Dog braves traffic to stick by fatally struck pal

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    Apr 15, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    Photo at this link
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    LA PUENTE, Calif. — Los Angeles county animal control officials are heralding the loyalty of a black Labrador retriever that braved traffic to stay by another dog that was fatally struck by a car.

    A motorist who saw the dogs on a La Puente street Wednesday morning put down traffic cones to alert other drivers and shot video of the dogs. The video released Saturday showed the female Labrador lying next to a motionless, yellow Labrador as vehicles pass dangerously close to them.

    The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control says the 2-year-old dog, who animal shelter staff and volunteers have named Grace, appears to have been well cared for.

    However, nobody has come forward to claim her so she is up for adoption.

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    Apr 15, 2012 8:01 AM GMT
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    Apr 15, 2012 8:12 AM GMT
    Ugh. Save all the dogs!
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    Apr 15, 2012 8:27 AM GMT
    Dogs are really each other's best friends as well as humans' best friends. They are loyal to a T.
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:12 PM GMT
    Old video, but still touching.
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    Apr 15, 2012 2:42 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidOld video, but still touching.

    Interesting. Photo on link is from yesterday according to CBS. Video looks to match but there are slight differences such as the position of the yellow lab relative to the painted stripe. Differences seems to be greater than would result from differences in camera angle.
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    I am adopting a dog this week whose owner passed away. My fear is he is going to grieve himself to death. His care is going to be difficult. I think my greatest help will come from Jar Head. Knowing him, he will sense what has happened.
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:07 PM GMT
    Why are cars just driving by? I'd pull over and be there in a second, regardless of traffic I think.
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    conservativejock saidI am adopting a dog this week whose owner passed away. My fear is he is going to grieve himself to death. His care is going to be difficult. I think my greatest help will come from Jar Head. Knowing him, he will sense what has happened.

    Dogs can definitely grieve. Some people in my area had a female dachshund and a male golden lab. My dog and I would often walk by their property. Their fence came to near the street. The lab would often bark at us. They came home one day to find the dachshund dead in the yard and the lab standing by her. The lab grieved for weeks. When my dog and I passed by, he would only look down pacing back and forth. They told me he was often crying and not eating well. They put him on Prozac for a couple of months. He ended up fine and they got another dog, who he bonded with.
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    dan_x saidWhy are cars just driving by? I'd pull over and be there in a second, regardless of traffic I think.


    That's where I got this big guy. He had been thrown out of a car a ways in front of me on northbound 405 back when they had a grass median.

    This pic was in the mid 90s so he was about 14 or 15 in this pic.

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    He ran to the center median and I pulled off on the right sholder. I had a helluva trying to get him off the freeway without both of us getting killed.

    He was maybe two and gave me another 17 years of wonderful times. I hope I did the same for him. The absolute worst day in my life was the day I had to put him down, but with the cancer pain he was in, it was probably the best day in his.

    His ashes are right here in Bryce National Park. He used to have a great time running on these trails when we'd stop there on our cross country road trips.

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    Apr 15, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidOld video, but still touching.


    it's actually a different dog this time.
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    OMG Dont tell me that its so sad icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:42 PM GMT
    I guess you could blame me for clicking on this post, but I really don't like seeing images of dead animals or animals getting hurt.
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    LAGuy1979 saidI guess you could blame me for clicking on this post, but I really don't like seeing images of dead animals or animals getting hurt.

    I hate seeing it too, you can't imagine. But I think it is important to show and see to make people aware of the need to protect their animals. I've seen people whose kids leave gates open letting dogs out, people driving with the window down and the dog half way out the car, women walking a dog using one of the long retractable leads with the dog in the middle of the street while they are talking on the cell phone, etc. Stupid people and the animals get hurt.
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
    I don't have any pets, but this made me cry... icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    conservativejock saidI am adopting a dog this week whose owner passed away. My fear is he is going to grieve himself to death. His care is going to be difficult. I think my greatest help will come from Jar Head. Knowing him, he will sense what has happened.

    Dogs can definitely grieve. Some people in my area had a female dachshund and a male golden lab. My dog and I would often walk by their property. Their fence came to near the street. The lab would often bark at us. They came home one day to find the dachshund dead in the yard and the lab standing by her. The lab grieved for weeks. When my dog and I passed by, he would only look down pacing back and forth. They told me he was often crying and not eating well. They put him on Prozac for a couple of months. He ended up fine and they got another dog, who he bonded with.


    I went ahead and picked him up today. It is the saddest thing I have ever witnessed. He has been able to drink water, but he will not eat. He is off his arthrisitis medicine, so hopefully I can at least get that down with a little food. Tomorrow, my vet is coming by. We spoke and I told him I'd rather he wait till tomorrow until he settles into the home.

    Jar Head has surprised me. He has been a complete gentleman. They are laying maybe five feet from each other now sleeping.
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    Apr 15, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    dan_x saidWhy are cars just driving by? I'd pull over and be there in a second, regardless of traffic I think.


    Not olny that but what the fuck is the dumb ass doing with the camera filming it....get your fat ass out there and save the damn dog !!!!
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    Apr 16, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    Update on my new dog.


    He is better today. I have however had to hand feed him. The vet came by and brought the dog version of Ensure. I'm not sure I will need it, as I have been able to get him to eat. He pooped late this afternoon and walked a short distance with me around the house, doing the typical male dog thing of marking his new territory.
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    Apr 16, 2012 10:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidOld video, but still touching.


    This isn't old. This particular accident was recent.