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Dog named Kush found alive next to dead Ohio tornado victim [Kleenex alert!]
WCPO.com ^ | Annette Peagler

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 Friday’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wptv.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weather
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Good dog!
1 posted on 03/09/2012 11:25:26 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Ah, anthropomorphism.


2 posted on 03/09/2012 11:36:18 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

That’s not necessary! What if Kush reads this?


3 posted on 03/09/2012 11:38:32 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Daffynition

We have a pittie too. I was in the hospital for almost a month last summer. He cried and tried to sit on my lap (all 80 lbs of him) the day I came home.


4 posted on 03/09/2012 11:42:01 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: dead

That’s why I used a big word...Dogs have limited vocabularies.

They’re also great at taking a joke. Mine just wag their tales when I make fun of them.

:-)


5 posted on 03/09/2012 11:47:47 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

Stopped reading at pit bull. Horrible creature!

Surprised it didn’t eat her.


6 posted on 03/09/2012 11:52:43 AM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: bicyclerepair

That’s more of a cat thing..


7 posted on 03/09/2012 11:59:31 AM PST by null and void (Day 1144 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: LearsFool
Dog just doing his job is anthropomorphic?

Please explain this phenom, then:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2682877/posts

8 posted on 03/09/2012 12:00:57 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition
Dog just doing his job is anthropomorphic?

Ascribing human characteristics to animals is.
9 posted on 03/09/2012 12:08:38 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Daffynition

My dad’s house was overrun by a tornado about 10 years ago. His house survived intact but his two neighbors’ houses were flattened and one of his neighbors was killed. The storm hit about 4am. At daybreak it looked like a war zone.

My dad’s dog was missing. They feared she had been picked up and flung into the nearby lake. Then about noontime, here she comes plodding down their street to the house. No idea where she had come from.

From that point on whenever a thunderstorm came through that dog was flying into the closet to hide.


10 posted on 03/09/2012 12:10:19 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Liberal Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something)
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To: LearsFool

Don’t be so stubborn. A dog that recognizes the *leader* of his pack is apt to stay with the leader. How is that [insert big word].


11 posted on 03/09/2012 12:12:09 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: LearsFool

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the dog waited at Shibuya station.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D

12 posted on 03/09/2012 12:13:41 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

The toll on humans often eclipses the effect on critters.


13 posted on 03/09/2012 12:14:27 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition

You lost me.


14 posted on 03/09/2012 12:17:42 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Daffynition

Remind me of the circumstances surrounding the picture you posted today. Doesn’t seem to be related to the earlier posting....I would like to learn the details. Thanks.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 12:19:03 PM PST by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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To: bicyclerepair

The MSM thanks you for believing their drivel.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 12:21:56 PM PST by Varda
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To: Daffynition

All Creatures Animal Hospital is affiliated with a no-kill shelter here in Clermont County. Two of my three dogs came to us as rescues from them, and they are amazing and loved members of our family.

They are wonderful people doing thankless work. This poor animal is in the absolute best of hands.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 12:28:34 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: LearsFool

Why would things like loyalty and affection need to be only human characteristics?


18 posted on 03/09/2012 12:34:27 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Daffynition; Joe 6-pack

For your consideration


19 posted on 03/09/2012 12:40:44 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Daffynition
The toll on humans often eclipses the effect on critters.

True. My dad and his wife were right in the closet with the dog for those same thunderstorms :)

20 posted on 03/09/2012 12:46:46 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Liberal Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something)
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To: Ramius

Please tell me you forgot the /sarc tag. :-)


21 posted on 03/09/2012 12:53:19 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Daffynition

Dogs are amazing.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 12:56:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: LearsFool
Yes. You are *lost*...your handles fits you well.

Be my guest and go make fun of your dogs, troll someone else's thread for your jollies.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 12:56:09 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: trisham
Don't forget cats. My mom moved in with us, due to her failing health, and for the remaining 12 years of her life, with her big, old, devoted Maine Coon cat. When mom eventually passed, the cat would still come and sit under mom's chair at the dinner table, where she always sat, hoping to get a *scrap/treat* from mom. Call it habit, but there was little we could do to bring this beautiful animal out of her grief. Although we tried. About a month later, we found her cat dead, curled up in a sleeping position, under the chair, at mom's place at the table.

Call it anthropomorphic, habit, I don't know. But it happened.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:29 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

25 posted on 03/09/2012 1:10:58 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: LearsFool

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?


26 posted on 03/09/2012 1:14:17 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

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. :)


27 posted on 03/09/2012 1:16:40 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition

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.


28 posted on 03/09/2012 1:32:20 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Daffynition

That is so sad, and so touching. Yes, cats are amazing too!


29 posted on 03/09/2012 1:42:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jennings2004; Daffynition

http://www.lonesurvivor.net/dog-stays-loyal-owner/


30 posted on 03/09/2012 1:46:00 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: LearsFool

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.


31 posted on 03/09/2012 2:10:12 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Daffynition

Good dog!


32 posted on 03/09/2012 2:52:24 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: bicyclerepair

Agreed.

BTW, what does “Kush” stand for in modern jargon...other than Marijuana?


33 posted on 03/09/2012 2:56:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: LearsFool

I’d never insult a dog by ascribing human characteristics to them, they’re much better than that.


34 posted on 03/09/2012 3:02:22 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Ditter; Ramius

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.


35 posted on 03/09/2012 3:11:03 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Daffynition

Heh!

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”.


36 posted on 03/09/2012 3:22:14 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

Well said.


37 posted on 03/09/2012 3:31:43 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: LearsFool

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.


38 posted on 03/09/2012 3:47:42 PM PST by fini
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To: fini

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.


39 posted on 03/09/2012 4:02:29 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool
I never thought of you as Michael Vick. I just know that dogs have emotions not unlike human emotions and they don't hide them. Joy, fear, anger to name 3. I love my dogs and they love me, one more than the other 3. I refer to them as my pup children, to keep them separated from my human children.
40 posted on 03/09/2012 4:12:53 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Daffynition; kanawa

Pit-bull story... pretty cool but sad too.


41 posted on 03/09/2012 4:28:22 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SZonian
Thanks...what a story...definitely needs a kleenex....then I think of the ridicule and dismissal of our military heros so many are guilty of...even a dog knows the real heros!
42 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:01 PM PST by jennings2004 (57 states? Kansas or Texas? American geography is so complicated....:)))
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To: LearsFool; Daffynition

“Ascribing human characteristics to animals is.”

A mistake we’ll not likely make with you.


43 posted on 03/09/2012 8:37:56 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: Ramius

Maybe Fool is just projecting.


44 posted on 03/09/2012 8:40:56 PM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: BenLurkin

The Hindu Kush is a region in Afghanistan.


45 posted on 03/09/2012 8:50:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CSM
The savagery of pit bulls is well-documented. ;^)
46 posted on 03/09/2012 8:57:41 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

47 posted on 03/09/2012 10:57:31 PM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: trisham
Hiker missing for month found with cat


48 posted on 03/10/2012 2:46:38 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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To: Daffynition

Wow. She might not have survived without the cat. A month is a long time.


49 posted on 03/10/2012 6:31:17 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Guess the cat fended for itself.

"Her cat was in better shape than she was," Marc Levesque, incident commander with New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue, told The Associated Press. "Her cat was also hunting. (Page) ran out of food a while back."


50 posted on 03/10/2012 7:44:57 AM PST by Daffynition (On Andrew Breitbart: In his honor, I'll fight harder...He'll be back and he'll be millions.)
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