another idiot dog owner

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by horsejody, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    IDK..death by roo doesn't seem appropriate for an owner and a dog who were simply walking...
     
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  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    It is a chance you take when you mess with wild animals.

    Though OTOH, they were on their own property

    Though OTOH, how well trained was the dog to obey commands?

    Though OTOH, a lot of pet owners would try to save their pet.

    So, I don't know what to think on this one. [​IMG]
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:The dog took iff after the kangaroo. That sounds like he probably wasn't on a leash. A dog that can't be recalled shouldn't be off leash. The roo was defending himself.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm sure he was, but there is the thing that a dog will chase after something that looks fun. And the dog sounded as though he was next to the owner and then took off. If you were a dog and saw something jumping that looked fun...wouldn't you chase it?

    But, the dog should have been on a leash, BUT the owner was on his property...
     
  7. Quote:That's what I was thinking...
     
  8. HLAC

    HLAC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was on his own farm.
    I think it would be ridiculous to expect a farmer to keep his dog on a leash at all times on his own farm. For all we know it was the dog's job to chase kangaroos. The dog got into a bad situation and the owner went to save it. Can't fault him for that.
     
  9. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    Quote:The dog took iff after the kangaroo. That sounds like he probably wasn't on a leash. A dog that can't be recalled shouldn't be off leash. The roo was defending himself.

    IMHO.... Why should the man be required to have his dog on a leash if he was on his property? Doesn't sound irresponsible at all to me. He was enjoying a walk on his own land with his dog...


    Just sayin'....
     
  10. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    I'm kind of neutral on this. If he was on his own farm, I wonder what Kangaroo tastes like? [​IMG]
     

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