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2014-07-20 07:43:33 AM
He was just tasting his food.
 
2014-07-20 07:59:54 AM
He was just trying to get the taste of Ke$ha out of his mouth
 
2014-07-20 08:32:59 AM
Checking to see if he was done yet...
 
2014-07-20 08:33:47 AM
Wanted to compare raw to cooked?
 
2014-07-20 08:33:50 AM
Contrary to poular opinion, even cats will do this. It's called "Wake up and let me out of this burning house, you idiot!"
 
2014-07-20 08:35:46 AM

jfarkinB: Checking to see if he was done yet...


Was about to post the same thing, but refreshed before I posted. That dog likes his midnight snacks cooked medium-well and that is why he started the fire.
 
2014-07-20 08:37:05 AM

jso2897: Contrary to poular opinion, even cats will do this. It's called "Wake up and let me out of this burning house, you idiot!"


Pretty much. They're trying to save themselves, not you.
 
2014-07-20 08:37:13 AM
The kid must have been a dick.
 
2014-07-20 08:39:07 AM
By the same logic, I suspect submitter considers #yesallwomen to be a movement by the anti-male militia.

Besides, if that dog had thumbs to open the door himself, that boy would have burninated.
 
2014-07-20 08:39:51 AM

abhorrent1: jso2897: Contrary to poular opinion, even cats will do this. It's called "Wake up and let me out of this burning house, you idiot!"

Pretty much. They're trying to save themselves, not you.


Meh. I'd like to think the dog was doing that for altruistic reasons...

/ yes, I'm a dog person.
// Ace deserves a steak
 
2014-07-20 08:43:24 AM

abhorrent1: jso2897: Contrary to poular opinion, even cats will do this. It's called "Wake up and let me out of this burning house, you idiot!"

Pretty much. They're trying to save themselves, not you.


Still, it's a good thing, and one is correct to be grateful to the pet involved for wisely exercising their survival instincts - it's one of the reasons we keep them around.
 
2014-07-20 08:44:41 AM
Just 19 more lickings, and that should make up for this year's maulings.
 
2014-07-20 08:47:55 AM
Good doggie. Steaks all around!

That said, do they not make smoke detectors that are adapted for deaf people?
 
2014-07-20 08:48:08 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: abhorrent1: jso2897: Contrary to poular opinion, even cats will do this. It's called "Wake up and let me out of this burning house, you idiot!"

Pretty much. They're trying to save themselves, not you.

Meh. I'd like to think the dog was doing that for altruistic reasons...

/ yes, I'm a dog person.
// Ace deserves a steak


The animals aims are not necessarily non-altruistic, either. What the animal has wisely chosen to do is alert the most powerful being in his sphere of influence that something serious is amiss - an act of both social altruism and self-preservation. By improving the chances for the survival of all, he improves his own.
 
2014-07-20 08:48:30 AM
So, where are all the Dog of Peace™supporters saying that it's impossible to verify all pit bulls in news stories are actually pit bulls?

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2014-07-20 08:50:31 AM
Why was he in a deaf kid's bedroom and couldn't he just give him a gentle shake?
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2014-07-20 08:53:41 AM
Suspected arsonist still at large.

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2014-07-20 08:57:49 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: // Ace deserves a steak


He could have had one if he waited a few more minutes.
 
2014-07-20 08:58:43 AM
Your point, Subby? The dog belongs to the kid and his family. Pitbulls received their reputations (overrated or not) through stories and reports about them attacking visitors, neighbors, and pedestrians, not their owners.
 
2014-07-20 09:00:33 AM
They have smoke alarms that flash. They're really freaking bright...
 
2014-07-20 09:03:12 AM
 
2014-07-20 09:06:32 AM

KellyKellyKelly: Forbidden Doughnut: // Ace deserves a steak

He could have had one if he waited a few more minutes.


He could have had the Lamb.
 
2014-07-20 09:09:11 AM
I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.
 
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2014-07-20 09:11:36 AM
The dog was just seeing how many licks it takes to get to the kid's Tootsie Roll™ center.
 
2014-07-20 09:13:04 AM

Weatherkiss: So, where are all the Dog of Peace™supporters saying that it's impossible to verify all pit bulls in news stories are actually pit bulls?

journalistsguidetoidentifyingpitbulls.jpg


I was actually going to mention this. Turns out though that the dog in question here is a legit pit bull.
 
2014-07-20 09:15:04 AM

jfarkinB: Checking to see if he was done yet...


No, I'm pretty sure he was just basting him.
 
2014-07-20 09:15:47 AM
Dajoro, if you think other breeds don't have it, let me introduce you to a chow. a chow will not let you go unpunished for escaping with any finger left intact.
 
2014-07-20 09:15:53 AM

dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.


That's racist
 
2014-07-20 09:16:21 AM

dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.


I also have a scar about 4 inches long on the back of my left leg from where a Yorkie took a hunk out of my calf.  Any dog can become violent if they're taught to be or feel they have to be.  Are Pit Bulls more likely to become violent than say, a Yorkshire terrier?  Yes, but that's because for the most part, people that own Pit Bulls don't understand the kind of dog they have and don't give it the proper training.  They need to be put in obedience classes from birth, damn near.  If you take the time to train the dog to be a non-agressive pussy cat, they will be.  If you don't give a damn, and don't interact with the dog or go the extra step and abuse the dog, yes....you're going to have a vicious animal on your hands.  That's your fault, not the dog's.
 
2014-07-20 09:16:23 AM

dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.


No. I sympathize, but it's not the dogs' fault. The owners raise the dogs to be aggressive and territorial.

Pit bulls were genetically selected for their fighting ability. What does this mean? It doesn't mean that they can't be around other dogs, that they're unpredictably aggressive or that they will always fight to the death. These are all common myths about pit bulls. It does mean that they may be easily encouraged to fight with other dogs.
 
2014-07-20 09:19:05 AM

dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.


Why weren't these dogs on leashes? Oh who the fark am I kidding. There is a person with a farking 200 lb Mastiff in my own neighborhood that doesn't even put the thing on a leash and leaves it unattended in the front yard that has no fence.
 
2014-07-20 09:21:18 AM
Wolves have been know to care for lost children on occasion but I'm not going to go out and hug one.
 
2014-07-20 09:21:48 AM

reillan: Dajoro, if you think other breeds don't have it, let me introduce you to a chow. a chow will not let you go unpunished for escaping with any finger left intact.


Chows have pretty much the same raw combative/instincts as pitbulls, but are a little more easily trainable at home. And are much better companions when properly trained.

/no dog currently, but would go with the off track greyhound option
//or Irish Wolfhound if I could handle the short lifespan
 
2014-07-20 09:22:31 AM
Pit bulls also have jaws that make their bites far more dangerous than most other dogs. It's not that they're more aggressive or whatnot, it's just that getting bit by a Pit Bull is typically going to do more damage based on the nature of the breed's jaw capabilities than say... a Chihuaha.

An accidental bite by a Chihuaha will make you scream "Ow! fark! Stupid rat dog!"

An accidental bite by a Pit Bull can land you in the E.R. and possibly physical therapy.
 
2014-07-20 09:24:26 AM
A real pitbull would have clopped him around the neck and drug him out of the house.
 
2014-07-20 09:25:13 AM
It actually makes the news when a pit bull acts like a dog and not like a feral.
 
2014-07-20 09:25:55 AM

dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.


Yeah. I'm going to call bullshiat on your whole story. Three dog attacks in a month? Two in the same day!? I see only a few options sorted by likelyhood.

1) Making the whole thing up to troll a pit bull thread.
2) You live near a illegal dog fighting ring
3) You're wandering about antagonizing dogs into attacking and then conplaining that sticking your hand in a fire hurts.
 
2014-07-20 09:29:38 AM

subfactorial: dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.

Yeah. I'm going to call bullshiat on your whole story. Three dog attacks in a month? Two in the same day!? I see only a few options sorted by likelyhood.

1) Making the whole thing up to troll a pit bull thread.
2) You live near a illegal dog fighting ring
3) You're wandering about antagonizing dogs into attacking and then conplaining that sticking your hand in a fire hurts.


4) You just moved to the ghetto.
 
2014-07-20 09:30:32 AM

Nogale: Good doggie. Steaks all around!

That said, do they not make smoke detectors that are adapted for deaf people?


WAKE UP, THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!
 
2014-07-20 09:30:37 AM
First look, I missed the 'Piit' and thought the kid was keeping cattle in his bedroom.
 
2014-07-20 09:33:28 AM

AndreMA: Wolves have been know to care for lost children on occasion but I'm not going to go out and hug one.


You should. Lost children are adorable.
 
2014-07-20 09:36:03 AM

Kevin72: It actually makes the news when a pit bull acts like a dog and not like a feral.


Not really. Of course,if you consume FOX or other such bastions of bullshiat, you might think differently.
 
2014-07-20 09:39:15 AM
<p><em>subfactorial: dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).</em></p><p> </p><p><em>I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.</em></p><p> </p><p><em>Yeah. I'm going to call bullshiat on your whole story. Three dog attacks in a month? Two in the same day!? I see only a few options sorted by likelyhood.</em></p><p><em>1) Making the whole thing up to troll a pit bull thread.</em></p><p><em>2) You live near a illegal dog fighting ring</em></p><p><em>3) You're wandering about antagonizing dogs into attacking and then conplaining that sticking your hand in a fire hurts.</em></p><p> </p><p>You can call bullshiat all you want.  My flesh was hanging outside my skin, so fark you.</p><p> </p><p><em>Bugerz:  <span style="line-height:1.2em">Why weren't these dogs on leashes? Oh who the fark am I kidding. There is a person with a farking 200 lb Mastiff in my own neighborhood that doesn't even put the thing on a leash and leaves it unattended in the front yard that has no fence.</span></em></p><p> </p><p>The first dog was on a leash, so the attack was brief.  The second dog was in a dog park, so unleashed.  The third dog flew off someone's porch as I was walking my dog, so unleashed.  It took three people to pull him off us;  the dog kept running away from them only to circle back at us, three times.  I was covered in blood.  Welcome to Philly.</p><p> </p>
 
hej
2014-07-20 09:40:20 AM
HERO: Pitbull doesn't want to die in house fire.
 
2014-07-20 09:40:20 AM
subfactorial: dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.

Yeah. I'm going to call bullshiat on your whole story. Three dog attacks in a month? Two in the same day!? I see only a few options sorted by likelyhood.
1) Making the whole thing up to troll a pit bull thread.
2) You live near a illegal dog fighting ring
3) You're wandering about antagonizing dogs into attacking and then conplaining that sticking your hand in a fire hurts.


You can call bullshiat all you want.  My flesh was hanging outside my skin, so fark you.

Bugerz:   Why weren't these dogs on leashes? Oh who the fark am I kidding. There is a person with a farking 200 lb Mastiff in my own neighborhood that doesn't even put the thing on a leash and leaves it unattended in the front yard that has no fence.

The first dog was on a leash, so the attack was brief.  The second dog was in a dog park, so unleashed.  The third dog flew off someone's porch as I was walking my dog, so unleashed.  It took three people to pull him off us;  the dog kept running away from them only to circle back at us, three times.  I was covered in blood.  Welcome to Philly.
 
2014-07-20 09:42:17 AM

Weatherkiss: Pit bulls also have jaws that make their bites far more dangerous than most other dogs. It's not that they're more aggressive or whatnot, it's just that getting bit by a Pit Bull is typically going to do more damage based on the nature of the breed's jaw capabilities than say... a Chihuaha.

An accidental bite by a Chihuaha will make you scream "Ow! fark! Stupid rat dog!"

An accidental bite by a Pit Bull can land you in the E.R. and possibly physical therapy.


Or you could compare equally large/lager dogs like mastiffs, hounds, sheepdogs and rotts. Of course, that would mean you couldn't demonize pit bulls alone for the power of their bite.
 
2014-07-20 09:42:19 AM

clkeagle: Your point, Subby? The dog belongs to the kid and his family. Pitbulls received their reputations (overrated or not) through stories and reports about them attacking visitors, neighbors, and pedestrians, not their owners.


I would state it a bit differently.

They got their reputation by becoming the fashionable breed for bad owners.
 
2014-07-20 09:45:29 AM

clkeagle: Your point, Subby? The dog belongs to the kid and his family. Pitbulls received their reputations (overrated or not) through stories and reports about them attacking visitors, neighbors, and pedestrians, not their owners.


I've met some very sweet pit bulls but that was because their owner wasn't a shiat head. The major problem with the breed is assholes like them.
 
2014-07-20 09:54:09 AM

rzrwiresunrise: dajoro: I moved a month ago from a rural mountain to  a city, and I've encountered three pit bulls over the month.  The first one attacked my dog.  The second one attacked another dog rather viciously.  That night, the third dog attacked me and my dog and nearly tore my finger off (still healing but can no longer bend that finger).

I hate to be pit bull racist, but experience is a teacher.  Most vicious dog attacks are not by poodles or greyhounds.  They are by pit bulls.  It's sad to say, but the breed should be phased out.  They have a vicious streak you don't see in other breeds.  If their owners hadn't pulled these three off, there would be two dead dogs and one dead human.

No. I sympathize, but it's not the dogs' fault. The owners raise the dogs to be aggressive and territorial.

Pit bulls were genetically selected for their fighting ability. What does this mean? It doesn't mean that they can't be around other dogs, that they're unpredictably aggressive or that they will always fight to the death. These are all common myths about pit bulls. It does mean that they may be easily encouraged to fight with other dogs.


The problem is usually training and socialization, though genetics can play a role with any breed. I've had several kinds of dogs through time, collies, german shephards, queensland heelers, non-pit terriers. I got a rescue pit bull a few years ago. I was reluctant to get him because of the breed reputation, but my wife wanted one after hearing how many get euthanized in local shelters. I try to be responsible and train and socialize all my dogs. The pit bull is far and away the most receptive to training and socialization of any dog I've ever had. He is absolutely the best family dog I've ever had. They probably aren't all as awesome as mine, but the pit bull reputation as uncontrollable killing machines is undeserved. The problem is usually the people who trained them wrong, or didn't train them at all.
 
2014-07-20 09:56:34 AM
HE WAS JUST TASTING HIS FOOD SUBBY.

ahem.

that doesnt detract from the majority of bite/injury cases coming from violent breeds like PIT BULLS *smdh*
 
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