Post # 1
I’m honestly curious to see the responses after reading the thread about the fire, baby, and cat. My response to all of that was that emotions were high, there has been miscommunication, and all parties are hurt. I’m not calling anyone crazy or immoral. ANYWAYS from some of the responses, I thought we may get some interesting responses here… Please no name calling I don’t want the thread shut down and I don’t want fights. I just am curious to see the reasoning. I’m not going to say my answer 🙂
If you could ONLY save one from a burning fire and that the others would probably be lost because you wouldn’t have the time to safely go back and save another would you choose to save:
Your furbaby (cat or dog or other creature) that you would feel lost without
Your friend’s infant
Post # 3
I can honestly say that I would save a stranger’s infant over a pet- I think anything else would be unconscionable.
Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
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.
Post # 6
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….
Post # 7
@les105: Agreed. I’ll add my vote to I’d save even a stranger’s infant over a pet.
Post # 8
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)
Post # 9
@Sunfire: yea probably.. i mean for some people this is a REALLY hard question, others not so much… but I just wanted some insight to the responses I saw on that thread. It was getting all muddled with different views of the question asked… and the poor OP isn’t getting any good advice
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
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.
Post # 12
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!!
Post # 13
No. Are we really doing this thread? After going on 6 pages of internet yelling?
…but I voted anyway…
Post # 14
PS I’m not saying that the loss of either of those is easy. That’s why I made it a poll so noone really has to defend their answer… It’s a terrible situation in general and THANK GOODNESS it’s jjust a game.