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Lost Boy Survives Cold For 14 Hours By Cuddling His Dog
Newsone ^ | Feb 18, 2014

Posted on 02/19/2014 6:00:38 PM PST by nickcarraway

Dominic Jeffries (pictured left of center) was missing for over 14 hours after he got lost taking his shih tzu, Coco (pictured right of Jeffries), for a walk last Wednesday. The 7-year-old told WREG-TV how he survived the bitter cold and damp Cordova, Tenn., temperatures by cuddling with his furry pooch all night.

While walking Coco, the dog pulled Jeffries down a ditch and into some bushes behind a retainer wall near his home. When Dominic could not climb out of the hole, he cuddled with Coco for warmth. Even though the second-grader told WREG he felt warm, he thought his dog was not so he removed his coat and draped it over the canine. Dominic also removed his gloves and placed them on his feet.

Robbyne Manning (pictured above center), who had been a contestant on the famed reality show, “America’s Top Model” is Dominic’s and his 6-year-old sister, Chastidy‘s (pictured left of Manning), guardian. She summoned police after the boy did not return home. Watch a news report about Jeffries’ and Coco’s ordeal here:

As police scoured the area, Dominic told WREG that he saw their flashing blue lights but was afraid to call out to them, thinking that he’d be in a heap of trouble when he returned home. Police could not clearly see him from street level in the area he’d fallen.

Dominic eventually decided to release Coco to see if the dog could get help. The boy later fell asleep and as family, friends and police continued to search the neighborhood for him, officers eventually spotted his big furry hat peeking up from the ditch. Manning is amazed that Dominic managed to bear the frigid temps, telling WREG, “I don’t know where this kid gets his survival skills from but it’s just amazing.”

Meanwhile, Dominic has learned the hard way a few lessons he has taken to heart, one of them being that blue flashing lights are not always a bad thing. The young boy discovered that police are not scary; they even presented him with a badge.

Manning, who says she will never let Dominic out of her sight again, says he has a newfound respect for law enforcement, telling WREG, “They gave him the car number and everything. So, he said now when people need help, I got to go help them because I got my badge on.”


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1 posted on 02/19/2014 6:00:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


2 posted on 02/19/2014 6:01:42 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

That’s awesome. My cat would never do anything like that.

He’d be more likely to tell me he was going for help, and then check into a Motel 6 for the night.

Believe me, I know about cats!


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:04:18 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: nickcarraway

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4 posted on 02/19/2014 6:04:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: DemforBush
That’s awesome. My cat would never do anything like that.

LOL we were all thinkin it.
5 posted on 02/19/2014 6:05:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 02/19/2014 6:09:35 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: nickcarraway

From the story it appears he is an inner city kid who has been taught to fear/hate the police.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 6:11:29 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: nickcarraway

I heard a similar story years ago about a little girl trapped in the cold, who was trying to save her puppy’s life, who, as a result, returned the favor.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:13:53 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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.

9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:17:21 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
From the story it appears he is an inner city kid who has been taught to fear/hate the police.

I caught that as well.
10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:21:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m very glad everything turned out OK. 7 years old is too young to go out for a walk by yourself.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:26:06 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Blood of Tyrants
taught to fear/hate the police

you find that strange I fear and hate the police too as of late

12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:30:46 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: al baby

As the police become more militarized in weapons and tactics, they become less like public servants. My little town has a SWAT team and an armored vehicle. Why?


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: DemforBush

LOL!


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:45:23 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: jocon307

Maybe he was armed.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:45:43 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Most liberty loving folks are starting to as well as they see more wannabe Soldiers.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:48:47 PM PST by chargers fan
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To: nickcarraway
I'm not impressed that the kid and the dog survived the cold.

I AM impressed that the kid and the dog survived the encounter with the police.

17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:49:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: nickcarraway

18 posted on 02/19/2014 6:53:11 PM PST by struggle
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To: nickcarraway

Now that’s an instance of good police public affairs work!


19 posted on 02/19/2014 7:06:20 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: VanDeKoik

This is a perfect response. Nice choice:)


20 posted on 02/19/2014 7:11:51 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: nickcarraway

A One-Dog Night.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 7:34:55 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: al baby

“you find that strange I fear and hate the police too as of late “

Heh.

Count me in as well. You could say that I’m being “taught” to dislike them too.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:42 PM PST by FAA
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To: Beowulf9

My dog is seldom more than a few feet away from me by choice. He does go out and does his own thing in the yard but he always comes back in to check on me every 20 minutes or so.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 7:40:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: nickcarraway

cute photo


24 posted on 02/19/2014 7:56:26 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: DemforBush

Our dog is named Coco and she would have said go to the blue flashing ligts. :-)


25 posted on 02/19/2014 8:11:12 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: nickcarraway

Should have cut that thing open and crawled inside...


26 posted on 02/19/2014 8:27:01 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

Yep:

“While walking Coco, the dog pulled Jeffries down a ditch and into some bushes behind a retainer wall near his home. When Dominic could not climb out of the hole....”


27 posted on 02/19/2014 8:30:51 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: nickcarraway

There is condensation on my iPad screen.....

I’ve never had the honor of being a dog owner but it’s number one on my bucket list.


28 posted on 02/19/2014 8:46:17 PM PST by Gefn (No whammies)
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To: rabidralph

God help the kid if he was carrying a wii remote. Glad the kid was found safe and good work on the pup who saved the day. Good Dog!!


29 posted on 02/19/2014 8:52:50 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“From the story it appears he is an inner city kid who has been taught to fear/hate the police.”

He may have a point. Maybe he knows how prone the jack-booted thugs are to shooting pets.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 8:33:44 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Yeah, crazy story about that boy getting shot by the trigger-happy cop! I’m glad this kid made it home.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 3:14:54 PM PST by rabidralph
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