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So loyal, so brave: The dog who flew against the Luftwaffe
Daily Mail ^ | 1st November 2013 | Damien Lewis

Posted on 11/01/2013 4:24:33 AM PDT by the scotsman

Antis the German shepherd was discovered as a puppy in No Man's Land

RAF gunner Robert Bozdech adopted him as a member of 311 Squadron

Dog saved lives and could hear Luftwaffe planes before they arrived

Eventually he stowed away aboard Robert's aircraft, risking death and injury

He was awarded the Dickin medal for 'outstanding devotion to duty'

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Germany; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: dog; woof

1 posted on 11/01/2013 4:24:33 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows

Read it and weep.

Thanks, Scotsman.

A great story, even if it made me cry.


2 posted on 11/01/2013 4:59:16 AM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: the scotsman
What a great story.
Thanks.
3 posted on 11/01/2013 5:01:47 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: the scotsman

I breed German Shepherds and this is a wonderful story showcasing just how intelligent and loyal they are. Love it!


4 posted on 11/01/2013 5:05:41 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: the scotsman

Wonderful story. thanks for Posting..


5 posted on 11/01/2013 5:07:04 AM PDT by Tugo (POTUS = Marxist)
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To: the scotsman

A wonderful story about the loyalty of a dog.

Thank you for posting.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 5:08:05 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: the scotsman

Mans BEST FRIEND !!!


7 posted on 11/01/2013 5:23:19 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: the scotsman

Dogs are better people than people are.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 5:25:48 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: the scotsman

A great story of two pals with great hearts. Thanks!


9 posted on 11/01/2013 6:37:06 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: mabarker1

Doggie ping

Local News
K-9 officer, service dog killed in crash on I-55 near Pontiac

Video: http://wgntv.com/2013/10/31/fatal-crash-on-i-55-near-pontiac/


10 posted on 11/01/2013 6:38:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: the scotsman

Awesome to the end!


11 posted on 11/01/2013 6:47:29 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Gennie
I love German Shepherds.

Woshay is lying behind me right now. :)


12 posted on 11/01/2013 9:08:17 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale
Beautiful long coat! I know Teresa has lines related to some of mine, so perhaps your dog could be related. Here is one of my dogs, Ash -

Large German Shepherd Ash
13 posted on 11/01/2013 9:15:13 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: Gennie
Ash is gorgeous! I've seen pictures of him before when online looking for more German Shepherds It's a pleasure to see the connection here on Free Republic! Here's another of Woshay:



Great to connect with another longcoat enthusiast!

When the Man waked up he said,
'What is Wild Dog doing here?'
And the Woman said,
'His name is not Wild Dog any more,
but the First Friend,
because he will be our friend
for always and always and always.'
- Rudyard Kipling

14 posted on 11/01/2013 9:50:35 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale

Thank you, and of course as I said your Woshay is beautiful as well! You know, it’s funny...a LOT of times people who call me for pups tend to be like-minded individuals, though I definitely don’t bring up politics first. My husband thinks that liberals tend not to like large dogs like this because they require WORK, lol.


15 posted on 11/01/2013 3:53:06 PM PDT by Gennie
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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.

16 posted on 11/01/2013 4:54:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Robert Teesdale

Here’s my Charity (photo distorted):

http://www.gsroc.org/2013/detail.gsr?id=1935

And a few for adoption from German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (CA):

Blake: http://www.gsroc.org/2013/detail.gsr?id=2787

Charlie: http://www.gsroc.org/2013/detail.gsr?id=2785

Higgins: http://www.gsroc.org/2013/detail.gsr?id=2711


17 posted on 11/01/2013 6:35:14 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Gennie

I’ve noticed that GSD breeders tend to be conservative. I agree that WORK is a large part of it, as is reality... you can’t manage a pack of carnivorous predators with nothing more than ideology. Takes actual effort and knowing what you’re doing. :)


18 posted on 11/04/2013 8:26:43 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: chrisinoc
Treating any dog like that, let alone a GSD, is horrible. I hope the individuals that GSROC got these dogs from, were prosecuted.

They give us everything, they are owed excellent care!
19 posted on 11/04/2013 8:28:36 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale
I can't say I know that all breeders are conservative, BUT...there are issues that they definitely would lean conservative on. I'll give you an example, and a lot of people do not know what's going to happen because there was minimal media coverage, and as we all know about the media, it is biased.

The USDA updated regulations to the Animal Welfare Act, they are redefining what a "retail pet store is". These rules take effect starting on November 17, it was placed in the Federal Register on September 18 of this year. The gist of it is that if you have over 4 intact females (of various species, not just dogs but cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc.) and ship at least one animal "sight unseen" as a pet you are to be USDA inspected and regulated. I have never shipped a pup, but wanted to keep the option open, however I just put a notice on my website that due to this I will not keep this option open, but as always welcome people to my home or have met people a few hours away to help with driving. There are already GOOD breeders going out of business due to this because, unlike myself, they may need to ship a few puppies out of every litter due to their location, their breed, whatever. What's funny though is in some of the Facebook groups I've seen dedicated to this, more than one breeder who was for gun control was against this happening...they don't understand how similar these things are.
20 posted on 11/06/2013 4:49:54 AM PST by Gennie
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To: Gennie
The USDA updated regulations to the Animal Welfare Act, they are redefining what a "retail pet store is". These rules take effect starting on November 17, it was placed in the Federal Register on September 18 of this year. The gist of it is that if you have over 4 intact females (of various species, not just dogs but cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, etc.) and ship at least one animal "sight unseen" as a pet you are to be USDA inspected and regulated. I have never shipped a pup, but wanted to keep the option open, however I just put a notice on my website that due to this I will not keep this option open, but as always welcome people to my home or have met people a few hours away to help with driving. There are already GOOD breeders going out of business due to this because, unlike myself, they may need to ship a few puppies out of every litter due to their location, their breed, whatever. What's funny though is in some of the Facebook groups I've seen dedicated to this, more than one breeder who was for gun control was against this happening...they don't understand how similar these things are.

I am aware of this. Unfortunately, what else is new? Collectivist tyrant states will push on all fronts until there is not resistance, but effective and existentially dangerous resistance. Then comes crackdown, then insurgency, then toppling of the State. An endless cycle of humanity.
21 posted on 11/06/2013 5:43:58 AM PST by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale

Yes, and what’s bad is that this not only is going to greatly cut down on “pet” breeding, farm animals sold as pets are impacted as well, so it could possibly effect the food supply at some point. Big feather in the cap of animal rights activists, and of course part of the bigger picture as well.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 5:49:38 AM PST by Gennie
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