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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, 04:11 PM
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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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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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Old 07-22-2013, 04:16 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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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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We have a fire escape plan, but that means all we do is unlock the kennel(s), which is in our room, and the rest is up to the dog(s) to get out. Our main focus is our 3 boys. If hubby is working nights, then it would all fall to me.

My husband lost his grandma in a house fire when she couldn't make it out in time and the fire department, which is volunteer, couldn't get there in time. It's a tragic reminder of how little time you have to get out safely. The fact that I'd have to get children from each room means that I'm using lots of precious time. I cannot and will not choose my dog's life over that of my children or my own.
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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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Yes, without a second thought.
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