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2013-09-27 06:07:24 PM  
An actual news article and not just a video

farker only got a citation?

Jesus that feels wrong

Pets may be considered to be property, but many see them more as family. He (the man who owned the dog) probably feels like he lost a son.
 
2013-09-27 06:11:59 PM  

cman: An actual news article and not just a video

farker only got a citation?

Jesus that feels wrong

Pets may be considered to be property, but many see them more as family. He (the man who owned the dog) probably feels like he lost a son.


After thousands of years of domestication, living with us, protecting us, and depending on us, these guys are part of the human family. To me, abusing a dog is akin to child abuse.
 
2013-09-27 06:16:13 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: cman: An actual news article and not just a video

farker only got a citation?

Jesus that feels wrong

Pets may be considered to be property, but many see them more as family. He (the man who owned the dog) probably feels like he lost a son.

After thousands of years of domestication, living with us, protecting us, and depending on us, these guys are part of the human family. To me, abusing a dog is akin to child abuse.


Indeed

I don't know how true it is, but I read somewhere (it could have been Wikipedia) that mankind would not have evolved to be the dominate species without dogs.

To us, they are very special creatures.
 
2013-09-27 06:19:01 PM  

cman: but I read somewhere (it could have been Wikipedia) that mankind would not have evolved to be the dominate species without dogs.


I find that very believable.
 
2013-09-27 07:17:45 PM  
:(

That'll do, puppy.  That'll do.

Endless steak, bellyrubs and tennis balls await.
 
2013-09-27 07:19:20 PM  

cman: farker only got a citation?


Am I a bad person for thinking what a shame it would be for that asshole to be accidently beaten severely?
 
2013-09-27 07:19:41 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: After thousands of years of domestication, living with us, protecting us, and depending on us, these guys are part of the human family. To me, abusing a dog is akin to child abuse.


I felt the exact same way...until I had children

/lost my Chesapeake Bay Retriever 2 months ago
 
2013-09-27 07:19:44 PM  
So how's the driver.  Is he dead yet?  Is there a lynch mob forming/  Is it too late to join?
 
2013-09-27 07:22:28 PM  
No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.
 
2013-09-27 07:24:11 PM  
There are no "Seeing Eye Cats".
The Karma ran over the Dogma.
Dude looked Korean, so I'm sure his dog wanted not to be steak.
 
2013-09-27 07:24:49 PM  
:(
 
2013-09-27 07:27:40 PM  
Autoplay video? I hope the dust in your room is asbestos submitter.
 
2013-09-27 07:28:09 PM  
No one fakes the throw in heaven puppy
 
2013-09-27 07:30:02 PM  

Watubi: ecmoRandomNumbers: After thousands of years of domestication, living with us, protecting us, and depending on us, these guys are part of the human family. To me, abusing a dog is akin to child abuse.

I felt the exact same way...until I had children

/lost my Chesapeake Bay Retriever 2 months ago


I had kids.  Grown up now. (and doing most excellent, thankyaverymuch!)

My dogs are great and all, but once in a while you come upon one that just bonds with you.  My Ryder is like that.  The connection might not be as ... *lasting* ... as a parent/child one, but it is damn near as powerful.  If anyone ever threatened to do anything to him (or DID, as in the case of this article) I cant imagine what I would do.  And I know without a doubt he would do the same for me.

We're Bros, after all.
imageshack.us
 
2013-09-27 07:31:11 PM  

atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.


I don't know you, but I am still so, so sorry.
 
2013-09-27 07:37:25 PM  
fark you cat lovers, your cats dont give a shiat, and would save their own asses before saving you. Dog lovers of the world UNITE.

/amidoingitrite?
 
2013-09-27 07:39:17 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: There are no "Seeing Eye Cats".
The Karma ran over the Dogma.
Dude looked Korean, so I'm sure his dog wanted not to be steak.


You're unclear on the concept.
The idea is to not be "that guy".
 
2013-09-27 07:39:56 PM  
Cats are still better than dogs.
 
2013-09-27 07:40:06 PM  
Oh look, the left is calling for lynchings, mobs and murder again.

Nothing changes.
 
2013-09-27 07:40:29 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: fark you cat lovers, your cats dont give a shiat, and would save their own asses before saving you. Dog lovers of the world UNITE.

/amidoingitrite?


I only can grade it a 3/10.  I has potential, but you stopped short of actually driving the barbs into anyone's heart.  A half-hearted performance at best.

/I'm a lighter, WTF do I know?
 
2013-09-27 07:40:59 PM  
Thanks for the domestication guys.  Sorry you had to give up 10% of your brain in the process, what we kept is invaluable.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-27 07:43:24 PM  

atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.


:(
 
2013-09-27 07:44:03 PM  

OgreMagi: cman: farker only got a citation?

Am I a bad person for thinking what a shame it would be for that asshole to be accidently beaten severely?



My car is small, so pack light.  We're going on a trip!

Do you prefer aluminum or wood?  34 inch okay?
 
2013-09-27 07:44:43 PM  

Skyd1v: My Ryder is like that.


He's beautiful.
 
2013-09-27 07:45:18 PM  

atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.


My deepest sympathies.
 
2013-09-27 07:47:15 PM  

SwiftFox: Thanks for the domestication guys.  Sorry you had to give up 10% of your brain in the process, what we kept is invaluable.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 473x480]


That picture is interesting (and a little funny) because it is a wolf (if it is, I am not a wildlife biologist) in full prime.  I spend a lot of time up neat Glenallen, Alaska, and have seen the Nelchina pack running around a lot.  45 weeks of the year they are the mangiest, sneakiest, most conniving canine species you can imagine.  Dingo's have more dignity.

But those other 7weeksthat tourist show up to take pictures?  REGAL
 
2013-09-27 07:48:58 PM  

atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.


May I ask why she was put to sleep?

15 years is a long time for a dog to live so I assume she probably had major health issues,
 
2013-09-27 07:52:30 PM  

Skyd1v: atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.

I don't know you, but I am still so, so sorry.


Thank you.
 
2013-09-27 07:55:16 PM  

airsupport: OgreMagi: cman: farker only got a citation?

Am I a bad person for thinking what a shame it would be for that asshole to be accidently beaten severely?


My car is small, so pack light.  We're going on a trip!

Do you prefer aluminum or wood?  34 inch okay?


Wood, of course.  Aluminum doesn't sound or feel right when it makes contact.  Make it a 36 if possible.
 
2013-09-27 07:55:36 PM  
That asshole only got a citation for running a stop sign and he hit not only a dog but a person? farked up man.
 
2013-09-27 07:55:41 PM  
Boxers are just that loyal to their pack mates. I've had 2. I can't imagine a more intelligent, charismatic and brave breed.
 
2013-09-27 07:57:38 PM  

OnlyM3: Oh look, the left is calling for lynchings, mobs and murder again.

Nothing changes.


I can only speak for myself when I say this:

I am particularly sensitive to animal cruelty and death.  I'm just wired that way.  I understand that a lot of people aren't, and they aren't going to feel the same things I feel, and that's fine.  You and I see animals as filling different roles, and in so doing we each impart additional characteristics that may or may not be based in fact.  I feel animals are by and large innocent, especially when subjected to violence at the hand of man.  The perception of that innocence leads, for better or for worse, to the tendency to anthropomorphize animals in my head.  It's one of the many ways I'm sure you and I see the world differently.  You may see animals as filling more of a utilitarian role; nobody cuddles a hammer, but you do keep it out of the rain and put it away in the toolbox when you're done.  That's the way you're wired.

I get a lot of joy out of dogs and cats 'n shiat.  They make my world a better place.  So when one of them does something that I see as selfless, or beyond the expected behavior of a "mindless creature", I can relate to it on a different level than you can.  Not better or worse, just different.

This animal did something selfless that saved a human, and died in the process.  In my personal opinion, the guy that killed him deserves more than a slap on the wrist.  He took a source of joy and companionship from that family that isn't easily replaced.

If the dog had instead been an Oopma Loompa that helped out around the house, would he mean any more or less because he had two legs and a tan?
 
2013-09-27 07:58:16 PM  

OgreMagi: Make it a 36 if possible.


You got it, hoss.
 
2013-09-27 07:58:56 PM  
If that was a fully trained guide dog for the visually impaired, the odds are that dog cost over $25,000 to raise and train and get into the hands of the blind person.  Dogs through Guide Dogs of America cost more (partly because they pay flights, room and board, etc. of the blind person to and from the school when they come train with their dog).

So, if that dog is "merely property", then let's make sure that arsehat is tried and convicted of theft of services for at least the cost of the dog in the program, and replacement.  $50,000 should be a start, and then we can go from there for pain/suffering, inconvenience, loss of income (perhaps the guy can't work now, until he gets a new dog), etc..


//proud puppy raiser of our second guide dog for the blind!
 
2013-09-27 07:59:50 PM  

cman: atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.

May I ask why she was put to sleep?

15 years is a long time for a dog to live so I assume she probably had major health issues,


She was a tortoiseshell cat. She had gone hyperthyroid and did not respond well to medication. She was making bloody urine that did not grow bacteria on culture. The hypothesis was that she either had bladder stones that were of the wrong pH to be resolved by diet (we tried) or that she had cancer. The weight loss was sudden and extreme. Today she declined politely to eat her breakfast even after it was offered twice.

Miss Marigold was adopted as an adult cat from the city pound in Junction City, KS in March of 1999. She was at least 15; 7th Street in Junction City is no place for a cat to be stray. She had 14 years of good home life that she wouldn't have gotten otherwise. I have no regrets, but I do haz a sad.
 
2013-09-27 08:01:07 PM  

atomic-age: cman: atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.

May I ask why she was put to sleep?

15 years is a long time for a dog to live so I assume she probably had major health issues,

She was a tortoiseshell cat. She had gone hyperthyroid and did not respond well to medication. She was making bloody urine that did not grow bacteria on culture. The hypothesis was that she either had bladder stones that were of the wrong pH to be resolved by diet (we tried) or that she had cancer. The weight loss was sudden and extreme. Today she declined politely to eat her breakfast even after it was offered twice.

Miss Marigold was adopted as an adult cat from the city pound in Junction City, KS in March of 1999. She was at least 15; 7th Street in Junction City is no place for a cat to be stray. She had 14 years of good home life that she wouldn't have gotten otherwise. I have no regrets, but I do haz a sad.


Sorry sorry, cat.

My reading comprehension is complete shiat
 
2013-09-27 08:02:37 PM  

atomic-age: She was at least 15; 7th Street in Junction City is no place for a cat to be stray. She had 14 years of good home life that she wouldn't have gotten otherwise. I have no regrets, but I do haz a sad.


29 years!  Wow.  Must have had a good life.
 
2013-09-27 08:03:27 PM  

airsupport: atomic-age: She was at least 15; 7th Street in Junction City is no place for a cat to be stray. She had 14 years of good home life that she wouldn't have gotten otherwise. I have no regrets, but I do haz a sad.

29 years!  Wow.  Must have had a good life.


I suxs at reading comprehension. She was not 15 when you got her.  She was 1.  I misread that.  At least my math was right.  :)
 
2013-09-27 08:09:48 PM  

OgreMagi: cman: farker only got a citation?

Am I a bad person for thinking what a shame it would be for that asshole to be accidently beaten severely?


Yes.
 
2013-09-27 08:09:58 PM  

there their theyre: That asshole only got a citation for running a stop sign and he hit not only a dog but a person? farked up man.


I'm just wondering what citycoucilman/police officer he is related to.
 
2013-09-27 08:12:10 PM  

Skyd1v: SwiftFox: Thanks for the domestication guys.  Sorry you had to give up 10% of your brain in the process, what we kept is invaluable.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 473x480]

That picture is interesting (and a little funny) because it is a wolf (if it is, I am not a wildlife biologist) in full prime.  I spend a lot of time up neat Glenallen, Alaska, and have seen the Nelchina pack running around a lot.  45 weeks of the year they are the mangiest, sneakiest, most conniving canine species you can imagine.  Dingo's have more dignity.

But those other 7weeksthat tourist show up to take pictures?  REGAL


All their mange gets cured and their behavior changes fortuitously for 5 weeks a year? Amazing. Bullcrap. Doesn't detract from their gift of dogs, and likely civilization to humans.
 
2013-09-27 08:12:26 PM  

OnlyM3: Oh look, the left is calling for lynchings, mobs and murder again.

Nothing changes.


Does it make you feel better that maybe some people want to lynch him because he ran a stop sign and ran over people?

/I want to lynch him because he hit a wonderful Good Dog
//We have enough people
///offers hugs to atomic-age
 
2013-09-27 08:16:13 PM  
I saw this on CNN today and as soon as I clicked it I knew it was going to get real dusty in my office....
 
2013-09-27 08:20:40 PM  

atomic-age: No way in hell I am reading that today. I just put my 15 year old cat to sleep earlier today. I have canine companionship to comfort me, but I still feel like crap. I love my creatures so much, and she was a Very Good Girl.


I'm sorry to hear that.  My daughter still tears up when thinking about our cat Sprinkles, who crossed the rainbow bridge about 8 years ago after she developed a respiratory infection.
 
2013-09-27 08:27:55 PM  

airsupport: OnlyM3: Oh look, the left is calling for lynchings, mobs and murder again.

Nothing changes.

I can only speak for myself when I say this:

I am particularly sensitive to animal cruelty and death.  I'm just wired that way.  I understand that a lot of people aren't, and they aren't going to feel the same things I feel, and that's fine.  You and I see animals as filling different roles, and in so doing we each impart additional characteristics that may or may not be based in fact.  I feel animals are by and large innocent, especially when subjected to violence at the hand of man.  The perception of that innocence leads, for better or for worse, to the tendency to anthropomorphize animals in my head.  It's one of the many ways I'm sure you and I see the world differently.  You may see animals as filling more of a utilitarian role; nobody cuddles a hammer, but you do keep it out of the rain and put it away in the toolbox when you're done.  That's the way you're wired.

I get a lot of joy out of dogs and cats 'n shiat.  They make my world a better place.  So when one of them does something that I see as selfless, or beyond the expected behavior of a "mindless creature", I can relate to it on a different level than you can.  Not better or worse, just different.

This animal did something selfless that saved a human, and died in the process.  In my personal opinion, the guy that killed him deserves more than a slap on the wrist.  He took a source of joy and companionship from that family that isn't easily replaced.

If the dog had instead been an Oopma Loompa that helped out around the house, would he mean any more or less because he had two legs and a tan?


This. Now excuse me while I go hug my mutt.
 
2013-09-27 08:28:57 PM  
Subby here...these are my pooches

img.photobucket.com

The one on the left is Jarvis, our dachshund.  He's a little shiat; very needy, shiny and stubborn.  Never stops begging for food even though he hardly gets any.  Like many dachshunds, he hurt his back and had a herniated disk and was unable to walk.  We dove into our savings to pay for sutgery, took time off work and slept on the floor for months so we could tend to him and he's made an almost full recovery.  Gets stiff on rainy days, but he walks and runs just fine.  He's the best lap dog. He'll sit on your lap and watch movies all day if you let him.

The one on the right is my mutt Opie.  I have never bonded with an animal like I have with him.  We found him as a stray, filthy, starving and obviously abused. He was a lot of work at first, but with time, patience, perseverance and a lot of love, he's become the most loyal, affectionate and fiercely protective dog I've ever seen.  They truly are family, and the headline story choked me up.

Now go home and hug your pooches.
 
2013-09-27 08:29:47 PM  
First useful dog I've heard of living dying in the 21st century.
 
2013-09-27 08:39:34 PM  

SwiftFox: Skyd1v: SwiftFox: Thanks for the domestication guys.  Sorry you had to give up 10% of your brain in the process, what we kept is invaluable.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 473x480]

That picture is interesting (and a little funny) because it is a wolf (if it is, I am not a wildlife biologist) in full prime.  I spend a lot of time up neat Glenallen, Alaska, and have seen the Nelchina pack running around a lot.  45 weeks of the year they are the mangiest, sneakiest, most conniving canine species you can imagine.  Dingo's have more dignity.

But those other 7weeksthat tourist show up to take pictures?  REGAL

All their mange gets cured and their behavior changes fortuitously for 5 weeks a year? Amazing. Bullcrap. Doesn't detract from their gift of dogs, and likely civilization to humans.


Mange comes and goes depending on the time of year and the parasite/fungus involved. Its dependent on either.  Yes, conditions and diet play a factor.  It's most noticeable in late June, early July when the weather is warmest.

Still want to pull the BS card Sparky?  You don't know what the fark you are talking about. I have been seeing it for 30 years.  I have no problem carting your ass 30 miles from cell coverage, (in -30 degree temps) and giving you the wolf show.

Buy a plane ticket I will go show you.
 
2013-09-27 08:50:11 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: fark you cat lovers, your cats dont give a shiat, and would save their own asses before saving you. Dog lovers of the world UNITE.

/amidoingitrite?


Yeah, fark you, and I'll leave this here so you can how real people feel about pets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjB_oVeq8Lo
 
2013-09-27 08:53:56 PM  
Atlanta police say Calvin Armour was cited for running a stop sign and failing to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Just a citation for this scum?

I hope the family sues the shiat out of him, at least he'll go through financial pain.
 
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