Old Man Drowns Trying to Rescue Pet Dog That Fell in River

Yan's family members are grieve at the scene of the incident.

From Sina:

Little Dog Falls into Moat While Playing; 59-Year-Old Master Drowns in Rescue

The Beijing News – “To Save a Dog, He Sacrificed His Life.” Yesterday morning at around 11:30am, along the bank of Zuoanmen Bridge Moat, accompanied with a heartrending lung-splitting cry, multiple passers-by shook their heads and sighed.

A 59-year-old man took a walk with his little dogs. The little dog fell into the moat while frolicking. The man was so eager to save his little dog that he jumped into the river. The firefighters who rushed to the scene pulled the man and the little dog ashore, the little dog was rescued, but the dog owner drowned.

The teddy dog [a type of “designer dog”] fell into the water while playing by the river.

An elderly man who was playing the Hulusi by the moat witnessed the drowning.

He recalled, at around 10am that morning, a man over 50 years old arrived at the moat riding a motor tricycle, with two small dogs on the back seat. The man carried the two teddy dogs out, one grey, one brown. “The two little dogs were playing happily, barking.”

The two little dogs were playing right by the guardrails, and just beyond the guardrails was the over 2-meter deep moat.

“The dark grey little dog fell into the river.” According to the elderly witness, the little dog fell through a gap between the guardrails, and was pitter-pattering in the water.

Dog owner went into the water holding onto his belt and sank

Seeing the dog fall into the river, the dog owner took off his clothes in a hurry, and with only his underpants on, he went into the water to save the dog.

“While in the river, he even said the water was not deep…” The witness says the man tied one side of his belt to the guardrails and held onto the other side of it while going into the water. The water came up to the man’s chest as he held onto the belt with one hand and reached for the little dog about one meter away with his other hand.

The little dog in the water swam further away upon seeing someone come down.

The man moved further into the river. At that moment, the belt tied to the guardrail suddenly broke off and he slipped towards the center of the river.

“Only when I saw him choking on the water did I scream ‘Oh no, you don’t know how to swim?” said to the eyewitness.

Firefighters recovering the body of an elderly man who had drowned trying to save his dog who had fallen into the water.

Firefighters tied ropes on their waists to recover body

None of the few people on the bank could swim, and someone ran to the nearby fire station for help.

20 meters away from the scene of the incident was the Longtanhu Fire Station Detachment.

According to squadron commander Fan Haohao, at about 10:30am in the morning, a city resident came looking for help. 9 firefighters with life jackets and life buoys rushed to the scene. “When we arrived there, the man had already sunk into the water. All we could see from the surface were tiny air bubbles.

A firefighter with his waist tied to a rescue rope jumped into the water to search and rescue. He first grabbed the drowning man’s foot, but due to his heavy weight, he was unable to complete the recovery of the body. Immediately, another firefighter with a rescue rope tied [to his waist] went into the water and tied the man’s ankle with the rescue rope. The firefighters on the bank held the rope, and the two firefighters in the water raised the man, together carrying him ashore.

After recovering the man, the firefighters in the water then rescued the pitter-pattering little dog ashore.

The teddy dog was rescued but the dog owner drowned

Fan Haohao said when the man was recovered ashore, “his neck was purple, his belly had swollen up, and was no longer breathing.”

Firefighters quickly gave the man manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR], but they still unable to save his life. Subsequently, the police who arrived were also on the scene conducting an investigation.

Yesterday [July 31] morning at about 11:30am, family members of the drowned man arrived at the scene. Upon seeing the man’s body wrapped in a white cloth and a broken brown belt, they fell to the ground painfully crying.

Next to the dead body was a motor tricycle with two teddy dogs sitting on the back seat, staring at their master’s body lying on the ground in silence. Amongst which, the gray little dog was still wet.

According to the drowned man’s family members, the deceased was surnamed Yan, 59 years old, “normally loved dogs as much as his own life.”

The deceased

The little dog that cost him his life was his favorite

“Loved dogs as much as his own life” is his family members’ comment on Mr. Yan.

At the age of 59 years old, he was still single; and his left arm was slightly disabled.

According to his younger sister, Yan was 1.8 meter in height, didn’t have any grey hair on his head, and lived alone in a low-rent apartment in Songjia Village.

He had no children, and in order to divert himself from loneliness, he kept a brown and a grey teddy dogs as his companions.

[…]

His life was happy because of the little dogs

Between “Zai’er” and “Nini” [names of his two dogs], Yan liked “Nini”more.

Dark grey “Nini” is small and delicate, and would often run and jump about in front of Mr. Yan. According to [Yan’s] younger sister, every time Yan saw the little pet frolic about, her brother’s face would also reveal a smile. “Zai’er is very well-behaved and obedient, but Nini is especially naughty, but my brother never hit or scolded it.”

The two teddy dogs brought Mr. Yan great happiness.

He [Yan] often put “Zai’er” and “Nini” on the back seat of his motor tricycle. And then, like carrying children, he would ride his motor tricycle around, taking them for rides.

According to the younger sister, before the incident happened, her brother and several relatives were supposed to get together for lunch, but some relatives were otherwise engaged and couldn’t make it, so the family gathering was cancelled. Yesterday [July 31] morning at about 11:00am, Ms. Yan suddenly received a call from the police, “informing me that my big brother went into water to save his dog… that something had happened. They wanted us come immediately.”

“I immediately guessed it was Nini who caused this, my brother spoiled Nini too much,” the younger sister said in tears.

Reminder

Little dogs rarely drown when they fall into the water

According to a staff member at a pet hospital in Beijing, most dogs are born swimmers. If a little dog is being naughty and jumps into the river to swim, there’s no need to worry about it drowning. Normally in water 2-4 meters deep, a puppy can by itself swim ashore. In the situation where the little dog is unable to get ashore, the dog owner still shouldn’t rashly go into the water. If the condition on the scene allow, just extend a stick into the river, and the puppy will grab the stick to come ashore.

According to Fan Haohao of Longtanhu Fire Station Detachment, the vertical height between the riverbed of Zuoanmen Moat and the bank was more than 3 meters. From the water surface to the shore, there are some openings in the walls where one can step out but the place where Mr. Yan was didn’t happened to have anywhere for him to step onto.

Firefighters suggest that if a puppy falls into the water and can’t be rescued, one can call 119 [fire department] or 110 [police department] for help. Those who can’t swim but rashly go into the water will greatly endanger themselves.

A sketch of Yan trying to save his puppy.

Comments from Sina :

坦白的笨鸟 [广西南宁]:

Does this count as sacrificing oneself to rescue others? Should we give him some praise? He loved dogs more than he loved himself, so selfless. In the future, we should raise dogs to the same political level as humans, to enjoy the protection of the law. Those who kill dogs should executed, and stray dogs should be given welfare. Dogs that bite [maul] people to death should enjoy the same treatment as mental patients, while the people who were bitten to death deserved it, because you are neither a mental patient nor a dog.

坦白的笨鸟 [广西南宁]:

Dogs are nothing more than animals on the same level as pigs, cows, and horses. We should care more about the parents who raised you, care more about the brothers and sisters who grew up together with you, care more about the relatives and friends who helped you… Aren’t they more important than your dogs? Birds of a feather flock together, hope you don’t turn yourself into a dog.

猫之杯具 [北京]:

He is not worth our sympathy. What I hate the most is uncivilized dog owners who walk their dogs without leashes, letting their dogs shit wherever they please!

手机用户 [北京]:

Beijingers who keep dogs are strange. Dog shit can be seen everywhere on the streets. What are the dog owners thinking? No matter what pets you keep, morality comes first.

rhz01090 [广西桂林]:

A pathetic man. Dogs won’t drown (even a pig naturally knows how to swim). This kind of person dying isn’t worth pity.

泡椒炖豆腐 [安徽六安]:

You don’t have to believe, but you can respect other people’s beliefs. There shouldn’t be anything wrong with kindheartedness, what do you think?

虚拟山 [北京]:

A pitiful man must have something that other people detest.

啊立1号 [香港]:

Dogs and people are equal? I really doubt his state of mind!

用户3684272020 [黑龙江七台河]:

Risked his life for a dog, truly stupid.

没有医保卡的老人 [山东菏泽]: (responding to above)

Dogs compete with humans for food, non-staple foods, threaten people’s safety, pollute the environment, and spread diseases… Our country should introduce policies and restrictions, such as heavy taxes…

动物代言人 [江苏徐州]: (responding to above)

The world belongs to all species, not only humans. What you said is an expression of human selfishness. Besides, dog owners spend their own money buying food to feed their dogs, they don’t steal or rob. What’s it got to do with you?

泽能普润清洁水处理技术 [山东济南]:

Having lived for so many years, you didn’t know dogs are natural-born swimmers?

矮一寸 [湖北荆门]:

I’m reminded of a 2B piece of news from the past. A family was walking a dog but unluckily, the dog fell into a gutter/ditch. To save it, three people died, they didn’t even manage to rescue the dog!!! Such fucking unbelievable people.

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  • mr.wiener

    Unfortunately dogs now how to swim instinctively, People do not.

    • Mighty曹

      But why do they always say “American running dogs” and not swimming?

      • Because Chinese.

        • Mighty曹

          Chinese swimming dogs?

          • Nope. That’s like the concept of a unicorn. NEHHHH

    • Woodbine Willie

      Labrador retrievers are excellent swimmers, then they have webbed feet. Humans long ago evolved from being aquatic lifeforms, much as spiders did from crabs.

  • I rescued one of mom’s dogs from the lake when it fell off the houseboat and promptly started to sink. It was the most pathetic attempt at swimming I had ever seen. Half of my mom’s dogs (she has about 13 small dogs, for some reason), when they get in the pool, they can swim with the heads above water for about a meter or two before they start to go under.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Trying real hard to come up with a smart ass comment, but nothing.

    • Mighty曹

      Come back with one, later.

    • lonetrey / Dan

      “I guess you can’t teach an old man new tricks?”

      … feels really mean spirited, actually. Personally, I would’ve done the same as this old man if it were a cat that I owned. But I can swim.

  • WoRPt

    Man Let Go of Drowning Girl to Save Himself, Netizen Reactions

    Um….

  • Kevin Yu

    Reading “None of the few people on the bank could swim.” is kinda sad. I mean thats one thing people SHOULD learn in my opinion.

    Or this comment:
    “Dogs compete with humans for food, non-staple foods, threaten people’s safety, pollute the environment, and spread diseases… Our country should introduce policies and restrictions, such as heavy taxes…”

    Is he fucking kidding? Pollute the enviroment? Just look at those cars, look at the ACs, look at the companies polluting the enviroment. The “few” dogs wont matter at all…

  • Vainsugar

    在中国 狗的地位很高

    • Mighty曹

      Pets in the US are treated like human.

      • Repatriated

        Yep. Good news is that I’m actually comfortable taking my cat to a vet now that he’s come back to the states with me. Vets in China are just now being required to be licensed. Before, you could open a shop, claiming to know about animals….and be in business….

        • Mighty曹

          I’m within 5 mins of a vet clinic that’s open 24/7. I’m not sure there’s such service available in China.

          • Repatriated

            There might be in Shanghai, although I’ve never personally seen one. I did have to make 2 vet visits before coming home. One to get my cat chipped, and another for health checks. Both of these places were pretty good, and the vet techs seemed to really love animals.

            The whole process to “export” my cat was pretty expensive overall ($1k-ish including in-cabin ticket)…but worth it.

          • Mighty曹

            That’s more expensive than ‘kids’ fare but they are family.
            Did your cat accompany you there from the get-go or did you find him in China?

          • Repatriated

            My wife corrected me. It was about $500 total. The ticket to take him in the cabin with us was $125 (United Airlines).

            He is a Hangzhou native cat…but there was no way I was coming home without him.

          • Mighty曹

            Not too bad but still a high price, considering it doesn’t occupy a seat. I’m glad you brought him home and not abandoned it. Memory of my childhood cat I ‘kinda’ left without farewell is still haunting me.

          • Repatriated

            It used to bother me a lot to see the “must find a home for my cat/dog…or i’ll be forced to turn it out on the street” ads that expats would put up just before leaving China. If you KNOW you’ll only be in China a year or two…DON’T get a damned pet that you’ll be forced to abandon if you’re not willing to take it home.

          • Mighty曹

            Just like those morons who buy baby gators or snakes to satisfy their immediate craves without planning for the long term and end up flushing them down the toilets.

          • Baphomet

            in-cabin

            Never really heard of that? Didn’t it go in cargo hold with all the other great unwashed?

          • Cauffiel

            Of course there is…. on every street corner. But here they call it BBQ.

          • Mighty曹

            Hahaha. But still not 24/7.

    • Blurred standards. If I had a dog, I would treat it like my own child…but most importantly, I will always establish myself as the pact leader. In China, I am not so sure of these owners.

      • biggj

        I would not treat my dog like a child…but like a friend. My dog is the most loyal friend I have. This mother fucker has my back thick or thin. My dog has his own life though. My house is like his home base. He comes and goes when he wants. He has a good life. Better than most people I know.

  • biggj

    Next logical step for china is to outlaw water. Any body of water deeper then 3 feet no can go within 10 yards of it.

    • Mighty曹

      One must carry an official ‘swimming/wading certificate’ to breaching the 10 yard buffer.

      • biggj

        And to actually touch the water 2 other certificate holders must be present and be a full radio contact with another certificate holder at a rescue station.

        • Mighty曹

          And finally, the three officials MUST be present before anyone touches or enters water.

          • biggj

            And a document with a random red stamp on it must be sign by all involved parties.

          • biggj

            That sounds like a job for PS to me….I kind of feel bad doing one on this story….Kind of like teasing someone in a wheelchair.

          • Mighty曹

            Like I said, best way to deal with tragedy is by humor.

          • biggj

            i know but…I kind if feel pity for odd reason…like the old guy just loved his dog…even though he could not swim he tries to save it…not know that dogs can swim….bravery and stupidity is a lethal mix.

          • Mighty曹

            You DO have a heart after all. lol

          • MonkeyMouth

            like i said…you talk too much

          • Mighty曹

            Like you don’t?

    • Marcus Black

      Or add swimming classes to primary and secondary education curriculum like in the UK. Seems kids don’t get taught basic life skills in Chinese schools. All they do is study 24 fucking 7.

      • biggj

        The only thing that matters is high grades in school. They don’t have anytime to concern themselves with manners or life skills or survival skills. The kid can do math like a pro but sinks like a fucking rock when you put him in water.

      • Baphomet

        By jove you have got it in one!

  • On one hand dogs are like children to the owners so the rationals go out the window in times of danger. On the other hand, he turned into a cat lady but with toy dogs.

    Sad and silly, yes. Blurred line between humanity for love of animals and the confusion that domesticated animals are more important than actual family members, yes. Misconstrued in animal equality as the first comment shown, yes.

    A woof!

    • Mighty曹

      Plus a meow!

      • Repatriated

        I would for sure jump in to save my cat, but do swim well. I actually saved a poor cat in Shanghai that was floating down a canal on a big clump of branches meowing like crazy. I waded about 15 feet out…waist deep…in the sewage and grabbed the poor little guy.

        I couldn’t get home fast enough to take a shower afterwards, but glad I gave the cat a second chance!

        • Mighty曹

          Nice save, my man!
          I bet there were dozens of onlookers just standing and pointing at you instead of lending a hand.

        • biggj

          Cat was only on its 4th life…jokes on you!

        • don mario

          good for u. surprised you didn’t get a load of comments hating on you for helping a less important than human life!

    • don mario

      blurred the line of humanity for loving an animal and treating it more important than actual family members? what a load of shit. did you read the article? he had no kids, he was a lonely guy who’s dog obviously brought him some joy. its not like his baby and his dog dropped in the river and he let the baby drown while choosing only to save his dog.

      • Reasonably per what is human considering our own people, our own species first, then the other species that we domesticate for our little selfish uses of entertainment and lonely insecurity. If you haven’t read my other comment, maybe you should before you unload your truck of “humanitarian bullshit” because that’s what makes you feel good about yourself, being kind and acceptable to alllllllll controversial issues.

        • don mario

          i feel good about myself for not hating this guy just because he cared for his dog.

  • Mighty曹

    Once again, common sense failed.

  • Repatriated

    I’ll never understand why bodies are left lying around for so long in China. Ambulance stuck in traffic? At least this time they covered the poor guy.

  • YourSupremeCommander

    Let it rip folks, Chinese people can’t:

    swim
    drive

    • Mighty曹

      I downvoted this because it’s true.

      • YourSupremeCommander

        add to my list: up vote

      • MonkeyMouth

        you talk too much

        • Mighty曹

          You’re the one with a monkey mouth.

    • biggj

      only 2 things?lol

      • YourSupremeCommander

        pls add more bro

        • biggj

          Pronounce the letter L.

          I’m sure there are more…I just can’t think of any. lol

          • Cauffiel

            Don’t you mean “ror”

          • biggj

            raughing out roud?

          • Cauffiel

            you got it.

          • Ana Belen Ruiz

            but..but…they do pronounce the letter L! in fact, they pronounce it instead of “R”…at least in spanish
            those who can’t are the japanese…

    • Repatriated

      sing should be added. too many times in China I’d see/hear a “KTV star” walking down the road singing…and it made me cringe…haha.

      • lonetrey / Dan

        I too am guilty of this. Though, I have thoroughly learned my lesson and will never sing again ;__;

        edit: Asian girls are pretty good at singing though! My friends are actually pretty good!

        • Only in shower.

          • Mighty曹

            And while driving.

        • slob

          I’ve noticed that, too. The number of Chinese girls that can sing well is much higher than the Chinese guys who usually don’t really care about singing well because they’re busy gan-bei’ing and vomiting in the toilets. Though for some reason a lot of Chinese in general don’t follow the melody and beat of the songs and sing too early or too late. I asked a few friends about this and they say they’re more focused on getting the notes right than singing at the right time. Bizarre contradiction to what singing should be – a vocal way of expressing your feelings.

          • Mighty曹

            Chinese men don’t sing. They hold the microphone and scream into it.

          • lonetrey / Dan

            A cross between a giggle and snort reflexively escaped as I read your comment. Pretty darn true, judging from most of my guy friends’ KTV performances.

          • Mighty曹

            You know it.

          • Gordon Gogodancer

            They all sing the same…

        • Repatriated

          OH YEAH. Chinese girls can sing “oh baby, oh baby!” if the right methods are used to….errr…JUST KIDDING.

          Seriously though, while I’m no musician myself, I can’t help but wonder how some of these “artists” featured here on the Chinese pop song threads even made it that far. I guess ProTools can do some serious magic these days.

          The Chinese pop star that wrote the song “sitting at people’s square eating fried chicken”….ummmm….WTF was that? I don’t even think Alanis Morrisette, Mariah Carey, or Celine Dion could pull that off for applause. Haha.

      • biggj

        Yep, Chinese KTV sounds like you’re taking a cat by the tail and swinging it around.

    • Cauffiel

      vote

    • Ana Belen Ruiz

      trust me, if they want, they can and better than you. But they are too busy doing business and thinking in making money :P

      • biggj

        Or working on mindless production lines like 80% of population does. I think it has more to do with there is not safe water to swim in and the pools full of piss. So If those were my options I would not learn to swim either.

        • Ana Belen Ruiz

          well, because can’t even buy a car. And neither have time to learn to swim, unfortunately.

          • biggj

            He doing it!!! He can swim!! This kid does not let water pollution stop him. He ain’t going out like no chump!.haha

          • Ana Belen Ruiz

            D: oh my… I’d kill the guy who put the “totally cool pic” watermark

          • biggj

            Oh shit, I never even notice that. It’s just kind of blends in with the pollution. lol

          • Woodbine Willie

            Must be mad swimming in that!

          • Baphomet

            Swim, in that, by gods….

        • YungBruce

          Nah, you don’t swim because you’re black. Lol, racism.

          • biggj

            :(….yeah…..being black sucks balls…..I got a big dick though…that kind of makes up for not being able to swim.

            I thought this picture was funny…but now everyone thinks im black….that’s not cool. lol

    • YungBruce

      Except when they’re trained to in those oppressive sporting schools.

  • lonetrey / Dan

    … I thought it was strange that he would think the dog would drown too. I mean, a doggy-paddle is named after the method that dogs employ to stay afloat, isn’t it?

    However, I do admire the amount of love he has for the dog. I can understand him freaking out to the point that he’d jump in right away without hesitation to save his beloved dog.

    Then there’s the part where we learn he doesn’t know how to swim. And then the thoughts of “dammit, another Chinese person who doesn’t know how to swim” starts to surface.

    … man, this article has just been an absolute rollercoaster ride of positivity and negativity. :/

    • mwanafa

      I can’t swim but I know the “What to do when you are drowning”, Somehow they were caught up in a place were nobody was willing to save no one, or no one cared, or they thought the guy could swim. But at least the owner tried and died with respect, I’ll say…

    • Seems like he freaked that his life companion is in danger. Lonely old guy. I’ll sympathize.

      • biggj

        Yeah, I tip my hat to him.

        • mwanafa

          I am waiting for the pic wit the officers, biggj, mighty!

          • Mighty曹

            Ok, you asked for it. I’m not responsible for the flaks that come with it.

        • MonkeyMouth

          gay

          • Mighty曹

            It’s like when blacks say ‘nigga’.

          • biggj

            Want to come over and have dinner and talk about it?

    • MonkeyMouth

      the man was obviously gay

      • Mighty曹

        Only another gay can sense that.

    • Irvin

      Natural selection at work.

      • don mario

        natural selection is cleaning china out, lol.

  • mwanafa

    Sacrificing your life for a drowning dog is the same as sacrificing your life for a drowning prostitute. Downvote this if you think it’s false.

    • lonetrey / Dan

      What do we do if we think it’s true? (or sometimes true, based on further clarification?)

      A drowning dog in some cases would be treated like a family member. And a drowning prostitute would always be treated like a human being!

      • mwanafa

        Thanks Dan, it’s like you were reading my mind.

    • biggj

      Yes, Li Tianyi

    • biggj

      What if the prostitute was your daughter?

      • mwanafa

        That’s hard to say, init?
        But I ain’t got no beef with prostitutes, I think it’s a normal job as a computer analyst somewhere.

        one Qn, Biggj, What if your daughter was a prostitute?

        • Cauffiel

          It is definitely not a normal job, but they do get a lot of undeserved hate.

          • mwanafa

            Thanks for saying that Cauffiel, How do you define undeserved hate? Do not you think nurses and secretaries share the same hate as them?

          • biggj

            Not so much hate as it is respect. One job is more respectable then the other. Any girl can be a prostitute this minute if they want to be. Not everyone can get a nurse or doctor job so easily. It’s like an English teacher in china. There is no skill involved. You just kind of have to be there and look and certain way. :)

          • mwanafa

            Good point big, as you pointed out, it takes something to be on whatever you are doing. An interesting point is that It takes skills to even be an Ahole.

          • biggj

            Being an asshole come naturally, being a good asshole takes some skill. Like a whore, fucking comes naturally, fucking good takes skill.

            I can’t just wake up tomorrow and be a doctor. But I could start sucking cock right now if I wanted to. haha Not that I would….unless the price was right. ahaha.

          • mwanafa

            lol! that’s a good joke, I had an English (From Britain) friend who worked in China for 10+ yrs Cheating English , I met a germany Engineer who works for a Chinese railway company, He was living in a hotel, whenever this Germany wanted a quick shot(Fuck) in a hotel they told him it was 500 yuan once. He asked me for a hooker, I introduced him to the English guy, When this English guy learned that the Germany pays 500 just one time, he told me that “I would let him(Germany guy) fuck me for 300 and then I will go find a hooker whom I will
            fuck for the whole night giving her the rest.”

          • Baphomet

            what on earth are you on about?

          • Irvin

            Just stop, you’re using your teeth too much.

          • biggj

            I glad they paid me upfront. Sorry no refunds.

          • Irvin

            Sure, any girl can become a prostitute anytime they way, but not all of them will get clients.

          • Cauffiel

            I don’t know about China, but in the U.S., being a nurse is a high skilled, respectable, well paying job (the same is not true of nurse practitioner, who have fewer years of schooling and I believe different licensing), and being a secretary is generally not a low class job at all.

            Prostitution is not a high skill job, but there are big differentials in pay because of looks, skill/technique, risk, and willingness to do…. unsavory things…. to strangers.

            And as biggj points out, English teachers in China are a bunch of whores.

          • MonkeyMouth

            prostitution IS a highly skilled job, dickhead

          • Mighty曹

            You’re so proud of your job.

          • Cauffiel

            The Internet…. a place where people you mostly agree with still call you a dickhead.

          • Mighty曹

            Maybe he’s saying it in a ‘brotherly’ way but HE is one dickhead. I know you agree but don’t call me one.

          • Cauffiel

            Dickhe….. brudder.

          • Mighty曹

            hahaha!

          • biggj

            He went up in the world. He use to be a English teacher, now he’s a drunk male prostitute who is a assistant weekend trailer park supervisor….Chinese English teacher to a drunk male prostitute…that’s a big set up in the world. haha

          • Mighty曹

            You speak too highly of him. lol

          • Irvin

            Nurse in the U.S. actually makes more than some doctors do. I got a family friend who’s a doctor but recently went and get license to be a nurse (male nurse) because the pay is so much better.

          • Cauffiel

            I do like that nurses in China still wear the little nurse hats.

          • Irvin

            I don’t get it either, it’s not like they’re stealing or selling drugs. They just providing a service that brings enjoyment to millions of men around the world.

            why the hate?

          • Cauffiel

            I don’t see anything wrong with selling drugs either. The only reason drug dealers are often assholes is because its against the law, so they have to police their own industry.

            If computers were illegal, Bill Gates would be motherfucking Tony Soprano.

          • biggj

            Most things the government has a hard time taxing is illegal…even if it’s not that bad. And the only legal form of these things are taxed.

        • biggj

          I would not sacrifice my life for anyone other than my family. I might risk my life for people…but not sacrifice it. If my daughter was a whore….well then she is a whore..nothing I cando about that. I would still save her.

          • Gordon Gogodancer

            And then you can ask her for sex…because since she’s a prostitute it’s alright

          • biggj

            I would not ask her because I don’t have sex with relation, but anyone else would be more then welcome too.

    • Cauffiel

      Or your bottom bitch?

      • mwanafa

        There are many ways to define bitch.

        • lonetrey / Dan

          which one is the bitch? A pet female dog or a girl whom you’ve labelled with that term? >.>

          • mwanafa

            Good point Dan, i label none bitch, I have a respect for ’em.

        • biggj

          Not your bottom bitch. She’s your top money maker.

        • Cauffiel

          The term is misleading, but biggj is right…. a “bottom bitch” is a pimp’s highest earning pro. You can check it at urbandictionary.com

    • I think it’s true.

      It’s true because sacrificing your life for a drowning prostitute is the same as sacrificing your life for any other drowning human. And since I believe in the ethical treatment of animals, I would see sacrificing your life for a drowning dog as the same as sacrificing your life for any drowning human, prostitutes included.

    • Karze

      So mean. Prostitute are also Human beings. Not realizing that many of the movies stars people love came through sleeping with producer or director called casting couch. Moreover, these days people have so many relationship in life time.

    • Irvin

      Fuck you! prostitutes are people too.

    • mr.wiener

      How can you tell she is a prostitute when she is drowning? Good ability to breathe through her nose, prefers the back stroke or her pimp is on the river bank?

    • linette lee

      And who are the people sleeping with the prostitutes. Must be the same type of humans.

    • don mario

      he didn’t sacrifice his life, he thought it wasn’t deep… jesus it wasn’t deep. its still pretty crazy that he died in 2 meters of water.

  • Mighty曹

    Officials visit drowning site.

    * Please direct all criticism of ‘inappropriate’ to mwanafa

    • slob

      I’m waiting!!! Unleash the Gods.

      • slob

        I posted that when I couldn’t see the image. Now I see it. Your finest work yet.

        • Mighty曹

          LOL! Yeah, there’s always a slight delay. I often see other people’s pics later as I’m scrolling down the page.

          • mwanafa

            Biggj will make a good story out of this, I guess he is still rolling some je ne pas quoi.

          • Mighty曹

            That’s where the ‘creativity/imagination’ comes from.

    • MonkeyMouth

      hey, man…..dont do this every time…it will get old and we will get jaded….come on……

      • Mighty曹

        Did you read the disclaimer?

        • Cauffiel

          1. I like it, and I fully expected an updated one for the “American working for 1500” with all the officials faces blurred out.

          2. THIS IS ALL MWANFA’S FAULT.

          • Mighty曹

            Great idea! Have to keep the anonymity in place to protect the officials.

    • biggj

      Yeah this one of the best pictures yet….looks wise anyhow. lol

    • Woodbine Willie

      Amazing, are you using GIMP yet?

      • Mighty曹

        No, I haven’t even downloaded it yet. I may just stick to what I’m using.

        • John Harvey Kellogg

          Fair enough, it comes installed off the bat with linux…no downloading necessary:D

          • Mighty曹

            That’s awesome!

  • Marcus Black

    This is going to sound harsh but that guy was stupid. I would not risk my life for any damn dog when I know I can’t swim. I will save it if i can swim but if I can’t I would rather let the dog drown. Will just get another. A human life means more than a dog’s to me. It’s fine if you don’t agree but I will be the one alive while you die trying to save your dog(only applies to those who can’t swim – “most” Chinese people).

    • mwanafa

      Good observation pal, It’s all about who lives and who leaves!

    • don mario

      the guy was obviously a bit dense, but his intentions were good. the problem is lack of education about swimming(he thought he could swim), lack of being able to swim(i notice a lot of chinese cannot swim and there are a lot of stories of people drowning) and lack of education about dogs( he didn’t know dogs are good swimmers) and chinese people generally seem to have a lack of education about animals, they seem to have very little respect for them, as seen in the comments.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    This is like one of those stories of dogs loyalty to their owners, only the roles were reversed.

  • Karze

    Dogs can swim very well. He probably didn’t knew it and risked his life.

  • Chicago Chink

    Run over kids but rescue dogs.

    • YourSupremeCommander

      rescue this one dog but hot pot hundreds of other dogs

      • Irvin

        Why do you think he went after the dogs? it was his dinner.

    • don mario

      have respect for neither. eat both. have no respect for man rescuing dog.

  • MonkeyMouth

    dog 1, man 0

  • Pikachuu~

    That poor man .. just imagine his face when knowing he drowned himself for a dog that knows how to swim and save his life ..

  • LeftVentricle

    Please have respect, this man died trying to save a pet that obviously meant a lot to him.

  • biggj

    Water is like chinese peoples kryptonite.

    • Cauffiel

      Seriously…. I’ve never seen people who were so terrified of rain.

      Or showers, for that matter.

      • biggj

        Yeah, it’s crazy. But in china the rain may hurt you. :)

      • Monkeekong

        chinese people were taking baths long before you europeans were

        • biggj

          Well why did they stop? :)

          • mr.wiener

            In Europe they stopped bathing and did away with the massive communal bathes of the Romans and Greeks after the Black death carved a swath through the population. Prior to this Europeans had bean quite concerned about personal hygiene.

          • Monkeekong

            haha

        • mr.wiener

          Proving what? The pampered single children of Taiwan are now a sickly bunch because they never get dirty and build up immunity to germs in their childhoods. That an dall the Chinese medicine shoved down their throats at the first sign of a sniffle [rotting their teeth] not to mention half of them have to wear glasses from 2 many hours of book study is making them a most unhealthy bunch.

        • Charles

          The question is why they don’t take them today ;)

    • YourSupremeCommander

      edit that to black people.

      • Rosemon Calvin Pilot

        edit that to you…inbred

        • YungBruce

          Racism is only funny when not pointed at you. There’s the true humor.

  • Justin

    Dogs are natural swimmers. People aren’t. If you don’t know how to swim, you probably shouldn’t try to save your dog because chances are it doesn’t need any help from you. I feel bad for the guy, but I kind of think he should have known better.

  • Maddy

    lrn 2 swim
    But hey, if I fell in a chinese river i’d rather die than live to tell the tale

  • MrT

    Had it been his wife who fell in , he would still be alive now..

    • linette lee

      LOL…You are so bad.
      I thought you gonna say something like that was his lunch. Save it or no lunch.

  • Kiwi

    Did they eat the dog afterwards?

    • 5,000 years of uncivilization

      At least the dog haters because they have no compassion for animals. Kill and eat everything must be a Chinese proverb.

      • Kiwi

        Let me guess, you are a vegetarian?

        • moldavidian

          Something against dogs or vegetarians?

          • Woodbine Willie

            My only problem with this is, foolish non swimming person dives in, dies, and the dog is always OK.

          • Kiwi

            Yes, I’ll eat them both

          • moldavidian

            pig.

          • Kiwi

            I’ll eat that too

        • 5,000 years of uncivilization

          And if i am?

      • Woodbine Willie

        A visit to yang shuo in guangxi can confirm that. Can’t see squirrel (lit. tree rat) hotpot/huo guo being that good to be honest?! How much meat is there on even the biggest, fattest squirrel?

  • MICHAEL

    PEOPLE WHO STATED THAT THE OLD MAN IS NOT WORTH OUR SYMPATHY? WHAT IF THIS OLD MAN WAS YOUR FAMILY MEMBER AND WILL YOU DARE SAY THE SAME? FURTHERMORE, THIS OLD MAN IS JUST TRYING TO SAVE HIS PET AND DOGS IS ONE OF THE BEST FRIEND FOR HUMAN.

    DOES, YOU EVER SEE CATS GUIDE A BLIND PEOPLE TO CROSS THE ROAD?

    AND, PEOPLE HATE UNCIVILIZED DOGS OWNER WHO WALK THE DOGS WITHOUT LEASHES AND LETTING THEIR DOGS SHIT WHEREVER THEY LIKE.
    I DO AGREED WHAT IS SAID, BUT WE HAVE TO FACE THE REALITY AND THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DOES CLEAN THEIR DOG SHIT AFTER THE DOG SHIT.WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO LETTING THEIR CHILDREN SHIT OR THROW RUBBISH WHEREVER THEY LIKE?AND, EVEN PEOPLE PEE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE OTHER PEOPLE IS WLAKING PASS BY?THIS KIND OF PEOPLE WILL LOOSE OUR COUNTRY REPUTATION.WHAT HAVE WE TO SAY?
    MICHAEL

    • 白色纯棉小裤裤

      Does you ever see cats bite man to death?

      IMO cows is the best friend for human, they provide me milks everyday and strengthen my bones. And they never kill people.

      Those who eat beef have no compassion for animals and must be a proverb.

      • Cows kill people all the time.

  • 5,000 years of uncivilization

    Maybe if the rivers and lakes and seas in China were cleaner, more people might want to learn to swim. Most people don’t even want to touch the water let alone swim in it. Still, he was a good man to have such compassion.

  • Why so many chinks?

    Well, Chinks are worse than dogs. This demised guy did an honorable thing, saving something noble.

  • Repatriated

    Meh. I just want to express an opinion. I hope you can just think about my perspective for a moment, and try to see it from my end.

    8 years in China. I saw about as much money-grubbing cruelty to animals as I could stand. Tigers being intentionally starved for TCM bullshit, cats and dogs being very cruelly crated, mistreated and sold for some asshole’s dinner, etc. I tried my best to understand it, fit in, get a grip on it…but at the end of the day, I just couldn’t.

    Seems to me, that in current China, the all-mighty RMB runs the country. People, feelings, babies, animals…they are just means to make some asshat some cash, and with the hopes that he/she can feel like somebody…even though they have NOTHING that really makes them stand out in any community as a whole.

    I’ve never thought of myself as ever having a single racist bone in my body. Seriously. But after 8 years in China, Chinese have hardened a femur or two. 1.4 billion people, and every single one of them walks around like there is only ONE Chinese person in the whole world.

    Now I’m home in the USA. It’s a bit irritating to hear the underground stories about Chinese (illegal mind you), complaining about immigration laws here. Wouldn’t they expect them? I mean they paid some fucking “snakehead” a lot of cash to get here. Just because their daddy paid 50k to some illegal outfit, seriously doesn’t allow them immediate greencard status.

  • Yeah this is a bit sad but it surprises me a bit that none of them learned to swim.

  • grace

    Reading the comments of the Chinese netizens is quite the experience. They’re so uncivilized and poorly educated, I feel like throwing up

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