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Tara the Cat Saves the Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by shegirl, May 15, 2014.

  1. shegirl

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    That is one Badass Pussy.

    There have been several news stories as of late with family pets saving the day. There was one earlier this week where the guys dog realized the guy was having seizures, dug the guys phone out of his pocket and repeatedly stomped on the screen until 911 finally got curious enough to send help after thinking it was a prank call/er. Yes, I know the dog was a trained service dog but still, it's pretty incredible. He has no thumbs afterall!

    FOCUS: What heroic things have you seen? Was it something you would have done if in the same position? Why, or why not?
     
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    I suppose if I was a female cat Im not sure if I would have chased the dog away. It really depends, would I be spayed or not? If I wasnt spayed I imagine Id be too distracted with whoring around the neighborhood like a strumpet. Id probably be into the strays since theyd be so much more attractive then the fat, male domesticated house cats (a.k.a. the neck-beards of the feline world). Id also be obsessed with cleanliness and grooming my own fur. The maintenance would dominate a lot of my not sleeping-eating-shitting in the litterbox time. Who would have time to chase away a dog?
     
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    My question is: what fucking asshole owns a dog whose first instinct is to stalk and maul a tiny child playing in their yard? How small is your dick to have a pet you trained act that way?
     
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    I saw this video yesterday and I had one question. When the lady gets up, is she leaving her kid? At first I thought she was leaving him there and thought who does that? After rewatching, maybe she was going after the dog? It disturbed to think she'd leave the boy there.

    I was rather impressed when our dog barked at strangers coming to the house. She's all show and then wants to play with them, but they don't know that unless they still keep coming.

    My first instinct would have been to grab the kid and run in the house. Not sure why she didn't do that. You don't take the time to check the injury while the dog is still on the loose.

    I really want to switch those last two paragraphs but I'm on my phone and it's too hard. Sort of. Fine, I don't feel like it.
     
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    Here's the original video posted by the cat owner.


    He responds:
     
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    I could be wrong about this, but I watch that video and I don't see a dog attacking. No stiff tail, no hackles raised. It looks to me like the dog is trying to play, not attack. It's still a poorly trained dog, but I don't see the aggression.
     
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    Even if he was just playing, he was still dangerous. He had a hold of the kid for 2 seconds and still managed to poke holes deep enough for stitches.
     
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    In a neighborhood where you need multiple surveillance cameras on your house I guess it's par for the course.
     
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    This dog was not playing. I've never seen a dog initiate play by grabbing on and shaking side to side. They may well do that after initiating play, but this was a dog that was attacking and trying to injure. I love dogs, and wouldn't want to see this one put down, but clearly there's a problem here.
     
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    Yeah I did not see any "play" in that dogs actions. Ive never seen a dog B line it straight to something like that and start shaking and have the dog be playing. I wouldn't have every guessed a cat would kamikaze in to a situation like that either.

    I don't know if this dog was supposed to be a guard dog that got out of the owner's possession or just shitty owners raising a terrible animal but I never would get a dog for serious protection. My great uncle used to breed guarding German Shepards and the fuckers were mean at all times to anyone not their owner. One, I just don't think dogs should be vicious towards humans at all (just my opinion on the canine human relationship), two, you are just setting yourself up for an innocent attack sort of like this one. I was only 10 or so when my uncle had his dogs but I was afraid to go near them as they'd not let you pet them, just growled and barked. I never tried my luck. Having guard dogs attack a little kid since they don't know the kids not a threat is just retarded, I never got why my uncle, a lawyer, would chance it. Then again people can be very devoted to dog breeds as he was.
     
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    Pitbulls in particular have been given the shit end of the stick because of asshole owners. Pitbulls are very smart, sweet and energetic however incredibly loyal and determined.. Not to mention made of iron. And these owners use that loyalty to make them hate everything but them, because I guess tough guys need fighting breeds guarding them to prove their toughness. They abuse them, feed them raw meat with gunpowder to harden their stomachs and make them mean. It's sick.

    Pitbulls are GREAT breeds and if you give them the same love and attention as you would any breed they are perfectly friendly and docile. Not to mention easy to train.
     
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    In my old neighborhood, people would walk their pitbulls around on steel chains instead of leashes and stare down everyone in their paths. Its so fucking ghetto. They even have their ears docked as if they are bred for fighting. And then my current neighbors have a pit that is the sweetest most lovable dog there is. When you pet her, she always turns and wiggles her butt at you.
     
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    I'm a big believer in "no bad dog, only bad owners"... But, dogs can be just plain nuts just like people. Frankly, I think chihuahuas and other small dogs are far more likely to go nuts and bite than bigger dogs... It's just that big dogs can do a lot more damage.
     
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    Fucking gangster cat. Cats are like old gritty cowboys. They spend their time ignoring you and polishing their weapons, and you think they're useless and no good to anyone anymore, and then some punk comes to fuck you up and BAM, Cat deadshots him straight in the face.

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    My dog saved me once. I was antsy that night, and needed to get out of the house, so I took him on a walk around 10pm. Being distracted took our walk into downtown, where one of the city fairs was just finishing up. As we walked I hadn't realized that we had left the safety of the crowd and were now on a street that was completely deserted. I heard footsteps behind me, but my city has never been a bastion of crime, so I didn't want to overreact. But it didn't feel right. Then I heard voices. Two men were following me, and though I could only catch snippets of their conversation when they raised their voices, it was quite clear they were talking about me in what can only be described as an unsavory way. I didn't think my dog was going to be much of a deterrent if I got in any trouble. My friends had tried jokingly to see if he'd protect me, so they would put me in headlocks and such, and my dog would just try to sit on me to help them out. I tried to figure out a better plan of getting to safety, but by now I was passing a deserted park on one side, an empty parking lot on the other, and there were no lit signs anywhere to give me hope of finding a sanctuary anywhere near.

    Their footsteps were getting closer. And then I heard a sound that made my heart stop, because it was the sound of one guy saying, "Okay, go now," and the other guy running up on me. I completely froze. But my dog didn't. From his chest came the most guttural snarl I'd ever heard him make, and he ripped the leash from my hand as he jumped from walking in front of me to standing, splay-legged and hackles raised, between me and the men. Instead of running up on a small girl, they were now facing down a 70lb black mutt that was making noises you only hear in Hell. I turned then, and saw two big guys, one laying on his ass after falling back in surprise, the other backing slowly away muttering, "Dude how did you not notice the dog?" The guy on his ass, cleverly, said to me, "Oh, I didn't know you had a dog." I was dumbfounded. All I could muster up was, "He's trained to attack." The two kind of nodded, then the guy on his ass stood up slowly, thought for a minute what to do next, and settled on running in the other direction with his friend who was already a few feet away.

    My dog instantly settled down and turned around and sniffed me all over. I gave him a huge hug, basically ran all the way home and gave him enough belly rubs to last the rest of his life.
     
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    That cat is the fucking shit. Catnip, yarn, and scratching posts for life.

    That is all.
     
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    Please see The Pet Thread for exhibit B of adorable wiggly pit bull. We meant to get a lab mix, but it's pretty hard to turn town a soft lovey bundle of dog that literally crawls into your lap.
     
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    Cats are amazing. You cat haters need to live closely with a few before you judge. They are warm, kind and loyal. They DO have higher standards. It's not blind loyalty. I've had 2-6 cats at any time in my life for 36 yrs. I couldn't imagine life without my furballs loving me. They greet me at the door, just like a dog, but without the enthusiasm.
     
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    I have unfortunately lived with a few cats over my life. Living with them changed my feelings about them from mild distaste to active loathing.

    I still love you Bee. I just can't stand cats.
     
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    I think we're breaking up.