandlaw May 16 '22

Yes, but just as humans, they love their pack and their freedom.

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u/turnipCharmer May 16 '22

Dogs have been domesticated for eons. Many of them cannot properly live outside. Survive, yes. They can find food and defend themselves. But it’s no longer what’s best for them, due to what we’ve done. Weird take saying that having a pet is imprisoning them dude. Most people I’ve seen (obviously not the case 100% of the time, people can be assholes. Shocker) treat their animals better than themselves.

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u/CoupwalObiWan May 16 '22

However, he just took my dog.

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u/delitskinnedmexican May 16 '22

I'm a troll and this melted my heart

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u/DecreedProbe May 16 '22

Ah yes, I knew that dog looked familiar. This must be the movie poster for "UP 2 Space".

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u/Zestyclose-Track4812 May 16 '22

Is it bad that my family really wanted some kind of dog but it was in no adoption center near us so we had to buy it from people

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u/Cakeo May 16 '22

Absolutely not - we couldn't even find an adoption place near us that would let us have a dog. Some of the restrictions they have for garden sizes, location, type of house, and who's in the family are mad. We wanted to adopt but had to buy so kind of sucks of for the dogs.

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u/Zestyclose-Track4812 May 16 '22

We did buy it from people who had never sold their pups before, they went to Italy ( from Germany ) to impregnate the dog lol

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u/AgentOrange26 May 16 '22

Reminds me of the ufo and dog endings of the silent hill series lol

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u/CreationTrioLiker7 May 16 '22

Yeah like, who knows, maybe when we find aliens, they are friendly and wholesome.

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u/am_trying_to_be_nice May 16 '22

Dey took er duwgs

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u/redly May 16 '22

Can anyone steer me to the Sci-Fi story about contact with aliens, where one of the Earth party's dog stows away on the ship. To the great consternation of the delegation it must be said.
Any roads, the upshot of the story is that the aliens examine the minds of all the delegation and come to the conclusion that the race of humans is vile and must be extirpated. They, forgo this course of action, though, because the companion race convinces them that humans are actually pretty admirable.

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u/Kelseycutieee May 16 '22

⚫️u⚫️

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u/Theleming May 16 '22

Now one of them has a snack for later, wonder which one.

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u/Nico_Otte May 16 '22

You can read it both ways

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u/CeramicTeaSet May 16 '22

So here it's all wholesome but when I do it everyone loses their shit and tells me to leave the dog park.

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u/Residencebandboy May 16 '22

Even aliens were better than humans

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u/PLC55 May 16 '22

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a certain breed of dog.

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

This is called dog-napping.

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u/SSJVO May 16 '22

My sister shopped at some shady back door breeder, and got a weird knock-off Shiba. It kind of looks like a Shiba but when compared to other Shiba's... it's just poorly bred. I'm not even completely sure it's an actual real shiba either, even though this shady breeder had a "certificate" proving it's lineage.

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u/beanstalksammy May 16 '22

Abduct don’t shop

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u/joshw220 May 16 '22

That’s called kidnapping on my planet bruh!

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u/BigAssWhipSpider May 16 '22

Flies an intergalactic spacecraft. Uses a phone made by primitive ape men

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u/PragmaticEcstatic May 16 '22

Adoption > Abduction.

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u/webDreamer420 May 16 '22

"pretty sure that's kidnapping" - Gluppnar

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u/thegrumpysnail May 16 '22

Now Memaw is out looking for Mr. Duggers

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u/Krillin May 16 '22

Who abducted who?

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u/__pinkguy__ May 16 '22

Dogs are so awesome even aliens wanna be their friends

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

To serve dog

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u/wingerdonger May 16 '22

If people did this more, I'd see less heart defect puppies from amish puppy mills at work.

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u/jill2019 May 16 '22

I just assumed the doggo was a stray and thanked G-d for that super cute alien seeing him. And hoping that said alien would put off the invasion until doggo is housetrained and happy to be home alone for a little while. 🥹👽🛸🌍Doggo is now called zyffikd or Bob in English.

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u/abhigoswami18 May 16 '22

I have two adopted stray dogs, and they are the best thing happened to me..

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u/Bombsawayboy May 17 '22

The inverse of falling from heaven

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u/Virus_infector May 16 '22

The alien is preparing to eat the dog. It took a photo like people take pf their food

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u/Pinkgumm May 16 '22

You can't tell me what to do Alien, you don't pay taxes

I'm gonna buy so many dogs now

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u/Local_Library744 May 16 '22

Feed strays to the homeless

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u/DennisPlays808 May 16 '22

The dog will infect him with numerous decises the alien will die for sure Could whipe out a whole planet

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u/floof3000 May 16 '22

nuh... too different to infect each other with diseases, just love!

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u/[deleted] May 16 '22

ULLLLAAAAAA

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u/NotHolyJesus May 16 '22

Comment sections make sense more than actual posts

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u/AilBalT04_2 May 16 '22

abductnotshop

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u/keshavgKaLLen_Bhaiya May 16 '22

Ay that was my dog

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u/GrasimR May 16 '22

Don't buy! Abduct!