Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Tales of Dog Awesomeness: Ban, The Tsunami Dog

Interrupting our ongoing nonsense for a tale of dog awesomeness: Our video is of Ban, a dog who was found floating on the roof of a house that was swept out to sea by the tsunami which followed the massive earthquake in Japan. And yes, that was a complete roof friends...in one piece, more or less. She spent three weeks among the rubble when the Japanese Coast Guard made the pickup. At first, they tried dropping someone with a helicopter, but thanks to a combination of low fuel and freaked-out dog, they ended up sending out a boat.

The rescuers were hoping the dog could lead them to the owner, assuming that the owner was under the wreckage somewhere, but instead the TV coverage led the owner to her dog.

They're facing a hard future, at least in the short term, but they're facing it together. Sometimes that's the only thing you can ask for.

And of course, Ban is a good dog. Look at that face. Don't you just want to give her a biscuit?

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