Friday, July 27, 2007

In Bizarro world...this might be normal.

This took place a few minutes ago and I captured the scene on my cell phone.

Ok, in the midst of all the atrocities done to animals being a huge part of the media topics of late, I wanted to show some of our four legged friends some love. There is nothing more loving than the show of a mating hump...hahahahaha(just joking)

I'm sure that at first glance, this is just some normal looking scene that you would find on any given street, at any given time...yet this story that goes a lil farther than normal behavior.

I'd like to put a spin on this just for a sec and address "Learned Behavior" patterns. It hit me like a ton of bricks how learned behavior patterns can confuse genetic code behavior. Why is that you may say? Well, I'm glad you asked. Here's why...the dog on the top is a female and the dog getting humped is a male. Now this scene takes place in my backyard and I must say that it is quite startling because I know the sexes of the dogs.

I got to thinking that since the bigger dog(Toshi) is only a little more than two years old and the smaller dog(Milo) is about 9 years old, the alpha male behavior taught to the female must have confused her. She has been humped on by the boy dog on more than a few occasions and so in a form of dominant aggression fashion she is trying to punk my boy, Milo. Each time I see her trying to break him off a piece of who knows what, I rush to pull her off of him. Did my inherited dogs watch old "superfriends" cartoons and decide to act out a scene between Superman and Bizarro?....orrrrrrrr...did Milo mistakenly teach Toshi that humping is a way to exert authority or dominance over her sibling. It is something to think about as a parent indeed.

To sum all of this up, I'd caution everyone to be very careful what they teach their children and other people around them. We have the ability to deprogram even the basic codes.

Remember that we are teaching something at all times. Either we are teaching how to do something right or wrong...but we are always teaching because someone is always watching whether we know it or not.

This is my public service announcement.


js said...

just a friendly hello and a quick comment:

i have three dogs, and one is the mother of the other two. all female. the larger of the "puppies" (they're 2 years old now, so not really puppies) occasionally will hump the other. i'm pretty sure it's a dominance thing, as you mentioned in the case of your dogs.

carry on :)

dc_speaks said...

thanks for the info. it freaks me out when I see it.

Ms. Behaving said...

Ummm...{I happen to HATE dogs}--I mean no comment!!

The lil' freak nasties!!!

Ticia said...

Gross..and gross--

I hate doggy sex and love doggy style...okay, I am done ;)

dc_speaks said... are a mess!!!

@ms b: freak nasties is a hilarious way to describe that session.

The Re-inventing of C. said...

I am a little disturbed by the scene. Hmmm..maybe more than a little. I don't care for the creatures either but I get your blog.

lisa q. said...

ummmm...ewwwww! :D

you are so right dc...we have to be careful of the ole 'do as i say, not as i do' many people say one thing and then hypocritically turn around and do the opposite as if the rules don't apply to them...i hate that! :P

CreoleInDC said...

And a very good PSA it was. I LOVE doggies as you well know!

Lolly said...

mmmm - I catch myself saying stuff to my kid and wondering how up it will end up when he's 30 ;)

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Anonymous said...

I have read your previous blogs. They are interesting.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

You are so right my friend.

Nic said...

Just the title of this post alone has me dying.
I'm a dc comic & marvel geek, so the "Bizzaro" imagery got rolling.

dc_speaks said... definitely a comic book geek. I was watching the comic-con 07 and was thrilled to see what was coming out soon


dc_speaks said...

hi ladies....thanks for stopping by and leaving comments.

like i was pretty disturbing and i enjoy the comments being left here

LOL again at Nic!!!

Lola Gets said...

Oh lord, that pic had me crying at mah job!
Man o man o man o man.
Thats totally a dominance thing. Youll also see the same behavior in male dogs. Havent you ever seen a male dog humping another one?? Even more shocking than that scene, lol.

dc_speaks said...

hey lola...I absolutely have not ever seen a male dog humping another male dog.

Now you're giving me a headache thinking about it.

thanks for the visual....NOT!!!!

CortneyGee said...

welcome to dog life doggystyle...hehehehe

Jennifer said...


All I can say is you are a LOT of fun!

You can take anything and turn it into a teaching moment... I LOVE it!


plez... said...

THAT is hilarious! talkin' about flipping the script! *smile*

Ray said...

lol oh my