My Dog Was Attacked

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrappler View Post
    I suspect the Great Dane and Rottweiler were enjoying some freedom on the trail and were in "pack" mode. They were roaming free and any animal/person not in the pack will be treated differently than one of its pack mates.
    And when a pack of wild animals confront you, you have to find the leader of the pack and kill him.
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    ^ This is a good point. That brings me to a question. I am ignorant of laws concerning the defense of a pet.

    My son actually had a hunting knife with him. He was not able to get it out at the time because he was trying to push the Great Dane away. But had this gone on, and he saw it better to let go and pull out his knife, is it legal to kill the aggressor in protection of your own pet? What ramifications would have ensued had he injured or killed the Great Dane?

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    We all have a right to defend ourselves (and our pets) for that matter.

    Remember, much better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    And when a pack of wild animals confront you, you have to find the leader of the pack and kill him.
    "Woman murdered in public park by former police officer, story at 11."


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    "Woman murdered in public park by former police officer, story at 11."

    Deuce, did you just call a woman a wild animal?

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    That makes me mad, and the same sort of situation happened to me and my pup a couple years ago. For a while, I was carrying one of my hunting knives with me on walks just in case it happened again.

    I’d rather kill your dog than have to take mine to get stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I hear you.

    I would guess in at least 95% of cases the "Service/Emotional Support Dog Designation" is some type of fraud.

    And what about the rest of us that go out and spend our hard earned dollars doing something nice only to have to tolerate all the pets that have no business at most of these places.
    People are far more an annoyance than pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    People are far more an annoyance than pets.
    Based on sheer numbers, of course.

    People that are over the top about their pets are one of the most annoying groups of people there are. Right up there with vegans and craft beer snobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Based on sheer numbers, of course.

    People that are over the top about their pets are one of the most annoying groups of people there are. Right up there with vegans and craft beer snobs.
    Define “over the top.” Just curious if I fit in that category or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    Define “over the top.” Just curious if I fit in that category or not.
    Their lives revolve around their pets (beyond the normal caring for your pet). And most annoying, equating animals with people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Their lives revolve around their pets (beyond the normal caring for your pet). And most annoying, equating animals with people.
    See, I still don’t know if I fit or not. I have to care for my pet, so I try not to make plans that keep me gone for more than 12 hours. If I have to, then I arrange for a friend to go take care of her. Does that mean my life revolves around my dog? I guess so.

    I’m not sure about equating with people. I’m not sure that I know what that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    See, I still don’t know if I fit or not. I have to care for my pet, so I try not to make plans that keep me gone for more than 12 hours. If I have to, then I arrange for a friend to go take care of her. Does that mean my life revolves around my dog? I guess so.

    I’m not sure about equating with people. I’m not sure that I know what that means.
    For example, I know people who literally won’t go anywhere, except work, without their dog. They won’t put them in kennels for weekend trips, won’t be away from them for four hours, much less twelve.

    As for equating them to people, some cherish an animals life as much as a humans. I think that is beyond absurd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    For example, I know people who literally won’t go anywhere, except work, without their dog. They won’t put them in kennels for weekend trips, won’t be away from them for four hours, much less twelve.

    As for equating them to people, some cherish an animals life as much as a humans. I think that is beyond absurd.
    First paragraph isn’t me. Second paragraph is. #teambeyondabsurd

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Based on sheer numbers, of course.

    People that are over the top about their pets are one of the most annoying groups of people there are. Right up there with vegans, craft beer snobs, and Getslow.
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    First paragraph isn’t me. Second paragraph is. #teambeyondabsurd
    I totally agree.

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