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(Huffington Post)   Cool: 8 strangers rescue miracle dog from a Colorado mountaintop. Not so cool: She was abandoned by her owner during a snow storm and he didn't bother to go back and look for her   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 87
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2012-08-16 08:52:05 PM
"At this point I made the decision that I honestly never thought I would even be faced with. I left her there so that my friend and I could get down safely with intentions of calling S & R when we were off of the mountain," wrote someone identifying himself as aortolani14. "All I can say is that I am relieved that she is okay, I am ashamed that it was not me that started this thread, I am ashamed that it wasn't me who got her off of the mountain, I underestimated the good will and resolve of the hiking community of Colorado, and I am eternally grateful to all of you," the post continued.

You should be ashamed, you puke.
 
2012-08-16 09:25:54 PM
I don't think I could leave my dog stuck on a mountain.

Then again I don't think I would have taken my dog up on a mountain.
 
2012-08-16 09:32:02 PM
The guys was ashamed his dog was found alive and might be traceable to him via microchip so needs to try and save face. For 2 days while they were searching he never showed up on the trail to help and who knows how long the dog was left to rot. Hopefully the puke has the sense to try and not claim the dog
 
2012-08-16 09:35:46 PM

mauricecano: The guys was ashamed his dog was found alive and might be traceable to him via microchip so needs to try and save face. For 2 days while they were searching he never showed up on the trail to help and who knows how long the dog was left to rot. Hopefully the puke has the sense to try and not claim the dog


That dog deserves better. She deserves steak.
 
2012-08-16 11:37:17 PM
"At this point I made the decision that I honestly never thought I would even be faced with. I left her there so that my friend and I could get down safely with intentions of calling S & R when we were off of the mountian," wrote someone identifying himself as aortolani14. "All I can say is that I am relieved that she is okay, I am ashamed that it was not me that started this thread, I am ashamed that it wasn't me who got her off of the mountain, I underestimated the good will and resolve of the hiking community of Colorado, and I am eternally grateful to all of you," the post continued.

Oh good, so you'll understand when nobody gives the dog back to your neglectful ass.
 
2012-08-16 11:51:23 PM
That's great they saved the dog, there is no way I could leave my dog on top of a mountain alone. Cold and wet.
i798.photobucket.com

On a side note, could they cram anymore sh*t on a huffpost page? Hell it takes like 5 minutes to load a whole ton of sh*t and then it auto plays a video. That website is becoming unbearable.
 
2012-08-17 12:21:03 AM

violentsalvation: On a side note, could they cram anymore sh*t on a huffpost page? Hell it takes like 5 minutes to load a whole ton of sh*t and then it auto plays a video. That website is becoming unbearable.


THANK YOU. Not only does it autoplay the video, it doesn't even appear to be about the story that's posted. How farking obnoxious.
 
2012-08-17 12:23:27 AM
I hope the dog lives a longer, healthier, happier life than he does.
 
2012-08-17 12:25:53 AM
The thing about Bierstadt and Evans is that they are an easy drive from Denver (and CO Springs for that matter) and are technically easy climbs. However, the Sawtooth (the "inhospitable rocky terrain" to which they refer) is an exposed Class 3 traverse. Plus, there are lines everywhere up there and you combine that with inexperience and you have people getting cliffed out and such. I've seen dogs on Class 3 climbs but I don't know if I would take one on the sawtooth.

So you have a couple of dipshiats who look at that "easy" trail up Bierstadt (in all likelihood) and think, "Gee, my dog should be able to hike over several miles of scree, talus and granite up several thousand feet!" And they probably didn't bring paw socks/pads or extra water. And saw other people on the sawtooth and assumed it was a piece of cake. Dumbasses.

Oh, and here's a pic of the sawtooth (not mine)

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Put the mouse cursor center photo, and then move it half way to the top. Under the cursor, the farthest point, you can see a rough patch on that granite wall going up to the left. That's the route.
 
2012-08-17 12:41:42 AM

Lsherm: violentsalvation: On a side note, could they cram anymore sh*t on a huffpost page? Hell it takes like 5 minutes to load a whole ton of sh*t and then it auto plays a video. That website is becoming unbearable.

THANK YOU. Not only does it autoplay the video, it doesn't even appear to be about the story that's posted. How farking obnoxious.


At first I couldn't even tell which tab on my browser it was coming from, it's way at the bottom.
 
2012-08-17 01:51:11 AM

violentsalvation: Lsherm: violentsalvation: On a side note, could they cram anymore sh*t on a huffpost page? Hell it takes like 5 minutes to load a whole ton of sh*t and then it auto plays a video. That website is becoming unbearable.

THANK YOU. Not only does it autoplay the video, it doesn't even appear to be about the story that's posted. How farking obnoxious.

At first I couldn't even tell which tab on my browser it was coming from, it's way at the bottom.



And not just HuffPo, I pretty much have my speakers muted constantly 'cuz of shiat like this. Just easier.


UberDave: here's a pic of the sawtooth



That looks like a hell of a well named trail.
 
2012-08-17 02:23:18 AM
Lots of people don't give a shiat about their pets once the going gets rough.

I know people who've had their cats euthanized because they vomited on the carpet.
 
2012-08-17 02:24:08 AM
This is what happens when 'it's just a dog' and 'your life is more important than your dog's' rules the day *shrug* If the owner's life is more important than the dog's, because it is 'just a dog', then no harm no foul in abandoning it. It's just a dog.

Americans have to make up their minds about this sort of things.
 
2012-08-17 02:28:15 AM
DIAF AHOLE!

/DRTFA... Really trusting subby on this one.
 
2012-08-17 02:28:16 AM
farking asshole pansy coont farkwad! I hope you're billed for the entire cost of these peoples' time. Taking your dog over that crap and then leaving her there because you weren't strong enough to bring you all back down? Disgraceful. I hope you get a cockpunch from every member of your family and every climbing partner.
 
2012-08-17 02:31:09 AM
I didn't know that Romney went hiking in Colorado.
 
2012-08-17 02:33:21 AM

ExperianScaresCthulhu: This is what happens when 'it's just a dog' and 'your life is more important than your dog's' rules the day *shrug* If the owner's life is more important than the dog's, because it is 'just a dog', then no harm no foul in abandoning it. It's just a dog.

Americans have to make up their minds about this sort of things.


Understandable regarding the part where the guy had to get off mountain. But he left the dog to die without bothering to try and go back for her. That's the part that's f*cked up.
 
2012-08-17 02:34:04 AM
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2012-08-17 02:49:13 AM
Kill him.

Unless he was shot with traq darts or something

feckingmorons: I don't think I could leave my dog stuck on a mountain.

Then again I don't think I would have taken my dog up on a mountain.


Dogs love the outdoors.

I might leave my puppy for awhile if I couldn't help then.

But I'd be back there with every resource I had available as quickly as possible, even if it's just a blanket and some food each day.
 
2012-08-17 02:51:27 AM

feckingmorons: I don't think I could leave my dog stuck on a mountain.

Then again I don't think I would have taken my dog up on a mountain.


THIS and
THIS
 
2012-08-17 02:54:16 AM

doglover: Kill him.

Unless he was shot with traq darts or somethingfeckingmorons: I don't think I could leave my dog stuck on a mountain.

Then again I don't think I would have taken my dog up on a mountain.

Dogs love the outdoors.

I might leave my puppy for awhile if I couldn't help then.

But I'd be back there with every resource I had available as quickly as possible, even if it's just a blanket and some food each day.


This. shiat happens, but not to care for your animal is a dick move. That poor thing just waited for the person to come back. He is an asshole.
 
2012-08-17 03:03:09 AM
Humans are more important than dogs.

Sorry that makes some of you feel bad.
 
2012-08-17 03:04:34 AM
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Dog's paws are hurt. Better drink my own piss.
 
2012-08-17 03:07:23 AM
Colorado Dog trifecta in play? Wish they we're better stories. Both this and the attacked bride stories make we want to puke.
 
2012-08-17 03:08:01 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.

Sorry that makes some of you feel bad.


Please don't feed this troll.
 
2012-08-17 03:09:46 AM

elguerodiablo: Colorado Dog trifecta in play? Wish they we're better stories. Both this and the attacked bride stories make we want to puke.


I woke up to a story in my local paper about some asshole tying a dog's mouth closed, zipping it in a suitcase, and tossing the suitcase in a dumpster. Dog is fine, but my day started with AverageAmericanfarktards believing that dogs are disposable.
 
2012-08-17 03:10:09 AM

Runs_With_Scissors_: AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.

Sorry that makes some of you feel bad.

Please don't feed this troll.


Because he states what is blatantly obvious to anyone who's had to make the decision whether to escape life-threatening danger by making a heartbreaking choice or die with your dog.
 
2012-08-17 03:11:23 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.


www.thefamouspeople.com

That's what you look like to this puppy:

www.monasutherland.com 

Seriously, look at that puppy. So freakin' cute.

If that photogenic canine's not worth as much or more to society than Joe Average weekend warrior with sprained ankle, I don't know what is. And unlike dogs, people can usually do a lot to learn how to save themselves. If you don't learn how to do that before you go, that's on you. But dogs require assistance from humans. They can's even suture their own cuts.

How luck for us both the genocentric human rescue agencies aren't the only volunteer groups around.
 
2012-08-17 03:13:08 AM

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.

[www.thefamouspeople.com image 300x250]

That's what you look like to this puppy:

[www.monasutherland.com image 720x540] 

Seriously, look at that puppy. So freakin' cute.

If that photogenic canine's not worth as much or more to society than Joe Average weekend warrior with sprained ankle, I don't know what is. And unlike dogs, people can usually do a lot to learn how to save themselves. If you don't learn how to do that before you go, that's on you. But dogs require assistance from humans. They can's even suture their own cuts.

How luck for us both the genocentric human rescue agencies aren't the only volunteer groups around.


Okay, that's a cute dog.

It's a jack-o-lantern puppy!

Daaaawwwwwww...
 
2012-08-17 03:14:36 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.

[www.thefamouspeople.com image 300x250]

That's what you look like to this puppy:

[www.monasutherland.com image 720x540] 

Seriously, look at that puppy. So freakin' cute.

If that photogenic canine's not worth as much or more to society than Joe Average weekend warrior with sprained ankle, I don't know what is. And unlike dogs, people can usually do a lot to learn how to save themselves. If you don't learn how to do that before you go, that's on you. But dogs require assistance from humans. They can's even suture their own cuts.

How luck for us both the genocentric human rescue agencies aren't the only volunteer groups around.

Okay, that's a cute dog.

It's a jack-o-lantern puppy!

Daaaawwwwwww...


I believe his name is Boo. And somehow his head is actually made of cuteness.
 
2012-08-17 03:16:58 AM
My mom adopted a sheltie from a sheltie rescue a few years back. She took it up to some camping land we have in the boonies of Oklahoma.

She let it run around while she was packing up, but then it was nowhere to be found. She called for a long time and then assumed it was eaten by coyotes. This was the extent of her problem-solving capacity.

A few months later she talked to a neighbor in the area who mentioned there was a weird dog seen running around in the area, but it wouldn't come to people and no one could catch it.

Well, soon after that, she gets a followup call from Sheltie Rescue. I should mention, my mom doesn't have a decent capacity to lie, even when the situation calls for it. She also has little capacity to show guilt or even breaking something "gently". I can picture that call pretty well, it'd be "Well, he he, funny you should ask that, several months ago I lost her in Oklahoma and thought she was dead, but I just found she's not but she's gone feral and don't know how to get her back".

The rescue prompty shiat bricks and drove the 3 hrs up to there with a live trap, baited it with something tasty, and had her back within a few hours. She said the rescue told her "you will never see her again".

BTW, there's a punchline- this was in her Christmas letter to everyone. I shiat you not. It read pretty much like what I said.

I wanted to call up the rescue and say how sorry I was, but it wouldn't be right. Because I'd have an ulterior motive. Eventually they'd probably imply that this was somehow my fault too, and I'd be waiting for that moment to say "excuse me, I know you think this is bad and all, but do you have ANY idea what it would be like to be her KID?"
 
2012-08-17 03:25:32 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Runs_With_Scissors_: AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.

Sorry that makes some of you feel bad.

Please don't feed this troll.

Because he states what is blatantly obvious to anyone who's had to make the decision whether to escape life-threatening danger by making a heartbreaking choice or die with your dog.




After the initial danger is over, do you make tea, read the newspaper and ponder what to make for lunch? Or do you go back and save the dog from a slow, painful death? A fate, I might add, the owner forced upon the dog by taking it climbing. Dogs will go anywhere with you. That doesn't mean they should.

People who care about their animals will do everything they can to save them. Those that wouldn't.... well, they shouldn't have dogs.
 
2012-08-17 03:31:22 AM

tukatz: People who care about their animals will do everything they can to save them. Those that wouldn't.... well, they shouldn't have dogs anything.


Seriously, only very bad people are cruel to animals. Leaving something to starve to death... I can't even imagine who could do that. I wouldn't want to meet them.
 
2012-08-17 03:34:55 AM

doglover: tukatz: People who care about their animals will do everything they can to save them. Those that wouldn't.... well, they shouldn't have dogs anything.

Seriously, only very bad people are cruel to animals. Leaving something to starve to death... I can't even imagine who could do that. I wouldn't want to meet them.


What I learned last year after the earthquake: goldfish can survive for a week or more without being fed.

But apparently they can't survive my wife cleaning their tank.
 
2012-08-17 03:39:26 AM
FTA: "The team rigged a makeshift sling to get her off her crevice..."

That's the funniest thing I've read in a looooong time.
 
2012-08-17 04:09:34 AM
As someone who has had to carry his own dog from the top of a 13er, I am also appalled to hear this.
 
2012-08-17 04:10:09 AM

walkerhound: As someone who has had to carry his own dog from the top of a 13er, I am also appalled to hear this.


A whole 13er?
 
2012-08-17 04:24:36 AM
I would cut off my own arm before I would leave my dog like that. My Daisy has been by my side for 13 years and I owe her at least the courtesy of doing everything I can to get her out of a situation like this.
 
2012-08-17 05:01:33 AM

titwrench: I would cut off my own arm before I would leave my dog like that. My Daisy has been by my side for 13 years and I owe her at least the courtesy of doing everything I can to get her out of a situation like this.


Fistbump.
 
2012-08-17 05:13:44 AM

titwrench: I would cut off my own arm before I would leave my dog like that. My Daisy has been by my side for 13 years and I owe her at least the courtesy of doing everything I can to get her out of a situation like this.


I'd have never brought my dog up there in the first place, but if I has a moment of that level of stupidity because I was on drugs or something, they would have found me with her a week later. There is no way in hell I'd leave my best friend.

In original story, the first owner claims both he and his climbing partner were injured and couldn't get the dog out. So why didn't one guy decend and seek help? Then why didn't they go back or go online to ask for help to retrieve her? The first owner is a selfish farkwit and needs to be banned from owning pets for life.
 
2012-08-17 05:28:03 AM
The owner was an idiot for even taking the dog up there in the first place, but I get the dog still loves him.
Hope dog gets steak from here on out.
 
2012-08-17 05:50:38 AM
Tell him he can have the dog back as soon as he pays the $2,000 recovery effort costs that was the county's part.
 
2012-08-17 06:48:34 AM
That poor thing was just waiting up there, for over a week with no food or water, exposed to extreme elements, for the person she loved to come back.

Fark that guy sideways with a snowshovel.

The people who volunteered to get her out are awesome and deserve hero tags.
 
2012-08-17 07:02:03 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Humans are more important than dogs.

Sorry that makes some of you feel bad.


Just makes me feel sorry for you.

:(
 
2012-08-17 07:32:01 AM

Oznog: My mom adopted a sheltie from a sheltie rescue a few years back. She took it up to some camping land we have in the boonies of Oklahoma.

She let it run around while she was packing up, but then it was nowhere to be found. She called for a long time and then assumed it was eaten by coyotes. This was the extent of her problem-solving capacity.

A few months later she talked to a neighbor in the area who mentioned there was a weird dog seen running around in the area, but it wouldn't come to people and no one could catch it.

Well, soon after that, she gets a followup call from Sheltie Rescue. I should mention, my mom doesn't have a decent capacity to lie, even when the situation calls for it. She also has little capacity to show guilt or even breaking something "gently". I can picture that call pretty well, it'd be "Well, he he, funny you should ask that, several months ago I lost her in Oklahoma and thought she was dead, but I just found she's not but she's gone feral and don't know how to get her back".

The rescue prompty shiat bricks and drove the 3 hrs up to there with a live trap, baited it with something tasty, and had her back within a few hours. She said the rescue told her "you will never see her again".

BTW, there's a punchline- this was in her Christmas letter to everyone. I shiat you not. It read pretty much like what I said.

I wanted to call up the rescue and say how sorry I was, but it wouldn't be right. Because I'd have an ulterior motive. Eventually they'd probably imply that this was somehow my fault too, and I'd be waiting for that moment to say "excuse me, I know you think this is bad and all, but do you have ANY idea what it would be like to be her KID?"


Here's the question I have. Does she even understand the reason why the rescue folk made that comment to her?

If yes, then she's just incredibly stupid and should probably shouldn't be without adult supervision.

If no, then she probably shouldn't ever be near a child or pet again.

/sorry that your mom's "not quite right"
//can relate... we don't leave her alone with the niece or nephew, or any pets for that matter, for similar reasons
 
2012-08-17 07:54:20 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

/attention mod-troopers. That is a puppy playing in the snow, and not a graphic image of a frozen puppy that you have suspended my account for posting before.
 
2012-08-17 07:55:08 AM
Wrong submitter. Risking your life for a dog is not a value but a fault.
 
2012-08-17 08:10:01 AM

SevenizGud


Tell him he can have the dog back as soon as he pays the $2,000 recovery effort costs that was the county's part.


And when he shows up to pay (yeah, right), the eight people who rescued the dog get to hang him up and beat him like a pinata.
 
2012-08-17 08:14:46 AM

Raymo853: Wrong submitter. Risking your life for a dog is not a value but a fault.


Except that never happened. Did you even read the article? Of course not what am I asking.
 
2012-08-17 08:39:40 AM
Dogs run away from bad people for a reason.
 
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