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.
(Excerpt) Read more at wptv.com ...
That’s not necessary! What if Kush reads this?
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.
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.
Stopped reading at pit bull. Horrible creature!
Surprised it didn’t eat her.
That’s more of a cat thing..
Please explain this phenom, then:
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.
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].
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.
The toll on humans often eclipses the effect on critters.
You lost me.
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.
The MSM thanks you for believing their drivel.
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.
Why would things like loyalty and affection need to be only human characteristics?
For your consideration
True. My dad and his wife were right in the closet with the dog for those same thunderstorms :)
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