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Lily (left), a blind Great Dane, relies on her pal Maddison to serve as her guide dog.
photo courtesy rossparry.co.uk
When Lilya Great Dane who lives in Shrewsbury, Englandwas still a puppy, veterinarians were forced to remove her eyes because of a rare condition that caused her eyelashes to grow inward. Luckily, according to a story in the Daily Mail, her friend and fellow Great Dane Maddison stepped right in to serve as a guide dog for the now-blind Lily: . . .
Every time you think you’ve explored the limits of what dogs are capable of, you stumble on something like this wonderful video from Safari Zoological Park in Caney, Kansas. When a female white tiger rejected her cubs, Isabella the golden retriever stepped in to take her place. It’s amazing how she draws no distinction between her own puppies and these other babies in need.
Davis Hawn with Booster (right), the dog he credits with saving him from despair, and Fidelity, a mixed-breed he found on the streets of Cuba and which he is training to be an assistance dog.
photo by Ellis Lucia / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
A great story by Sheila Stroup in today’s New Orleans Times-Picayune describes the journey of Davis Hawn from down-and-out to a man with a mission. It was a yellow-lab puppy named Booster who helped turn Hawn’s life around after a brutal assault and robbery had left him physically and emotionally scarred. Having experienced the astonishing therapeutic effects a dog’s love can have on a person who is struggling, Hawn has focused his energies on his “passion to show other people. . .
An intriguing story in the Chicago Tribune describes a remarkably well attended funeral for an Illinois coonhound at an Alabama cemetery. It’s a sweet story of a family saying farewell to a beloved petShawnee Hills Beaujolais or “Bobo,” as he was known to 6-year-old Ericka Seetsbut my first. . .
This great video captures the joys of an afternoon gone to the dogs. Shot near Whistler, British Columbia, it follows three pooches as they scamper and play around a beautiful mountain lake, bathed in glorious “magic hour” afternoon light. Fun stuff!
After being thrown off a highway overpass, this beautiful young lab has made a full recovery and found a new home.
photo by HEATHER L. SMITH/Aurora Sentinel
A story that started with horrific animal abuse now has a heart-warming ending. Five months ago, someone threw a young yellow-Lab puppy off an overpass in Aurora, Colorado, and she plummeted onto the highway below, severely tearing the ACL on one of her legs and breaking her canine tooth on impact. As if that weren’t bad enough, she was very nearly run over by five different cars. Luckily, she survived and was brought to Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, where she was treated for. . .