Thursday, February 4, 2010
Taking Things A Little Too Literally...!
Guess we are going to have to be more careful about what we call our pets!
Either that, or we need to sit down with them and explain just what we mean by the name we give them. We don't want them to follow the example of this "hunting dog" in California, right?
Maybe it would be a good thing to double check and make sure that we are feeding them food that they like and want...just in case!
Man wounded with No. 2 shot
LOS BANOS, Calif. — One California hunting dog apparently takes the term a bit too literally.
Authorities say a central California hunter was wounded when his own dog accidentally sent ammunition into his back.
The 53-year-old man was treated at Los Banos Memorial Hospital and released after a few hours.
The Merced County Sheriff's Department says the man and a partner had been hunting near Highway 152 in the Los Banos area Saturday. The man set down his shotgun to retrieve some duck decoys and his female Labrador retriever stepped on it, causing the safety to disengage and the gun to fire, sending shot into the hunter's upper back.
The names of the man and dog have not been released.
Of course, you can't blame the dog. You have to remember that the dog was all excited and was not well versed in the proper way to handle and care for loaded firearms when hunting!
Even though this story is rather humorous...there could have been a very different ending to it! The rule about firearms is just the same now as it has always been! What is that main rule...?
TREAT EACH WEAPON AS THOUGH IT WERE LOADED ! All hunters worth their salt know this! All gun owners know this! Everyone, and I mean everyone, that handles guns of ANY kind should know and practice this!
Suppose that the hunter had a child with him and the child was in the line of fire? Can you imagine the tragedy that could have ensued from this lack of proper care of a loaded weapon?
It's up to the adults to exercise the proper care as children, just like the dog, don't realize what could happen!
Now, let's get a fresh cup of coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! Oh, and don't leave your guns where the cats can get to them, OK?