Buddy Saved From Sticky Situation

 |  Aug 10th 2009  |   5 Contributions


I love a good old fashioned, heartwarming story. Today we have a tale of two dogs, one of which gets injured requiring the support of the other.

The Northern Star has the full story but I'll give you a quick excerpt of what transpired.

THE miraculous tale of two working dogs from Nymboida reads like a Disney movie.

It's a story of injury, starvation and mateship between a nine-year-old dog named Buddy and a chocolate kelpie pup called Micky.

The adventure started on Tuesday of last week when the dogs were out on the farm with their owner Ken Tucker, who was fixing fences.

All of a sudden I looked up and they weren't there, Ken said.

I could hear them barking in the distance so I dare say there was a wild dog fairly close by.

All Ken usually has to do is whistle and the dogs are back within minutes, but this time they did not return.

By Saturday, after no sign of them, Ken said he had no choice but to give up the search.

It's believed while chasing the wild dogs, Buddy had become impaled on a stick.

It went straight into his side, preventing him from moving.

Micky the puppy stayed by Buddy's side for five days, keeping him warm through the frosty nights, and according to South Grafton vet Dr Chris Gough, probably bringing him food.

If it wasn't for Micky, Buddy would have almost certainly died, Dr Gough said.

I urge you to read the whole thing. I love a reading about canine heroes in our midst.

Come on heroes, time to bark up your story.

* Pic is of Dogster member Mocha Bella...a beauty indeed!

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