The dog clung to the front of the car for almost 60 miles
A dog is recovering after managing to cling to the grille of a car for almost 60 miles.
travelled all the way from Coleraine to Belfast, wedged in the front of a Peugeot 306.
The driver thought he had struck something on the dual carriageway
outside Coleraine after hearing a thud, but when
he saw nothing on the road, he continued unaware of his 'passenger'. It was only when he got out at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast that he heard a barking sound coming from the front bonnet.
After such an ordeal, the dog was understandably grumpy, and this attitude has earned him the nickname Father Jack, in honour of the cantankerous priest in the sitcom Father Ted.
by Peter Allen on Radio 5 Live 'Drive' programme.
Dog Found in Calgary, Canada
This Labrador-cross, originally from Arkansas, was found roaming in
Calgary. (CBC)A missing dog belonging to a family from Arkansas has turned
up in Calgary, and will soon be on its way home.
The Labrador-cross - known as River or Buddy - was found wandering in a
Calgary park last week. Bylaw officers discovered the dog had a microchip,
and found out he was supposedly abducted as a puppy four years ago from a
family in Arkansas.
Officials don't know how the dog ended up roughly 3,000 kilometres from
his home, but now that his real identity has been discovered he will be
flown back to his original owners in the U.S. Tuesday.
"We always say the licence is your ticket home and it should be backed up
by a microchip," said Bill Bruce of Animal and Bylaw Services.
"And in this case he didn't have a licence, but he did have a microchip.
And as we say, the ticket home is what it's all about - it's how we get lost
Bruce said Calgary Animal Services returns around 95 percent of lost dogs
with microchips to their owners.
[Lost dog story kindly sent in by Cheryl Lohr.]
This is a True
Story About My Alsatian Dog, Rex
I used to live in Southampton, England in the 1940s, and the local tram
terminus was about 100 yards away from our front door.
One day, my mother got on the tram to go shopping. As she settled in her
seat, she noticed that there were two dogs sitting alongside the driver -
our dog Rex and his playmate - a little black mongrel called Mickey.
Mum asked the conductor "What are those dogs doing up there with the tram
driver?" "Are they your dogs, madam?" the conductor asked.
"Well," said mum, "one of them is."
"Then madam," replied the conductor, "you owe Southampton
Corporation Transport a few quid!" "Why?" asked my mother. The
conductor replied: "Those two dogs get on a tram at this time every day and
go to the recreation ground alongside the river. They have a good old
run around and then catch another tram home!"
Mother could hardly believe it, but the tram began to move, and after
three stops the two dogs alighted, crossed a fairly busy main road and
disappeared into the local recreation ground and, presumably caught a later
tram back home.
[Amusing dog story kindly sent in by Trevor Warland.]
True story - This Time it's
The Sun newspaper reports the story of a cat named Aslan who fell asleep under a car bonnet in the East Anglian town of Ipswich in the UK. The car's
owner and driver, a Mr Rob Hillier, then drove the car
some 260 miles to visit his relatives in Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. The next day Aslan's
cries [surely 'miaows'
says Will] were heard and he was found unhurt and returned home. I imagine he travelled
more comfortably this time.
Buddy the Alsatian
Saves His Owner Joe
Chris Trott was on duty answering the emergency phone line, when a call
came through from a dog. Nobody would have blamed her for hanging up,
but something about the urgency of the barking and the whimpering made Chris
stay on the line. On checking the incoming phone number Chris realised that
the line belonged to Joe Stalnaker, who is known to be susceptible to
The background to this phone rescue was that Joe had pre-programmed the
buttons on his phone to dial 911, so all his dog Buddy had to do was to pick
up the phone in his mouth. One of his teeth was almost certain to hold
down one of the keys for 3 seconds and thus trigger the dialling. (See
mock-up of miracle dog with phone to the right).
The very same thing had happened twice before, unfortunately, Joe is prone to
seizures as a result of suffering a brain injury while serving in the army.
Buddy arrived aged 8 weeks courtesy of 'Paws With A Cause', which trains
miracle dogs like Buddy to help people like Joe.
Surprisingly, Will and Guy learn that there have been other similar cases
of miracle dog rescues, for example, Leana Beasley's Rottweiler called Faith
summoned help by pressing a speed-dial button with her nose. Then when
the operator answered, Faith barked down the phone so that the emergency services
operator realized Leana needed medical assistance.
K9friendsunited.com - Started from the Cab of a Lorry!
Some of the greatest web sites ever to come online have started from some
of the most humble beginnings like the kitchen table, bedrooms and the
garden shed. But now there is one in particular that stands out even more
the Cab of a Lorry.
What makes it even more humble is the long distance lorry driver who
created it. He has no formal training in computers or web design and wait
for it he doesn't even own a dog. He planned, written and sketched it out on
bits of paper and then put it all together on a second hand laptop that he
bought at a truck stop for £95 and it doesn't stop there, he had to get
somebody to show him not only how to open the laptop but also switch it on.
The idea came to Diarmuid Scullin after driving through Stow-on-the-Wold, in Gloucestershire, England. He stopped his lorry in the middle of the
road, got out and helped an elderly lady who was walking her dog get across
the road safely and at the same time helped an elderly gentleman cross the
road with his dog in the opposite direction; they both thanked him and went
their different ways. To the angry sound of blaring horns Diarmuid calmly
got back in his lorry and continued on his way.
During the next few weeks on his long haul journeys Diarmuid began
noticing that people out walking dogs were always walking on their own. It
was a rare occasion when he would see two people walking together or even
stopping to talk to each other. To pass the time as he drove along he used
to see how many he could count out walking in a day.
The only thing Diarmuid knew about dog owners that he had met was that
they were always very warm, sincere and friendly people and liked nothing
better than to talk about and show you their dogs. As the weeks went by he
seemed to be seeing more people out walking their dogs and the more he saw
the more he thought about his idea to create a social networking site for
Not one for giving up he thought why not give it a try, the next town he
came to he stopped at a shopping centre enquired about computers magazines
bought them and later that night when parked up started reading into the
making of a web site.
Diarmuid was soon to get a new handle on the CBs from his fellow truckers
as the Dogfather, as he recall's a fellow trucker on the CB saying ... big 10-4
good buddies out there, just passed the Dogfather sitting in his kennel
chewing on some books must get a lead tomorrow and take him out for a walk,
one of the replies was ask him if he could get me a curly tail for a corgi,
another was looking a starting handle for a lazy greyhound. I got a lot of
stick but it was all good fun.
A few months of digesting everything he could find out about web sites he
decided to take an easier option when he heard about web developers whose
job it was to build web sites. Thinking this would be the road to go down
and a much faster way to get it sorted he gathered up all his material and
went to meet a few (actually 5 of them).
The response he got when he told them of his plans was far from friendly.
They told him straight to his face that anyone thinking of making a social
networking site for dogs has got to be crazy. It simply wouldn't work, the
whole idea was stupid and he was stupid. On one occasion he was laughed out
of an office and told to stick to lorry driving.
Now in a dilemma of either doing it on his own, or packing it in, was
going to be a tough decision to make.
Cutting to the chase and after two very long hard difficult years of
endless reading, studying, researching and making some of the most woeful
mistakes K9friendsunited.com finally made it onto the World Wide Web. His
response well absolute shock but at the same time it was brilliant to see
dog lovers using it.
Diarmuid's dream of giving dog lovers their very own dedicated web site
(which by the way is totally free) is at last becoming a reality. Knowing he
still has a mountain to climb he believes what facebook and twitter has done
for other people K9 friends united will do the same for dog lovers.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story, it is very much
More Funny Dog Stories
True Dog Story from the
'Rose and Crown'
A dog owner is having to chain up his pet to stop him hopping on to the bus and going to the pub. Gary Kay's terrier Ratty regularly got on the bus on his own to go to the Black Bull pub, in Hull Road, York,
England. Ratty made the trip to the pub, where he was fed sausages by a barmaid, twice a week, reports the York Post. His outings came to an end when the pub went upmarket and banned animals from the premises. But now
Gary, from Dunnington, York, says Ratty has found a new local - the Rose And Crown Pub, in Lawrence Street. He believes Ratty has been getting off the bus at the Black Bull on his own, crossing the road and
turning up at the Rose and Crown.
'I've had to start chaining him up because, although he can get to the pub on his own he can't get home,' said Gary. [Not an uncommon occurrence say Will and Guy] 'I've no
idea how he is doing any of this or how he crosses the road. This dog just has a mind of his own.'
If a Dog Were Your Teacher
You Would Learn
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
When it's in your best interest: practice obedience
Stretch before rising
On warm days, stop
to lie on your back on the grass
On hot days, drink lots of water and lay under a shady tree
Never pretend to be something you are not
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
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A Funny Dog Story from the Atlanta Daily
SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good looking girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your
pickup truck, hunting, camping and fishing trips, cosy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. Rub me the right way and watch me respond. I'll be at the front
door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me. Kiss me and I'm yours. Call (404) 875-6420 and ask for Daisy.
Over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society
about an 8-week old black Labrador retriever dog.
Men are so easy....
ever a better picture of pure relaxation.
Naked Woman Drops Through Ceiling
A Russian couple had a narrow escape when their naked neighbour dropped in
- through the ceiling.
Rozalia Valiakhmetova had been relaxing in the bath when
the floor gave way, dropping her and the bath tub into the flat below.
She said: 'I had just dozed off and then I heard this huge crash and realised what had happened. The bathroom floor just collapsed
under the bath and I came crashing through the ceiling of the people below me.
'They seemed as shocked as I was when they saw me lying there naked in the bath in the middle of their living room.'
was treated at a local hospital for injuries to her leg but otherwise was unhurt.
Local council engineers said the floors in the old apartment block in Solnechnaya in the Surgut district of Russia where
Valiakhmetova lived were supported by wood which had rotted over the years.
True Dog Story
A dog owner is having to chain up his pet to stop him hopping on to the bus and going to the pub. Gary Kay's terrier Ratty regularly got on the bus on his own to go to the Black Bull pub, in Hull Road, York. Ratty made the trip to the pub, where he was fed sausages by a barmaid, twice a week, reports the York Post. His outings came to an end when the pub went upmarket and banned animals from the
premises. But now Gary, from Dunnington, York, says Ratty has found a new local
- the Rose And Crown Pub, in Lawrence Street. He believes Ratty has been getting off the bus at the Black Bull on his own,
crossing the road and turning up at the Rose and Crown.
'I've had to start chaining him up because, although he can get to the pub on his own he can't get home,' said Gary. [Not an uncommon occurrence
say Will and Guy] 'I've no idea how he is doing any of this or how he crosses the road. This dog just has a mind of his own.'
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An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell from his
collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He
calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed
me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and
fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and
resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This
continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious I pinned a note to his collar, 'I would like to find out who the
owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost
every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'
The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his
collar, 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 and he's
trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'
[Funny dog story kindly sent in by George Hammond]
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Brandy and Coke
Brandy the Chihuahua, the world's smallest dog, has finished growing, and is
just a little taller than a coca cola can has been named the world's smallest
doggy by the Guinness Book of Records. Four-year-old Brandy weighs only
2lbs and cannot bark as her lungs are too small. Owner Paulette Keller, of
Largo, Florida, told reporters, 'When I saw her I just fell in love with her.
With a dog like this you have to be careful. She can't even jump on or off
anything because her legs are so tiny.'
Brandy is proving massively popular on TV in the USA, so watch out for her.
As dog's lives go, this has to be one of the best.
Sherman - Just a Lovely Dog
Sherman belongs to Tina, he's just the sort of dog we would all like to own.
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