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Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:02 pm

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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby Metroid » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:38 pm

Yeah that's super lame. :-t

I think it was already posted in the "News of the weird/funny/pointless" thread though.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:30 pm

Little blame to go around on this one:

The dog was not microchipped or licensed with the county, shelter officials said.

Also, the shelter's response has been nothing if not appropriate given the circumstances. They seem genuinely upset by it.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:40 pm

That's definitely sad for the family and unfortunate that a dog that wasn't supposed to be put down was euthanized, but the owners have to assume at least as much responsibility as the shelter. I know I'm the resident animal hater, so I'm sure whatever I say on this will be taken with a grain of salt, but if you have your dog somewhere unsecure that it can escape from and you don't have it tagged, that's on you.

Also, can we stop anthropomorphizing dogs? This dog wasn't acting "heroically" by alerting when a stranger came onto the base, it was acting like a dog.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:46 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Also, can we stop anthropomorphizing dogs? This dog wasn't acting "heroically" by alerting when a stranger came onto the base, it was acting like a dog.

Someone needs a lesson in how awesome dogs are compared to every other animal on this planet.

Except maybe dolphins.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby Art Vandelay » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:27 pm

Meh.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:42 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Also, can we stop anthropomorphizing dogs? This dog wasn't acting "heroically" by alerting when a stranger came onto the base, it was acting like a dog.


Agreed.

While dogs can be useful, the average dog is pretty useless. Yes, they're good for companionship but people can't project human feelings onto dogs or any other animal for that matter. As if a dog taking a whizz on my shoes is a sign that it likes me.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:23 pm

You normally like it when people pee on your shoe? :-? :-? :-?
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:32 pm

StlSluggers wrote:You normally like it when people pee on your shoe? :-? :-? :-?


No, but I'm sure the average dog owner thinks their dog pissing on my shoes is a good sign it likes me.
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Re: Heroic Dog Mistakenly Put Down

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:19 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:You normally like it when people pee on your shoe? :-? :-? :-?


No, but I'm sure the average dog owner thinks their dog pissing on my shoes is a good sign it likes me.

I don't know anyone who would think that.
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