About What affect do animals have on our lives and what affect do we have on them?
|February 23rd, 2009||#1|
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What affect do animals have on our lives and what affect do we have on them? info
Before WW2 a young chap who lived in Tottenham in North London, had a dog that he had raised from a puppy. When the chap came home from work his dog was there waiting at the bus stop at the same time every evening for him to get off the bus to walk home with him.
When WW2 broke out in September 1939, the chap joined the army but was tragically killed during the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Every evening the dog waited at the bus stop waiting for his master until he finally died of old age many years after the war ended.
Adversus solem ne loquitor
Last edited by BritinAfrica; February 25th, 2009 at 07:05..
|February 23rd, 2009||#2|
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Awwww! I have heard similar stories about faithful animals.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated." ~George Washington
|February 23rd, 2009||#3|
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My story is not quiet so tragic, but My cat is like that.
I raised him at 4 weeks old, and he is unseperable. He cannot stand being away from me, he crys when I leave for work, joins me in the bathroom, and even used to jump in the shower with me with the water running...he learned to wait outside the curtain until I finish.
"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat situation excellent. I shall attack." -Foch
I am from NYC. I fly a French flag because I work in Paris.
|February 25th, 2009||#4|
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A couple of years ago, we thought it would be a good idea to get an Alsatian/German Shepherd as a companion for my daughter.
The wife, my daughter and I visited a local breeder to view the puppies. As we walked out to the pen where the puppies were kept, one puppy bigger then the rest of the litter pushed his way forward, sat at my feet and looked up at me. I picked him up, looked at him in the eyes, he looked back at me and then began chewing my mustache. In effect, he picked us, we didn't pick him.
We took him to the vet for his inoculations and took him home. I told my daughter to take him for walks around the property to bond with him, for some reason he wouldn't leave my side. If I went outside to inspect the fences around the property he was right behind me, when I went to bed at night he cried and scratched at the bedroom door until I let him in. He has slept beside my bed ever since. After a few weeks my son told me, “Merlin is your dog dad without a doubt.”
Quite literally I cannot move without him.
|February 27th, 2009||#5|
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Rumour has it that the dogs howling in Baghdad were a good predictor of the imminence of the next air strike. Whether this was simply picking up a particular frequency of sound, biased reporting or something more paranormal I'm not sure. Animals were said to be rapidly departing the lowland areas sometime prior to the onset of the Boxing day Tsunami, the same possibilities apply.
I'm all in favour of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. Frank Lloyd Wright
|February 27th, 2009||#6|
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Better hearing. They could hear the aircraft at a greater distance.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|February 28th, 2009||#7|
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Actually these rumours are almost as old as aircraft themselves
Last edited by perseus; February 28th, 2009 at 18:45..