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Old 01-03-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati near
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I was up pretty late on New Year's Eve, so I was not thrilled when my 1 year old pup woke me up at 7:30 on New Year's. She will occasionally jump into bed and start licking my face if she needs to be let out, but this was different. She was really agitated, barking and leaping on and off the bed, licking my and my wife's faces, and essentially making sleep impossible. In a daze, I stumbled to the back door and let her out. Once outside, she flipped out even more, emitting her high pitched bark and attacking our split rail and wire fence like her life depended on getting out of our yard. Then she started trying to dig a hole under the fence. I called and called for her to come back in, but she was simply too agitated to listen. I was not very pleased when I struggled into some sweatpants and boots to go out and retrieve her before she put a serious hole in the yard.

When I got outside and started walking into the backyard I could tell something was wrong. Looking out across my neighbor's yard, I saw a wheel poking out from behind his back steps. I climbed over the fence and ran over to check it out, and I saw that my elderly neighbor had tipped over his cart and his leg was pinned under it. When he saw me coming he was very relieved, and I was able to push it upright and help him back into his garage. It was definitely not the coldest day of the year, but it was definitely below 40 F outside, so there was some serious potential for danger had we not shown up. He was very appreciative, and when I told him it was my dog that alerted me he said he wanted to buy her a steak.

When I got back inside (the whole ordeal lasted about 10 minutes and my wife was still sleeping) Ninja (my dog) knew that she had done something good. She strutted around and laid on her back, just daring me not to rub her belly.

I learned that:
-she is smarter than I generally give her credit for
-she is able to distinguish between play and a real emergency. If she was merely obedient, she would have come running the first time I called and something tragic might have happened
-her senses are much sharper than mine, so I really should pay more attention to her body language
-I wouldn't trade my dog for anything
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: On this planet most of the time
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Ohmigosh what a wonderful dog you have. You should be very proud of her and a steak is not out of the question. She is a beauty to.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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Wow give her a big hug from me. What a clever girl.

They never cease to amaze us do they. Your dog has proved they really are man's best friend.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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Your dog is lovely; steak it is!
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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she REALLY is a hero.... and you have learned some great lessons about and from her.....
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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I was up pretty late on New Year's Eve, so I was not thrilled when my 1 year old pup woke me up at 7:30 on New Year's. She will occasionally jump into bed and start licking my face if she needs to be let out, but this was different. She was really agitated, barking and leaping on and off the bed, licking my and my wife's faces, and essentially making sleep impossible. In a daze, I stumbled to the back door and let her out. Once outside, she flipped out even more, emitting her high pitched bark and attacking our split rail and wire fence like her life depended on getting out of our yard. Then she started trying to dig a hole under the fence. I called and called for her to come back in, but she was simply too agitated to listen. I was not very pleased when I struggled into some sweatpants and boots to go out and retrieve her before she put a serious hole in the yard.

When I got outside and started walking into the backyard I could tell something was wrong. Looking out across my neighbor's yard, I saw a wheel poking out from behind his back steps. I climbed over the fence and ran over to check it out, and I saw that my elderly neighbor had tipped over his cart and his leg was pinned under it. When he saw me coming he was very relieved, and I was able to push it upright and help him back into his garage. It was definitely not the coldest day of the year, but it was definitely below 40 F outside, so there was some serious potential for danger had we not shown up. He was very appreciative, and when I told him it was my dog that alerted me he said he wanted to buy her a steak.

When I got back inside (the whole ordeal lasted about 10 minutes and my wife was still sleeping) Ninja (my dog) knew that she had done something good. She strutted around and laid on her back, just daring me not to rub her belly.

I learned that:
-she is smarter than I generally give her credit for
-she is able to distinguish between play and a real emergency. If she was merely obedient, she would have come running the first time I called and something tragic might have happened
-her senses are much sharper than mine, so I really should pay more attention to her body language
-I wouldn't trade my dog for anything
What a wonderful girl. You have every right to be very, very proud of her. Congrats and thanks for sharing this!
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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Default Also.....

I don't know what area of the country you live in but local media in a lot of cities would be interested in doing a story on your hero. Why not call them and find out.....
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Ninja is AWESOME!!!!!

*I* want to buy her a steak, too!

Good girl, Ninja. Good girl.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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What a good girl!
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Chem Guy your pupster is great, absolutely a hero and a cutie too.
Ninja should get 2 steaks!
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