Wednesday, March 23, 2016

National Puppy Day Honors Hero Dogs

Heroic dogs that saved their owner’s lives from fires, suicide and more as we celebrate National Puppy Day 
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 
BY NICOLE BITETTE 
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
MIDDLEBRANCH VETERINARY Service dog Figo, who threw himself into the path of an oncoming mini-bus to shield his blind owner, has come out of surgery and is on the mend.
Dog is every owner's best friend.

It is commonly known that dogs are incredibly loyal and have instincts to help others. The pets are present in more than 43 million U.S. households — and for good reason.

Pooches have come to the aid of their owner's on countless occasions and are known to help those suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD and many other illnesses.

On National Puppy Day, here's a look at just a few of the many dogs that saved their owner's lives:

read about them here

Our dog Harry was a rescue but to tell the truth, I think what he gave us back in return meant he was an angel in disguise. He protected the house and then rested on a huge chair in the living room along with perfectly placed pillows or he'd rearrange them himself. What else would you expect considering he was Rhodesian Ridgeback-Rottweiler-Hound?

On Monday we had to put Harry to rest. Something happened to either his spinal cord or a disc. The vet wasn't sure and couldn't tell unless he had an operation but with no guarantee he would be as active, we couldn't put him through it. Both rear legs were paralyzed. He turned 5 this month.

Harry was my husband's brother and my baby. I know that sounds strange but while I was at work, he kept my husband company until Momma came home and then he freaked out as if I had been gone for days.

If you can't understand how much dogs mean to a family, then you probably never had one as part of your's.

This is what Harry did every time he heard a fire engine, almost as if he knew they were putting their lives in danger.
Love your dog and cherish all the time you have with them. If you lose them, then grieve for the loss and if someone acts as if they should have meant nothing to you, feel sorry for them because they missed all the love you received from the dog they just didn't understand.