A farm dog in Ghana has attained hero status after spending a night protecting an abandoned newborn human. Authorities say the dog, along with
its two-week-old charge, was found under a bridge in Winkongo (which is near Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital of Ghana), near the farm
where he lives – with the tiny baby snuggled against him.
What can be said? I love dogs. I love all animals. They know what needs to be done in nature. It wasn't personal. It wasn't for the benefit of the
dog. The dog was just doing what it knew it had to do to preserve this precious baby. Of course, this isn't a unique case but I fancy it over the doom
and gloom of late.
The beauty of dogs, and all animals, is that they don't care about how their actions will reflect them to society. You've seen plenty of videos, or
read plenty of stories, where someone lays helpless on the side of the road or is dying and in need of desperate help but people just walk or drive
by. Why? Usually because they are scared. Scared they will get in trouble, or scared of the injured person being crazy and unhealthy. Then again,
sometimes they truly just don't care.
But not animals, not dogs. They don't care what negative-aftermath their actions could hold, they don't even think about them. They just do what is
This is just awesome, this tells me animals feel more than we think they do. Of course some dogs can be vicious but that can only be blamed on the
owners! Much like the criminals we see in the world, it's almost a result of something bad that happened to them in earlier years whether from their
parents or not. I just hate how we claim the top without ever considering life around us. I just make sure I help the animals, even if it's an
insect. I'm completely against taking their life, it's just not fair for them...
Originally posted by CaptainLJB
It's probably just me (as usual) but...
Had another few hours passed, perhaps a day, I suspect the title would have read "Dog Consumes Abandoned Newborn."
You just can't pass up a hot meal like that. Fresh meat!
Humans should quit anthropomorphasizing.
And to put it another way using another critter. "Isn't it CUTE watching the cat PLAY with that mouse!"
Mousey doesn't FEEL that way. And Pussy is NOT playing!
Did you read the article? The dog didn't come home because it was sheltering this infant. It had a home. A warm home with food... If what you are
implying is that the dog would have ate the baby after some time due to its own needs, you are illogical. If all the dog cared about was itself and
its own survival, it would have left the "heavy baggage" (the baby) and gone on home where it could be safe, warm, and fed.
If you are implying that the dog WAS nurturing the baby but then, due to time, would have gotten so hungry that it decided to eat the baby, you are
illogical. If the dog didn't care about the baby enough to eat it, it would have never sheltered it in the first place. If it cared about the baby
enough to sacrifice its well-being previously, it would surely do it again (I.E not eating). Dogs do not have a concept of time. It wouldn't have
looked at its wrist watch and said "Oh, well, three days have passed. Better eat this baby." It would have stayed there until it or the baby died.
Dogs are not wasteful creatures. They do not invest themselves into something that they plan to eat later on.
I will admit that the love of Dog has never flowed particularly strongly for me. Other animals, yes, but dogs, not particularly.
Still, I think it's important to avoid making negative generalisations about canines, to the same degree that it is about humans; and absolutely to
recognise it when dogs engage in valuable acts such as this one.
This dog is to be commended.
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As heart warming as this article is, after thoroughly reading it I also found these things to be very odd, a search party... for a farm dog... in the
middle of the night? And this happens to coincide exactly with the launch of 2 new vaccines in the region which is shamelessly interjected into the
Madam Rosemary Azure, Director of Health for the Talensi-Nabdam District, shared the remarkable story with the Ghana News Agency at a ceremony for a
different occasion entirely – the launch of two vaccines that will help prevent diarrhea and pneumonia – although it's not impossible that
officials will find themselves presiding over a medal presentation to "Hairy Poppins" sometime soon.
I don't want to rain on the parade here, dog's are wonderful animals and truly man's best friend, but I just can't trust anything the MSM says, when
someone gets caught red handed thousands upon thousands of times telling lies and bending the truth how are you suppose to take them seriously?
After a little while you start developing a sixth sense to the bull#, and this reeks IMO.
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Hm, I've been doing a little digging myself after the suggestions from two members in this thread. I hadn't really seen anything that stood out in the
article as being fraudulent but I suppose I am naive. Any way, after searching a bit I came across
this article. Now, this article does not advocate anything like the vaccines in the
first article. In fact, I was able to find this article from about 6 other sources that did NOT mention vaccines at all. So, perhaps that is not what
they are trying to sell. BUT this article does have this video:
They have a name for the dog and everything. Her name is "Cheena". Well... that's fascinating and all but there is just one problem. Check out this
video that was posted FOUR years ago:
If you go directly to YouTube, you'll notice the date of upload on that second video is August 24, 2008. Where as the first video was uploaded June 7,
Something is starting to seem a bit fishy around here.
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Was looking for a place to show off one of my favorite pictures. This is my 3 month old daughter and our 2 year old pit bull. He is always very
gentle with her and we have never had any issues with them being around eachother. I think it shows that dogs do care and understand to some point
how they should be around babies.
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