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Old 07-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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I'm sure this topic has been brought up before, but my husband and I just had a conversation about a friend of his who died trying to save her dog from a house fire a few years back, and it got me thinking about it. While it differs in opinion, personally I admire her bravery, and wish that if something like that happened, I'd have the guts to do the same thing, though weather or not I actually would, I can't say.

So, the question is, if your dogs were in a life or death situation like that, would you risk your life to save them?
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:03 PM
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Yes. And afterward people would talk about how stupid I was to put my own life at risk. But I would do it and more than likely at that moment in time I wouldn't even be thinking "this is putting my life at risk."

I was trying to catch a loose dog once, and it spotted a guy on a bicycle and ran out into traffic after it. It wasn't my dog therefore I could sit there and go "I'm not crossing the busy highway to try and chase after this dog. It is not safe for me and if I chase him he might actually try and run FROM me therefore putting him in even greater danger."
Were it, say, Payton chasing the guy on the bicycle? I expect I would have reacted before having time to think "This is a terrible idea and I should not do this thing because I might get run over trying to catch him."
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:07 PM
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No. But that has only changed since I have a child, I love my dogs, but I love him more and him not having me isnt an option.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:12 PM
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Honestly, I don't know. I wouldn't willingly put my life at risk, but I don't think I could sit back and watch...

My other half is a funeral director and all the dead he has dealt with rescuing dogs tend to needlessly lose their lives as the dogs always survive anyway!!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:13 PM
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Wanted to add an extremely sad factor to this story. The story goes that this girl essentially came home from work to the fire, and saw her dog freaking out from the second floor window, apparently trapped, and that's what made her run in.

I think if I came home to a scene like that, it would be enough to make me brave a situation like that as well, if I didn't pass out from sheer panic and anxiety first.
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No. But that has only changed since I have a child, I love my dogs, but I love him more and him not having me isnt an option.
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Wanted to add an extremely sad factor to this story. The story goes that this girl essentially came home from work to the fire, and saw her dog freaking out from the second floor window, apparently trapped, and that's what made her run in.

I think if I came home to a scene like that, it would be enough to make me brave a situation like that as well, if I didn't pass out from sheer panic and anxiety first.
then I dont know....adrenaline and all that jazz. Definitely don't know what I would do
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:27 PM
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Wanted to add an extremely sad factor to this story. The story goes that this girl essentially came home from work to the fire, and saw her dog freaking out from the second floor window, apparently trapped, and that's what made her run in.

I think if I came home to a scene like that, it would be enough to make me brave a situation like that as well, if I didn't pass out from sheer panic and anxiety first.
This is my biggest fear of having the dogs kenneled when we are not home. We have never had to worry about upstairs or basements since we have always resided in trailers. If we ever moved into a house I think I would have the kennels close to the front door, or in the garage so we could easily get to them.

If a fire starts when we are home Gage is the only one locked up, but he is only in the front porch so easy to get him out. I would mostly be worried about the cats.
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Absolutely. I do not have nor plan on having children, at the moment have no significant other and don't really care for my family. I'd die for my best friends and put my life on the line for them, my significant other, and dog - in equal order.
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No. But that has only changed since I have a child, I love my dogs, but I love him more and him not having me isnt an option.
This.

I would do some stupid, risky stuff to save my dogs... and put myself in harm's way. But my son needs me much more than I need my dogs. I know they'd die for me though well maybe not Fozzie. He's all about self preservation.
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I would not actively seek an exchange of life but I would risk my life to save them. I do not have children relying on me though, which would alter my risky behavior.
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