Skip to comments.Dog stays by missing boy’s side
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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Hero doggie WOOF!
What a wonderful dog! What a happy ending! What a truly blessed and happy Christmas this family will have. Thanks Kartographer!!
Don’t bother clicking link for video.
The stupid ad at the start, also interrupts the video story every 30 seconds.
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.
If it was a DemocRAT dog, this would have been a Little Red Ridding hood story.
“Whiskey for my men...bacon for my dog.”
the love dogs have for us is amazing
many don’t deserve that love
but this little boy and family did.
Yup..I went thru the goofy video and its bizzarre.But still heartwarming.
Most Yahoo writers are terrible.
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.
Dog loves boy!
Best dogs in the world for herding cattle or kids.
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.
I would say both are excellent ideas given the days events.
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.
“but Im 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. :-)
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.
Youtube video for those who wish to skip all of the yahoo nonsense:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Aol makes Yahoo look like Heritage.org.
All of them about praising and worshiping their "messiah" Barry Benghanzi and his 'RAT disciples.
How far and fast can a two year old go in sixty seconds? Thank goodness the dog was more attentive than the grandfather!
What a great story...I think Ashepoo deserves a doggie treat..
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.
My Aussie is pretty smart to. Smart dogs can understand human language. They just can’t speak it! Great ending to the story.
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.
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.
I’ve never heard of a cat doing this. I like dogs.
The title is incorrect. The kid wasn’t missing. Ashepoo knew exactly where he was. The grandpa was missing.
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.
Present tense. How do we know this, if the boy's still missing?
The dog phoned.
So true, thanks!
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