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(KSTU FOX 13)   Woman fleeing California wildfire uses a duffel bag as a makeshift sidecar for her 70-pound dog   ( fox13now.com) divider line
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2017-10-16 09:40:38 PM  
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Old trick.
 
2017-10-17 01:07:34 AM  
White women and their dogs, geesh.....
 
2017-10-17 01:09:08 AM  
How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess
 
2017-10-17 01:10:07 AM  
And y'all thought Mitt Romney was an out-of-touch multimillionaire.

Who's barking now, biatches?
 
2017-10-17 01:14:22 AM  

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Old trick.


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2017-10-17 01:17:41 AM  
Pretty sure the dog was driving
 
2017-10-17 01:26:25 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Pretty sure the dog was driving


No it's Barky
 
2017-10-17 01:26:55 AM  

fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess


IDK, but a 70lb pit bull sounds overweight
 
2017-10-17 01:28:12 AM  
There are some fantastic stories about dogs and cats being located after the fire. My favorite story is about a dog that refused to leave because he protects a small herd of goats. The owner had to leave quickly but the dog wouldn't budge. Turns out some fawns jumped into the pen as well.
Dog stays behind to protect goats
 
2017-10-17 01:30:51 AM  
I would do the same for my dog, he's my best friend and I would never leave him.
 
2017-10-17 01:33:46 AM  
The original video shows a woman driving up in a police car to look for the cat and the cat is sitting in the driveway. I'm not sure why this video sucks like it does.
Cat waiting in driveway of burnt home when guardian shows up to check on her.
 
2017-10-17 01:40:02 AM  
From Santa Rosa: kids go looking for the family dog. Property has been leveled. Dog is found.
Found the family pet
 
2017-10-17 01:41:58 AM  
I remember doing that with my cats before Hurricane Sandy hit.   I keep waiting for my arm to regenerate, but it's just a stump below my elbow now.

/dnrta
 
2017-10-17 01:57:53 AM  
Teach him how to ride a bike
Norman the bike-riding dog cycles along street
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2017-10-17 02:00:19 AM  
It's a pit bull. Let him bite your arm then do whatever you want, he'll stick to you.
 
2017-10-17 02:16:19 AM  

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2017-10-17 02:58:30 AM  
If a picnic basket is good enough for Elmira Gulch, then this 70 pound beast has nothing to complain about.
 
2017-10-17 04:06:33 AM  

fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess


The fire was moving too fast for that in some places. She might have ended up with BBQ on a leash.
 
2017-10-17 04:53:02 AM  
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2017-10-17 06:03:16 AM  
Perhaps not big enough for a dog...

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/I only actually was transporting the cat carrier, as I don't have a helmet and leathers to fit a cat.
//ATGATT.
 
2017-10-17 06:10:38 AM  
My escape plan includes my  critters too.
 
2017-10-17 06:31:19 AM  
The winds moved the fire so fast it didn't have time to light anything green, just burn down houses and my childhood summer camp. Trees and other vegetation is all still there. Hell it bypassed the Safari there with only burning down the owners house
 
2017-10-17 06:47:38 AM  

fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess


With that many panicked drivers on the road? Per another story, one of the reasons she gave up on the drive is that a car in front of hers overturned.

What she did sounds safer for pup, in the circumstances.
 
2017-10-17 06:55:56 AM  
Awkward. Physically. Good job.
 
2017-10-17 07:02:21 AM  
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It's a regular occurrence here now, no fires needed. But good on her for thinking of a way to save her pup.
 
2017-10-17 07:07:58 AM  
Also seen fleeing the inferno
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2017-10-17 08:46:53 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess

IDK, but a 70lb pit bull sounds overweight


I dare you to say that to his face haha
 
2017-10-17 08:50:23 AM  

jsmilky: White women and their dogs, geesh.....


I know, they won't think only of themselves & abandon their pets for convenience, seriously WTF?
 
2017-10-17 09:16:09 AM  
Check out 12 seconds into the video at the bottom of the article.  The town is a fire-blasted hell-hole.  No one is there.  No houses are there...and USPS is still delivering mail.  Talk about "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night..."
 
2017-10-17 09:52:44 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess

IDK, but a 70lb pit bull sounds overweight


Nah, my 70 pound pit mix is strong as hell. Barrel chested and you can see his muscles. Runs a few miles with me daily.
 
2017-10-17 10:16:23 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess

IDK, but a 70lb pit bull sounds overweight


Nah, sounds pretty fit, probably. They're stocky dogs, and can weigh much more than that, particularly depending on how large they are in general. My roomie's old pit bull was about 70 lbs, and she was fit as a fiddle.
 
2017-10-17 10:53:06 AM  
Cute girl.
 
2017-10-17 12:27:01 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess

IDK, but a 70lb pit bull sounds overweight


Mine's 92 lbs
 
2017-10-17 12:27:20 PM  

fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess


This was my question as well. Pros and cons to both...

But yes, that is what it was like. The fire only make it to 1/2 mile from my house, but once we had loaded the cats and some items in our cars, the surface streets were gridlocked; one neighbor said it took 1/2 hour to get 1/2 mile. So that is what we did... pulled out our mountain bikes, had our two go-packs, 2 cat carriers and some straps sitting in the driveway and we waited to see if we had to flee. We were lucky that we didn't, but it would have been exactly the same way.

And the first house we bid on was on View Ct in Coffee park; it burned to the ground as well.
I'll be honest, I'm amazed there weren't more deaths...
 
2017-10-17 12:38:05 PM  
Just took this picture a month ago, Bucket O' Dogs.
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2017-10-17 01:07:51 PM  

Percise1: fragMasterFlash: How about riding slow and letting the dog run alongside on a leash?

/kind of hard to think clearly during a natural disaster I guess

This was my question as well. Pros and cons to both...

But yes, that is what it was like. The fire only make it to 1/2 mile from my house, but once we had loaded the cats and some items in our cars, the surface streets were gridlocked; one neighbor said it took 1/2 hour to get 1/2 mile. So that is what we did... pulled out our mountain bikes, had our two go-packs, 2 cat carriers and some straps sitting in the driveway and we waited to see if we had to flee. We were lucky that we didn't, but it would have been exactly the same way.

And the first house we bid on was on View Ct in Coffee park; it burned to the ground as well.
I'll be honest, I'm amazed there weren't more deaths...


I think the reverse 911 calls saved lives. In general, I think local authorities did very well, but the few things I think could be changed going forward would be to make sure ALL landlines in all houses are hooked into the system (if they're too old to do that, get a new phone) and make sure all cell phones are connected to that system too. The people who would have missed the calls would be old people, not connected to the system, and people who didn't have landlines. Then, if it's not already done, it would be helpful to have a list of people who are not able to evacuate quickly that people can put them selves on....or relatives can recommend people be put on. That might give first responders a leg up on who was still in houses in and needed to get out and might not make it in time by themselves.
 
2017-10-17 02:12:28 PM  
"You don't even see a resemblance of what it used to be," said wildfire survivor Natasha Wallace. "Everything was gray, everything was destroyed and it went for miles."
shiat's scary yo.


/Also 70lb is approx. 32.75kg or 5st. for those who don't know
 
2017-10-17 02:17:47 PM  
Oh... I think there are going to be quite a few things that are going to change as a result of this fire, locally at least. The reverse 911 calls weren't so effective though, as when we were called, it went to answering machine and only a few words were audible/recorded; my wife didn't know what it said. (I was dead asleep)
I will bet that in this area, more people don't have landlines then do have them.

I think I still have some mail from the fire department from a few weeks ago, something about "registering" your cell phone number and address with them for emergency alerts. I don't know how many people utilized it or if the system was even in place yet. I'll bet it will be a very active and comprehensive program moving forward.

Getting kicked awake at 3am with a roaring fire bearing down on you is no way to start the day...
 
2017-10-17 03:57:25 PM  
she's cute.
 
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