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Posted 12 June 2013 - 17:01

(CNN) -- At the tender age of five, surviving a tornado a mile wide is, at the least, traumatizing. Being separated from mom and dad after that, and living in a strange house, is enough to make a little boy break down and cry.

Through the eyes of a dog, possessive of its owner, a stranger in the house screaming at a family member can look like a threat that must be dealt with.

The two scenarios cruelly collided over the weekend when a 150-lb bull mastiff fatally mauled a 5-year-old boy, puncturing his head and neck.

Lynn Geiling had taken the little boy into her Jessieville, Arkansas, home after he and his family survived a monster tornado that in May waylaid Moore, Oklahoma. His parents had returned home, 200 miles away, to gather up the pieces of their lives.

Sunday, something upset the child and he threw a temper tantrum, the country sheriff's office said.

Geiling went over to calm him, but the screaming upset another family member -- Geiling's dog.

The dog probably thought the boy was attacking its owner, said Garland County Deputy Scott Hinojosa.

It lunged for him.

Geiling fought to unlock the dog's jaws from around the boy while calling to her husband for help, the sheriff's office said.

She pried the dog loose, but the damage was done.

The couple rushed the bleeding boy to meet an ambulance, which took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 17:06

oh wow :(

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 18:47

At the end of the day, dogs are animals.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 22:28

I guess his death was meant to be.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 22:41

I guess his death was meant to be.


Fate? If you believe you have zero control over your life rendering everything you do basically useless, than sure.

Terrible this happened, not only that but it's likely the Dog will be put down as well even though the Dog likely thought it was just protecting its Master. This whole story is very, very sad.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 22:44

^ I believe we all Create our experience -- Death is chosen by each personality, at the desired time. ;)

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:38

Very sad but you never know with animals.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 23:42

Very sad but you never know with animals.


Yeah and guess what you never know with people too.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 00:22

i give more of a crap about the dog .... hope the dog will be ok ;( it was only trying to do good by its pack

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 00:31

i give more of a crap about the dog .... hope the dog will be ok ;( it was only trying to do good by its pack


at the end of the video it said it had been caught and destroyed. Good!

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:16

i give more of a crap about the dog .... hope the dog will be ok ;( it was only trying to do good by its pack


You care more about the Dog than the 5 year old Human child? That's not right.

at the end of the video it said it had been caught and destroyed. Good!


It was just trying to do what was right, hardly a 'good' thing that it needed to be put down due to incompetent owners. If they had trained their Dog properly this situation would have been avoided. There is no such thing as a bad Dog. Not like Humans have ever taken into consideration their moronic actions affecting the lives of other creatures.... It makes you slightly understand SPEhosting's response. Humans are grossly incompetent and worse yet, most of the time, we don't know it.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:19

On my walk down town last week, I pass a man on central walking 2 dogs. As I pass him and his dogs they go wild and start growling, barking and lunging at me, all the while he is holding on to the leashes trying to hold them back.

Then after I'm a block away, I hear him yell "GOD DAMMIT!". He then starts yelling at the dog, calling him, trying to get him to stop. As I turn around I see a large dog who is running straight at me with his leash flapping in the breeze.

The dog gets to me starts jumping and snarling at me. He managed to grab a hold of my headphone cable and ripped my iPod Nano 4G out of my pocket onto the ground. The owner finally caught up with the dog and after a little effort got a hold of him.

I looked at the now restrained dog and said "Bad dog!". The owner asked if I was ok, I said "yes i'm fine".

Now what if I was a kid?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:26

oh wow :(


I think you'll find that it is "bow wow".

Anyway, why would you leave your young child in the care of a family who owned such a beast?

It was just trying to do what was right


Indeed, crying five-old-children can pose a serious threat to adults.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:36

Dog buyers should undergo a background check before buying "bull" style dogs. A lot of these dogs are raised in an aggressive way where they will be a danger to their surroundings. Having one of these vicious beasts roaming around small children is like leaving a loaded gun sitting around the house. Irresponsible.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:37

. . .
Now what if I was a kid?


This was the Dogs fault? Think again.

Indeed, crying five-old-children can pose a serious threat to adults.


Dogs don't have the reasoning capabilities of a Human, which is why a Chihuahua is pretty certain it can challenge a German Shepherd to a fight, size is of no importance. They aren't even aware of the defensive capabilities of a Human Child... Heck, even a small snake or spider can take down a full grown Human so why can't a much larger child (in the dogs eyes this is actually quite rational).