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Old 11-26-2012, 16:30   #7
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Originally Posted by Kingarthurhk View Post

Ironically, the only survivor was the dog. When people overly anthropomorphize animals into pseudo-humans, this sort of thing happens. No dog is worth the death of an entire family.
I heard this on the news, and was wondering what time Bren was going to start the thread.

I don't think your narration of what transpired is entirely accurate.

  • "Boy" is a 16 yr old.
  • He threw a stick in the ocean, the dog went to get it
  • The boy went to get the dog (1st bad idea)
  • The dad went to get the boy.
  • The boy emerged from the water, did not see his dad
  • Mom and boy went to find dad
  • All three perish
  • The dog (very naturally) is upwind a bit wondering where everyone is.
Very very tragic. When I was 12yrs old I MIGHT have gone in after my dog as well. We don't know the mindset of the boy, and/or his level of emotional development/maturity.
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