Spinoff: If you had the choice

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Who would you save?
    Your beloved cat/dog/other furbaby : (105 votes)
    25 %
    Friend's infant : (323 votes)
    75 %
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    3192 posts
    Sugar bee

    I can honestly say that I would save a stranger’s infant over a pet- I think anything else would be unconscionable.

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    Sugar bee

    Ugh, that’s such a hard question to answer. In the end I would save my friends kid but it would probably be one of the hardest things I would have to do. My dogs are my babies.

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    Bumble Beekeeper

    LOL.  This thread may get just as heated.

    I’d choose to save my friend’s infant, without question.  Regardless of how precious that animal may be, it’s still an an animal and not a human being.

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    4326 posts
    Honey bee

    Hopefully I never have to make this decision! Leaving my fur baby to die horribly in a fire makes me want to cry!!! I just…..can’t imagine it….no!!!! :(

    I voted for the infant…..I can’t really explain why. They are both equally important to me, but I wouldn’t want my friend to be that hurt when I could have prevented it….

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    Bumble Beekeeper

    @les105:  Agreed.  I’ll add my vote to I’d save even a stranger’s infant over a pet.

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    Bee Keeper

    My friends baby but man I would be devastated about my dog (and wonder why the f my friend wasn’t saving her own baby)

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    Busy bee

    I am a huge animal lover who spoils my dogs and has approximately 10,000 favorited youtube videos of puppies (and none of babies). I would still save any human being over any animal. It’s like…not even a question.

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    Honey bee

    GAHH I can’t even answer so let’s just say I hope I’m never in this situation because I would probably teter between both and burn up myself in the process.

    Although I will say, my co-workers BFF’s house burned down a few years back, she thought her cat had been lost and months later when they were re-building kitty walked out of the woods nearby and resumed his spot in their home.  

    Cats can help themselves more than an infant, let’s put it that way.

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    860 posts
    Busy bee

    Here is MY take, because this is a really tough question…so I will answer based upon my position situationally.

    If it were just me, my friends infant and my dog in the house, that means I am babysitting her child.  That also means I have taken full responsibility for the care and well-being of her infant, as if it were my own.  In that case, I would absolutely do everything in my power to protect her child.  Obviously, I have two arms – so ideally, I would have dog in one, and baby in the other, but that is not what you are asking :)

    In regards to the post asking the question where the poster answered her cat, the question was ‘who in the room would you save?!’.  Under that circumstance, I would absolutely take my innocent dog, or try too, because the parent is also there, and therefore would most likely have her baby before any other.  Again, not what you are asking :)   BUT, I felt the need to share my answer from both sides of the situation!!

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    Bumble bee

    No. Are we really doing this thread? After going on 6 pages of internet yelling?

    …but I voted anyway…

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