We post a lot about the incredible bonds that form between soldiers and dogs when they work together in the field. Here’s a very touching story about what happens when it’s time to say goodbye forever. When Ryan Anderson’s service in Afghanistan ended, he knew he’d be bringing his partner, bomb-sniffing dog Freddie, home to live with him. After four tours of duty, Freddie had saved countless lives, and he deserved a. . .
Here’s a truly remarkable story about a Border Collie who doesn’t seem to let her blindness get in the way of a joyful, exciting life. Watching her navigate her world with ease shows the way a dog’s senses adapt. She certainly acts as if she sees obstacles in her way, but surely, . . .
Anyone who has ever watched a dog drink—and witnessed the often messy aftermath—has wondered just what’s happening with all that tongue lapping and lip smacking. Well, here’s your answer. By employing super high-speed cameras, researchers discovered that dogs form their tongues into an inverted ladle, scooping water into the mouth. Case solved, right?
Not so fast.
Eldad Hagar of Hope for Paws posted this great video celebrating a year of successful partnership with Bill Foundation, another Southern California rescue organization. For regular readers here, this will feel like a Greatest Hits album of great rescues from the past 12 months. Make sure you stay until the end for a little. . .
Here’s a great story from southern Oregon, where Xander the Pug brings warmth, calm, and joy to many in his community. This is all the more impressive because the little dog is blind, having lost his sight due to an accident in puppyhood. He also has some respiratory problems that require him to breath through his. . .
Here’s a remarkable story from Indianapolis of a dog-flipping scam that almost worked. When Rosie, a Miniature Schnauzer, wandered away from her owner, a chain of events was set in motion that highlights the pernicious increase in a relatively new crime: dog-flipping. This is when someone claims a dog as. . .
Here’s an update on one of the most uplifting stories to come out of the tragic tornado in Oklahoma last week. When Barbara Garcia found her dog, Bowser, on national TV, people around the world felt her joy and relief. But after the tears were wiped away, some people wanted to do more to. . .