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2008-01-04 02:57:40 AM  
mikaloyd: Churchill2004: Don't you mess with my pugs.

/pugs in profile

Churchill needs a bulldog. Keep the pugs, but get a bulldog
/An ENGLISH bulldog dammit,and not one of those french things they call bulldogs
//Its the right thing to do


"Churchill2004"- a name I took back when I played a WWII strategy game online, four years ago. I then proceeded to simply use it for all my online stuff, including when I got a login for FARK. It's not out of any particular admiration for the WWII Prime Minister (though he was an alright fellow, he doesn't really reflect my own ideological beliefs). I'm not English. My last name is actually "Craig" and I'm actually almost purely of Scots-Irish descent. You know, the poor bums that got kicked out of their own country by a German king pretending to be English and technically pretending to be "British", and then proceeded to even be turned out by the Irish.
 
2008-01-04 03:01:54 AM  
">SundayServices: gizmogle:
Anyone here old enough to remember Gerald McBoingBoing?

I actually have a Gerald McBoingBoing VHS tape that I found years ago at a flea market. I don't remember it as a child but I've enjoyed it all the same.


There's a short on one of Tim Burton's DVDs, I can't remember if its the NB4 xmas or corpse bride.

Gerald McBoing Boing

Gerald
 
2008-01-04 03:02:06 AM  
Churchill2004: mikaloyd: Churchill2004: Don't you mess with my pugs.

/pugs in profile

Churchill needs a bulldog. Keep the pugs, but get a bulldog
/An ENGLISH bulldog dammit,and not one of those french things they call bulldogs
//Its the right thing to do

"Churchill2004"- a name I took back when I played a WWII strategy game online, four years ago. I then proceeded to simply use it for all my online stuff, including when I got a login for FARK. It's not out of any particular admiration for the WWII Prime Minister (though he was an alright fellow, he doesn't really reflect my own ideological beliefs). I'm not English. My last name is actually "Craig" and I'm actually almost purely of Scots-Irish descent. You know, the poor bums that got kicked out of their own country by a German king pretending to be English and technically pretending to be "British", and then proceeded to even be turned out by the Irish.


It could be worse. At least you arent Welsh.
 
2008-01-04 03:02:53 AM  
aww, pugs are adorable. My only friend on myspace is a pug. Well, and also a fish (Shiro Utsiri Koi). Seriously, I live an exciting life.
 
2008-01-04 03:05:23 AM  
Oh, and Winston Churchill himself actually owned Pugs. That's the main reason I picked the name in the first place, aside from being relevant to the forum I was on. The 1950s movie that was based on his autobiography featured them. He even wrote this little ditty-

Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-wug
Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug.
Run and fetch him a suitable drug,
Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug,
That is the way to cure Puggy-wug.

When his daughter's pug was desperately sick. The dog supposedly recovered after the Churchill family gathered around to sing Wintson's song like they were in a pub.

Weird farking Englishmen.
 
2008-01-04 03:27:14 AM  
Churchill2004: Oh, and Winston Churchill himself actually owned Pugs. That's the main reason I picked the name in the first place, aside from being relevant to the forum I was on. The 1950s movie that was based on his autobiography featured them. He even wrote this little ditty-

Oh, what is the matter with poor Puggy-wug
Pet him and kiss him and give him a hug.
Run and fetch him a suitable drug,
Wrap him up tenderly all in a rug,
That is the way to cure Puggy-wug.

When his daughter's pug was desperately sick. The dog supposedly recovered after the Churchill family gathered around to sing Wintson's song like they were in a pub.

Weird farking Englishmen.


Sadly I find that the pug was his daughters.

Churchill had poodles and advocated pigs


Dogs look up to you. Cats look down on you. Give me a pig. He just looks you in the eye and treats you like an equal.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -


His name is Rufus II - but the II is silent.

Talking about his second poodle, which he obtained after the death of the first one, Rufus.
 
2008-01-04 03:52:21 AM  
Alyna_jf:
Yes, this is what should happen, I guess... but this is gunna fark the kid up real good.


Nah. I had a number of dogs as a kid, had to give like 4 of them away at some point (generally because of their interactions with the other dog -- worst was a lab/pit bull cross that almost killed the poor sucker). Didn't hurt me terribly, we'd just get another and play with it instead. I might have been traumatized if we had taken 'em out back and shot them or something, but otherwise pets are like teachers to a kid -- they come and they go, sometimes you really like them and sometimes not so much, and overall having a pet in general is more important to you than having a specific pet.

If they got the kid a cat or something, she'd be just fine about it. Probably somewhat more lacerated, as well, but that's part of being a kid, too.
 
2008-01-04 03:59:45 AM  
ilchymis: Aeonite: "He must have wandered up to this sick lady who, in desperation and in an attempt to fix her own life, ruined ours."

Hyperbole much?

I take it you've never had a dog, huh?


I've had dogs. And cats. And a ferret. And two turtles. And an iguana. And birds. And hamsters. And fish. The loss of any of them did not at any point ruin my life.

Losing both your legs? That might ruin your life.

Losing your eyes? Ruin.

Losing a dog? Not ruin. Not even close.

/perspective
 
2008-01-04 03:59:53 AM  
It's true, Winston Churchill had standard poodles called Rufus.

My dog is part poodle, I considered naming him Rufus as a tribute.

It's a pretty good name for a dog.
 
2008-01-04 04:07:05 AM  
I love this fuzzy load. He's lodged himself under my arm as I type these words. And yes, if he went missing (God forbid), I suppose I'd rather know he was loved and cared for, rather than hit by a car, starved, or some other awful fate, but still...he's my pug, damn it! MY FUZZY LOAD! And I love him *so* much.
img20.imageshack.us
 
2008-01-04 04:12:22 AM  
I just love the visual the whole story offers:

drunken mother going to visit her daughter, and then realizes that she drank all of her money away, has nothing to give the kid, and sees a dog running towards her. Christmas present solved!

Father looking at the new present suspiciously, thinking it looks rather cared for to be the mother's dog... and asks "where did the dog come from?" and the mother makes a mental note to send a few bucks when she gets a renewal on her booze money.

And then for it to all make national news - I hope they tar and feather the biatch.
 
2008-01-04 04:15:05 AM  
ooohhhhh - afterthought. If she knew where to send the money and apology to, it is entirely possible that the dog didn't dig out - the drunk might have dug in.

/yea, I am slow tonight. I am nursing a cold.
//ok, I am a little slow on good days too. But noone else offered up this possibility, so I am sticking to the nursing a cold theory.
 
2008-01-04 04:18:09 AM  
I hope that the owner finds her dog and the dognapper. I can only hope that she has her pug chipped. It would make it a bit easier to track him down. I had my Bernese Mountain Dog. chipped. Luckily, I have never needed for tracking reasons. At every checkup I have it checked to make sure it is works.

I can't imagine losing my furry, big baby. He would go nuts as well. He actually thinks that I am his momma. What do you think?

Link
 
2008-01-04 04:21:50 AM  
I'd *so* love to have a pug.

But I work eight hours a day in an office where I wouldn't be allowed to bring him...
And the first question in all "Should you own a pug" checklists is always:
"Does your lifestyle require you to leave the dog alone for more than four hours a day?" Damn!

So, no pug for poor danny_kay :-*(

/shakes tiny fist at dog thief
//looks at her brand new pug calendar
///sighs with longing
 
2008-01-04 04:24:14 AM  
You can take my wife, but touch my pug, and you're dead.

Oh, and Pointy: Fark you, cat loving pillow biter.


Pointy Tail of Satan
I'd pay $40 to get rid of the mutant POS dog thing.
 
2008-01-04 04:27:14 AM  
danny_kay: I'd *so* love to have a pug.

But I work eight hours a day in an office where I wouldn't be allowed to bring him...
And the first question in all "Should you own a pug" checklists is always:
"Does your lifestyle require you to leave the dog alone for more than four hours a day?" Damn!

So, no pug for poor danny_kay :-*(

/shakes tiny fist at dog thief
//looks at her brand new pug calendar
///sighs with longing


I hear ya. Even though I have a pug, my brother, who lives alone in L.A., desperately wants one, but won't get one for the same reasons you mentioned. Puggie wugs really can't bear to be left alone for that long; they thrive on companionship with their humans. I hope that someday your circumstances will change so that you may welcome one of these fuzzy beasts into your life!

/I got a pug calendar too
//and some slashies
///and another photo
img168.imageshack.us
 
2008-01-04 04:37:06 AM  
goofoffgoose

Sigh...

I suddenly understand why there are so many irresponsible people in the world.
Being a responsible person is simply no fun at all :-(

If I wasn't so mature I'd simply go an buy a cheap pup from a greasy breeder who doesn't even let me see the pup's mother, and then I'd happily go to work every day and leave the pug home.

Oh, wait! If I was that irresponsible I wouldn't bother going to work. I'd stay home all day... With my pug... Hmmmm...

Being a good and upstanding citizen sucks more and more. Give me one good reason not to quit my job and applay for welfare!
 
2008-01-04 04:41:36 AM  
danny_kay: Being a good and upstanding citizen sucks more and more. Give me one good reason not to quit my job and applay for welfare!

you should go for child support too on the dog

/would actually consider owning a pug.
 
2008-01-04 04:47:59 AM  
freakymescan
you should go for child support too on the dog

This is getting better and better...

Y'know, my company is currently laying off people. Until twenty minutes ago I considered myself lucky because I get to stay. Now I think I'll have another talk with our HR manager ;-)
 
2008-01-04 05:17:40 AM  
Pugs are adorable but from my personal experience with the breed only a mastiff could unleash more lethal farts.

But on the story, the "pregnant" woman is offering to buy the girl another pug in exchange. That is way more generous than I'd have been.
 
2008-01-04 05:28:44 AM  
importedbeer: Pugs are adorable but from my personal experience with the breed only a mastiff could unleash more lethal farts.

But on the story, the "pregnant" woman is offering to buy the girl another pug in exchange. That is way more generous than I'd have been.


Yeah, that's really generous. Remember that time the Cleveland Police offered a bunch of people a free boat if they came down to the police station?

Some people are really naive.
 
2008-01-04 05:33:02 AM  
A recovering alcoholic from Tulsa, HA!

I'll throw another $20 in the pool, as I bet the plump little Pug made a fine Xmas dinner.

Beats Turducken.
 
2008-01-04 06:09:02 AM  
www.garnersclassics.com

Walter, I have your dog.
 
2008-01-04 06:41:59 AM  
importedbeer: Pugs are adorable but from my personal experience with the breed only a mastiff could unleash more lethal farts.

Agreed. Change his diet, and quit feeding him table goodies. I did, and mine hasn't hit me with an SBD since.
 
2008-01-04 07:00:28 AM  
The 'anonymous alcoholic': early candidate for Douchebag of the Year?
 
2008-01-04 08:21:39 AM  
I've met a few hardcore alcoholics with this kind of attitude and moral decay. They always have a sad story and an excuse for the reason why they're sh*tty human beings. I think sdeep down they know they're losers and they drown it in alcohol to forget.

Just wait until she gets found out. Her daughter will know what a sack she is, and then get a puppy from a stranger.
 
2008-01-04 09:01:23 AM  
Churchill2004:

"Churchill2004"- a name I took back when I played a WWII strategy game online, four years ago. I then proceeded to simply use it for all my online stuff, including when I got a login for FARK. It's not out of any particular admiration for the WWII Prime Minister (though he was an alright fellow, he doesn't really reflect my own ideological beliefs). I'm not English. My last name is actually "Craig" and I'm actually almost purely of Scots-Irish descent. You know, the poor bums that got kicked out of their own country by a German king pretending to be English and technically pretending to be "British", and then proceeded to even be turned out by the Irish.


Was that you with the wide stance in MN?
 
2008-01-04 09:01:24 AM  
Aeonite:
I've had dogs. And cats. And a ferret. And two turtles. And an iguana. And birds. And hamsters. And fish. The loss of any of them did not at any point ruin my life.

Losing both your legs? That might ruin your life.

Losing your eyes? Ruin.

Losing a dog? Not ruin. Not even close.

/perspective



Yeah, but there's a difference between "lost" or "died" and "kidnapped by some crazy drunk who is rubbing it in your face"... Maybe I'd rather keep my eyes... but I'd probably be willing to lose a limb to prevent that from happening to my pugs, or particularly in regards to my wife. I literally think that she would adjust to me having an accident and being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life much easier then someone stealing our dog and sending us an insulting letter bragging about it... but then again we don't have kids and this lady has one on the way...

I mean, bad stuff happens, people have accidents, but this... this here is proof that there is such a thing as pure evil in the world, that there are people who should be killed for the good of society, and that sometimes right is powerless in the face of a drunk loser's whims. And that is a loss of innocence that is permanent and certainly life-altering.

And at least with losing a limb or your sight there is some sort of support network... everyone feels bad for someone who loses an arm... but something like this, it carries a real, tremendous sense of loss, and yet somehow people feel its okay to be all "LOLZ IZ A DOG GETS OVA ITZ!!!1!"

I'm want to go home and hug my pugs.
:chokes back tears:
 
2008-01-04 09:03:10 AM  
i192.photobucket.com

My dog in the "attack" position
 
2008-01-04 09:07:59 AM  
Aeonite: "He must have wandered up to this sick lady who, in desperation and in an attempt to fix her own life, ruined ours."

Hyperbole much?


i and my wife would be distraught if someone took our Henry.

img.photobucket.com
 
2008-01-04 09:08:04 AM  
No pug thread would be complete without this:


Pug Morph (new window)
 
2008-01-04 09:10:57 AM  
Aeonite: "He must have wandered up to this sick lady who, in desperation and in an attempt to fix her own life, ruined ours."

Hyperbole much?

I take it you've never had a dog, huh?

I've had dogs. And cats. And a ferret. And two turtles. And an iguana. And birds. And hamsters. And fish. The loss of any of them did not at any point ruin my life


I had a dog stolen out of my backyard, so I'm yadda yadda...

Seriously, I did have my dog stolen many years ago. It was a cute little Jack Russel mix named Penny & she was taken from our fenced-in yard. She was on a long leash & someone unbuckled her collar to take her. We never found out who did it & never got her back.

Even so, I'm actually in agreement w/Aeonite. Something like this will ruin your day, your week, & make you feel incredibly sad/angry/upset for a long time, yes. But eventually you will get over it. Oh, you'll remember for the rest of your life that someone stole your beloved pet, but it won't cripple you.

But if someone touches another of my animals ever again, I'm going to feed the @sshole his own arm.
 
2008-01-04 09:24:45 AM  
I hope she gets the dog back and loses the baby.

Sorry, misplaces.
 
2008-01-04 09:27:27 AM  
Someone tried to nab our dog once. He was found 10 miles down the road, along a highway, with no signs of wear on his paws. What we figure happened is that someone who knew the dog let him out of the garage, and either then, or when wandering the area, he got picked up.

The catch?

He was in the garage because he was suffering from explosive, bloody diarrhea. We figure the nappers got what they deserved when the dog let loose all over their car. The dog was an 80-lb German Shepherd, so he had a big tank, so to speak.
 
2008-01-04 09:33:35 AM  
This text is now purple: Someone tried to nab our dog once. He was found 10 miles down the road, along a highway, with no signs of wear on his paws. What we figure happened is that someone who knew the dog let him out of the garage, and either then, or when wandering the area, he got picked up.

The catch?

He was in the garage because he was suffering from explosive, bloody diarrhea. We figure the nappers got what they deserved when the dog let loose all over their car. The dog was an 80-lb German Shepherd, so he had a big tank, so to speak.


Instant Karma!
 
2008-01-04 09:39:10 AM  
nakhash: mistahtom: FTA: Velevis, 5 1/2 months pregnant with her first child

How is this relevant to anything in the article? Really.


It needed to be more poignant so Hallmark will buy the rights to the movie.

Then the father dies, the alcoholic mom still doesn't get the daughter back, and the pregnant woman adopts the little girl and they both get the pug.


I smell a oscar!

No thats my feet.
 
2008-01-04 09:41:38 AM  
I'm wondering if it's all a big coincidence or the lady just stole the dog. I have a pug ($800) and caught someone ripping our back gate off the hinges trying to steal her. Poor dog hasn't been the same since I had to get a bark collar because she goes nuts barking every time she hears a noise in the back yard now.

www.firelightsoftware.com
 
2008-01-04 09:44:51 AM  
This text is now purple
I LOL'd heartily. I mean . . . poor dog and all . . . but just imagine the dog-nappers pushing him out of the car and trying to clean up the mess. That car probably smells of bloody dog diarrhea to this very day.
 
2008-01-04 09:56:48 AM  
Alyna_jf: Ok... while sending a letter and $20 to this woman was farking ludicrous... I think the "pregnant woman" is a real biatch for trying to take the dog away from this little girl that has probably had a pretty shiatty life because of this "almost penniless alcoholic". Yes, its HER dog, Yes, this 1 biatch shouldn't have "claimed" the dog... but give it up woman... you say your life is "ruined" because this dog is gone. Nice attitude, lady. You have a baby on the way, and you say your life is ruined because your dog is alive and well with a little girl.... EVEN THOUGH it shouldn't be there in the first place.

Finders vs. Keepers?


There is so much stupid in this post I don't even know where to begin. You're basically saying, if someone's life is worse than yours they have a right to steal from you. Pure genius, and extremely ethical. I hate to resort to namecalling, but your are an idiot (this isn't your only post that has made me think so FYI)
 
2008-01-04 09:59:46 AM  
It's easy enough to get a pet for free so why steal one?
 
2008-01-04 10:03:37 AM  
Now all we have to do is get a cat involved and we can have the sequel to The Adventures of Milo and Otis.
 
2008-01-04 10:05:59 AM  
TrixieDelite: Step One: Admitted we were powerless (except for the power to steal a dog)
Step Two: Gave dog to daughter
Step Three: Made amends to those we had harmed by writing a letter and enclosing $20
Step Four: Found our story in the paper
Step Five: Entered daughter's essay in Hannah Montana concert contest


I laughed.

Seriously, though, this is a really sad story from one end to the other.
 
2008-01-04 10:20:33 AM  
Wow, I am totally shocked that a person who would just steal some other family's dog to give to their daughter would have a messed up life. I'm sure it's through no fault of her own.

If that were my dog I'd be sorely tempted to hunt her down and play "OJ Simpson in Vegas".
 
2008-01-04 10:47:28 AM  
www.vanmega.com

In an ideal world, I'd photoshop this to say:
"Your dog has been kidnapped by alcoholics. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue your dog?"

But I'm sick with the flu and lazy.
 
2008-01-04 10:48:09 AM  
I'd be suprised if this "pennyless" woman has the money/time/committment to care for this dog properly. Annual checkups, tooth cleaning and grooming isn't exactly cheap. In my opinion this is stealing, since the origional owner probably paid a good hunk of money for this dog (unless it was adopted and even in that case, the adoptee is solely responcible for the animal via contract, with most adoption groups). She should return the dog and not expect a new one in return. I'm sorry she's screwed up enough to gift an obviously owned dog to her kid, but a note and a twenty do not make up for it.
 
2008-01-04 10:55:37 AM  
Aeonite: "He must have wandered up to this sick lady who, in desperation and in an attempt to fix her own life, ruined ours."

Hyperbole much?


Obviously not a dog owner or dog lover, huh?
 
2008-01-04 10:58:55 AM  
magentakitten: shiat...if I lost my dog and got a letter like that... I think I would do everything in my power to get my dog back...and if I did I would prosecute that biatch to the fullest extent of the law. As much as I hate to think of them this way, dogs are our property. Therefore, taking one is theft. Theft is wrong no matter who benefits from it. Give the dog back!

As much as I hate to admit this, if it was my dog, THIS!
 
2008-01-04 11:01:43 AM  
Bathia_Mapes: Posting stuff that not relevant to the thread is considered threadjacking. So farkin' stop posting that pic in threads.

Every pic posted before your post is on topic.

WTF?

If I was the ex pug owner, I'd up the media attention, with the specifics & the letter.

Hoping that at some point, the daughter who received the dog would find out and realize what a douche her parent was.

"Daddy? Why did you steal the dog you gave me for christmas?" would be a hard question to answer.
 
2008-01-04 11:01:59 AM  
Oh and... as a dog owner I read. "Hey your kid wandered out of your yard, I always wanted a kid so I am going to keep him. Here is twenty bucks. We promise to take very good care of him. Bye."

Yes, rake me over the fark coals but, I love my pet very much and this article made me mad.

/schnauzers ftw
 
2008-01-04 11:04:01 AM  
goofoffgoose: danny_kay: I'd *so* love to have a pug.

But I work eight hours a day in an office where I wouldn't be allowed to bring him...
And the first question in all "Should you own a pug" checklists is always:
"Does your lifestyle require you to leave the dog alone for more than four hours a day?" Damn!


It really depends on the dog. Our house has someone home most of the time but our pug just sleeps when we leave the house and doesn't stress at all. Often dogs (not just pugs) will get really stressed out. I had a friend with a pitbull/boxer cross that actually chewed a hole right through the drywall in his kitchen to get out through the wall.

We picked a puppy that seemed to be independant from the rest of the litter but hard to tell until they're adults.
 
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