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Guy Leaves Dog On Mt Bierstadt


Mike Dudley · · Vegas · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 155

I love my dog to death. When Pipin goes climbing he is a part of the climbing party and we never leave a fellow climber behind, regardless of species.

I've gone as far as dropping gear and putting the dog in my pack to get him out in the past. Blows my mind that someone could leave their dog behind. I would be up there risking open bivys trying to find him. Speechless.

Mike Dudley · · Vegas · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 155

Wow I'm over half way through the posts on 14ers. If any of the rescuers are ever in Vegas please PM me, the next few rounds are on me. Awesome effort. So happy to see this end well for Missy.

NC Rock Climber · · The Oven, AKA Phoenix · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 60

The original thread (the one that I think you are reading) is now locked. There is another thread on 14ers with updates. In that one, someone claiming to know Anthony posts up to defend him and says that "He loved this Dog almost as much as his Child." So, i guess he would have left his child to die on a mountain too. Amazingly pitiful how some folks just don't get it! Again, good on the rescuers and I hope Anthony NEVER gets the dog!

Mike Dudley · · Vegas · Joined Nov 2008 · Points: 155

Wow I just finished reading the full 46 pages on 14ers. Again awesome job done by the volunteers. I really hope that huge legal action is taken again this man and he never gets his dog back.

Reading all the posts from the owner's family and friends, they all miss the point. People understand that you may have to abandon a pet to save a human, however after he saved the teenager he did nothing. If I ever had to leave my dog to save a person you bet your ass I would be right back on the trail with food water and shelter the second everyone else was safe. Brakes my hart thinking about my dog in that situation.

Cant wait to get home and squeeze my mutt. Again big respect to the rescuers, real classy individuals.

Dankasaurus · · Lyons, CO · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 85
Mike Dudley wrote:Wow I just finished reading the full 46 pages on 14ers.
5 hours later...

Wow your dog is probably a faster reader than you. That's probably not surprising to you.

Did those 46 pages work you into a frothy frenzy?

Mike Dudley wrote: I really hope that huge legal action is taken again this man
Looks like they did..

Yeah, let's get this guy! Lawyers! Cops! Courtrooms! Throw away the key.

Mike Dudley wrote: If I ever had to leave my dog to save a person you bet your ass I would be right back on the trail with food water and shelter the second everyone else was safe.
And if there was a war, you'd be on the front lines.

Mike Dudley wrote: Again awesome job done by the volunteers... Again big respect to the rescuers, real classy individuals.
Classy like you big fella.
s.price · · the deck of Rover · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 1,346

At the very least the guy should be forced to endure 8 days in the same spot with no food, water or shelter. No way he should get the dog back. Worthless shithead.

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905

Lets set up a MP event and invite the SH and give him a blanket party.
youtube.com/watch?v=TCNqKrX…

Buff Johnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2005 · Points: 1,145

I'd rethink that post, or have an admin pull it.

--> cool.

This is being handled in an official capacity. Let's let cooler heads prevail here. The dog is fine.

Superclimber · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 1,435
All Killer No Filler wrote:I'm boycotting both 14ers and Korean food, that'll show 'em!
Jesus Christ Dude, Lol.
Bang Nhan · · Charlottesville, VA · Joined Dec 2010 · Points: 35

Great, now even ABC news covers it too gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blo…

NC Rock Climber · · The Oven, AKA Phoenix · Joined Dec 2009 · Points: 60

Douche is being charged.

denverpost.com/breakingnews…

rging · · Salt Lake City, Ut · Joined Jul 2011 · Points: 210

What a great partner. Wonder how many humans he has left for dead?

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425

"trying" not to be too judgemental (very hard), I can't think of a job that would cause me to bail on my dog. What boss wouldn't understand??

If I did have to leave, I'd be back up there the next day with anyone I could get to build a litter, bring a tent or you name it. I don't care if I had to put him over my shoulder.

There's no way I could go to work knowing I left a best friend behind.

Jeff Chrisler · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 145

when you see a talus field or especially loose, small scree, you should ask yourself, should i continue with my dog? the answer should be yes only if you have protective booties and are sure your dog will physically be fine. it's hard to say how many choice words i've let fly at idiots who deem it a small matter that their dog's pads are bleeding profusely amongst the rocks.

this guy should lose his dog as it is clear to me he can barely take care of himself.

Elijah Flenner · · Fort Collins, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 820

My dog once followed me up loose talus after I thought she had turned around with my wife and parents. I was shocked to see her at the top of the mountain (3rd class). She cut her paws and was not enjoying herself anymore. I threw her on my shoulder and walked about a mile down the mountain with her like that. I found a longer but easier descent. It took about a week for my legs to recover, but worth it. I just wish I had waited longer to make sure she really had turned around, and felt bad for her until her paws healed.

Mainly I am happy that the dog is going to be all right.

Scott McMahon · · Boulder, CO · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 1,425
JLP wrote:I'm with Killis - I love pets as much as the next guy, but this animal would be on someone's dinner table in another country. The thing I find more disturbing is that this guy has a kid, who witnessed all this, who likely gets treated like the dog on a daily basis. I think the strong reaction over this particular incident is based more on everyone's own little abandonments they've experienced in their own lives. In this context, some of the reactions seem to say more than probably intended.
I dunno about that..I probably like animals more than most people, and often I'm sure the feeling is mutual. ;o)
BigJuggsjohnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 220

The dude should be charged with animal abuse! What a dumbass! No way he should get his dog back or be an owner of any other animal. Not only irresponsible but cruel living creature treatment.

BigJuggsjohnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 220
NC Rock Climber wrote:Douche is being charged. denverpost.com/breakingnews…
Good!
Kevin Landolt · · Fort Collins, Wyoming · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 585

That guy should go and eat a dick.

BigJuggsjohnson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 220
Kevin Landolt wrote:That guy should go and eat a dick.
No his dog should be served his for dinner! Hahaha!
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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