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Dog stands guard over owner’s body
The Outlook-Yahoo News ^ | 5/22/13 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 05/22/2013 7:41:59 AM PDT by Kartographer

The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office posted this photo of the pooch, which has since gone around the web, with the description, “Scared, but this little pup survived.”

The rescuers did some more digging in the area and came upon the sad realization that this loyal "friend to the end" had been keeping watch over a body.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: pets

1 posted on 05/22/2013 7:41:59 AM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

George Graham Vest (1830-1904) served as U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1879 to 1903 and became one of the leading orators and debaters of his time. This delightful speech is from an earlier period in his life when he practiced law in a small Missouri town. It was given in court while representing a man who sued another for the killing of his dog. During the trial, Vest ignored the testimony, and when his turn came to present a summation to the jury, he made the following speech and won the case.

Gentlemen of the Jury: The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has, he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog. A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.

George Graham Vest - c. 1855


2 posted on 05/22/2013 7:42:13 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
That was good.

5.56mm

3 posted on 05/22/2013 7:46:20 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kartographer

Awwww.... so sad.

Hope te pooch get a good home to stay.


4 posted on 05/22/2013 7:46:55 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Kartographer

Beautiful. Thank you.


5 posted on 05/22/2013 7:47:27 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: M Kehoe; Kartographer

Were that any of us could be the people our dogs see in us.


6 posted on 05/22/2013 7:49:57 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Kartographer
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."- Will Rogers
7 posted on 05/22/2013 7:53:09 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Kartographer

Bookmarked for your great quote Kart.


8 posted on 05/22/2013 7:53:09 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: null and void

What a GREAT quote!


9 posted on 05/22/2013 7:54:21 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Truth!


10 posted on 05/22/2013 7:58:01 AM PDT by Argus
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To: Kartographer

Dear God, let me be the person with the kind of integrity, moral clarity, and purpose that my dog thinks I am.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 8:01:48 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Kartographer

“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.”” Robert Louis Stevenson;


12 posted on 05/22/2013 8:02:17 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Loyal doggie ping


13 posted on 05/22/2013 8:03:09 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Sir Napsalot

Poor little fellow. A deputy has already adopted him. He will have a good home but may not be OK.

My Dad’s shepherd starved himself to death pining for his master. It was so sad. There was just not a thing we could do to get him to eat. He just laid down and died.

I like dogs but don’t love them. Still, I admire their loyalty.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Kartographer
my favorite dog quotes, in no particular order:

"Next time you think you are a person of influence, try ordering someone elses dog around" -Will Rogers

"No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.” -Herman Melville


“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself” -Don't know who said this.
15 posted on 05/22/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: null and void
Were that any of us could be the people our dogs see in us.

I try to live up to their standards.

5.56mm

16 posted on 05/22/2013 8:07:35 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Kartographer

True and touching. Thank you for posting this long ago address by George Graham Vest Oh, if Christians had the faith and loyalty of our dogs. Dogs are such an example of faith as to teach the owners many things.

Thank God for creating dogs. Dogs are a major blessing to mankind. They give their heart, strength, diligence, faithfulness loyalty and love, and protection to their owner.

Love and care for your dog.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 8:08:59 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: Kartographer

Looks like an Australian Shepherd (Aussie) Pup.


18 posted on 05/22/2013 8:15:55 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: geologist

You post made me think, maybe God gave us dogs to be our theachers of what he wants from us, but our heart, strength, diligence, faithfulness, loyalty, obedience and our love

What better example of what kind of devotion is there, but for the dog?


19 posted on 05/22/2013 8:25:32 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: geologist
Thank God for creating dogs. Dogs are a major blessing to mankind. They give their heart, strength, diligence, faithfulness loyalty and love, and protection to their owner.

Muslims hate 'em. One really doesn't need to know much more than that.

Well, maybe this much more:

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (Benjamin Franklin)

Sharia is proof that allah hates us and wants us to be miserable (nully)

20 posted on 05/22/2013 8:31:10 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Kartographer

I agree. Indeed!

Many dogs have careless owners and are mistreated. Sad!!


21 posted on 05/22/2013 8:32:57 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: Kartographer

Bookmark


22 posted on 05/22/2013 8:37:48 AM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Kartographer

A beautiful passage and a great tribute to our best friend. Thanks.


23 posted on 05/22/2013 8:38:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: null and void
It has taken me years to realize (see) the reality that denominations, church creeds and all the religions that have an enlightened leader, IE. Mormon's,, Catholic, Islam, Pentecostal, Charismatics, New Age, Science of mind, Christian Scientists, many, many splinters, Reformed Churches, Anglicans, Church of England. etc. etc.

We have strayed far and wide from the SCRIPTURES and commands of God.

Satan is deceptive and his domain is the earth. He has succeeded in scattering the believers seeking to know and be obedient to God.

O LORD have mercy on America, and all that diligently seek to serve Thee in Jesus name, we bow in gratitude and thanksgiving, humbly praising, and blessing our everlasting eternal LORD God in Heaven, amen. ,

24 posted on 05/22/2013 8:59:52 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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25 posted on 05/22/2013 9:08:05 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Kartographer

bkmk


26 posted on 05/22/2013 9:15:35 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sequoyah101

(Snif) Your tale made me all teary eyed..... Thanks for telling.


27 posted on 05/22/2013 9:17:41 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sequoyah101

What a sad story. Poor little fella.


28 posted on 05/22/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT by yorkiemom (will)
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To: null and void

the girls look prettier with hammerstein beer...


29 posted on 05/22/2013 10:09:55 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

bttt


30 posted on 05/22/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yeah. There isn’t enough muslin to make some muslim women pretty, though...


31 posted on 05/22/2013 10:29:05 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Kartographer

Such a sad story, what a good doggy..thank you for being a loyal and faithful servant..I just want to pick him up and give him a big hug


32 posted on 05/22/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sir Napsalot
They found the owner, from the article: Now, in a possible miraculous twist, it seems all of the Web attention might reconnect the dog with its owner.

Sheila Collins commented on the Facebook post, “Please don't adopt Susie Collins. She is my brother Curtis’ dog and he is alive and the only reason he is not well is that he is looking for Susie. Please help us find Susie and if you have her, please let us know.”

The sheriff's department replied, “Sheila we will definitely be in touch. We want to do everything possible to make sure this dog gets back to its family.”

33 posted on 05/22/2013 11:26:20 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

“Looks like an Australian Shepherd (Aussie) Pup.”

Maybe a herding dog of some kind, but certainly not a purebred Aussie. The color markings and prick ears are not typical of a purebred Aussie. That breed is my passion, BTW.


34 posted on 05/22/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Kartographer

Thank you for this.


35 posted on 05/22/2013 12:31:54 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: geologist
It has taken me years to realize (see) the reality that denominations, church creeds and all the religions that have an enlightened leader, IE. Mormon's,, Catholic, Islam, Pentecostal, Charismatics, New Age, Science of mind, Christian Scientists, many, many splinters, Reformed Churches, Anglicans, Church of England. etc. etc.

What are you, a Unitarian?

36 posted on 05/22/2013 3:00:18 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

Well, this thread certainly ended on a strong note, didn’t it?

CA....


37 posted on 05/22/2013 9:40:16 PM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

What I was thinking when I wrote the post was how our religions have drifted from God’s Word.

Mostly because a strong leader comes forth and impresses many with his or her understanding or translation of the Scriptures.

Few actually read the Holy Bible on a regular basis.

I am a Southern Baptist. What are you?


38 posted on 05/23/2013 8:24:28 AM PDT by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: Kartographer

Nice story.


39 posted on 05/23/2013 2:01:24 PM PDT by austingirl
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