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ImageElena
Oct 13, 2010 6:22 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
There are many dogs that have been in the NEWS over the years and I thought I would start this thread by sharing a newspaper clipping telling about one of these dogs. You may know of others that have never been discovered and this would be a good place to share those stories with us.

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ImageLance
Oct 13, 2010 6:32 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
A wonderful story, thank you for sharing it. I hope to see many more here, as well.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageElena
Oct 13, 2010 9:33 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
You will..... just as soon as I have time to put them here. Big Grin I hope that others will add to what I plan to put here also. Come on folks...... I know lots of you have some wonderful stories you could share with us. Thumbs up
ImageElena
Mar 17, 2011 1:10 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Amidst the Death in Japan Four Dogs Lived

I saw these stories on the internet tonight when I was viewing reports and videos concerning the horrible earthquake and tsunami tragedies in Japan. This post is about four dogs that managed somehow to survive the earthquake and tsunami devastation. Please view the videos provided in order to see these lucky beautiful dogs and hear about their survival ordeals.

*Ultimate Loyalty - Japanese film crews captured images of a shivering and disoriented dog sticking by his injured canine companion, waiting for help to arrive for the both of them. These two dogs have captured the world’s attention. Both CNN and the UK Telegraph have both reported that the dogs have been rescued since the footage aired. Both are now receiving veterinary care.

See videos:
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/i-cant-watch-this-japanese-d...

http://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalAnimalTV/

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*Two Dogs Defy the Wave
Amid all the stories of death and destruction in Japan, there is one of survival and life that touches everyone that may just become a symbol of hope.

Masaki Kikuchi is a good father. On Friday, when the tsunami sirens blared in his neighborhood, he ran up the steps of his home in Japan’s Miyagi province to grab his 12-year-old daughter. He quickly whisked her away, just in time to escape the ferocious wave. Masaki Kikuchi is a good father.
But in saving his daughter, he also made the decision not to rescue the two dogs tied to a shed in his backyard: Towa, a two-year-old Sheltie and Melody, a one-year-old Golden Retriever. In the aftermath of the tsunami — and in the aftermath of his decision — he assumed they had died. Far from it.

“Towa and Melody had other ideas,” the Wall Street Journal says in a gripping story.

Read the story and watch the video:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870336390457620...

“They somehow broke free from the ropes tying them to the shed and ran up outdoor stairs to the second floor of Mr. Kikuchi’s house. And then they waited and waited.”

Good thing. Two days after the tsunami hit, Kikuchi returned to his home to survey the damage. That’s when he heard the barking.
“I don’t know how they survived,” Kikuchi told the WSJ. “I was happy to see them because I had felt badly about leaving them behind.”
Kikuchi’s other daughter, Koya, 20, was just as elated. “When my father told me they were alive, I was so excited,” she told the WSJ.
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ImageLance
Mar 17, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Wonderful stories, thanks for sharing. The devastation to all life in the area has been great, and it always good to hear some positive stories from the midst of all the tragedies.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageElena
Oct 6, 2011 9:38 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
The Kiss of a Dog

This picture was taken by "Charlotte Observer" photographer Patrick Schneider of the red Doberman and fireman Jeff Clark in Charlotte, North Carolina. It has than made the rounds of the internet since it happened in July of 1999. Jeff was one of the fireman at the scene when the pregnant dog decided he needed a grateful kiss for doing his job.

He just happened to be resting at the scene where the house had been on fire when he got his kiss of gratitude from the beautiful animal, not because he had carried her out, but because he had gone through the house to make sure it was empty. It was at that moment that Cinnamon had ran out by herself. The caring fireman had just saved her from a fire in her house by making sure the house was empty. He then returned to the scene outside and continued to fight the fire.

Charlotte had five puppies after this famous picture was taken. Cinnamon passed away on January of 2005.

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ImageElena
Oct 7, 2011 12:29 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
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VIDEO: “Goodbye, dear Baxter”
http://www.waycooldogs.com/video-goodbye-dear-baxter/

At age 19 years and 6 months, Baxter the therapy dog eased peacefully from his life on October 16th, 2009. See and feel the magic of Baxter in this video tribute to him. Please say good-bye to this wonderful dog by forwarding this video to family and friends…spreading his life’s message of hope and love to the world. Our thoughts and prayers go to his owner and people who were lucky enough to have known this wonderful dog. Thank you, Frank, for this wonderful video….

For more about this marvelous dog visit the following site.
http://lisaburks.typepad.com/gravehunting/2009/12/baxter.htm...
ImageElena
Dec 11, 2011 8:21 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Reagan the Labrador Retriever rescues kittens trapped inside bag

Although we don't get to meet Reagan (sorry), he was a real hero because of his rescuing the kittens. Let's all give Three Dog Treat cheers for Reagan.
See Video link below:

A yellow Labrador Retriever named Reagan is in the news after rescuing a pair of kittens trapped inside a bag on the side of a rural Iowa highway. This story is at turns heartbreaking and heartwarming. The story is at first incredibly sad.
Someone dumped a bag of Meow Mix on the side of the road, with several kittens trapped inside. The bag was then run over, leaving only two of the kittens inside alive. Good luck, in other words, finding something more depressing in your daily reading.
But then the story gets a whole lot more inspiring. Reagan, a yellow Labrador found the sealed bag and pointed them out to his owner. After whining until the owner opened the bag, the owner heard the cries of "Tipper" and "Skipper" inside. And yes, just to be clear, cats named Tipper and Skipper were rescued by a dog named after The Gipper.
For the past three months, the kittens have been nursed back to health and are now ready to be adopted.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/video-labrador-rescues-...
ImageLance
Dec 12, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
As you said, how incredibly depressing that someone could have such disregard for life. But also how uplifting that a dog and his people decided to rescue what they could. What a perfect example of what is both wrong and right with the world. I hope more people will towards the right side, of course.
I happen to be sharing my house with kittens now, as well. Skye and I decided that having some indoor only pets that can be out of a cage without having to clean up corners was a better idea than many of the other pets that were brought home over the years. So far it is working out well, but the kitties are still not sure about sharing the house with the dogs - they like to sit up high and watch when the dogs are in the house.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageElena
Dec 12, 2011 11:13 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Wise kittens....Better safe than sorry... and if the dogs prove trustworthy over time I am sure you will see them become more friendly.
ImageLance
Dec 13, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
The dogs listen well to me and are currently more trustworthy than the cats. Yesterday I had a curious dog next to me and a spitting, hissing cat on my lap. Over time they will get a bit more used to each other, though. The cats will walk past the dogs hoping not be seen.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageElena
Dec 13, 2011 2:09 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
I think that cats have a natural built in fear of dogs and since yours are so big, that would probably make them a bit more cautious than ordinarily. Once they start to feel more secure in the fact that they haven't been attacked so far, they will start to warm up to them.....I suspect.
ImageLance
Dec 14, 2011 10:27 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
I hope so. So far no big problems, nothing a bit more time should be able to take care of. Skye is having fun with the kitties and still enjoys being able to climb on the dogs and take them out for runs and bike rides, so a balance seems to be reached for that, as well.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageElena
Dec 14, 2011 2:10 PM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
A balance is always the desired thing. Sounds like that is what is happening and that is good.
ImageElena
May 8, 2012 7:26 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
Seeing-eye Dog Calls the Cops during Home Invasion
http://now.msn.com/now/0423-blind-woman-saved-by-dog.aspx

4/23/2012
A blind woman who was attacked by a home intruder survived the harrowing ordeal thanks to the heroic actions of her guide dog. Police say the 54-year-old woman was choked and thrown down a flight of stairs by the intruder, who came in through an open door. The dog managed to call police with a special device that alerts authorities in case of emergency. The woman is currently in stable condition, but her attacker was able to flee the scene.
ImageLance
May 8, 2012 8:10 AM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
The absolute inhumanity of some humans never ceases to astound me. Thankfully it sounds like she will be OK, and had a wonderful dog to help her. Thanks for sharing.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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ImageElena
May 8, 2012 9:48 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
I thought it was a sad story but one too good (where the dog was concerned) to not post. Big Grin
ImageElena
May 10, 2012 7:36 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
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Dog Hurt Dragging Owner out of Path of Oncoming Train
http://now.msn.com/now/0509-dog-saves-owner.aspx?ocid=todnow...

An 8-year-old pit bull rescued by a police officer who wanted a companion for his mom has returned the favor in the most selfless way possible. When her owner passed out while crossing a train track in Shirley, Mass., Lilly bravely pulled the unconscious woman out of danger, but ended up being hit by an oncoming freight train herself. The woman escaped unharmed, but the poor pup's price for her courage included a fractured pelvis and an amputated leg. "We've always known she's a special dog," said the woman's son, David Lanteigne. "She's going to be OK, and that's the main thing. This dog is my mother's life."

Pit Bull Rescues Owner from Train’s Path
Watch video:
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/18178649/pit-bull-rescu...

SHIRLEY (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com)
An 8-year-old pit bull named Lilly is being hailed a hero after frantically pulling her unconscious owner from train tracks moments before a freight train barreled through.
The engineer who stopped the train and called first responders saw the dog named Lilly pulling her owner, Christine Spain, away from the tracks around midnight on May 4 in Shirley. The engineer attempted to stop, but couldn't avoid hitting Lilly.
Spain was not injured, but Lilly suffered a complete "de-gloving" of her right foot: all of the muscle and skin were gone. Her pelvis was fractured in multiple locations and she suffered other internal injuries. But even as first police and firefighters arrived at the scene, Lilly stayed by her owner's side.
Lilly was taken to an emergency animal hospital in Acton, where Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne, who'd rescued Lilly three years prior as a therapy dog for his mother who has suffered from alcoholism for nearly her entire life, picked her up and then brought her to Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, where emergency veterinarians examined Lilly.
Lilly's right front leg could not be saved and had to be amputated, and because of her age, doctors decided not to operate on her pelvis until she had time to recover from the amputation.
She had the second surgery Sunday and is now recovering in Angell's Emergency and Critical Care unit in a kennel adorned with pictures, notes and get-well cards brought by her family, friends and neighbors.
Lilly's medical care will likely run into the thousands of dollars. A fund has been set up to help offset her care. You can donate to the fund by visiting http://www.mspca.org/helplilly.
(photo courtesy of Angell Animal Medical Center)

ImageElena
May 10, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Name: Elena
Middle Tennessee
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Dog Uses a Sixth Sense to Save Seizure-stricken Owner
http://now.msn.com/living/0508-national-hero-dog.aspx

This German shepherd gets more than a biscuit for his amazing tricks. Debbie Zeisler, who suffers from seizures, adopted Bear from a shelter three years ago. Without training, the sharp shepherd developed a sixth sense that enables him to detect an imminent seizure and prompt Zeisler to sit down or seek out medical attention. Last May she ignored her pup's pleas, headed outside and collapsed, hitting her head. Bear sprang to action, scratching at neighbors' doors and finally fetching an animal control officer. For saving his owner's life, the Los Angeles SPCA gave Bear the National Hero Dog Award, which includes a year's worth of free dog food to keep him energized for his next heroic act.
ImageLance
May 10, 2012 12:32 PM CST
Name: Lance Gardner
coastal plain Virginia
Question authority, guide in wisdom
Wonderful stories, thanks for sharing. Always good to hear some good news.
Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations, even those whose faces are yet beneath the surface of the ground -- the unborn of the future Nation. The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations.
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