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Your dog is drowning and so is a stranger.........

Discussion in 'Dog Debates' started by deezuhl, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. bringbackup

    bringbackup Big Dog

    asked my bf the op's question and before i could even finish the question, no hesitation...

    "But why?"
    "Because I don't know the stranger and I love my dog."

  2. HatterKat

    HatterKat Puppy

    Depends on the person. A child- yes. I probably would because a child can't quantify the meaning of suicide. well, jury is out on that. But an older child/preteen or older, probably not. I wouldn't want any lawsuits to fall on me. Of course there is the Good Samaritan laws or acts that are in place http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Samaritan_law but still.
  3. DangerZone

    DangerZone Little Dog

    Here's where I'll be the oddball apparently. I love my dog but this is the biggest fact that goes into this she can be replaced. No dog lives forever, in our lifetimes we own many and watch them die of age or other reasons. I can live with the death of my dog, I couldn't live with knowing I had let someone die for that dog.
    We replace animals all the time, you can't replace someones family member. No amount of money or apologies would make me forgive a person who allowed my parents, siblings, or future husband to die just to save one dog. No amount of dogs could fill the gap in my life that losing one of them would leave. Stranger or not everyone has family. Call me the bad girl if you want but I'm sorry, I'd save the person.

    I did not read all the comments before this only to the second page.
  4. Skullzz

    Skullzz Puppy

    My dog of course...the more people I meet the more I love my dog!
  5. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Good Dog

    Danger zone I'm with you. I would save the human being with no questions asked. I can live with my dog passing away in order for me to save a human life. I couldn't live with saving my dog and watching a human die, knowing I could of saved them.

    jeez this worlds a messed up place
  6. phillysmom

    phillysmom Good Dog

    If it were a child, I am going to say I'd save the child. Otherwise, without a doubt, I'd save my dog. I'd do so with a clear conscience.
  7. trapper

    trapper Little Dog

    Well, my dogs have saved my life both directly and indirectly, and a stranger most likely wouldn't do the same, so my answer is any of my dogs without a doubt. The only human whose life I would put in front of the dogs would be my husband. Sure, sounds heartless, but my dogs have done way more for me than any stranger ever has. Just my personal answer ha :sonn_u11:
  8. Good_OL_Boy

    Good_OL_Boy Good Dog

    It's hard to make the call unless you were actually in the situation, sure it's easy to SAY you'd save your dog, but there's no telling how you'd react without actually being faced with it. Hell some people would just freeze up and save neither.

    Even though my dogs are like my kids and I love them more than pretty much anything, I'd still have to save the person. Unless I just saw that stranger beating his wife or cussing out his kids, I wouldn't have a clear conscience if I let them drown and knew there was something I could do about it.
  9. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    the person...we are talking about HUMAN LIFE
  10. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    meh, life is cheap. There are 7 billion of us, you know.

    Id rather save the thing I have an emotional connection with. ie my dog
  11. RawPitbulls

    RawPitbulls Banned

    Absolutely my dog!
  12. JJeanae

    JJeanae Good Dog

    Sorry. I'm gonna have to agree with Lee. No dog is worth an innocent humans life.

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  13. Lee D

    Lee D Good Dog

    no need to apologize for being one of the ones who see how silly it is to say "my dog"....i cant even imagine swimming back to shore with my dog (who i love dearly) while a human being is being left behind to die. i GUARANTEE anyone who did something like that would be haunted for the rest their life. imagine attending the funeral of the person who you left behind, and explaining your choice to his/her family members.

    this is what is wrong with society today, human life means nothing to so many
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  14. JJeanae

    JJeanae Good Dog

    I wasn't actually apologizing. It was a sarcastic sorry lol.

    Yea I couldn't do it. As much as I live my dogs I couldn't live with myself if I chose a dog over human life.

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  15. DancesWithCurs

    DancesWithCurs Good Dog

    Stranger. I couldn't look anyone's parents or kids in the eye and tell them that I thought my dog was more important and the person who can is a monster. Nuff said
  16. Cosmic Charlie

    Cosmic Charlie Good Dog

    I'm with LeeD and have stated it multiple times through this thread. I am utterly shocked that so many members said their dog. That's pathetic and shows what kind of humans most people are.... It truly makes me sick. If any of you think you could live with yourselves, after saving your dog and watching someone else drown to death are kidding yourselves..... unless you guys are completely heartless.... This is coming from someone who saved someone from drowning.
  17. Pulverizer

    Pulverizer Puppy

    I love my dog and I'd feel bad for letting a person die, but that's probably what would happen. Now, being a mom, if the victim was a child, it's a different story. If one of my kids was drowning and a person that had an opportunity to save them, but instead saved their dog, I'd be furious. Sounds hypocritical, I know. It is.
  18. im saving the stranger no ?

    if my dog cant swim he/she is going to drown. a humans life is way more important . with my dogs im sure they will still be swimming after i save the other person and then i will get the dog.
  19. marriss770

    marriss770 Good Dog

    There is already an entire thread dealing with this...but if I had to choose between a human life and my dog. I would help the human. Most often humans drowning are because they panic, dogs don't have that issue. I can't swim well, so it would be a moot point anyway
  20. ShellysBK

    ShellysBK Little Dog

    I would save the human..but if it ever really happened..we all gonna drown..I cant swim!

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