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Couple spend 2,000 flying stray dog to Britain after falling in love with her ...
DailyMail ^ | November 16, 2011 | Emily Allen

Posted on 11/16/2011 5:55:25 AM PST by algernonpj

When they met on a Caribbean beach it was love at first sight - and when the holiday was over, nothing was going to keep them apart.

And finally Weber the black Labrador cross has been reunited with her loving new owners, 4,000 miles from his old home.

Paul Booth, 43, and wife Lorraine, 36, rescued the dog after spotting her wandering across a beach in Antigua as it hunted for scraps.

They decided to adopt the malnourished animal and give her a permanent home back in Britain. ...

Now after paying £2,000 and waiting for vet checks to be completed and the six-month quarantine period to be over, the couple have been reunited with their dog.

She bounded into their arms after stepping off a long-haul flight from the Caribbean island to Gatwick Airport last week. ...

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; labrador; rescue
Weber has now settled in to her home in the city and is already best friends with the Booths' other dog - six-year-old Labrador Cosmo.


1 posted on 11/16/2011 5:55:26 AM PST by algernonpj
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To: Joe 6-pack

Rescued Doggie Ping


2 posted on 11/16/2011 5:56:06 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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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.

3 posted on 11/16/2011 5:58:56 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: algernonpj

What a nice story. We just adopted an ex-racer Greyhound.

They are great dogs.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 6:07:43 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: algernonpj
Weber with her adopted person.


5 posted on 11/16/2011 6:07:57 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

What a lovely story. One another note, Hercules, the hero St. Bernard was on fox & Friends this AM. He's certainly a "laid back" dog. LOL.

6 posted on 11/16/2011 6:16:29 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Labs are like that.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 6:20:12 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: algernonpj

Beautiful story! Thanks for posting... you made my day a lot brighter!


8 posted on 11/16/2011 6:30:45 AM PST by momtothree
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To: afraidfortherepublic; All
Hercules has another great story.

A couple adopted him from a shelter so he wouldn't be put down. Hercules the St Bernard had been found in the woods malnourished and recovering from a coyote attack.

Within hours of arriving at his new home, Hercules chased off a intruder who had cut phone and cable lines, taking a piece out of him in the process.


9 posted on 11/16/2011 6:34:58 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: momtothree

For another great story read post # 9.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 6:36:41 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

Yes, Hercules was featured this morning on Fox & Friends. His new owners (who were saved from an intruder only 6 hours after they brought H home) appeared with more details from the horrific experience. Hercules slept through the interview, raising his noble head only once.

The intruder cut the phone wires before Herculese chased him off. H got him in the ankle, however, before the perp got away. It was late in the evening on his first dy with the Littlers, and the lady of the house had just left for work. Mr. Littler was going to take Hercules out to “do his business” when the dog broke through the screen door and chased someone coming out of their basement which had an exterior door. The phone wires had been cut.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 6:54:01 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: algernonpj

Well worth it!


12 posted on 11/16/2011 6:55:45 AM PST by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.)
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To: algernonpj

Beautiful story. Wonderful people. It’s magical when you meet a dog whose soul ‘clicks’ with you. They look at you and ‘belong’. My first Sheltie was like that. Instant connection- we KNEW each other.
He was mine from the moment I saw him and we both knew it.


13 posted on 11/16/2011 7:09:29 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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I’m surprised that not a single one of my male cohorts on this thread has declared Lorraine Booth not guilty. You gentlemen are slipping.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 7:11:20 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - And the correct answer is no one is entitled to a bailout.)
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To: algernonpj

What a gorgeous little labbie. In the photos showing her eyes, she has a desperate, pleading quality. (Only the eyes, of course. She’s a lovely shape/size now.) Poor baby. I’m so happy she’s found a home with that couple. I’d love it if the newspaper returns a year from now, and she’s lost that haunted expression.


15 posted on 11/16/2011 7:18:22 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: algernonpj

Talk about dogs looking like their people!


16 posted on 11/16/2011 7:21:38 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: algernonpj

Weber looks like my Molly who is a black lab/terrier mix that was found on the streets of Atlanta. Had her brought down to Florida to keep my yellow male lab, who was also a rescue, company.


17 posted on 11/16/2011 7:24:24 AM PST by jrcats (Justice is blind & deaf in Florida.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

compare this story to the one of the vile slime defacating in the street. There ARE more good people out there than not...we just don’t hear of them. Goodness doesn’t sell. Well, God bless this young couple for doing what they did. I hope they have a long and happy life together. Sweet, sweet Lab. We had one... Long life, Weber. You deserve it.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 7:57:31 AM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh... where would our country be without this brilliant man?)
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To: algernonpj

Lucky dog. Humans who love her and a companion as well. Doesn’t get better than that.


19 posted on 11/16/2011 8:49:19 AM PST by tob2
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To: jrcats

Good call. She does have a slight terrier-type look, what with that ear set. Of course, it could also be a failed prick ear. Definitely not all Lab.


20 posted on 11/16/2011 9:05:35 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: algernonpj

She looks just like my lovely Linda, who has gained 16 POUNDS since I rescued her! LOL.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 9:33:23 AM PST by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: ClearBlueSky

“Beautiful story. Wonderful people. It’s magical when you meet a dog whose soul ‘clicks’ with you. They look at you and ‘belong’. My first Sheltie was like that. Instant connection- we KNEW each other. He was mine from the moment I saw him and we both knew it.”

I had a similar experience when I met a stray Australian Shepherd that my sister had found and was trying to find a home for. I sat on the floor to greet him for the first time. He came over and just leaned against me. He was quite the love sponge. George was the perfect ambassador for that breed, and I’ve never owned any other breed since.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 9:53:39 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Joe 6-pack
The rescue I volunteer for has received several homeless German Shepherds from Hong Kong, including three earlier this year. The persons who have been saving them paid for their cost, which included feeding, boarding (for six months), and air fare.
23 posted on 11/16/2011 1:21:57 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Beautiful souls.


24 posted on 11/16/2011 10:23:21 PM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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