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Old 03-24-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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Neph...would you fling yourself in front of an oncoming train and save your dog's life by giving up your own? If you can say that, and maybe you can, you can truly say that your dog is like your child.

I'm not trying to discount the love you have for your dog, just saying that some things are instinctive, such as a parent not hesitating to give up their life for their child if necessary.

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You make this sound like some type of badge of honor that your proud of ....freezing in town is nothing to be proud of.....its just plain stupid.
It happens in the lower 48 as well.

 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Perhaps....but even those nascar idiots that race in a circle for 500 miles embrace new rule changes, ideas and technology that can save lives and make their "sport" safer ?
what part of HISTORICAL did you miss???? what in toilet bowl racing is historical that saved peoples lives...???
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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yes I do and you are not a "true" animal lover if you do not understand the bond.

Please, any other animal lovers on here who have children, tell me there is no difference between losing your pet and losing your child.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hey, I'm an animal lover to the the core and agree with what you wrote- I was devastated when Alaska Air lost my cat. But to compare that to losing a child? That is utterly ridiculous. You must not have children.

And Jersey Boy is a joke. Literally. This has all got to be tongue-in-cheek, right? Right? No one is this stupid. Right?
I like animals also and have a dog I adopted from a shelter but resorting to name calling like "stupid" only demonstrates that you either have nothing relevant to say or you lack adequate vocabulary to articulate a relevant point or fact.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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To some people, including myself, a dog, or any other animal, is just like a child and just as important. I do not have children, and never will, but my dogs are my children and as important as any other living being. If on of my dogs is bad, I smack them on the ass, just like I would with a child, and NO it is not cruel to give them a good smack, child or dog.

It is very sad that dogs are lost at times in the race, but 99.99% of the time the owner did everything in his/her power to save or protect the dog from harm.

Which is exactly why you are delusional about children and animals being of the same caliber. Have a kid, then get back to me.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Please, any other animal lovers on here who have children, tell me there is no difference between losing your pet and losing your child.

Can't say I'd pass the fling test myself...that's what it comes down to. It's easy to say that you love your dog as much as a parent loves a child but when it comes to flinging yourself in front of a train to save Fido, I honestly don't think that very many people would really do that.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Something went wrong somewhere that those dogs died, but I highly doubt it was done on purpose. I do recall when the race started that there was talk about Nome having some more-than-usual bad weather. It may be hard for you to imagine being from the city, how vast the open can be, especially with snow, wind, blowing snow.

I would bet this incident was an accident, unlike how many bulls are blatantly tortured and killed in the sport of bullfighting, I believe that sport is barbaric when you want to speak of stupid human behavior. How many dogs are lost in illegal dog fights, how many roosters in **** fights, all these are knowing the outcome. If a horse goes down in a horserace, what happens? Is the jockey sued, the owner, the people at the track? I think that would be an accident
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Sometimes it's not a choice but rather a reality of living in the North.

Just because someone doesn't live an urban lifestyle does not mean they are "backward".
Agreed.....but you have to admit that "freezing in town" and then defending it as a way of life certainly sounds backward ?
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Please, any other animal lovers on here who have children, tell me there is no difference between losing your pet and losing your child.
again...duhhh....that is the difference between "you" people and us true animal lovers and yes...myself, and lots of other people I know would in fact put their lives in jeopardy for their animal, just as they would for their child. that is the difference between you and us. you will never "get" it.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Neph...would you fling yourself in front of an oncoming train and save your dog's life by giving up your own? If you can say that, and maybe you can, you can truly say that your dog is like your child.

I'm not trying to discount the love you have for your dog, just saying that some things are instinctive, such as a parent not hesitating to give up their life for their child if necessary.
Yes I would Met, without any hesitation. They are my children. That's why I said some people. I know that a lot, if not most, would not do that. It's just the way I am. I have much more respect for animals then I do for people, just always have.

I can also completely understand why someone wouldn't do it for a dog, but would for a child. It's the way they are.
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