Monday, August 09, 2010

Bear Bear and Funny Pet

We're not sure what a Mutatoe is (we think it's an endearing nickname for Meeshka's sibling?), but it was kind of Meeshka to include us Funny Farmers in their list of those who support justice for Bear Bear. As Meeshka said, those blogs are just a small example of the outpouring of concern and support. You can read the list and the funny Mutatoe snake incident here.

The investigation into the shooting of Bear Bear in a public dog park by a law enforcement officer who obviously knows zip about canine behavior, even though he owns a German Shepherd, should be completed soon. 

We received this email comment on our post yesterday and were asked to post it: PetLover says: That cop and city would get their butts sued off if that happened to my dog. I've helped do it before with the wife claiming damage to her hubby's function to work and their relationship. That gets around the property value of the dog opening up a wide case for damages.

Meanwhile,Alasandra and the Cats posted a few other incidents of officers shooting family pets for no reason.  This is a trend that has got to stop!  One link is to a video of a dog chained to a truck that showed absolutely no aggression while police wandered around and an officer stood in the road with a gun trained on the dog.  The dog tried to run away when an officer attempted to use the catch pole. A NATURAL fearful response.  When the frightened dog was under the officer's control, he shot the dog.  The dog lay on the ground WAGGING his tail and the evil impersonator of a human being put a bullet into the dog's head. (You can read the story, but we advise you not to watch the video.  It will make your blood boil.)  But Artemesia, Scylla, Socks & Fenris did a good post on the subject of police shooting pets Sunday.  Bear Bear's death is not an isolated incident. You can read ASS&F's post here.

Jan can remember the terror of being home alone late one night with the drapes still open, when she saw a group of police officers rush directly in front of the window and pound on her door screaming, "police, open up!" And before her knees could buckle or the dog could bark, a quieter voice said, "We've got the wrong apt." And they were gone. But what if they'd rammed her door, burst in and shot the dog she had then? 

On another occasion, she was sitting outside reading when a group of police officers rushed a nearby apartment, rammed the door and burst inside. Right behind them were 2 Animal Control Officers, each with a catch pole.  They expertly caught the Doberman Pinscherwith and walked him back to their truck, one on either side, without a whimper and without violence.  And that was a dog deliberately trained to be aggressive and attack.  The tenants sold drugs and they used the Doberman to protect them when they made drug deals -  in the apartment, in the parking lot in the middle of the night, or wherever. They even used the dog to threaten tenants and management. (Unfortunately, that dog was back home in a day or two.)

A family pet is not a trained attack dog. Friendly, innocent animals are being killed for no reason, other than that 1) some officers are violent by nature and a policeman, fireman, or other public servant is just as likely as any other citizen to commit domestic violence or animal abuse -- having a gun and a badge just makes it easier for them to abuse/kill "legally" - and 2) law enforcement agencies are derelict in providing training for ALL personnel in how to deal with animals without unnecessary violence.

And on the lighter side....  We don't need to understand the language to laugh at the animal antics in this video.  We hope you enjoy it.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.


  1. Unfortunately I see a few similar stories each week. People are too quick to reach for a gun. Especially those who should never have them. :(

  2. We need smarter and kinder humans.

  3. AWwww thank you for that video clip!!! Awww we love that doggie who gathered those bick sticks ten times its size!!! LOL!! Oh and dancing kitty was adorable! Awww thank you.

    Me and Charlie continue to hope and pray for justice for Bear-Bear and to hope that violent responses by law officers be curtailed by law as well as subject to it, if that makes sense.

    Take care

  4. p.s. I meant "big" sticks!! Sorry!

  5. We are so sad to hear about what happened to Bear Bear.

  6. I am glad that the ordinary police over here don't carry guns. I read the story about Bear Bear, it was truly awful and so very sad. I can't imagine how you would feel if it was your dog. :(

    How did that pup on the video (at the end) put his legs up in the air like that?

  7. I am so glad that the police here dont carry guns.. Humans realy can be very evil.. Loved the video.. HUgs GJ xx

  8. We is so sad about Bear-Bear. We writes to the county-exec and him writes us back to thanks us fur caring about the communitee.
    We loves your bideo, it makes us smile.

  9. I really hope justice will be done for Bear Bear!
    Thanks for sharing the video!
    We had a good laugh!
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Thanks for linking to us. We must all rally together and put a stop to police killing pets.

    Like Brian said we need smarter and kinder humans,(US) especially if we are going to let them carry a GUN.


  11. We humans should take lessons about compassion from our canine friends. Thank you for sharing, and keep up the good work.

  12. That is a terrible shame! :(


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