Skip to comments.Dog named Kush found alive next to dead Ohio tornado victim [Kleenex alert!]
Posted on 03/09/2012 11:25:21 AM PST by Daffynition
AMELIA, Ohio - When emergency workers found Carol Forste's body in Ohio after Fridays tornado, they also came across one of her dearest possessions, her dog, still at her side.
The storm that killed his owner and best friend spared the dog's life, even as it crushed his spirit.
Kush, Forste's pit bull survived Friday's storm. Doctors at All Creatures Animal Hospital in Amelia, say it will take weeks for Kush to truly heal.
One look into his eyes and you can see he is still shocked and traumatized from Friday's tornado.
"Kush would not leave her deceased body's side...stood right next to her until they discovered her," said Dr. Dan Meakin, Kush's doctor.
Carol's death took an emotional toll on Kush. For days, he would not eat or drink.
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Please tell me you forgot the /sarc tag. :-)
Dogs are amazing.
Be my guest and go make fun of your dogs, troll someone else's thread for your jollies.
Call it anthropomorphic, habit, I don't know. But it happened.
Not at all. Please tell me why you think those things are only present in humans... ? Are you saying that dogs, for example, have no emotions? Seems false on it’s face. Dogs can be happy, angry, sad... playful. So what?
That’s good to know. Hopefully there will be enough traction to this story to have those who care to donate to cover the costs of his vet stay.
Bless you for adopting. :)
It isn’t possible that a Pitt was so sweet! At least that is what I often read.
Sad story...but a good doggie. Thanks for posting.
That is so sad, and so touching. Yes, cats are amazing too!
sigh....... you don’t know much about some dogs do you........
I have 4 dogs, one of them lays and watches the door that I leave the house through, waiting till I come back through it. I am sure he would sit by my dead body forever, waiting for me to get up again. The other 3 would sit there until they got hungry and then they would probably eat me.
BTW, what does “Kush” stand for in modern jargon...other than Marijuana?
I’d never insult a dog by ascribing human characteristics to them, they’re much better than that.
Before I get painted as a callous Michael Vick type... I have two dogs, both of which I adopted from shelters - one even though it has heartworms and might not survive them. I have no doubt they would “miss me” if I got hit by a bus and never came home again. But in the same way as I will miss the one with heartworms if it doesn’t survive? No.
I’m frequently amazed at how dogs conform to their masters and become “creatures of habit”, and also at how they behave in ways similar to man. It’s that similarity in behavior that lends itself so easily to anthropomorphism. But to conclude that similarity in behavior demonstrates similarity in cause (e.g. emotion) is an assumption without foundation.
When I say that my car doesn’t like cold weather, or that your plants seem happy, you understand that I’m referring not to actual emotions but to behaviors or attributes in some way resembling those of man.
This nonsense about dogs’ “grieving time” and “needing closure” and so forth is a trick of Darwinian atheists playing on our emotions - and on our epidemic loneliness in this ever-more-DISconnected society.
I know you were joking, but you bring to mind an interesting point: God made man and the animals, and ascribed to each a place - a proper and good place. To move either from that place is not good.
Those who speak of their pets as “my children” (in lieu, perhaps, of real children) and treat them accordingly are doing neither themselves nor their pets any favors.
Make no mistake, I love my dogs. And they “love” me back as (in Daffynition’s phrase) dogs doing their job. But when I cease being their master and become instead their “friend”, both they and I will suffer for it. They need a master and I need to be it. It’s the way both they and I were made, and God called it “good”.
Sorry to hear about your dogs having heart worms, but when I was growing up there was no way to prevent heart worms and the cure was about as bad as the disease; so most dogs were put to sleep when they got too sick. Having said that, most dogs had the disease for years and years before needing to be put to sleep. Our neighbor’s dog lived seven years between diagnosis and death. Since it was so common, no one thought much about it.
The shelter’s vet prescribed heartworm preventative for 12-18 months, as that’s the lifespan of heartworms. This is to kill any new ones while the existing ones die off. If the dog survives those already in her, she’ll likely be fine though her lifespan may be shortened. If those inside her do too much damage and cause her too much pain, however, I’ll have a very unpleasant duty to face.
She’s young, though, and has lots of room here to run and play and stay fit, so I’m hopeful.
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