HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Dog shaved like lion spar...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:50 PM

Dog shaved like lion sparks 9-1-1 calls

Dog shaved like lion sparks 9-1-1 calls




A dog shaved like a lion made for an eventful night for Norfolk, Va., dispatchers, when several people who saw the dog on Tuesday called 9-1-1 to report a lion on the loose, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot reports.

The newspaper obtained 9-1-1 call audio, in which one woman says, “There was a lion that ran across the street – a baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador retriever.”

The dog’s owner, Daniel Painter, told the Virginian-Pilot that he shaved his pet to look like the mascot for Old Dominion University.

http://blog.timesunion.com/hottopics/dog-shaved-like-lion-sparks-9-1-1-calls/13528/


http://hamptonroads.com/2013/01/dog-shaved-look-lion-generates-911-call-norfolk

48 replies, 11483 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 48 replies Author Time Post
Reply Dog shaved like lion sparks 9-1-1 calls (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 OP
trumad Jan 2013 #1
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #2
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #28
frazzled Jan 2013 #3
MiniMe Jan 2013 #9
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #16
frazzled Jan 2013 #17
Confusious Jan 2013 #29
warrior1 Jan 2013 #4
HappyMe Jan 2013 #5
notadmblnd Jan 2013 #6
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #11
freshwest Jan 2013 #14
longship Jan 2013 #38
freshwest Jan 2013 #39
jpak Jan 2013 #44
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #46
Cali_Democrat Jan 2013 #7
Sunlei Jan 2013 #42
nc4bo Jan 2013 #8
Enrique Jan 2013 #10
regjoe Jan 2013 #12
LisaL Jan 2013 #25
hollysmom Jan 2013 #32
LisaL Jan 2013 #34
hollysmom Jan 2013 #43
progressoid Jan 2013 #13
KamaAina Jan 2013 #15
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #18
malaise Jan 2013 #19
Sunlei Jan 2013 #20
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #21
LisaL Jan 2013 #27
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #48
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #22
Heywood J Jan 2013 #23
LisaLynne Jan 2013 #26
LisaL Jan 2013 #24
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #30
ellie Jan 2013 #31
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #33
Aristus Jan 2013 #35
Moonwalk Jan 2013 #36
leveymg Jan 2013 #37
tblue37 Jan 2013 #40
GObamaGO Jan 2013 #41
HappyMe Jan 2013 #45
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #47

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:51 PM

1. That's hilarious

Idiot people.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to trumad (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:53 PM

2. lol. here's pic of real "baby lion"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

28. I am wet and I am not happy! /nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:55 PM

3. What is that, a Wheaton terrier?

Funny.

(If it is Wheaton, it's a good haircut for it: they're crazy!!)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:18 PM

9. I'd guess a labradoodle or a golden doodle

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:05 PM

16. Labrador-poodle mix named Charles the Monarch

The dog, a Labrador-poodle mix named Charles the Monarch, is owned by Daniel Painter, who owns a garden shop on Colley Avenue where the dog is regularly seen.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:09 PM

17. Thnx /nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:15 PM

29. Nevermind

Childhood dog beliefs.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:57 PM

4. He says "Roar..cough...I mean woof!"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 04:58 PM

5. That's funny.

I don't see how you could mistake the dog for a lion.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:07 PM

6. are there no zoos or picture books of animals in Va?

It's a cute little hair cut for a doggie. But on second glance, it's obvious he's not a lion.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to notadmblnd (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:22 PM

11. yep.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:58 PM

14. What a beauty he is. But the callers sound like something outta...



Dum, duh dum-dum - dumb!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to freshwest (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:42 PM

38. OMG! I remember the song to this day.

There's a hold up in the Bronx.
Brooklyn's broken out in fight.
There's a traffic jam in Harlem
that's backed up to Jackson Heights.
A scout troop's lost a child;
Krushchev's due at Idlewild...

Car 54 Where Are You?


Tootie and Muldoon live on.
And don't forget Sargent Schnauzer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to longship (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:20 AM

39. Yes, they were some 'real characters.' I think this OP fits there...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to longship (Reply #38)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:53 AM

44. Ooh! Ooh!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to notadmblnd (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:04 AM

46. Oh, sure, that's what that lion wants us to think.

You fell for it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:13 PM

7. ".... a baby lion. It was about the size of a Labrador retriever.”

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cali_Democrat (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 07:05 AM

42. lol shows how many people, even drivers have a bit of vision problems :)

I have a lifesize dog statue on my lawn, have had people stop and ask how I trained him to stay.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:16 PM

8. Great grooming job LOL!

seriously though, the groomer did a fine job!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:18 PM

10. i want to hear the 911 tapes

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:32 PM

12. No leash? No tags?

 

It's scary looking. It should be banned.

Dog control NOW!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to regjoe (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:12 PM

25. Why is the dog running around free?

This might not end well for the dog, regardless if someone thinks this dog is a lion or not.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LisaL (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:27 PM

32. It depends on the dog

When I had the border collie, I walked her on the leash to the park, but I didn't really need to, she always walked next to me, herding me to the park.

When we got there, if there were not a lot of people around, I let her of the leash and had her herd the Canadian geese out of the park. They really hated her, in a few weeks we had run out the geese, We maintained a watch to chase them when the returned. When there were no geese, we would go to our play date with another well trained dog. The dog responded to whistles - come, left, right, and free. I never trained her, she sort of trained herself, I used to work in the yard and let her wander around, she would go visit the neighbor on either side, but not wander any further off, although one day she did go to the park by herself, that was the one exception to the rule. We never figured out how she got out of the house since the doors were closed and she was inside a few minutes before.

But some very steady dogs can walk without a leash, don't know about labradoodles though they always seem too fun loving.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hollysmom (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:38 PM

34. Sounds like the owner just let the dog roam around free and do "his own thing."

“I go to Old Dominion University and our mascot is a lion and we have a local zoo right here also,” Charles’ owner, Natalie Painter, told ABCNews.com. “He was just roaming around. He does his own thing a lot of the time. He visits the locals on the street and walks on the sidewalk shop to shop. He was walking around, and he does look a lot like a lion. So I guess some concerned citizens thought there was a lion.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/labradoodle-mistaken-for-lion-prompts-911-calls/

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LisaL (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:49 AM

43. well, that is just wrong

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 05:33 PM

13. Ha! Looks like the costume I had to wear in the Wizard of Oz in high school.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:04 PM

15. Next breed-specific legislation: No lion dogs!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:19 PM

18. Silly humans

I can understand why they called. I love that people run from this wild beast.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:26 PM

19. Too good

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 06:51 PM

20. Liololdoodle

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:04 PM

21. The vet asks: God? Hey God! Please explain to me why you made people so stupid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #21)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:13 PM

27. Maybe the vet should ask why this dog is running around free.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LisaL (Reply #27)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:34 PM

48. That also falls under the "stupid people" part.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:05 PM

22. Norfolk is a pretty blue area, not a lot of dumb rednecks . . .

And it's pretty racially diverse.

I used to live a couple of blocks from Colley Avenue. This is a pretty progressive and hip area called 'Ghent'. And I used to volunteer at the Virginia Zoo, also near some pretty decent neighborhoods. These are not ignorant hicks since Norfolk tends to be Democratic.

Colley Avenue has a lot of bars and restaurants so I'm hoping alcohol was involved in the 911 calls.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:08 PM

23. The dog's look screams

"Why did you shave me like this? I'm not amused."

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Heywood J (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:13 PM

26. Maybe the dog made the 911 calls!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:11 PM

24. The owner appears to be letting his dog run around free.

What about leash laws?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:24 PM

30. If only somebody had a brain...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:24 PM

31. So cute!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:29 PM

33. Did the human train the dog to roar?

THAT would have scared everybody if he did.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:41 PM

35. I want to live on a smarter planet...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:49 PM

36. I think the dog looks awesome, and I think he knows it...and I think he liked scaring people!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:53 PM

37. This is why people need to conceal carry semi-autos with 30 round clips. Never know when one of

these ferocious man-eaters will terrorize your neighborhood.

Please, don't.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:35 AM

40. I would worry that some scared idiot (perhaps even some dumb cop) would shoot the poor baby! nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:39 AM

41. I saw video of Charles the Monarch

How on earth could people not know that was a dog. He moves like a dog.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:01 AM

45. The dad, "lion" and the daughter were on GMA

this morning.
Charles is cute as hell. He is a sweetie and a really good dog.
I still don't understand how anyone could mistake a dog for a lion.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HappyMe (Reply #45)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:34 PM

47. missed it! Thanks for the info

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread