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    Default Dog Rescued from McAfee's Knob

    As Radar O'Reilly would say, "Dogs are people, too!" And, just like people, they occasionally need some emergency help.

    http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-resc...,2781814.story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southerner View Post
    "Dogs are people, too!"
    No they are not people they are dogs. People can turn around and go back to the car.

    If the owner had turned around after he lost the water for the dog, there would have been no rescue needed.

    It was selfish to keep hiking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WingedMonkey View Post
    No they are not people they are dogs. People can turn around and go back to the car.

    If the owner had turned around after he lost the water for the dog, there would have been no rescue needed.

    It was selfish to keep hiking.
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    When my dog hikes with me it becomes her hike, I'm just along to keep her from walking off trail

    I'm glad everything turned out well for them in the end...
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    Yea, people have to remember, the dog is there because of you. The dogs come before the owners. The water was a idiot move.

    Other times I see hikers that have dogs with 10 pound packs.....idiots. while my dog loves his pack and it keeps him safe from hurting himself against trees and thorns and Sharp rocks......he only carries around 4 pounds total, including the pack.

    I carry all his food, except for that days worth.

    Anyways, glad the dog is okay, the owner should have been given a good beating for being an idiot.

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    This hiker does not deserve his dog!! He didn't have to hike. Once the water was spilled, he should have turned back. It was obvious that he drank what water he needed. So MORON HIKER, if you are reading this: Because your dog has now had heat stroke, he will ALWAYS be predisposed to having heat stroke in the future. Check with your vet if you do not believe me. So please. Show your dog you really care and leave him at home in the future. You may kill him on your next hike.

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    That's sad.. glad the dog is OK.

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    So If I understand correctly.. the hiker had one bottle of water.. spilled it.. and then kept hiking with his dog in an area where there is just no water? How insane is that. And yes.. Dogs are Dogs NOT people. How selfish/stupid can a hiker get??

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    Well, I am just delighted that the pooch was treated as a human would be with rescue available. I would like to believe that the same response would have occurred anywhere along the trail. Big smile.
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    The hiker should be charged for the cost of the rescue.
    The dog should find a new owner, someone with some common sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    The hiker should be charged for the cost of the rescue.
    The dog should find a new owner, someone with some common sense.
    My thoughts exactly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don H View Post
    The hiker should be charged for the cost of the rescue.
    The dog should find a new owner, someone with some common sense.
    I will second (or third) that! Nothing ticks me off more than someone who abuses their pets. And this WAS abuse.

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    I only hike near water when it's warm outside to keep my black lab wet for his comfort, It's a small price to pay for such great company.

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