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Jun 3, 2004, 07:14 PM
 
from Philadelphia...

Philadelphia Police Say Dog Eats Man
Concerned Relatives Call Police

A 75-year-old man's body parts were found strewn all over a house in the city's Fishtown section Thursday and police said that his dog had been eating him.

Relatives of the dead man, Burt Burhart, said they had not talked to him for about a month so they went to his home. They said it was not uncommon for him not to answer the door. They had been checking on him, but after four weeks they decided it was time to call police.

Around 10:30 a.m., police and family members entered the house and they found Burhart's remains scattered throughout the first floor of his rowhouse.

Burhart's dog, Buddy, had apparently eaten some of the remains.

Family members did not want to go on camera but told NBC 10 News that Burhart was a loner. He never married and had no children. A nephew said family members called him regularly. Many neighbors couldn't remember the last tiime they saw him, either.

Burhart's family said he got Buddy about six months ago for companionship. Despite what happened, nobody seems to blame the dog. Burhart's brothers are now taking care of Buddy and said they are sure that the dog did not kill him.

Okay...so thats a bit sick-o but hey, the poor dog didnt have anybody to feed him so what's a self-respecting pup to do.

Here's the good part: "Burhart's brothers are now taking care of Buddy..."

Here's a picture of the aforementioned dog and brother. Take care of him sure, but you would you let the dog that just ATE your dead brother lick your face?? Now that's love.


     
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Jun 3, 2004, 07:40 PM
 
I wonder if they'll be holding a service for the dog's droppings?

Ugh.
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 07:55 PM
 
That's really nasty...but yeah, you can't blame the dog. I mean...the dead guy was food...

I hope they washed the dog's mouth out before that. I hope they washed it out repeatedly.
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Jun 3, 2004, 07:58 PM
 
well, it was taken right after the cops and family broke in and found him...crime scene tape is still up even.

ugh.
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 07:59 PM
 
Originally posted by CMYKid:
well, it was taken right after the cops and family broke in and found him...crime scene tape is still up even.

ugh.
Now that's gross. Perhaps the brothers are a little...umm...senile?

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Jun 3, 2004, 08:01 PM
 
So, you ever see Alive?

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Jun 3, 2004, 08:04 PM
 
In stores soon, new Purina Puppy Chow with Geriatric Chunks.

Seriously, that's one f'ed up story. My dog would probably just sit there licking my face for 4 weeks.
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 08:18 PM
 
"hmm. fresh meat. this guy looks pretty old too, he probably doesnt have a lot of miles left on him. i wonder what he'll taste like. lemme have a little lick."

or

"i will dine on this old mans liver with fava beans and a nice chianti - licklicklicklicklick"
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 08:45 PM
 
Originally posted by tavilach:
Now that's gross. Perhaps the brothers are a little...umm...senile?


weeellllll...senile, not sure...but I do see a flannel shirt and a trucker hat so that could account for a few things.
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 09:15 PM
 
Originally posted by Socially Awkward Solo:
So, you ever see Alive?
Read the book when it first came out, but I haven't seen the movie.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 04:03 AM
 
Almost exactly the same thing happened in Norway a month or two ago (I think I might even have posted about it here), except in that case the dog was put to sleep.

Although it's quite gross that they let the dog lick their faces without as much as brushing its teeth, I think it's a good thing they're taking care of it. Why should they blame the dog? It's a dog. If a dog's owner is a loner and suddenly one day has a heart attack or something and dies, and the dog is locked in the house for a month - would you expect a dog to let itself starve to death? Hardly, it's a dog!
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 05:38 AM
 
Same thing happened next door to my hold house when i was a little kid. The lady next door had like a million cats, and when she died..... cats had to eat. I don't remember any details as I as 1 or 2 at the time. But its not all that uncommon.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 10:44 AM
 
Originally posted by itai195:
In stores soon, new Purina Puppy Chow with Geriatric Chunks.

Seriously, that's one f'ed up story. My dog would probably just sit there licking my face for 4 weeks.
While eating your leg.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 10:53 AM
 
Soylent green anyone?
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Jun 4, 2004, 10:54 AM
 
Tastes like chicken.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 11:06 AM
 
It's not as if the dog killed the old dude and then had lunch. He probably went days, maybe more than a week without eating. Or drinking? Besides, when the old guy died, his bowels relaxed and he began to bloat. It wasn't as if the dog was eating his master. The dog just knew there was rotting meat there and he wasn't being fed.

The dog was probably traumatized in some doggie way with his master and friend gone like that.

Survival, even if it's gruesome, is acceptable. If it were the other way around, would too many people blink twice if a trapped person had to eat their dog to survive?
Kudos to the man's family for seeing that and not killing a poor dog who just ate to live.

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Jun 4, 2004, 11:54 AM
 

Survival, even if it's gruesome, is acceptable. If it were the other way around, would too many people blink twice if a trapped person had to eat their dog to survive?
Kudos to the man's family for seeing that and not killing a poor dog who just ate to live. [/B]

Maybe thats why a lot of peopole living on the streets keep dogs...

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Jun 4, 2004, 12:29 PM
 
Originally posted by CMYKid:
weeellllll...senile, not sure...but I do see a flannel shirt and a trucker hat so that could account for a few things.
You, my friend, are a raciest!

     
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Jun 4, 2004, 01:08 PM
 
He would be an elitist (actually he'd be correct). Racist would have something to do with their... wait for it... race!

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Jun 4, 2004, 01:18 PM
 
Originally posted by Socially Awkward Solo:
So, you ever see Alive?
..or Ric Burns' hair-raising documentary The Donner Party ....
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 01:23 PM
 
Originally posted by voyageur:
..or Ric Burns' hair-raising documentary The Donner Party ....
Discover magazine (I think ) some years back had a great analysis of who died and why on the Donner party. Essentially, if you were a loner or had no strong family ties within the group, you became breakfast.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 01:40 PM
 
Originally posted by The Ginger Rat:
Discover magazine (I think ) some years back had a great analysis of who died and why on the Donner party. Essentially, if you were a loner or had no strong family ties within the group, you became breakfast.
"voted off the island", so to speak.
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 01:53 PM
 
Originally posted by The Ginger Rat:
Discover magazine (I think ) some years back had a great analysis of who died and why on the Donner party. Essentially, if you were a loner or had no strong family ties within the group, you became breakfast.
I read that, too. People actually waited for others to die...

Actually, they did that in Alive!, too.


Then there's Stalingrad...
     
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Jun 4, 2004, 05:20 PM
 
yeah, so much discussion has revolved around the dog...I'm QUITE ok with the ddog eatin the old codger, what the hell else WOULD a reasonable person expect the poor pup to do after all...

The thing that really stopped me in my tracks was the fact that the guy sits there happily letting the dog lick his face. It's not as if it's sometime later, they're AT the crime scene so itsa pretty good bet they know exactly where that mouth has been!

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Jun 4, 2004, 05:28 PM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
I read that, too. People actually waited for others to die...

Actually, they did that in Alive!, too.


Then there's Stalingrad...
Yes, it was interesting how acceptable it got for many of them as time passed. As long as one didn't take an active step to end another's life, it became much more excusable to wait and take advantage of a "natural" event. The will to live is strong and I think that is understandable.

But that one guy who was suspected of offing at least one person and was found making stews etc. of the body parts- I think he went way over the edge!
     
   
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