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Loyal Dog Foils French Woman's Suicide Bid
The Local ^ | 06 Mar 2013

Posted on 03/08/2013 8:31:21 PM PST by nickcarraway

A French woman's loyal German Shepherd dog saved her from committing suicide by knocking aside a rifle she tried to fire into her heart, local police said.

The 63-year-old woman had walked into her garden in the southern town of Sorgues in the Vaucluse region, fired several test shots of a 22-calibre rifle and then turned the gun on her chest.

"At the moment she pulled the trigger, her dog jumped on her and diverted the shot," a local police officer told AFP, adding that the dog "probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her."

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.fr ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dogs; france; suicide; sweetsmartdoggie

1 posted on 03/08/2013 8:31:21 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

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2 posted on 03/08/2013 8:32:28 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:38:10 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway
Three recent stories of dogs "accidentally" firing guns (yeah, sure it was
accidental) and now this. Should there be a 2nd Amendment for dogs too?
4 posted on 03/08/2013 8:49:34 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: nickcarraway

God alone chooses the time we die. Yes, that means He allows suicides to happen but who knows how many times He intervenes - maybe not as dramatically as this but sometimes with a phone ringing or a pang on conscience or the gun jamming, etc.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 9:17:59 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: OrangeHoof

God has sent me many hairy angels in my lifetime.

I am grateful.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 9:30:35 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

Me too.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 10:04:02 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good doggie


8 posted on 03/08/2013 10:28:49 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: nickcarraway

I’m not sure I could count on any of my cats to come through like that... but who knows.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 10:38:40 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: nickcarraway
the dog "probably sensed things and knocked into her to save her."

Or it was past feeding time and it was trying to express its hunger.

10 posted on 03/08/2013 11:21:16 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Shepherds are very intelligent dogs. I have little doubt the dog knew exactly what he was trying to prevent.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 4:47:22 AM PST by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: nickcarraway

12 posted on 03/09/2013 5:04:01 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: phoneman08

Me too. German Shepherds can think like humans.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 5:30:20 AM PST by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: phoneman08
I have little doubt the dog knew exactly what he was trying to prevent.

Bless your heart.

14 posted on 03/09/2013 7:33:20 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: ZULU

Not only does mine think like a human, he thinks he is human. Just ask him.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 9:23:14 AM PST by phoneman08 (Reagan conservative union member. Not a s rare as you think!)
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To: nickcarraway

Prolly just a bad shot.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:17 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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17 posted on 03/09/2013 9:35:20 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: nickcarraway

18 posted on 03/09/2013 11:28:35 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Salamander

Me too!! I really miss them too.


19 posted on 03/09/2013 3:34:00 PM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I read about it this afternoon! Wonderful story.

My son finally found his battle buddy a couple of months ago. Named him “McClane” and it is amazing how much this shepherd loves him. Under a year (he was a stray-emaciated—any ideas on how to fatten him up?) and clean bill of health except for being so slim. HUGE feet, good hips.


20 posted on 03/09/2013 3:47:13 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Run full internal parasite/tick/thyroid panels on him and if he’s clean, start throwing -good- food into him.

I recommend EVO grain free [beef] and if that’s too steep, try Taste Of The Wild.

They have several varieties and my dogs prefer High Prairie.

It’s available at all Tractor Supply stores.


21 posted on 03/09/2013 7:08:33 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

he’s bug free, and looks a little better. We just got him on a good food, and my dogs loved Taste of The Wild, too. We’ll have to look for it where we are now.


22 posted on 03/09/2013 8:28:35 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

It could be a simple give-him-time thing.

Long periods of malnutrition affect their ability to properly absorb nutrients so it might take a while.

While you’re looking for the TOTW, try to find him some good pro-biotics to mix with his food.

Tractor Supply sells a very good powder called “Pro-Bios”.

Bless you for helping the boy.

:)


23 posted on 03/10/2013 9:47:47 AM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: bimboeruption; MissEdie

When I was 10, my pedo uncle started in on me and my folks did nothing.

When I was 14, God sent me my first angel, a stray Dobermann.

The uncle stopped.

Ever since then, He’s sent me hairy angels every time I needed one.

Some literally saved my life.
Others saved my sanity when the residual ‘issues’ from the uncle became unbearable.

They all kept me going, one way or the other.

God is good and so is Dog.

:)


24 posted on 03/10/2013 9:52:45 AM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

I am a firm believer it is no coincidence that God is Dog spelled backwards.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 1:10:48 PM PDT by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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