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    A man has died hours after being attacked by a dog, thought to be his own, in east London.

    What surprised me is that as it's on my 'patch' the injuries must have been awful as the ambulance crew bypassed the hospital 800 yards away to take the person to a trauma centre four miles away.

    I mean, it's something that we do for people who have been flung through a car windscreen or have fallen a couple of floors - not for dog attacks...
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    so, it was a 'Rottweiler-type dog' suggesting some sort of cross breed between Rottweiler and Alien?

    and when i read the dog was caught and destroyed it made me think of what they probably do to luggage they're suspicious of at airports, which is blow them up...

    which in turn reminded me of this:



    funny how the brain makes links ;)
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    we've got a couple of chavscum in our area who sometimes like to pose with their pitbullscum on the street and then rile them up to try and fight each other.
    they have them on their leash but I always wisely walk on the other side of the road when I spot them.

    cunts.
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    When I go to a 'dog bite' call I often wonder what the person has done to annoy the dog. I'm always suspicious of people who vehemently deny doing anything to the dog and that they were 'just sitting watching telly'.

    Fuck it - I'm a cynical bastard who laughed like a drain the first time that Dr House said 'Patients always lie', because I recognised the truth in that statement.

    When I read that story I realised that I'd probably be bitten as well, as I happily go into houses with 'vicious' dogs without police backup. Normally because the 'life-threatening bleeding' is a bit of a nip.

    Makes me think I might rethink that strategy.

    (Our Control normally makes sure that the dog isn't on the scene before we get there - but sometimes that gets lost in the Chinese whispers between the person making the call and myself).
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    The Dog is the Natural Enemy of the Human.

    LEARN.
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      CommentAuthorTrotsky
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Warren, I agree about the dogs, (been bitten badly on the face not once, but twice as a small mailable child)
    but how do you feel about lizards?

    also,
    @ Reynolds, patients 'always lie' because often they can't remember everything.
    Generally, when one is getting bitten, one is not thinking of what happened to "provoke" the attack.
    Just trying to figure out what to do to make it stop is enough to mull over.
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      CommentAuthorkristinag
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008 edited
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    When I go to a 'dog bite' call I often wonder what the person has done to annoy the dog. I'm always suspicious of people who vehemently deny doing anything to the dog and that they were 'just sitting watching telly'.


    As an owner of a "pittbullish" like dog (it's actually a very sweet, loveable Staffordshire Bull Terrier, but people can't seem to understand the difference) I always wonder that too. You'd either have to treat your dog pretty bad, or just leave it locked up in a yard alone without going for walks, playing with it or teaching it tricks and manners for it to go nuts and vicious. The reason people lie when their dog attacks is because they don't want to admit they screwed up, and don't want to be charged with an actual crime. "No officer, it wasn't my fault at all, the dog is clearly nuts!"

    I recently read a survey/list thing of recorded dog bites and the top three were: 1, rotweiler-mixes (the kind usually bred to fight) 2, German shephers, 3, Pomeranians. Followed by labradors, spaniels and retrievers. Pure-bred pitbulls and bull terriers were nowhere near the top 10 biters.

    People should not get animals they know nothing about, kind of like how you're not supposed to drive without a license...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    In the UK the figures for some of those breeds are much lower because it's illegal to own them...

    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/ACTS/acts1991/Ukpga_19910065_en_1.htm
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    (it's actually a very sweet, loveable Staffordshire Bull Terrier, but people can't seem to understand the difference)

    The difference being, of course, that Staffordshire Bull Terriers attack at the first sign of weakness in the Human.

    (Also, they eat children's faces.)
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Every time a dog attacks a human, a news story is made.

    Every time a human mistreats a dog, well, that's just daily life apparently.
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    Every time a human mistreats a dog

    THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS IS PRESERVED
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      CommentAuthorZ
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Ha!
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I'm also crazy enough to have never heard of the food chain:

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      CommentAuthorkristinag
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I've been bitten three times by Pomeranians. Once by a small pack of them. They went right for my pants leg like some little pack of pirhanas. The little old lady who owned the pack said: Oh, you must smell like dog. The police laughed when I called.

    You may all laugh as well.

    I'm just waiting for that lady to be found gobbled up by her Pomeranians, just like that scene in Superman:Returns. Hah.
    • CommentAuthoreggzoomin
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008 edited
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    I'm a cat person. Having seen this thread, I am a SMUG cat person.

    Edit: I worked for Royal Mail in their sick absence admin team for six years; this is an industry for whom "dog bite" is a serious cause of industrial injury. Apparently the biggest canine bastards of them all are Jack Russells, presumably because anyone who owns a Rotty or similar generally at least has the decency to tie the fucker out of reach of the postman.
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    Heh.
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    I love how here in Rio de Janeiro, there's always an idiot wandering around with his Pit Bull without a collar, but fucking Yorkshires are always on one.

    My grandmother had a female dog, I don't remember which race, it was a white ball of fur... and from when I was six to nine years old, the most terrorizing ball of fur in existence. I was just sitting on family dinner one day, I finished dinner, went to seat on the couch, when out of nowhere the fucking dog just leaps at me and bites my thigh (I was wearing jeans, luckily) for no reason at all. From that day on, I always feel like replying people who tell me "it won't bother you if you don't annoy it" with a punch in the nose.

    Really, if I have a pet, it will be a cat. At least they're undeniably cute.

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    @warrenellis

    Found this while searching :



    Name is oddly disturbing though. ;)
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      CommentAuthorkristinag
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
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    The snuggly ball of bull terrier has plenty of kisses for even the most hardened dog haters.

    He loves you all and will give you wet slobbery kisses.

    Bring anticeptics. :D
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeJan 30th 2008
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