Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 49
  1. #1
    Pro
    Points: 74,596, Level: 84
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 254
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CarlHungus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,284
    Points
    74,596
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 249

    Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Pit bull saves New York woman from burning home - U.S. News

    How can this be true? I thought they were all viscous killers?


    "Some programs don't want to win. It's okay."
    -Poster on hawkeye lounge after the hiring of Hoiberg

  2. #2
    Hooper drives the boat, Chief
    Points: 600,022, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 53.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Mr Janny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    22,273
    Points
    600,022
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,271
    Given: 113

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Much the same way a lioness will "save" a freshly killed gazelle by moving it out of the path of a raging grass fire on the serengeti. This was less a rescue as it was an act of food preservation.


    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
    -Simon Belmont

    "Please bury me with all my stuff, because you know it's mine..."
    -Master Shake

    "Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood."
    -Lorem Ipsum

  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 28,780, Level: 52
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 970
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    isu_oak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    972
    Points
    28,780
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 5

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    Pit bull saves New York woman from burning home - U.S. News

    How can this be true? I thought they were all viscous killers?
    Analogous to a gun saving a life.



  4. #4
    Addict
    Points: 160,902, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUKyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    9,698
    Points
    160,902
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 256

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Now that it's done it's one good deed we should probably put it down. Only evil left now....



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 74,596, Level: 84
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 254
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CarlHungus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,284
    Points
    74,596
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 249

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    I'm not saying that it is the same as the dog pulling her out of a burning home, but the fact is that there was a fire in the house that the woman was unaware of and the dog alerted her by barking and probably saved her life in the process. I just thought it would be nice to put a positive story up about a Pit bull when so many people want to look at the negative ones


    "Some programs don't want to win. It's okay."
    -Poster on hawkeye lounge after the hiring of Hoiberg

  6. #6
    Legend
    Points: 273,168, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 69.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    14,691
    Points
    273,168
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 862
    Given: 176

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I'm not saying that it is the same as the dog pulling her out of a burning home, but the fact is that there was a fire in the house that the woman was unaware of and the dog alerted her by barking and probably saved her life in the process. I just thought it would be nice to put a positive story up about a Pit bull when so many people want to look at the negative ones
    The dog was just looking out for itself. If the dog could open the door,and walk out by itself, this chick would be dead.



  7. #7
    Starter
    Points: 28,780, Level: 52
    Level completed: 12%, Points required for next Level: 970
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    isu_oak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    972
    Points
    28,780
    Level
    52
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 5

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    I'm not saying that it is the same as the dog pulling her out of a burning home, but the fact is that there was a fire in the house that the woman was unaware of and the dog alerted her by barking and probably saved her life in the process. I just thought it would be nice to put a positive story up about a Pit bull when so many people want to look at the negative ones
    If you want a positive story about dogs, try reading "Trident K9 Warriors". A family friend wrote the book and it's currently 4th on a NYT Best Sellers list.

    http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-...tion/list.html


    Last edited by isu_oak; 05-05-2013 at 02:46 PM.

  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 74,596, Level: 84
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 254
    Overall activity: 31.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CarlHungus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,284
    Points
    74,596
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 249

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Quote Originally Posted by isu_oak View Post
    If you want a positive story about dogs, try reading "Trident K9 Warriors". A family friend wrote the book.
    That looks like an interesting book. I may buy it; thanks for the recommendation


    "Some programs don't want to win. It's okay."
    -Poster on hawkeye lounge after the hiring of Hoiberg

  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 76,045, Level: 85
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 505
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    shagcarpetjesus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,652
    Points
    76,045
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 106
    Given: 40

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    Pit bull saves New York woman from burning home - U.S. News

    How can this be true? I thought they were all viscous killers?
    Viscous killers are the worst. I prefer my killers nice and runny.



  10. #10
    Legend
    Points: 179,855, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Aclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Des Moines, Ia.
    Posts
    12,817
    Points
    179,855
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 161
    Given: 607

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Well, of course, pit bulls, rottweilers and the like are all nice and friendly--to their own families.




    Paul Rhoads' players never quit.
    (They just disappear offseason)


  11. #11
    Starter
    Points: 17,010, Level: 39
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 240
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    966
    Points
    17,010
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 155
    Given: 145

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Wait, the dog alerted her that the house was on fire, but she left it in the burning house?



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 17,958, Level: 40
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 92
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,325
    Points
    17,958
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 1

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    They are all vicious killers. I think that's indisputable, if you know anything about the breed. They were bred to fight. That's the only reason the breed exists, because some morons decided fighting dogs would be a good thing. You go ahead thinking your pitbull is a family pet until it mauls someone. It's not quite inevitable, but it's damned close. There are pitbulls who lived their whole lives without ever mauling someone, but there are also some slot machines that never paid off before they broke.

    You can make any argument you want, but the fact is that most people who own a pitbull do it for one of 2 or 3 reasons: To protect a drug house, to look gangster, even though they may not be, or for personal protection, even though they may not even need that much protection unless they are doing something illegal. Face it, if you wanted a cuddly family pet, you wouldn't be looking at a pitbull. If that's what you wanted in a dog, you would have to be a moron to get a pitbull.



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 479,712, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 53.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    jdoggivjc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Sterling Heights, MI
    Posts
    32,124
    Points
    479,712
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 722
    Given: 484

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    The dog probably started the fire in the first place, hoping to kill the owner. Then realized s/he couldn't get out by him/herself.


    Chuck Lidell: I paint my toenails with pink and black polish. Problem is, I get more paint on my toes and on the carpet than on my nails. Any advice?
    Maria Sharapova: Don't you beat up other guys for a living? I don't know how to answer this.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 73,914, Level: 84
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 936
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second ClassVeteran
    NATEizKING's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Hilton
    Posts
    6,730
    Points
    73,914
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 203
    Given: 263

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    lies.



  15. #15
    Rookie
    Points: 13,262, Level: 34
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 88
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Posts
    562
    Points
    13,262
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8
    Given: 0

    Re: Woman says her Pit bull saved her life

    Quote Originally Posted by Bipolarcy View Post
    They are all vicious killers. I think that's indisputable, if you know anything about the breed. They were bred to fight. That's the only reason the breed exists, because some morons decided fighting dogs would be a good thing. You go ahead thinking your pitbull is a family pet until it mauls someone. It's not quite inevitable, but it's damned close. There are pitbulls who lived their whole lives without ever mauling someone, but there are also some slot machines that never paid off before they broke.

    You can make any argument you want, but the fact is that most people who own a pitbull do it for one of 2 or 3 reasons: To protect a drug house, to look gangster, even though they may not be, or for personal protection, even though they may not even need that much protection unless they are doing something illegal. Face it, if you wanted a cuddly family pet, you wouldn't be looking at a pitbull. If that's what you wanted in a dog, you would have to be a moron to get a pitbull.
    This is just too much stupid for one post. I know literally dozens of people who adopted rescued pit bulls or pit mixes as family dogs. Every single one is an amazing family dog. I really really really dislike ignorant attitudes like yours.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM