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(Billings Gazette)   Nine firefighters help save St. Bernard with its ass frozen to an icy lake, proving once again that there's nothing a firefighter won't do to get a free drink   (billingsgazette.net) divider line
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GCD
2009-03-07 06:15:21 PM  
At least that was someone's pet. My station once had to save a BEAVER that had managed to get frozen to a lake...

And more recently...a cockatiel that had escaped and flown half-way across the city to a tree.
 
2009-03-07 06:15:50 PM  
118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.
 
2009-03-07 06:17:30 PM  
Charge the owner for the rescue.
 
2009-03-07 06:19:12 PM  
Doggie trifecta in play?
 
2009-03-07 06:21:12 PM  
I feel sorry for the dog's harbls. That couldn't have felt good.
 
2009-03-07 06:23:32 PM  
+1 subby...good headline!
 
2009-03-07 06:23:42 PM  

fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.


St. Bernards are frickin' enormous dogs.

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2009-03-07 06:24:41 PM  
fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.

Not really. Male Saints get hefty.

My female with some editing:

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2009-03-07 06:25:24 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.

St. Bernards are frickin' enormous dogs.


agreed...but what the hell is that thing with it's tongue sticking out??

/i award myself no points
 
2009-03-07 06:28:13 PM  

DrForrester: Charge the owner for the rescue.


Unless the same dog gets trapped all the time, why?

Seems like saving animals is good training for when a person falls in.
 
2009-03-07 06:33:35 PM  
"I'm just so happy to get him back," Gene Larson said. "I don't know what I'd do without him."

Maybe you should close the back gate then, dumbass. Seriously, it's not like he jumped the fence. St. Bernards are not known for their ups.

/glad the pup is ok
//wish stupid people couldn't own pets or procreate
 
2009-03-07 06:33:45 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.

St. Bernards are frickin' enormous dogs.


Where is his Hooch collar? What's the point of having a massive beast of a dog like that if you don't give him the traditional collar full of rye?
 
2009-03-07 06:36:38 PM  
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2009-03-07 06:37:59 PM  
fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.

My two-year-old St. Bernard is a little heavier than that. He's real cute until people come over. He loves to jump up and greet people with a lick on the face. Ever had a 135 pound animal with paws the size of a human hand tackle you? Not fun.
 
2009-03-07 06:45:51 PM  
I bet he never does that again.

bitterally: I feel sorry for the dog's harbls.


I thought his pooper got frozen to the ice, was relieved it was just his tail.

johnny_vegas: agreed...but what the hell is that thing with it's tongue sticking out??


You'd drool if that was hanging all over you.
 
2009-03-07 07:01:54 PM  

lithappens: fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.

My two-year-old St. Bernard is a little heavier than that. He's real cute until people come over. He loves to jump up and greet people with a lick on the face. Ever had a 135 pound animal with paws the size of a human hand tackle you? Not fun.


Sounds like fun. How often do you have to walk him, or do you give him an outdoor area to run?
 
2009-03-07 07:05:11 PM  
Wasn't there a movie with a dog whose scrotum was frozen to a pond, and it was played for laughs? Believe it or not, typing "dog scrotum frozen" into Teh Google doesn't help with this request.
 
2009-03-07 07:05:24 PM  

chopit: "I'm just so happy to get him back," Gene Larson said. "I don't know what I'd do without him."

Maybe you should close the back gate then, dumbass. Seriously, it's not like he jumped the fence. St. Bernards are not known for their ups.

/glad the pup is ok
//wish stupid people couldn't own pets or procreate


Yes, because you've never made a mistake or overlooked something, and the rest of us idiots can learn from your example.

I bow before your greatness, O Master.
 
2009-03-07 07:08:29 PM  

MadAzza: chopit: "I'm just so happy to get him back," Gene Larson said. "I don't know what I'd do without him."

Maybe you should close the back gate then, dumbass. Seriously, it's not like he jumped the fence. St. Bernards are not known for their ups.

/glad the pup is ok
//wish stupid people couldn't own pets or procreate

Yes, because you've never made a mistake or overlooked something, and the rest of us idiots can learn from your example.

I bow before your greatness, O Master.


But that would mean Jesus is back...and that would mean......
 
2009-03-07 07:09:39 PM  
Yeah, the banks froze my assets too..
 
2009-03-07 07:11:43 PM  

Gyrfalcon: MadAzza: chopit: "I'm just so happy to get him back," Gene Larson said. "I don't know what I'd do without him."

Maybe you should close the back gate then, dumbass. Seriously, it's not like he jumped the fence. St. Bernards are not known for their ups.

/glad the pup is ok
//wish stupid people couldn't own pets or procreate

Yes, because you've never made a mistake or overlooked something, and the rest of us idiots can learn from your example.

I bow before your greatness, O Master.

But that would mean Jesus is back...and that would mean......


Dat dat DAAAAAAH!

(dramatic noir music)
 
2009-03-07 07:12:49 PM  
St. Bernard going on 2 years. He is a male. Has now exceeded the 200lb mark. Last four dogs were St. Bernards and though they may not be able to jump over a fence, they sure can find other ways out. The last one used to knock out fence posts..
 
2009-03-07 07:15:51 PM  

Chastain86: Wasn't there a movie with a dog whose scrotum was frozen to a pond, and it was played for laughs?


Brandy's dog's nuts were frozen to the porch in Joe Dirt.
 
2009-03-07 07:34:54 PM  
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2009-03-07 07:40:21 PM  

fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.


Uhh... dogs are full grown at, like, ten months...
 
2009-03-07 07:43:13 PM  

fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.


At 16 months it's not really a puppy anymore. They grow big and they grow fast, which actually leads to some potential skeletal problems.

lithappens: Ever had a 135 pound animal with paws the size of a human hand tackle you? Not fun.


That's the best part! My female loves to jump, and I always catch her paws on my forearm and hold her up while I scratch her head. It's nice having a pet you don't have to bend over for :)

Also likes to climb up on you when you're sitting, and rest her head on your chest with paws on your shoulders. Guess it's a good habit if I'm ever caught out in a blizzard with her!

CyberneticPirate: though they may not be able to jump over a fence, they sure can find other ways out.


I had a 230lbs male many years ago that had no trouble clearing a 4-foot chain link fence. We started tying him up to a tree with a long chain (just long enough to barely touch the fence). He would still jump the fence, breaking the chain in mid-flight. After several iterations of heavier chain he was lugging around the stuff you use to tow cars with.

Then he started breaking the chain collars we used!

=Smidge=
/Six foot stockade fence just outside the chain link fence finally put a stop to it.
 
2009-03-07 07:43:26 PM  

FarkinFarker: Chastain86: Wasn't there a movie with a dog whose scrotum was frozen to a pond, and it was played for laughs?

Brandy's dog's nuts were frozen to the porch in Joe Dirt.


I'm glad that I wasn't stupid enough to admit that I knew that scene was from "Joe Dirt".

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2009-03-07 07:55:46 PM  
Reminds me of this, for some reason:

"police /vs/ fireman" (new window)
 
2009-03-07 07:58:51 PM  

Chastain86: Believe it or not, typing "dog scrotum frozen" into Teh Google doesn't help with this request.


Dude, don't make it harder than it has to be.

Try "frozen dog balls" instead.
 
2009-03-07 07:59:59 PM  
Westboro Faptist Church: I'm glad that I wasn't stupid enough to admit that I knew that scene was from "Joe Dirt".


Come on "Joe Dirt" was Spade's funniest movie without Farley

Of course when compared to drek like "Lost and Found" that's like comparing "Superbad" to "Meet the Spartans."
 
2009-03-07 08:09:04 PM  

DrForrester: Charge the owner for the rescue.



seriously.and why are we wasting time and resources on animals? what if an actual emergency occurs while you are out blowing our cash on farking dogs?
 
2009-03-07 08:10:59 PM  

BuzKill: DrForrester: Charge the owner for the rescue.

Unless the same dog gets trapped all the time, why?

Seems like saving animals is good training for when a person falls in.


you go to academy for training, this is a waste of taxpayer time and money. if you have time for this, take the day off and give some salary back.
 
2009-03-07 08:12:50 PM  

Westboro Faptist Church: I'm glad that I wasn't stupid enough to admit that I knew that scene was from "Joe Dirt".


Yeah, who on earth would ever admit to watching that?

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In other words, go fark yourself.
 
2009-03-07 08:17:03 PM  
We have 2 Saints right now. One is 10 years old in a few days and is about 135lbs (old man = skinny ass), the other one is about 3 and about 165lbs and still growing.

Oh, and we have a bronze Newfie that is about 150lbs now.

St. Bernard rock. Just imagine a HUGE teddy bear.

//100lbs of dog food a month.
 
2009-03-07 08:21:41 PM  
fusillade762: 118 pounds at only 16 months? Holy hell, that is one fat puppy.

strathmeyer Uhh... dogs are full grown at, like, ten months...

Actually, Saints grow until they are about 2.5 years old,then they stop.

Best part is, it's in wierd spirts that make no sense. Ya know, long legs, no body. Back taller than the front, etc.
 
2009-03-07 08:23:41 PM  
Fark, that girl from Joe Dirt was hawt.
 
2009-03-07 08:26:02 PM  

Pincy: Chastain86: Believe it or not, typing "dog scrotum frozen" into Teh Google doesn't help with this request.

Dude, don't make it harder than it has to be.

Try "frozen dog balls" instead.


I got chinese restaurant menus :-/
 
2009-03-07 08:47:44 PM  

Mimic_Octopus: DrForrester: Charge the owner for the rescue.


seriously.and why are we wasting time and resources on animals? what if an actual emergency occurs while you are out blowing our cash on farking dogs?


Don't worry, they'll just prioritize. Whichever one of you is cuter will get saved first.
 
2009-03-07 08:50:31 PM  
SAINT THREAD! Here's my Saint when he was a pup:


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He's about 100 pounds now- almost 8 months old.
 
2009-03-07 09:02:41 PM  
SAINT BERNARD THREAD!

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2009-03-07 09:04:19 PM  
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2009-03-07 09:04:26 PM  
St. Bernard question: Are they picky eaters? Or will they gulp anything put in front of them?
 
2009-03-07 09:06:45 PM  
Seems like saving animals is good training for when a person falls in.

you go to academy for training, this is a waste of taxpayer time and money. if you have time for this, take the day off and give some salary back.


They can cover alot in the academy, but there is no substitution for experience. Problems come up in the real world that are not even thought of by instructors (they can't think of everything) so on-your-feet problem solving is an important skill to train. This rescue gave them a chance to work on that. I'm sure if there was a fire or something they would have left, but if they are not busy, using it as a live action training session is a good idea.
 
2009-03-07 09:18:30 PM  

KipperM: St. Bernard question: Are they picky eaters? Or will they gulp anything put in front of them?


Absolutely anything.
Nothing is safe unless it's in the fridge or in a cabinet.
Not the dining room table. Not the counter tops. Not the center island. Anything left unattended should be assumed found and devoured before you have any chance to stop it.
/even zucchini bread wrapped in tin foil
 
2009-03-07 09:20:08 PM  
Permanently stuck to the couch. No need to call the authorities.

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2009-03-07 09:31:38 PM  
They should have used lipstick to free him
 
2009-03-07 09:48:41 PM  
CyberneticPirate Mine won't even touch anything that isn't given to them. They'll sniff, but won't take.
 
2009-03-07 10:03:07 PM  

FarkinDaffy:

//100lbs of dog food poop a month.


Fixed!

/loves all dogs
//and cats
 
2009-03-07 10:11:02 PM  
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First day we got him.


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And about a year and a half later.
 
2009-03-07 10:14:19 PM  
'ere's my St.B story...
When I was a kid I spent an Easter at my Aunt's house in the country. They had gotten a half dozen baby chicks and ducks for my cousins to raise and had left them on the porch in a cardboard box big enough for them to chill out in and not jump out of. So we come out to see the cute little bastards only to find the box shredded and bits of fluff intermixed. Their batshiat crazy St. Bernard, who was an outside dog, had broken the thick ass chain it was kept on and decimated the lot of 'em.
Merry farkin Easter.
 
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