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Video: The Incredible Moment a Dog Rescues Two Pals Stranded on a Runaway Canoe
Mirror ^ | May 04, 2014 | Mikey Smith

Posted on 05/04/2014 2:20:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway

When two dogs got stuck on a runaway boat, their brave pal Robbie fearlessly swam across a fast-flowing rver to pull them to safety

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/video-incredible-moment-dog-rescues-3494935#ixzz30qa0A4Fz Follow us: @DailyMirror on Twitter | DailyMirror on Facebook

A brave labrador rescued two canine pals who were stuck on a boat floating down a rushing river.

In a scene reminiscent of Disney family movie 'Homeward Bound', the clip shows two dogs stranded on a canoe, drifting down a fast-flowing river.

When they bark in distress, brave black labrador Robbie leaps into action - fearlessly swimming across the rushing water towards his pals.

The canine hero reaches the boat, taking a rope attached to the front in his teeth and pulling the pair across the fierce current to safety.

Robbie's proud owner is heard in the background offering words of encouragement - saying "Keep going, boy - bring him home" - before getting a soaking from his hero pup as he shakes himself off.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogs
Video at site.
1 posted on 05/04/2014 2:20:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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for later


2 posted on 05/04/2014 2:25:47 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

Being a lab though, he problem ate the boat afterwards.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 2:27:00 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks staged.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 2:28:39 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


5 posted on 05/04/2014 2:30:20 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: nickcarraway

It seems like the video link is gone. If you viewed it, do you by chance have the link in your history tab? If so, I’d love to have it.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 2:30:54 PM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: kabar

Yes, I was thinking it looks staged, too. Still, a good trick.

You might want to put your dogs out before watching it, though. Mine just went crazy when they heard all that barking.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 2:31:41 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kabar

I suspect some very good “clicker” training!

I train dogs, so know how effective it can be. Not hard to teach it at all. All three dogs got treats when the” trick” was complete.


8 posted on 05/04/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT by jacquej ("It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.")
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To: Baynative

It took the video a minute or so to load.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT by jacquej ("It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.")
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To: nickcarraway

” a rushing river” kidding right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrCMH6qhu_c


10 posted on 05/04/2014 2:37:13 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Baynative

It worked for me.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 2:38:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Great dog. I have only white water rafted one time, and I was a terrible student, but still had fun. Still, I wonder who put or left those two big dogs in that canoe anyway? They should not have been there left defenseless. Secondly, if the man speaking owned the dogs and that canoe, should he have started equiped with a long, hooked wooded pole that would allow him to pull the boat closer? Either way, it was nich to see the black dog display the innate ability to reason and act. Last thing. Who ever was busy playing paparazzi also could have got up off their duff to help these frightened animals. I’m sure there are times that our pets could just strangle us! Some of us haven’t a clue.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 2:40:03 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: kabar

Exactly my thought. The dog was trained to do that and then they filmed it. How hard would it have been for the other two dogs to jump in the water and swim to “safety”?


13 posted on 05/04/2014 2:41:39 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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14 posted on 05/04/2014 2:51:52 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: kabar

Looked staged to me, the dog in the prow picked up and dropped the lead rope out of the boat as the lab was swimming towards it.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 3:08:50 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: nickcarraway

I hate staged events that are claimed to be otherwise. I suppose the producer is going for a job in the Obama administration.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 3:15:30 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: 9YearLurker

And how did the dogs get alone in the boat while the nonplussed owners filmed it? Also, the dog seemed to know where the line on the boat was to pull it in. Obviously, he has done it before.


17 posted on 05/04/2014 3:24:02 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Chickensoup

Cool training, but it looks staged to me as well.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 3:25:26 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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19 posted on 05/04/2014 3:30:07 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: nickcarraway
The Mirror picked this up off the internet somewhere.

This is a pretty standard water-rescue training exercise. The owner was having fun - and so were the dogs. Note the wagging tail on No. 1 and his "helping" with the rope (next pass it'll be his turn).

The story got added somewhere along the way, as sometimes happens.

20 posted on 05/04/2014 3:30:37 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ecce Crucem Domini, fugite partes adversae. Vicit Leo de Tribu Iuda, Radix David, Alleluia! OF the B)
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To: nickcarraway

There’s big money in a good viral video. This one is staged.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 3:47:18 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Cicero

will have to check this out tom....doggie flips out with barking.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 6:17:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Don’t care - Staged or no, it is a good story...


23 posted on 05/05/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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