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Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train
Life With Dogs ^ | May 8, 2012 | ADMIN

Posted on 05/08/2012 7:21:24 PM PDT by Bratch

An eight year old pit bull is recovering in a Massachusetts animal hospital after conducting a remarkable rescue mission. According to witnesses, the heroic dog saved the life of her owner just before she was hit by an oncoming freight train.

The Massachusetts SPCA said Christine Spain of Shirley was walking home with her dog Lilly when she collapsed on the tracks. Spain’s son, Boston Police Officer David Lanteigne, says the train’s engineer watched in amazement as the dog moved her owner out of harm’s way. Traveling at a high rate of speed, the train was unable to come to a stop, and Lilly was hit seconds after saving Spain.

“The engineer said as he was coming up, he saw the dog pulling her off the tracks. But there wasn’t enough time,” Lanteigne said. “He then saw the dog come around between the train and my mom and take the hit of the train.”

That heroic deed came at substantial cost: veterinarians were forced to amputate a badly mangled leg that was beyond repair. Lilly also suffered a broken pelvis, but remarkably, she is expected to make a full recovery. While receiving treatment for her injuries, the brave dog has been showered with letters of appreciation as news of her story spreads.

For a breed often maligned in media reports, this, say pit bull advocates, is just another example of what they are really made of. They say Lilly is a true hero, a sentiment echoed by David Lanteigne.

“Lilly stepped up to the plate – true to form, true to character…and she saved my mom’s life.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: dogs; hero; pitbulls
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 7:21:37 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Romney's bad behavior Exposed by Seamus

"Romney Loses Nomination Over Dog Abuse? -
Romney was traveling that summer with his wife, five sons,
and Seamus to his parent's cottage on Lake Huron.
But hours into the ride, Seamus apparently suffered diarrhea,
which ran down the back window of the car.
David Kravitz wrote on BlueMassGroup, a liberal blog.
"It also strikes me as classic Romney:
it solves a problem efficiently, in a business-like manner,
and with no regard whatsoever for the suffering
that the solution may cause."

"But the details of the event are more than unseemly
- they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws
specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal
"in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise,
in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner
or in a way and manner which might endanger
the animal carried thereon.

"An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded
to a description of the situation saying
"it's definitely something I'd want to check out."
The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give
a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog
in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and
"if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it,
that would be illegal."



2 posted on 05/08/2012 7:24:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bratch
Dogs and humans have co-evolved for an estimated 30 thousand years. Stuff like this is not an accident.
3 posted on 05/08/2012 7:24:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Bratch

Barak Obama says, “ A dog like that you don’t eat
all at once”.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 7:25:29 PM PDT 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: Bratch

Here’s the rest of the title:

Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train...before tearing him to bits and eating him


5 posted on 05/08/2012 7:26:02 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: tet68

Hey, my Jack Russel “Shorty” would pull me out of the
way of a train.....well, at least he’d pull a leg or
an arm out of the way...


6 posted on 05/08/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT 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: ETL

and then the cops shot the dog.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Bratch
To paraphrase Franklin, "Dogs are proof that God loves us."

Hard to see how we humans deserve the love of God or of Dogs, especially these days.

None the less, I pray that I may someday be worthy of such grace, love and acceptance...but all the while not seeing how I could ever be such a human.

8 posted on 05/08/2012 7:35:50 PM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: ETL
Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train...before tearing him to bits and eating him.

You know, that's not even kinda funny.

9 posted on 05/08/2012 7:44:37 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: TurboZamboni
and then the cops shot the dog.

But were dismayed to discover they shot the dog at the wrong house.

10 posted on 05/08/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Shadowstrike

Neither is your tagline:

“Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”


11 posted on 05/08/2012 7:54:36 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Repeat Offender

the war on dogs continues...


12 posted on 05/08/2012 7:55:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Bratch

I hear Obama wants to invite the heroic pooch to the White House for dinner.


13 posted on 05/08/2012 7:56:58 PM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: Bratch

A pitbull saved a life? Are you sure?

To listen to some, including some seriously deluded freepers, all a pit is good for is going on a murderous rampage, killing anything that they see.

I guess it’s not quite as cut and dried as they’d like to pretend.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 7:57:09 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: ETL

As a Marine, that was my job.

And I ain’t laughing.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 7:58:46 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Bratch

Good dog!


16 posted on 05/08/2012 7:59:09 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Bratch

Proves a dog, is a dog, is a dog. And that’s a compliment.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Bratch

Good dog!


18 posted on 05/08/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: TurboZamboni
the war on dogs continues...

The Wagyu of canine cuisine; Pitbull, it's what's for dinner. - BHO

19 posted on 05/08/2012 7:59:48 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Shadowstrike

Nearly every story you read in the press involving Pit Bulls is a negative one. Finally, a positive one! Not that this lopsided coverage reflects reality.


20 posted on 05/08/2012 8:09:15 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

You’re right, but there is no need to ‘tear’ into the ones that are good, which is what you did.

Just sayin’


21 posted on 05/08/2012 8:12:00 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Bratch

One hopes the brave dog is still in edible state.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 8:12:41 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Shadowstrike; ETL
I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f##k with me, I’ll kill you all.

Flat Ass Rules - Unity of Command; Geometry of Fires; Guardian Angel.

Be polite. Be professional. But, Have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Be curteous to everyone and friendly to no one.

There is no better friend and no worse enemy than a US Marine.

–Marine General James Mattis

Good men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf -George Orwell

23 posted on 05/08/2012 8:14:16 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Bratch

Lovely Lilly! What a ‘smile!’


24 posted on 05/08/2012 8:14:25 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Shadowstrike

I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t even read the first few sentences before jumping the gun and trying to be ‘funny’. I am a dog lover, btw. Rescued many strays in my lifetime.

“An eight year old pit bull is recovering in a Massachusetts animal hospital after conducting a remarkable rescue mission. According to witnesses, the heroic dog saved the life of her owner just before she was hit by an oncoming freight train.

The Massachusetts SPCA said Christine Spain of Shirley was walking home with her dog Lilly when she collapsed on the tracks.”


25 posted on 05/08/2012 8:16:07 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Very offensive comment. Not funny.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 8:22:46 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ping!


27 posted on 05/08/2012 8:23:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Bratch
Protective firestorm shield ON!

OK so that makes 20 mangled kids so far this year to one saved life....
28 posted on 05/08/2012 8:23:20 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
Ain't she sweet?


29 posted on 05/08/2012 8:28:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Shannon
Very offensive comment. Not funny.

Upon further reflection, I agree with you. It was more of a commentary on the fact that the press almost always puts out bad Pit Bull stories.

30 posted on 05/08/2012 8:35:34 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Repeat Offender
"Be polite. Be professional. But, Have a plan to kill everyone you meet. Be courteous to everyone and friendly to no one."

That philosophy no doubt works well on the battlefield, or on the streets of many inner cities.

31 posted on 05/08/2012 8:38:28 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
"Be polite. Be professional. But, Have a plan to kill everyone you meet." And...
"Be courteous to everyone and friendly to no one."

"That philosophy no doubt works well on the battlefield, or on the streets of many inner cities...

Being aware of your surroundings, cognizant of their dangers (and opportunities), and having options if you need to respond to them isn't limited to combat or back alleys.

32 posted on 05/08/2012 9:29:29 PM PDT by norton (DOL)
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To: Bratch

Good dog, really, really super good dog!

God bless you doggy!


33 posted on 05/08/2012 9:34:42 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Revolting cat!

My Shih Tzu would be munching on that as well.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 9:40:18 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: ETL

It was more of a commentary on the fact that the press almost always puts out bad Pit Bull stories.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

exactly! and that is why I found your comment to be VERY funny.


35 posted on 05/08/2012 9:48:00 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: norton
"Be courteous to everyone and friendly to no one"

...having options if you need to respond to them isn't limited to combat or back alleys.

Are you friendly to no one in your community? Do you have a plan to "kill everyone you meet"? I fully get the part about being "aware of your surroundings, cognizant of their dangers". That's just good sense.

36 posted on 05/08/2012 9:49:04 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TurboZamboni
and then the cops shot the dog.

"And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He threw her on the railroad tracks (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then...!)"

In case you're too young to know the song:
http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_coasters/along_came_jones.html

37 posted on 05/08/2012 10:01:37 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Repeat Offender

“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f##k with me, I’ll kill you all.”

I believe that is a quote from the war in Afghanistan when one of our guys went to a counsel meeting with some locals. (???)


38 posted on 05/09/2012 12:10:12 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Diogenesis

Oh cut it out. Romney may have been a clueless dolt about carrying the dog. But it lived. It wasn’t eaten at the end of the road.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 1:33:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

You don’t know how many people were successfully guarded by pit bulls, do you?


40 posted on 05/09/2012 1:36:07 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Mitt! You're going to have to try harder than that to be "severely conservative" my friend.)
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To: 21twelve
I believe that is a quote from the war in Afghanistan when one of our guys went to a counsel meeting with some locals. (???)

The quote is from General Mattis (that I annotated) addressing Iraqi leaders

41 posted on 05/09/2012 2:39:28 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Bratch

I have two dogs, one the same breed as Lilly. She wouldn’t hurt a flea and has the sweetest disposition you could imagine. She’s so intelligent and very sensitive. A wonderful dog.


42 posted on 05/09/2012 5:14:07 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: ETL

Was that an attempt at humor? It’s hard to tell, since all it really tells us is that you had nothing of value to say, but you couldn’t resist the urge to show us that you had nothing to say.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 5:16:42 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: ETL
Here’s the rest of the title:

Pit Bull Pulls Unconscious Owner From Path Of Oncoming Train...before tearing him to bits and eating him after owner's cat dragged him onto tracks.

44 posted on 05/09/2012 5:20:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yeah that’s true I guess that makes up for all the mangled kids


45 posted on 05/09/2012 5:53:53 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: ETL
Fair enough. Thank you.

I don't know if you read the whole article but it's really a sad story. Evidently the owner is an alcoholic and literally passed out on the RR tracks. The dog pulled her to safety but he ended up getting hit by the train and had to have his front leg amputated! The looming question; is this enough carnage for the owner to get into treatment.....finally?
46 posted on 05/09/2012 6:18:31 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Bratch
Not too surprising. Pit Bulls are some of the most loyal dogs out there. They used to call them "nanny dogs". Thats one of the reasons they are so potentially dangerous. A well trained PB can be an awesome dog.

The flip side of that, well, we all know....

47 posted on 05/09/2012 9:40:04 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Bratch; Salamander

The Boston news video of Lilly’s story. Good pup.

http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/319363/28/Dog-pulls-owner-off-railroad-tracks


48 posted on 05/09/2012 12:39:52 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: expat1000

Every fall “trophy hunters” give their unwanted headless deer to my friend.

Her pack of Pugs & Ibizans, 1 Xolo and 1 GSD mix chow down on the carcasses.

One year they couldn’t get one Pug to abandon the carcass, even to come in at night.

He kept popping up out of the ribcage periodically, absolutely covered in gore...and grinning like mad.

That is *true* “raw feeding”.

:)

This was not her story but it ~could~ have been:

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/dogsinelk.html


49 posted on 05/09/2012 12:56:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Daffynition; kanawa

““He then saw the dog come around between the train and my mom and take the hit of the train.”

This is called “blocking”.

In dog body language, the dog attempts to present itself as a intermediary between bickering pack members.

It works very well with other dogs; trains, not so much.

Some dogs naturally defensively “block” their owners from perceived threats and if the threat goes away, all is well.

If the threat persists, the dog goes to the next level which is the offense.

This story, though it had a happy ending for the woman, makes me sad because the woman’s addictions cost the loyal dog her leg.

As usual, the dog pays for the owner’s “sins”, whether it be this case or owners not properly socializing/training them which results in inappropriate aggression or attacks.


50 posted on 05/09/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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