I don't dislike dogs, but saying that any of them have "inherent dignity"
is just too much. The first thing they all do when they meet someone is to
stick their head in his crotch. I do have cats, which aren't any brighter
but are at least more manageable.
Well I agree that the nose to the crotch thing is less than charming. It IS
a nose, BTW. I'd say head is overkill, even for an aggressive dog.
But really, this is part of DOG culture -- this is how they speak. We're
not comfortable with it, but then we're not DOGS. You wouldn't deny this
species its own centuries-old CULTURE would you? Like, ask them to not
speak their LANGUAGE because it makes you uncomfortable? ("Yes, let's
discourage them from fornicating also, cut back on their numbers . . .
perhaps devise some recipes for turning their children into Welsh Rarebit .
Just feeling her oats on a 4-day weekend . . .