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(NYPost)   Sad news: Family dies trying to save dog after being swept out to sea. Good news: Dog saves itself. Sadder news: Dog has no mommy, daddy or son. OK news: Dog still has daughter   (nypost.com) divider line 144
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2012-11-26 08:16:12 AM  
If you're going to go with that stupid convention, subby, at least get it right -- dog's brother and sister, not son and daughter. But the headline is dumb regardless.
 
2012-11-26 09:27:51 AM  
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-26 10:24:06 AM  
I love dogs. But they are not worth your life.
 
2012-11-26 10:43:57 AM  
Swimming in the pacific is like playing russian roullete
 
2012-11-26 10:44:40 AM  
I SUBMITTED THIS WITH A BETTER HEADLINE!!
/hard not to.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:40 AM  
People who refer to their dogs as "kids" really bother me.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:54 AM  
Bad dog! No steak for you!
 
2012-11-26 10:47:06 AM  
Wasn't Eureka a show about a town full of geniuses?
 
2012-11-26 10:47:09 AM  

ChipNASA: I SUBMITTED THIS WITH A BETTER HEADLINE!!
/hard not to.


Same. :(
 
2012-11-26 10:47:21 AM  
This happens several times a year, people dying trying to save a dog that's fallen into water. Meanwhile the dog swims out of the water just fine.
 
2012-11-26 10:48:15 AM  
There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for
 
2012-11-26 10:48:24 AM  
Remember people, your dog can swim better than you can, and will also retain his body heat in cold water longer than you will.
If the dog can't get out on his own, you -really- have no business going in there. (In ground pools excepted)
 
2012-11-26 10:50:11 AM  
Came here to say it's not worth your life and puppy can swim better than you can, but many people have been able to point this out before I did.

Of course, this is FARK. Stupidity and tunnel vision are celebrated as bootstrappy, here. Anyone who says otherwise doesn't know what they're talking about.

/No plan. No gear. No Problem, apparantly.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:15 AM  
Saturday afternoon when the dog chased after a thrown stick and got pulled into the ocean by eight to ten foot waves

Did the owner troll the dog by waiting for the wave wash to recede and throw the stick on the wet sand directly where the next wave would crash?

I hate to say they deserved it but why in the fark would you think you're going to win against 8-10ft waves? And at a Northern California beach at that... (googles).. Yep.. Water temp a frigid 56F.. Which means it's "HOLY fark IT"S COLD" only a foot or two below the surface.
 
2012-11-26 10:51:55 AM  
To be fair, it sounds like only the kid went in after the dog. Everyone else went in after a human. Tragic. And stupid.
 
2012-11-26 10:52:41 AM  

hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for


It's JUST A DOG. Let 'em go, because man, it's gone.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:39 AM  

hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for


Well, the world would be pretty boring if we all shared the same opinion. Luckily, we don't.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:41 AM  

hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for


No dog is worth ME dying for. Other people, that depends.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:47 AM  
Keep your dog on a farking leash unless you're in a fenced in area. I don't care how well trained it is there are too many things that can kill it if you let it run around out of control.
 
2012-11-26 10:54:11 AM  
What the officer / ranger responding to the emergency may have looked like

thetvwatchtower.com
 
2012-11-26 10:54:15 AM  
I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.
 
2012-11-26 10:54:42 AM  
For all those people who say Dogs aren't worth dying for, apparently you guys have never read this:
blog.schoollibraryjournal.com
 
2012-11-26 10:54:55 AM  
Could have been worse.

Could have been a manure pit.


Drown in a poo pit.
Linky pops
 
2012-11-26 10:54:58 AM  

Carth: Keep your dog on a farking leash unless you're in a fenced in area. I don't care how well trained it is there are too many things that can kill it if you let it run around out of control.


How are you typing from inside that bubble?
 
2012-11-26 10:55:50 AM  

LisaNeedsBraces: Well, the world would be pretty boring if we all shared the same opinion. Luckily, we don't.


Well, I personally don't find tragic deaths like this entertaining. But then, I'm not a sociopath either.

YMMV.
 
2012-11-26 10:56:01 AM  

Jument: Tragic. And stupid.


How so? The dog got exactly what it wanted. The dog murdered it's host family, and is getting treated like a victim. The perfect crime...
 
2012-11-26 10:56:30 AM  

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


Dude,
I love your writing but this....this....I can't tell if I'm amused, horrified or what. You WILL get bites off this one...
 
2012-11-26 10:57:28 AM  

Jument: To be fair, it sounds like only the kid went in after the dog. Everyone else went in after a human. Tragic. And stupid.


And the kid made it out but went back in for the dad.

So, while the dog started the chain of events, everyone who died actually went in for a person or two.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:01 AM  

BronyMedic: LisaNeedsBraces: Well, the world would be pretty boring if we all shared the same opinion. Luckily, we don't.

Well, I personally don't find tragic deaths like this entertaining. But then, I'm not a sociopath either.

YMMV.


Nice assumption. I was more indicating toward a "variety is the spice of life"-esque angle, but skew it how you will - proves my original point.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:17 AM  
Topic title seems to imply that he lost his lover the same time he lost his mother.

C'mon, nearly the whole family died, you didn't have to call anyone a dog-farker.
 
2012-11-26 10:59:35 AM  
In reality, hope doesn't float.

/yeah, kinda old.
//25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-26 10:59:55 AM  
I, too, stand up to the tyranny of dog owners and boldly proclaim that it's not worth risking one's own life to save a dog!

Seriously though, what strawman are we all attacking here? Is there someone on the planet who actually thinks, on full reflection, that this is a worthwhile risk? I'm sure this family did not expect to be in danger of dying when they first went in after the dog.
 
2012-11-26 11:00:26 AM  

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.

 

thewinesisters.com

Exceptional Trolling, Sir. I hope you brought a big boat to bring that catch back to shore.
 
2012-11-26 11:00:36 AM  

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


I betcha spentmiles is some pimple-faces 34 year-old guy who lives with his mother. Girlfriend? Forget about it.
 
2012-11-26 11:02:47 AM  

Carth: Keep your dog on a farking leash unless you're in a fenced in area. I don't care how well trained it is there are too many things that can kill it if you let it run around out of control.


The same with kids.

/I totally did that right.
 
2012-11-26 11:03:55 AM  

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


media.giantbomb.com
 
2012-11-26 11:04:54 AM  
FTFA: The U.S. Coast Guard said the daughter called police, according to KTVU. The dog managed to make it to safety, the TV station reported.

Do you think she'll keep the dog?
 
2012-11-26 11:04:58 AM  
Forget dogs, most humans aren't worth dying for.
 
2012-11-26 11:05:24 AM  
Moral of the story:

Never name your dog "Darwin".
 
2012-11-26 11:06:25 AM  

hdhale: There is no dog worth dying for.

/thread
//ya rly
///don't give me the "you've never had a pet you wouldn't understand..." talk, I've had dogs and cats as pets, I repeat, there is no dog worth dying for


I'd wager dying wasn't their intent. Would you abandon your pet if there was a 10% chance of death? 1%?
 
2012-11-26 11:06:32 AM  
Was the doggy's name Shannon?
 
2012-11-26 11:07:28 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: what if they say "fur kids" or "hairy kids"... is that ok?


No.

HindiDiscoMonster: /what if it's cats?


Same thing applies.
 
2012-11-26 11:07:31 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.

Horrifying, but far too obvious... Where is the spentmiles we all love to hate? This is subpar... beneath you. Please work on this... we all miss the REAL spentmiles.

0/10


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spentmiles has done worse.....it's rare but it has been ........

submitted for our approval........

ridlerville.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-26 11:08:40 AM  

Gunny Highway: People who refer to their dogs as "kids" really bother me.


I used to think of my cats as "kids with fur," then I had real kids and I realized how stupid and self-deluded I was.

People who forgo having children and use pets, which don't actually love you and are incapable of having human emotion, as mortar to fill the hole in their empty lives are sad. Anyone who says otherwise is shouting into the mirror.
 
2012-11-26 11:09:11 AM  

spentmiles: I run a sunset cruise on the coast near San Fran. When the weather turns cold this time of year, most of my business comes from no-kill shelters. They load the boat up with cats and dogs in cages. I take them out to sea and then they throw them overboard. There's about a .001% chance that any of them make it back to shore, but it's a chance, so they get to keep their no-kill status.

Sometimes we have a few beers and then race the boat through swimming packs of drowning animals. It's like driving a blender. More fun and cheaper than gassing them all I suppose.


Man's best chum.
 
2012-11-26 11:09:45 AM  
My parents' stupid mutt destroyed my favorite Ghostbusters hat when I was a little kid.

I would have done anything to trade in that dog to get that hat back.

Would I go into dangerous water to save a dog? Hell no.

Would I go into dangerous water to get that Ghostbusters hat? Hell yes.

Priorities, people.
 
2012-11-26 11:13:29 AM  
"The sea was angry that day, my friends"
 
2012-11-26 11:15:06 AM  
I agree with the above poster, sounds like the 16 year old was playing a prank on the dog by throwing the stick where the wave would come in, then he panicked and ran after the dog when it got swept out. The dad panicked and ran after him, then everyone panicked. Sounds like the daughter was the only one with a lick of sense. She called for help instead of jumping into the ocean. Tragic that she had to witness her whole family being swept away.
 
2012-11-26 11:18:21 AM  
this is what you call

"People not knowing how to swim"

People constantly over-rate their ability to "swim". Most people who say they know how to swim when they would drown if asked to tread water for 30 seconds.

Why people don't just I dunno take lessons? I asked two of my friends about it, and they said water is scary of course they don't want lessons.
 
2012-11-26 11:18:57 AM  

had98c: Forget dogs, most humans aren't worth dying for.


I would jump in after my two dogs and a handful of humans I know and like. Random humans? Probably not, but I'd call the park ranger so he could run a half mile over rough terrain that his car can't handle.
 
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