December 08, 2008

Man's Best Friend

Puppies save three-year-old boy lost in freezing Virginia woods

BY JANE H. FURSE / DAILY NEWS WRITER - Story here
"When I first saw him, he was like, 'Momma, I got cold. I slept in the woods last night. The puppies kept me warm.' He told me that ... the dogs slept up against him. And I'm sure the body heat kept him warm," said his mother, Sarah Ingram.

Billie Jo Roach, another member of the search party that found the boy, said the puppies refused to leave his side.

As the child was placed in an ambulance to be taken to a local hospital for examination, "The puppies were watching where he went.

What a beautiful story, with a happy ending. As someone who has a furry bed warmer and has noted the fierce loyalty of a dog, I'm not a bit surprised.

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