Dog guards owner's body

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  1. Gempress

    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    A man committed suicide in a national park. His GSD, Cash, refused to leave him and guarded his body for up to six weeks before it was found by searchers.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26164669/

    What a good dog. :(
     
  2. mom2dogs

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    :(

    Sad situation..
     
  3. SisMorphine

    SisMorphine Your Mom

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    What a good dog, and what a horribly sad situation :( I hope that poor little boy is okay . . .
     
  4. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    So, so sad !!! What a selfish man to have his family go through this !
     
  5. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    Oh how heartbreaking :(
     
  6. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    :( what a good dog.
     
  7. mwood322

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    Why would you bring the dog with you to commit suicide?

    --mia
     
  8. borzoimom

    borzoimom Couch Pototoe City

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    Very touching story.
     
  9. Lilavati

    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    Maybe he wasn't planning it when he left?
     
  10. zeller

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    thats what im posting here in bc canada this will happen to dog breeders .
     
  11. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    What the hell?
     
  12. wcladymacbeth

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    Maybe he didn't bring the dog. Maybe the dog went looking for him, and when he found him, wouldn't leave. Poor dog.
     
  13. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    My thought exactly. You wonder, was it really suicide?

    Guess I've just been watching too many murder shows. lol

    Poor dog, but what a great dog he is.
     
  14. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    My question as well. Suicide isn't a spur of the moment action.
     
  15. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Again, what the hell?
     
  16. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    CD, do you really want to know? ;)
     
  17. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I really really do. Like, I really really want to know what was going through their head when they posted that.
     
  18. Kayota

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    I don't think it was suicide. Suicide is NOT a random decision. I have a friend who is suicidal... and I know he's put the gun down at least twice after giving it thought. NOT an easy decision AT ALL. There would be signs... not necessarily a note, but things like giving away prized possessions, maybe just signs of depression. SOMETHING.
     
  19. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    I am sorry! What?
    As a person who suffers from depression I actually take offense to that. If you have never gone through it you should never judge those who do! :mad:
     
  20. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    bubbatd I have to agree with puppydog, thats out of line.

    I havn't suffered from severe depression, I hope i never have to because I know what it does to people.

    To think of the suicidal as selfish is an awful thing to do, I have never understood that point of view. Maybe its because I've been exposed to that side of things my entire life, I always wonder why before I pass judgment.


    Back on topic, my mum knew a man, he was a bit of an alcoholic and suffered a sad death. He was walking up a steep hill to the pub, tripped backwards, hit his head and never woke up. His dog guarded his body for several hours.
     

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