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Dog stops man from sexually assaulting its owner, police say
Madison.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Bill Novak

Posted on 08/02/2011 5:16:21 PM PDT by Immerito

A golden retriever was definitely its owner's best friend early Tuesday morning when it scared off a man who was sexually assaulting its owner, Madison police reported.

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"The dog knew its owner was in trouble and came growling, barking and gnashing its teeth," DeSpain said. "The attacker fled."

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; goldenretriever; gooddog
Reason #10,258 that Dogs are better than cats! :-)
1 posted on 08/02/2011 5:16:24 PM PDT by Immerito
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping!


2 posted on 08/02/2011 5:17:22 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

Better than cops too.


3 posted on 08/02/2011 5:17:33 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Immerito

Good doggie!!


4 posted on 08/02/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Immerito

Good doggie!


5 posted on 08/02/2011 5:20:13 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Immerito

Golden retrievers are loving and gentle, but can get the job done when needed.


6 posted on 08/02/2011 5:25:36 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Immerito

Good dog!!!


7 posted on 08/02/2011 5:41:52 PM PDT by Twinkie (It's the STUPID SPENDING, Stupid!)
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To: Immerito

Who walks their dog in a dog park at 1AM? On the other hand, good dog!


8 posted on 08/02/2011 5:46:08 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: ninergold3

The dog has insomnia...


9 posted on 08/02/2011 5:52:07 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Immerito

Massive fail. The perp lived. His remains should be in that dogs food bowl right now.

Seriously though, good pup. He deserves a good steak dinner for that one.

I’ve always said that if my dogs protect my daughter from something like that, they’ll live on NY strip steaks and such for the rest of their lives.


10 posted on 08/02/2011 6:06:47 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Immerito

11 posted on 08/02/2011 6:10:52 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Immerito

I had a cat that attacked a man that opened my door and walked in. He knocked, I opened the door and he opened the screen and came in. He said he was a salesman but his hands were empty. My cat stepped off the bookcase onto the guys shoulders and “breathed” in his ear. He turned to look and Titus’ mouth was open and his tongue was pulsing. He said “Lady get your cat off of me”. I told him to back out the door. He did and Titus jumped back inside. The guy disappeared in a hurry.


12 posted on 08/02/2011 6:12:13 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW
I had a cat that attacked a man that opened my door and walked in. He knocked, I opened the door and he opened the screen and came in. He said he was a salesman but his hands were empty. My cat stepped off the bookcase onto the guys shoulders and “breathed” in his ear.

Yes, I love the way cats "breathe." Was it a good, healthy hiss? :)

That's an awesome story.

13 posted on 08/02/2011 6:14:58 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Good Titus :-).


14 posted on 08/02/2011 6:16:52 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Immerito

I don’t know if it is true, but there was a story circulating a few years back about a German Shepard owned by a single woman. She came home from work and found her dog choking. She cleared his throat and found part of a finger lodged in it. She immediately left with the dog. The police found the perp hiding in the bedroom closet with a missing finger.


15 posted on 08/02/2011 6:18:06 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: DJ MacWoW

With a cat like that, you really are a “MacWoW!”


16 posted on 08/02/2011 6:20:37 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Allegra
It really sounded more like a heavy sigh. It was weird! I was 8 months pregnant and as big as a house. LOL

He was an extraordinary cat. Some friends came to visit after the baby was born and they opened the front door and stuck their head in. Luckily Jeff saw Titus leap and pulled his head back in time. If the hall had been shorter.......

17 posted on 08/02/2011 6:21:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: GOP Poet

Titus Quintus Aeschylus. I still miss that cat. It’s been 26 years.


18 posted on 08/02/2011 6:30:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Grizzled Bear

LOL!!! He was an exceptional kitty.


19 posted on 08/02/2011 6:42:47 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Immerito

I suspect that there is a new Constitutionalist in Madison.


20 posted on 08/02/2011 6:42:52 PM PDT by seton89 (Starve the Beast)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I had a strange knock at the door, it was an odd hour, so I put my pants on, and grabbed my loud noisemaker. When I was going to open the door, my 9 lb black cat was right behind me on the furniture all puffed up, ready to back me up. Strangest thing I ever saw her do, and she did some strange things.

She and her sister were great cats!

DK


21 posted on 08/02/2011 6:45:23 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Dark Knight

They sound like great cats. Some cats are laid back. They pay no attention to what’s going on. And I’ve had dogs that hid behind me when someone shouted. LOL With a laid back cat you can “shake well and toss”. :-)


22 posted on 08/02/2011 7:03:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

And easier to carry.


23 posted on 08/02/2011 7:10:16 PM PDT by magslinger (Senator Olo Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern (RINO))
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To: rabidralph

Is he professional enough to carry that weapon?


24 posted on 08/02/2011 7:11:59 PM PDT by magslinger (Senator Olo Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern (RINO))
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To: DJ MacWoW

Your story reminds me of some friends who had a big white fluffy cat. An elderly man came to visit and he was sitting on the sofa in the living room. The cat was sleeping in the kitchen and woke up to see a bunch of white hair at the top of the back of the sofa. I guess he thought it was another cat. He ran full speed into the living room and jumped on the elderly man’s head. Fortunately the elderly man didn’t have a heart attack. He lost some hair and had some claw marks in his head.


25 posted on 08/02/2011 7:17:51 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
Oh good gravy!

Fortunately Titus never went after anyone inside if they were invited in. Well.....he did lay in wait under the baby bassinet. He didn't allow anyone but family to take the baby out. They could only hold him if we handed him over. And that "baby" just turned 40. LOL

26 posted on 08/02/2011 7:22:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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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.

27 posted on 08/02/2011 7:29:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Immerito

Unless you have a siamese cat that attacks you from the top of the fridge.


28 posted on 08/02/2011 7:39:48 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Allegra

Me too. Petunia, my aunt’s siamese, loved to attack from the top of fridge right on your back. Do not make Petunia mad. She did not care who you were. I had one that growled at everyone but me and hubby.


29 posted on 08/02/2011 7:42:19 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Love your cat.


30 posted on 08/02/2011 7:43:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: magslinger

He was trained by his Marine daddy!


31 posted on 08/02/2011 7:43:50 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph; Joe 6-pack

Simply PRICELESS!!

Thanks for the ping, Joe!


32 posted on 08/02/2011 7:44:53 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Immerito; DJ MacWoW
Reason #10,258 that Dogs are better than cats! :-)

You've obviously never had a Siamese!

33 posted on 08/02/2011 7:46:51 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: freekitty

Thanks. He was special!


34 posted on 08/02/2011 7:47:32 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: BCR #226

“His remains should be in that dogs food bowl right now.”

Now that is just animal cruelty. :-)


35 posted on 08/02/2011 7:48:31 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: ladyjane

Good grief. Cats are funny. One of mine from the inside kept eyeing this cat that was coming onto the patio. My husband went to pick her up thinking he was doing something good. I warned him do not get between two cats even if they can’t reach other. He, of course did not listen, as the cat was about to attack the window. Unfortunately she sunk her teeth into my husband’s ankle and he went down. You know, he and that cat were the best of friends from then on. He had a lot of respect for her.


36 posted on 08/02/2011 7:48:31 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I walk Linda the Lab/Chou pretty late sometimes. She is very protective of me!


37 posted on 08/02/2011 7:55:47 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; Immerito

My Siamese was a sweetheart. Michael loved everyone. Even the dog. :-)


38 posted on 08/02/2011 8:11:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Immerito
Tell that to him...

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39 posted on 08/02/2011 8:45:56 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: rabidralph

Good. He shouldn’t be shooting himself in the leg, then.


40 posted on 08/02/2011 9:29:26 PM PDT by magslinger (Senator Olo Hamwich of Buckleberry Fern (RINO))
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To: freekitty; DJ MacWoW

I had a calico who arched her back and growled at a guy who came to pick me up for a date once.

Our date didn’t generate any sparks and I never dated him again. Just as well....my kitty probably knew something I didn’t. ;-)


41 posted on 08/02/2011 9:56:00 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: ninergold3
Who walks their dog in a dog park at 1AM?

Well, *I* do quite often, since it's: quiet, close to home, there are few others around, and it's a good way to wind down after work.

You *are* aware that not everyone works 9 to 5, right? Many folks work odd hours that can include getting off work at 11 or midnight or 3 am. Where I work we have 4 different shift lengths for the various jobs here, plus 5 different start times. It's not unusual to see a nurse walking out to her car at 0245hrs, or a cook pulling in a 0400.

42 posted on 08/02/2011 10:40:33 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Immerito

Too bad it did not bite off the perp’s Anthony Weiner. That would have learned him a lesson!


43 posted on 08/02/2011 10:41:41 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Washington, D.C. is a swamp in bad need of a full draining)
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To: freekitty; Allegra

My late MIL had a tiny Siamese cat, Loa. She loved to sit on top of the fridge, and one day she stumbled up there and fell right toward my MIL’s face. Her claws came out automatically, but she purposely retracted them before she hit Mom, and her face did not get scratched. Loa, all seven pounds of her, landed on her feet. She still kept sitting on top of the fridge, though.

Mom loved telling that story, and how amazed she was to see Loa retract her truly impressive claws just in time.


44 posted on 08/03/2011 5:18:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Don W
No offense meant. I am very aware that not everyone is a 9-5er.

Maybe I'm just a scaredy-cat. I would never consider going out to walk my dogs alone at 1AM - and we live in a quiet little town and I have my CCW .

45 posted on 08/03/2011 7:19:28 AM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Immerito; All

My dogs are guardian angels in fur suits. A friend of mine heard noises outside his house one night. He peeked out his front door and saw a thug trying to steal lawn equipment from the back of his pickup truck. He opened the door wider and his black lab tore out after the guy. The last my friend saw of the stranger, he was running full bore down the street with the dog hot on his heels, and was trying to swat the dog from snapping at his rear while still running. That dog was definitely “open for business” and did not return for an hour!


46 posted on 08/03/2011 10:44:32 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ninergold3

I may have come off a little harsher than I meant to.

I live in a city of 300k, and have no qualms about walking about *most* neighbourhoods at night, but there are areas of town that I will avoid with or without a canine companion.

Having a dog with you also increases one’s confidence, which is a HUGE factor in what kind of aura/vibe you are putting out to others. Most thugs leave the confident folks alone, since folks who are already afraid are far easier to frighten/prey upon.

That said, I am always on the alert, as is the dog. I have to be much more aware now since I’m down to one small (25lb) dog, after saying g’bye to a couple of big bruisers (100 & 130 lbs). I won’t let idiots and thugs reduce my activity for any reason. Civilized behaviour WILL prevail!


47 posted on 08/03/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: rabidralph

That dog looks ready for anything. :-)


48 posted on 08/03/2011 5:04:08 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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