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Superhero Pets Risk Lives For Family

Offbeat  (tags: hero animals, courageous, lifesavers, tenacity, bonding )

- 2352 days ago -
Having a pet is great for many reasons. Animals show unconditional love, provide constant entertainment, and make for great listeners. But for some pet guardians they are also lifesavers.


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michelle m (41)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 2:31 pm
Excellent article.Thanks Simone.Animals are far superior to humans

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 3:13 pm
thnx simone great story. dogs dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! doggies what a wonderful beings

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 3:19 pm
Amazing stories. Many animals are dedicated to their owners.

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 3:33 pm
Pets make all the difference in the world! Unconditional love and acceptance. How can you go wrong.


Carmen S (611)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 5:16 pm
great story, thanks Simone

janet f (29)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 5:51 pm
Animals are amazing. It's just too bad that the only people who truly know this already have them living in their homes. Great stories of heroism!

Kate K (215)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 6:07 pm
Great stories and I was glad to see one of I am sure many pits who are heroes. I went on to read about dogs and abused women and it makes so much sense a to let the dogs in shelters as well plus the fact that dogs should not be left in abusive households. I wouldn't want to leave my animals in a situation like that.

Marcia Oyler (0)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 7:27 pm
Great stories!! Animals are so amazing.

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 8:20 pm
These are fine examples of what prompted humans to contract cats and accept dogs as companions in the first place. A dog who feels its human family are pack mates will use the abilities it has beyond those of its humans to provide the defence and security services dogs excel at. A cat or high-intelligence bird knows where its food comes from and will act to protect that. We accepted pets for both their similarities and their differences compared to humans; we can't catch rodents like cats can nor scent danger like a dog, but we can adapt mutual societal traits.

Mistreat the critters and all bets are off.

Isabelle J (81)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 8:22 pm

Kara C (15)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 8:51 pm
A few months ago when I was putting the washing out I heard a growl behind me, my slutty old dog Jessie was staring at a man on the other side of the fence, growling, teeth bared and ready to attack if he so much as touched the fence. Knowing something was seriously wrong I picked her up and threw her inside (not easy she was completely focused on this guy) and locked all the doors and windows. Few days later he was on the news getting shoved into a police car for bashing and raping a woman a few streets away.

If an animal is treated well they will defend their owner and do everything in their power to protect them, they have far better senses then humans do and you should always listen to them, it might just save your life. Thank you for sharing the article was a great read.

Sandi C (94)
Sunday May 13, 2012, 9:26 pm
Animals never fail to amaze me!

Patty G (8)
Monday May 14, 2012, 2:56 am
Never underestimate the love your animal will show for you when he or she sensens danger to you. Treat them as you would a loved human and they will return that love ten fold, they will give up their life for you and protect you no matter what. I am a senior, widow, female and I have my beautiful, gentle , Newfie, strangers do not know that she is a Gentle Giant, mess with me and I think you would be surprised at her ability to protect me. At 140# I would not take the chance of her protecting her owner. Would not trade her for the world. I am in my 70's and a widow, I know my cats ( whom she loves) would not be able to scare off an intruder, she lets me know when someone is around. Love your pets, they return that love many times over.

Ruth C (87)
Monday May 14, 2012, 6:44 am
Animals are the true heroes!

Marliese B (69)
Monday May 14, 2012, 12:17 pm
Thank you so much. Animals are better livings than humans! That's why I love animals so very much! Shared gladly on facebook!

Kari Knabe (14)
Monday May 14, 2012, 12:50 pm
Thanks for sharing!!! Heroes, one and all!!!

Suzanne L (99)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 9:48 am
Thank you Simone. These stories brought tears to my eyes. Animals are such a blessing in our lives.

Dianne D (490)
Monday May 28, 2012, 6:43 pm
If you love an animal, they will love you back with amazing feats. Animals are a lot smarter than we give them credit for.
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