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Man Leaves $1,000 Tip for Dog's Surgery
CNN ^ | 4/24/14 | Daphne Sashin

Posted on 04/25/2014 7:16:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Good people, not to mention good tippers, do exist. Christina Summitt knows that for sure now after what happened Saturday night.

The paw-print tattoo on Summitt's wrist often leads to conversations with strangers about her love of animals; she's a volunteer with a pit bull rescue group and spends lots of time finding homes for animals of all kinds.

While tending bar at the Holiday Inn in Clinton, New Jersey, Summitt got to chatting with a friendly couple before the night got busy. The man asked her if she had dogs of her own; she confided that her "baby," a Great Dane-black Labrador mix named Tucker, was at the veterinary hospital after having emergency surgery hours earlier after he swallowed a hard plastic ball. She was worried about him.

The man said something about surgery being expensive. She confided the estimate was around $2,700, but she would do whatever she had to do for the dog, whom she adopted in 2011. Summitt, 37, works three jobs -- full-time as a chef at the hotel, Saturdays as a bartender, and as a food prep worker two days a week at a deli in her town. Her husband works full-time and Summitt has three stepchildren.

The couple ordered drinks and dinner at the bar. When it was time to close out their $80 tab, the man filled out the receipt with a tip -- for $1,000.

Summitt said she started shaking and crying. She showed the bill to her sister, who tends bar with her, to make sure she was seeing three zeros after the 1.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; doglovers; dogs; generosity

1 posted on 04/25/2014 7:16:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

‘Dog People’ ROCK! :)


2 posted on 04/25/2014 7:55:08 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: nickcarraway

Nice story. Thanks.


3 posted on 04/25/2014 8:53:40 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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4 posted on 04/25/2014 8:54:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway
The dog at the center of it all came home from the hospital on Sunday and is doing well.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/anonymous-tipper-helps-pay-n-dog-surgery-article-1.1768107#ixzz2zxfWZ8EW


5 posted on 04/25/2014 8:58:46 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: nickcarraway

Beautiful story and so happy to hear the dog is doing well


6 posted on 04/25/2014 8:59:20 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Joe 6-pack

What a great story but was the screen supposed to get all blurry after reading that?


7 posted on 04/25/2014 9:04:13 PM PDT by azishot
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To: nickcarraway
I have 6 yr old Shiba Inu - He still has every toy ever given him. He shakes the heck out of them and loves playing fetch - but never tears them apart and never touches any of m y things, including stuffed bears that are within his reach - even when home alone.

However, there's something about balls. AFter the second one I got him - tennis balls at the pet store - which he promptly tore into pieces, I decided no more balls. Luckily, he didn't swallow any pieces - is very smart about not swallowing ‘foreign objects’

However, BITING ‘foreign objects’ - like a porcupine - is a different story. I don't let him out after dark anymore. I don't trust that he wouldn't do it again. He's smart enough not to - but stubborn enough to do it anyway -

8 posted on 04/25/2014 10:03:34 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: nickcarraway

Angels exist.


9 posted on 04/25/2014 10:50:49 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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