I have to bite my fingers - nah can't do it! Do you think rightwing dogs whine and complain every time they are not in power exploiting our great nation in the name of greed and freedom and lower taxes. A relative's beagle sits by my side every dinner, eyes wide and plaintive, she whines low if I am not paying attention. I guess dogs know the good people who share too. LOL You think this is one of those Cadillac dogs Reagan imagined? Human brains empathize, or duplicate other humans as brain scans demonstrate. Sad that the examples are so negative. OK enough aspersions mc5..... 'Some dogs may look like their owners, but all dogs imitate their human companions.' By Jennifer Viegas * For the first time, scientists have proven that dogs automatically imitate humans. * Dogs cannot easily curb this tendency to imitate us, even when the behavior is not in their best interest. * Humans, non-human primates and certain birds automatically imitate individuals within their own species too." Dogs Automatically Imitate People : Discovery News Wonder if there will be a tea party made up of dogs and a glenn beck dog that whines and cries and tells us how much she loved the neighborhood fire hydrant but it just ain't the same! Bring back the orange you socialists!