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Wednesday, September 17, 2008


posted by on September 17 at 15:50 PM

From the Seattle Times:

The cancer patient who was mauled by puppies in his Parkland home last month has died in a Shelton nursing home.

Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell says autopsy results are still pending for 55-year-old Michael Warner, who died on Friday…. Warner was dropped off at a hospital about a month ago. Doctors called the police who arrested his daughter and another women for investigation of criminal mistreatment…. Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says it appears that more than 20 dogs were left in Warner’s home and not fed. Troyer says some of the puppies used Warner as a food source.

But what kind of puppies were they? Evil pit bull puppies that eat cancer patients for fun? Or cute lab puppies that eat cancer patients because they have no choice?

UPDATE: Mystery solved! Pit bull puppies! So cute!


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It would be cool if he were nibbled to death by scottie puppies.

Scottie puppies are so cute!

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 17, 2008 4:01 PM

I can't find any mention of what breed(s), but KIRO quoted one of the man's neighbors on August 11:

Neighbors said the dogs often fought each other.

“They were vicious dogs. On time they came up to the fence and started fighting each other and they ripped one dog’s neck and (the owners) had to take it and get it fixed because they were killing each other,” said neighbor Luke Hale. “I’ve been around dogs all my life and there was something wrong with those dogs.”

Posted by Man in the Street | September 17, 2008 4:08 PM

They found this man's partially devoured body, and his camera.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 17, 2008 4:13 PM

The original Times story of the incident mentions 27 dogs "of various sizes and breeds," though the subhead says "pit-bull puppies."

Cold comfort: ""The dogs didn't attack him," Troyer said. "He was down, and they used him as a food source."" Blech.

Posted by tomasyalba | September 17, 2008 4:21 PM

@4, maybe you find "cold comfort" in being dined on by dogs ...

Posted by Youngblood | September 17, 2008 4:28 PM


Posted by Mr. Poe | September 17, 2008 4:46 PM

Mary Provost did not look her best
The day the cops busted into her loneiy nest
In the cheap hotel up
on Hollywood West July 29
She'd been lyin' there
for two or three weeks
The neighbors said
they never heard a squeak
For hungry eyes that couid not speak
Said even little doggies have got to eat
She was winner
That became a doggie's dinner
She never meant that much to me
(But now I see) Oh poor Mary

(Marie Provost By Nick Lowe)

Posted by COMTE | September 17, 2008 5:00 PM

In this case I don't think it matters that they were pit-bulls. I think the starvation, over crowding, and abuse probably was triggered the attack. Usually it's only cats that consumes there dead owners.

p.s. This doesn't mean I like pits. I think they are as inbred and imbecilic as the people who insist on breeding them.

Posted by yucca flower | September 17, 2008 5:02 PM

Actually, it was the "cute" caption that made my real objection to these dogs clear to me. They are not cute. Not as adults and sure not as puppies.

If a dog isn't attractive, what good is it?

Posted by whatevernevermind | September 17, 2008 5:06 PM

@7: marie prevost immediately came to mind, too.

@8: he wasn't dead. he JUST DIED in the nursing home.

Posted by max solomon | September 17, 2008 5:11 PM

Oh, it's Sarah Palin's kids!

Posted by eliza | September 17, 2008 5:50 PM

eliza ftw

Posted by Bob | September 17, 2008 6:57 PM

You got that right, Bob.

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 17, 2008 10:10 PM

@8, assuming the article's right and the global anti-pit bull conspiracy hasn't taken over the seattle times, there were various types of dogs there of all ages and breeds but only the pit bull puppies mauled the old man.

Posted by jrrrl | September 18, 2008 12:31 AM

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