A family dog in Australia certainly did his duty when he found the family's missing toddler and kept him safe in the Outback for 14 hours while rescuers hunted for the pair. The little boy is just fine, after being out during a thunderstorm. A little hypothermic and dehydrated, and with a few prickles in his feet, the two-year-old is safely back home, with the dog who kept the situation from spiraling out of control.
A curious piece of history, this article explores canine space suits from the earliest beginnings of humanity's venture to the stars.
If you are ever tempted to take Fido on a walk off-leash, make certain that you have them under firm voice control and that prey drive is not an issue! Not only can your dog get itself into trouble, but you may end up with a crazy scenario like they had at the University of Wisconsin-- a deer that had been spooked and chased by a dog crashed through a building, causing an estimated 5500 dollars worth of damage. That would definitely interrupt your attempts to study!
I love these stories-- service dogs are helping veterans re-adjust to civilian life. The healing presence of a dog has probably been felt by us all, a snuggle when you're feeling sick or sad is sometimes the very best medicine. It's good to see that dog therapy is becoming more widely recognized.
And to round out the post, here's an adorable picture of our buddy Lucy, wiped out after a fun-filled day at the Fort. Thanks Michelle for sending this in! If you have any pictures you would like to share, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org It's great to see what our pack does in their off time.
Enjoy these brisk days!