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.