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(Connecticut Post)   It was a perfect match. A young boy being treated for cancer was looking for a dog -- and a dog, who had been mistreated and neglected -- was looking for a family to love him   (ctpost.com) divider line 39
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2013-04-14 04:10:23 PM
As a denizen of the Pol tab for the most part I would just like to say that these kind of heart warming stories do much to restore my ebbing faith in humanity.
 
2013-04-14 04:20:37 PM
Stupid dust.
 
2013-04-14 04:39:04 PM
Dogs are great. People are rotten.
 
2013-04-14 05:29:31 PM

doglover: Dogs are great. People are rotten.


If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.

/Mr. Twain
 
2013-04-14 06:38:57 PM
Such pure love. And yet eharmony says it's wrong.
 
2013-04-14 06:41:05 PM
im a little wary of dogs who were abused.  i worry that some random, seemingly benign stimulus will trigger a bad reaction, and they rip your face off.  i mean theyve been conditioned to protect themselves from mistreatment.

poor dorgs.
 
2013-04-14 06:41:35 PM
Abused dog mauls helpless boy in 3..2..
 
2013-04-14 06:49:23 PM
Dogs are awesome.

Cat poop makes you insane. Cat shiat crazy
 
2013-04-14 06:49:57 PM
  I'm confused, is the dog blind or deaf?
 
2013-04-14 06:53:10 PM
Dawwwww

G'boy!
 
2013-04-14 06:53:21 PM
Dogs are absolutely the best people.
 
2013-04-14 06:57:35 PM
Surely the abused dogs self-esteem was not aided by the moniker of Zero.
 
2013-04-14 07:01:05 PM
The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.
 
2013-04-14 07:07:41 PM

Thingster: The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.


Understood- my doggie is the only being in my house that is unconditionally happy to see me every day. I really appreciate that about her.
 
2013-04-14 07:10:36 PM
Beautiful. Thanks, Subbs.
 
2013-04-14 07:11:29 PM
Sometimes these 'heartwarming' stories are a bit too sappy for me but
this one is truly interesting...

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant
standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a
large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently
as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after
which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face
the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for
several tense moments.

Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.
Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.
Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his
teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son
Cameron were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the
ground, then put it down.
The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the
while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter couldn't help wondering if
this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed
over the railing and made his way into the enclosure.

He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter
legs and slammed his stupid body against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.
.
 
2013-04-14 07:16:51 PM

Silicon Sam:   I'm confused, is the dog blind or deaf?


Maybe both? Poorly written article

/great dog, lousy at fetch tho'
 
2013-04-14 07:18:32 PM
Good lord, and I'm all out of insulin for the week. If this was any more heartwarming, I'd get heat stroke.

If there is anything better than a rescue dog, I've yet to hear about it.
 
2013-04-14 07:30:31 PM
will send money for treatment or dogfood anyone got a link?
 
2013-04-14 07:32:22 PM
Uuuugh, right in the feels!
 
2013-04-14 07:34:09 PM

ISO15693: Sometimes these 'heartwarming' stories are a bit too sappy for me but
this one is truly interesting...

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant
standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully.

.

..
That made me laugh out loud.
 
2013-04-14 07:45:17 PM
The boy wanted to get laid
The dog wanted to get fed
 
2013-04-14 07:57:33 PM
One of my relatives has a rescue dog.  You can tell instantly that she's emotionally scarred.  She walks around with her head low, like she's trying not to be beaten.  Hopefully she comes around and realizes that the bad people are gone.

/I'd love to meet the original owner
 
2013-04-14 08:16:49 PM
I like dogs better than most people.
 
2013-04-14 09:45:27 PM
Damn you, Fark! Do you realize how hard it is to be a heartless bastard when you greenlight stories like this?
 
2013-04-14 11:09:46 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: One of my relatives has a rescue dog.  You can tell instantly that she's emotionally scarred.  She walks around with her head low, like she's trying not to be beaten.  Hopefully she comes around and realizes that the bad people are gone.

/I'd love to meet the original owner


I have worked with rescue dogs and parrots to rehabilitate them to the point of being adoptable.  More than once I've been glad not to have been able to meet the original owner because it would end with me incarcerated.  By the way, welcome to my favorites list...
 
2013-04-14 11:46:19 PM
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sun light.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked..
"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"
"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump."
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is Heaven," he answered.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."
"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."
 
2013-04-14 11:55:40 PM
...and of course the Twilight Zone ep of the story above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1BSnxH4b4
 
2013-04-14 11:58:57 PM

Silicon Sam: I'm confused, is the dog blind or deaf?


This.  This article makes no freaking sense.
 
2013-04-15 12:41:08 AM
I would normally say fark the kid with cancer, and fark his dog. But this made me teary.
 
2013-04-15 01:04:37 AM

Hankie Fest: Silicon Sam: I'm confused, is the dog blind or deaf?

This.  This article makes no freaking sense.


i dunno,  but he sure plays a mean pinball

www.dogster.com
 
2013-04-15 01:21:08 AM

al's hat: BraveNewCheneyWorld: One of my relatives has a rescue dog.  You can tell instantly that she's emotionally scarred.  She walks around with her head low, like she's trying not to be beaten.  Hopefully she comes around and realizes that the bad people are gone.

/I'd love to meet the original owner

I have worked with rescue dogs and parrots to rehabilitate them to the point of being adoptable.  More than once I've been glad not to have been able to meet the original owner because it would end with me incarcerated.  By the way, welcome to my favorites list...


My hat's off to you. Every pet (including the horse) that my wife and I have has been from a rescue shelter. Keep up the good work! (I sincerely hope you never have to meet an original owner... Some act completely normal even though you know what they're capable of doing. It's deeply unsettling.)
 
2013-04-15 02:40:00 AM
Hmmmm.... something is different.

/Dogs rock.
 
2013-04-15 02:48:33 AM

NapalmTrancebath: ...and of course the Twilight Zone ep of the story above:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L1BSnxH4b4


Written by Earl Hamner Junior before his Waltons gig.

One of my faves,
 
2013-04-15 06:18:33 AM

Lady Indica: I like dogs better than most people.


Yup.
 
2013-04-15 06:58:26 AM
I own a small computer shop here in Ontario and my two goldens come to work with me every day. about twice a year I'll get a customer who is petrified of them, usually due to cultural reasons. to them I give a well, the dogs were here first attitude; get your computer serviced elsewhere.
 
2013-04-15 07:11:04 AM

NapalmTrancebath: A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sun light.
When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"
"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked..
"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up."
The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler asked.
"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.
As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"
"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump."
They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is Heaven," he answered.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was Heaven, too."
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."
"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."


Damn dusty in here today.....
 
2013-04-15 07:28:14 AM

robmilmel: doglover: Dogs are great. People are rotten.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.

/Mr. Twain


Thanks for that.  I've never seen this quote before; truer words have never been uttered.
 
2013-04-15 11:34:31 AM
This story represents the best of humans and dogs.
 
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