Friday, August 9, 2013

Hope There's More To This Story...

Gerry sends in a story of a guy who's really going to be in the doghouse...

Man saves dog from sinking ship, then goes back for wife
When you hear about a man saving his dog from a sinking ship, it’s hard to not be moved by the tale of an animal lover’s heroism. But the story becomes slightly less heroic when you learn that the man saved his dog before his own wife.

But that’s apparently what happened when Graham Anley and his wife, Cheryl, found their yacht sinking after it hit a reef while on a voyage from East London to Madagascar.
To be fair, he did go back and rescue his wife. Eventually. Now, it's possible that the dog was in worse shape, or even that the wife told him to get the dog first. I really hope that's the case. Because otherwise, a dude who owns a yacht is about to find out what being "cast off" really means... Also, I would imagine that losing his yacht may be of more importance to his peace of mind, too - hitting reef and sinking an ocean-worthy yacht is probably pretty high up there on the #FirstWorldProblems list...

But damn, man. Man's best friend doesn't know what a divorce attorney is. You put the dog over the wife, you better be looking for the sharks that can swim on the land. The ones in the water only want to eat you. The ones on land want to bleed you dry...

Move over little dog, a big ol' dog's 'a movin' in...

That is all.

7 comments:

Rifleman762 said...

I wonder if he saved the dog first because the dog can't climb up a mast or take care of itself to prevent drowning as well as the wife can.

Anonymous said...

I think you get a new ex-wife with every yacht you buy or at least that is how it seemed in Cape May.


Gerry

Geodkyt said...

Could also be the mutt was between him and the wife. It's one thing to grab a dog by the scruff of the neck and chuck it "over there". Realistically, no time lost in that case.

If you can do that with your wife (even if she's Breda sized), you're the Incredible Hulk.

Anonymous said...

hard to replace a good dog...wives are easy to replace,if you can afford a yacht

Paul, Dammit! said...

Anonymous beat me to this one.

Anyhow, now I understand why my wife won't let me have a dog.

Sean D Sorrentino said...

The guy is a maritime rescue volunteer. I'll bet he had a pretty thurough abandon ship plan. And he only had to return to her because she got hung up in the ship.

Joel said...

Thinking generously and not knowing a single detail, this possible explanation comes to mind: The yacht is sinking but it's not an "I can only save one" situation. The wife can be trusted not to do something completely deranged while he's getting the dog squared away, and the same can't be said for the dog. Hopefully for the sake of the marriage, the wife was on board with that plan.