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(Opposing Views)   If you find out that you bought a dog that was given away without a soldier's knowledge while he was deployed, should you: a) give it back to him, b) sell it back to him, or c) ignore his pleas and keep it?   (opposingviews.com) divider line 54
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2014-06-17 08:26:24 PM  
8 votes:
Do the right, folks

/give the man his dog and get the kids a pup that will bond with them
//and use it as an ethics teaching moment
2014-06-17 09:33:32 PM  
5 votes:
On the plus side, he found out that his GF is an epicly self-absorbed heartless coontstain, before he did something stupid like marry her.
2014-06-17 09:26:13 PM  
5 votes:
A Colorado family took in a soldier's missing dog and is refusing to give the Shiba Inu back because they say their kids are too attached.

The dog's owner, Robert "Robby" Gabbert, was deployed to Afghanistan in March, and he left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu, named Baxter, with the wrong person. His girlfriend in Fort Carson was supposed to be petsitting Baxter, but she decided it was too much for her to handle. Instead of returning him to Robby's family, she sold him on Craigslis

/So let me get this straight. This fine young man was serving in our military, in a war zone where he could have been killed, and his coont of a girlfriend can't even manage to pony up the strength to watch a farking dog? Really? And instead of giving the dog to the parents of the soldier, she sold it on craigslist? Wow. He should really get a few kicks in the coont on that biatch...seriously.

And to the family who has the dog, I guess, it's apparently more important to protect your precious crotch fruit from any mental pain, because that would, you know, prepare them for life. Rather, you have taught them a lesson of heartless selfishness. Way to go, you are both assholes. Turn in your parental cards immediately
2014-06-17 10:15:00 PM  
4 votes:
$14000? Yeah, my kids would be saying goodbye to Mister Snugglepants. Then we'd all go to the shelter and get a free goddamn dog to help ease their pain.
2014-06-17 09:38:57 PM  
4 votes:
They bought stolen property. It's not theirs to keep .
2014-06-17 09:36:35 PM  
4 votes:
It wasn't her dog to sell, she was just a guardian, so wouldn't the sale be considered illegal?
2014-06-17 09:29:09 PM  
4 votes:
Not planning on staying in the country? Don't buy something that needs daily care.
2014-06-17 09:28:03 PM  
4 votes:
Feckless douche abandons his dog with irresponsible girlfriend, she sells it, dog is now with a responsible family, where it enjoys lots of attention and exercise instead of being cooped up in some Fort Carson apartment/meth lab.
2014-06-18 12:31:10 AM  
3 votes:

Theaetetus: TuteTibiImperes: The whole thing is light on details though, and she did a shiatty thing by selling it either way.

I still must point out that we've heard only one of three sides in this event, but that everyone is ready to jump on the girlfriend. I wonder if the reaction would be the same if the genders were reversed - female soldier, boyfriend who sells the dog.


We'd probably be calling him a dick instead of a biatch, but the same sentiments would apply.
2014-06-17 10:49:20 PM  
3 votes:

Dirty J1: I've done and said things in my life that have secured me a first class ticket to Hell, should it exist anyway. But refusing to give the guy's dog back after he raised it and it was sold against his will while he was fighting for his country, and then he explained that to the family..... That trumps anything bad I've done.


What if they refused to give the guy's dog back after he raised it and it was sold against his will while he was working on an oil rig?
What if they refused to give the guy's dog back after he raised it and it was sold against his will while he was on vacation out of the country?
What if they refused to give the guy's dog back after he raised it and it was sold against his will while he was in jail?

Does "fighting for his country" somehow elevate the badness of what this family did? What about the fact that they also have family members in the military - does that negate his military service? Does one branch trump another? What if they got the dog to help with the PTSD of their son, who just came back from fighting for his country? Would that make this guy a bigger jerk for asking for it back?

There's a reason that emotional pleas make bad arguments.
2014-06-17 09:52:12 PM  
3 votes:
Let the dog choose.
2014-06-17 09:51:26 PM  
3 votes:
How about you don't get a pet if you can't care for it?  If you choose a job that can just randomly send you away to die, the fewer people / beings relying on you the better.
2014-06-17 09:24:47 PM  
3 votes:
Two things need to happen.

A - the dog dog needs to be returned to the soldier when he comes home.

B - the "girlfriend" needs to be taken to the county fair, and spend the way working as the schmuck in a ducking booth...filled with rancid pig shiat instead of water.
2014-06-17 08:18:15 PM  
3 votes:
I wish they would shame the hell out of his ex.

Somebody did that to me my foot would have a heartfelt chat with their ass.
2014-06-18 03:36:22 AM  
2 votes:
Dogs are property.

When someone else commits property to your care, and you sell it for your own profit, that is called either trespass to chattels or conversion. Both are tort crimes. If the property was removed from the person with malicious intent to permanently deprive the rightful owner of his property, it is criminal theft.

It doesn't matter that the dog is in a "loving home" now, or that the soldier went off and left it with his girlfriend for six months, or whatever. It was not hers to sell, hence, she converted someone else's property for her own profit, and if it was done with malicious intent, then she's a thief.

Likewise, receiving property one knows or "reasonably should know" is not the seller's to give or sell is "receipt of stolen property"; it is a crime, and the new "owners' of the dog have no intrinsic rights to the dog just because they "love" it or the kids have "bonded" with it. It is the rightful property of someone else, and they cannot keep it.

And merely because other people think soldiers have no special rights and some people DO think soldiers have special rights is irrelevant. Was it his dog? Yes. Did the girlfriend have a right to sell it? No. Do the new owners have a right to keep it? No. So, the original owner gets it back. End of story.
2014-06-18 12:51:53 AM  
2 votes:

vicioushobbit: moothemagiccow: Not planning on staying in the country? Don't buy something that needs daily care.

You're trolling, right?

I don't participate in military worship

I mean, it's not like every soldier gets a dog right before deployment.
Just this one

Soldiers at times leave behind dogs that were with them when they were kids.
And they probably get "sent to a farm"

The dog is 3; how long has this guy been in the military?
Rookie mistake? Really? Apparently he's smart enough to kill people for money but not to leave a dog he cares so goddamn much about with someone he can trust. The dog's "part of the family" but no one cared about him until they found it he was sold.

Don't be such a douche, even if this is the faceless internet.
I left the country for a week. My plant died. He left for 9 months. Boo farking hoo. It's a dog. Buy another one.
2014-06-17 11:50:54 PM  
2 votes:

obamadidcoke: CSB
 
//Nobody made him join. Nobody made him leave it with the girlfriend.


Awesome.   Next time you take your car to the shop to get it worked on and the mechanic just takes off at lunch with your car and sells it, we can say "tough shiat ODC, nobody made you leave it at that dealer.
2014-06-17 11:42:56 PM  
2 votes:
"His girlfriend in Fort Carson was supposed to be petsitting Baxter, but she decided it was too much for her to handle. Instead of returning him to Robby's family, she sold him on Craigslist. "

I swear to farking god! Craigslist needs to be erased from the Internet, it's admins tossed live into woodchippers, and their children sold off to the Saudis! Absolutely nothing good has ever come from that horrible site!
2014-06-17 11:21:46 PM  
2 votes:

obamadidcoke: Dirty J1: obamadidcoke: Dirty J1: rustypouch: I don't see what the big deal is.

He can get a new one for almost nothing. In fact, the pound kills the ones they can't give away.

Are you not a pet owner? There's a special bond between a man and a dog he raises from a puppy, it's damn close to being a child. So imagine someone watching your kid while you're away fighting a war, then they put him with an adoptive family who refuses to give him back. What, you just go to an adoption agency and adopt a new kid? Kinda the same concept.

It is not a child it is just a dog.

Well that's a fine opinion for you, but some people, like the fellow in this story, love their dogs like family members. Saying its "just a dog" sounds like something a Christian douche who believes humans are king dick and are better than anything would say. Am I right? Did i hit the nail on the head there?

I'm an atheist and it's still just a dog.

Animals are ether property or food sometimes both.


Well whatever opinion keeps you happy. I'm going to assume then that either you aren't a pet owner, or you are a very shiatty pet owner.
2014-06-17 11:14:01 PM  
2 votes:

obamadidcoke: Dirty J1: rustypouch: I don't see what the big deal is.

He can get a new one for almost nothing. In fact, the pound kills the ones they can't give away.

Are you not a pet owner? There's a special bond between a man and a dog he raises from a puppy, it's damn close to being a child. So imagine someone watching your kid while you're away fighting a war, then they put him with an adoptive family who refuses to give him back. What, you just go to an adoption agency and adopt a new kid? Kinda the same concept.

It is not a child it is just a dog.


Well that's a fine opinion for you, but some people, like the fellow in this story, love their dogs like family members. Saying its "just a dog" sounds like something a Christian douche who believes humans are king dick and are better than anything would say. Am I right? Did i hit the nail on the head there?
2014-06-17 09:40:05 PM  
2 votes:

Bit'O'Gristle: /So let me get this straight. This fine young man was serving in our military, in a war zone where he could have been killed, and his coont of a girlfriend can't even manage to pony up the strength to watch a farking dog? Really? And instead of giving the dog to the parents of the soldier, she sold it on craigslist? Wow. He should really get a few kicks in the coont on that biatch...seriously.


She probably felt guilty having the dog watch her get gang banged every weekend.
2014-06-18 11:14:10 AM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: Monaro: obamadidcoke: Bit'O'Gristle: gja: Bit'O'Gristle: A Colorado family took in a soldier's missing dog and is refusing to give the Shiba Inu back because they say their kids are too attached.

The dog's owner, Robert "Robby" Gabbert, was deployed to Afghanistan in March, and he left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu, named Baxter, with the wrong person. His girlfriend in Fort Carson was supposed to be petsitting Baxter, but she decided it was too much for her to handle. Instead of returning him to Robby's family, she sold him on Craigslis

/So let me get this straight. This fine young man was serving in our military, in a war zone where he could have been killed, and his coont of a girlfriend can't even manage to pony up the strength to watch a farking dog? Really? And instead of giving the dog to the parents of the soldier, she sold it on craigslist? Wow. He should really get a few kicks in the coont on that biatch...seriously.

And to the family who has the dog, I guess, it's apparently more important to protect your precious crotch fruit from any mental pain, because that would, you know, prepare them for life. Rather, you have taught them a lesson of heartless selfishness. Way to go, you are both assholes. Turn in your parental cards immediately

I was gonna rant, but you seem to have covered this nicely, and properly. Thank you sir.

/np, i just did it first. I'm sure you would have done a better job. And you're welcome.

Or they could teach their children about property rights, resisting social pressure and honoring your commitments as opposed to the mawkish USA, USA, USA bullshiat that you are spouting.

Unless I'm misinterpreting you, you think that selling things that aren't yours to sell (or purchasing things from anyone who is not the owner) is a lesson in property rights?

Can I borrow your car?

The ability to sell this piece of property is not addressed in this article. We do not know that she did not have a legal right to sell the dog. If she did not then the soldier needs to urge that she is prosecuted and sue her in civil court.


It's not that hard to determine. He had the dog prior to the relationship, they weren't married, and he expected the dog to be returned to him at the end if his tour. Unless she has something in writing to state he gave the dog to her, she doesn't have a legal leg to stand on.
2014-06-18 08:17:23 AM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Do the right, folks

/give the man his dog and get the kids a pup that will bond with them
//and use it as an ethics teaching moment


I agree with you; however, I always adopt older dogs because their chances are slim to none, and slim just left town.  Also, they are past puppy issues such as chewing, barking, and housebreaking.  Old dogs will bond with anybody just as readily as a puppy.

Also, the "girlfriend" who sold her man's dog while he was serving his country on farking Craigslist of all places needs a smackdown.
2014-06-18 07:45:00 AM  
1 votes:
Can't anyone find out and publish the names of the girlfriend and family? Methinks a little social ostracizing might just do the trick to get things rolling a little faster in trying to get the dog back
2014-06-18 07:05:41 AM  
1 votes:
This idiot spent god knows how much on a dog, leaves it with someone who promptly fences it for 5k then his friends raise 15k to buy it back from the new owners? The valuation of the dog is getting high enough I just roll my eyes a bit and think 'rich people problems'.
2014-06-18 05:17:29 AM  
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: Not planning on staying in the country? Planning on flying somewhere for vacation? Don't buy something that needs daily care.


Jerk
2014-06-18 02:10:52 AM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: Of course, we only have the soldier's (or whiney pussy's) side of the story. It is entirely possible that she did not agree to keep the dog and unless there is some kind of written agreement she can always make the claim that he abandoned the dog when he went off to Afghanistan.

/When I was in the Army we would have hazed his punk ass for crying about his dog.
//I stayed in the Iraq during the first Gulf War when my Dad died because it was my duty.


Hey fellas we got us a geenyouwine ITG here who thinks watching The Hurt Locker = being in the army.
2014-06-18 01:53:45 AM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: Monaro: obamadidcoke: Bit'O'Gristle: gja: Bit'O'Gristle: A Colorado family took in a soldier's missing dog and is refusing to give the Shiba Inu back because they say their kids are too attached.

The dog's owner, Robert "Robby" Gabbert, was deployed to Afghanistan in March, and he left his 3-year-old Shiba Inu, named Baxter, with the wrong person. His girlfriend in Fort Carson was supposed to be petsitting Baxter, but she decided it was too much for her to handle. Instead of returning him to Robby's family, she sold him on Craigslis

/So let me get this straight. This fine young man was serving in our military, in a war zone where he could have been killed, and his coont of a girlfriend can't even manage to pony up the strength to watch a farking dog? Really? And instead of giving the dog to the parents of the soldier, she sold it on craigslist? Wow. He should really get a few kicks in the coont on that biatch...seriously.

And to the family who has the dog, I guess, it's apparently more important to protect your precious crotch fruit from any mental pain, because that would, you know, prepare them for life. Rather, you have taught them a lesson of heartless selfishness. Way to go, you are both assholes. Turn in your parental cards immediately

I was gonna rant, but you seem to have covered this nicely, and properly. Thank you sir.

/np, i just did it first. I'm sure you would have done a better job. And you're welcome.

Or they could teach their children about property rights, resisting social pressure and honoring your commitments as opposed to the mawkish USA, USA, USA bullshiat that you are spouting.

Unless I'm misinterpreting you, you think that selling things that aren't yours to sell (or purchasing things from anyone who is not the owner) is a lesson in property rights?

Can I borrow your car?

The ability to sell this piece of property is not addressed in this article. We do not know that she did not have a legal right to sell the dog. If she did not then the soldier needs to urge that she is prosecuted and sue her in civil court.


Yes. He should. And she should also face crimial charged. It is called trafficking in stolen goods. And the article says she was "dogsitting" not given ownership of the dog. If you housesit for me while I am gone, you do NOT get to sell said house when you get tired of the job.
2014-06-18 01:43:57 AM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: Talented Ass Clown: obamadidcoke: Hey soldier boy choices have consequences.
fark him, he chose to leave the dog with a girl who did not want it. The family acquired it legally end of story.

/Why should the family be pressured to give up what is now a loved family pet because this douche is in the military? Would it be different if he were in prison?  We need to stop sucking the dick of the military industrial complex and all of its adherents.

//They must really love that farkin' dog to turn down $14,000.

.5/10

I honestly believe this.^^^
I am completely serious, this guy decided to join the Army. He also decided to leave it with the girlfriend.
Fuyck him.


You really are some kind of weapons grade stupid, aren't you?
2014-06-18 12:55:48 AM  
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Nothing better than ripping a dog away from the small children who have been caring for it every day for months. It teaches them that their little lives are nothing next to someone with the label of "soldier" in our jingoistic country.

Also, if he's got six more months on deployment, what are they going to do with the dog? Stick him in a kennel for half a year?


Two months. And the soldier had had the dog for three years.

Now, I know you hate soldiers and the military and think just because someone volunteers to die for his country doesn't mean he's deserving of any special attention or care; but let's put this in perspective:

A person owns a dog for three years. He then goes away for six months because of something he foresaw but had no real control over, and left the dog with someone he thought would be a good and trustworthy caregiver for the dog. That caregiver said "Meh, I could give a shiat," and sold it to someone else because she couldn't be bothered. The RIGHTFUL OWNER of the dog came back and said "Where's my dog?"

You're a legal-type person. You know as well as I do that dogs are legally property in America, and that taking property one has not got legal title to and selling it is conversion under the law. And that receiving stolen property if one knows or has reason to know the property is not the seller's to transfer is likewise a crime.

Therefore, all emotionalism about sweet little kids' feelings and jingoistic soldier's rights aside, this is purely a property case. The man is the rightful owner of the dog; the woman had no legal right to sell it; the new owners have no right to keep it. End of story. That the kids are "bonded" with the dog or that the soldier should have thought that he might go to Afghanistan three years ago when he got the dog is irrelevant. It's property, just like if Miss Coontsnatch sold his car out from under him.
2014-06-18 12:43:42 AM  
1 votes:

whither_apophis: TV's Vinnie: "His girlfriend in Fort Carson was supposed to be petsitting Baxter, but she decided it was too much for her to handle. Instead of returning him to Robby's family, she sold him on Craigslist. "

I swear to farking god! Craigslist needs to be erased from the Internet, it's admins tossed live into woodchippers, and their children sold off to the Saudis! Absolutely nothing good has ever come from that horrible site!

I got '65 Chevy Malibu, with automatic drive, custom paint job too...


If it came from Craigslist, it probably was stolen and the previous owner is still to be found in several drums scattered throughout the Everglades.
2014-06-18 12:09:40 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: TuteTibiImperes: Theaetetus: Nothing better than ripping a dog away from the small children who have been caring for it every day for months. It teaches them that their little lives are nothing next to someone with the label of "soldier" in our jingoistic country.

Also, if he's got six more months on deployment, what are they going to do with the dog? Stick him in a kennel for half a year?

In all honesty it's a tough situation.  What was the girlfriend's claim to the dog?  Did the two of them get the dog together, or did he have the dog before they moved in together?  I'm not sure about the legalities involved and what becomes communal property when a couple isn't married.

He obviously didn't want the dog to be sold, but the people who bought the dog apparently had to reason to believe that someone would show up several months later and suddenly ask for the dog back, so this has to be tough for them as well.

It would be nice for the family to say 'it's unfortunate that we were hustled by this girl, but we realize that the actual owner of this dog didn't want to give it up, and as attached as our kids are, we understand he's also attached, so he can have the dog back', as it would be nice for the soldier to say 'the situation sucks, by my girlfriend is to blame, those kids shouldn't have to give up their pet, I'm glad my dog has a good home now'.

Either situation is fine in my mind, neither party is morally wrong for wanting to have the dog.  The only real villain here is the girlfriend who decided to sell the dog on Craigslist.

The article states that the soldier has owned and raised the dog since it was a puppy, so I think it's safe to say he had the dog long before his relationship with the girlfriend started.


It says the dog is three years old.  Having the same girlfriends for at least three years wouldn't be a weird thing.  The whole thing is light on details though, and she did a shiatty thing by selling it either way.
2014-06-18 12:08:52 AM  
1 votes:
Um... dogs are property.  Receiving stolen property doesn't make it yours.  If everyone agrees that it's the same dog, it still belongs to the original owner.  It also doesn't matter whether the person that stole the property is a girlfriend or boyfriend, the only grey area is if they're your actual spouse.

This doesn't just apply to dogs bought on craigslist, but anything you buy anywhere.
2014-06-17 11:50:16 PM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: /Ultimately this guy joined an army at war. He knew he would be deployed, but he expected someone else to pick up his slack. She decided that she did not want too, tough shiat. Maybe he will learn an important lesson about personal responsibility.


Apparently personal responsibility is an important lesson the girlfriend has failed to learn.
2014-06-17 11:46:32 PM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: CSB

I went into the army when I was 17. I had to give away a dog that I had since I was 12 and raised from a puppy. It was sad but I got over it. That's just what you do, you make sacrifices and you suck it up and drive on. If you can't take care of the pet you shouldn't have the pet.

What kind of a pussy is this guy? He should be happy that the dog has a stable loving home.

Now he can focus on doing his job and making sure that his buddies survive their Afghan Adventure, which is infinitely more important than a dog

/Ultimately this guy joined an army at war. He knew he would be deployed, but he expected someone else to pick up his slack. She decided that she did not want too, tough shiat. Maybe he will learn an important lesson about personal responsibility.

//Nobody made him join. Nobody made him leave it with the girlfriend.


I wonder whose alt this is?
2014-06-17 11:45:46 PM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: CSB

I went into the army when I was 17. I had to give away a dog that I had since I was 12 and raised from a puppy. It was sad but I got over it. That's just what you do, you make sacrifices and you suck it up and drive on. If you can't take care of the pet you shouldn't have the pet.

What kind of a pussy is this guy? He should be happy that the dog has a stable loving home.

Now he can focus on doing his job and making sure that his buddies survive their Afghan Adventure, which is infinitely more important than a dog

/Ultimately this guy joined an army at war. He knew he would be deployed, but he expected someone else to pick up his slack. She decided that she did not want too, tough shiat. Maybe he will learn an important lesson about personal responsibility.

//Nobody made him join. Nobody made him leave it with the girlfriend.


You see your situation is different. You consciously gave up your dog as a catch for joining the army. Joining the military is chock full of sacrifices, but ones you have the option to make. You had the option to not join and keep your dog, you made the decision. No one held a gun to your head and said "join the army." The draft hasn't come back yet. This guys story is different. He had a dog that he loved and wanted to keep, and he loved his gf enough to trust her with his dog. He was then betrayed by said girlfriend and his dog that he intended and was capable of keeping upon returning was illegally just sold away. And to add insult to injury, to rectify this he explained the situation to the illegitimate owners and they said, in a nut shell, "fark you." He didnt choose to give up his dog, It was essentially stolen.
2014-06-17 11:24:59 PM  
1 votes:
Why don't they take a third option and sell the girlfriend on craigslist?
2014-06-17 11:16:57 PM  
1 votes:

rustypouch: Dirty J1: rustypouch: I don't see what the big deal is.

He can get a new one for almost nothing. In fact, the pound kills the ones they can't give away.

Are you not a pet owner? There's a special bond between a man and a dog he raises from a puppy, it's damn close to being a child. So imagine someone watching your kid while you're away fighting a war, then they put him with an adoptive family who refuses to give him back. What, you just go to an adoption agency and adopt a new kid? Kinda the same concept.

Pets are not anywhere near people.

How can you have such a low opinion of children that you think they're little better than animals?


Well personally thats just the way i am so suck it. However all I'm saying here is that some people love their pets enough to consider them family members. This guy essentially had a family member that was taken away agains his will.
2014-06-17 10:47:41 PM  
1 votes:

baka-san: I wish they would shame the hell out of his ex.

Somebody did that to me my foot would have a heartfelt chat with their ass.


Yeah if my gf did that shiat to me when I was deployed, I'd come back and pull some Breaking Bad shiat and dissolve her in acid, but wouldn't kill her first.
2014-06-17 10:47:09 PM  
1 votes:

obamadidcoke: fark him, he chose to leave the dog with a girl who did not want it.


I'm inclined to think it would be reasonable to expect the girlfriend to say, "I don't want it, dude. Find someone else to take care of it."
2014-06-17 10:45:37 PM  
1 votes:

rustypouch: I don't see what the big deal is.

He can get a new one for almost nothing. In fact, the pound kills the ones they can't give away.


Are you not a pet owner? There's a special bond between a man and a dog he raises from a puppy, it's damn close to being a child. So imagine someone watching your kid while you're away fighting a war, then they put him with an adoptive family who refuses to give him back. What, you just go to an adoption agency and adopt a new kid? Kinda the same concept.
2014-06-17 10:38:27 PM  
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Nothing better than ripping a dog away from the small children who have been caring for it every day for months. It teaches them that their little lives are nothing next to someone with the label of "soldier" in our jingoistic country.

Also, if he's got six more months on deployment, what are they going to do with the dog? Stick him in a kennel for half a year?


Screw the kids' feelings. Screw the title of soldier.

What about the dog? Which owner does the dog want?
2014-06-17 10:36:00 PM  
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Nothing better than ripping a dog away from the small children who have been caring for it every day for months. It teaches them that their little lives are nothing next to someone with the label of "soldier" in our jingoistic country.

Also, if he's got six more months on deployment, what are they going to do with the dog? Stick him in a kennel for half a year?


In all honesty it's a tough situation.  What was the girlfriend's claim to the dog?  Did the two of them get the dog together, or did he have the dog before they moved in together?  I'm not sure about the legalities involved and what becomes communal property when a couple isn't married.

He obviously didn't want the dog to be sold, but the people who bought the dog apparently had to reason to believe that someone would show up several months later and suddenly ask for the dog back, so this has to be tough for them as well.

It would be nice for the family to say 'it's unfortunate that we were hustled by this girl, but we realize that the actual owner of this dog didn't want to give it up, and as attached as our kids are, we understand he's also attached, so he can have the dog back', as it would be nice for the soldier to say 'the situation sucks, by my girlfriend is to blame, those kids shouldn't have to give up their pet, I'm glad my dog has a good home now'.

Either situation is fine in my mind, neither party is morally wrong for wanting to have the dog.  The only real villain here is the girlfriend who decided to sell the dog on Craigslist.
2014-06-17 10:24:10 PM  
1 votes:
Nothing better than ripping a dog away from the small children who have been caring for it every day for months. It teaches them that their little lives are nothing next to someone with the label of "soldier" in our jingoistic country.

Also, if he's got six more months on deployment, what are they going to do with the dog? Stick him in a kennel for half a year?
2014-06-17 10:19:26 PM  
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jaytkay: Feckless douche abandons his dog with irresponsible girlfriend, she sells it, dog is now with a responsible family, where it enjoys lots of attention and exercise instead of being cooped up in some Fort Carson apartment/meth lab.


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2014-06-17 10:06:05 PM  
1 votes:
The article says the family that has the dog is also a military family. You have to wonder if the dad in that family is deployed as well. It would certainly explain their reluctance to return the dog.
2014-06-17 09:57:34 PM  
1 votes:
"He who sells what isn't his'n must buy it back or go to prison."
The girlfriend was not the legal owner of the dog.
She did not have the right to sell it.
2014-06-17 09:54:41 PM  
1 votes:
I don't see what the big deal is.

He can get a new one for almost nothing. In fact, the pound kills the ones they can't give away.
2014-06-17 09:46:24 PM  
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mrlewish: Czechzican: It wasn't her dog to sell, she was just a guardian, so wouldn't the sale be considered illegal?

This.


Also this.  I see no compelling reason why the dog shouldn't be forcibly (if need be) returned to the rightful owner, and the coont girlfriend and the purchasers can hash the rest out between them.
2014-06-17 09:37:33 PM  
1 votes:
Wow. Such sad. Much mean.
2014-06-17 09:35:42 PM  
1 votes:

moothemagiccow: Not planning on staying in the country? Don't buy something that needs daily care.


You're trolling, right?

I mean, it's not like every soldier gets a dog right before deployment.  Soldiers at times leave behind dogs that were with them when they were kids. 

The dog is 3; how long has this guy been in the military?

Don't be such a douche, even if this is the faceless internet.
2014-06-17 09:31:00 PM  
1 votes:
You know what's sadder than keeping a deployed soldier's dog? Opposing Views links.
2014-06-17 09:26:47 PM  
1 votes:
Damn. That's cold. She sold his dog. This is why you leave your stuff with family; not girlfriends or boyfriends, or whatever.


/ If I was less than honest; I might doggynap him for $14,000.
2014-06-17 09:22:44 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Do the right, folks

/give the man his dog and get the kids a pup that will bond with them
//and use it as an ethics teaching moment


Totally agree.  If they don't do that they've missed out on a great opportunity to shape their children into worthwhile adults.  That and they're just plain disgusting people who should be turned into pariahs by the community.

sums it up right here: "Now that they know about it, they can do the right thing," says supporter Nancy Wallace. "They can teach their children, 'Yeah this is very difficult, but we do the right thing.'"
 
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