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Dog owners
« on: January 01, 2016, 09:26:42 pm »
For those of you with dogs as pets; remember, they can kill their owners.


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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2016, 09:52:49 pm »
I was wondering in what way you imagine those with dogs as pets might change their behaviour as a result of your warning.

About 4 people per year are killed by dogs in England and Wales, which is around the same number who are killed by bees and wasps. Around five times as many drown in their bath, 15 times as many die falling off ladders and 150 times as many falling down the stairs.

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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2016, 09:56:51 pm »


I think the most likely cause of death from our dear old pooch would be some sort of unusual infection from his foul breath.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2016, 10:34:02 pm »
I was wondering in what way you imagine those with dogs as pets might change their behaviour as a result of your warning.

About 4 people per year are killed by dogs in England and Wales, which is around the same number who are killed by bees and wasps. Around five times as many drown in their bath, 15 times as many die falling off ladders and 150 times as many falling down the stairs.

Dogs have killed more people in the UK last year than terrorists.

Just remember that.

Re: Dog owners
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2016, 08:21:41 am »
About 4 people per year are killed by dogs in England and Wales, which is around the same number who are killed by bees and wasps. Around five times as many drown in their bath, 15 times as many die falling off ladders and 150 times as many falling down the stairs.

And what about people killed by dangerous drivers motor cars ? (Yes, I know, it's never the driver's fault...)

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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2016, 08:50:22 am »
^^^it were the dog.

I'd guess that deaths from infected cat scratches would be more frequent.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2016, 10:29:35 am »
Wow, is that legal?  ;D
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2016, 11:18:17 am »
For those of you with dogs as pets; remember, they can kill their owners.



My understanding is that in this case the dog actually belonged to his gf, though the report I read did not say how long they'd been together (and, therefore, how long the dog had known the unfortunate deceased).

It's thought he had an epileptic fit. If so the dog may have been terrified and 'fight or flight' intervened. It's also been said that the dog was well behaved about 6 months ago but his character changed. That leads me to think that the dog may have tried to become the alpha male and this led to the dog taking his opportunity when he saw it.

IMO a pit-bull is the wrong type of dog for anyone except the most skilled/knowledgeable handlers, let alone an epileptic. It's also easy to wonder how the dog was treated when its character changed.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2016, 11:20:03 am »
My cat would kill people if he was big enough.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2016, 11:22:35 am »


I think the most likely cause of death from our dear old pooch would be some sort of unusual infection from his foul breath.

Is he eating that shelf? ;D
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2016, 11:58:57 am »
My cat would kill people if he was big enough.

Yebbut then he'd be a lion, and male lions leave most of that killin' Stuffs to the lady lions ;D
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2016, 12:10:05 pm »
It has been said that all cats spend their lives trying to figure out how to kill their staff. Fortunately they're not big enough.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2016, 12:28:11 pm »
My cat would kill people if he was big enough.

Yebbut then he'd be a lion, and male lions leave most of that killin' Stuffs to the lady lions ;D
I think he'd be a tiger or a panther.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2016, 12:53:50 pm »
It has been said that all cats spend their lives trying to figure out how to kill their staff. Fortunately they're not big enough.

They spend at least some of their lives behind the sofa.  Drilling.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2016, 10:08:49 am »
Dogs kill more people worldwide than wolves, lions and flying champagne corks combined.

No, of course I haven't checked, but I bet it's true anyway!
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2016, 12:05:28 pm »
How many lions are killed by American dentists opening champagne?
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2016, 03:22:46 pm »
^^^it were the dog.

I'd guess that deaths from infected cat scratches would be more frequent.

Cat BITES cause a considerable amount of pain and time off work but I don't know the stats

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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2016, 03:23:29 pm »
How many lions are killed by American dentists opening champagne?

Can you get semi-automatic champagne bottles with telescopic sights?
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2016, 04:30:26 pm »
How many lions are killed by American dentists opening champagne?

Can you get semi-automatic champagne bottles with telescopic sights?

I think there's a liquor and gun store in Dallas that specialises in such things.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2016, 06:40:21 pm »
Missed the club NYD run to go for a walk with my wife.  Got bitten at the back of my knee by a bull terrier while on a public footpath. My wife thinks it didn't like my big Tilley hat.  "She has never done that before"  said the apologetic owner. 

After a couple of restless nights trying not to drip wound fluids on to the bed I finally got it dressed at the Minor Injuries Unit today and am assured I will make a full recovery if the nuclear antibiotics don't kill me first. Had to miss the local New Year's Concert too. 

And I'm a dog lover.  Generally.

Re: Dog owners
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2016, 06:44:39 pm »
Missed the club NYD run to go for a walk with my wife.  Got bitten at the back of my knee by a bull terrier while on a public footpath. My wife thinks it didn't like my big Tilley hat.  "She has never done that before"  said the apologetic owner. 

After a couple of restless nights trying not to drip wound fluids on to the bed I finally got it dressed at the Minor Injuries Unit today and am assured I will make a full recovery if the nuclear antibiotics don't kill me first. Had to miss the local New Year's Concert too. 

And I'm a dog lover.  Generally.
Bet you love that bull terrier now!

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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2016, 12:28:43 pm »
My cat would kill people if he was big enough.

My cat would kill people if they were small enough.
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Re: Dog owners
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2016, 12:52:44 pm »
It has been said that all cats spend their lives trying to figure out how to kill their staff. Fortunately they're not big enough.

... and can't open cans.

Actually, it is rocket science.