Puppy Heroes Save Child's LifePublished December 15, 2008
New York Daily News reporter, Jane H. Furse, reported a touching story this past week about a three-year-old toddler lost overnight in Halifax County. Jaylynn Thorpe apparently wandered away from his babysitter on Friday afternoon and was missing 21 hours while close to 300 people including frantic friends, family and law enforcement officials searched the 17-degree-temperature Virginia woods. He wasn’t alone, though. Two puppies accompanied the child, refused to leave his side, and slept overnight snuggled up against Jaylynn so the three kept each other warm. The trio had wandered up to a mile in the dark and crossed a highway. He wasn’t found until Saturday afternoon, sitting against a tree with the two beagle-looking pups nestled against him. Rescuers said that when the child was found, the puppies refused to leave his side. The Hero Puppies You can read the entire story here. This isn’t the first instance I’ve heard of dogs--or even puppies--being lifesavers. What about your own dogs? Are they hero material? For many of us in these trying times, simply a warm furry presence that keeps us happy and warms our souls constitutes heroics. What do you think?
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