How can we be cruel after reading the following story:
Dispatcher Chris Scott was doing her job, staying alert beside the emergency phone line when a call rang through from a dog. At first, she thought it was a prank. She was about to hang up, but something about the urgency of the barking and whimpering made Chris stay on the phone. She checked caller ID and realized that the number was listed to a man named Joe Stalnaker, who was well known to be susceptible to seizures. It turns out Joe had programmed his phone to dial 911, so all his dog Buddy had to do in an emergency was kick the phone off the receiver and press any button. Still, the dog had to hold down the button for at least three seconds, which he did. His canine cunning managed to get instant help for his owner. This has to be why they call dogs man's best friend.
From Healthy Pet Magazine (got from my vet)
this is unbeliveable
I have to go for a moment - but there's another one in the magazine that I would like to share.
I think we should change the topic name (I created) to something like amazing stories. Have fun with this one.
"A personals ad recently ran in a mayor city's newspaper. I read: Single female seeks male companionship. I'm a very good-looking girl who loves to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in pickup trucks, hunting, camping, going on fishing trips, and, in particular, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlenight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. I'll be at the front door each and everynight, waiting only for you. Call and ask for Daisy."
A guy's dream right? Well...
"When more than 15,000 men picked up the phone, they found themselves talking to a local Humane Society about an 8-week-old black Labrador retriever dog. What's not to love boys."
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I REALLY LIKED THAT IT WAS CUTE. WHAT IS NOT TO LOVE ABOUT A DOG.
I think pets really do save lives. Most people that own pets feel less lonely and the animal is a comfort and friend to them. I know my dog Buster can be a pain in the butt sometimes but he is so loyal and friendly and protective that I just love him to pieces!
I agree Patricia - its been a challenge with Baby and Bootise - but usually I can keep the kid gate down as long as I'm around. Boy, what a difference from 3 months ago when I had to smuggle Bootsie from room to room. I love them both and they both think they own me
Had to rename/add to the topic because of the posting. There is another story I want to post and I hope others can tell some as well.
Also from the Healthy Pet Magazine;
A Real Can-Do Cat
One unlucky cat managed to get her head trapped inside a cat-food can. Fortunately - and despite the fact that all the cat could see was the bottom of a tin - she somehow found her way to the front door of an animal rescue center where workers safely removed the can. The manager of the rescue center so precisely put it, "Luckily no damage was done, and the little cat was very happy to be freed from the discomfort that comes with having her head stuck inside a tin can". She clearly prefers eating from the palm of the hand now.
One more interesting story from the Healthy Pet Magazine.
THE TALLEST DOG EVER
Named early this year as the world's tallest dog ever by The Guinness Book of World Records , Giant George - a Grate Dane - stands 43 inches above the ground. This height is calculated from the tip of his front paw to the top edge of his shoulder. For a point of reference, the average Shetland pony is several inches shorter than this gorgeous skyscaper of a dog. Living in Tucson, AZ, Giant George weighs 245 poinds and measures 7 feet, 3 inches long from head to tail.
Wouldn't that be a great dog to give a bath to?
Another story from the Healthy Pet Magazine published by Hilltop Pet Clinic in Pueblo, CO (not the vet who almost killed her)
Saved Dog Gets His Sea Legs
An incredible dog that was rescued from the Baltic Sea after braving a 75-mile journey on an ice floe is making himself at home on a Polish research ship. One of the crewmen pulled him from the icy waters. The ship's captain said that, after the rescue, the dog slept on a blanket in the laboratory. He then shared a hearty sausage breakfast with many of the still incredulous crew. The captain said the dog, more often than not, sticks close to the brave mechanic who saved him, but, more recently, he has been enjoying the adulation of others. Nicknamed Baltic, the dog, who is becoming as friendly as he is furry, has recently been named a full crew member by his shipmates and will continue in that capacity unless someone pops up to tell them otherwise. All we can say is, "Brave Baltic!"
i had a cat that saved me i was walking and a person had a gun my cat meawed realy loud it made look behinde me luckly ii got away
i found tis one in a measage in a website
Thaks for sharing Felicity - that is quite a story!
This is just a funny story about my mornings.
Morning walks are like an obstacle course in a circus. I get Baby outside this morning and she immediately sees a bunny which I overlooked - she starts barking and acting manic - I get her down the ramp (used for my partner) and she starts pulling so I hold her still, but she acts like a circus dog walking around on her hind legs trying to find that bunny again until I finally re-direct her. But constantly is looking over her shoulder looking for that thing that runs.... She did her business and then another dog being walked. Switch directions - talk about breakfast and she sees the dog - bark, bark, bark, pull (me pulling this time talking about breakfast) and finally get her inside.
Nikki was a pointer/lab mix pound puppy. She had been badly treated by her original owners, and quickly responded and returned the love and attention that she got from me.
Nikki had only been with me for a couple of weeks when I went to visit my parents, who lived 2 miles away. When I returned home an hour later, Nikki was not in the fenced yard. I searched the entire neighborhood for her, and as I sadly walked back in the door with an empty leash and a heavy heart, the telephone began to ring. It was my Mom... Nikki was at their house waiting on the front steps! The really amazing thing about this was that Nikki had never been there before! I've heard it said that dogs have a sixth sense, and this is a story to prove it!
This was the first of many amazing Nikki adventures. Even though it has been years since she passed on at the age of 14, I still miss her terribly. I've been around dogs all of my life, and I've never met a dog before or since who was as special as my friend Nikki
And another story...
go to this address
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http://www.care2.com/news/member/951765832/1863071 (amazing dog story)
Alissa - sorry - forgot to tell you how much I loved your story and would love to hear moe Nikki stories.
Did you see in the news tonight about the cows crossing a flooded river and a little calf got stuck in a fence in the river? Well, two adult cows pushed the fence out of the way, so the little calf could keep going. Wouldn't it be nice if people were like this?
THANK'S!!! I Love to read all this Amazing story's!!!...by a week ago I read also a story about a Dog his owner forget him and leaving him suffer in a overheated car!!! And the Dog Saves his own life by Honking car Horn!!!...love storys whith a good end!...
Now that's a smart dog!
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Rare Yellow Lobster a Heck of Catch in R.I.
Offbeat (tags: odd, off-beat, animals, environment, unusual, interesting, bizarre )
Sam - 33 minutes ago - projo.com
When Denny Ingram hauled one of his lobster pots in Narragansett Bay's East Passage
last week, he found one lobster unlike any he had ever seen. It was golden on top
and bright yellow on the sides.
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Feds Raid Amish Dairy and Threaten Action Over Raw Milk Sales
Health & Wellness
(tags: humans, food, health, risks, news, safety, diet )
Sam - 2 hours ago - naturalnews.com
(NaturalNews) The U.S. government gestapo is at it again in its crusade against raw milk.
Recently, the jackboots swarmed a Pennsylvania Amish man's private dairy farm for the
second time, falsely accusing him of violating the ridiculous prohibition on se
(sorry didn't get the end of the story)