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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 )



TOPICS: News/Current Events
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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