A man from Little Rock, Arkansas was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbors beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owners fenced-in yard, as was the man. The award was less than sought because the jury felt that the man who, at the time, was shooting the animal repeatedly with a pellet gun might have provoked the dog.

‘Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.’ Albert Einstein

‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.’ Albert Einstein

‘I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty. Actually, I’m more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.’ Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead)

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  49 comments for “Weirdness

  1. January 17, 2015 1:48 am at 1:48 am

    Infinite stupidity… Truth. It is everywhere!!

    Have yourself a peach of a weekend, Sandee! big hugs xoxo

    • January 17, 2015 9:45 am at 9:45 am

      It is indeed everywhere. πŸ™‚

  2. January 17, 2015 2:36 am at 2:36 am

    It's a strange world Isn't it LOL

    Have a tanfabulous day Sandee :-h

    • January 17, 2015 9:46 am at 9:46 am

      It's a very strange world Steve. πŸ™‚

  3. January 17, 2015 2:40 am at 2:40 am

    Weirdness is the perfect title, either that or stupidity.

    • January 17, 2015 9:46 am at 9:46 am

      Either one will do Rhonda. πŸ™‚

  4. January 17, 2015 2:49 am at 2:49 am

    What??? Didn't the Beagle get a reward???

    • January 17, 2015 9:46 am at 9:46 am

      No, and the Beagle should have got all the money. πŸ™‚

  5. Ann
    January 17, 2015 3:39 am at 3:39 am

    I think the beagle should have filed a counter claim.

    • January 17, 2015 9:47 am at 9:47 am

      Me too Ann. That jury didn't get this right. πŸ™‚

  6. January 17, 2015 5:25 am at 5:25 am

    Yup those are a little on the weird side. That guy shooting the dog should go to jail. Good ones Sandee, you and Zane have a great day. Big hugs to Little Bit.

    • January 17, 2015 9:47 am at 9:47 am

      I agree Marg. That guy should have gone to jail for animal cruelty. πŸ™‚

  7. January 17, 2015 5:49 am at 5:49 am

    The beagle should have had a better lawyer.

    Have a great Saturday Sandee and say hi to Zane & Little Bit.

    Cruisin' Paul

    • January 17, 2015 9:48 am at 9:48 am

      I agree Paul. The attorney for the bad guy must have done a really good job. πŸ™‚

  8. January 17, 2015 6:09 am at 6:09 am

    Know I understand relativity!

    • January 17, 2015 9:48 am at 9:48 am

      Yep, it's just this simple Joe. πŸ™‚

  9. January 17, 2015 7:04 am at 7:04 am

    roche' said to tell you he's feeling a tiny bit better and if i bring him ice cream and cake in bed he'll be as good as new. i'm going to go ride that pink bike now and hope i don't fall on my bee-hind.

    smiles, bee

    • January 17, 2015 9:49 am at 9:49 am

      I think he was just mad because you went on a cruise and he stayed home. That's what I think. πŸ™‚

  10. January 17, 2015 7:11 am at 7:11 am

    What is stupid is awarding a guy an money at all for getting bit by a dog under those circumstances. If that's for real, I'm amazed!

    • January 17, 2015 9:49 am at 9:49 am

      I agree Jean. It's plain crazy is what it is. πŸ™‚

  11. January 17, 2015 7:57 am at 7:57 am

    Einstein's comments are superb!
    Have a great weekend!

    • January 17, 2015 9:51 am at 9:51 am

      They are indeed. He was a brilliant man. πŸ™‚

  12. January 17, 2015 9:36 am at 9:36 am

    Yikes! I don't where to start… stupidity lends me an infinite source of replies.

    • January 17, 2015 9:52 am at 9:52 am

      Me too, but there are so many of these kinds of things happening. It boggles the mind. πŸ™‚

  13. January 17, 2015 9:56 am at 9:56 am

    There is much stupidity in the legal system with that award.

    Have a super boating weekend. Big hugs, honey…

    • January 17, 2015 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm

      Yep, there are stupid people that hang out in the courthouse indeed.

      We're enjoying our boat. Thanks honey. πŸ™‚

  14. January 17, 2015 10:35 am at 10:35 am

    Ha! I agree with Ann! Where is the Beagle's rights. Stupid people out there…well, he'll get his. Karma is a bitch and what comes around, goes around…getting his arse bitten was only the beginning of his ill fortune.

    I love both Einstein quotes – and completely agree!

    Wishing you a fab weekend, Sandee! xoxoxo

    • January 17, 2015 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm

      Yes, he'll get his. What comes around usually goes around, but often not quickly enough. πŸ™‚

  15. January 17, 2015 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm

    And what's really sad is you can't make stupid illegal.

    • January 17, 2015 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm

      It's a shame isn't it. πŸ™‚

  16. January 17, 2015 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm

    As usual, I had fun reading this. But really? those quotes drive home. πŸ˜‰

    • January 17, 2015 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm

      Yes they do. πŸ™‚

  17. January 17, 2015 1:40 pm at 1:40 pm

    I support the beagle πŸ˜‰

    • January 17, 2015 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm

      I do too Mike. πŸ™‚

  18. January 17, 2015 3:57 pm at 3:57 pm

    why the heck did that nasty human get even .01 cent?

    • January 17, 2015 4:21 pm at 4:21 pm

      I don't know because he sure shouldn't have. πŸ™‚

  19. January 17, 2015 7:53 pm at 7:53 pm

    The beagle was on a chain in its owners fenced-in yard, as was the man.

    OK, why was the main chained in the neighbor's yard?

    • January 18, 2015 11:32 am at 11:32 am

      Well, that's the way it was worded and I didn't change it. I'm guessing they meant that the bad guy was in the dogs yard. πŸ™‚

  20. January 18, 2015 5:28 pm at 5:28 pm

    That brave beagle should definitely get an award, along with free kibble for the rest of his life! Humanity just never ceases to amaze me…

    • January 19, 2015 11:42 am at 11:42 am

      I just can't understand why that guy was awarded anything. He was being very mean to that dog. πŸ™‚

  21. January 18, 2015 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm

    I think the man should have been awarded a few shots from the beagle.

    • January 19, 2015 11:42 am at 11:42 am

      I agree Binky. πŸ™‚

  22. January 19, 2015 10:38 am at 10:38 am

    Well if they were going to have to pay out anyway, too bite the Beagle didn't do more harm. πŸ˜‰

    • January 19, 2015 11:42 am at 11:42 am

      I agree with that. Perhaps if he wasn't tied up he would have done better. πŸ™‚

  23. January 19, 2015 6:17 pm at 6:17 pm

    $14,500?-unbelievable! Weirdness indeed πŸ™‚

    • January 20, 2015 7:03 am at 7:03 am

      In America this happens so often. πŸ™‚

  24. MNL
    February 25, 2018 1:17 pm at 1:17 pm

    As far as I’m concerned, he shouldn’t have been in someone’s backyard without their permission, shouldn’t have been shooting the dog with pellets so he shouldn’t have gotten any money and in fact should have paid the vet bills for the beagle plus extra for emotional suffering and pay for the beagle’s lawyer for suing. That would have taught him to stay out of people’s backyards and not to shoot animals, especially not to shoot animals in their home. I think the jury was crazy for giving him anything. I hope the beagle’s family appealed and countersued.

    • Comedy Plus
      February 25, 2018 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm

      It boggles the mind. Boggles the mind. I can’t imagine shooting at a dog with a pellet gun. This guy is a whack job. Just saying. πŸ‘Ώ

      • MNL
        February 25, 2018 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm

        Totally agree with you

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