Would You Ever Spend $60k On Legal Fees To Win Custody Of A Dog?

Categories: Dogs, Morning Poll
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James King
This is our dog James. We love him to death. Would we spend $60,000 on legal fees to win custody of him? Not a chance.
We wrote a blog post yesterday about a man who's spent more than $60,000 on legal fees in his effort to win custody of a dog from his ex-girlfriend. As we noted yesterday, dropping that much coin on a canine-custody case is insane because, well, it's a fucking dog.

The media's eaten the story up, though -- gushing over how adorable it is that 34-year-old Craig Dershowitz cares so much about about his pooch that he's blown his life savings trying to get him back. Unlike other media outlets, however, we're not fawning over a grown man who's this obsessed with his dog (or using his dog as an excuse to keep in contact with his ex-girlfriend).

Because of our take on the fight for "Knuckles" the puggle, Voice readers have called us "heartless" because we think it's nuts to blow $60,000 on a custody battle over a dog. We're not heartless, we're just not crazy enough to think dropping that much money on a dog is a good idea.

Stepping away from the royal "we" for a minute, I own a dog -- and am the furthest thing from a "heartless" dog-hater. Like me, my dog's name is James (yes, I named my dog after myself -- while listening to Carly Simon's "You're So Vein"). I got him six years ago -- when he was a puppy -- as a tip when I was working as a pizza delivery man when I was in college. James has been with me though thick and thin, including two moves across the country. We go to the park twice a day, he sleeps in my bed, licks my face, and finishes off whatever is left of my dinner. In other words, I love dogs -- James in particular. However, would I drop $60,000 to win custody of him from an ex-girlfriend? Not a chance. If he was sick and needed an operation, then I'd start writing checks. But Dershowitz's dog isn't sick -- he's just living somewhere else.

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James King
How could you not love this guy?

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Persephone
Persephone

Who cares what you think anyhow? 

Brigman
Brigman

Can we add 'I don't care about this story anymore' to the choices?

celinebag
celinebag

Well not to worry! With this list, I am going to exhibit the top 4 physicals exercise which commonly be done during a pregnancies

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