January 21, 2013

"Yesterday my tiny, much-loved man Alan passed away in a tragic accident."

"Thank you to all that were there to help, all the kind wishes."

25 comments:

EMD said...

Absurd.

Absolutely absurd.

Comanche Voter said...

Looks like the staffer should have had some training before being allowed to use a leash. Tsk Tsk.

rhhardin said...

My vet (an all-animal doctor) says that horses are accidents looking for a place to happen.

Freeman Hunt said...

rhhardin, makes sense. One wouldn't expect alligators on stilts to be stable.

EDH said...

Time for a "Dutch" Dachshund?

edutcher said...

Yeah, when in doubt, pick 'em up when transporting the little guys.

Pragmatist said...

Poor pooch! I would hate to be the staff member that took him for a walk to doggie heaven

bagoh20 said...

I can imagine the specifics of how this happened, and it sounds horrible. Dog pinched in door, jogger trapped in door. The only way out for the jogger is to kill the dog by moving the door, but not moving the door kills the dog. I'm glad I was not there, and especially glad I was not the dog walker... or the dog.

Smilin' Jack said...

Revolving doors are a stupid damned nuisance.

madAsHell said...

my tiny, much loved man, Alan

If I recall correctly, there was a bit of a dust up here concerning individuals vs. people, persons.

Now, somebody thinks her dog is a man?

sonicfrog said...

Don't let this news spread across the pond to the US... We're likely to try and pass some sort of revolving door control laws or something!!!!

Russ said...

@Smilin' Jack

I dislike them as well (always opting to use a standard door when I can), but apparently they're better in cold climates and building with large atriums at keeping the hot side hot and the cold side cold.

bagoh20 said...

"Now, somebody thinks her dog is a man?"

You gotta admit that's refreshing.

Palladian said...

I hate revolving doors and this just confirms that they're evil.

Revenant said...

That's too bad.

sydney said...

The reference to the "little man" confused me. Was shocked to find out it was a dog. Poor little thing. What a terrible way to die.

EMD said...

Who names a dog "Alan"?

chrisnavin.com said...

As much as I enjoy the company of dogs, they're not people and for the most part we don't know what they're thinking

Methadras said...

When I worked in NorCal, I worked for a company that was dog friendly. They would allow employees to be able to bring their dogs into the office as long as you followed certain rules, like having a baby gate and you let them out, they've been vaccinated. At first it struck me as being very odd to see dogs in an office environment, but after a while, I actually liked it and got used to having other dogs around since it made me miss my dogs back in San Diego that much less until I would fly back on the weekends to be with my family and them.

After a while you got to know the dogs and they got to know you. I thought having them there brought all of us a lot closer as a team because the dogs were great ice breakers too. It made for a very comforting environment after a while and a lot of people were sad when there were a couple of the dogs that got sick and passed away. People rallied around their owners because they were also your friends.

Methadras said...

EMD said...

Who names a dog "Alan"?


I personally wouldn't. But I did meet a British Bulldog pup named Fred and he was so damned cute. I wish we could post pics.

SteveR said...

Obviously he wasn't a man, since he got killed in a revolving door being distracted by a jogger.

Ann Althouse said...

Revolving doors are ridiculously dangerous (especially to children and other slow-moving/inattentive people).

Why are they allowed? It's perfectly nutty. They would never be introduced today if they were a new invention.

ErnieG said...

I was saddened to read this story because my wife and I have experienced the loss of our miniature dachshund, Coco. There is something about this breed that is particularly endearing.

ampersand said...

Revolving doors are ridiculously dangerous

Perhaps helmets and a seat belt can be mandated in order to use one.

They would never be introduced today if they were a new invention

Worse yet they could have been invented to spin on a horizontal axis.

Methadras said...

Ann Althouse said...

Revolving doors are ridiculously dangerous (especially to children and other slow-moving/inattentive people).

Why are they allowed? It's perfectly nutty. They would never be introduced today if they were a new invention.


Escalator accidents are far more common than revolving door accidents. While I too am not a fan of revolving doors, they do make one cautious upon approach, ingress, and transitioning into egress. If egress is in doubt, you can also revolve until a state of comfort is achieved to attempt it within or outside the building.