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Boxer Survives Getting A Nail In the Head



Max's owner was working on the deck in their back yard and accidentally shot the pup in the head when he started acting too playful and got too close to the action. Fortunately, he was rushed off to the vet, who was able to remove the nail and keep the dog alive. Be sure to click the link to see the amazing photos of the X-rays and removed nail.

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I'd prefer to be warned before seeing something like this, especially when there are kids nearby. Just choose a less visceral image for the main page, please. It *was* a nice evening, and now I'm trying not to cry.
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Hrm. I didn't consider this horribly shocking- the image anyhow. Yucky, no doubt. I've seen worse footage on TV on a dog mauling a woman. Things like 'worst shark attack' kind of shows. Pictures of the damage. Poor puppy. Must have been very alarming trying to rush to the vet. Glad it survived.
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You guys have hit the nail on the head with this story.

What's sad is that the owner was so careless. Should be investigated and charged. Would have been way worse if it happened to a child.
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"Accidentally"?????? Yeah, sure......

Nail guns have safety switches on them.
You have to be deliberately pressing on something to fire the nail.

I don't buy it.
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Maybe you need to fracture the blog again and call it Shockorama, to keep posts there which are involve material not for the faint of heart. That little guy was lucky.
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Nail guns do have safety switches, but only to prevent nails from firing off into the air, it's a pressure switch requiring the gun to be up against something in order to fire. If you're doing lots of nailing, it's not uncommon to keep the trigger depressed constantly and use the safety switch as the trigger, placing a nail every time the gun touches down. I can easily see how an animal or another person can accidentally get shot in this manner.

But using a nail gun around energetic animals and or children is careless. If you wouldn't let them run around at a gun range, you shouldn't let them run around when you're using a nail gun.
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Hmmm... Gerry is right. Both my nail guns have to be pressed down for the nail to be fired.

Scenario for Genus Relativists above: the cruise ship sank, and you are in a lifeboat with a child and your very own pug, Mr Pugg. When you get hungry, who do you eat? Mr Pugg, or the child who is nothing to you?
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Sometimes you gotta state the obvious, Splint.

You know, the more I think about this, the less I believe the guy's story.

felix, Mr Pugg's already made his decision who he's gonna eat. Just ask him.
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I can't handle seeing stuff like this... it makes me really sad. I'm glad the puppy lived, but seriously, I don't need to see the poor boo with a nail in his head.
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Yeah, I tend to agree with the sensitive folks on this matter. Once Boing Boing, allegedly a blog of "wonderful things" published an article on castration. If they think that's fine and wonderful, then great, I never need to go back. And I won't.
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I don't see anything wrong with this. Yes the photo is sad, and for the faint of heart disturbing, but it's like the story was, Dog gets nail to the head, suffers and dies gruesome death!
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I can see why it was posted here; it's cool that the dog's OK. But I'd rather have read a warning, then had to click through before seeing the photo. Seeing it really turned my stomach.
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It's funny that a few of you have mentioned a NeatoNSFW sub-blog because that's one I suggested to Alex for all the neat stuff around the web that's questionable for the Neato audience.
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Poor baby!
I once had a boxer and they are the sweetest, dopiest things. It just kills me to see one in pain!
I am glad things worked out and he is okay!
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Sigh... I was being sarcastic. Must we really segregate the entire blog into special interest group categories? It just makes it more of a hassle to switch categories, and I am sick of this "Why did you show this to me?" attitude. Nobody has the right to not be offended.
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It's not so much the picture that disturbs me (well, it does) but we're treating some idiot's stupid mistake at the expense of his pet as "neat". I'd be more interested in this if it were an injured stray dog that was found outside or if this was truly a freak accident. Right now it just stinks of irresponsability and as we can see it's rubbing a lot of people the wrong way.

You know, there is a reason why I make sure my bird is back in her cage when I'm cooking or whatever. It's a bird. It's dumb as rocks. It doesn't understand the dangerous we humans take for granted. If I submitted an article like "PET STARLING ACCIDENTALLY DEEP FRIED, LIVES TO SEE ANOTHER DAY
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Gauldar and Zaulankris both make valid points. More sub-blogs are not needed. When I crave grue, cool, nsfw, and other stuff, there are plenty of sites that can provide me with a fix. I come here for NEAT. N*E*A*T. I want consistent neat, and not the so-called "orama" stuff. And WTF is that supposed to mean anyway?? "Orama" "covers everything else"??
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I think it's like Trick'or'Treat. Either it's "neat", or it's "ama"?

a·ma? ?/??m?/ Show Spelled[ah-mah]

–noun,plurala·mas, a·ma.

a Japanese diver, usually a woman, who tends underwater oyster beds used in the cultivation of pearls.

Well, there you have it, I come here for both. Curse you Alex, and your anti-oyster agenda. WE WANT OUR AMA!
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(Ugh, Neatorama ate the rest of my post it seems)

[... ] If I submitted an article like "PET STARLING ACCIDENTALLY DEEP FRIED, LIVES TO SEE ANOTHER DAY" I'm pretty sure people would go ballistic (in a bad way). and with good reason!
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Hmmmm.... pearl divers, eh? And if I remember correctly, they dive topless.

So where are they?!? I want 'em here too!

(Actually I consider just about anything as being neat, but I am irked at the contention presented here at one time that "orama", rather than meaning a showcase of sorts, meant "everything that is not 'neat'")
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Come on everyone. If this guy had deliberately shot his dog we wouldn't be reading this article right now because he wouldn't have rushed him to the vet, told them all about how it happened and then shelled out at *LEAST* a couple thousand dollars for emergency surgery. Nope. He would have instead buried the dog under the new deck and went on with his day.

There's no gore and puddles of blood here, and the dog survived a one-in-a-million freak accident. At first I said "Holy crap! WTF?!" and then I was happy to read that Max is recovering.

How come no one's mentioned that those were some damn good vets and staff that deserve a huge THANK-YOU for saving a dog from a horrific and usually fatal injury?
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Awesome! The only way this could have been better is if the lousy dog had died. Most dogs deserve a nail in the head, especially the one's that crap in my yard. So there.
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Dootflotchie said what I was going to. This kind of surgery is extremely expensive, and I know a lot of people who would turn to their kids and say,"I'm sorry kids, it was just his time." and ask the vet to give him the needle. Lots of people who could afford it would do that simply because they don't value the animal's life as much as their digital television and internet.

This guy had a million opportunities to give up and bury the dog between the incident and the trip to the vet. If he had done it on purpose, he would have taken the first one.

Also, this is neat in the same way that story about a guy with railroad spike in his skull was neat. THEY LIVED.
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I'm going to be a grammar nerd here. That first sentence reads oddly to me. Doesn't the 'started' and 'got' use the same subject as the 'shot'? I'm not sure I'm explaining that well, so here:

"Max’s owner was working on the deck in their back yard and accidentally shot the pup in the head when he started acting too playful and got too close to the action. "

I'm not sure I'm correct, and I know it's silly, but doesn't that imply that that Max's owner was the one being playful and getting to close?
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Oh, I wouldn't say he did it on purpose. Just that he was irresponsible and should be charged with animal cruelty, whether he intended to be cruel or not.
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I'm surprised so many people don't believe this was an accident. The guy rushed the dog to the vet right away. Have you ever taken a dog to a vet for an emergency like this? Sort of expensive. He'd have to be an idiot to do it on purpose and then need to pay to have the dog fixed.
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