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    Quote Originally Posted by lopevian;2459865;
    Me too! I've become a lurker in here.
    It's good to see you in here. I've been having so much fun in the fun & games forum with you

    Your kitty is so beautiful. I know my Tulpa (also all black) and Rainey are there at the Rainbow Bridge with him or her.

    Everyone, just time again to say how much I love hearing all your stories, all your love for animals. Kitties and birdies and I send aloha.

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    I remember this story too, and in this dog expert's column a reader asked why it moved her so much. It's just nice and reminds us of how very special animals are and often healers, fur angels and small miracles indeed !

    Thought you'd enjoy reading it.


    Hero brings hope in midst of war

    June 10, 2007

    BY MONICA COLLINS

    Dear Dog Lady: I guess I've tried to blot out the war in Iraq. But the conflict hit me with unexpected force when I watched a story on "Good Morning America" about the dog sent back to a dead soldier's family.

    The family wanted a reminder of their fallen son, Justin Rollins, an Army specialist from New Hampshire. He sent home a picture of him with a puppy he found in the war zone. Soon after, they learned he was killed by a roadside bomb. They imagined the puppy brought him his last moments of happiness. They found a way to have him transported to the United States. I watched the TV pictures of this dog, Hero, being hugged by the family after its long flight.

    I couldn't stop crying. Why is it that a dog would bring out my emotions about the war? By the way, I don't even own a dog.

    Lauren, Chicago

    Dear Lauren: Sometimes the smallest moments tell the biggest stories. The saga of Hero, the dog rescued from the maelstrom in Iraq, provides a glimmer of hope in the fog of war.

    With this tale of a tail, you latched onto something uplifting, humane and understandable, something tangible transcending statistics and politics. Too often, Iraqi war dispatches come packaged as numbers of improvised explosive devices and resultant fatalities -- or in the maneuvering by elected officials. This can numb us to the realities of loss. However, the pictures of a warm animal unleashed as a living memorial for a grieving family can remind us that small miracles are still possible in all the sadness.


    SOURCE: (Hero brings hope in midst of war :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Ask Dog Lady)
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    " The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
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    Thank you, echo. That story is very special.

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    All of these cute pictures showing up --I love seeing them and reading the tales of the critters, we need more of the infamous WALDO stories
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabriel;2460048;
    All of these cute pictures showing up --I love seeing them and reading the tales of the critters, we need more of the infamous WALDO stories
    I think most descriptions of Waldo's escapades have been sealed by the court, pending trial. Mustn't taint the jury pool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newfherder;2460052;
    I think most descriptions of Waldo's escapades have been sealed by the court, pending trial. Mustn't taint the jury pool!
    Juror #12 here is already tainted. I would say innocent.
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    Well my dog has shown a side to him I've not seen before. I made my husband two sandwhiches before I went out yesterday. He said he ate one but had to get up before starting the second one. Anyway, when he came back the sandwhich was gone and the dog looked content! I've left my plate unattended many times and he's never done this. He's fed daily but I guess maybe he's saying he's not being fed enough! I told my husband he must still be mad at him for leaving for three weeks (he was gone for military summer training). So now we call him sandwhich stealer. My BIL said he probably did it because he's getting old and he knows he can get away with it. I tend to agree as he knows we aren't going to boot him out.

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    He's mad I tell you mad for being "left behind". Not worry though, the late great Mona the Tabby stole a half grilled cheese sandwich from me once.
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    Gutmutter: I'm so sorry to hear about your the loss of your sister's dog. I hope she does find an amazing one at a shelter, of course.

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavid
    ..Originally Posted by Butterfly723 --I call my cat Boogie "Mama's boogie oogie snuggy boy". UncleDavid: When I find a woman willing to call me that, I'm getting married.
    "David, you are so my boogie oogie snuggy boy". . When should I expect a ring?

    lopevian: and welcome! Nice to see you here!

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    Warning: Sad story coming....

    Yesterday morning my neighbor called me over. She had woken up and discovered a small deer in her yard. "Bambi" was sitting on the grass in the shade by some flowers.


    We phoned every agency we knew to find out what to do. We live in the middle of a City of 1 million people. Fish and Wildlife are responsible for capturing wildlife and taking them to safety or to get medical attention if they are hurt. They would not come. They had other things to do. We were not a priority. They said to leave a gate open and Bambi would find her way back to the ravine which is about 15 blocks away. We couldn't believe it. We said we were between two very busy communter streets but he was still a jerk and wouldn't do a thing. After about 4 hours, my neighbor took a pail of water and put it in the yard for Bambi. She got scared and bolted.


    About an hour later, I heard that a deer had been hit on the busy street only 20 blocks away. I felt sick. I was angry. Apparently Bambi was alive but badly injured.

    My neighbor and I are so upset and incensed that the life of this injured deer should have been saved earlier in the day. The lady driving the car that hit hit would not be traumatized as would be the crowd who witnessed it.

    We contacted our local news and they are interested in doing a story on it. They are collecting information from police and Fish and Wildlife. We sent photos of Bambi so they knew we had her and she was alive.


    I hope that Bambi is happily running through fields of flowers at Rainbow Bridge.
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