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(Daily Mail)   Sad: Police officer gets moving sendoff after losing a battle against kidney disease. Sadder: Officer was a K-9   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-06-01 02:25:59 AM  
3 votes:

GrogSmash: I see a lot of people here have never had to put a companion down.

Until you do... Shut it...


And then once you do, it's the first thought in your head when you get a new dog. But, like life and most everything in it, it's still worth it in the end.

I love dogs, as much or possibly more than people. They are the perfect companion, they reflect their owners and by doing so can teach us a lot about ourselves. They care about us unconditionally, even if we aren't deserving of it. They can test us in ways nature usually saves for when we have kids.

Having them is a way to learn a lot of life's big lessons, and just by being around they can ease the sting of a lot of the harder ones. .  no wonder it hurts so much to say goodbye.
2013-06-01 02:16:46 AM  
3 votes:

Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?


Dogs are honest.  They may piss on your leg, but they won't try to hide it.  They may want to fark you up, but they will come out and bite you instead of pretending to be your friend.

Humans are evil.  Man or female, they will lead you on for years if it suits their purpose, they will befriend you and then crush your soul on a whim or for a buck.  Humans do... not... give... a... shiat... about you.
2013-06-01 02:12:20 AM  
3 votes:
I see a lot of people here have never had to put a companion down.

Until you do... Shut it...
2013-06-01 03:11:06 AM  
2 votes:
=(

The only good cop is a dog cop.
2013-06-01 02:25:55 AM  
2 votes:
A dead dog is sadder than a dead human? fark you, subby.
2013-06-01 02:25:23 AM  
2 votes:

Todd300: Did the cops accidentally shoot it?


Depends, was it a black dog?
2013-06-01 02:18:12 AM  
2 votes:
Seriously, which one of the mods here is the one who works for the Daily Mail?
2013-06-01 01:59:28 AM  
2 votes:
It is not "sadder" because it's a dog and anyone who thinks so has mental problems
2013-06-01 01:52:34 AM  
2 votes:

cryinoutloud: Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?

The dog was only trained to be evil and not naturally evil, like most police officers.


You sound like someone who's made bad choices for most of your life.
2013-06-01 01:48:50 AM  
2 votes:

Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?


The dog was only trained to be evil and not naturally evil, like most police officers.
2013-06-01 01:46:41 AM  
2 votes:
I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?
2013-06-01 01:46:36 AM  
2 votes:
I've had dogs be put down for osteosarcoma and bladder cancer. It is all sad, no matter the disease. Damn, poor police doggy.
2013-06-01 12:30:00 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah, big deal.
I had plenty of dogs serve me faithfully. None of them got a...

*clicks link*

*sniff*tear*


Poor puppy :(

/salute
2013-06-01 12:06:46 AM  
2 votes:
It's just a dog. They can get another one.
2013-06-01 07:31:49 AM  
1 vote:
VERY ambivalent about this story.

Anyone catch onto the fact that this dog was only TWO AND A HALF years old?

There was as much dust in the air for me as for other dog people (that first picture hit me hard, LOTS of dust there), but the fact that Kaiser didn't even make it to the canine equivalent of middle-age is infuriating.

With that said, I'm glad he was able to spend his short life in an area where he could put his talents to work instead of staying with a family for whom he was way overqualified. However, this is also why a lot of police departments get purpose-bred dogs that generally come from generations of working stock that tend to, you know, live a bit longer. I would like to know who bred this dog and how the rest of the litter fared, although since he came from a pet home, those answers will probably never surface.

/RIP Kaiser
2013-06-01 06:49:13 AM  
1 vote:
First, Fark now has about a 12-hour lag time from Reddit.

Second, please go read George Graham Vest's closing argument for Old Drum. I would provide a link, but my dog and I are going to the park; she's been giving me sad eyes since 5 am and I'm thankful for every day I have with her.

Third, for the Farkers that have never known the unconditional love of a dog, I feel sorry for you.
2013-06-01 04:11:59 AM  
1 vote:

bikkurikun: Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere. There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.


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2013-06-01 03:58:00 AM  
1 vote:

RedTank: Daedalus27: Popcorn Johnny: I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?

If that is the only choice, I would snuff out that newborn and save Every dog.  It would be like a really late term abortion and it wouldn't take me that long to make that choice.  Maybe the baby would have been the next Eistein, maybe it would have been a serial killer.  We won't know and won't care much like the thousands of pieces of tissue that never reach potential.

However many dogs are useful and save lives from bomb sniffing dogs, sniffing cancer, to search and rescue animals.  One definite life plus many potential lives killed by dogs vs hundreds or thousands of others potentially saved by dogs.  It is really no contest when you think about it.

The baby has infinite potential but dogs do not.


No, a baby doesn't have infinite potential.  A baby has a rather finite set potential dependant on their genetic makeup, environment, and other factors.  Whereas an entire species may have unknown value that we do not presently see and may lose forever if eliminated.  What if within a dog (say a particular bacteria in the stomach of a particular breed) is the cure for cancer?  Losing the species can lead to a future loss beyond the very real contributions made by the species now in the case of dogs beyond the trained skills.  Dogs already provide many benefits that would be gone such as improved mental health, reduction in allergies, heart health) and other tangible benefits.
2013-06-01 03:36:27 AM  
1 vote:
I didn't know dust could be transmitted over the Intertubes.

My condolences to the officers whose job it was to send the dog into harm's way and trusted him as much as a dog can be trusted.
2013-06-01 03:27:20 AM  
1 vote:
I know the headline was probably a bit of tongue-in-cheek for an admittedly sad situation, and I've been involved in several fundraiser a for bullet proof vests for police dogs so I totally sympathize with how sad it is for one to go, but I'm going to be a Debbie-Downer and agree that it is much sadder when one of the human police officers dies. Having had friends on the force that have met that end, I'd trade a dog any day. (Not gladly, but you know what I mean)
2013-06-01 02:51:21 AM  
1 vote:
Lets stop white knighting police dogs.
They are cute dogs, but this is an extension of the thin blue line problem with police. They are buddies of cops.

/Cops are quite willing to kill dogs not owned by themselves for any reason. Youtube is full of them.

Link

Link
2013-06-01 02:45:15 AM  
1 vote:
I'm curious Farkers. If you could save a newborn baby or every dog on the planet, which would you chose?
2013-06-01 02:32:37 AM  
1 vote:

Popcorn Johnny: A dead dog is sadder than a dead human? fark you, subby.


Human? The headline only mentions cops.
2013-06-01 02:31:57 AM  
1 vote:
Neither deaths are sad. There is nothing sad about dead. A human is just a human and a dog is just a dog. Humans pollute the planet and dogs shiat everywhere.  There are billions of them and they can all be replaced. Life is meaningless, and so therefore is loss of life.
2013-06-01 02:00:40 AM  
1 vote:

Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?


Fark being what it is, I'm sure many of the kids here would indeed find the story of a dead dog sadder than the story of a dead person who happens to have been a cop.
2013-06-01 01:53:22 AM  
1 vote:

Radak: I love a good dog, but really, it's sadder to send off a dog than a human?


Yes. I have no emotional connection to police officers. Perhaps to State Troopers as my godfather is a retired state trooper and his son was an MP. But ever since I can remember, my family has had dogs. And the first dog I remember was a German Shepherd, and those types of dogs are typically police dogs. And the last dogs to die in my family had cancers and diseases.
2013-06-01 01:43:06 AM  
1 vote:
*clicks on link*

www.aspca.org

/R.I.P. Brave Kaiser.
 
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