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Alaskan Hero Dog: A German Shepherd Named Buddy

Photo:  Mark Thiessen / AP
Photo: Mark Thiessen / AP
Last week, the American Humane Association broadcast their annual awards show honoring canine heroes. Although all of the dogs on the show were awesome, they were just basically doing the jobs they had been trained to do. Buddy, a 5-year old German Shepherd from Alaska, is a hero because he did something he had never been trained for, and saved his family’s home from a fire.
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Max, Rescued German Shepherd in Hamilton, OH

If you’re a regular reader, you know I try to meet and take a picture of dogs I meet when I travel.  Well, this weekend I was visiting my mom in Hamilton, Ohio, and got to meet Max in the parking lot of the Bob Evans there.

Max’s family told me that their neighbor had moved out & left Max behind, apparently to fend for himself, so they had adopted him.  Apparently, they’re taking good care of him, as he has gained 10 pounds since they’ve had him.

Looking good, Max!  (And my apologies to your family – I promised them I’d have this posted on Sunday, but life intervened.)

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!