Saturday, August 29, 2009

News Reel - Dog tries in vain to save its owner

Thought I'd share this one. It was emailed to me.

The Golden Retriever was found trying to tug its owner out of the water. When passersby found the retriever and tried to lead him to shore, he didn't want to leave his owner.

He is currently being cared for by the Oakville Humane Society as requested by the family ...

You know, stories like this always bring out the practical side of me. (Some would call it the "jaded" side but that's a matter of opinion.) It makes me wonder things like ...

- Will the family return to the Oakville Humane Society and reclaim this Golden Retriever who, despite best efforts, was unable to save his owner?
- Will the dog be a constant reminder of the life lost and become a negative presence?
- Will the family give a monetary donation to the OHS for caring for this dog?

I actually have a few things I'd like to share over the next few days that have been emailed to me so please bear with me as I try to catch up with my emails!


GoLightly said...

Oh, dear, that poor lady:(

Poor dog. Good grief.


Noner said...

Touching story. I hope the family claims the dog. He deserves love for trying to help his person, up till and past the end.

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

That's very sad :-(

Poor woman and poor dog.

I do hope that another family member loves the dog and will take him home and if not that he is found a wonderful home elsewhere.

Minnie-Moo's mum

KAT said...

This made me cry....
I feel so bad, but that dog is just wonderful, and I hope it is well loved and taken care of. It so deserves it!!

Your Daily Cute said...

I certainly hope they come for the dog, or at least make sure he's well taken care of. What a good doggie!