Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A real hero scores a touch down.

We need more heroes like this. Yesterday in Kentucky, a waitress saved a pit bull thrown from a bridge. The quotes in the story and the quick, no nonsense way in which this rescue was performed are nothing less than brilliant. Just what the doctor ordered the day after .. well, you know.


From Kentuckianapets.com

“It sounded like something hitting a wall,” restaurant server Bradley Cooper, 22, said of the noise that turned heads. “It was very, very loud.”

Westbrook and two other servers raced to the riverside to shout encouragement to the dog as it swam in circles a half mile way. At the sound of their voices, she said, the dog paddled toward them on the Kentucky side of the river. Louisville firefighters preparing for dive team training went out with their boat to get her some 20 feet from shore.

“I wanted to give her some hope, to let her know somebody was waiting for her,” Westbrook said. “I was afraid she would give up and drown.”


The Barn Raising is going so well. Fantastic. We'll post a progress update at the end of the day. Thank you, hero people.

10 comments:

csdaniel said...

My faith in people has been restored....

Dianne in DC said...

Our shelter is full of discarded mamma dogs. One of them, Irina, a lab mix, spent a week in the clinic after she stopped eating and we couldn't find anything wrong with her. But I do believe in Karma. Sunday a couple came in and asked to visit with her. I told them her sad story, which just made them want to adopt her even more. She jumped up on the bench and sat between them. Sunday I "showed" six of our dogs, and five of them got applications for adoption.

Let's focus on the dogs who need a second chance.

Sarah said...

Wonderful wonderful story!

cre8vekaos said...

Thank you for sharing that ray of Sunny-shine with us!

Leila
Richmond, VA

Anonymous said...

Great follow up to yesterdays let down. What a beautiful dog!

Charles said...

I just cried a little... look how happy that dog is.

Kirsten said...

Sweet

leigha said...

aww happy tears for sweet sunny having a second chance. dogs deserve a second chance,humans who have harmed dogs on purpose, they dont. that lady is a wonderful person, yay for sunny being saved.

Rinalia said...

Yay for a sorta happy story (happy ending, rather).

Anonymous said...

Kelsey you are my hero!!! Its nice to know good people still exist.