posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 01:16 PM
I found an interesting article that may shed some more light on man's best friend, and why they are still man's best friend. It's an enlightening
article of how a couple of dogs saved their owners lives by eating some of their toes.
Originally written by Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer
Date: 15 March 2011 Time: 11:36 AM ET (Live Science)TM
Here is a small portion of the article:
Last August, a Jack Russell terrier in Michigan made headlines by chewing off one of his owner's toes as the man lay passed out in a drunken stupor.
At the hospital the next morning, doctors discovered that the man had diabetes, his toe was completely rotten, and little Kiko’s actions may have
saved his owner's life.
A strange story, indeed. But not so strange that it didn’t happen again. Two weeks ago, on March 2, a diabetic Oregon man's dog also chewed off his
numb and gangrenous toes – this time, three of them – while he slept. According to Lee Bartholomew, the local animal control deputy, the dog was
"acting on its instinct to help remove diseased flesh."
But do dogs really have an instinct that tells them to amputate the nasty and harmful flesh of their masters? Or, on the contrary, are they just
opportunists waiting for the day your body parts go numb so they can gobble them up as a midnight snack? More than 77 million dogs are kept as pets in
the United States; it's a question worth asking.
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