Friday, May 9, 2014

Feel-Good Friday

I'm not sure what it is about this story that hit me so hard, but I was crying while I was reading it and watching the videos. And yes, it IS a Feel-Good Friday story. 

The story is about Carson, a 3 year old boy who went missing from his property in North Dakota earlier this week. 

200 people volunteered to help look for him, and the search went into the middle of the night. After those on foot were called off due to heavy rain, an ATV rider spotted the family dog Cooper, also missing, huddled on the side of the hill.  As he shone his spotlight in that direction, the dog stood up a bit. He rode over there to find Carson under Cooper, protected from the heavy storm. 

What a heroic dog! What might have happened if it were not for Cooper?

 Would the boy have been injured in the storm? Would he have wandered into something far more dangerous? It was 40 degrees outside and raining. Surely Cooper provided desperately needed body heat as he huddled over Carson. It also seems Carson certainly would have been less easy to find were it not for the dog looking out for the rescuers, and alerting them to their location. 

Oh, and the best part of the story. . .  Cooper's a rescued mutt! They found him three years ago abandoned near a relative's property. They found him, and he found Carson, and the rescue cycle goes on and on. 

For additional information, links to the pictures, and videos about Carson and Cooper, click on the links below.

Oh, and how would you like to see a video of animals jumping on trampolines?  Click on the picture below. You won't regret it. 

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