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Four legs, a lick and a wag

 

Hi, friends,

If you are planning to be a part of the Buddy’s Buds book, the deadline is quickly coming. Get your stories to P.O. Box 95, Howe, IN 46746 by April 1. We have lots of really good stories and I hope you will take the time to write your story through your pet’s eyes.

Some of you know I am not a very big guy. I do some big guy antics, but I really only weigh about 12 pounds. I have put on a little weight since I was found about a year ago and some of my t-shirts are a little snug now. I think I look “buff.” You will find this hard to believe coming from a guy who only weighs this much. In my back yard this week were the following due to my special skills as a detective: a giraffe, skunk, mailman, rubber tire, duck, squirrel, possum, hedgehog, goose, cow, raccoon, cow, chicken, and a vet.

You say, come on Buddy, not so. I say you betcha – it is all true! All these were in my back yard. You see, my friend has a dog door at her house so I have the freedom all day of going in and out into a fenced-in back yard, and it is like what I think heaven would be for a dog.

My dog friends, Gertie and Lucy, have all these critters in their toy box. I had such fun taking each one out into the yard and then watching her take each one back into the house. I think it’s a game. I am not sure she thinks that way.

Funny thing though, I didn’t find them back in the toy box but rather in the sink. The next day they were back in the toy box. I wonder why she put them all in the sink? Do you think they all had a bath? That is what happens to me when I am put in the sink. I am going to try it again this week and see how many I can actually get into the yard. I know where some other toys are stashed in the house because I am a pretty good detective. You will want to check next week and see if I found any new ones.

This story was sent to me by a friend about a dog, her pups and a house fire. The link is on our website at www.arkanimal     rescue.weebly.com if you would like to see the pictures.

During an early morning response to a house fire, firefighters were amazed. A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house. The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting her 10-day-old puppies in thesafest place she could find – a fire truck!

As an onlooker photographed it with his cellphone after she already had a few puppies in one of the truck's equipment compartments. She didn't stop racing back into the smoke and fire until all of her puppies were safely away from the fire.

The firemen on scene could not believe their eyes. Most people have never seen a dog this smart or this brave! Bringing each one out involved six trips into the fire and no one could stop her. All the firemen could do was to try to keep a little water spray on her to keep from singeing as she kept making trips running through the open door. You can see some of the singed hair on her back end, forehead and lower legs.

After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to them to nurse, protecting them with her body. Onlookers called an emergency veterinary service, and she and her pups were rushed to the hospital. Aside from one puppy being treated for serious burns, the entire family is alive and well. What a heroic mother!

What a neat story and the pictures are pretty cool, too. I think Amanda is awesome! Check it out. Have a great week.

                Your friend, Buddy