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Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

That sounds like fun, Lynn. What will the two of you be doing?

2 years ago

Grand daughter will be here today(Friday) till Monday ...so am getting a head start with the JUNE-DROP-IN-THREAD,cannot believe it is the last day of May already!!!

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Really cute, Dianne.

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Cute picture.

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Happy Memorial Day, Lynn.

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Great post about Stubby, Lynn.

A STORY TO SHARE ON THIS MEMORIAL WEEKEND FROM JULIE R.
2 years ago

Stubby, World War I Pit Bull war dog

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I wrote a tribute to Stubby last Veterans Day, but it was pointed out that I didn’t emphasize enough what kind of dog he was.

Stubby was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, one of the breeds that are referred to as the much maligned Pit Bulls of today.

America did not have official military dogs during World War I, but Stubby has been called “America’s first war dog.”

No one knew where he came from. One day he just appeared on a field where soldiers were drilling in New Haven, Ct. He trotted in and out, making a friend here, another there, until soon he was a buddy with everyone.

When it was time for the men to ship out, Stubby was allowed to stowaway as the ship sailed for France. In combat they discovered that Stubby was a natural war dog. The artillery fire didn’t bother him, but he learned to follow the example of the men in diving for a dugout. To Stubby it was a game, and he won every time. They quickly discovered he could hear the shells long before the men did, so they began watching him to know when to take cover.

One quiet night as Stubby and the men were relaxing in the muddy dugouts, he snapped up his head, growled and bounded out of the dugout. A few seconds later there was a cry of pain.

Single-pawed Stubby had captured a German spy who had been prowling through the trenches. Stubby had attached his teeth to soft German buttocks and refused to be shaken off.

He is credited with saving his regiment from surprise mustard attacks and locating and comforting his wounded comrades.

At the end of the war honors were heaped on Stubby as a hero. He shook paws with President Wilson. He was awarded medals and jackets. The marines even made him an honorary sergeant.

Stubby was invited to tour the country and led more parades than any other dog in American history.

In Stubby’s day and for years afterward, the Pit Bull was America’s favorite dog breed.

More on Stubby

sent to me by Terry V.
2 years ago


2 years ago

Good Morning

EVERYONE HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
2 years ago

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Remember Our Heroes picture for facebook

Have A Safe picture for facebook

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Happy Wednesday to you, too.

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Good morning.

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Cute bear card. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous
Daily Drop in thread-May
2 years ago

Beautiful sunrise card.

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

Lovely card, Charlene. Thanks for sharing.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE!!! :)))))
2 years ago

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2 years ago

Beautiful pic Carlene!

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

You're welcome, Dianne. Mom and I got our Viking River Cruises itinerary package today. I'm so excited i can't stand it!

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

Happy Mother's Day.

2 years ago

Thank you Aletta and Laura,same to you.Try and relax,I am not cooking,cleaning or running anyone around as a taxie cab..it is my day,I get 2 of those days a year,Mother's Day and my Birthday.

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2 years ago

Happy Mothers Day to all mothers !!!!!!

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

Happy mother's day.

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

You're welcome, Dianne. I sign petitions as soon as they are up so they aren't hanging around. So far, I have 52, 047 Butterfly Credits.

2 years ago

Good job Laura!!Wow to me that is amazing!

congratulations

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

Thanks, Dianne. You have a good one, too. Mine has been fun. I participated in the Special Olympics in Tampa and got two silver medals.

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

You're welcome, Dianne.

2 years ago

10 Reasons Pets Are Better Partners Than People
Society & Culture  (tags: cats, dogs, relationships, pets, family, humans )
AJ - 15 hours ago - vetstreet.com

Animals, says Dr. Patty Khuly, are the best listeners in the world and don't care that you've just been dumped or laid off.
2 years ago

TY Laura.

Anonymous
Daily drop-in thread-May.
2 years ago

Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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