August 01, 2011

The Hikers, the Dog, and the Helicopter

Out-of-shape, unprepared dog? Unprepared owners? Genuine and appropriate use of your tax dollars and contributions to search-and-rescue or sheriff's department or whomever?

This story has so many opportunities for displaying one's moral superiority that one scarcely knows where to begin. The commenters, of course, already have begun.

In the position of authority, I probably would have gone ahead and sent the chopper too.

1 comment:

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Of course the couple should be allowed to hire a helicopter to rescue Fido, but at public expense? Really?

A better solution would have been to get four lads to hike up there with a stretcher, two to carry it down, one to film the proceedings and one to roundly abuse its owners every step of the way. Pay per view online, you'd even get $5 out of me.