By Sid - 10/04/2011 00:58 - United States
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Most people despise toy breed dogs but the chihuahua's owner is probably heartbroken her dog has been killed. Especially since it was violently mauled to death. I have a small lap dog (papillin/chihuahua mix) and a bigger dog (australian cattle dog). Both are very loved. I never liked little dogs much till I got mine. She has a crazy personality.
for all you people saying "good, it's just a rat." or "they're annoying." that was someones pet, somebody loved that dog. I bet a lot of you have dogs too, so how would you like that? and about the neighbor being irresponsible and letting it run free, I have a chihuahua who crawls under out neighbors fence all the time, while she's on a leash. so it's not always their fault. sorry for the rant. I just love my chihuahua.
I have to agree with the not killing the chihuahua side even tho I hate that breed of dog above all else. by the way 78 you may think your smart and winning a pointless argument but there is a difference the dog was someone's pet it was an animal it didn't deserve to die. that Is my opinion you have yours to argue againsts someone's opinion is like try to argue with a wall. also my opinion is your a tool try to change that.
Liv, did you completely miss the point or do you just have no argument against it? By saying that a chihuahua doesn't deserve to die because it's a living creature, you imply that no living creature deserves to die, right? But an insect is a living creature, so if you HAVE killed a living creature, doesn't that make you just as bad as the OP by YOUR OWN STANDARDS?? Damn hypocrite! It's ridiculous that I even have to explain this to you. I'm not saying that I agree or disagree with what you're trying to say, but your argument is really stupid.
I guess you can't rely on school anymore, huh? Haha. Anyway, I might have gotten my facts wrong, but you DID mention that the study said SOME insects experience pain and I was told that normal houseflies don't.. so I'm not completely wrong? How much of this is truly accurate? I don't know. Yet, I'm having hard time believing you knew all of that, google is a powerful tool. However, no need to overreact. There's a place in this world for people like you, although we ARE running out of space. It's rude to go around calling people names and putting words in their mouth (must've heard that one before). Never said you were uneducated. Undereducated, maybe. Lazy during class, happens to the best of us. Nonetheless, insects and dogs are not, will never be and have never been comparable. Thanks #136 ;) I'm flattered
Quite a few of you seem to be missing the point that the little rat dog was in OP's yard, without permission. Not saying that the rat deserved it, just saying that it's not the OP or OP's dog's fault that OP's dog defended it's turf from an intruder. I feel bad for the rat's owner, not for the rat.
Who said anything about applying one statement as a universal one? By your logic (presuming you have killed an insect) you would kill the dog given the chance, because hey, what's the difference right? I get the feeling your head is too far up your arse to understand this, but it's worth a shot.
it's not heartless just irresponsible of the owner for letting their little pesty rat like dog out of their yard. I think the op should've checked to see what their dog was barking at before op let her out but who knows maybe they did that. either way the neighbors irresponsible and owned the most annoying breed.
Because I'm not a scientist on fencing trends? Dreams don't make it a reality. Having a white picket fence is/was a stereotypical dream. I've seen maybe one such case. Maybe it's different where you live, but most people don't have their front yards fenced in. Unless you're the op who can confirm this, I'm not wrong, and you're not wrong. I'm looking at it from another perspective and that seems to be more probable.
cldean, you need an argument in the first place to strengthen it. I can't help that you use a desire as evidence for existence as well as being completely unable to pick up on me being facetious in my first sentence. You call me an idiot because I point out the possibility and likelihood that a front yard isn't fenced in and perhaps the owner's dog let his dog run loose? Fuck, I didn't know this was such a controversial statement I made. I'd hate to see how derisive you are when it comes to issues. Also, don't be angry with me because I received my degree. :)
I have a hedge round my round yard and a gate but some people have drive ways as their front yard so we don't know whether there was actually grass or anything separating the next door neighbours cos some places share the same front patch but it's just split so each house gets a patch of garden. OP was irresponsible and so was the next door neighbours, but I don't know who will get the blame in court if it's taken that far.
Chihuahuas don't really look like squirrels. Giant demon rats, on the other hand...