Friday, June 19, 2009

Four Dog Stories


Since my dogs are doing nothing extraordinary other than lay around in the air conditioning and we have had no animal visits other than the raccoon in the cats food lately (he was huge and I was like 5 feet away, I'd like to think he was more scared than I was?) I have four interesting dog stories for you. The picture to the side is my dog saying leave me alone, get that camera out of here, can't you tell I was sleeping? No reason I just like to show him off.


The first story is about a 70 year old man in Boston, he was always seen with his Saint Bernard, Wednesday the dog showed up wet without the man, when he was led into the nearby woods he headed straight to the water. Police haven't found the man in the water or anywhere else, they don't know the mans name and are still hoping for clues.
Boston Saint Bernard Link Here

Did you ever hear the story of the Akita in Japan that was so faithful to his master he went to the train station to meet him ten years after his master died, every day he'd go to meet him. There was a statue erected in his honor. NOW there's an Americanized version of the story in a movie, A Dogs Story, with Richard Gere no less!!
Link to A Dogs Story here.

The next story is about five puppies who were cloned from the rescue dog Trakr who pulled the last survivor out of ground zero on 9/11. The retired Canadian police officer won a contest and says the puppies are identical to his beloved dog.
Trakr's link here.

Roo is a pit bull, before you get all anti pit bull on me rescuers think Roo may have been used for bait to train fighting dogs, it's not a good story but it has a happy ending. After looking @ Roo I'm wondering how much pit bull my grandma's dog had in him and he was never aggressive.
I'll let you read the story here, it deserves to be read.

Ok, you thought you could get away without a Dispatch story? Nope, the other night we had bad thunderstorms about 1 am. Normally this dog sleeps through most thunderstorms, he might stir or he might jump if it shakes the house. He woke me up worried for this one, wanted me to DO something. So I got my purse and my cell phone and laid it by the steps down to the basement, seemed logical to me? Then I watched it on radar as much as I could. It was bad here but just a few miles to the south it was horrible, one out of every 10-20 trees uprooted, huge oak trees laying across power lines and houses. Here the patio table blew over and some of our lawn furniture was out by the highway but nothing major. Dispatch did sense that there was bad wind close by though. Mugsey the labrador was much more worried but he's afraid of gunfire, fireworks, lawnmowers......... The only other time Dispatch has been really worried about a storm we lost our garden shed outside, up up and away, found it twisted out by the highway so when he's worried I guess I will listen.

19 comments:

Checkers said...

sounds like Dispatch is better than a tornado whistle - you better pay attention to the little guy!

TC said...

Funny Checkers that's what Dispatch thinks too!! LOL

Rae said...

Good stories. You don't need a weather alert radio you have your own personal dispatch.

TC said...

I never thought of that Rae, he's my weather Dispatcher. Right now he's draped across my left arm though with his behind on my lap, completely relaxed, looks like the storms tonight won't amount to much.

MzzLily said...

I had a doberman that was so afraid of storms he would climb up in my lap! Ouch!

chicamom85 said...

I love reading animal stories. Anne

Dispatch you are very brave and you are a credit to dogs everywhere.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are some great dog stories, I remember reading about Trakr not too long ago.
I would start listening to Dispatch, better than the weather channel. I remember my cat in Anchorage would sometimes get all upset just before earthquakes, somehow they know.

Have a great weekend,
Judy

AL said...

Hi TC, I wont read dog stories anymore, I'll just wait for Dispatch's postings. Haha.:)

AL

TC said...

MzzLily I can sympathize, I had a keeshound that had to be in bed with me during storms, there was NO calming him.

TC said...

Dispatch sends licks and sniffs to you too Sasha, he is watching out for his "brother" and girlfriend to come home now, little does he know they have PIZZA, with mozzerella cheese on it no doubt!

TC said...

Thanks Squirrel Queen, I do listen to Dis more than the other dogs, he's usually pretty well got the temperament of a lazy hound so when he gets nervous he's either seen a cat or something is wrong.

TC said...

AL, I'm looking for more dog stories as I type.

Thomas said...

Hi TC, another great post. Hey I dont know if you have seen this video yet, but here is the link and the part with the puppys at the end made me cry!
http://dogkisser.blogspot.com

Jase said...

wow. great stories.
When I go to the cemetary to visit my wife and I take the dogs, my little one will just lay on top and when I go to leave she growls at me.
Dogs are pretty amazing

TC said...

Thanks Jase, they are pretty amazing. I think people are realizing dogs aren't just another pet, I've been rereading Merles Door and scientist speculate that not only have we influenced dogs through the years dogs have influenced humans through the years also even though we don't admit it or realize it very often.
That's so sweet about your dog. I'm sure she misses your wife.

hickchic said...

Great stories TC, Just goes to show they truely are man's/women's best friends...my mom was telling me bout a story she heard on the radio of a dog being attacked by a cougar and this little chihuahua ran to it's rescue and the yelpin of the little guy scared the cougar away. My nephews big red bone coon dog is terrified of thunder and usually winds up in our house during storms. Keep up the good work Dispatch!

TC said...

Thanks hickchic, I heard about the little chihuahua, that man is lucky and so is the little dog. Dispatch says he is ever watchful!

TC said...

Somehow I missed your comment Thomas, going to look @ the video now!

TC said...

I can't watch that video, I can imagine though and that is bad enough. Another reason to support your local animal rescue organization, that's my #1 charity.