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(News On 6 Tulsa)   Campers spend an hour crossing river in order to rescue lost and injured hunting dog. Take him back to tent and contact owner the next morning. Owner: "I don't want him back, he wasn't working out" Camper: "Don't worry pup, you can come live with me"   (newson6.com) divider line 126
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2014-02-03 02:53:33 PM  
"Sorry, it isn't working out - we have to let you go."

"That's ruff."
 
2014-02-03 03:09:08 PM  
Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.
 
2014-02-03 03:21:06 PM  
I hope the former owners get eaten by a bear.
 
2014-02-03 04:23:11 PM  

what_now: I hope the former owners get eaten by a bear.

pig.
 
2014-02-03 04:26:21 PM  
I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.
 
2014-02-03 04:27:29 PM  

Sliding Carp: what_now: I hope the former owners get eaten by a bear.pig.


Manbearpig
 
2014-02-03 04:28:33 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.


Instead they probably have other dogs and will be allowed to own more in the future.

We can be a pretty farked up species sometimes.
 
2014-02-03 04:28:54 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.
 
2014-02-03 04:29:21 PM  

mongbiohazard: Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.

Instead they probably have other dogs and will be allowed to own more in the future.

We can be a pretty farked up species sometimes.


We???
 
2014-02-03 04:30:33 PM  
People in Oklahoma are caring, giving people. Of course if that dog shows one iota of "lib" in him, it's back into the river. We ain't the reddest of the red for nothing.
 
2014-02-03 04:30:43 PM  

Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.


Ditto
 
2014-02-03 04:32:16 PM  
It is heartwarming to know that now the pooch will most likely live the rest of his days being more of a family member rather than some prop to be abandoned.

The dog probably was crying, literally. :(
 
2014-02-03 04:32:40 PM  
We get tons of rescue beagles in the DC area that were found wandering lost in West Virginia. Apparently the owners don't bother to search more than 10 minutes before packing up the truck.
 
2014-02-03 04:32:50 PM  
What an absolutely great story...
Sometimes I do see a hope for humanity.
 
2014-02-03 04:32:53 PM  
I'd be willing to wager that's not the first dog that former owner has "lost".
 
2014-02-03 04:33:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


You a city slicker?
 
2014-02-03 04:34:06 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


I'm picturing you saying that while eating a hamburger made from a cow that was pumped full of drugs, separated from its mother, crammed into tight spaces, and fed a corn mixture while it fattened up to within an inch of dying of obesity before it was slaughtered by someone doing your dirty work by proxy ... so I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2014-02-03 04:34:16 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


I have. I know some really great people who are lifelong hunters. The kind of folks who'd like nothing more to give the callous douche in this story a good piece of their mind and make sure that pup goes to a loving home. I've also met some real pieces of human trash who were hunters too.

Hunters are, surprise surprise, just like any other people and run the gamut from scumbag to average to awesome.
 
2014-02-03 04:35:11 PM  
Yay. That dog is going to have a much better life.
 
2014-02-03 04:36:10 PM  
Story makes me happy and sad at the same time.

My 12-year-old German Shepherd just passed away (at home)...dog stories bring me to the verge. Especially ones with good endings.
 
2014-02-03 04:36:16 PM  
Wow, the original owner left a hunting dog in training? Some hunting dogs can command as much as $5,000. That's pretty dumb. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being congressperson, that's a solid 8. Maybe even a 9; depending on the breed of dog.
 
2014-02-03 04:38:02 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


Well they obviously don't care about killing another living thing so throwing away a dog is easy for them They don't see them as pets, they're a piece of equipment. The dog will probably be happier in it's new home anyway. Instead of living out doors year-round chained to a little wooden dog house.
 
2014-02-03 04:38:51 PM  

Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.


Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.
 
2014-02-03 04:39:34 PM  
Man what a douche. I mean he could have at least shot the dog, if did not want it anymore.
 
2014-02-03 04:40:08 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


10/10

Short, sweet, to the point. And look at all the bites.

Today, sir, you are a god among trolls.
 
2014-02-03 04:41:22 PM  
We have two dogs that are both "rescue" dogs, the first one was from an abandoned litter of pups (Beagle/Pug) that our local rescue society took in.   The next one we got when the first one was 2, the 2nd one was abused by her owner and it took several months for her to realize we weren't going to beat her and she has turned into the best little pup that I think would fight a chainsaw to protect her home.   She patrols the back yard and will not let ANYONE in her backyard.   My wife thinks it's because she is so grateful to be part of a family.
 
2014-02-03 04:42:04 PM  

Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.


Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.
 
2014-02-03 04:42:06 PM  

Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.


Poe's Law.
 
2014-02-03 04:42:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.


That's. . . actually pretty reasonable. Fair enough.
 
2014-02-03 04:42:53 PM  
I'm going out on a limb and say that the original owner thinks of himself as "pro-life" and a bastion of "family values".
 
2014-02-03 04:43:10 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


So you're a hunter then.
 
2014-02-03 04:44:58 PM  

Wellon Dowd: We get tons of rescue beagles in the DC area that were found wandering lost in West Virginia. Apparently the owners don't bother to search more than 10 minutes before packing up the truck.


Not that I condone anyone abandoning dogs, but I'd put even money on the beagles running off and not returning because that's what they tend to do. Seriously, it's not uncommon for them to take off running and not think to turn back until hours later, at which point they're usually lost. There's a reason they're used in packs. They're not that bright and need to use numbers to overwhelm whatever they're tracking.
 
2014-02-03 04:45:02 PM  
The hunter in this story is obviously one of those who view a dog as disposable.  The same guy who will spend a fortune on a gun and, if it isn't right, will tinker away and spend another fortune getting it "right".  Even though the biggest problem is usually the mechanism pulling the trigger.  They'll also spend a fortune on a dog, not have a clue how to handle a dog, let alone train him, and then - when the dog "doesn't work," they'll abandon it.

Every good hunter I've known, and that's far and away the majority, wouldn't think of abandoning a dog anymore than they'd abandon their kid.  Even if the dog "isn't working out" they'll do the responsible thing, take it home and try to find a pet home instead of a hunting home.

So this dog was lucky.  Which doesn't change the fact that I wish the former owner more grief than he can manage.
 
2014-02-03 04:45:22 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Man what a douche. I mean he could have at least shot the dog, if did not want it anymore.


I feel really bad for laughing at that.

Glad the dog was ok and the hunter saved their bullet, hopefully they will accidentally shoot themselves in the gonads with it.
 
2014-02-03 04:46:15 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.


You're right about that. Florida huntards are the worst example of suburban rednecks that just want to go out a murdering. The law frowns on them chasing black folk these days, so the 12 wild pigs left in the state spend the hunting season in a panic.
 
2014-02-03 04:46:15 PM  
Former owner should suffer a hunting accident.
 
2014-02-03 04:46:44 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.


Not necessarily, they could have thought the dog was dead and swept away by the river, and when the other people showed that much dedication to saving this dog, they realized that the campers deserved to own the dog. See, the story doesn't really back up subby's headline. Hell, it actually says that the owners thought the dog was lost. If I had lost a dog that I hadn't had for very long and thought it was dead, and someone worked that hard to save, I might just gift it to them, and I'm a huge dog person.
 
2014-02-03 04:47:42 PM  
shewalkssoftly.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-03 04:48:07 PM  
Should have killed the dog, survival of the fittest. You don't keep an employee who isn't performing, so why should the hunter keep the dog, who was effectively an employee.
 
2014-02-03 04:49:22 PM  
Hunters abandoning dogs is common. Very common.
 
2014-02-03 04:50:49 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.


It's like bicyclists - you register the spandex assholes. With hunters, you register the drunken boo-yaws who hunt in a monster truck with shiatty Sears catalogue "assault weapons" and everything they own camo - meanwhile, the cool ones are slipping silently through the misty glade with their powerbow, or sitting in a duck blind burning a phattie.
As with all cool people, they are far less visible than the uncool.
 
2014-02-03 04:50:58 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Story makes me happy and sad at the same time.

My 12-year-old German Shepherd just passed away (at home)...dog stories bring me to the verge. Especially ones with good endings.


Here's another for you. One of my Labs was a washout from hunting school, so the PO was just going to toss this $600 dogpup until I came along. Now he's happy and loved, and nobody's going to discard him because 'he wasn't working out'.
 
2014-02-03 04:51:53 PM  
We have a rescued German Shorthair Pointer.  We were hoping for a hunter, but instead we got the class clown of pointers and we love him to death!!
 
2014-02-03 04:52:31 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.


The only type of hunter I can't stand is a trophy hunter. I am of the opinion that if you shoot an animal; you should use as much of the carcass as possible.

The only thing I usually leave behind are the guts; you can usually find uses for everything else. Native American Tribes are usually interested in bones for ceremonies and such. You can use the antlers of deer to attract more deer by clashing them together. Of course; you eat the meat. The pelts can be made into rugs or blankets.

/ the hunters you're talking about are scum
 
2014-02-03 04:52:33 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida...


That's all you had to say
 
2014-02-03 04:52:47 PM  
Dogs that won't hunt make great family pets. It's just a matter of making the connection. Adopted a beagle mix pound puppy that was sound sensitive and he's been the best pet ever.
 
2014-02-03 04:54:17 PM  

RandomRandom: Hunters abandoning dogs is common. Very common.


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2014-02-03 04:54:41 PM  

the_rhino: Should have killed the dog, survival of the fittest. You don't keep an employee who isn't performing, so why should the hunter keep the dog, who was effectively an employee.


This is the guy at the frat party who eats out the drunken coed after she's been banged by forty guys.
If you are going to try to troll Fark, like a big boy, you need to get in early with something fresh.
For you to come in here this late, with that weak shiat, is twice as beta as taking sloppy seconds.
 
2014-02-03 04:55:44 PM  
It's always a special feeling to get home from work and be greeted by your dog.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-03 04:57:59 PM  

pyrotek85: Wellon Dowd: We get tons of rescue beagles in the DC area that were found wandering lost in West Virginia. Apparently the owners don't bother to search more than 10 minutes before packing up the truck.

Not that I condone anyone abandoning dogs, but I'd put even money on the beagles running off and not returning because that's what they tend to do. Seriously, it's not uncommon for them to take off running and not think to turn back until hours later, at which point they're usually lost. There's a reason they're used in packs. They're not that bright and need to use numbers to overwhelm whatever they're tracking.


Not that bright??

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
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2014-02-03 05:00:02 PM  

jso2897: the_rhino: Should have killed the dog, survival of the fittest. You don't keep an employee who isn't performing, so why should the hunter keep the dog, who was effectively an employee.

This is the guy at the frat party who eats out the drunken coed after she's been banged by forty guys.
If you are going to try to troll Fark, like a big boy, you need to get in early with something fresh.
For you to come in here this late, with that weak shiat, is twice as beta as taking sloppy seconds.


Should NOT have read that here at work. Laughed all snorty and loud.

/thanks
 
2014-02-03 05:01:30 PM  
Subby

You magnificant bastige.  10/10

/actually read the article
 
2014-02-03 05:03:41 PM  

What_do_you_want_now: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

10/10

Short, sweet, to the point. And look at all the bites.

Today, sir, you are a  god dog among trolls.

 
2014-02-03 05:04:07 PM  
In other news, most people are assholes and most dogs aren't.

/cats, on the other hand...
 
2014-02-03 05:04:57 PM  
This story reminds me of an old labrador that became my frequent travelling buddy for outdoors stuff. His name was Hooper, and we met purely by accident at the animal shelter. I had come by to donate some leftover food from a dog that we had just had to put down, and it was a hard trip to make indeed. I didn't feel I was ready yet for another dog in our life, but then I happened to catch sight of a group of puppies in a nearby cage. Most of them were lively and barking, sure to be adopted out quickly. But there was one in the back, smaller than the rest, who barely had the energy to lift his head to look at me. Look at me he did, though, and I knew that I was coming home with a new member of the family.

From that day on, Hooper and I were constant companions. I like to go camping and hiking quite a bit, and Hooper loved the outdoors. Of course, most of all, Hooper loved the water. Lakes, streams, you name it. He loved nothing more than to jump in, frolic around, shake off, and jump in again., He was a quiet dog otherwise, but once he got in the water, he was like a whole other animal. It was fun to watch.

He liked the water so much that I never thought anything of it when he would jump in a river or a lake. But one day, the unthinkable happened. Hooper dove into a nearby river, just like always, but as I waited for him to come up, nothing happened. Seconds elapsed. More seconds, and I knew Hooper was in trouble. I went to dive in afterward, but was stopped by my old fishing buddy, who knew the currents of the river well. He quickly handed me a life jacket, and wouldn't let me dive in until I put it on. Quickly pulling it on, I dove in after my dog.

I swam for what felt like hours, diving down as far as I could in the cumbersome life vest, but never being able to find my dog in my depths. I started to go numb from the cold, but I kept going. Eventually, my buddy hauled me out of the water onto the bank. I thought for sure that Hooper was a goner.

But then, against all odds, I saw a single ear rise up out of the surface of the water. He was alive! Hooper was swimming quickly up the river, his head poking above the surface, jaws open wide in delight as he swam quickly toward us. It was at that point, unfortunately, that Hooper came to rest on one of the stray SCUBA tanks that happened to be floating down the river from an encampment nearby. My buddy leveled his spear gun right at Hooper, said "smile, you son of a biatch", and scored a direct hit on the tank.

As water mist and fine chunks of labrador rained down from the sky onto us, I regretfully noted to myself that I would never put on a lifejacket again.
 
2014-02-03 05:05:06 PM  

RandomRandom: Hunters abandoning dogs dogs abandoning hunters is common. Very common.


Fixed.  Can tell you've never been dog hunting.
 
2014-02-03 05:06:04 PM  
Ran away huh? And you're just giving him up? I think its more like he WASNT working out as a hunting dog, and you just abandoned him to die in the wilderness, because that was cheaper than actually taking care of him, or bothering to find him a new home. That..was not a hunting dog you tool. You dumped him, and drove away. Otherwise, you would have searched for days, and if someone had found him and called you, you would have wanted him back. You sir, are a flaming pus filled asshole.
 
2014-02-03 05:09:48 PM  

Cagey B: This story reminds me of an old labrador that became my frequent travelling buddy for outdoors stuff. His name was Hooper, and we met purely by accident at the animal shelter. I had come by to donate some leftover food from a dog that we had just had to put down, and it was a hard trip to make indeed. I didn't feel I was ready yet for another dog in our life, but then I happened to catch sight of a group of puppies in a nearby cage. Most of them were lively and barking, sure to be adopted out quickly. But there was one in the back, smaller than the rest, who barely had the energy to lift his head to look at me. Look at me he did, though, and I knew that I was coming home with a new member of the family.

From that day on, Hooper and I were constant companions. I like to go camping and hiking quite a bit, and Hooper loved the outdoors. Of course, most of all, Hooper loved the water. Lakes, streams, you name it. He loved nothing more than to jump in, frolic around, shake off, and jump in again., He was a quiet dog otherwise, but once he got in the water, he was like a whole other animal. It was fun to watch.

He liked the water so much that I never thought anything of it when he would jump in a river or a lake. But one day, the unthinkable happened. Hooper dove into a nearby river, just like always, but as I waited for him to come up, nothing happened. Seconds elapsed. More seconds, and I knew Hooper was in trouble. I went to dive in afterward, but was stopped by my old fishing buddy, who knew the currents of the river well. He quickly handed me a life jacket, and wouldn't let me dive in until I put it on. Quickly pulling it on, I dove in after my dog.

I swam for what felt like hours, diving down as far as I could in the cumbersome life vest, but never being able to find my dog in my depths. I started to go numb from the cold, but I kept going. Eventually, my buddy hauled me out of the water onto the bank. I thought for sure that Hooper was a goner.

But then, against all odds, I saw a single ear rise up out of the surface of the water. He was alive! Hooper was swimming quickly up the river, his head poking above the surface, jaws open wide in delight as he swam quickly toward us. It was at that point, unfortunately, that Hooper came to rest on one of the stray SCUBA tanks that happened to be floating down the river from an encampment nearby. My buddy leveled his spear gun right at Hooper, said "smile, you son of a biatch", and scored a direct hit on the tank.

As water mist and fine chunks of labrador rained down from the sky onto us, I regretfully noted to myself that I would never put on a lifejacket again.


Break it up will ya', Chief! Daylight's wastin'.


/ Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women
 
2014-02-03 05:09:54 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Ran away huh? And you're just giving him up? I think its more like he WASNT working out as a hunting dog, and you just abandoned him to die in the wilderness, because that was cheaper than actually taking care of him, or bothering to find him a new home. That..was not a hunting dog you tool. You dumped him, and drove away. Otherwise, you would have searched for days, and if someone had found him and called you, you would have wanted him back. You sir, are a flaming pus filled asshole.


Project much?

Riddle me this - why would a hunter abandon a dog to die, but still outfit the dog with a hunting vest and ID tags?
 
2014-02-03 05:13:16 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.


I know what you mean, I have deep south white trash relatives in Naples.  They're super racist and they like to poach (or try that is) alligators.  I won't have anything to do with them.
 
2014-02-03 05:13:39 PM  

jso2897: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.

It's like bicyclists - you register the spandex assholes. With hunters, you register the drunken boo-yaws who hunt in a monster truck with shiatty Sears catalogue "assault weapons" and everything they own camo - meanwhile, the cool ones are slipping silently through the misty glade with their powerbow, or sitting in a duck blind burning a phattie.
As with all cool people, they are far less visible than the uncool.


Touché.
 
2014-02-03 05:14:52 PM  

Elegy: Bit'O'Gristle: Ran away huh? And you're just giving him up? I think its more like he WASNT working out as a hunting dog, and you just abandoned him to die in the wilderness, because that was cheaper than actually taking care of him, or bothering to find him a new home. That..was not a hunting dog you tool. You dumped him, and drove away. Otherwise, you would have searched for days, and if someone had found him and called you, you would have wanted him back. You sir, are a flaming pus filled asshole.

Project much?

Riddle me this - why would a hunter abandon a dog to die, but still outfit the dog with a hunting vest and ID tags?


I realize you're addressing Bit'O', but it seems to me that the hunter may have written off that gear just like he wrote off the dog. At any rate, he had a responsibility to go after the dog.

How one can leave a sensitive, loving animal like a dog or a cat like that is beneath and beyond me, thankfully.
 
2014-02-03 05:17:48 PM  

Mikey1969: Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.

Not necessarily, they could have thought the dog was dead and swept away by the river, and when the other people showed that much dedication to saving this dog, they realized that the campers deserved to own the dog. See, the story doesn't really back up subby's headline. Hell, it actually says that the owners thought the dog was lost. If I had lost a dog that I hadn't had for very long and thought it was dead, and someone worked that hard to save, I might just gift it to them, and I'm a huge dog person.


Sorry, but if your first reaction wasn't to immediately hop in your car and speed to these people and embrace your dog and make sure he's all right, you are definitely not a "huge dog person."
 
2014-02-03 05:23:32 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


YOu probably should try and meet more hunters.  Met many that are good, many that are bad.  Of course, I live in Texas, so a pretty representative cross section of people are hunters

/hunter
//an absolute piece of shiat
 
2014-02-03 05:24:11 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


When every hunter you meet is an absolute piece of shiat, maybe you're the absolute piece of shiat.
 
2014-02-03 05:26:02 PM  

Cagey B: This story reminds me of an old Labrador  ...


So. Much. Win.
 
2014-02-03 05:26:36 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Mikey1969: Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.

Not necessarily, they could have thought the dog was dead and swept away by the river, and when the other people showed that much dedication to saving this dog, they realized that the campers deserved to own the dog. See, the story doesn't really back up subby's headline. Hell, it actually says that the owners thought the dog was lost. If I had lost a dog that I hadn't had for very long and thought it was dead, and someone worked that hard to save, I might just gift it to them, and I'm a huge dog person.

Sorry, but if your first reaction wasn't to immediately hop in your car and speed to these people and embrace your dog and make sure he's all right, you are definitely not a "huge dog person."


IT'S NOT MY DOG.

Maybe I wasn't clear there.
 
2014-02-03 05:27:09 PM  

abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

Well they obviously don't care about killing another living thing so throwing away a dog is easy for them They don't see them as pets, they're a piece of equipment. The dog will probably be happier in it's new home anyway. Instead of living out doors year-round chained to a little wooden dog house.


You obviously don't care about killing another living thing, so who are you to talk?
 
2014-02-03 05:28:47 PM  

Mr. Right: The hunter in this story is obviously one of those who view a dog as disposable.  The same guy who will spend a fortune on a gun and, if it isn't right, will tinker away and spend another fortune getting it "right".  Even though the biggest problem is usually the mechanism pulling the trigger.  They'll also spend a fortune on a dog, not have a clue how to handle a dog, let alone train him, and then - when the dog "doesn't work," they'll abandon it.

Every good hunter I've known, and that's far and away the majority, wouldn't think of abandoning a dog anymore than they'd abandon their kid.  Even if the dog "isn't working out" they'll do the responsible thing, take it home and try to find a pet home instead of a hunting home.

So this dog was lucky.  Which doesn't change the fact that I wish the former owner more grief than he can manage.


The ones I know who hunt with dogs treat their dogs a little better than they do their kids.
 
2014-02-03 05:29:11 PM  
I'm not religious, but if there is a Hell, the deepest, darkest, coldest level is reserved for anyone that abandons a domestic animal.
 
2014-02-03 05:29:11 PM  
Don't hunt myself, but I know a lot of decent men who do - they are not going out shooting 200 prarie dogs in an afternoon - but they do go meat hunting, and given the abundant deer and elk herds in the state, it's a good thing they do or we would be utterly overrun with the things!

But we get plenty of guys around here who tresspass on private land, and mostly go out to get drunk every night and get out with the boys.  Not a bad thing, but not really hunters, IMHO.

Hoping to bag a poacher on my Ranch this year - we found his gut pile last fall.

My neighbor keeps his freezer full that way, half the animal or I call the Sheriff and press charges....seems to work very well, best with the out of state hunters for whom a court date would be a disaster...

snerk.

I don't object at all to hunting, don't really care for the killing part myself, but shooting is fun.
 
2014-02-03 05:30:42 PM  

iheartscotch: Wow, the original owner left a hunting dog in training? Some hunting dogs can command as much as $5,000. That's pretty dumb. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being congressperson, that's a solid 8. Maybe even a 9; depending on the breed of dog.


The dog I got from a rescue group is supposed to be an Aussie but doesn't meet the breed standard for body and head shape, and in a very distinctive way I'd never seen before.  Out of curiosity, I looked around the standard sketchy puppy listing sites and found a breeder selling remarkably similar looking puppies for $1,800 a pop, internet sales only.  That's many times the going rate for an actual champion-sired purebred with closed papers, and you'll actually be able to visit to check the dam out and see records of eye and hip exams on both parents, etc.  Yet whoever spent that on him dumped him on the streets.

Never underestimate an idiot's capacity for throwing money away.
 
2014-02-03 05:33:57 PM  
I adopted a doberhuahua, but it just wasn't working out
 
2014-02-03 05:34:31 PM  
My brother will stay out all night look for a lost coon dog.  He really gets attached to his dogs.
 
2014-02-03 05:47:13 PM  

walktoanarcade: I realize you're addressing Bit'O', but it seems to me that the hunter may have written off that gear just like he wrote off the dog. At any rate, he had a responsibility to go after the dog.

How one can leave a sensitive, loving animal like a dog or a cat like that is beneath and beyond me, thankfully.


I think you missed my point. Bit'O's contention was that the dog wasn't hunting in the first place, but was abandoned to die from the outset. I was just pointing out that it would be retarded to outfit the dog in full hunting regalia and then abandon him. It's much simpler and cheaper to dump the dog off with no tags and no gear, if you just want to get rid of him.

There are a lot of people in this thread that seem to be operating under the mistaken apprehension that finding a lost hunting dog is a matter of hanging around for a bit, maybe walking around and yelling their name.

This isn't really the case - most of these dogs are bred to run game, and it is the overriding instinct to do so. Hunting dogs generally don't (or won't) take commands while running game.

If the dog picks up off game like a deer and starts running it, then within 2 or 3 minutes both dog and deer can be miles away, through underbrush too thick to cut your way through with a machete, much less try and track a dog through it. I've seen dogs run deer for 10-15-20 miles at a go before (following along in a vehicle along a parallel road with a tracking handset and cursing the whole time).

SOP when you lose a dog is to leave an item of your (preferably sweaty and stinky) clothing where you dropped the dog off along with a water bowl (but no food!) and come back back every few days to see if the dog has come back and is waiting on you nearby. If, as in apparently happened in this case, the dog has done something like swim across a river in its excitement and can't make the trip back, then you'll probably never see the dog again.

There's no such thing as chasing after a hunting dog that has run off. All that does is get you lost as well as the dog. Think about it - we use hunting dogs because they are faster and cover more ground than a human ever could, through thicker brush and rougher terrain. You're never going to "find" the dog; the dog has to come to you.

What you seem to expect the hunter to do is pretty much the #1 no-no in dog hunting. Wandering off through thick brush looking for a dog that might be (but probably isn't) in the direction you're looking and hoping that he's within range of your voice (he probably isn't) is a good way to wind up with a case of the deads. Or, at the very least, a case of the "search and rescues" when you get lost in the woods too and don't come home that night.
 
2014-02-03 05:47:57 PM  
I kind of had an experience like this when I found a lost hunting dog in the woods. He had tags and so I called the owner. He came to get him, but he didn't seem very excited to get his dog back at all. And the dog didn't even have enough sense to go with him, he had to be called to go get in the truck with the guy. I thought it was kind of weird. My friend said that since it was a hunting dog, getting lost in the woods the day before was a big FAIL for the dog, and now maybe the guy would get rid of it anyway.
 
2014-02-03 05:53:00 PM  
Should have taken him out and shot him.  The owner, that is.
 
2014-02-03 05:56:53 PM  

Cagey B: As water mist and fine chunks of labrador rained down from the sky onto us, I regretfully noted to myself that I would never put on a lifejacket again.


Well, he certainly had it coming.
 
2014-02-03 05:57:21 PM  
I am getting a kick out of this since I just spent 20 minutes chasing down and capturing two labs running down our street.

I called the owner, who showed up a half hour later and took her dogs. Not even a thank you. Next time these dogs show up, they're staying here..
 
2014-02-03 06:17:27 PM  

Cagey B: This story reminds me of an old labrador that became my frequent travelling buddy for outdoors stuff. His name was Hooper, and we met purely by accident at the animal shelter. I had come by to donate some leftover food from a dog that we had just had to put down, and it was a hard trip to make indeed. I didn't feel I was ready yet for another dog in our life, but then I happened to catch sight of a group of puppies in a nearby cage. Most of them were lively and barking, sure to be adopted out quickly. But there was one in the back, smaller than the rest, who barely had the energy to lift his head to look at me. Look at me he did, though, and I knew that I was coming home with a new member of the family.

From that day on, Hooper and I were constant companions. I like to go camping and hiking quite a bit, and Hooper loved the outdoors. Of course, most of all, Hooper loved the water. Lakes, streams, you name it. He loved nothing more than to jump in, frolic around, shake off, and jump in again., He was a quiet dog otherwise, but once he got in the water, he was like a whole other animal. It was fun to watch.

He liked the water so much that I never thought anything of it when he would jump in a river or a lake. But one day, the unthinkable happened. Hooper dove into a nearby river, just like always, but as I waited for him to come up, nothing happened. Seconds elapsed. More seconds, and I knew Hooper was in trouble. I went to dive in afterward, but was stopped by my old fishing buddy, who knew the currents of the river well. He quickly handed me a life jacket, and wouldn't let me dive in until I put it on. Quickly pulling it on, I dove in after my dog.

I swam for what felt like hours, diving down as far as I could in the cumbersome life vest, but never being able to find my dog in my depths. I started to go numb from the cold, but I kept going. Eventually, my buddy hauled me out of the water onto the bank. I thought for sure that Hooper was a goner.

But then, agains ...


At least you did your job...delivered the bomb.
 
2014-02-03 06:44:31 PM  

iheartscotch: The only thing I usually leave behind are the guts; you can usually find uses for everything else. Native American Tribes are usually interested in bones for ceremonies and such. You can use the antlers of deer to attract more deer by clashing them together. Of course; you eat the meat. The pelts can be made into rugs or blankets.


This.

I don't object to hunters.  I can appreciate the skill behind a good hunt. . .but you better dang well not let that carcass go to waste.  If you're actually eating the meat, and trying to find use for the rest, then it's cool.

I know a deer hunter who uses those guts. . .has them ground up for venison sausage.  Good stuff, just don't think too hard about where it came from.
 
2014-02-03 06:45:05 PM  
So the initial owner's plan was just to abandon the injured dog?
What a complete piece of shiat. I hope that ex-owner suffers in some way. farking asshole.
 
2014-02-03 06:57:36 PM  

Mikey1969: Speaker2Animals: Mikey1969: Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.

Not necessarily, they could have thought the dog was dead and swept away by the river, and when the other people showed that much dedication to saving this dog, they realized that the campers deserved to own the dog. See, the story doesn't really back up subby's headline. Hell, it actually says that the owners thought the dog was lost. If I had lost a dog that I hadn't had for very long and thought it was dead, and someone worked that hard to save, I might just gift it to them, and I'm a huge dog person.

Sorry, but if your first reaction wasn't to immediately hop in your car and speed to these people and embrace your dog and make sure he's all right, you are definitely not a "huge dog person."

IT'S NOT MY DOG.

Maybe I wasn't clear there.


So when you said "If I had lost a dog..." you were talking about losing someone else's dog that was under your care?  And then you'd just gift it to the people who found it without the actual owner's permission?
 
2014-02-03 07:01:54 PM  

What_do_you_want_now: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

10/10

Short, sweet, to the point. And look at all the bites.

Today, sir, you are a god among trolls.


It was well done, concise and blanketed offense. To pair it with dog rescue - 10/10.
 
2014-02-03 07:04:41 PM  
Save dog from wilderness, take home to Moore where it is sure to die in a tornado.
 
2014-02-03 07:06:07 PM  
I really don't get the anti-hunting hate. Sure, if you're a PETA/animal rights/vegan type, there is some logical consistency to being opposed to hunting. But I know a number of folks that are passionately opposed to hunting, but have no problem buying chicken or steaks at the grocery store or grabbing a Big Mac. I've tried to engage them and figure out why factory produced meat is ok, but hunting is an abomination, but it becomes an emotional argument and I never get a real answer.

//trophy hunting excluded.
 
2014-02-03 07:06:16 PM  

Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.


So true Boo. But then DJ is a prolific troll.
 
2014-02-03 07:07:26 PM  

MycroftHolmes: abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

Well they obviously don't care about killing another living thing so throwing away a dog is easy for them They don't see them as pets, they're a piece of equipment. The dog will probably be happier in it's new home anyway. Instead of living out doors year-round chained to a little wooden dog house.

You obviously don't care about killing another living thing, so who are you to talk?


I don't get it. What makes you say that?
 
2014-02-03 07:10:35 PM  

Elegy: Bit'O'Gristle: Ran away huh? And you're just giving him up? I think its more like he WASNT working out as a hunting dog, and you just abandoned him to die in the wilderness, because that was cheaper than actually taking care of him, or bothering to find him a new home. That..was not a hunting dog you tool. You dumped him, and drove away. Otherwise, you would have searched for days, and if someone had found him and called you, you would have wanted him back. You sir, are a flaming pus filled asshole.

Project much?

Riddle me this - why would a hunter abandon a dog to die, but still outfit the dog with a hunting vest and ID tags?


Yeah that's a whole $30 worth of gear...
 
2014-02-03 07:22:41 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


So smooth. So unexpected. So short. So beautiful.

Have an Internet, man. In fact, have two. You deserve it, you magnificent bastard.
 
2014-02-03 07:29:40 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: I really don't get the anti-hunting hate.


I don't either. Since we killed off their natural predators we have something of a moral obligation to fulfill that role, IMO.
 
2014-02-03 07:30:22 PM  

Cagey B: This story reminds me of an old labrador that became my frequent travelling buddy for outdoors stuff. His name was Hooper, and we met purely by accident at the animal shelter. I had come by to donate some leftover food from a dog that we had just had to put down, and it was a hard trip to make indeed. I didn't feel I was ready yet for another dog in our life, but then I happened to catch sight of a group of puppies in a nearby cage. Most of them were lively and barking, sure to be adopted out quickly. But there was one in the back, smaller than the rest, who barely had the energy to lift his head to look at me. Look at me he did, though, and I knew that I was coming home with a new member of the family.

From that day on, Hooper and I were constant companions. I like to go camping and hiking quite a bit, and Hooper loved the outdoors. Of course, most of all, Hooper loved the water. Lakes, streams, you name it. He loved nothing more than to jump in, frolic around, shake off, and jump in again., He was a quiet dog otherwise, but once he got in the water, he was like a whole other animal. It was fun to watch.

He liked the water so much that I never thought anything of it when he would jump in a river or a lake. But one day, the unthinkable happened. Hooper dove into a nearby river, just like always, but as I waited for him to come up, nothing happened. Seconds elapsed. More seconds, and I knew Hooper was in trouble. I went to dive in afterward, but was stopped by my old fishing buddy, who knew the currents of the river well. He quickly handed me a life jacket, and wouldn't let me dive in until I put it on. Quickly pulling it on, I dove in after my dog.

I swam for what felt like hours, diving down as far as I could in the cumbersome life vest, but never being able to find my dog in my depths. I started to go numb from the cold, but I kept going. Eventually, my buddy hauled me out of the water onto the bank. I thought for sure that Hooper was a goner.

But then, agains ...


Your story reminded me of an old dog I had once.  Called him Mace.  He more or less adopted me.  Funny thing about that dog was that all he ever wanted to eat was grass.  The lawn kind.  Which was good because at the time, I was going through a bit of a rough patch - living in an abandoned hut on the outskirts of a small town and getting by doing odd jobs in town.  Didn't always have enough money to buy food for myself, let alone a dog.

One day, I had been asked by the wealthiest woman in that small town to come out to her home and do some repair work in the bathroom.  So I took my old, worn tool satchel and started walking into town.  When I got to the lady's house and started to work, I realized that the pipe wrench I needed to do the work had apparently fallen through a hole in the satchel.  I was devastated.  If I couldn't do this job for the lady, I'd nave no money to buy food for that day and my cupboard was bare.  So I started walking back towards the old hut, looking along the path for any sign of the tool I so desperately needed.

As I neared the ramshackle hut, old Mace came racing out to meet me, obviously excited about something.  I was so discouraged at the loss of my wrench that I barely paid him any notice.  But he danced around like a pup and grabbed my hand, trying to pull me along.  So I went with him and there, in the ditch amidst the tall grass was a spot that Mace had eaten down shorter than a flock of sheep in a drought.  And, in the middle of that little clear spot lay my much-needed pipe wrench.

I can't tell you how happy I was to see that old tool.  I picked it up, marched off to the rich lady's house and completed the job in jig time.  The lady was so impressed that she even gave me a bonus.  I ate well that day!

As I sat back in that old hut that night, reliving the day, I was so moved that I wrote a poem about it.  You've probably heard the cheap knock-off.  But the original poem was:

A Grazing Mace, How Sweet the Hound, that Saved a Wrench for Me.
 
2014-02-03 07:46:23 PM  

Boojum2k: I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.


The worst is non-vegans who despise hunting.
 
2014-02-03 07:48:45 PM  
In a cabin in the woods...

...happy we will always be
 
2014-02-03 08:15:45 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.


Well, it's possible that the reason it wasn't working out was that the damned dog kept running away and getting lost in the woods.  At some point you're just like "fark it, fine".

I mean, you don't  want to lose your pet and you  really don't want to lose your work animals, but ultimately animals aren't people and when it takes a certain amount of work to keep them around they  are expendable.  If you've got one that's running away all the time, letting someone else have it is entirely appropriate.
 
2014-02-03 08:21:44 PM  

abhorrent1: MycroftHolmes: abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

Well they obviously don't care about killing another living thing so throwing away a dog is easy for them They don't see them as pets, they're a piece of equipment. The dog will probably be happier in it's new home anyway. Instead of living out doors year-round chained to a little wooden dog house.

You obviously don't care about killing another living thing, so who are you to talk?

I don't get it. What makes you say that?


Because almost every aspect of modern industrial life results in the direct or indirect taking of other life. There is no philosophical difference between being the reason why that life is taken and pulling the trigger.

Trying to claim moral superiority over people who are willing to be more direct is hypocritical at best
 
2014-02-03 08:33:04 PM  

MycroftHolmes: abhorrent1: MycroftHolmes: abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

Well they obviously don't care about killing another living thing so throwing away a dog is easy for them They don't see them as pets, they're a piece of equipment. The dog will probably be happier in it's new home anyway. Instead of living out doors year-round chained to a little wooden dog house.

You obviously don't care about killing another living thing, so who are you to talk?

I don't get it. What makes you say that?

Because almost every aspect of modern industrial life results in the direct or indirect taking of other life. There is no philosophical difference between being the reason why that life is taken and pulling the trigger.

Trying to claim moral superiority over people who are willing to be more direct is hypocritical at best


How do you know I'm not a Vegan?
 
2014-02-03 08:38:52 PM  
Next step: Post the names and phone number of the original owners so the Internet can troll the sh*t out of them.

/csb:
A friend and I were section-hiking the AT in Connecticut.  The smell of our dinner cooking drew a scrawny cat in to our lean-to.  We found two sealed cans of cat food, and in the lean-to's trail journal the cat's former owner had written that s/he had INTENTIONALLY left the cat there (and the food) and hoped someone would find it a good home!  HO-LEE-CRAP!  They abandoned a house cat in the farking wilderness and expected it to live?  (And how the hell was the cat supposed to get into the cat food tins?)  Anyway, the cat had gone semi-insane and we had to wrap/tie it up in my fleece in order to pack it out of the woods.  Neither of us could have pets where we lived then, so we brought it to the nearest animal hospital we could find... the receptionist looked daggers at us like we had concocted this story to abandon our own pet or something, and then demanded $80 as their "pet surrender fee."  My friend had $3 on him.  I had $40.  We left the $43, the insane cat, and the angry receptionist to deal with each other.  Mazzie, hope you found a good home.
/csb end
 
2014-02-03 09:19:27 PM  
I've never met a FARKer who wasn't a shiathead. Ha!
 
2014-02-03 09:32:31 PM  
I live in this part of the Okie state.  I know a hog hunter that uses dogs, and if a bay dog (tracker) doesn't do a good job very quickly they get a .22 to the head.  Catch dogs (usually Pitbulls), that don't go in and hold on to the hog or repeatedly get lost are dealt the same hand.

Know one guy who beat his catch dog with a stick to get it to let go of the hog.  One day he goes in with the stick, the dog sees it and lets go before the guy has the hog tied.  He nearly got castrated by that pig!
 
2014-02-03 09:36:16 PM  

abhorrent1: MycroftHolmes: abhorrent1: MycroftHolmes: abhorrent1: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

Well they obviously don't care about killing another living thing so throwing away a dog is easy for them They don't see them as pets, they're a piece of equipment. The dog will probably be happier in it's new home anyway. Instead of living out doors year-round chained to a little wooden dog house.

You obviously don't care about killing another living thing, so who are you to talk?

I don't get it. What makes you say that?

Because almost every aspect of modern industrial life results in the direct or indirect taking of other life. There is no philosophical difference between being the reason why that life is taken and pulling the trigger.

Trying to claim moral superiority over people who are willing to be more direct is hypocritical at best

How do you know I'm not a Vegan?


I know you use a computer
 
2014-02-03 09:52:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Mithiwithi: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Pretty sure DJ&ToD is trolling here. Which doesn't mean you're wrong about him being a farkhead.

Not trolling, though I am a farkhead. It's probably because I'm from Florida, and our "hunters" are mainly suburban white trash who want to get drunk in the woods and kill stuff. I'm sure there are decent hunters out there, just few and far between here.


Yes, you're trolling. Qualify your idiotic generalizations before some calls you to the carpet on it.
 
2014-02-03 10:01:55 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Mikey1969: Speaker2Animals: Best possible outcome. Previous owners were despicable assholes who should be marooned on that river.

Not necessarily, they could have thought the dog was dead and swept away by the river, and when the other people showed that much dedication to saving this dog, they realized that the campers deserved to own the dog. See, the story doesn't really back up subby's headline. Hell, it actually says that the owners thought the dog was lost. If I had lost a dog that I hadn't had for very long and thought it was dead, and someone worked that hard to save, I might just gift it to them, and I'm a huge dog person.

Sorry, but if your first reaction wasn't to immediately hop in your car and speed to these people and embrace your dog and make sure he's all right, you are definitely not a "huge dog person."


Not sure about the outcome but several square miles of a nearby National Forest are plastered with signs (in plastic sheeting) notifying of a lost dog. The owner isn't even very near. That's what a devoted dog person does.
 
2014-02-03 10:19:54 PM  

pyrotek85: Wellon Dowd: We get tons of rescue beagles in the DC area that were found wandering lost in West Virginia. Apparently the owners don't bother to search more than 10 minutes before packing up the truck.

Not that I condone anyone abandoning dogs, but I'd put even money on the beagles running off and not returning because that's what they tend to do. Seriously, it's not uncommon for them to take off running and not think to turn back until hours later, at which point they're usually lost. There's a reason they're used in packs. They're not that bright and need to use numbers to overwhelm whatever they're tracking.


I disagree that beagles aren't bright; they can learn, they just don't care about what you are teaching.
 
2014-02-03 10:25:15 PM  
img.fark.net

Baby Ethel approves.
/Florida Blackmouth Cur
//I would move heaven and earth to find her
 
2014-02-03 10:30:18 PM  

Wellon Dowd: pyrotek85: Wellon Dowd: We get tons of rescue beagles in the DC area that were found wandering lost in West Virginia. Apparently the owners don't bother to search more than 10 minutes before packing up the truck.

Not that I condone anyone abandoning dogs, but I'd put even money on the beagles running off and not returning because that's what they tend to do. Seriously, it's not uncommon for them to take off running and not think to turn back until hours later, at which point they're usually lost. There's a reason they're used in packs. They're not that bright and need to use numbers to overwhelm whatever they're tracking.

I disagree that beagles aren't bright; they can learn, they just don't care about what you are teaching.


That's a good way of putting it lol. They're very food driven so you can get some limited success when using treats, but mostly the problem seems to be their hunting drive. If they catch a whiff of something interesting they take off running and will often ignore any commands to return. It's pretty well known among beagle owners, many don't ever let them off their leashes.
 
2014-02-03 10:33:41 PM  
If you want to facepalm yourself to death you should check out the comments under the article. Including the very shutter-worthy butchering and torturing of the English language by the one of the dog owners. Who, by the way, has found a way to procreate and further doom our species to extinction.
 
2014-02-03 10:44:34 PM  

arkansized: [img.fark.net image 615x345]

Baby Ethel approves.
/Florida Blackmouth Cur
//I would move heaven and earth to find her


That looks like my dog, except with a tail. Mine has no tail.
 
2014-02-03 10:49:22 PM  

spiderpaz: Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.

I've known many good hunters and a few bad ones, but I've never met someone who hated hunters who wasn't an absolute farkhead.

Ditto

head.


FTFY
 
2014-02-03 11:04:34 PM  

mongbiohazard: Yeah that's a whole $30 worth of gear...


About $80, if you want to quibble about it.

But you're totally correct otherwise. I know that before I abandon a dog in the woods, I make sure to gear him up with tags that list all of my contact details, just in case someone finds him.
 
2014-02-03 11:14:28 PM  
One of the former owners is trying to defend herself in the comments of the article.
 
2014-02-03 11:16:27 PM  

Elegy: mongbiohazard: Yeah that's a whole $30 worth of gear...

About $80, if you want to quibble about it.

But you're totally correct otherwise. I know that before I abandon a dog in the woods, I make sure to gear him up with tags that list all of my contact details, just in case someone finds him.


Dog runs off, they look for a few, and decide to give up.  Is that so hard to believe?  They called the owner, and were told the dog didn't work.
 
2014-02-03 11:21:22 PM  
That dog won the lottery.
 
2014-02-03 11:48:01 PM  
I would buy a beer for the rescuers any day (I say as I have 5 rescues, 1 from a shelter and 4 left to fend for themselves on the streets). I can't imagine being so soulless as to think domesticated animals are as disposable as Kleenex.

/meat eater
 
2014-02-04 12:49:15 AM  

Elegy: mongbiohazard: Yeah that's a whole $30 worth of gear...

About $80, if you want to quibble about it.

But you're totally correct otherwise. I know that before I abandon a dog in the woods, I make sure to gear him up with tags that list all of my contact details, just in case someone finds him.



I do want to quibble, because I'd lay good odds it was a lot less than that. You can easily find hunting vests for dogs for as little as $15 (and I'm betting the kind of shiathead which would just be all "he doesn't work, fark him" isn't pampering his pup), and a dog tag might cost you $10.

So yeah, $30 is probably a lot closer than your $80. That's chump change, really...
 
2014-02-04 07:20:23 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


Well, the two guys in the story were hunting.  Hunting fish, that's how you do it, moran.
 
2014-02-04 10:28:10 AM  
Elegy:   Bunch of words designed to make someone feel ok with abandoning a dog.

We're two different types of people. You have a human and moral responsibility to look out for your animals.

I'll quote the Bible too: "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast."
 
2014-02-04 10:44:49 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never met a hunter who wasn't an absolute piece of shiat.


All people who generalize are full of shiat.

/But two cups of coffee, and I'll be roomier by lunch.
 
2014-02-04 02:28:04 PM  
The comments are funny.  Seems the abandonee's are trying to defend theyselves - very poorly, I might add.
 
2014-02-04 02:34:08 PM  
News flash:  people who use working animals view them as tools, not pets.  

Naturally, a good craftsman will take care of his tools, and even get emotionally attached to them.  But, no matter how fond they are of the animal, ultimately they're kept to do a job and they're expected to earn their keep.  Having a useless pet is a luxury many can't afford.
 
2014-02-04 02:39:21 PM  

clyph: News flash:  people who use working animals view them as tools, not pets.  

Naturally, a good craftsman will take care of his tools, and even get emotionally attached to them.  But, no matter how fond they are of the animal, ultimately they're kept to do a job and they're expected to earn their keep.  Having a useless pet is a luxury many can't afford.


News flash: An animal is a living thing with the ability to feel pain and abondonment.  While it is true that a working animal should be functional to be kept, callously abandoning an animal to starve to death is cruel.  I fully believe that almost all farmers and ranchers who would not bat an eye at putting down an unnecessary animals would find abandoning one in the woods to be unacceptable.

And I highly, highly, highly doubt that the hunters in question were hunting as a livelihood.  Once you adopt an animal, you assume responsibility for it.
 
2014-02-04 02:55:37 PM  

booger42: The comments are funny.  Seems the abandonee's are trying to defend theyselves - very poorly, I might add.


Just read them.  Good lord, that woman sounds like a babbling moron.  The dog got lucky, I think.
 
2014-02-04 03:04:20 PM  

clyph: News flash:  people who use working animals view them as tools, not pets.


Or maybe as companions?

static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-02-04 03:20:37 PM  
There's a couple of really tiny-penised men posting in the comments over there....
 
2014-02-04 03:29:40 PM  

MycroftHolmes: News flash: An animal is a living thing with the ability to feel pain and abondonment. While it is true that a working animal should be functional to be kept, callously abandoning an animal to starve to death is cruel. I fully believe that almost all farmers and ranchers who would not bat an eye at putting down an unnecessary animals would find abandoning one in the woods to be unacceptable.

And I highly, highly, highly doubt that the hunters in question were hunting as a livelihood. Once you adopt an animal, you assume responsibility for it.


Don't disagree with anything you said.
 
2014-02-04 04:21:17 PM  
Let me know where that dog lives and I will send him a steak. As for the person who abandoned the dog well.........

/ Ya'll find him or her, I got my acetylene torch and vice grips waiting for them.
 
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