Pets and Animal Blog by M Dee Dubroff

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Canine Heroine
Posted on June 28, 2017

A gallant watch dog saved the lives of some 30 people in attendance at a Nigerian wedding party when she pounced upon a female suicide bomber earlier this month, killing the young woman   and sacrificing her own life a s well.

Speedy the Sweet Goat
Posted on June 18, 2017

When ten year-old Abigail Bruce got a goat she name Speedy for her birthday,  her father, Nick, wasn't too thrilled.

Momo and Bear (inset)
Posted on May 31, 2017

The Shepherd-Lab-Husky Lab mix named Momo has a lot of brave blood flowing  through her veins.The dog came to the rescue of her friends who were being chased by a bear last week-end  in a park in Alberta, Canada.

Sweet Gimpy the Elephant Seal
Posted on May 15, 2017

This story is not recent, but it is well worth re-telling. Meet Gimpy, an elephant seal brought to an animal rehab facility after being severely injured.She became a heroine that rescued her rescuer from an animal attack.

Sammy The Hero Cat
Posted on April 26, 2017

Toledo, Ohio, is the site for this heroic tale that concerns a small terrier-mix named Izzy and Sammy, the family cat, who came to his rescue when he wandered away from the family yard and was attacked by a much larger dog.

Willie The Parrot
Posted on April 8, 2017

Meet Willie, the Quaker Parrot, who is known for his friendly, chatty nature. He outdid himself when he put two  words together, 'Mama' and 'baby', which he had never used before, saving the life of a child  who was choking.

Holly and Amy
Posted on March 29, 2017

This story comes from the British Isles, Wales to be exact, and it is a heart-warming tale of a girl who rescued a whippet and a whippet who rescues a girl every day of her life.

Two Best Buds
Posted on March 16, 2017

In 2110, Jessie Knott, a soldier stationed in the town of Maywan in Afghanistan, rescued a stray tiger kitten named Koshka, which means cat in Russian.

Ivy The Heroine Cat
Posted on March 1, 2017

Meet Ivy, a two-year-old feline who saved a neighboring man's  life after she alerted her owner, Mary Johnston, to call for help. The Northern Ontario community is trying to get the cat nominated to the Purina Animal Hall of Fame.

Heroine  Calamity Jane
Posted on February 19, 2017


A few years ago in Aledo, Texas, on a winter's night shortly before the holidays, Golden Retriever, Calamity Jane, proved herself to be as brave and as bold as her frontier-woman 's namesake. Read on for more on this amazing dog.

Hero Falstaff and Grateful Owner
Posted on February 4, 2017

Meet Falstaff, a hero English Setter, who saved his owner from  the jaws of certain death when he suffered a heart attack.



Kelsey Loves Bob
Posted on January 24, 2017

Meet one very special Golden Retriever named Kelsey. This hero dog received no special training  and was guided solely by love and devotion to her Michigan owner who had slipped on ice and broken his neck in a fall outside his home.

Freckles The Goldador Guide Dog
Posted on January 18, 2017

Meet  hero goldador guide dog, Freckles, a  very brave animal who is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Labrador.

Ceasar Loves Dolly
Posted on January 9, 2017

Ceasar, the five-year-old camel, and Dolly, the ten-year-old blind mare, may be an unlikely duo, but they are bonded for life and have been ever since they "met" at the Pony X-Press petting Zoo in Winslow, Maine.

Kiah at work
Posted on December 27, 2016

Meet Kiah, a Pit Bull, who is the first of her breed to become a New York State K-9 Officer.

Layka on Cover of National Geographic
Posted on December 15, 2016

Meet Layka, a U.S. military combat dog who saved many lives while she was deployed in Afghanistan. Now her fellow soldiers are returning the favor.

Opie and Damiere
Posted on December 4, 2016

Meet Opie, the hero cat who saved the life of a three-year-old boy by taking a bullet that was headed for him.

Merel and Handler, Rachel Crawford
Posted on November 27, 2016

The role of service dogs is always expanding. Read on for more about Merel, the 18-month-old Labrador-Bernese-Mountain Dog mix and her handler, Rachel Crawford, who helps calm children who must testify in Canada's courts.

Sergeant Yulfo and Murphy
Posted on November 20, 2016

During time out, the New York Knicks, backed by the organizations Hoops For Troops and Paws of War, surprised a happy veteran with a service dog  for which he had been waiting more than 18 months.

Tortoise Shell Cat
Posted on November 13, 2016

At a special awards ceremony at the Savoy in London, a brave, five year-old tortoise-shell cat named Tink was recently crowned Hero Cat  and National Cat of The Year in honor of her courageous actions that saved the lives of her family.

Loyal Companion Che
Posted on November 6, 2016

Meet Che, a courageous Chow and Labrador Mix, who saved his owner from certain death by fire and almost died himself in the process.

Sergeant Reckless At Work
Posted on October 31, 2016

Sergeant Reckless was a hero, a horse and perhaps most important of all, a loyal marine.

Love Thrives Between Veteran and Parrot
Posted on October 27, 2016

At the special Serenity Park Sanctuary in Los Angeles, California,  abused parrots and traumatized veterans watch over each other and the bonding helps to heal their mutual wounds. Read on for more on this unique rehabilitation.

Jaxon with FireHat
Posted on October 20, 2016

A sweet, 11-year old Pug named Jaxon has been awarded the Hometown Hero Award for saving the lives of an entire family. Meet him and smile.

Baxter Loves Amanda
Posted on October 14, 2016

Meet Baxter, a hero 9-month-old puppy, who saved the life of a six year-old child by alerting her mother that the child was choking from a seizure.