Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Coucher73 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:06 am

Tony1 wrote:
Coucher73 wrote:It is unfathomable to me that the producers of the Ellen show got even one person to come to LA to talk about this, let alone eight.


Well, their expenses were all probably paid for by whoever manages the money for Ellen's show (is that how that works?). And, they get to meet Ellen, which would be awesome.


I get that it would be all-expenses paid. I don't get that people do a good deed and then feel the need to soak up the sun or get their names in the news. I realize I'm likely in the minority on the subject, but I wish people could live their lives without feeling the need or want to be on TV for it. Do they really need Ellen and a live studio audience to pat them on the back and tell them they did the right thing?
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Tony1 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:11 am

Probably not. I highly doubt that their goal was publicity; they were just being great people. But afterward, the opportunity presented itself so they took it. I probably would too. It's more of a "Hey, why not?" than searching for a pat on the back.
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby flylikeabeagle » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:18 am

Coucher - why the hell not? They did a great thing and it is a compelling story. The whole pretentious backlash here on this has been dissapointing. I am going to watch them on Ellen and be proud. OK - time to get offline and go hiking
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Coucher73 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:21 am

Tony1 wrote:Probably not. I highly doubt that their goal was publicity; they were just being great people. But afterward, the opportunity presented itself so they took it. I probably would too. It's more of a "Hey, why not?" than searching for a pat on the back.


I hear you. I have no doubt that they didn't set out on the Missy rescue as an attempt to seek limelight. But now that the limelight is on them... might as well extend your 15 minutes, I suppose.
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby DaveSwink » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:21 am

[/quote] Do they really need Ellen and a live studio audience to pat them on the back and tell them they did the right thing?[/quote]

You may be coloring their motivations incorrectly here. Nothing wrong with a happy-ending story making it onto TV occasionally. This story sure beats daytime talk shows that seem focus on determining paternity.
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Fisching » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:31 am

Look! Some a**hole left his baby on a mountain!
http://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=37616

What's that? No one cares?!?! That's right, We should GO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN!!!!
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby jblyth » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:36 am

gregory_fischer wrote:Look! Some a**hole left his baby on a mountain!
http://www.14ers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=37616

What's that? No one cares?!?! That's right, We should GO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN!!!!


Apparently you do since you took the time to post this….go save your baby :-D
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Dave B » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:29 pm

Gotta love the Oatmeal:

AWESOMENESS*

*contains profanity
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby oldschoolczar » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:36 pm

Dave B wrote:Gotta love the Oatmeal:

AWESOMENESS*

*contains profanity


That was good stuff! Thanks for posting!
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby jblyth » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:38 pm

Dave B wrote:Gotta love the Oatmeal:

AWESOMENESS*

*contains profanity


Too funny, this made my day....thanks Dave
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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby rickinco123 » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:39 pm

mts4602 wrote:I honestly can't imagine how I would feel or what I would do if I were in the same situation as this guy and had to leave my dog up there. I would like to think I would have done something different, at least attempting to go back and look for the dog later, but if I don't think I would have asked strangers from 14ers.com to help me find my dog.

What's really hard for me to wrap my head around is the fact that this guy was charged with a crime in the first place, and sadly brought forth mostly by members of this site. Unless I am mixing up details, he is being charged for a crime for leaving his dog by the same agency that refused to help him rescue the dog??????????????????????? In my opinion after he asked for help and was denied by the authorities that was game over, not his problem anymore. They refused to help rescue the dog because why, it was an animal not a human. Now they are charging him for leaving the dog. Crazy. I can't believe how angry this whole thing makes me.

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Re: Mt. Bierstadt dog update on 9NEWS

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:41 pm

dswink wrote:You may be coloring their motivations incorrectly here. Nothing wrong with a happy-ending story making it onto TV occasionally. This story sure beats daytime talk shows that seem focus on determining paternity.


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