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Afraid2LoveAgain posted 11/2/2013 05:58 AM

Do I think that I could teach her to drive if I worked really hard at it? Maybe if that's all I focused on day and night. And if I had an unlimited supply of peanuts. If I watched her every move, never once letting my attention be diverted.

AfraidPup is smart. She loves to please. So, yes, she might learn to drive. But she would never be a safe driver. It is not in her nature. I would never feel safe riding in the passenger seat. I would not want to travel the world with a dog chauffeur.

Maybe our lives would be better spent not focused on trying to teach dogs to drive.

cayc posted 11/2/2013 07:28 AM

Hah! I like the analogy.

But idk. My dog is as smart as he's going to get, and yet he's still this little furry ball of emotion that pays attention to my needs, pays attention to my mood, and does what he can to keep us both happy. My xWH who had the intellectual capacity to learn but *wilfully* chose not to, could not even manage to do that.

Which is the difference. Your dog *wants* to learn and please you and be a part of your life even if he doesn't have the intellectual capacity to change a damn thing. In contrast, WSs have the intellectual capacity but ....

Afraid2LoveAgain posted 11/2/2013 07:38 AM

Intellectual capacity, yes!

Emotional capacity--probably not.

:)

waiting2see posted 11/2/2013 07:56 AM

Fwiw. I would let my dog drive my car before I would trust XWS with my heart again.

Afraid2LoveAgain posted 11/2/2013 08:26 AM

SisterMilkshake posted 11/2/2013 08:32 AM

I agree, Afraid. The dog needs to teach themselves how to drive. Not our job. However, I don't feel the dog would be able to teach themselves.

Unlike people who can take control of themselves and learn.

SoVerySadNow posted 11/2/2013 08:52 AM

I'm more likely to let my dog drive my car than to trust WH ever again. I might trust with verification at some point but is that trust?

Chippednotbroken posted 11/2/2013 09:07 AM

Yeah...

stongmomof3 posted 11/4/2013 15:31 PM

This made me truly LOL. Thanks.
Fwiw I feel more comfortable with my dog driving than WH .

Nature_Girl posted 11/4/2013 15:34 PM

Waiting, you made me LOL!!!

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