UK Guide dog saves baby, pushes pram from path of careering car in Lancashire

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Guide dog saved baby by pushing pram away from car. (Telegraph)

    much more at the link, with pictures of mother and child and Jet the hero Lab
     
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    coastal Well-Known Member

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    Sonya610 Former Member

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    You referring to the baby's face? The hero canine is female.
     
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    txsvicki Active Member

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    Just wow! Jacob seemed to quickly assess the situation and chose to help the baby who was in the most danger and direct path of the car.
     
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    GannyP Searching for Truth

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    Jacob is the baby, Jet is the dog, a female dog.
     
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    lost indie New Member

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    Great story! Thanks for sharing....

    I used to foster future assistance and guide dogs. They are sooooo amazing!

    Several years ago, a woman with an assistance dog (raised and trained by Paws With A Cause....who I raised for) was rescued by her dog when her mobile home caught fire. The dog went back in for the woman's husband. Most days, the husband was in the tv room at that particular time of day. The husband was not there that day. The dog perished in the fire.

    No greater love....
     
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    Great story but what does 'registered blind mean? She's not blind, she's wearing glasses and she spotted the car.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Somewhere in the article I think it said she has tunnel vision.
     
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    "registered blind" is probably the UK equivilent to our term "legally blind". It doesn't mean that the individual has zero vision, but rather that the individual has a determined amount of visual impairment.
     
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    My bad, I meant the dog's face. (Of course, little Jacob is cute, too.)
     
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    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    Labradors are such good dogs. This one is exceptionally smart. To break loose from her owner to save the baby is just awesome. It amazes me that the dog was able to do more than most people. By the way I'm asking everyone for their positive thoughts for my dog Athena who had surgery on her ear. She's doing find so far but has to wear the very uncomfortable cone or what I call a radar tower on her head, and she hates it. Her ear swelled up for unknown reasons. She had to have her ear drained and so far it looks o.k. In about 7 days she gets her stitches out.
     
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    Best Wishes to Athena, and to you!
     
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    21merc7 New Member

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    Amazing story! What a brilliant dog!

    Jet has those sad beagle eyes, like those paintings from the '70's of children and pets.

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    Get well soon Athena! We are pulling for you. :grouphug:
     
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    Labs are great! At one time I had a giant yellow...a medium sized black and a tiny chocolate...

    I hate the radar head :facepalm: How is Athena doing today?
     
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    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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