Skip to comments.Dog Saves Boy From Tsunami
Posted on 01/02/2005 4:35:21 PM PST by Dallas59
Sangeeta, a mother of three boys, looks down on her eldest son, Dinakaran, seated, and the dog that saved his life, Selvakumar Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005. Sangeeta could only carry two of her boys and had to leave Dinakaran to fend for himself when a tsunami crashed into their village on Dec. 26, 2004. Selvakumar pulled Dinakaran out of the family hut and nipped and nudged him up a hill to safety. (AP Photo/Chris Tomlinson )
Dogs are man's best friend.
Great story, by the way.
We try.......some of us can be cranky.
Bump. Now I must go give Maple a great big hug!
Boy, that reminds me of the 3 legged pig joke.
Jack says to ping you.
My mother-in-law was here in VA last weekend, so I know it wasn't her.....
Now that is a happy looking dog, did his duty and
is now more loved and respected in his family and neighborhood.
Our pets are so smart and so devoted. When we had an earthquake in San Marino Calif in the late 1980s our cat went outside and refused to come in all day. After all the aftershocks stopped hitting, she came back inside. I think we should somehow tune in to animal ESP.
Hopefully, the dog won't end up as dinner any time soon.
Leave it to a canine to avert a CATastrophe!
He looks like he just had a steak supper.
... and rightly so!
I was just getting ready to ping Y'all
And that reminds me of my neighbor's devotion to his dog.
My neighbor has a 13 year old dog with no legs. The dog was run over by a car and all four legs were crushed. They didn't have the heart to put the dog down so they continued to care for the dog. They kept it in a room with somebody in the family all the time. It could eat and drink from its bowl and when ever the call of nature would come, it would bark and one of them, usually one of the children would take it outside and hold it up while the dog relieved itself, then bring it back in the house.
When I first met the family, I thought the accident had happened maybe within the past year or so. I was surprised to find out the dog had been run over when it was a young pup of only nine months. They had kept a dog with no legs for over 12 years. When I inquired as to what the dog's name was, they informed me that the dog had never been given a offical or actual name.
They explained further that they felt it did not make much sense to give the dog a name since it wouldn't come when you called it.
The dog's name is "Stay!"
Anyone with a disbelief in GOD, or that animals are not intelligent, or have no moral conscience, need read this story.
It is the nature of the Earth, unrespected by man, that caused this disaster. God set the world in motion. He does not interfere with invidual will. If you choose to stand agape, watching an incoming tsunami force wave, you will likely die.
But God was in the heart of that dog, like he is in the heart of all.
Well as a matter of fact, it could do tricks such as stay and roll over.
Tell me that's a joke.
Laughter helps sometimes. We are far enough removed from this disaster that we can joke. Let us not go too far, though. I am sure that that family never considered eating their family pet.
I have a dog named "Molly" who would be a double for that dog. Molly, is a cross between a Lab and a Huskie and she is a sweetheart along with her friend Gigee who is a cross between Aussie Shepard and Border Collie. Both are beautiful dogs.
And "woof" to you also.
I've seen that part of the world, trust me dogs, cats, and monkeys are not safe.
That pooch is going to be treated like a King in his human family!
He would be in mine, oh wait mine already are.LOL
I don't doubt it. Not being an Aussie farmer, I wasn't knocking dingoes. There are various theories that dingoes and some Native American dogs--especially the "Carolina dingo"--are relatively unchanged from early in the domestication of dogs. Seeing an Indian-from-India dog which looks like a dingo just sort of fits with that.
Check this out!
I have seen those studies that if you had many breeds of dogs and then just left them alone, after several or many generations, that is bascially what they would revert back to.
Awwwwww kind of article. Woof!
Ha ha! I ping and you pong.
Ping pong and woof woof!
Thanks for your ping, Salamander. I thought about you and our pups when I read this too.
They also resemble Ibizan Hounds, another "primitive" breed.
I have 4 of them now and have had many others over the years.
My late lamented Minnie once saved me and 5 other dogs from dying of smoke inhalation.
The woodstove chimney had some sort of "draft malfunction" and the smoke was pouring into the house as we all slept.
Minnie, who rarely barked or got "wild" about anything woke me up from what was surely a slow-suffocation "sleep" by barking -very- loudly and bouncing on my chest.
I slowly came to and realized what was going on and staggered around opening all the windows and doors.
I dragged the dogs onto the front porch and we all huddled there in the sub-zero February cold until the smoke cleared out of the house enough for me go in and shut the vents on the stove, thereby suffocating the fire.
I and all my dogs would've died in our sleep if not for her.
To this day, I don't know what got into her because such things just weren't "her style".
I just *knew* you'd love it too....:)
Dog is man's best friend, spelled forwards and backwards. J
I still miss her.
I always will.
Have you heard about this Rottie whose owner had a heart attack in the woods (Animal Planet) and the dog dragged him all the way back home? The Rottie had torn his muscles in his legs pulling the guy but he didn't quit. Somehow kept going. Such love, I can't imagine other than God's.
One day a man drove by a farm and saw a three-legged pig. The man went up to the farmer and said, "Excuse me sir, but why does that pig only have 3 legs?"
"Well," said the farmer, "that there pig is very special. One time my wife was cooking something she stepped out of the kitchen and it caught on fire. No one in the house knew about it but the pig and he saved me, my wife, and my 2 kids."
"That's amazing sir but why does that pig onlly have three legs?" said the man.
"Then there was that time the pig saw a big storm coming and we didn't. The pig ran into the house and dragged us out to the storm cellar. If it weren't for that pig we would all be dead."
"But still, that doesn't explain why the pig only has 3 legs."
"And I remember the time my youngest son was stuck up in a tree but I was too far away to hear him scream. The pig came running towards me and led me to where he was."
"Well, that is miracle but how come that pig only has 3 legs?" the man said quite annoyed at this point.
"Well," said the farmer, "with a pig that special, you can't eat him all at once."
Like it says on my beloved Bubba's headstone, "Love is Forever."
Give that dog a bone, a home, and a medal. He is a hero !
Oh my gosh. Those children will grow up to be wonderful, compassionate people.