GSD Heroes !Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 From: Paul K. Smith and.......Welly "The Rin-Tin-Tin Twin" (MOWBRAY@ac.dal.ca)
DOG RESCUES FAMILY FROM FIRE......DATELINE NORWAYA 4 year old GSD named Argo is credited with rescuing a family of four from a house fire in Oslo (?) Norway. A German Shepherd is credited with rescuing a family from death when a fire broke out in the dog's home. Argo, when the fire broke out, went upstairs and in the process opened 2 doors (which he had never been trained to do) in order to get into his masters bedroom. He then jumped on the bed and began barking which awoke the owner. The owner when awakened evacuated his family. The owner stated that if it had been another five minutes they would have all perished. The GSD was rewarded with a nice big steak.
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 From: Paul K. Smith and.......Welly "The Rin-Tin-Tin Twin" (MOWBRAY@ac.dal.ca)
Another GSD Hero: Dateline: CBC National Radio NewsCBC Radio reported that Ralston-Purina had honoured three dogs for acts of bravery over the past year, one of which was a GSD. A young boy was out riding his bike along with the family GSD. The boy crashed into a ditch and was knocked unconcious. The boy was out of sight and covered by his bike. The GSD then went home and attempted to alert the family. It was only after concerted effort (lots of barking I assume) that the dog got family members to come outside. The family still unware of what happened basically (I assume) stood around trying to figure out what was wrong. The GSD then went down the road and dragged the boy out of the ditch and in a semi-concious state the boy's weakened cries for help finally alerted his parents that something was wrong.
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 From: Ann M Weiler email@example.com
A Good GSD storyI was looking at a National Enquirer the other day--no comments please! And saw a Good GSD story. It seems a 3 year old Female GSD named Girl is 1994's Ken-L Ration Dog Hero of the Year. Her owner--RAy Ellis was cutting firewood witha chainsaw and a branch broke and hit him in th head knocking him out, as he fell his chainsaw also fell and severed his foot at the ankle. Girl saw this and immediatly ran home (250 yrds) and bounced on the door to come in, she kept whining and carrying on until she convinced Dorothy, Ellis's wife to follow her. She then ran into the woods and stood next to RAy whining. When Dorothy rolled him over and saw the damage she told Girl to stay with him while she ran to call 911. Girl stayed next to Ray licking his face until the ambulance came. The foot was reattatched and he is expected to regain use of it with therapy. Ray said " I wouldn't be here if not for Girl. I'm the luckiest man alive to have a friend like her." Nice to see a GSD get the GOOD news story for a change. Ann in MOntana and her sable pack firstname.lastname@example.org