I get a little sad and wish that they were a little smarter.
Actually, I set up really nice kennels with flowing water and redstone powered dispensers filled with leftover zombieflesh.
Take care of the living, I say.
I agree. I accidentally killed my dog in SMP when a spider snuck on up me while I was sending a chat message. I actually got sad, even if it wasn't a real dog. I have 5 more on a secluded island that I can use, but the one I killed was the most important to me. So, I logged out of MC, listened to a few sad songs, and then I saw this page. What you said is going to be the foundation for my new kennel, thank you.
P.S. Can dogs pick up zombie flesh and eat it as an item, or do you still have to right click them? Just wondering.
Just kidding, I cry like a little baby and then make a memorial for them as they don't drop anything so I can't have any remain that actually comes from them. Jeb, Notch or whatever should make them drop something, but not meat, all of the cannibals who replied to this thread would be very happy to kill they're dogs to eat them.
I have lots of wolves in my new world, so I put some of them in the kennel (one of each color) and the rest is in my wolf farm. I just use the dogs of my kennel, the ones in the farm are just for breed. So if one of my active dogs die, I use a dog of my farm and put it in the kennel.
On SSP, I went to a taiga to get some wolves but when I got back, I'm not kidding, they jumped in my fireplace. I was so frustrated but I just started breeding them for war when I go and fight monsters at night.
Being that 9 times out of ten I kill them or they are killed by my golems. I just go to my underground sanctuary and make two more fornucate and take their offspring for battle. I usually get two wolves and make one collar blue and one pink so I know not to have a bunch of retarded inbred dogs lol.