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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:42 PM

Pit Bull Saves His Owner's Life By Taking A Bullet To The Head

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/pit-bull-saves-his-owners-life-by-taking-a-bullet





And here's what happened...

From the NY Post:

The dog's owner, Justin Becker, 32, shoved the thug to the ground, and pushed the door into his body — jamming the gunman as he lay halfway inside the apartment.

That’s when Kilo sprang into action.

“My dog stuck his head out the door, and then shot him in the head,” Becker said. The coward then ran off."

Becker’s girlfriend, Nicole Percoco, thought there was no way Kilo would survive.
“Hold him in your arms. Let him die in your arms,” she told him. But Becker refused to give up on his best friend.

“I’m not going to let him die,” he said.

Kilo was taken to the hospital and miraculously survived.

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Reply Pit Bull Saves His Owner's Life By Taking A Bullet To The Head (Original post)
xchrom Apr 2012 OP
noiretextatique Apr 2012 #1
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2012 #8
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #2
smirkymonkey Apr 2012 #3
uppityperson Apr 2012 #4
MadHound Apr 2012 #5
AtomicKitten Apr 2012 #6
Odin2005 Apr 2012 #7
meow2u3 Apr 2012 #9
RebelOne Apr 2012 #10
frylock Apr 2012 #11
lpbk2713 Apr 2012 #12
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #13
xchrom Apr 2012 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #22
guitar man Apr 2012 #29
roguevalley Apr 2012 #33
whatchamacallit Apr 2012 #15
xchrom Apr 2012 #16
whatchamacallit Apr 2012 #18
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2012 #21
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #26
ScreamingMeemie Apr 2012 #27
whatchamacallit Apr 2012 #30
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #23
whatchamacallit Apr 2012 #31
guitar man Apr 2012 #32
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2012 #17
Edweird Apr 2012 #19
Honeycombe8 Apr 2012 #20
greytdemocrat Apr 2012 #24
Autumn Apr 2012 #25
guitar man Apr 2012 #28

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:46 PM

1. yet another courageous, loving, protective pit bull

too bad horrible owners have given these loving animals a bad reputation. all the pit bulls i've has the pleasure of meeting are wonderfullly loving and protective creatures.

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Response to noiretextatique (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:54 PM

8. +1000!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:52 PM

2. And yet the poor thing has to live with the cone of shame.

 

It's probably necessary, but NO dog likes one of those lampshades. I always feel safer with a dog in the house. I had to go two years without one and it was creepy. I wish Kilo well.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:02 PM

3. What a sweet, brave little superhero!

I hope they catch the bastard that did this to him.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:43 PM

4. Good dog and atrocious quote. The dog stuck his head out the door, then shot him in the head?

Yes, in the article they put (the thug) but still.

Let's eat grampa. Let's eat, grampa.

However, good dog.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. Good boy!

 

Pits have some of the thickest skulls in the world.

Glad this guy survived.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:51 PM

6. Good boy, Kilo.

Pitties get a bum rap. My girl pittie makes me feel safe.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 02:53 PM

7. Good doggie!!!!!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:16 PM

9. Another victim of canine racism proves the doggie bigots wrong

Pit bulls' reputations have been ruined by dogfighters who breed the dogs for aggression, and drug dealers who use those animals as weapons.

I've seen for myself the loyalty of a pittie, even though I personally would not get one. It's not the dog; it's the owner.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:25 PM

10. I had a pit bull that had been shot with a .44 by an off-duty cop in Florida.

My brother was working on a friend's Florida room and had the dog with him. The back door was open. A cat ran by the open door and Easy (my dog) ran out after it, caught and killed it. The dog hated cats. The neighbor was a cop. He ran into his house, grabbed his gun and shot the dog. Fortunately, my brother got Easy to the vet immediately and he survived the gunshot wound. Pit bulls are tough dogs.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:00 PM

11. pit bulls are good people..

get well soon, Kilo!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:03 PM

12. Attaboy Kilo.




It's possible he could recognize the punk's scent if they cross paths again.

It won't be pretty if he does.


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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:15 PM

13. that pic got me teared up.....

what a hero!

Good boy!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 04:38 PM

14. That's why I don't ever want my dogs to

'defend' me.

I would be so hurt if anything really bad happened.

I know you can't always help it.

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Response to xchrom (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:33 PM

22. yeah, really!

If anything ever happened to Shrimpy......

She's tiny, she only weighs five pounds, and that's WITH all her fur!

She does protect me against suspicious bugs, though! She's heroic!

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Response to xchrom (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:03 PM

29. Dogs can be loyal and heroic

in defense of their people. That's a big part of why we've been living with them for 10,000+ years

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Response to xchrom (Reply #14)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:24 AM

33. my 18 year old female dachsie who was blind and arthritic

walked out on the porch to gawk at the mailman which was about all she could do and he kicked her. I was orbiting Saturn a nanosecond later. :\ Go, Gretchen, my little brave daughter dog.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:55 PM

15. I have a story too :(

Two weeks ago the neighbor's pit suddenly came over our 6ft high backyard fence and savagely killed our dog right in front of my wife and son. Kinu was an adorable and sweet, long-haired chihuahua-papillion mix we rescued from the shelter a little over a year ago. The other day while my wife, son, and Kinu were in the backyard, the neighbor's dog decided to do it's thing.

I hear a lot about "bad pit bull owners", but I gotta tell you, the pit was a new puppy when the neighbor moved in behind us, and never once did I see or hear him mistreat that dog. No training, no beating, not even bad scolding. I believe he was a "good owner".

I've learned it doesn't matter how sweet your dog is with you. All pets are sweet until they're not. They are still animals, with animal instincts that can be triggered unexpectedly. Owners of "aggressive breeds" need to stop trying to convince themselves and others that their dogs are no different than any other. They are. More than once I've read the strangely proud refrain "My dog won't start the fight, but he'll sure as hell finish it!". What a weird and confused sentiment; "My dog's a sweetheart and a badass killer!".

Bottom line: All dogs can be sweet and loving, and all dogs can get set off. The difference is some dogs can and will kill when it happens. Pit Bull owners need to accept that as reality and factor it into their responsibilities.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:35 PM

16. This man's dog - a Pit - took a fucking bullet for him.

He has a story too.

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Response to xchrom (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:51 PM

18. Like any dog that stuck his head out the door would

I'm glad the dog and owner survived. Wish our dog had been so lucky.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:21 PM

21. I am sorry for your loss. I am still more afraid of the rotten little poodle on the corner

than the pit that lives behind us. The poodle want's to rip my sheltie's head off. The pit? He just wants to play.

Dog owners need to accept that ALL dogs have it within them to kill...and factor THAT into their responsibilities.

Again, I am sorry you lost your dog. how horrible for you.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:56 PM

26. very true

on a slightly different note, I'm thinking of the toddler that harassed and harassed my Pom, Weenie, a long time ago. I tried to get the kid away, but you know how it's weird trying to set a boundary with a kid that's not yours....you don't know how far to go--and the *ahem* parents*ahem* were right there, not bothered at all that their kid was tormenting my baby!! They just sat on their asses doing nothing.

Then when Weenie finally nipped at the brat, his fatsh*t father yelled at ME!

Dipsh*t!!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:00 PM

27. I have gone through that exact same scenario with my dog/cats and my nephew...

He literally threw one of the kittens (they are full grown now) full force at the ceiling from a top bunk.
Now they are constantly wondering why I didn't get the cats declawed. My response? They need some form of defense against your son.

People are idiots.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:05 PM

30. Thank you

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:41 PM

23. oh my god, my heart goes out to you

That is tragic.

Everyone should learn more responsibility.....
and unforeseen things happen, too......

you're right, many people totally have that mentality, "My dog won't start the fight, but he'll sure as hell finish it!" and clearly get off on it. I never thought of this before.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:05 PM

31. Thanks

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:40 PM

32. Sorry to hear about your dog

About a month ago a neighbors boxer came into my yard and killed my little Shi Tzu. My wife and daughter came home in time to see the end of it, too late

Something you said in your post sticks out. "no training". Training is vital to any dog, and the boxer that killed my little dog has had zero training. Plus, she hasn't been spayed and that's never a good thing.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:36 PM

17. I was afraid to click on this thread, thinking the dog was dead. glad he survived.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:33 PM

19. Good doggie.

 

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:38 PM

20. This almost made me cry. I am not surprised by this loyal dog's action.

Surely there's a place in Heaven waiting for Kilo.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:42 PM

24. What a good boy!!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:52 PM

25. What a beauty

I am so glad he survived.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:00 PM

28. A bona fide hero

Too bad he has to wear that thing

Hope he gets better soon

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