Right? It's really bizarre. "You must not have pets" give me a fuckin break. They must not have kids, is more like it.
Well, your story is terribly sad and you certainly did the right thing. You probably wouldn't have been able to save him and it would have costed you a small fortune.And if he died?
Just think about the ramifications regarding his family, for a moment.
When I was a tween/teenager, we had a black cat. I loved him. His name was Tengel, named from a fjord nearby.
He liked to tease foxes. One day, a fox got a solid hit on him. He came home, but avoided people like the plague. We knew by that sign that he was vitally wounded.
We weren’t, and aren’t , made out of money, so we ended him with a shotgun.
I cried. I haven’t lost close family yet, but I seldom cry when relatives go away.
Tengel was family. I was heartbroken.
I still see this case as an irresponsible one.
I would maybe go into a burning house for my mother or sister.
I wouldn’t want to cause sorrow on them for risking my life for a pet.
That is my line. Judge from that what you will.
Seriously. They're proving his point re crazy pet owners. I admire the guy for saving his dog, but it's not wrong to point out that it was a potentially foolish decision considering he has children. I don't care what some of you nuts think, but your family > your dog. (And before anyone says it, the human members of your family. Christ.)
We think alike, friend. And so does he who you quoted; he just worded it poorly.Well, your story is terribly sad and you certainly did the right thing. You probably wouldn't have been able to save him and it would have costed you a small fortune.
Personally, I consider my pets as family members and I value their company more than a lot of people (who sadly tend to be a source of disappointment and frustration). With that said, I'm not saying that I'd risk my life for them in any situation... but I'd take -some- risk, that I'm sure of.
To be clear my previous message was a reaction to the seemingly dismissive attitude of the poster I was quoting... the simple presence of an animal can be replaced, but that specific relationship is lost forever. The people I've heard saying these things usually never actually owned a pet (and would probably be fine with just owning an Aibo or a Furby).
Agreed. I love my cats but there's no way I would pull this. I wouldn't put them about the life of another human either.Honestly this was extremely reckless. He could have put himself in a position that would have then required the emergency crews to put themselves in danger trying to rescue his ass if he didn't get out in time. Let the rescue crews do their job.
Edit: Also agree with the above post. Steeped in a Sea of Games has a level head about this. Some of y'all have really wack priorities if you'd gamble potentially dying and leaving your spouse and children to clean up the mess to save an animal. I have a Pitbull and I love her to death but I also wouldn't put her above any of my actual family. This shit isn't a movie its real life. Don't be stupid and make decisions that needlessly put yourself in harms way ESPECIALLY when there are equipped professionals that could have done this in a much safer way. People like to romanticise this kind of stuff but its also the kind of rash split second decision that can alter lives forever. Think before you act.
I understand that for a person having no connections. But what about if you were the wife/husband/other?
Same boat no kids, (except I have cats instead of dogs) and I share the same sentiment.
And also this. He knew exactly where to go and what to do. It's not like he was searching the whole house while it was being engulfed in flames.
house fires can be incredibly unpredictable, where pathways you made into the house wont exist a second later, all while oxygen is in short supplyAnd also this. He knew exactly where to go and what to do. It's not like he was searching the whole house while it was being engulfed in flames.
He did the right thing in my mind, and I'd do the same to save my loved one. Pets are just as much of my family as people are.
I'm aware. And yet I'd still do it. Call me crazy or stupid but that's how much my animals mean to me. I don't doubt for a second many people would think the man in the op is insane for risking it all, I'm just glad he made the successful rescue.
What you see as a feel good thread, to me, is just another sad reminder of people's fucked up priorities in the modern age. I work every day with kids who have lost their parents and see the devastation it causes to themselves and everyone around them. It's ridiculous and I really think it has to do with people further isolating themselves and prescribing human emotions on creatures that are literally incapable of them.
I'm glad the dog is safe, but fuck I'd be pissed if he got himself killed doing that.
You're right.Just for the record, I expected the response I'm getting because I see this sort of craziness in almost every animal thread here. I see people who would literally let someone else burn and save the dog first and feel justified. I'll leave this be, but people should put credence on their family and I sincerely hope that anyone who has children thinks long and hard about the future ramifications on said children before doing stupid things.
I truly believe there is literally nothing more important than someone caring for their own children and nothing takes priority over that. I literally go to work every day to try and put the pieces back together from families who don't do that. I really think most of you underestimate the damage that can be done there. Take care of your kids so people like me locked residential settings don't have to.
You may be a shit poster, and joy for many o us, your point here is poignant.
If the man in this story was alone, your point would stand true.
How would you feel if your little sister yearned for her father?
And that question goes to you, too.
Yeah, France, Wasn't sure but it really seems so, pretty cool, But honestly it seems it's pretty much the same in any country.
Putting the well-being and future happiness of your very young children and wife, and the safety of those firefighters and the pain it would cause their families if they were to lose them to the wayside for an animal, that while very valuable, and yes important, is indeed what I would call an unhealthy attachment. I realize a lot of people think it's totally normal to put the well-being of an animal over that of their fellow human being, but I'd argue that that's completely ass backwards and extremely problematic.
So with that kind of fire the FF generally do a defensive attack on the building since from the looks of it, it is easily 50% engulfed in flames. There is no point in putting FFs in danger for a building that is that engulfed if they do not know others are in there.