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    I need to discuss something with people in the know. It is a multifaceted ponder. I think a lot, partly because I am by inclination and training an educator with an EdD. I watch a lot. I sort and sift and ponder.
    This morning' sorting, sifting and pondering reflects upon Daphne's brain compared to my brain. Beginning questions...
    Is Daphne's physical brain structurally comparable to my brain? E.g. Same parts, dura, brain stem, same lives with same functions? Well, except for speech of course.
    Does a dog brain look the same as ours?
    Does a dog brain take up the same amount of space proportionally in skull as a human brain does?

    Piaget' theory of conservation states that in children "Conservation refers to a logical thinking ability which, according to the psychologist Jean Piaget, is not present in children during the preoperational stage of their development at ages 27, but develops in the concrete operational stage at ages 711.[1][2] Conservation refers to the ability to determine that a certain quantity will remain the same despite adjustment of the container, shape, or apparent size."
    Daphne has no concept that she is three or four times bigger than any of the other three dogs and could rip them to threads with her massive jaw. She is thoroughly intimidated by them and they boss her around and threaten her. I do get that the theory of conservation is about measurement i.e a nickel isn't worth more than a dime just because it's bigger.

    I guess my 64K question is, what specifically /structurally in her canine brain prevents Daphne from moving from pre-operational thinking to operational thinking? Is being afraid/intimidated by the little dogs like brain washing from an early age or what?

    I have Mah Jongg this morning, so I'll leave you people alone for a while, but I really do want to understand these things. All input appreciated.


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    Default Re: Alrighty Then...

    Let's do a disection and find out. Stop pondering...your bully is smarter than you think. And by the way doc...when I am not in my right mind my left side is pretty full.

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    The answer to all of the above in relation to exactly how the Bulldog's mind reacts to specific stimuli is FOOD.
    That, and she doesn't know that she's 3-4 times bigger except when it's time to eat FOOD.

    So, there you have it...
    FOOD for thought

    What was the question again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Let's do a disection and find out. Stop pondering...your bully is smarter than you think. And by the way doc...when I am not in my right mind my left side is pretty full.

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    Lol. I'm totally a lefty. Nothing creative about me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    The answer to all of the above in relation to exactly how the Bulldog's mind reacts to specific stimuli is FOOD.
    That, and she doesn't know that she's 3-4 times bigger except when it's time to eat FOOD.

    So, there you have it...
    FOOD for thought

    What was the question again?
    The question was, "What would you do for a Klondike Bar?"


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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Let's do a disection and find out. Stop pondering...your bully is smarter than you think. And by the way doc...when I am not in my right mind my left side is pretty full.

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    Ohhhh and I know Daphne is very smart. I'm just wondering how her brain works.


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    omg im loving the answers so far mine is boring but......... my thoughts of this sort of follow along the lines of Horse training. If your lucky enough to work with them when they're small, babies, that is what sets in their sweet minds. Your bigger than them and the rest is easy.. No power struggles when they outgrow you.. (I had read this and for 'me' proved to be true) And, I think that our kidos are more primal than us still. They live off instinct in these matters that you speak of, more than brain power....... Thing is with all that, i 'watch' these guys think things outAND play us! .. And look at those aussies work the cattle. anyway, i think dogs use all facets of their being, and some are dominant in different areas.... so there ya go! answer to nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daphne DuMaurier View Post
    I'm just wondering how her brain works...
    The Bulldog brain is not the least bit complex...



    Who says Bulldogs can't fly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    The Bulldog brain is not the least bit complex...


    hahahahahha perfect!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    The Bulldog brain is not the least bit complex...


    And it's got a feather on the bottom...cool!


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    Ummm What was the Question again ?
    YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...

    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oscarmayer View Post
    The Bulldog brain is not the least bit complex...


    Hmmmmmm......same as the man's brain!

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