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Thursday, December 17, 2009

People are idiots

You've gotta read this!

Vt. court eyes value of love of man's best friend

"The Scheeles are particularly devoted pet owners. They feed their dogs human food, brush the dogs' teeth and dress them in raincoats when it's wet outside."

So these people were on a visit and they turned their dog loose. The dog was in the neighbor's yard. The elderly neighbor took a  shot at it with a pellet gun. Instead of hitting the dog's rear end he hit it in the chest and severed an artery. The dog died on the way to the vet.
Now they are suing the old plugger for loss of companionship and emotional distress.

Mrs. Scheele has quit her job as a "meeting planner" and devoted her time to advocating for animal welfare. She also has adopted several abused dogs.

Unfortunately this has not left time for much needed counseling. I feel bad for the old dude that shot the stupid dog. This is what happens when you admit you were at fault. This is way the idea of Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up has become so popular in recent years. As a dog owner I understand the need to keep your dog at home. I admit this is hard to do and I understand that he may infact get shot some day. I will feel bad, angry, hurt, and probably want revenge as well. Those are all natural emotions. In the end I will have to say. "He shouldn't been crapping in the neighbor's yard."

2 comments:

  1. It's a sad situation all around, but the owners should have been more thoughtful, and the old man should have been more careful. However, people that would sue an old man over a situation for which they are partly to blame can't have any morals.

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  2. I think the owners are somewhat out of touch with reality. To the point of obsession or insanity. Old guy shouldn't have shot the dog. He did do the right thing and plead guilty. I think he got into more trouble than he should have but he did kill the dog.
    I think dressing animals as humans and treating them as humans is a form of animal mistreatment. Animals should be respected for what they are and what they do. They need to know their position in the pack and they feel more comfortable when they have a job.
    My opinion...

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