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(St. Petersburg Times)   Boy saves eight puppies, two adult dogs, pair of gerbils and a bird named Lucky when his mobile home burns down   ( stpetersburgtimes.com) divider line
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2003-01-29 05:57:28 PM  
But what about the wee turtles, did anyone think of the wee turtles!
2003-01-29 11:01:02 PM  
Save me from the wee turtles!
2003-01-29 11:02:45 PM  
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2003-01-29 11:02:57 PM  
Were the turtles hanging on to their little gonads....and strife? If not, they hold full responsibility for what happened.
2003-01-29 11:03:13 PM  
Oh, I'm sorry. I thought I read he saved them from Richard Gere.
2003-01-29 11:03:32 PM  
Hero! I thought the Florida tag was for dumbass Floridian activities only.
2003-01-29 11:04:40 PM  
well, the pets were worth more than the trailer.

The image of Pee Wee saving the animals at pet store comes to mind
2003-01-29 11:05:04 PM  
I heard Paul Reubens is trying to sue him for copyright infringement.

But he'll probably settle for an out-of-shorts settlement...
2003-01-29 11:05:30 PM  
Boy saves eight puppies, two adult dogs, pair of gerbils and a bird named Lucky when his mobile home burns down.

Now, normally I don't make fun of the financially challenged (euphamism for dirt poor), but honestly, who keeps 8 puppies in their house, let along their trailer?
2003-01-29 11:05:37 PM  
Poor kid, good thing he thought fast
2003-01-29 11:06:06 PM  
Ummm....I understand the mother had to pay her electric bill, but leaving a kid home alone, much less a sick one is never a good idea. But I'm all for the hero tag for the kid.
2003-01-29 11:06:30 PM  
doh! alone, not along.

Need to cut back on the late night margaritas...
2003-01-29 11:07:26 PM  
HomerSamson113: Well I would depending on how young they were.
2003-01-29 11:12:45 PM  
.......and a cat, and a dog, and a pet bullfrog.
2003-01-29 11:12:57 PM  
The inherent irony in having a bird named "Lucky" and then having your home burn down does not need to be mentioned.

2003-01-29 11:13:07 PM  
I noticed he didn't save any kittens. Poor kittens. You just can't save them from the mighty wrath of Fark.
2003-01-29 11:13:20 PM  

People should NEVER risk their lives for animals. Animal life is worth nothing.
2003-01-29 11:14:32 PM  
Two points:
1: Maybe if they didn't have so many pets, they wouldn't be living in a trailer.
2: Where the fark do put all those animals?
2003-01-29 11:15:53 PM  
Looks like Malinois kinda beat me to it...
2003-01-29 11:17:29 PM  

Did you ever own any pets?
2003-01-29 11:17:37 PM  
I'm an idiot.
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2003-01-29 11:18:33 PM  

I'd risk my life to save pretty much any cute animal. I believe humans are a worthless disgrace to the world.
2003-01-29 11:19:06 PM  
With that many animals in a mobile home, I'm guessing the place smelled better now that it was just a pile of smoldering ashes.
2003-01-29 11:20:14 PM  
Mashuren, trolls are worth even less.
2003-01-29 11:21:16 PM  
A couple dogs, a couple gerbils, and a bird is not that many, and I doubt the recently born litter of puppies were planned by the owners. Or maybe I'm just stranger than I thought.
2003-01-29 11:21:36 PM  

Well, if I see any, I'll be sure to let them know
2003-01-29 11:22:54 PM  
01-29-03 11:13:20 PM Mashuren

People should NEVER risk their lives for animals. Animal life is worth nothing

How much did you pay for your last hamburger?

Seriously, though, I thought there might be better troll material than your comment on this thread.
2003-01-29 11:24:50 PM  
No, you're wrong.
2003-01-29 11:26:58 PM  
Wow... interesting how stating a fact makes people perceive you as a troll.

Human life > Animal Life

There's no debate about it. That's simply the way the hierarchy works. I mean Hell, I like animals just as much as the next guy, but when it comes down to my life (or the life of any human) or an animal, I think the choice is obvious.
2003-01-29 11:27:05 PM  
I must admit that Mashuren has a point. Humans have a tendency to project emotions onto their lovable, friendly buddies. It's called anthropomorphization. Long word, simple meaning.

That said, I'd go into a building for my pups. I know they'd do the same for me...no BS.
2003-01-29 11:30:38 PM  
and im forced to post the picture again
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2003-01-29 11:31:50 PM  
I find human life every bit as worthless as animal life. And the Bush administration agrees!
2003-01-29 11:36:29 PM  

And with that kind of power behind you, you can't go wrong!

On an unrelated note, the 26th marked the anniversary of my first year at Fark. Gooooo Fark!
2003-01-29 11:39:25 PM  
Granted, I'd save mine and my loved one's asses first. But creatures dying because of some fark-up one of us humans caused...that's not right. Unless we intend to eat them or they are going to threaten our species, we should do what we can not to harm them, and save them from something we caused if the risk isn't too great.
2003-01-29 11:45:42 PM  
Boy 12, leaves stove on and burns trailer down...how long does it take mom to pay the electric anyway, he cooked a hamburger???
2003-01-29 11:48:12 PM  
Okay, Mashuren has a point.
But the wording irked me. "Worthless"...

*hugs his kitty*

Call me dumbass, but I'd dash in to rescue Squeaky.
2003-01-29 11:49:33 PM  
Bacicot: Ha! Thanks, that was the first thing that came into my mind when I read the headline.

Collywobbles: Have you ever considered suicide?
2003-01-30 12:05:50 AM  
Granted I wouldn't risk my life to save some inbred mutts, but I know my personal collection of animals is worth more than myself. (breeder of exotic animals)
2003-01-30 12:07:39 AM  
Hmm, I don't think I'd dash in to rescue Cscx, though.

Unless the bribe were sufficient.
2003-01-30 12:08:23 AM  
PommeDeSang - Eeeww! You breed with exotic animals?
2003-01-30 12:11:18 AM  

I agree with you that human life is worth more than animal life, but what you said before ("Animal life is worth nothing") is untrue. All life is valuable; some is just worth more than others.
2003-01-30 12:11:47 AM  
Are lap dancers considered exotic animals ?
2003-01-30 12:16:09 AM  
I have an exotic animal.

*grins at his Purple-headed Custard Chucker*

Yeah, I'd save that in a fire, too.
2003-01-30 12:21:57 AM  
01-30-03 12:16:09 AM HowlingFrog

That's some kind of horny-toad isn't it ? Do you have to feed it bugs ?
2003-01-30 12:25:43 AM  
I tried that, doesn't like bugs. :(
2003-01-30 12:26:17 AM  
Reactron - For some reason I found that comment to be highly entertaining.
2003-01-30 12:27:05 AM  

you're the king
2003-01-30 12:27:05 AM  
"Humans have a tendency to project emotions onto their lovable, friendly buddies."

That's because many animals DO have emotions.

I mena honestly. People think they're the only animals that are self aware. I say that's bullshiat.

I had a dog not too long ago, and she was very intelligent. Australian Sheepdog, one of the smartest breeds. Now there are some dogs which don't have anything going on upstairs, you can look on their eyes and see that, but you could see that my dog was thinking things through.

I suspect that who intelligent your dog gets partially depends on how you treat it. A lot of people just stick their dog out in the backyard. Dog's not gonna learn a whole lot sitting outside all day with nobody to interact with. But our dog was not only a smart breed but we kept her in the hosue almost all the time, and there was almost always someone at home for her to interact with. We also let her roam freely in the neighbohood with the neighbor's dogs.

Anyhow, whether or not she was as smart as an adult human doesn't matter. I think she had a "soul" whatever that quality is that people have. A 5 year old isn't very smart either, but we still value their lives, even more so than adults, ironically.

I know when I was around 3 years old I was thinking about stuff. I may not have been able to communicate it very well, but I would see my parents digging around in a box and think that they had christmas sugar cookies cause it had little christmas trees on the side. I could see many animals having that level of cognitiver ability to make guesses about things. Of course a dog may not be able to associate a symbol with something... but then again maybe it could. But it would have been smarter than me that day cause it would have known there was no food to be had cause it wouldn't have smelled any. :-)

Just cause a dog stops mentally developing around the mental development of a 3-5 year old doesn't mean it's life is worthless.

Of course would I risk my life to save a dog? I don't know. I don't even know if I'd risk my life to save a person. You'll never know for sure until the situation comes up.
2003-01-30 12:31:13 AM  
Boy saves eight puppies, two adult dogs, pair of gerbils and a bird named Lucky when his mobile home burns down.

Unfortunately, the mother, father and grandaddy were burned to a crisp.
2003-01-30 12:34:29 AM  
Mom was out paying the electrical bill when the fuse box blew up. Did the cheque bounce?

Oh, the irony
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