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One good turn deserves another: St. Bernard fends off intruder... hours after family rescues
Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/11 | Michael Zennie

Posted on 11/12/2011 11:38:46 PM PST by Nachum

Hercules was adopted by a couple in Hillsboro, Ohio, who saw the ailing 135-pound St. Bernard at the animal shelter and feared he would be euthanized.

Six hours later, the heroic canine repaid his new owners' kindness when a dark-clothed thug broke into the couple's house.

The man had cut the phone and cable lines running to the home of Rubert and Elizabeth Littler and had sneaked into their basement.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: another; deserves; dog; doggieping; gooddog; gooddoggie; intruder; saintbernard; shelter; stbernard
Full title: One good turn deserves another: St. Bernard fends off intruder... hours after family rescues him from shelter

Good boy!

1 posted on 11/12/2011 11:38:49 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Good boy!

Good family!

Puts a smile on my face.


2 posted on 11/12/2011 11:45:07 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Nachum

God is good to us. We get to have dogs as a friend.


3 posted on 11/12/2011 11:46:39 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Nachum

Dogs are great.

I had some icky surgery this summer and was in the hospital almost a month. When I got home our pittie laid on the sofa next to me and cried. Now, he will not leave my side. I’m working from home and he lays on the floor next to my desk chair and if I get up he follows.

If I can’t sleep (like now) he’s right next to me on the sofa. It’s very comforting to be guarded so well.


4 posted on 11/12/2011 11:47:24 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody; Nachum

That is so nice.

Our St. Bernard, Sasha, is also a “little” one weighing in at 135 lbs.

No dog for an old (52) man like me. Unbelievable power.

Her brother is 175 lbs.

Thank you Hercules !!


5 posted on 11/12/2011 11:59:31 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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To: mom4melody

Dogs just know things. Don’t know how or why, but they do.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 12:03:03 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: mom4melody
I wasn't a dog person until recently, but our runt of the litter Ozzy Shepherd-Lab mix has converted me, after living with him 10 years.

Also a shelter dog adoptee. I hope he never has the need to chase an intruder, but he is a fantastic barker when anyone is within 30 feet of the house.

7 posted on 11/13/2011 12:03:52 AM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum

Kind of ironic that a dog needs to be rescued from a shelter.


8 posted on 11/13/2011 12:28:46 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Nachum

Great story!


9 posted on 11/13/2011 12:37:37 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Nachum; Joe 6-pack

Good dog ping!


10 posted on 11/13/2011 1:04:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

Good boy: Hercules attacked an intruder to defend his new found home - breaking through a screen door to give chase to the thug

11 posted on 11/13/2011 1:08:48 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: onona

Oh don’t be such a cry baby. I got my little bitty Honey-Bunny at the pound from their isolation section, you know the dogs they are going to kill because they are to sick or damaged to be worth the vet bills. She has 23% hip displacier, she had a systemic blood infection and was severely malnourished. She weighed 48 pounds and was about 2 months old when I bailed her out of death row. They made me sign a waiver stating that I would never bring her back to any animal shelter for any reason upon threat of all kinds of violations I can’t even remember, and some kind of legal action. Took my baby to the vet the next morning, 2247.00 later (that was my M1A rifle money by the way) I have the best little girl any body could ever ask God for. She is now a 147 pound beauty and still a bit of a puppy, she wont be a full grown adult for about another 6 months. I am 62 years old and just playing with her in the orchard is enough to give me a massive coronary arrest, but I am sure she will lick and slobber me back to good health, if she doesn’t drown me.
PS My vet told me that in 35 years of practice he had never seen a dog with ricketts before, I guess that is why she likes oranges and tangerines. Honey is an English Mastiff and my other little puppy is Jack, he is a Newfoundland Labrador cross. The vet tells me Jack is to fat at 127 pounds but I figure at 18 years old he deserves to sit around and watch the world go by if he wants to.


12 posted on 11/13/2011 1:31:44 AM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Salamander

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOF!


13 posted on 11/13/2011 1:56:15 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (bloodwashed not whitewashed)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Get outta my head.

I was ~just~ reading this thread.

[you have a spy cam hidden in my LR, doncha?]

;D


14 posted on 11/13/2011 2:00:10 AM PST by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: 5th MEB

You know the rules.

Post pictures.

:)


15 posted on 11/13/2011 2:00:42 AM PST by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Salamander
I truly wish I could, but unfortunately I am a technological idiot and I don't know how. My wife will be up to the farm on her Christmas break and I will make her teach me. I would love to show the whole world my Honey bunny and my Jacky boy but I am a hopeless luddite when it comes to this beast I am typing on. I hate to admit it , but I am still a 2 fingered typest.
16 posted on 11/13/2011 2:28:22 AM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Nachum

The Brit news does a better job on US news than our hacks do.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 3:06:14 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Shadowstrike
'But now we don't know what we're going to do. I think he's more or less earned his right to stay.'

Really? Do you think so?
The only bad thing he did was not breaking the perps leg.
Well, I guess they can train that into him.
Otherwise, great story and good Sunday morning post.
18 posted on 11/13/2011 3:18:23 AM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: 5th MEB

Absolutely beautiful story about your Honey-Bunny! Yes, she was expensive but she is well worth it. Sounds like you have two fantastic dogs and when those two big ones romp around... it must be comical!


19 posted on 11/13/2011 4:57:06 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Nachum

I was waiting for the part where the family was arrested and the dog taken away because it bit the intruder. That happened in the UK after all.


20 posted on 11/13/2011 5:05:55 AM PST by Kent1957
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To: 5th MEB

Do you have any photos saved in your computer? If so, I can talk you through it.


21 posted on 11/13/2011 5:30:48 AM PST by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

HiTech RedNeck is one of my favorite screen names on here. Very clever.


22 posted on 11/13/2011 5:32:54 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 5th MEB

“Technological idiot” and “2 fingered typist” notwithstanding, you are a FReeper and that makes you quite awesome, IMO.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 5:35:11 AM PST by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

Good thing he didn’t get a cat.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 5:40:15 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Darteaus94025
Depends on the cat.

Photobucket

25 posted on 11/13/2011 5:45:09 AM PST by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: Nachum

Wonder if Hercules recognized the perp... as his previous “master”.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 5:51:30 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Nachum

That’s a big, big heart! Man’s Best Friend indeed!


27 posted on 11/13/2011 5:52:19 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Irenic

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road.

It looked like fine marble...At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.

He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, ‘Excuse me, where are we?’
‘This is Heaven, sir,’ the man answered.
‘Wow! Would you happen to have some water?’ the man asked.
‘Of course, sir. Come right in, and I’ll have some ice water brought right up.’

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
‘Can my friend,’ gesturing toward his dog, ‘come in, too?’ the traveller asked.
‘I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.’

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way
he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book....

‘Excuse me!’ he called to the man. ‘Do you have any water?’
‘Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there, come on in.’
‘How about my friend here?’ the traveller gestured to the dog.
‘There should be a bowl by the pump,’ said the man.

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveller filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

‘What do you call this place?’ the traveller asked.
‘This is Heaven,’ he answered.
‘Well, that’s confusing,’ the traveller said. ‘The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.’

‘Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That’s hell.’

‘Doesn’t it make you mad for them to use your name like that?’

‘No, we’re just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.’


28 posted on 11/13/2011 6:10:21 AM PST by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Beautiful animal!

(Posting from a hotel in beautiful Boone, NC, that allows DOGS. Just read this story to my bud, Lucy. Go AppState!)


29 posted on 11/13/2011 6:31:01 AM PST by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering, hate-filled lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
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To: rlmorel
Similar to the Twilight Zone episode The Hunt.
30 posted on 11/13/2011 6:36:40 AM PST by magslinger (To properly protect your family you need a Bible, a twelve gauge and a pig.)
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To: magslinger

That’s great...I have never seen that one! Thanks very much for posting it. I loved the Twilight Zone...:)


31 posted on 11/13/2011 6:56:27 AM PST by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: Darteaus94025; magslinger

I live up here in The People's Republic of Massachusetts, and my old yellow cat would sit and guard my car from the liberals who would key my car for having a bumper sticker like this one (although the NRA sticker may have worked as well...:)

He does look like he is fixing to take someone's face off there!

32 posted on 11/13/2011 7:01:11 AM PST by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: JSteff

Yep, you’d think there would be no question that the dog had earned his stay.


33 posted on 11/13/2011 7:23:36 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

34 posted on 11/13/2011 8:06:08 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

Just got this in an email today:

http://welcomehomeblog.com/


35 posted on 11/13/2011 8:08:52 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Nachum

I wish I could go to a shelter and adopt a gazillion dogs but......... I am already one dog over the legal limit for the city of Houston. The only St Bernard I have ever known lived across the street and he had to be put down because he was a mean biter. I wonder how rare that is?


36 posted on 11/13/2011 8:18:10 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Right Wing Assault

I found this story on abcnews.com on Friday.


37 posted on 11/13/2011 8:33:41 AM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Nachum

Must have been a cat burglar.


38 posted on 11/13/2011 8:54:59 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Good boy: Hercules attacked an intruder to defend his new found home - breaking through a screen door to give chase to the thug

Breaking through the screen door reminds me of the best dog I ever owned, a half Golden and half Yellow lab. I was sitting in my chair one spring day, sliding glass door was open and the sliding screen door was closed. Duke came up to the screen wagging his tail and wanting inside. I looked up and saw him and waved my hand, apparently Duke took this for a signal to come into the house for he burst through the screen ran to my chair and put his head in my lap, his tail pounding the floor like mad.

All I could do was sit there and laugh like an idiot, the wife, on the other hand, was slightly miffed and made me repair the screen.

39 posted on 11/13/2011 9:33:04 AM PST by calex59
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To: Nachum

Great read!


40 posted on 11/13/2011 9:43:40 AM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: calex59
Duke [half Golden and half Yellow lab] took this for a signal to come into the house for he burst through the screen ran to my chair and put his head in my lap, his tail pounding the floor like mad.

Had exactly the same dog when I lived in Alabama. He was patiently waiting to be let in at the back screen...when there was a loud clap of thunder.

He came thru the wooden-framed screen door like a locomotive. The whole door had to be replaced...

41 posted on 11/13/2011 9:47:21 AM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Nachum

Nice story, but it seems from the owner’s words that he’s still not absolutely sure he’ll keep the dog even though he’s “earned the right to stay” Huh?


42 posted on 11/13/2011 9:51:59 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Dysart

It is a sad state of affairs for dogs. A lot of owners can’t or won’t keep the animal after giving it a home :(


43 posted on 11/13/2011 9:52:57 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: calex59

Great story. They have a solution for that now — screens with a velcro closure that allow your pets to go in and out as they please. They advertise them on TV all the time.

A half Golden/half yellow Lab is a terrific dog. My cousin had one.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 10:25:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

That dog had a very, very good day!


45 posted on 11/13/2011 12:52:32 PM PST by tob2
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To: Nachum
"Dogs just know things. Don’t know how or why, but they do."

My two mini-dachshunds have 'built-in' clocks! When it's dinner time for them at 5 PM - they let me know - loud & clear!

46 posted on 11/13/2011 9:02:55 PM PST by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: rlmorel

Thanks for that story, I’ve never heard it before and I love it! I’ll be sharing that one! Thanks again... :)


47 posted on 11/13/2011 9:19:12 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic; magslinger

Magslinger posted a link to a Twilight Zone episode, which I thought was interesting! I had got that story in an email a couple of years ago, and when I saw this thread, I was able to go back and find it.


48 posted on 11/14/2011 2:58:54 AM PST by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: calex59

Yup, my three doofus’ have barreled through that screen door a time or two.

They just kept smiling.


49 posted on 11/18/2011 10:02:34 PM PST by onona (FR is continuing education)
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