Source – Authorities say a northern Indiana woman is recovering after being shot in the foot by her dog. And the dog’s name? Trigger.
25-year-old Allie Carter laid her 12-gauge shotgun on the ground without the safety on during a waterfowl hunt Saturday at Tri-County Fish and Wildlife Area.
Carter’s chocolate Labrador retriever, Trigger, stepped on top of the shotgun and depressed the trigger.
Carter was shot in the left foot at point-blank range, suffering injuries to her foot and toes. She was treated at two hospitals and released.
Call me crazy but Trigger didn’t step on that 12-gauge on accident. Whatever the reason, Trigger shot his owner on purpose. That’s between him and her; I trust Trigger’s judgement. I’ve owned enough pooches and seen enough anthropomorphic Hollywood films to know that dogs don’t do bad things on accident. Dogs are loyal, just, and fair. Something deep down in my gut tells me that Allie Carter was up to no good and Trigger took care of it. Hunters don’t just “lay their shotgun on the ground” all willy-nilly without the safety on. This stinks to high hell. Something was awry.
It’s anyone’s guess what type of misconduct Mz. Carter was engaged in, but don’t you dare make her the victim. Trigger is the one who sacrificed his innocence, and we’ll never know if the juice was worth the squeeze. That’s one of the great things about dogs, dogs will go to the doggy-grave before spilling the beans. One thing I know is that dogs have honor. Trigger has honor. Can any of us say the same for Allie Carter? Didn’t think so.
Actual gun-shooting dog not pictured.