English Bulldog Saves Kittens

Bloged in Sharing Memories, Current Happenings by AurichWolf Friday August 8, 2008

 

The Heroic White English Bulldog Napoleon

English Bulldogs are notoriously bad swimmers. With a giant head and chest compared to a lighter tail end, they have a tendency to go bottoms up in the water. It’s hard to keep that head up above the waves when it’s the largest part of your body!

Most owners are very aware of this problem, and will take care to see that their dogs have a good life vest on if they’re going to be boating or there’s a chance the bulldog could end up in some deep water without someone right at hand to save them if they look like they’re starting to struggle.

Because of the breeds history of poor swimming ability, this morning’s news came as a bit of a shock to me! Napoleon, an obedient and well behaved two year old white English Bulldog in Michigan abruptly left his master’s side yesterday and raced out across a road and into a nearby lake.

Napoleon’s owner met him in the driveway as the bulldog came back up out of the lake dragging something in his mouth. It looked like a burlap sack, and Napoleon appeared determined to drag it up from the shore and back to his master’s side.

It was then that Napoleon’s owner heard the meowing and realized that there were abandoned kittens inside the bag! Six kittens in total, although two of them didn’t survive and the remaining four were in bad shape. Napoleon’s mom cared for the survivor’s for the next two weeks until they could be taken in to the city pet adoption center and found new homes.

Napoleon got a much deserved hero’s welcome at the adoption center as crowds gathered to praise the brave bulldog and cuddle the rescued kittens.

Golden Retriever Raises Tiger Cubs

Bloged in Sharing Memories, Current Happenings by AurichWolf Friday August 8, 2008

 

dogThree tiger cubs at a Kansas zoo have been adopted by an unlikely foster mom - a golden retriever named Isabella! Isn’t this picture the cutest thing you’ve ever seen??  The three cubs were born on Saturday and abandoned by their ”disinterested” mom and Isabella has stepped in to raise the cubs after her own pups were able to eat food on their own. Safari Zoological Park zoo owner told the AP, “The timing couldn’t have been better.” Apparently it’s really unusual for dogs to do something like this, but Isabella is a superdog! She’s been feeding and cleaning the cubs just as if they were her own.  Click here to watch an amazing video of Isabella feeding the cubs: http://videos.kansascity.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=2036189.

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