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2013-10-08 08:18:06 PM
I have a female Rottweiler who can sense low blood sugar. If i wake up in the middle of the night, she will typically ignore me. But if I wake up with low blood sugar, she will follow me around and escort me down the steps. Pretty amazing.
 
2013-10-08 08:33:52 PM
I know that pit bulls have garnered a reputation for being violent, aggressive dogs, but that is because of the people who own those dogs, not the breed.  I know several people who have pits, and they're the biggest babies you've ever seen.  They make a Pekinese with a bow in its hair look like a police dog about the rip the balls off someone.

It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.
 
2013-10-08 09:08:31 PM

Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.


Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.
 
2013-10-08 09:13:17 PM

Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.


Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.
 
2013-10-08 09:56:03 PM

Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.


But if it's a pit bull then it will be a tremendously powerful and capable vicious animal and therein lies the problem because then you need to either regulate the breed or, as you correctly diagnose, the owner.

But only one of those things can be done.
 
2013-10-08 10:04:50 PM

Coco LaFemme: Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.

Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.


I don't think it's that.  Pit Bulls have the capacity, greater than other dogs, for doing damage.  If a dachshund goes ballistic it might, MIGHT be able to kill an adult human if it's really lucky and a Tuesday during a full moon.  Pit bulls have a greater ability to do damage.

I'm not saying it's correct to ban them, but they should be recognized as a potential danger and treated as such.  German Shepherds and Dobermans could be treated the same way.
 
2013-10-08 10:05:52 PM
Then promptly bit his head off...

/ducks
 
2013-10-08 10:08:23 PM

Barfmaker: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.

But if it's a pit bull then it will be a tremendously powerful and capable vicious animal and therein lies the problem because then you need to either regulate the breed or, as you correctly diagnose, the owner.

But only one of those things can be done.


It's a shame then, that every dog has to suffer because some of them have criminal shiatheads for owners.
 
2013-10-08 10:19:29 PM

Coco LaFemme: Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.


If you're talking about people like Mike Tyson, I'm OK with this.
 
2013-10-08 10:43:56 PM

Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.

If you're talking about people like Mike Tyson, I'm OK with this.


No, I'm talking about all humans.  If you believe all pit bulls should be sterilized because some of them become violent and aggressive, then naturally it stands to reason that you believe all humans should be sterilized as well, since some of us can become far more violent and aggressive than any dog can.
 
2013-10-08 11:31:14 PM
who's a good boy
 
2013-10-09 12:22:53 AM

Coco LaFemme: Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.

Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.


It's pretty clear that pit bulls are more aggressive than other breeds and are powerful enough to do real damage, even kill people. Why is it such a bad thing to let the breed die down? They aren't killing the dogs, just sterilizing them.

Dogs are not humans.
 
2013-10-09 01:15:04 AM
*grabs popcorn for ensuing American Murderhound™ breed discussion*
 
2013-10-09 01:23:38 AM
This is an awesome doggie. Should get a steak.

As far as Pit Bulls, I gotta say, it depends on the dog, no? If some are aggressive, they need to be delt with removal. I'm not sure if aggressiveness is genetic in dogs.
 
2013-10-09 03:42:38 AM

Coco LaFemme: If you believe all pit bulls should be sterilized because some of them become violent and aggressive, then naturally it stands to reason that you believe all humans should be sterilized as well, since some of us can become far more violent and aggressive than any dog can.


So you're saying Bob Barker was speaking in code and didn't actually believe in just spaying and neutering your pets, but secretly wants the compulsory sterilization of human beings?
 
2013-10-09 03:45:28 AM
A dog is like any other animal on the planet. Piss it off, it will try to harm you, and or kill you.

PERIOD!
 
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2013-10-09 06:07:23 AM
I've got a live grenade that my kid plays with all the time. It's never gone off so, I recommend it for everyone's kids because it's safe.
 
2013-10-09 06:16:47 AM
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2013-10-09 06:22:47 AM

Linkster: A dog is like any other animal on the planet. Piss it off, it will try to harm you, and or kill you.

PERIOD!


Meanwhile cats don't need a reason. They'll bite your hand just to watch you bleed.
 
2013-10-09 06:32:22 AM
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2013-10-09 06:40:39 AM

Lsherm: Coco LaFemme: Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.

Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.

I don't think it's that.  Pit Bulls have the capacity, greater than other dogs, for doing damage.  If a dachshund goes ballistic it might, MIGHT be able to kill an adult human if it's really lucky and a Tuesday during a full moon.  Pit bulls have a greater ability to do damage.

I'm not saying it's correct to ban them, but they should be recognized as a potential danger and treated as such.  German Shepherds and Dobermans could be treated the same way.


i agree. they've been bred to fight, therefore they are physically adapted to cause damage.

as to whether their nature is more likely to be aggressive, i guess it depends what characteristics breeders are selecting on. i don't know how many generations it would take for that not to be a factor anymore.

I don't disagree they're mostly lovely dogs, but if you've got small children you're mad to get one imo. why take the risk?
 
2013-10-09 06:58:15 AM
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We must kill all the dogs immediately! It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-10-09 07:04:45 AM
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2013-10-09 07:23:17 AM

Darth_Lukecash: This is an awesome doggie. Should get a steak.

As far as Pit Bulls, I gotta say, it depends on the dog, no? If some are aggressive, they need to be delt with removal. I'm not sure if aggressiveness is genetic in dogs.




It is in some cases, but most of it is socialization problems and the troublesome breeds would surprise you. Small dogs often top bite lists. Medium sized ones like chows also rank high (and if there is such a thing as a genetic biter, those would be my bet).

I've owned several large dog breeds over the years, mostly German shepherds and Cruzian muts, and I've rarely had aggression problems with any of them.
I currently have two pitbulls and, if there is anything unusual about them that I have to say, it's that they are extremely social.

The problem is that a dog becomes a reflection of its owner. Anxieties, cruelties and all. If you treat it poorly or handle it improperly it can become dangerous, and this is true for ALL breeds. We notice it in larger ones because they are more powerful.
A "cute" growl from a papillon is a menacing rumble from a mastiff. The latter is more swiftly corrected, making for a difference in bites.

You take a dog like a pitbull that has very soft and responsive temperament. Its easily molded by an owners behavior. Its also easily hurt.
These are dogs that need human interaction more because they've been living close to us longer than most. Unfortunately a lot of humans suck and don't realize it.
The dog pays the price for reasons it can't understand.

/Toss in the medias misunderstandings and pitbulls get unfairly vilified as the assault rifle of canines.
 
2013-10-09 07:23:18 AM

Ryan2065: Coco LaFemme: Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.

Since humans can be violent and aggressive, even if they hadn't originally been predisposed to it, we should sterilize all human beings, too.  Those animals are ticking time bombs.

It's pretty clear that pit bulls are more aggressive than other breeds and are powerful enough to do real damage, even kill people. Why is it such a bad thing to let the breed die down? They aren't killing the dogs, just sterilizing them.

Dogs are not humans.


I'd be curious if you can back up that claim.  Bonus points if you can explain what differentiates a pitbull from say a Mastiff, Rottweiler, or German Shepard.  They all can rip the shiat out of a human, but we aren't demanding they be sterilized.
 
2013-10-09 07:25:54 AM
They should just eradicate this breed of dog. A few thousand people will be sad for a few years; hundreds of less children will be mauled/killed each year; the world will be a better place
 
2013-10-09 07:30:50 AM

Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.


I would also add "neglect" to your list.  Dogs that are chained up, never exercised, and never socialized will become aggressive as well.
 
2013-10-09 07:33:49 AM
Pitbull owners aren't doing themselves any favors by denying the issues with the breed.  It doesn't matter that your dog is a complete sweetheart and wouldn't hurt a fly, the fact is that a pitbull has the ability to destroy you.  Given the number of bad dog owners in the world having a breed of dog that can easily kill people treated no differently than other breeds is stupid.
 
2013-10-09 07:39:47 AM

Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.


You mean like this one, Lorelle?
 
2013-10-09 07:40:16 AM

Cagey B: *grabs popcorn for ensuing American Murderhound™ breed discussion*


I prefer the term Dog of Peace™ when it comes to these threads.

Pit bulls were born, bred, and domesticated to fight other dogs. Yes, there are other dog breeds that are just as prone to aggression, like the Chihuaha, but their jaws and musculature around their jaws means that they aren't as liable to maim or kill someone when they bite.

/but don't worry, noone is going to take away your saintly bulldog that wouldn't hurt a fly, since obviously your dog represents the entire breed and sample area for dog attacks
 
2013-10-09 07:46:47 AM
You mean like this one, Lorelle? i403.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-09 07:48:19 AM
As someone who grew up with and has raised children around pit bulls, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

You couldn't ask for a better guard animal for your kids. They're fiercely loyal and protective. And yet, not a single problem with mauling. Hmm. I wonder if it has something to do with caring for them instead of abusing them.
 
2013-10-09 07:52:06 AM

Weatherkiss: Cagey B: *grabs popcorn for ensuing American Murderhound™ breed discussion*

I prefer the term Dog of Peace™ when it comes to these threads.

Pit bulls were born, bred, and domesticated to fight other dogs.

Not entirely accurate.

Pitt bulls history is in bull baiting. its a cross breed from gripping dogs.


A lot of idiots use them as fighting dogs today, but that isn't how the breed originated.



/Controlling pitbulls to stop dogfighting is like restricting assault rifles to stop shootings.
/expect swift and obvious failure when crooks simply choose another common breed.
 
2013-10-09 07:54:11 AM
"I could have been one of those moms sitting there telling people how I lost my son," she said.

Well if your idea of good times is to leave your 4 year-old unsupervised with a shelter rescue pit bull you just got last week, there's still hope for that...
 
2013-10-09 07:58:19 AM

LoneVVolf: "I could have been one of those moms sitting there telling people how I lost my son," she said.

Well if your idea of good times is to leave your 4 year-old unsupervised with a shelter rescue pit bull you just got last week, there's still hope for that...


FTFA:   the 10-month-old pit bull...  Not old enough to fight, but young enough to be saved.  But you put whatever spin on it you want because you're an expert, right?
 
2013-10-09 08:02:00 AM

Lorelle: Like this one??


I poked around for a less...inflammatory...article than the one you linked, and found one that had a write up from the deceased's father. He said that the attacking dog was a relatively recent addition to the family and was not neutered (he also said it was larger than your average pitbull, but we'll ignore that because it's subjective).

Her death was unfortunate and tragic for sure, but where did they adopt the dog from? What kind of environment did he come from? Most importantly, why hadn't he been neutered? Dog experts have cited that males that are not neutered have a higher chance of being aggressive. Media reports on dog attacks, particularly in the case of pitbulls, are horribly flawed and biased because they never contain any information about factors in the dog's life that might have led to the aggressive behavior. Sure, we hear quotes from the family who always say, "Oh but we never dreamed he could hurt a fly!" when a little investigation might reveal certain red flags (dog is not fixed, dog is poorly socialized, dog is more of a resident animal than family pet, etc).

Weatherkiss: since obviously your dog represents the entire breed and sample area for dog attacks


You're probably a troll, but this statement is rather silly. Why should it be ridiculous for a good pitbull to represent the breed, but perfectly fine for bad ones that get the media hype to do the same?
 
2013-10-09 08:22:20 AM
For all you bloodthirsty assholes advocating killing off this breed of dogs "For ze childrenz" i'd just like to say that this outcry has been going on for the past several decades, but each decade has it's own DEVIL DOG to rage against. German shepherds, Mastiffs, Rottweilers, all have had their time in the limelight with idiots like you calling for their blood.

The problem is ENTIRELY the owners fault. how the dog acts in life is completely dependant on how they were raised and are treated by their owners. Aggressive dog? Shiathead owners who shouldn't be allowed NEAR animals.
 
2013-10-09 08:22:48 AM
Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same.
Those animals are ticking time bombs.


as a little kid we were told that Doberman's skulls began to shrink as they aged.  The resulting pressure on the brain drove them crazy.  That is why when allowed to roam in a pack they tried to play with children on playgrounds by ripping the little children in half.


True story - fear of the unknown has no bounds

"That's why Timmy anytime you see a Doberman Monster, (mom) climb a tree or (dad) CUT IT'S HEAD OFF WITH AN AXE."
Timmy's mom was a pacifist and his dad lived in another more violent make believe world of Norse Mythology which came from working in a de-fence plant.
 
2013-10-09 08:30:34 AM
Your pajamas are more dangerous than your pitbull

http://www.1800petmeds.com/education/pit-bull-facts-and-myths.htm
 
2013-10-09 08:32:23 AM
More breeders with broken kids...
 
2013-10-09 08:32:24 AM
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2013-10-09 08:40:24 AM

RidersOfLohan: [img.fark.net image 640x640]



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2013-10-09 08:41:12 AM
I wonder what the crossover is for those who scream from their anuses about their 2nd amendment "rights" but want all pitbulls regulated/sterilized/destroyed.

And vice versa. How many overzealous gun advocates who don't use any thought or logic when approaching the subject think absolutely no effort should be taken to control the breed.

They are indeed dangerous animals if not raised properly. There should probably be a license to own them that requires some special training and a test on how to deal with the breed. Can't produce a license the animal is removed from you until you can. You or the dog f*cks up once and your license is revoked. Violent criminal history? No pitter for you.

Same goes for other deadly breeds.

/had a roommate with pitters
//one was an ultimate suckyface cutiepie (owned since weening)
///other had emotional/aggression issues and was put down BEFORE it hurt someone (rescued from a sh*thead sketchball)
//anecdotes are coolio
 
2013-10-09 08:42:36 AM

Cold_Sassy: RidersOfLohan: [img.fark.net image 640x640]


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lol... danes are awesome.
 
2013-10-09 08:44:06 AM

Lorelle: Coco LaFemme: It doesn't matter what kind of dog you have; if you treat it like shiat, abuse it, and goad it into fighting, it will be a vicious animal.  If you treat it like a member of the family, give it love and attention, and a good home, that dog will love you until its last breath, guaranteed.

Like this one??

Riverside County supervisors in SoCal unanimously voted today to have all pit bulls in that county sterilized; I wish L.A. County supervisors would do the same. Those animals are ticking time bombs.


Vicious, I tell ya.

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2013-10-09 08:45:32 AM
It's not the breed it's the owner.

look at this dogs behavior it is crazy to have this animal almost entirely untrained.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PCmg7oZtEY

Dogs are supposed to be your friend not your possession or accessory Treat a dog like it doesn't matter it is going to need to be put down..... Just like your nutball kid who's going to have to sit in jail for a few years.
 
2013-10-09 08:52:49 AM
"Well here we have the dog, the most genetically varied species on the planet. You want a big one, small one, loyal one, playful one, energetic one, passive one? Lap dog? Working dog? Smart dog? Dumb dog? Fighting one? Oh no, the genetic makeup of the dog doesn't matter..."
 
2013-10-09 08:58:41 AM
good families raise good children

I don't trust those idiots from pacifica who got his wife and fetus killed
you need to know how to handle a rescue animal before you bring it into your home
but it is the california way to use emotion instead of reality
..what kinda jackass choses to bury the ashes of his family with the killer?
 
2013-10-09 09:11:11 AM

spentshells: It's not the breed it's the owner.

look at this dogs behavior it is crazy to have this animal almost entirely untrained.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PCmg7oZtEY

Dogs are supposed to be your friend not your possession or accessory Treat a dog like it doesn't matter it is going to need to be put down..... Just like your nutball kid who's going to have to sit in jail for a few years.


Beautiful.  Perfect example of who should NOT own a Pitbull.  The dog is an intact male, and they have absolutely no control over it.
 
2013-10-09 09:19:12 AM
Holy Fark. We can debate this for days. I tend to believe the aggression reflects the owner, not the animal- but I also realize that like people, all dogs are different and many factors need to be considered.

Regardless, can we all agree that the dog in this particular article seems kind of special. To be plucked form a kill-shelter to the become the life saving MVP of his adopted family is a pretty great story. Every dog has his day. This one's is today. He should be celebrated...
 
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