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TV anchor gives interview after on-air dog bite
cnn.com ^ | 2/24/12 | Anthony Fox

Posted on 02/24/2012 1:10:18 PM PST by ColdOne

A Denver news anchor is speaking out for the first time after being severely injured when a dog bit her on the face during a TV interview. Earlier this month, Kyle Dyer was interviewing the owner of an 85-pound Argentine Mastiff who was rescued from icy waters. While petting the dog’s face, Dyer leaned in to kiss his nose when the dog lurched forward and bit her face.

Dyer was taken to Denver Health Medical Center where, after four hours of surgery, she received 70 stitches to her lips and nose. She later posted on Facebook that her mouth was stitched shut in order for the skin graft to take.

She is out of the hospital and recently sat down for an interview to discuss the accident and resulting surgery. Dyer is happy that the dog is back with his owners and is pleased to be recovering and moving forward with life.

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1 posted on 02/24/2012 1:10:24 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


2 posted on 02/24/2012 1:11:40 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Glad she’s okay. Probably will never have feeling in her lip though. My dad had to have his lip stitched back together after driving his ‘55 Chevy off of a bridge (fell asleep at the wheel) back in the late 50s ... never did get any feeling back in it.


3 posted on 02/24/2012 1:15:13 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: ColdOne

Bet she won’t be kissing any more dogs - at least four legged ones!


4 posted on 02/24/2012 1:20:51 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ColdOne

This woman, like so many who have limited experience with animals, thinks of animals as little people. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t. What she did was perceived by the dog as an attempted dominance display, and the dog wasn’t about to become a beta male (or female)to someone outside his or her pack (where, presumably, the owner is the alpha). People who know dogs understand that what she did was very dangerous. When you consider that the dog was a Dogo Argentino, she is very lucky that the injury wasn’t far worse.


5 posted on 02/24/2012 1:21:54 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: ColdOne

Maybe she shoulda’ sung that Grizzley Song to the dog first/ sarc. The one the guy from Malibu sang to the grizzley before it ATE him.

Animals are NOT humans.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 1:27:00 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe she shoulda’ sung that Grizzley Song to the dog first/ sarc. The one the guy from Malibu sang to the grizzley before it ATE him.

Animals are NOT humans.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 1:27:17 PM PST by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: ColdOne

What a great attitude. I wish her the best.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 1:32:19 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: ColdOne

She obviously knew little or nothing about dogs. I am glad it was not worse, if the dog had latched on to her face and shook her, he could have snapped her neck.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 1:38:24 PM PST by Ditter
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To: bboop

If the saying, ‘you are what you eat’, is true, then that old grizzly is at least partially human:)


10 posted on 02/24/2012 1:39:02 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: achilles2000
An obvious point and very well put, too bad most people don't get that principle. That is a tough looking dog too, either she is completely oblivious to the potential outcome, or her warm feely emotions towards the surviving pooch short circuited her natural instincts to be defensive.

Either way I am glad she was not injured more seriously, lesson learned the hard way.

11 posted on 02/24/2012 2:21:40 PM PST by enraged
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To: ColdOne


12 posted on 02/24/2012 2:24:12 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ColdOne

That dog looks more Pit than Mastiff to me—not that it makes any difference.

If a dog does’t really know you and you get in it’s face, this is a normal reaction for most dogs.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 2:32:16 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: ColdOne
let's hope it was a learning experience...
14 posted on 02/24/2012 2:58:58 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

15 posted on 02/24/2012 3:14:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: enraged

They are very tough dogs with tremendous prey-drive. The Argentines use the Dogo to hunt boars and other large game.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 3:47:23 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: basil

It’s a Dogo Argentino. Pit Bulls were one of the breeds used in the breed’s development. They look like huge, white pit bulls. Bred to hunt big cats, originally.


17 posted on 02/24/2012 5:24:19 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

How interesting—thanks for the information.

Mari


18 posted on 02/24/2012 5:29:26 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

You’re more than welcome. If I recall correctly, the breed was developed by a medical doctor, who was an avisd hunter.


19 posted on 02/24/2012 5:32:37 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: achilles2000

“This woman, like so many who have limited experience with animals, thinks of animals as little people. Unfortunately for her, they aren’t.”

All very good points, but I would add that you also shouldn’t go up to “little people” strangers and kiss them on the first meeting, either. Oh well, I suppose she learned a lesson that day that she will remember.


20 posted on 02/24/2012 6:26:10 PM PST by eartrumpet
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To: ColdOne

Unbelievably stupid thing to do. Has she never heard the expression “In your face” ?

Of course the dog interpreted it as aggressive behavior.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 7:16:21 PM PST by expat1000
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To: eartrumpet

True, but little people probably won’t bite your upper lip off if you do...;-)


22 posted on 02/24/2012 8:07:06 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: ColdOne

Dogs are people, too!


23 posted on 02/24/2012 8:09:09 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: basil

Not any dog that is allowed to stay alive in my house.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 8:57:18 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: achilles2000

I just wish the owner had given this woman some warning/advice when he saw her get on the ground and right up in the dog’s face. It’s a shame.. Hard lesson to learn.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 9:27:45 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: basil
The dog is NOT a mastiff nor is there any EEEEEEEEEEEEVIL pitbull there: It's a Dogo Argentino, a large GUARD dog originally from the Canary Islands.

Then again, the knee-jerk reaction seems to be that if a dog LOOKS like it MIGHT be slightly aggressive or threatening to the weak, IT'S A PITBULL!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES

26 posted on 02/24/2012 11:25:09 PM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: basil
My mistake, it's from Argentina (DUH!)

WIKI Dogo Argentino

27 posted on 02/24/2012 11:31:46 PM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Don W
The Dogo and the Presa Canario are two different dog breeds. the former was bred to hunt and guard, the latter was bred as a fighting dog.

Dogos were developed by an Argentine doctor. The Presa Canario was “re-bred” largely through the efforts of a veterinarian named Carl Semenak [p/s], if I recall correctly.

28 posted on 02/25/2012 4:59:11 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

Yes, I recognized my mistake about 11 seconds AFTER I posted it. D’OH!

The Presa is another gorgeous dog, too.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 6:23:12 AM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Don W

I am not afraid of Pit Bulls, I once owned one, who I named Bruno don Carlioni. He was a family pet for our family, which included 5 children.

Just so you know..............


30 posted on 02/25/2012 6:51:19 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Don W

The Canary Islands were named for those dogs [or, at least, the original Presas].


31 posted on 02/25/2012 9:04:15 AM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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