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Dog alerts owner after 9-week-old baby stops breathing
Your Jewish News ^ | October 15, 2012 | Ryan Lee Hall

Posted on 11/22/2012 7:04:38 AM PST by expat1000

(Scroll down for video) A family dog helped alert parents that their 9-week-old baby has stopped breathing, according to reports.

The Brousseau family rescued their dog six years ago, and the dog returned the favor on Sunday in Portland, Oregon. The Brousseaus say that the dog named Duke is responsible for saving the life of their baby daughter.

On Sunday night, Duke jumped on the bed and trembled uncontrollably, enough to wake them. "If Duke had not been so scared, we would have gone to sleep," Jenna Brousseau said.

(Excerpt) Read more at yourjewishnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; gooddog; gooddoggie
Happened a few months ago but I don't think was ever posted here.
1 posted on 11/22/2012 7:04:42 AM PST by expat1000
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2 posted on 11/22/2012 7:05:40 AM PST by expat1000
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

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 11/22/2012 7:06:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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I was just going to ping you but you were a step ahead of me!


5 posted on 11/22/2012 7:09:10 AM PST by expat1000
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To: expat1000

I have a pastor friend who says animals see into the spirit world (seeing for example, both angels and demons).

I have another theologian friend, very well educated in Europe and all, and that Dr. says the same thing...


6 posted on 11/22/2012 7:10:28 AM PST by AnalogReigns (because the real world is not digital...)
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To: expat1000

Obama would eat him.


7 posted on 11/22/2012 7:11:21 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: expat1000
I have a nose for these things....


8 posted on 11/22/2012 7:15:43 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: expat1000
Great story, great dog. I have told our story here before but for those that missed it, here it is again.

Our Jack Russel Bobo, saved our house from burning down. A floor plug that was under the sofa shorted out one night and was shooting sparks that ignited the sofa.

Bobo ran back and forth from the den to the bedroom barking his head off, until my husband got up to see what the problem was. A few more minutes and we would have had a major blaze on our hands.

Bobo is in doggie Heaven right now and I miss him.

9 posted on 11/22/2012 7:15:58 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Joe 6-pack

:-)


10 posted on 11/22/2012 7:17:05 AM PST by expat1000
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To: Joe 6-pack

11 posted on 11/22/2012 7:23:05 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: expat1000

Our Faithful Friend
When God had made the Earth and Sky, the flowers and the trees,
He then made all the animals, and all the birds and bees.
And when His work was finished, not one was quite the same,
He said, “I’ll walk the Earth of mine, and give each one a name.”
And so He traveled land and sea, and everywhere He went,
a little creature followed Him, until it’s strength was spent.
When all were named upon the Earth,
and in the sky and sea, the little creature said,
“Dear Lord, there’s not one left for me.”
The Father smiled and softly said, “I’ve left you ‘til the end,
I’ve turned my name from back to front, and called you DOG, my friend.”

Happy Thanksgiving, All


12 posted on 11/22/2012 7:26:25 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: expat1000

A cat, on the other hand, would have shrugged and said, Not my problem; the kid was noisy anyway.


13 posted on 11/22/2012 7:28:12 AM PST by lurk
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To: AnalogReigns

This dog is great.

My 95 year old aunt walked us on her mile long path on the Bronx River near her apt. She was complaining about the Canadian geese, that they were pests who miscled in on the food chain of the ducks whom she was trying to feed.

A few months later she died and at her burial, at the gravesite, four geese flew past just as the priest was sprinkling holy water. They were in a four ship formation and one flew off as a missing man.

Everyone (there was a crowd) who knew anything about military flight, noticed it. A cousin, a Navy captain, siad, “that was a fly by!”.

I know this is a dog thread, but I would like to have some theologian explain that one.


14 posted on 11/22/2012 7:56:05 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

I was at a 9/11 airline crew memorial service on the beach near LAX and right after the Coast Guard did their helicopter fly-by, a flock of geese in formation flew right past us, honking.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 8:06:06 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

It was like that. Did some people notice it and wonder about it?


16 posted on 11/22/2012 8:16:10 AM PST by stanne
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To: AnalogReigns
I have a pastor friend who says animals see into the spirit world (seeing for example, both angels and demons).

We walk our dogs daily and have different routes we take them on. Thrre or four years ago, about dusk, we were walking our previous dog when suddenly her hackles rose and she started barking furiousy at ~something~ on the rooftop of the building across the street. She followed this thing down the street until it seemed to disappear. She had never done this before, and she never did it again.

Fast forward to two days ago, we were walking our two "new" dogs down the same street, as we have for years. The setter mix suddenly stiffened, her hackles rose, and she began to bark furiously at ~something~ on the rooftop of the building acoss the street. The australian shepherd mix didn't bark, but his nose was twitching like crazy. They watched something across the street, that we couldn't see, until the perceived danger was past.

I truly believe dogs can see into the spirit world.

17 posted on 11/22/2012 8:20:56 AM PST by LSAggie
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To: tumblindice
Have you seen THIS?
18 posted on 11/22/2012 8:29:06 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: AnalogReigns

“I have a pastor friend who says animals see into the spirit world (seeing for example, both angels and demons).”

Isn’t that the truth. My dogs have sat and stared at something which my human eyes could not see. Not just for a second but for a minute or more. My chihuahua seems to know about a minute or two in advance when the taxi arrives.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 8:32:27 AM PST by tob2 (Happy Thanksgiving to all!)
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To: lurk
A cat, on the other hand, . . .

Your statement makes me tremble. The context is those stories, some posted on FR I think, that cats are essentially born killers. Now I have to wonder about that wives' tail about cats sucking the breath out of babies. If a baby couldn't breath, would the cat simply wait for the little one to die before dragging . . .

Brrrrr.
20 posted on 11/22/2012 8:45:34 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the lance and the arrows as a warning.)
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To: expat1000
I have 3 raccoons who guard the front porch at night. They can see in the dark and stand on 2 legs when they sense danger approaching the house from a long way off.
21 posted on 11/22/2012 9:00:54 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (yup)
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To: stanne
at the gravesite, four geese flew past just as the priest was sprinkling holy water. They were in a four ship formation and one flew off as a missing man... A cousin, a Navy captain, siad, “that was a fly by!”

The same thing happened at the Glenn Beck Restoring Honor Rally at the National Mall in, I think, 2010. He had wanted an actual Air Force fly-by, but the Park Service denied permission. Then, unbelievably, geese did it just as the program was about to start. The crowd was electrified:

Click here.

22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:07:41 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: righttackle44
Now I have to wonder about that wives' tail about cats sucking the breath out of babies.

That absolutely IS an old wive's tale. People perhaps wanted some explanation for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) or "crib death" and would blame it on the cat, not on their smoking or use of fluffy pillows in the crib that would smother the baby. The habit some people have of having their infant sleep in the adult bed with them has also resulted in many infant deaths from suffocation or crushing.

I have had cats who were very sensitive and would do extraordinary things with or for their humans. One of my cats, a rescue who was terrified of most everything and hid much of the time, used to come up to the table and jump on a chair when it was time for the family to say grace. She would avoid groups of people always except that she would come to a prayer meeting held every month in my home and sit near a particular person; and she would jump up to sit next to me when I studied the Bible and sometimes put her paw on the pages.

23 posted on 11/22/2012 9:18:22 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: righttackle44

My mother, never one for superstition or fearful folklore, would not allow us to have a cat in the house until there were no more infants around. It seemed to be common knowledge that they were baby killers.


24 posted on 11/22/2012 9:33:37 AM PST by stanne
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To: lurk

Not true. A cat saved its owners from a gas leak in the home. Cats are very protective of people they live with.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 11:17:46 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: righttackle44

Oh that’s a crock of hooey. A cat who was even halfassedly cared for wouldn’t have the slightest interest in what you’re hinting at, and if you starve your cat to the point that it is, I question how much you care about the kid too.

The story about sucking out the breath most likely comes from an overly affectionate cat, if anything. One of our four will snuggle right up against your face and it’s very common to wake up with a mouth and nose full of fur. Mildly ticklish and annoying as an adult, but a baby can’t push a cat who does that away, and their airway is much more easily blocked.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 3:36:37 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: stanne

Oh yes. The woman who was speaking even stopped and acknowledged it.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 4:16:11 PM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Fire_on_High

A few months ago I was crying most of one night over the death of my sister. My cat was beside herself, trying to comfort me.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 10:18:22 PM PST by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Politicalmom

Doesn’t surprise me. They’re smart critters, and they DO care.

I’m sorry for your loss.


29 posted on 11/22/2012 11:18:05 PM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: AnalogReigns
Any body ever wonder how GOD in his infinite wisdom, could have seen fit to give so called Humanity the gift of the DOG.
The personification of loyalty, trust, dedication and unqualified love, in this otherwise dismal world.
30 posted on 11/24/2012 11:19:56 AM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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