Monday, January 22, 2007

Lilliputians?

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to the real size of this lady's dogs. She says they're " approximately 6 pounds and 8 inches tall. The other dog in my yard was much smaller, about 4 pounds and 6.5 inches tall.".

I've been moving her figures around, replacing the weights with linear measurements, and I don't believe I've ever seen a dog that big or small before. Turn 6 pounds into 6 inches- pretty small. Turn it into 6 feet- too big.

If you turn her supposed height to weight, 6.5 inches to 6.5 pounds, our cats are bigger than that.

Either a strange typo, or really strange dogs.

20 Comments:

At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of "service" is such a small dog trained to perform? Both dogs are smaller than yorkies.

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More importantly, does anyone for a minute believe EPD's rationale for spraying the dogs? I support their stance in the shootings, but claiming you can't hear your radio is a very stupid reason to spray dogs to quiet them. Hell, spraying the dogs could have had the opposite effect.

 
At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hubby and I were discussing this rather strange event this AM and he said what if it had been a child making too much noise would the EPD have pepper sprayed the kid? We both thought it odd that he sprayed the dogs.

Also agree with 10:17 AM as it could have made them louder instead of making them run in the house.

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who puts dogs out into the yard when they know the police are outside? And if they are small little barky dogs.

 
At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with 11:10.
Additionally, it seems that the ER should have contacted Caldwell and asked to take pictures of her dogs and published them along with a story instead of just using her letter. Maybe the TS will give us "the rest of the story".

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't see how a small dog would be any help to anyone. Teacup dogs as medical dogs? She lives at 829 Del Norte Street. But yeah, who puts out dogs when the police are in the area. Drug dealers and dumbasses, that's who.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Pogo said...

How could they "run in the house" if they were confined in an inner dog run?
"...would the EPD have pepper sprayed the kid?"
Sure they would. They do it all the time. Would have shot them (and a kid) except that the silencer was not attached to their Glock.
How in hell can anyone evaluate an incident rationally without having been there and having heard only one side?

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

Pogo, don't ask the hard questions OK, it's a FEDERAL CRIME to pepperspray a yippy dog, so that dog has more rights than the EPD officers. Case closed, and pepperspraying small dogs led to people who shoot people in " “pop psychology,” land. I believe what she is trying to say is that pepperspraying a dog is part of anti-social behavior, which is wrong. Pepperspraying may suck, but is isn't cutting up small animals for the hell of it.

First off, it's a psychiatric term. Second off, it's part of a triad, Bedwetting, cruelty to animals, and pyromania. Unless he was also setting fire to her small, very small, damn those are small dogs, while beating on them and pissing his bed, he doesn't quite meet the set goals for being a nutter. She on the other hand, had a bright idea of letting the dogs out while she knew the police where outside her home. That's not a smart thing to do. Giving the police away while on a shots fired call, which she might have been the one to call it in, or she at least heard it, is just plain dumb.

And what the hell, her dogs are small, I can not believe that she could really mean they are that size. I know cats bigger then those dogs. She must suffer from "I don't know what the fuck I'm talking about" disorder, which leads to posts like these being made on the internet. My guess is she is really really fat and has one of those dogs that can call 911 when she falls over.

 
At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are plenty of tiny dogs that weigh under 6 pounds fully grown, they're called teacups.

Here's a link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_dog

I'm glad so many people have an opinion and time to right 500 words on a topic they know nothing about.

-JMan

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I haven't checked the Wikipedia link yet, but if those dogs weigh six pounds and are only eight inches tall, as she says in her letter to the editor, I can't see how they'd be much use as any kind of service dog. Certainly they could be a pet, but how could they do much else?

 
At 5:54 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

My dog is a medical service dog

Teacup dogs as medical dogs?

There are plenty of tiny dogs that weigh under 6 pounds fully grown, they're called teacups.

Hey Jman, welcome to the party, LATE.

But I'm glad you didn't write 500 words on a topic that you know nothing about.

 
At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people can be so rude. Perhaps the 300lb woman who is a "dumbass" did not call in the shots fired call. Perhaps she did not know the reason the police were in her neighborhood. Service dogs can serve people in many ways. Had she included her medical history perhaps we would know more about her situation. The letter is clearly not about her medical history but an avenue for her to make the community aware of some who go around weilding their power over the powerless. I agree with her the officer could have easily walked to another location and not sprayed the dogs. I along with her often side with the decisions that Law enforcement makes. How can one disagree when they aren't the one forced to make a split second decision that may endanger the lives of others? Spraying a tea cup dog seems a bit cruel.

 
At 10:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's too bad that someone posts as "Pogo."
Walt Kelly was funny, original and intelligent. His creation deserves better representation.

It reminds me of those awful "Calvin Praying" stickers on SUVs. Bill Watterson never authorized this obnoxoius use of his cartoon.

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

I never said she is 300 pounds. He should have sprayed her for letting the dogs out when she knew the police where outside her home. You don't do that. It's a stupid idea. "Oh lookie, the cops are here outside my home, I'll let out my yippy dogs and see what happens"

She let out her yippy dogs and she saw what happens. Now if she learned something from this, it should be "Don't let out yippy dogs while the police are outside"

And for the record, we don't know the size of her dogs. She could be mad as a hatter and have huge dogs. She talks about her chain link fence being 4 feet tall, but she takes up two handicap parking spots...

God only knows. And toy dogs aren't allowed to be service animals, they are too small.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

It reminds me of those awful "Calvin Praying" stickers on SUVs. Bill Watterson never authorized this obnoxoius use of his cartoon.

Are you just being anti-praying or do you not know that Bill Watterson never allowed ANY use of his COMIC STRIP for marketing.

Watterson: I think United really looks for the marketing more than some of the other syndicates, and they saw Hobbes as having marketing potential, so I don't think that was it. I was later offered the chance to incorporate Robotman into my strip. There they had envisioned a character as a product--toy lines, television show, everything--and they wanted a strip written around the character. They thought that maybe I could stick it in my strip, working with Calvin's imagination or something. They didn't really care too how much I did it, just so long as the character remained intact and would be a very major character...And I turned them down. It really went against my idea of what a comic strip should be.
I'm not interested in slamming United Features here. Keep in mind that at the time, it was the only syndicate that had expressed any interest in my work. I remain grateful for their early attention. But there's a professional issue here. They told me that if I was to insert Robotman into my strip, they would reconsider it, and because the licensing was already in production, my strip would stand a better chance of being accepted. Not knowing if Calvin and Hobbes would ever go anywhere, it was difficult to turn down another chance at syndication. But I really recoiled at the idea of drawing somebody else's character. It's cartooning by committee, and I have a moral problem with that. It's not art then.


It's ALL bootlegs.

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger Pogo said...

It's too bad that someone who posts as "anonymous" has a problem with one who posts with a consistent identity. It tends to give Alcoholics a bad name

 
At 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather hazard a guess at the real size of her brain.Pequeno.

 
At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet those little doggies are trianed to bring her bacon. Sweet sweet bacon.

 
At 8:51 PM, Blogger the PLAZOID said...

hey fred...check this out:
http://la.indymedia.org/news/2007/01/191954.php

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

What does homeless people have to do with the price of small dogs and bacon?

 

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