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'The look on her face was priceless': Schoolgirl reunited with dog
DailyMail ^ | November 24, 2011 | Jessica Satherley

Posted on 11/24/2011 10:31:34 AM PST by algernonpj

A young girl’s tears of joy were captured on camera by her parents as they surprised her with the family’s pet dog she thought she’d never see again.

Alyssa Smith’s parents, from Hampshire, paid £1,300 to be reunited with their dog Holly, who they had to leave behind when they moved back to the UK from Dubai.

Darren Smith and his family adopted former street dog Holly two years ago while living in the United Arab Emirates. ...

Two months after relocating to Hampshire, Mr Smith, who thought Holly had been re-homed with another family, saw their dog on a Dubai website next to an appeal for her to be homed after being found on the street again in bad health. ...

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; rescue
Holly and Alyssa both have something to be thankful for.


1 posted on 11/24/2011 10:31:39 AM PST by algernonpj
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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.

2 posted on 11/24/2011 10:33:28 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie rescue ping.


3 posted on 11/24/2011 10:34:27 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

59 seconds too slow ;^)


4 posted on 11/24/2011 10:37:30 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: algernonpj

Beautiful story, Algernonpj! I can’t tell who is happier? The girl or the Shepherd mix? Okay... it’s a tie.


5 posted on 11/24/2011 10:38:34 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Joe 6-pack

WROOFL !


6 posted on 11/24/2011 10:39:47 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

What a wonderful story. Great picture. Makes my day.


7 posted on 11/24/2011 10:40:44 AM PST by yellowroses (A yankee in Texas)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“...saw their dog on a Dubai website next to an appeal for her to be homed after being found on the street again in bad health.”

I wonder why there is a Dubai website appealing for homes for unhealthy street dogs. I thought Dubai was Muslim and that Muslim’s consider dogs to be unclean.


8 posted on 11/24/2011 10:41:16 AM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: algernonpj

The doggie has an expressive face! What a sweet story.


9 posted on 11/24/2011 10:41:44 AM PST by rabidralph
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To: algernonpj

awww...nice story


10 posted on 11/24/2011 10:44:52 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: KrisKrinkle

My understanding is that Westerners live in their own section or enclave and pretty much have all the amenities of western culture at their disposal.(including nightclubs that serve alcohol)


11 posted on 11/24/2011 10:48:52 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: rabidralph
The doggie has an expressive face!

And probably better teeth...

*nully ducking and running for cover*

12 posted on 11/24/2011 10:48:55 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: algernonpj

Great story...Good dog!


13 posted on 11/24/2011 10:49:26 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: no one in particular

The video at the site is well worth watching.


14 posted on 11/24/2011 10:52:58 AM PST by null and void (This is day 1038 of America's vacation from reality.)
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To: KrisKrinkle; Joe 6-pack
I wonder why there is a Dubai website appealing for homes for unhealthy street dogs. I thought Dubai was Muslim and that Muslim’s consider dogs to be unclean.

You are correct and life for a stray in a Muslim country is miserable. Perhaps this is the web site:



It reads like a group of Brits started the rescue.

History of K9Friends

1988 K9 Friends is formed by Carol Mather and run by a handful of volunteers, first by a landline phone in Carol’s house and then via a mobile phone.

Foster-homes care for the dogs and K9 Friends also pays for some kenneling in commercial kennels. K9 Friends continues operating and re-homing in this way for another 11 years."


15 posted on 11/24/2011 10:55:04 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: nuconvert

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2811971/posts?page=15#15


16 posted on 11/24/2011 10:57:32 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
"...life for a stray in a Muslim country is miserable."

That blade cuts both ways ;-)


17 posted on 11/24/2011 10:57:40 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good doggie!


18 posted on 11/24/2011 10:59:29 AM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: Joe 6-pack

The dog will get constipation, eating that type of cr&p !


19 posted on 11/24/2011 11:05:48 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Now if they can get a pig to do that, it would even be better...


20 posted on 11/24/2011 11:06:36 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: moose07

Nah...you just need to lube ‘em up with some bacon grease.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 11:07:14 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL! Good boy (or girl)! :)


22 posted on 11/24/2011 11:09:12 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Now I’ve got my breath back… :)


23 posted on 11/24/2011 11:11:06 AM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: algernonpj
Very sweet!
24 posted on 11/24/2011 11:13:23 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: algernonpj

How any western family would ever leave a dog in an muslim country (thinking it was rehomed and would be well-treated) is beyond me. Muslims hate dogs, considering them fithy/unclean.


25 posted on 11/24/2011 11:29:40 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: algernonpj

I should add it’s a nice story to see today. That is one happy dog. :)


26 posted on 11/24/2011 11:32:09 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: algernonpj

OK, Freepers, I see the Shepherd in her, but what other dogs do you think might be in the mix?


27 posted on 11/24/2011 11:35:22 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: freekitty

PING


28 posted on 11/24/2011 11:40:09 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I loved this.


29 posted on 11/24/2011 11:53:12 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nuconvert
My understanding is that Westerners live in their own section or enclave and pretty much have all the amenities of western culture at their disposal.(including nightclubs that serve alcohol)

That applies in places like the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (ARAMCO Oil territory) and there any alcohol availability is kept well under the radar. Dubai and the UAE? Not so much. Dubai, in particular, is the least "Arab" or Sharia compliant location in the region. Lots of Indians and European expatriates live there and pretty much run the place under local Arab ownership of the companies.

30 posted on 11/24/2011 12:24:13 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: yellowroses

Amen to that.


31 posted on 11/24/2011 12:36:16 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: algernonpj

Sniff. very sweet.


32 posted on 11/24/2011 1:16:41 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: Joe 6-pack

AHHHHH...the Noble Roverand!!!!

When will he have more adventures? We miss this fine patriot!


33 posted on 11/24/2011 1:29:26 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: I still care

Terrier..my Lola looked just like that except different coloring!


34 posted on 11/24/2011 1:30:29 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: algernonpj

The “smile” on the dog’s face is pretty kool, too.


35 posted on 11/24/2011 1:37:29 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: algernonpj

Is that a happy smiling dog or what?

36 posted on 11/24/2011 7:31:33 PM PST by blam
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To: algernonpj

What a cute couple!


37 posted on 11/28/2011 9:00:46 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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