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(Northwest Indiana Times)   Director of County Animal Shelter is spending too much time with dogs, iguanas, and booze: "At that point, they said, Thomas stood up showing his teeth and growling as he attempted to leave the room"   (nwitimes.com) divider line 16
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2014-08-05 10:48:42 PM  
Here's the thing. Yeah, drink driving is bad and he should definitely be punished for it.

But if your job was to euthanize animals every day, you'd probably take to drinking too.

The lesson here isn't that this guy is bad for driving under the influence of alcohol. It's that the city doesn't provide its workers with the psychological support, not to mention transportation support, that they need.
 
2014-08-05 11:33:42 PM  
But if your job was to euthanize animals every day

Are you talking about the driver or the cops?
 
2014-08-05 11:38:20 PM  
alcohol is a hell of a drug
 
2014-08-05 11:54:03 PM  
This is the prime reason why you spay or neuter your animal shelter director.
 
2014-08-06 12:15:30 AM  

morg: But if your job was to euthanize animals every day

Are you talking about the driver or the cops?


*dying laughing*
 
2014-08-06 12:43:13 AM  
morganrlewis.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-06 01:12:01 AM  
At his trial some months later he surprised everyone by mistaking a policeman for a postman and tearing his trousers off with his bare teeth.
"It's hard to tell the difference when they take their hats off" he said.
 
2014-08-06 01:21:18 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Here's the thing. Yeah, drink driving is bad and he should definitely be punished for it.

But if your job was to euthanize animals every day, you'd probably take to drinking too.

The lesson here isn't that this guy is bad for driving under the influence of alcohol. It's that the city doesn't provide its workers with the psychological support, not to mention transportation support, that they need.


The lesson is all of these things.

I work in a kitchen, but not a slaughterhouse. The differences may be kinda vague and take a lot of the psychological burden off of my hands, but they are there to provide a choice.

I couldn't do it, so I don't. This guy can't so he shouldn't and there are almost certainly other burdens exacerbating his drinking/probable alcoholism that in desperation he attributes solely to his job. Likely not even aware of it in the moment.

The point remains that drunk driving cannot be explained away.

/practicing alcoholic who's never gotten a driver's license or fired a firearm, but is valued in work and pays his bills. Firewater 'aint a small matter for some whose ability to measure the impulse control that will result.
//also an animal lover, I feel for him at 'kill' shelters. Or shelters at all. Take care of your farking animals you selfish bastards. *strokes nearest dog with a note to self: 'go stroke other dog'*
///people ask me all the time 'I want a dog, yours are beautiful, reccomendations?'. I always say: 'my lady and I would do anything for the loving and amazing dogs that came to our family.... It's a LOT OF WORK. We've made schedule adjustments on both sides to handle two. You need to think if even one is for you.'.... Just much nicer. ;-)
 
2014-08-06 04:02:29 AM  
I growled at my dog today (we were playing, I wasn't just walking around the house growling). Apparently I'd never done that to her before, because she made a very human face that clearly said "What the fark?" I think she thought I was going to fight her.
 
2014-08-06 07:46:43 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Here's the thing. Yeah, drink driving is bad and he should definitely be punished for it.

But if your job was to euthanize animals every day, you'd probably take to drinking too.

The lesson here isn't that this guy is bad for driving under the influence of alcohol. It's that the city doesn't provide its workers with the psychological support, not to mention transportation support, that they need.


I can't imagine a worse job.
 
2014-08-06 07:52:37 AM  

Chinchillazilla: I growled at my dog today (we were playing, I wasn't just walking around the house growling). Apparently I'd never done that to her before, because she made a very human face that clearly said "What the fark?" I think she thought I was going to fight her.


Hahaha I used to do growl at my sister's lab puppy and then fake fight. Once the dog was grown she was a slender 95lbs and was able to "pin" me, I'd leave there happy but with at least 10 bruises.
 
2014-08-06 08:40:54 AM  

Chinchillazilla: I growled at my dog today (we were playing, I wasn't just walking around the house growling). Apparently I'd never done that to her before, because she made a very human face that clearly said "What the fark?" I think she thought I was going to fight her.


My husky was begging, so I thought I'd put an end to that crap by showing her I was the Alpha. I got down, looked in in the eyes, bared my teeth and growled at her.
She licked me in the mouth.
 
2014-08-06 09:29:12 AM  

MythDragon: Chinchillazilla: I growled at my dog today (we were playing, I wasn't just walking around the house growling). Apparently I'd never done that to her before, because she made a very human face that clearly said "What the fark?" I think she thought I was going to fight her.

My husky was begging, so I thought I'd put an end to that crap by showing her I was the Alpha. I got down, looked in in the eyes, bared my teeth and growled at her.
She licked me in the mouth.


Lololol

/grew up with two huskies
 
2014-08-06 09:33:30 AM  
Had a rescue dashund back in the day, named Brando.  An awesome dog.
Every few weeks he'd start acting aggressive (snarling or snapping at my daughters).  I would drop everything, pick him up and lay him onto his back on the floor, hold his muzzle so he had to look into my eyes and I'd let out a deep repeated growl until he stopped writhing to get free.
Once he settled and saw who the Boss was, he was good, usualy for a few months.
Miss that little guy.
RIP, Brando.
 
2014-08-06 12:09:30 PM  

MythDragon: Chinchillazilla: I growled at my dog today (we were playing, I wasn't just walking around the house growling). Apparently I'd never done that to her before, because she made a very human face that clearly said "What the fark?" I think she thought I was going to fight her.

My husky was begging, so I thought I'd put an end to that crap by showing her I was the Alpha. I got down, looked in in the eyes, bared my teeth and growled at her.
She licked me in the mouth.


What can you do? Sometimes you just have that raw animal magnetism that biatches just love.
 
2014-08-06 12:13:00 PM  

lindalouwho: morg: But if your job was to euthanize animals every day

Are you talking about the driver or the cops?

*dying laughing*


...that was really funny. Judging by how short this comment section is, I'm sorry so many Farkers missed it.
 
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