November 30th 2012 6:31 am
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Dog Jumps in Front of Truck to Save Boy
By Caroline Golon at www.halopetfoundation.org
He may still only be a puppy, but 7-month-old Geo showed his hero instincts when he pushed a 10-year-old boy out of the way of an oncoming truck….and took the impact himself.
Carly Riley, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex in the UK, was out for a walk with Geo, a German Shepherd-Collie mix, and her three sons, Charlie, Josh and Ben. As they waited at the curb to cross the street, a speeding, out of control driver drove up on the curb, headed straight for Charlie.
According to the family, Geo jumped in front of the boy, pushed him out of the way and was hit by the truck once, and then again, before it drove off.
Geo sustained a broken leg, broken spine and internal injuries, but the veterinarians caring for him tell iTV News that Geo will make a full recovery. The family set up a Facebook page to share news about his progress.
Carly says the family is incredibly grateful to their hero dog. “Geo and the boys have a fantastic relationship,” she says. “They always play with each other, whether it be football or Geo’s favorite, jumping on our trampoline with them. He is family.”
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aww...that is just so wonderful, so glad that he is going to make a full recovery too
I read about this in the English news !
Thanks for posting it ... we all need some GOOD news !
Growlmy told me she had seen that the other day, too...what a great pup, willing to sacrifice himself fur his bossboy.
Thanks for letting all of your pals read about it, too.
I bet you were cheering him on when he was hurting so much afterwards, but of course you knew he had more work to do here on earth so he needed that kind of encouragement...
What a pawsome dog!
Wow, what a pawsome dog!