I call bull shit .
I agree, dog goes in, saves kitten ok whatever, but then the thought is to have the dog sit there with a cat in his mouth so you can take the photo first before checking if the cat or the dog is ok. And if they checked beforehand, afterward you're gonna have the dog sit there with a cat in his mouth so you can take a picture? fake.
It's not far fetched (puns are funs) that the owner had their phone out to either call someone or was about to snap a picture of the house when the dog came running out with the cat.
Cameras are everywhere, it takes mere seconds to take a photo at any given moment.
It's good we have the impulse to identify bullshit, hell, it was Jon Stewarts plea to us on his final episode. But we need to think about what is behind the lie and if it warrants being speculated upon and called out or if doing so would just be more noise to drown out.
Worst case OP is lying for fake internet points because it triggers a small dopamine release in your brains pleasure center when it feels you achieved something even if it's a self made goal.
Best case is that the story is true and the dog is a hero and you just baselessly shit all over it. Is it really worth it, just so you can, for a moment, feel superior that you didn't believe something that may not have been true?
Thanks, I didn't hear you the first time.
Plot twist: that dog set the fire
This story is titled "dog saves kitten from burning fire in Donetsk" and was a twitter post some random person in Russia uploaded that became popular. Thing is,its not very believable because A. Where is the smoke, fire engines, crew, people, etc? Nowhere, its a dog in what looks like a shady junkyard or something. B that's not how dogs carry kittens and small puppies, unless they see a small animal as prey or a toy they wouldn't hold it like that, they'd tenderly hold it from the extra skin on the back of their necks.
You smell that watson? Bullshit..
You keep doin you man, a lot of people will disagree with you in life, they'll try to silence you and disregard your opinion because it doesn't fit into the narrative they have in thier minds. But you keep doing you and you'll be great one day. I know it.
Plot twist's back story : Dog wanted to adopt the kitten but the adoption agency denied his request, so he set the fire so he can do something like save the kitty so he can have some kind of leverage against the adoption agency in hopes of keeping the kitten to call his own.
Why? I casually tried to find this specific story online but instead found a huge list of similar stories. It happens all the time.
This is what (re)started the whole thing and people are calling him out (in Russian) that this photo has been circulating from last year and not even from Donetsk, DPR, Donbass, etc.., not even from Ukraine.
Edit: Reddit thread from a year ago: https://www.reddit.com/sub/pics/comments/2fh9qg/who_said_theyre_enemies_a_dog_saved_this_little/
That was very nice of you to say, not used to such kind words on Reddit.
Just like this one?
Actually the kitten set the fire because that's something a cat would do. The dog's police dog blood made him catch the true culprit.
And the collective mind determined that was a mistake!