By Anonymous - 30/04/2014 05:17 - United States - Muncy
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guess you're having tongue for dinner
Issues? Seems like down-right dumb fuck..
I cook with a oven all the time. There's a strong wave of heat so string you can't get close. The dog should of felt the heat coming off the oven. Every animal has a natural fear of fire, especially animals with flammable fur like dogs. It should of been conscious if it was smart.
Sounds hot, if you're into that type of stuff.
What I want to know is why the hell the "hot oven door" was able to be licked.. If he just walked over while you were still using it, then I feel more sorry for the dog that you left the hot oven open.. =/
Except it kinda is. She should've finished what she was doing instead of pausing to argue. Even if OP didn't pause, it's not that hard to push the dog back with your legs, get food out of the oven, and respond to someone. She should have been paying attention. My family does it everyday with my dog and cats.
Thanks #114. You have a fair point there. Still, things like this make you learn very quickly how vigilant you must be when you first get a pet of any kind. Similar to when dealing with little kids, can't let them out of your sight, or mischief will undoubtedly happen..
#25 My cat likes to be in the kitchen when I cook. Even when I make a roast or fish or something she obviously likes the smell of and wants to eat, she has never even gotten close to the oven when it was hot. Most animals are smart enough to know when something is hot and to stay away from it. That said, sorry about your poor puppy OP, hope he's going to be ok. And don't let your husband toss him out just because he's not very smart!
I agree, #119. You never know what habits a new pet has, and sometimes even pets you've had for awhile can surprise you. Our dogs aren't allowed in the kitchen partially for their own safety, and to keep dog hair out of the food. The OP probably didn't expect it, but shouldn't have let the dog get so close to the oven. Hopefully the poor dog's tongue isn't too badly burnt and OP learns from this experience. I honestly hope she was able to keep the dog. All this dog needs is some training, and in this case, lots of patience.
just because a dog isn't super smart doesn't mean you should give him away. as long as he's not tearing up the house I don't see an issue with having a stupid dog.
My dog ran through the screen door three times and we kept him. He's stupid at some stuff, but he's the best cuddler I know and I wouldn't give him away even if he was too dumb to bark. I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I see pets as a permanent thing. Not something you can just give away whenever you feel like it EDIT: I misread. I didn't realize it was a new dog, not one they have had for awhile. Move along :)
Never said that dogs weren't important, just stating that the comparison makes no sense. its like comparing apples to oranges. And to the ones who say that dogs are more important, I bet you would cry more and have more emotion if your mom or some other family member died as compared to a dog dying.
Even if they just did adopt the dog, it's a terrible thing to give him away. So what if the dog isn't particularly bright. Is he fun? Does he play? Is he affectionate? Does he bark at intruders? My mom and stepdad took in a cat who was brain damaged (he'd been found in a dumpster) and kept that cat the rest of his life.
50 - not always true ... Whether you see it or not, every animal has a darker side to them (humans tap into that side a lot more obviously, but still). I've seen dogs turn on the most loving, faithful owners, run away even on the most compassionate people, etc. I'm not saying this to justify treating animals cruelly, it makes me sick (and being a dog lover in particular, makes my blood boil), but it's important to keep in mind that ALL life should be respected. Humans are not more important than dogs, but neither are dogs more important than humans. Just my two cents ...
My dog runs into tables, chases imaginary birds, and can't figure out how his own tongue works, and he's still more self-sufficient than most of the people I know. Find out what your dog's mannerisms and habits are, and you should have no problem keeping him out of trouble. And if your husband thinks that life is so disposable, he probably shouldn't reproduce....
I feel everybody is missing the point. regardless of how YOU feel (I, for one, don't believe lack of intelligence is grounds for abandonment), it's up to the owner. besides, wouldn't you rather the "dumb" dog go to a loving home than stay with questionable, half-hearted owner(s)?
When you take on the responsibility of taking in a pet, you take on the responsibility of loving & caring for that pet for the rest of its life. I have had many pets & I've never just gotten rid of them because they were dumb or an inconvenience. I just had to put down my oldest dog (due to cancer, she was 17) & I was in the room with both my parents, holding her until the very end. When I make a commitment to adopt a pet, I make a commitment to be there until the end. All dogs are hard work (I have three). My newest dog (12 years old) wasn't even meant for us. A family friend said that they couldn't keep him & would have to brink him to the pound, but we took him in & now spend a lot of money taking care of his medical needs (arthritis & allergies). That is what a true pet owner is, is being there until the end. Personally, there are veryyyyy veryyyyy few valid excuses as to why someone gives up their pets
Your husband is wrong. You're supposed to treat pets like family, regardless of their intelligence level. Wanting to get rid of him for that is just messed up.
While I mostly agree, some people don't value dogs as much as people (especially their own family and children) and so consider the difference between their children and dogs quite large. I love my dogs to death and consider them my fur family, but I have to admit, my people family is just a little more important to me (but I hope I would never be in a position where I would have to choose my family over my dogs.)
Yes we should force all those terrible people to keep their special needs pets they don't know how to handle and can't afford to buy extra care for! Obviously they should be forced to support a special needs pet they would feel overwhelmed with & don't have the training to handle. [End sarcasm]