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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby Matt » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:03 pm

Terry, please keep your crushes to yourself, but I like this trend otherwise.

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Re: It's the Weekend - Go Climbing an F-ing Mountain!!!

Postby Fisching » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:08 pm

kansas wrote: Dammit, Terry.

Lets try this again.
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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby dcbates80911 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:23 pm

guitarman wrote:So I am new to this website and really only looked at it because of a Denver Post article on Missy the ABANDONED dog left by her owner to die alone in the mountains. I am an animal activist not a mountain climber. I think that jsut because you want to climb doesn't mean your dog wants to or is even capable of this. Unfortunately for dogs, they have complete loyalty to their owners an would follow them to their deaths because of this loyalty. I saw many posts on this story supporting this owner and some saying "it's my dog and I'll do what I want" (paraphrasing). I don't think you people who voice these opinions should even own animals. You are way too selfish and self centered. I am reiderating these thoughts because whoever runs this website decided my post wasn't inline with his philosohies and deleted my post. Oh well, no pesky 1st Amendment rights around here. So in closing I won't bother looking at this website again since it is so closeminded that it would support someone leaving his dog to die on a mountain and not even having the humanity to call someone to let them know what had happened. I hope he gets prosecuted and definitely loses Missy.


Dude...first, get a life. Second, get informed before you spout off and express yourself as an idiot. Nothing you say in your rant is or has ever been true from accusations against the climbing community (and their hatred for animals) to the accused censoring. I do have to say thanks for giving me a good laugh.
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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby crossfitter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:30 pm

There are two types of people in this thread:

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- A mountain is not a checkbox to be ticked
- Alpinism and mountaineering are not restricted to 14,000 foot mountains
- Judgment and experience are the two most important pieces of gear you own
- Being honest to yourself and others about your abilities is a characteristic of experienced climbers
- Courage cannot be bought at REI or carried with you in your rucksack


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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby peter303 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:31 pm

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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby kansas » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:33 pm

like playing whack-a-mole
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Re: It's the Weekend - Go Climbing an F-ing Mountain!!!

Postby kansas » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:35 pm

anna wrote:
gregory_fischer wrote:
kansas wrote: Dammit, Terry.

Lets try this again.



Women only need 1 rule for men:

The female always makes The Rules.

:mrgreen:


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Re: It's the Weekend - Go Climbing an F-ing Mountain!!!

Postby crossfitter » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:35 pm

anna wrote:

Women only need 1 rule for men:

The female always makes The Rules.

:mrgreen:


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- Alpinism and mountaineering are not restricted to 14,000 foot mountains
- Judgment and experience are the two most important pieces of gear you own
- Being honest to yourself and others about your abilities is a characteristic of experienced climbers
- Courage cannot be bought at REI or carried with you in your rucksack


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Re: It's the Weekend - Go Climbing an F-ing Mountain!!!

Postby kansas » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:50 pm

anna wrote:
kansas wrote:
anna wrote:Women only need 1 rule for men:

The female always makes The Rules.

:mrgreen:


How do you keep escaping the kitchen?


I take the batteries out of the tv remote and hide them from Butch ... in the cat litter. When Butch can't find the batteries, he runs off to the store to buy more.


Butch must be a special feller. Better hold on to that one.
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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby douglas » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:50 pm

live4pc wrote:
tmathews wrote:Odd, I haven't seen any of the Denver stations report this yet, but here's a tidbit from a Colorado Springs station: http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Strangers-Band-Together-For-Dog-Rescue-From-Mt-Bierstadt-166468416.html

The Clear Creek County Sheriff’s office investigated the case and found the dog’s owner was Anthony Joseph Ortolani. He is charged with cruelty to animals and due to appear in court on October 16.


I guess it's true. This just hit the DP: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21337462/man-who-left-dog-colorado-mountain-faces-animal


What a waste of time and money for all involved. Why don't the authorities put their time in prosecuting REAL criminals committing REAL crimes!?!?
Oh well, not my state not my tax money. :wink:


Am I missing something here? The community here thinks he should have tried harder. He called search and rescue, who told him they couldn't get the dog. He couldn't get it himself. To the mildly experienced hiker I would think search and rescue would be the ultimate authority and have the ultimate ability for a rescue. Other than coming to this board for help (which apparently he didn't know about), most people wouldn't know of any other place to look for help. Most people wouldn't feel comfortable asking random strangers to put themselves at risk. Bad judgement? Not in my opinion - just lack of knowing where to get help.
Punishing him by taking away his dog or trying to prosecute him doesn't benefit anyone - especially not the dog. As I said before, I suspect this will now be a very loved and spoiled dog.
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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby darryle » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:51 pm




That would be Clear Creek County Sheriff and I would assume this would be the misdemeanor charge and not a felony charge *

*I'm not a lawyer nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

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Re: What happened to Missy?

Postby tmathews » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:02 pm

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