I’d call this one lucky dog! After devastating tornadoes ripped through Arkansas and much of the south last week, hundreds are returning to pick through the debris that was once their lives. In the case of Pastor Wade Lentz and his family, the loss of their stuff was only one problem. They also assumed their dog Oreo had been lost to the storm. Continue reading Oreo Returns Home After Arkansas Tornado→
So, you’re a puppy who has been abused, neglected, and abandoned. Close to death, you are picked up and taken to a shelter. You are nursed back to health by some miracle, but that’s not the only miracle you will be associated with if your name is Xena! Continue reading Xena the Warrior Puppy→
Every year during the Iditarod, animal rights groups berate the race organizers and participants for putting these “poor” dogs in harm’s way by asking them to compete. There’s no doubt the race is grueling, but have you looked at any pictures of the dogs? They look out of their minds in happiness that they are finally doing what they were bred and trained to do.
And the mushers know the dogs are (a) very expensive and (b) vital to their success in racing. So most of them are meticulous in the way they care for their dogs. Check out the lengths to which a musher will go to maintain a good dog.
As Scott Janssen (who calls himself The Mushing Mortician) was running his team down a steep section of the Dalzell Gorge, 9-year old Husky Marshall collapsed. Janssen picked up the dog and gave him CPR. Once the dog was revived, he got to ride on the sled into the next checkpoint, where he was treated by a vet, then airlifted home.
Here’s the full story from The Sled Blog in the Anchorage Daily News.
The Associated Press is reporting on a Welsh Corgi from Billings, Montana who was feared dead after an avalanche, but who made his way back to his family’s motel room 4 days later.
Dave Gaillard and his wife, from Bozeman, stayed at the motel the night before they went back-country skiing near Cooke City outside Yellowstone National Park. The avalanche killed Dave, and everyone thought the dog, Ole, had been taken as well.
Eleven-year old Marguerite Gaillard was busy making a memorial collage of Ole’s pictures when word was received that the dog was still alive.
The hotel owner drove the dog back to Bozeman for a reunion with his family.
Our sympathy goes out to the Gaillard family on their loss. And we’re glad Ole was able to bring about at least one bright spot.
This is one lucky dog. Seems his mom, Jamie Guillen, either borrowed or carjacked a red pick-up truck at knifepoint, then became involved in a high-speed police chase down Silver Strand Blvd in Coronado, CA on March 3rd.