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(Opposing Views)   Dog stranded on ice float for more than a week follows kayaker's instructions and arrives safely on land   (opposingviews.com) divider line 37
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2013-02-25 04:16:44 AM
Well, you know what they say, you gotta goat with the float
 
2013-02-25 08:27:57 AM
You oughta know by now, that you should never argument with a man in a kayak-ak-ak-ak-ak.
 
2013-02-25 08:34:07 AM
Floe, dammit, floe

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2013-02-25 08:36:42 AM
And there's no indication the dog was stuck on the ice for the week. It had been missing for a week.
 
2013-02-25 08:56:56 AM
Ice float?

This is one of them there eggcorns, isn't it?
 
2013-02-25 09:02:07 AM
Hero tag? WTF?
 
2013-02-25 09:03:38 AM

steveGswine: Floe, dammit, floe

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Came here to say this. Only without gaddamn Progressive Flo and her attic badgers.
 
2013-02-25 09:05:33 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-25 09:06:07 AM
The article: well, written, it was. Helicopter? Hero? Steponavicious?
 
2013-02-25 09:08:24 AM
"We responded and found the dog quite a distance offshore, maybe close to half a mile off shore, running around on the icebergs out there and falling through to the open water," Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker said.

"We used a helicopter to try and move the dog a little closer to shoreline, we brought a boat in."


I don't get it. Is the Chicago Fire Dept trying to get in on the hero-love, or explaining why they left the doggie out there to die. "We TRIED, man!" So they, what, threw their hands up and left?
 
2013-02-25 09:16:58 AM

mrinfoguy: The article: well, written, it was. Helicopter? Hero? Steponavicious?



Neri-jus Step-on-a-vicius

He sounds cruel.
 
2013-02-25 09:27:42 AM
Nothing like a good root beer ice float on a hot summer afternoon.

/Thought the internet was supposed to make people smarter.
//"How you fail English? You speaks the biatch!"
///Probably obscure
////Slashies!
 
2013-02-25 09:37:14 AM
 
2013-02-25 09:46:01 AM
Authorities soon caught up with the dog, however, as he did not have much energy to run very far. The put him in a white utility van and took him to a shelter.

What a racist detail to put into the story. Or pointless. Racist or pointless.
 
2013-02-25 10:01:40 AM
I'm sorry, but WTF happened in this article?

Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There something about a rescue van and helicopters and WTF when did that happen?!?!?
Step 4:  End of Article.
 
2013-02-25 10:02:44 AM
Good boy.
 
2013-02-25 10:05:50 AM
Going to work the morning the dog was rescued, a local radio news station talked to the rescuer, dog was seen on the ice that morning, not all week, kudos to the kayaker, but yeah, not on the ice all week.
 
2013-02-25 10:08:24 AM

steveGswine: Floe, dammit, floe

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There was a dog on Floe? Was she visiting Germany and decided to make a 'film'? Was there peanut butter involved?
 
2013-02-25 10:09:58 AM

ds394: I'm sorry, but WTF happened in this article?

Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There something about a rescue van and helicopters and WTF when did that happen?!?!?
Step 4:  End of Article.


Didn't read the article, but it was the lead story on the local news and so got caught up at the end of my DVR 3 minute recording buffer the other night.

It seemed like fire and rescue was out there trying to push the dog back to land with their boat and helicopter. This is taking place over about an hour or so I think and people show up as word spreads. A guy who already hangs out in the lake during the winter and has the gear finds out, grabs his suit and kayak, and goes to help. The dog is afraid of him but he manages to get it back to land where it takes off running. Someone with the city then manages to corner and catch the dog. He is reunited with the owner the next day.
 
2013-02-25 10:15:11 AM

louiedog: Didn't read the article, but it was the lead story on the local news and so got caught up at the end of my DVR 3 minute recording buffer the other night.

It seemed like fire and rescue was out there trying to push the dog back to land with their boat and helicopter. This is taking place over about an hour or so I think and people show up as word spreads. A guy who already hangs out in the lake during the winter and has the gear finds out, grabs his suit and kayak, and goes to help. The dog is afraid of him but he manages to get it back to land where it takes off running. Someone with the city then manages to corner and catch the dog. He is reunited with the owner the next day.


Okay, that makes a little more sense. The way that crappy article was written, it sounded like the kayak-guy got the dog to swim to shore, dog took off running, somehow ended up way the hell out on the lake again, after which it was rescued by helicopter.
 
2013-02-25 10:16:15 AM
Follow up news report:  The shelter puts the dog down after 12 hours because an employee who knew nothing of the rescue came in for a weekend shift.
 
2013-02-25 10:18:51 AM

namegoeshere: "We responded and found the dog quite a distance offshore, maybe close to half a mile off shore, running around on the icebergs out there and falling through to the open water," Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker said.

"We used a helicopter to try and move the dog a little closer to shoreline, we brought a boat in."

I don't get it. Is the Chicago Fire Dept trying to get in on the hero-love, or explaining why they left the doggie out there to die. "We TRIED, man!" So they, what, threw their hands up and left?


I was a little confused by that as well. It isn't well tied into the story. When did they do that? And to what effect? Did it help? Did they quit?
 
2013-02-25 10:31:26 AM
Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There somethin


GIANT POPUP AD THAT STAYS CENTERED ON THE SCREEN EVEN WHEN YOU TRY TO SCROLL IT AWAY
 
2013-02-25 10:39:53 AM

andyofne: namegoeshere: "We responded and found the dog quite a distance offshore, maybe close to half a mile off shore, running around on the icebergs out there and falling through to the open water," Chicago Fire Department Deputy District Chief Ron Dorneker said.

"We used a helicopter to try and move the dog a little closer to shoreline, we brought a boat in."

I don't get it. Is the Chicago Fire Dept trying to get in on the hero-love, or explaining why they left the doggie out there to die. "We TRIED, man!" So they, what, threw their hands up and left?

I was a little confused by that as well. It isn't well tied into the story. When did they do that? And to what effect? Did it help? Did they quit?


Whoever wrote this article should have quit while he was ahead. Like, before the last 3 paragraphs destroyed the meaning of everything that preceded them.
 
2013-02-25 10:47:43 AM
I'm just... confused.  There's ice on Lake Michigan near Chicago?

/barely any halfway up the Michigan coastline two weeks ago
//yay doggie
 
2013-02-25 10:48:36 AM

studebaker hoch: Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There somethin

GIANT POPUP AD THAT STAYS CENTERED ON THE SCREEN EVEN WHEN YOU TRY TO SCROLL IT AWAY



Popup ad? What popup ad?

Adblock Plus


/You'll be glad you did
 
2013-02-25 10:52:18 AM

Amos Quito: studebaker hoch: Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There somethin

GIANT POPUP AD THAT STAYS CENTERED ON THE SCREEN EVEN WHEN YOU TRY TO SCROLL IT AWAY


Popup ad? What popup ad?

Adblock Plus


/You'll be glad you did


Nope, even with AdBlock, I get the "Subscribe to our Newsletter!" or "Buy our Book!" popups, too...
 
2013-02-25 10:53:10 AM

steveGswine: Floe, dammit, floe

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Came here to say that and then realized it was in the story as well, but I think subby still gets dinged for not putting 'float' in quotes...
 
2013-02-25 11:19:33 AM

Mikey1969: Nope, even with AdBlock, I get the "Subscribe to our Newsletter!" or "Buy our Book!" popups, too...


You know you can right click on those and block them too.
 
2013-02-25 11:37:37 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: Mikey1969: Nope, even with AdBlock, I get the "Subscribe to our Newsletter!" or "Buy our Book!" popups, too...

You know you can right click on those and block them too.


Nice, thanks for the heads-up. Of course, I went back to the story and couldn't get the stupid pop up to pop up again, so I'll try it the next time we run into a friggin' TownHall story on the Politics tab, they like appearing there.
 
2013-02-25 11:38:31 AM

Amos Quito: mrinfoguy: The article: well, written, it was. Helicopter? Hero? Steponavicious?

Neri-jus Step-on-a-vicius

He sounds cruel.


You never Steponavicius dog.
 
2013-02-25 12:22:06 PM

Mikey1969: Amos Quito: studebaker hoch: Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There somethin

GIANT POPUP AD THAT STAYS CENTERED ON THE SCREEN EVEN WHEN YOU TRY TO SCROLL IT AWAY


Popup ad? What popup ad?

Adblock Plus


/You'll be glad you did

Nope, even with AdBlock, I get the "Subscribe to our Newsletter!" or "Buy our Book!" popups, too...



Consider NoScript, maybe?  (Firefox)

Read about it before you install.
 
2013-02-25 12:25:14 PM
"We used a helicopter to try and move the dog a little closer to shoreline "

I really need to know how this massive waste of money plan came to be.  Use the rotor wash to move it or something?
 
2013-02-25 01:17:59 PM
Well, it's a doggy dog world, submitter.
 
2013-02-25 02:33:24 PM

ds394: I'm sorry, but WTF happened in this article?

Step 1:  Man sees dog on ice floe
Step 2: Man gets in kayak and leads dog to shore
Step 3:  There something about a rescue van and helicopters and WTF when did that happen?!?!?
Step 4:  End of Article.


This. Who writes this crap? Answer: poo-flinging monkeys.
 
2013-02-25 02:41:08 PM
www.rockcookbook.com
 
2013-02-25 02:49:53 PM
To the rescuer: Good job, stud.

However, regarding the owner, I'm sort of reminded of that incident where the climber left the German Shepherd on the mountain. Other climbers came across him days later, and he was in bad shape. They organized a rescue mission to get him down, and they succeeded. The owner made no attempt to save the beast.
 
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