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Dog Saves Boy From Tsunami
ASocialiated Press ^ | 1/02/05 | Chris Tomlinson

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 )



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KEYWORDS: child; dog; doggieping; dogping; gooddog; mansbestfriend; saved
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Good Dog!
1 posted on 01/02/2005 4:35:21 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


2 posted on 01/02/2005 4:35:59 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: Texas Termite

Ping!


3 posted on 01/02/2005 4:36:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot ORG!!! Operation Valentine's Day!!)
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To: Dallas59; Flyer; technochick99; sinkspur; annyokie; Scott from the Left Coast; 88keys; ...
Ping!


4 posted on 01/02/2005 4:38:14 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Good doggie!


5 posted on 01/02/2005 4:41:21 PM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Dogs are man's best friend.


6 posted on 01/02/2005 4:41:24 PM PST by sinkspur ("How dare you presume to tell God what He cannot do" God Himself)
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To: Dallas59
Damn, could the photo be any bigger?

Great story, by the way.

7 posted on 01/02/2005 4:43:01 PM PST by ShadowDancer
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To: sinkspur; Dog Gone; Brad's Gramma

We try.......some of us can be cranky.


8 posted on 01/02/2005 4:43:16 PM PST by Dog ( In memory of Sgt. Rafael Peralta, United States Marine.)
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To: Dallas59

Bump. Now I must go give Maple a great big hug!


9 posted on 01/02/2005 4:43:26 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: Dallas59

Boy, that reminds me of the 3 legged pig joke.


10 posted on 01/02/2005 4:44:47 PM PST by Pylon (R)
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To: ChefKeith

Jack says to ping you.


11 posted on 01/02/2005 4:48:08 PM PST by WestCoastGal ("If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better go sit on the porch." (Daytona 48 days);-)
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To: Dallas59
"Dog Saves Boy From Tsunami"

My mother-in-law was here in VA last weekend, so I know it wasn't her.....

12 posted on 01/02/2005 4:49:24 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Dallas59

Now that is a happy looking dog, did his duty and
is now more loved and respected in his family and neighborhood.

Woof!


13 posted on 01/02/2005 4:49:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Dallas59

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.


14 posted on 01/02/2005 4:50:07 PM PST by buffyt (~ Happy Freeper New Year All ! ~)
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To: Dallas59

Hopefully, the dog won't end up as dinner any time soon.


15 posted on 01/02/2005 4:54:03 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: Dallas59

Leave it to a canine to avert a CATastrophe!


16 posted on 01/02/2005 4:56:08 PM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: Dallas59

Good pooch!

He looks like he just had a steak supper.

... and rightly so!


17 posted on 01/02/2005 4:57:13 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: WestCoastGal

I was just getting ready to ping Y'all


18 posted on 01/02/2005 4:57:43 PM PST by ChefKeith (If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?)
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To: Chi-townChief
I don't think Hindus eat dogs/meat...but after the disaster and all....Maybe Selvakumar has earned a place at the dinner table .....but not as the main course.
19 posted on 01/02/2005 5:02:00 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: Pylon; 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.


20 posted on 01/02/2005 5:06:46 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: U S Army EOD

The dog's name is "Stay!"


21 posted on 01/02/2005 5:10:08 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: sinkspur

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.


22 posted on 01/02/2005 5:12:32 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (>The government of our country was meant to be a servant of the people, not a master.)
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To: Tarpaulin

Well as a matter of fact, it could do tricks such as stay and roll over.


23 posted on 01/02/2005 5:14:42 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: U S Army EOD

Tell me that's a joke.


24 posted on 01/02/2005 5:16:24 PM PST by CheneyChick (Proud to be an OEF Vet!)
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To: Dallas59
More here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1312650/posts
25 posted on 01/02/2005 5:17:42 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: Dallas59
Dog looks like a dingo. No surprise, somehow.
26 posted on 01/02/2005 5:18:28 PM PST by VadeRetro
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To: U S Army EOD

"Slinky", then.


27 posted on 01/02/2005 5:18:29 PM PST by Tarpaulin (Look it up.)
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To: U S Army EOD

Not funny.


28 posted on 01/02/2005 5:18:41 PM PST by sinkspur ("How dare you presume to tell God what He cannot do" God Himself)
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To: Chi-townChief

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.


29 posted on 01/02/2005 5:18:51 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (>The government of our country was meant to be a servant of the people, not a master.)
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To: CheneyChick

Woof!!!


30 posted on 01/02/2005 5:19:41 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: VadeRetro

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.


31 posted on 01/02/2005 5:22:39 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: sinkspur

And "woof" to you also.


32 posted on 01/02/2005 5:23:51 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: UCANSEE2

I've seen that part of the world, trust me dogs, cats, and monkeys are not safe.


33 posted on 01/02/2005 5:26:09 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Heart tugger.

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


34 posted on 01/02/2005 5:28:32 PM PST by oceanperch (2005 is going to be an Awesome Year, IMO)
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To: U S Army EOD
Both are beautiful dogs.

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.

35 posted on 01/02/2005 5:28:40 PM PST by VadeRetro
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To: Dallas59; Chong

Check this out!


36 posted on 01/02/2005 5:33:29 PM PST by Salamander (Life needs more cowbell!)
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To: VadeRetro

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.


37 posted on 01/02/2005 5:34:34 PM PST by U S Army EOD (John Kerry, the mother of all flip floppers.I)
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To: Salamander

Awwwwww kind of article. Woof!


38 posted on 01/02/2005 5:37:49 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect Our Troops.)
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To: Salamander

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.
(((((((Hugs)))))


39 posted on 01/02/2005 5:40:44 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect Our Troops.)
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To: VadeRetro

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".




40 posted on 01/02/2005 5:45:57 PM PST by Salamander (Life needs more cowbell!)
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To: Chong

I just *knew* you'd love it too....:)


41 posted on 01/02/2005 5:46:44 PM PST by Salamander (Life needs more cowbell!)
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To: sinkspur
Dogs are man's best friend.

Dog is man's best friend, spelled forwards and backwards. J

42 posted on 01/02/2005 5:47:10 PM PST by scripter (Tens of thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle.)
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To: Salamander

(((((((Minnie)))))))


43 posted on 01/02/2005 5:51:18 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect Our Troops.)
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To: scripter
"Dog is man's best friend, spelled forwards and backwards."

:-)

44 posted on 01/02/2005 5:52:41 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect Our Troops.)
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To: Chong

I still miss her.
I always will.


45 posted on 01/02/2005 5:54:57 PM PST by Salamander (Life needs more cowbell!)
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To: scripter; Salamander

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.


46 posted on 01/02/2005 6:02:33 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect Our Troops.)
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To: U S Army EOD
Ok, after a few FReepmails, here is the 3 legged pig joke...

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."

47 posted on 01/02/2005 6:04:52 PM PST by Pylon (R)
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To: Salamander

I know........
Like it says on my beloved Bubba's headstone, "Love is Forever."


48 posted on 01/02/2005 6:05:02 PM PST by Chong (God Bless and Protect Our Troops.)
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To: Dallas59

Give that dog a bone, a home, and a medal. He is a hero !


49 posted on 01/02/2005 6:06:28 PM PST by af_vet_1981
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To: U S Army EOD

Oh my gosh. Those children will grow up to be wonderful, compassionate people.


50 posted on 01/02/2005 6:06:35 PM PST by Hildy ( To work is to dance, to live is to worship, to breathe is to love.)
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