Dogs ..... the good side.
I keep hearing this "bad big dog syndrone" on here a lot, and about how "aggressive " dogs are ..... I'm wondering where ya'all are seeing these aggressive dogs. I lived in a city nearby of 500,000... and now in a small town outside of it. I've been around dogs all my life, included trained guard dogs, etc. and have had fun wrestling with them, etc.... and only once in my life (60 yrs) have I run into a dog I could call vicious.
Here, is some of the "other side" :
ONE : It’s a long story that I won’t bore you with ….. but we had a Siberian who got loose and when he heard a girl screaming, he rushed over and saved the girl (10 yr old) from a guy that was trying to kidnap. The dog ran and jumped into the middle of the guy’s chest, breaking his hold on the girl and knocking him to the ground. The Siberian then would not let the guy get anywhere near the girl as the guy attempted to get a hold of her again, to force her into his car. At one point the guy almost grabbed the girl and the dog chomped into the calf of his leg and wouldn't let go. The guy hobbled to his car, dog still on his leg, to jump in and get away. The girl did not know who this man was. The girl took the dog's collar and had him walk with her to the nearest school , where police were called. When we arrived, the mother and her brother were in tears and kept thanking God the dog was there and saved her.
TWO : I was leaving work and going to my father’s house one day, when I received a call from my sister asking where I was. I told her, and she said to get over to my father’s house as soon as possible, but not telling me why. I knew it could not be good. When I pulled up at his house, there were a couple of police cars and an ambulance, and my sister came running out toward me. She was yelling at me “get in the house NOW, get in the house NOW … they need your help “ . I go inside and they are congregated near the kitchen door and ask me to come in there and help them with the “dog”. When I go in, my father is laying there…. And there is no doubt that he is dead, and the dog …. A Mastiff called Chelsie….. is laying on his chest. Now, my father was a BIG man … and Chelsie was a big dog… but not as much compared to him… but she was laying across his chest and was letting NO ONE mess with nor get near him.
I called her, and Chelsie instantly jumped up and came to me, and Chelsie and I went outside so they could all do their stuff. Chelsie, was a good dog… She knew there was something wrong and she was trying to protect him.
Three : One night I began to wake up when my present dog was on the bed … barking at me and licking me… while still ½ asleep she lands with both front paws in the middle of my chest…. (she weighs 40 lbs and I felt every lb I think) . Then she went to the edge of the bed nearest the doorway and began to growl. I knew something was definitely wrong….. and told her “show me” as I grabbed my gun, and she took me into the TV room….. where the back door is… and started growling a deep deep growl…. Someone was trying to break in my back door at 2 a.m.
I think dogs have strong feelings and compassion, and obviously a protectiveness toward their owners and companions. Here are few “stories “ and videos… that I thought show a bit of that.....
Dog goes onto highway, to pull other dog that has been hit ….. to safety .
Dog’s pup, protects mother on highway after being hit…..
Unknown dog jumps in to fight bull to save the bullfighter.
Dog saves boy from attacking cougar :
Dog calls 911 if owner has a seizure……
Rescued dog senses girls seizures, before they start, and warn them, and more.