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Dog stays by missing boy’s side
Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/12 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 12/01/2012 7:59:09 AM PST by Kartographer

The spirit of Lassie is alive and well in a dog named Ashapoo. The trusty canine was always at the side of his owner's two-year-old grandson, Peyton. And that was a good thing when Peyton's grandfather turned his back for a minute as he was planning to take the boy on a trip on the family land in Clover, South Carolina, to find a Christmas tree. When he turned around, the energetic kid was gone. But so was Ashapoo. By the time Peyton's parents showed up to join the hunt for their missing son on the 300 acres of woods, they took solace knowing the boy was with his faithful friend.

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When the Myrick's 2-year-old son went missing, it was their trusty dog sidekick Ashepoo who came to the rescue. Kristen Hampton reports.
1 posted on 12/01/2012 7:59:14 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
Who's a GOOD dog? Why Ashepoo is a GOOD DOG!
2 posted on 12/01/2012 8:00:21 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Good boy!


3 posted on 12/01/2012 8:02:16 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Kartographer; Joe 6-pack

Hero doggie WOOF!

What a wonderful dog! What a happy ending! What a truly blessed and happy Christmas this family will have. Thanks Kartographer!!


4 posted on 12/01/2012 8:02:16 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Kartographer

Border collie!


5 posted on 12/01/2012 8:03:41 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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.

6 posted on 12/01/2012 8:07:01 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Kartographer

Don’t bother clicking link for video.

The stupid ad at the start, also interrupts the video story every 30 seconds.


8 posted on 12/01/2012 8:10:49 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Kartographer

Authoress Claudine Zap needs to find a new line of work. Her story is nearly incomprehensible.

Glad to hear the boy was found ok at the end of the story.


9 posted on 12/01/2012 8:11:28 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kartographer

If it was a DemocRAT dog, this would have been a Little Red Ridding hood story.


10 posted on 12/01/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by Track9
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To: Kartographer

“Whiskey for my men...bacon for my dog.”


11 posted on 12/01/2012 8:18:57 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Kartographer

Great story
the love dogs have for us is amazing
many don’t deserve that love
but this little boy and family did.

GOOD DOG!


12 posted on 12/01/2012 8:20:25 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Yup..I went thru the goofy video and its bizzarre.But still heartwarming.


13 posted on 12/01/2012 8:21:55 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Huskrrrr
Someone on FR once posted:

"God gave dominion over all the animals on the earth, but only horses and dogs know it!"
14 posted on 12/01/2012 8:26:35 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Authoress Claudine Zap needs to find a new line of work. Her story is nearly incomprehensible.

Most Yahoo writers are terrible.

15 posted on 12/01/2012 8:33:56 AM PST by caltaxed
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To: Kartographer

I have seen several lists of dogs from the smartest to dumbest. They all vary a bit but every one lists the border collie as the smartest.

I have never owned one but would like to.


16 posted on 12/01/2012 8:34:15 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: Kartographer
Looks just like my border collie Roxie.

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17 posted on 12/01/2012 8:35:04 AM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral.)
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To: Kartographer

Dog loves boy!

18 posted on 12/01/2012 8:36:49 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Mamzelle

Best dogs in the world for herding cattle or kids.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 8:38:41 AM PST by WVNan
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To: yarddog

By all means get one.We’ve had border collies in the past,very loyal and scary smart.My wife would like to get one now,but I’m afraid that the German Shepherds we have now might bully it.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 8:40:40 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Kartographer; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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21 posted on 12/01/2012 8:47:29 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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22 posted on 12/01/2012 8:48:03 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Kartographer
The parents said that the dog was their hero. They plan to get him a well earned steak, and they are also looking into a GPS tracker for Peyton.

I would say both are excellent ideas given the day’s events.

23 posted on 12/01/2012 8:48:03 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Kartographer

Smart Border Collie. I have Shelties now . . . but would like to own a Border Collie one of these days, Australian Shep’s are good too.


24 posted on 12/01/2012 8:50:10 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Going into Politic Free Zone Momma Grizzly hibernation for a while after this week, maybe forever.)
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To: Farmer Dean

“but I’m afraid that the German Shepherds we have now might bully it.”

The more likely scenario is that the Border Collie would ‘herd’ the German Shepherds. :-)


25 posted on 12/01/2012 8:51:17 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Kartographer

I had an acquaintance who recently died of a massive heart attack in her home.

She laid there for three days with her dog at her side. There were bite marks on her face. The dog was not trying to eat because her flesh was not torn. The dog was trying to wake his owner. When the lady’s family got into her house the dog was laying next to her, not wanting to leave her side.


26 posted on 12/01/2012 8:55:49 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Kartographer

Youtube video for those who wish to skip all of the yahoo nonsense:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hYLJT2k7Gs


27 posted on 12/01/2012 8:59:07 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Mamzelle

Looks just like our Border Collie, but ours has a tail with a white poof at the end. They are an amazing breed. He’s finally left adolescence now that he is 13 1/2.


28 posted on 12/01/2012 9:01:46 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: lonevoice

I love doggies.

We have a rat terrier, a busy breed, and somewhat aggressive, but faithful as faithful comes. He’s actually my daughter’s dog, and, though he’s affectionate with the whole family, he’s really a one-owner dog.


29 posted on 12/01/2012 9:13:11 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kartographer

For you border collie fanciers out there - did you know that the word ‘collie’ is thought to come from ‘coal’ - as in, they are black as coal. ‘Here, coal-ie.’ (Thanks to Webster’s 1828 dictionary).


30 posted on 12/01/2012 9:21:31 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Westbrook

There’s nothing in the world like a good, faithful dog. Your daughter’s a lucky girl!

My little Maltese, when he isn’t sleeping on my lap, never leaves my side and closely watches my every move as though I’m the most fascinating creation in all the universe. He’s so in tune with me that he responds to the cue of me raising an eyebrow. He’s so eager to please me that I’ve never had to tell him “no” more than once.

They’re a calm breed, very laid back, affectionate, and known for forming deep attachments to their humans.


31 posted on 12/01/2012 9:27:48 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: G Larry

Yahoo has become totally unbearable. You’ve got to click pages and pages to check your mail and their supposed news is full of trashy non-stories.


32 posted on 12/01/2012 9:28:27 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

Aol makes Yahoo look like Heritage.org.


33 posted on 12/01/2012 9:42:53 AM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: 9YearLurker
"...trashy non-stories.

All of them about praising and worshiping their "messiah" Barry Benghanzi and his 'RAT disciples.

34 posted on 12/01/2012 9:43:03 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: Kartographer

How far and fast can a two year old go in sixty seconds? Thank goodness the dog was more attentive than the grandfather!


35 posted on 12/01/2012 9:43:10 AM PST by Burkean (.)
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To: lonevoice

Thanks!


36 posted on 12/01/2012 9:46:11 AM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: Kartographer

What a great story...I think Ashepoo deserves a doggie treat..


37 posted on 12/01/2012 9:48:18 AM PST by little-e (I'm not a racist, I hate Biden too..)
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To: Track9; shibumi

38 posted on 12/01/2012 9:48:54 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Qwackertoo
I have had both shelties and Aussies in the past. Both breeds are smart, love to ‘herd’ and and very loyal to their famlies. I miss having a dog around...alas Mr C4E is allergic to dogs.
39 posted on 12/01/2012 9:57:32 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: Mamzelle; WVNan; bboop; Kartographer
Border collie!

Darn right! Smartest dogs in the world. If you can just put up with them until they settle down a bit. Mine took four plus years until you could live with her. She's 12 now, pretty laid back (for a BC, that is!), still loves to play more than anything (including eat), will find her own toys if there are none around (amazing what can be done with a stick!), is a stranger to no one, and the best companion.

40 posted on 12/01/2012 10:00:40 AM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: Kartographer

My Aussie is pretty smart to. Smart dogs can understand human language. They just can’t speak it! Great ending to the story.


41 posted on 12/01/2012 10:01:46 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: bboop; Salamander

We have a Border Collie/Austrian Shepperd mix. She is incredibly smart. I know about the white poof at the end of the tail!

She sits on the couch and “throws” her favorite toytoy and barks at US to fetch.

Salamander, I thought you would enjoy this article.


42 posted on 12/01/2012 10:19:12 AM PST by Chong
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To: yarddog
I have never owned one but would like to.

You need to talk to folks who own them first. They are NOT couch potatoes. They absolutely must have something to do. If you don't provide them with something to do, they will find stuff on their own, and the chances are extremely good you won't like what they find.

They need toys. A farm is probably the best BC toy, if you can afford one.

They need free run time every day, and preferably several times a day. Walking them on a leash will not suffice (although they are quite capable of learning good leash manners).

They are extremely smart (I have seen my BC learn things many times with only with a single trial), sensitive and want to please (requiring a gentle hand in training), but are also expected to think for themselves and act independently.

But more than anything, they are busy, busy, busy!

Be aware of what you are getting into.

43 posted on 12/01/2012 10:19:41 AM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: Kartographer

I’ve never heard of a cat doing this. I like dogs.


44 posted on 12/01/2012 10:21:38 AM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Kartographer

The title is incorrect. The kid wasn’t missing. Ashepoo knew exactly where he was. The grandpa was missing.


45 posted on 12/01/2012 10:22:35 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: oprahstheantichrist

Ha ha.


46 posted on 12/01/2012 10:33:40 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: rmh47

Thanks for the info. All my dogs are outdoor dogs. I live in a rural area and have plenty of room.

On the other hand, I don’t have the time to spend with them I once had. The last dog I had was a pup someone just dumped off here. She was mostly Lab with a bit of mutt mixed in.

She was a sweet dog, very affectionate but she chewed up every thing I had outside. I had a young couple stop by one day and ask if I wanted to give her away. (When she first got here I put up a sign for a free pup and they probably had seen it) I had gotten used to her by then and kept her.

I now wish I had given her away as she just disappeared one day. I suspect someone took her but will probably never know for sure.


47 posted on 12/01/2012 10:39:19 AM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Tax-chick; Constitution Day
Dog stays by missing boy’s side

Present tense. How do we know this, if the boy's still missing?

48 posted on 12/01/2012 10:41:40 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

The dog phoned.


49 posted on 12/01/2012 10:45:45 AM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: Kartographer

So true, thanks!


50 posted on 12/01/2012 11:00:53 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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