October 20, 2017
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Comments for: Mercer woman rushed to hospital after falling through ice trying to save dog

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  • Anonymous

    Lucky, glad she is ok.

  • Kim Mathews

    Sad for the dog but glad the woman is okay

  • Anonymous

    Glad she is ok! I don’t think “DAMN dog” was necessary though. Poor dog..

    • Anonymous

      Poor dog?

      It’s a dog!

      A damn dog!

      It ain’t human!

      YOU DON’T DIE TRYING TO SAVE A DAMN DOG!!!!!

      Sometimes you need to use a little common sense.

      • Anonymous

        “The more I know of humans, the better I like my dog.” Mark Twain

        • Anonymous

          His real quote was lost in translation, it was:
          The more I know of dogs, the less I like their human owners.

      • I agree with you 100% but sadly some people think a dogs life is more important than a humans.

  • This is the stuff from which they make movies: The wonderful little hero child who is run over while trying to save a dog in the middle of the road.

    Many mature drivers made this decision long ago: If a dog jumps out into the road, am I going to hit a pole or run over the animal?

    The humble Farmer

    • I’m going to run over the animal each and every time. A Moose is the only animal I might try to avoid. No animal is worth my life.

  • Anonymous

    For her it wasn’t a damn dog. Her dog was a member of her family and that is what we animal lovers do. Yes, we go a bit extreme but that is part of our nature.

    • My daughter has a dog, she loves it very much but you know what. That dog is going to die within the next 10 years. She can then get another and that dog will also die within 10 to 20 years. She can then get another and so on.

      My daughter cannot be replaced and I would be very upset with her if she ever took such drastic action to save her dog. A human life is never worth a pets life, ever. Think about the people that truly love you before you risk your life over a pet that can be replaced with ease.

      • Anonymous

        Not at all I’m sure anticipating the outcome, this gal did what she felt she had to do to save her pet, a dog that she apparently had great affection for. Too bad it ended the way it did, but she knows she gave it her best shot. I’m not saying it was a smart thing to do, just a very human thing to do.

  • The dog should have been on a leash.

  • Anonymous

    “The dog died …died , died …the dog died”
    So sad to lose a small breed dog at this time of year.

    • Anonymous

      It’s still a dog!!
      A woman almost died trying to save the damn thing!

  • Noes Thanksse

    Hello all – this is ‘the damn dog’ guy

    I don’t feel I really need to defend my comments any more than I would
    need to sugar coat them to make it more acceptable or easier to
    understand for everyone.

    I will say this was taken after the fact – back at my ‘real job’ by telephone.

    If you take them the wrong way – it’s not really something I can change nor do I feel it is my job to do so.

    I do, however, respect your opinions here as you’re entitled to them.

    I also completely respect and understand the honor/heroics in the actions of the woman going after her dog yesterday.

    Whilethey, in the end, put multiple lives at risk – there’s is some honor in
    what she attempted. It pains me that the results were not as anticipated. She is lucky to be alive.

    You can, in hindsight, offer many scenarios that would have prevented the incident entirely. The fact is it happened and it unfortunately happens often with varying results.

    The loss of a companion in which you have responsibility over is no doubt a very emotional thing to deal with. She acted out of love for this animal, again, completely understandable.

    Be careful folks. Take care of yourselves. Think twice – wait for help. No matter how hard it is to hold yourself back.

    Every situation is different – in this case.. being so far off shore. Just a terrible terrible place to be.

    I hope she recovers as swiftly as possible.

    Edit: It’s slightly upsetting they neglected to mention she was asked to get off the ice multiple times before she went in. So sad.

  • Chill Raptor

    The quote is not dismissive of the dog’s life – it’s just a statement of fact, coming from someone who helped save her life. There is going to be some emotion there. Instead of criticizing over word choice why not acknowledge that these people did save the woman’s life and are even saying that they will respond to calls regarding animal lives too? It’s just common sense, albeit tragic sense. Unfortunate for everyone involved.

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