When a 19-year-old college student invaded a home in La Porte City, Iowa, something strange happened with the family dog. When the student took off, barefoot, Annie the Bloodhood willingly tagged along. Police believe that the man, whose confusion and actions seem to be caused by an underlying medical condition, wandered on a trail all night long, with Annie by his side the entire time. Annie is home resting now. Read the whole heartwarming story here on the Gazette’s website.
Have you heard any heartwarming dog-helps-person stories lately?
Don’t you just love stories of dogs helping wayward people? Maybe I need Annie’s help to keep me from straying so often from this blog! I know I’ve been slacking lately. I don’t have much of an excuse, other than home improvement and organization projects taking over. Lame, I know. I will try, try, try to do better, and I’m still going to write a post on photographing adoptable dogs.
Dukie Update–It’s appropriate that I use that nickname for Duke because he is back to walking every day, and he is making the most of his walks by making them double-poop outings. Yay for me! But I don’t really mind because Dukie is so, so happy to be out walking, discovering new smells and enjoying the spring sun. He has had his staples removed and no longer requires physical therapy, just daily walks. He goes back in one week for x-rays to determine how well his bone is healing. He still has to be outside on-leash only, and he’s not supposed to be going up and down stairs, though we have been slacking on carrying out that rule.
Gertie, for her part, is playing extra hard at doggie daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Her caregivers told me that when we got Duke, they noticed that her play slowed down a bit, since she had an in-home playmate and sparring partner. But now that Duke has had to take it easy, Gertie has ratched up her play to frantic pre-Duke levels. At least she has an outlet for her extra energy! (And, of course, she gets daily walks too, except on Tuesdays and Thursdays, since she’s wears herself out just fine, thank you very much.) She will also have a great time romping at my parents farm this Easter Sunday.
Do you and your dogs have fun weekend plans?