In 2013, a dog named Killian saved a baby boy from an abusive babysitter. He alerted his owners by growling and standing between the baby and the sitter whenever she was there. Suspicious, the parents left an iPhone under the sofa recording audio. The sitter was later convicted on what they heard.
Carl, a 5-year-old deaf boxer who is unbothered by court noises, accompanies kids during depositions and trials. He offers a sense of protection for children while they face their abusers in court.
A British bomb detection dog named Theo died from a fatal heart attack a few hours after seeing his handler get shot. The pair had set a record for bomb detection, and the dog was posthumously awarded an honour equivalent to the Victoria Cross.
Owning a dog can help you live longer. Studies show having a dog lowers your risk of heart disease, especially if you live alone.
They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but there’s a dog in Colombia that would certainly argue with that. The clever pooch started paying for biscuits with tree leaves after seeing students pass banknotes to a food stall attendant in exchange for the tasty treats. He decided to try it for himself one day, and after getting the result he wanted, he’s been doing it ever since.
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During an interview Marlon Brando was asked “Don’t you realize you’re thought of as the greatest actor ever?”. Brando turned to his dog Tim and replied “Tim is the greatest actor ever. He pretends he loves me when he wants something to eat”.
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Dogs that have emotionally negative experiences often lie awake at night worrying about their problems.
Meet Yogi, the dog with the face of a human.
In June 2017, a tire shop in Fort Worth, Texas, was robbed so often that the owner bought a guard dog. The next time the shop was robbed, the intruders stole the dog.
At a banquet in Ancient Greece, some of the guests mocked the philosopher Diogenes by calling him a dog and throwing bones at him. So Diogenes lifted his leg and urinated on them.