But first, we'd all like to thank a certain human hero and his
Jan heard Sam and Merci barking (I was inside keeping an eye on Jan in case she tripped or something and needed me to dial 9-1-1.) and she suddenly remembered Rusty was also in the pen. He loves it out there and thinks he's one of us when the door is opened. When Jan went outside to collect him, she was surprised to see the cavalry. Well, the Riding Mower and Weed Eater Unit, anyway.
We're all so grateful since Jan has been using a weed whacker or sling blade or whatever you want to call it on the lawn. Fortunately, she rates our needs a top priority in the finance department.
We try very hard to help her swing less and breathe more by turning the dog pen into dirt/mud and trying to avoid watering our own lawn on our walks. Except for fire ant mounds. I really enjoy watering a fire ant mound. You should hear the swearing below ground when I do.
And now for our video. This is a news story from 2008 but heroism is always timely, so we're posting this video of Leo the Jack Russell Terrier that stood guard over 4 newborn kittens during a house fire in Melbourne, Australia. Leo and the kittens were saved when firefighters entered the burning house thinking there was a human unaccounted for and still inside. Instead, they found Leo standing guard over a box of four kittens. Leo stopped breathing and was resuscitated with oxygen and heart massage. The kittens were also treated and then they were all reunited so Leo could give them a bath.
We really had to search to find what happened to the mother cat but we did manage to find a comment on one site. ... the family was relieved to be reunited with their family pets, including the mother of the kittens, which had initially been lost in the incident.
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