Sunday, May 13, 2007

Dog gets medal for saving kids

We have a Jack Russell named George and while this story isn't about our George, I still wanted to post it, sadness and all.
WELLINGTON (AFP) - Nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier George is being honoured with a posthumous bravery medal for saving five New Zealand children from an attack by two pitbulls.

The medal from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) comes after US Vietnam veteran Jerrell Hudman said he was sending his Purple Heart medal to George's owner after hearing of the dog's bravery.
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op99 said...

R.I.P., George. Good boy.

MarcLord said...

Oh, Hope, somehow I knew you were going to post this story. We also have a long-in-the-tooth Jack Russell (Ripley) who thinks she can run, and still does run, with the big dogs. When it comes to other canines, a braver, more out-sized dog I've never known. With people, on the other hand, she's a bit of a push-over.

It's so cool that a vet sent poor George his Purple Heart. Good vet. Good dog.

Momo the Wonder Dog said...

Good dog, George. May your humans remember their debt to you always and treat other dogs with respect and compassion.

And may Hope's dog never be faced with such a situation. If humans behave more responsibly, that will help insure it is so.

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Thanks all for your tender comments. Sometimes it is the loyalty and bravery of our companion animals that keeps me going. They always seem hopeful, a commodity I can always use but not always in ready supply elsewhere in the world.