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Dog Hero! Pit Bull Saves His Family From Intruder
http://www.peoplepets.com/news/hero/dog-hero-pit-bull-saves-his-family-from-intruder/1 ^ | Mar 24 2009 7:45am

Posted on 04/03/2009 6:37:00 PM PDT by Peace4EarthNow

An Oklahoma family credits their dog DBoy with protecting them from a gun-wielding intruder who barged into their home. Roberta Trawick says her pit bull leapt to defend her and her family.

The intruder, who is still at large, "came in, pointed a gun at me and said, ‘Get down on the ground'," Trawick told Oklahoma City’s News 9. Then, Trawick says DBoy immediately ran in from another room and was ready to attack. The gunman shot DBoy three times -- twice in the head -- before running off after apparently being spooked by the dog.

"It is amazing, it's amazing that he went after that guy, and that I still have a family," family member Angelic Shoemaker told News 9.

"The vet said if it wasn't for his hard head he wouldn't be here," Trawick said. The family was able to pay for DBoy’s medical bills through donations, the report said.

"I'm sorry my dog got shot, but I still got my family and we still got our dog," a tearful Shoemaker told News 9. Trawick's father reportedly rescued 2-year-old dog from an abusive home just three months before the break-in.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: badbreed; dogs; evilbreed; exterminate; gooddog; hero; pitbull

Aw, good boy DBoy!!!

1 posted on 04/03/2009 6:37:01 PM PDT by Peace4EarthNow
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2 posted on 04/03/2009 6:40:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

It’s nice to see a good pit bull story. I still wouldn’t have one around my baby or kids, but they aren’t all evil.


3 posted on 04/03/2009 6:44:33 PM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

That baby knows he's next
4 posted on 04/03/2009 6:45:12 PM PDT by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: JoeProBono

Let’s ban Pit Bulls they are wild uncontrollable animals,enough is enough....


5 posted on 04/03/2009 6:46:20 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: Peace4EarthNow

Most beautiful pit bulls I’ve ever seen...

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6 posted on 04/03/2009 6:54:31 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I, El Rushbo -- and I say this happily -- have hijacked Obama's honeymoon.")
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To: Peace4EarthNow

They’re known for having hard heads


7 posted on 04/03/2009 6:54:51 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GSP.FAN
Had a Great Dane that hated women. I love women. Go figure.


8 posted on 04/03/2009 6:56:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: GSP.FAN

never mind that give him a steak, or the leg of the intruder, which ever is less likely to give him indigestion.


9 posted on 04/03/2009 6:56:40 PM PDT by mtnjimmi (“When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.” Max Lerner)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Wow, there were some pretty cool pictures in there...I especially loved the one of Dragon and Achilles.

:-)


10 posted on 04/03/2009 6:58:11 PM PDT by Peace4EarthNow (Want to go to Heaven? - http://www.allaboutgod.com)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

I’m just glad neither the heroes nor the villains in this story live anywhere near me.


11 posted on 04/03/2009 6:58:37 PM PDT by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

One family member saved.


12 posted on 04/03/2009 6:59:37 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Krankor

Seriously, have you ever seen the dog whisperer? Caesar has mostly pits in his yard of dogs..Pit Bulls have gotten a bad wrap due to a lot of foolish people who use them to make their egos feel better.


13 posted on 04/03/2009 7:08:01 PM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Wow...they are beautiful.


14 posted on 04/03/2009 7:13:23 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: hope
Actually, I was referring more to the people involved.
15 posted on 04/03/2009 7:21:51 PM PDT by Krankor (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me.)
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To: Krankor

LOL!


16 posted on 04/03/2009 7:23:39 PM PDT by Ajnin
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To: Peace4EarthNow
Good dog. My 12 pound Jack Russel Terrier protected me from the sprinkler repair man today. He would have attacked this intruder too maybe not as successfully but he would have been a smaller target and might not have taken a bullet.
17 posted on 04/03/2009 7:31:04 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: JoeProBono

I had a cat that hated all women, actually she hated everybody except me..
Then one day she met this women and fell in love with her..

I married that women and have been happy ever after.

Sadly she died about 6 years ago,but she allowed my future wife into the the house without hissing or clawing..

Your dog might have been giving you dating advice?


18 posted on 04/03/2009 7:31:38 PM PDT by GSP.FAN
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To: JoeProBono

LOL...That’s my good friend Ann with Norton.
I share her house and the love of our dogs.

Norton’s story happened before I met her...
One night she had gotten up to go to the washroom and was bitten by a spider.
She had an allergic reaction, fell to the floor, her throat swelling shut, cutting off her breath.
Norton, sensing she was in trouble, persistently attempted to rouse Ann’s ex.
He awoke and called an ambulance.
Norton had saved her life.

I’m very grateful to the Good Lord
for bring Ann and through her, Sam into my life.

Norton has since passed on and waits at the rainbow bridge.
I was fortunate to have met him, he was a good dog.


19 posted on 04/03/2009 10:22:07 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Chet 99; MizSterious; Kokojmudd; brytlea; Darnright; Sensei Ern; sangrila; rattrap; dervish; ...

We owe Chet99 a pat on the back.
Due in no small part to his efforts
we are seeing more opportunities for educating
folks about responsible dog ownership
as well as more positive dog articles posted on FR.

Thanks Chet! Keep up the good work!


20 posted on 04/03/2009 10:58:05 PM PDT by kanawa (Woof)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

Rescued from an abusive home and took 3 bullets for his people.

Well done, doggie.

21 posted on 04/03/2009 11:51:38 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: JoeProBono

They surely are a beautiful breed....


22 posted on 04/03/2009 11:51:45 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Peace4EarthNow

Great story! What a handsome dog, too.


23 posted on 04/04/2009 5:46:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SIDENET

He looks pretty proud of himself :-)


24 posted on 04/04/2009 7:17:22 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (One Big Ass Mistake America!)
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To: kanawa

Very cool!


25 posted on 04/04/2009 7:45:28 AM PDT by Eaker (The Two Loudest Sounds in the World.....Bang When it should have been Click and the Reverse.)
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To: kanawa

Don’t wanna touch him.
Willful ignorance might be contagious.


26 posted on 04/04/2009 8:05:25 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Militant fecundity personified.)
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To: hope
You are so right,this breed have been beloved by many.What about Bull Mastiffs they seem to kill their owners.
I had a great pit that a friend found lose as a puppy.She was the best dog/friend I have ever had.I now have border Collies and they are great too,very smart but can be fierce.So any dog even a mutt could become uncontrollable.The only dogs that ever bit me were small ones.Lay off the Pitbull's even Rachael Ray has one...
27 posted on 04/04/2009 9:31:08 AM PDT by pitbully (Standing Proud in So Cal !! Holding On To My $$ For Dear life !!)
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To: kanawa

Bump! We have had two strange incidents at our house where the mere sight of our (big, gentle) rottie-girl has scared off unwelcome visitors. I have two young sons, and they are safer with a big, sweet rottie around.


28 posted on 04/04/2009 11:20:26 AM PDT by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: Peace4EarthNow

Now that’s a Pitbull doing what a Pitbull does by nature. They protect their owners and their owners property. I guarantee that baby is very protected. What a good looking dog.

Had it been my house however, the intruder would have the same number of bullet holes that my dog had then i’d turn him over to my other Pitbull.


29 posted on 04/04/2009 11:51:41 PM PDT by rd1tx (Peace through superior firepower. (U.S. Army))
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To: pitbully

haha, love your name. I have a new 9 week red nose...She is smart already. She was the runt of the litter and I don’t expect her to get very big since her mom is pretty small.


30 posted on 04/06/2009 6:51:16 PM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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To: pitbully
Also, check out the killer pit bull here on killerpitbull attacks chihuahua!!!
31 posted on 04/06/2009 7:47:50 PM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
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