This was such a nice story....
Until the TV station tried to keep the story alive one more day...
The TV anchor, Kyle Dyer, is in the hospital. The incident happened this morning in Denver.
I'm sorry the news anchor was bitten, and I hope that no one demands the euthanasia of the dog. This is a great reminder to ALWAYS be cautious around new dogs. Humans usually miss the nonverbal cues from dogs that indicate all is not OK with the animal.
Apparently, common sense intelligence is not a prerequisite for being a tv talking head.
Looks like the anchor made a couple mistakes-- looking the dog in the eye and moving in close to its face. The way it was being held by the firefighters, the dog had only one way to respond to what it interpreted as aggression. Hard to tell if the woman had time to back off, assuming she recognized what the dog's expression meant.
TV news people love to show video of other people's misfortunes. But when one of their own is involved? The Wall of Silence goes up.
The "bite shot" video has been removed...
Argentine mastiffs or Dogo Argentinos are banned in the UK and several countries. Incredibly irresponsible way to handle that kind of dog in particular.
John Paul II - Thanks for the interesting and pertinent additional info on that doggie.
"Apparently, common sense intelligence is not a prerequisite for being a tv talking head.
Posted by Jim Shapiro | February 8, 2012 12:35 PM "
I don't know of any people who would willingly put their heads in a lions mouth. Apparently, she was unaware that the laws of nature apply to those with fame and fortune, too.
You know, sometimes people do stupid things. That doesn't mean they're stupid people.
One of these days we should have a discussion on why we react to the woes of other people the way we do and what it says about us.
"You know, sometimes people do stupid things. That doesn't mean they're stupid people.
One of these days we should have a discussion on why we react to the woes of other people the way we do and what it says about us."
Why are you calling that woman stupid, Bob?
Are you referring to the people who respond to other's woes who say things like, "Serves em' right?" Or are you referring to people who stand by and watch while others suffer and do nothing to help them?
I agree. That would be a good discussion.
Since we're on the subject, or at least I am, you should write about people and their odd behaviors around dogs, the amounts of money they will spend on them and the lengths they go to please them. Yes, it is just dogs, because I never see cat people behave so strangely with their cats.
For example, I worked in a public place where two of my co workers were female and in their late twenties early thirties and over-the-top, dog people. Everyday we were subject to their dog stories. One day, actually, on many occasions their friends would stop in with their dogs. (Again this is a public showroom.) This particular day a friend had a smaller dog. I'll admit it was a cute little thing,
the gushery and leaning obsene behavior exhibited by my peer and the little pup as she held it close up and giggled and cooed as it nipped at her ears and licked her neck, (the showroom guys were focused in on their special moment at this point too)...so, yah why do women have to get up front and up close to dogs? or is it all just a show?
I'll bite. (get it?)
Because dogs are better than people and if people were more like dogs, people wouldn't gush over them. They'd gush over people.
Ever step on a dog by mistake? They act like it was THEIR fault. You have to love that in a dog. Then they come and apologize for your stupidity.
"Because dogs are better than people and if people were more like dogs, people wouldn't gush over them. They'd gush over people."
On the contrary, Bob,
I know some people with flowers in their eyes : ) and I gush over these people.
Stephanie - "the gushery and leaning obscene behavior".
This brings to mind the women who will allow a dog to kiss them open mouthed. ( I don't recall ever having witnessed a male doing this, which is not to say that it doesn't occur.)
Sure, they say a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's,
But I've seen dogs do some things that most humans can only dream of.
(Why do I think that this one's gonna get deleted? And rightfully so :-)
it was HER fault I am sorry she got bit but it was her fault she should not have gotten in the dogs face like that anyone with commen sense would not have. Knows123 is correct the dog's body language should have told her to back off and she didn't. even if her was on a leash she would have still gotten bitten sticking her face in his like that. she should have asked the owner if it would be okay to try kiss teh dog now she wants the poor thing killed because of her stupid ass the ower should SUE her for her stupiditidy.