Dog helps save lost toddler
We don’t do a lot of human-interest stories here at WFP, but we like to throw them in here and there. I thought this one was worth mention.
Those who know me know that I usually say that I like dogs and admire dogs, but that I wouldn’t want one myself. I admire them for their loyalty, and for the fact that they will pull an unconscious human out of a burning building. They risk their own safety to help a beloved owner, and that is a rare trait worthy of admiration in any creature.
On the other hand, I don’t really want one. They require a lot of work and attention. With my crazy schedule (and the fact that I have humans to whom I owe what little free time I have) I don’t have the time to manage a dogs many needs. Besides, they are kind of oily, and so they need to be bathed, and so does the furniture upon which they sit. I still admire them, and I love playing with our neighbor’s great dane puppies (who are now approximately the size of minivans), but I just don’t have the time for my own. My wife’s cat is a lot easier to deal with.
That being said, my wife’s cat would never do this:
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