Wednesday, May 2, 2007

In the news: Jack Russell hero

I saw the following story on CNN today:
Tiny terrier saved kids from pit bulls

A plucky Jack Russell terrier named George saved five children from two marauding pit bulls, but was so severely mauled in the fight that it had to be put down, its owner said Wednesday.

George was playing with the group of children as they returned home from buying sweets at a neighborhood shop in the small North Island town of Manaia last Sunday when the two pit bulls appeared and lunged toward them, Allan Gay said.

"George was brave -- he took them on and he's not even a foot high," Gay told The Associated Press. "He jumped in on them, he tried to keep them off.

"If it wasn't for George, those kids would have copped it."

I was really sad to read the the hero dog had to be put down, but the story filled me with warm fuzzy feelings. For one, I hate pit bulls and so seeing a story where they don't come out on top makes me happy. Two, I love that the dog was saving the children. How amazing that God created animals to provide love, companionship, and protection.

1 comment:

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Wow, your parents were missionaries in Peru?? Where is Peru? Because we have five of our children from Peru, it is a place that is definitely in our hearts! We look forward to visiting Peru again! Such wonderfully nice people but the children on the streets just hearts my heart. I am sure your parents know about this.