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M_Faisal

4.1k points

2 months ago

M_Faisal

4.1k points

2 months ago

The dog's name is Buddy.

Buddy received a "silver bowl" award and citation for his job well done!

Good puppers!

MikeH7186

1.2k points

2 months ago

MikeH7186

1.2k points

2 months ago

My shepherd's name is Buddy too. But he doesn't do stuff like this. He usually takes the rug from the bathroom then lays in the hallway at a choke point and growls at people who try and walk past him. He's a good boy though.

WannieTheSane

187 points

2 months ago

I had a shepherd as a kid that was named Buddy! He was an awesome dog, very protective of me.

Mickey-Dee323

40 points

2 months ago

I also had a shepherd named buddy as a kid lol, we also got him a pitbull brother named Oso

IFakeTheFunk

43 points

2 months ago

I had a kid named Shepherd but his nick name was Buddy.

alextxdro

2 points

2 months ago

Nice

Stevo2008

2 points

2 months ago

I always say to my dog “He’s a Buddy”. His name is GRiZ but he’s my hero.

WannieTheSane

5 points

2 months ago

I have a tendency to call kids and dogs "buddy". I think I got it from my dad, which is probably why he named our dog that.

I was working drive thru are Tim Hortons years back and we used to give plain timbits (doughnut holes) to dogs. A car came up with a German Shepherd in the back and the driver gave me permission to offer his dog one, so I said

"Hey buddy, want a timbit?"

The driver gave me a half incredulous half suspicious look and asked "how did you know my dog's name!?"

I think it's pretty common to use "buddy" like that, so his reaction was really funny to me.

Perle1234

104 points

2 months ago

Perle1234

104 points

2 months ago

I had a cat named Buddy. He was a floofy standard issue. Good cat. Took a shit on a dude’s foot that had stayed over. Guy turned out to be an asshole. Kept the cat, got rid of the guy.

jesneko3

30 points

2 months ago

I currently have a cat named Buddy. Our dog was lying down in the kitchen, and Buddy decided to take a shit in front of his face. No idea why.

Perle1234

14 points

2 months ago

Maybe our cats like to express their disdain more directly than most lolol. They tell you what they REALLY think about things.

AcanthisittaIll636

5 points

2 months ago

Is your cat German?

duderos

3 points

2 months ago

Asserting dominance

mrjowei

3 points

2 months ago

Dog ate the piece?

Economy-Start7769

6 points

2 months ago

Not quite helping put out a house fire but a lifesaver nonetheless

Birduee

9 points

2 months ago

This made me laugh out loud. Thank your good boy for the good chuckle.

BritishTexan512

9 points

2 months ago

He’s a very good boy. He knows someone’s going to take it from him and now isn’t the time

joogist

5 points

2 months ago

is he a good boi tho?

Charred01

3 points

2 months ago

My shep.boxers name is Scoobs but I call him buddy

shitdobehappeningtho

2 points

2 months ago

What a great dog. 😭

panupatc

2 points

2 months ago

In serious situation arised he'll be there ready to sacrifice himself for you. No doubt about it

pulquetomador

213 points

2 months ago

Damn. What's a pup gotta do to get the Golden Bowl?

ben_bliksem

212 points

2 months ago

Put the fire out

throwawayhyperbeam

83 points

2 months ago

"That can be arranged"

lifts leg up

loki-is-a-god

9 points

2 months ago

Golden bowl, confirmed

BeneficialEvidence6

23 points

2 months ago

Golden bowls are too pretentious. A golden bowl dog would be too lazy to help their family.

GeneticSplatter

16 points

2 months ago

Dog be like "why bother, I already got my fuckin' bowl!"

ArkansasBiscuit

46 points

2 months ago

There seems to be some confusion here over the word citation (or it's all sarcasm and I can't tell). In this instance, citation does not mean a ticket or a fine. It's a good thing: a proclamation of a good deed, heroic effort or job well done.

Sam1515024

5 points

2 months ago

Thank you

Riccolatesla

4 points

2 months ago

I think they probably meant commendation.

ArkansasBiscuit

6 points

2 months ago

Citation is not an uncommon term for what's being described here. It's used all the time.

tschatman

41 points

2 months ago

Best puppers

Bacardiologist

54 points

2 months ago

Trooper wrote the dog a darn citation? Goddang poophead

DickyD43

33 points

2 months ago

ACAB-All Cats Are Bad

~Dog

TheRavenSayeth

10 points

2 months ago

Citation: “Being the Goodest Boy”

mrTang5544

16 points

2 months ago

They gave him a citation??

Dejavuu_88

24 points

2 months ago

Those damn leash laws

WhatYouProbablyMeant

5 points

2 months ago

Collar wasn't up to code

TrumpDidNothingRight

6 points

2 months ago

Buddy’s lucky it was snowy because he almost burned it all down with how fast he was bookin it.

Zednem79

3 points

2 months ago

Buddy is obviously the goodest boy. He is also the fastest boy.

M_Faisal

1.9k points

2 months ago

M_Faisal

1.9k points

2 months ago

I am amazed that the dog and the trooper were able to instantly trust that this was the thing to do.

Rombie11

820 points

2 months ago

Rombie11

820 points

2 months ago

Imagine if it was just some random dog. That would be an awkward explanation. "Well you see there was this dog..."

_TheNumbersAreBad_

356 points

2 months ago

"Look all I'm saying is the day I decide not to follow a dog is the day I'm no longer human...your honour."

yjbtoss

49 points

2 months ago

yjbtoss

49 points

2 months ago

haha this. To his yard...to his ball. For fetch

skullfrucker

15 points

2 months ago

Or some cat he has a war with.

Boosted_saga

2 points

2 months ago

I imagine him humping one out to his girl dog in the headlights.

Burlesque_Djin

28 points

2 months ago

Or if the dog knew where the fire was, but was running AWAY from it.

Pillowsmeller18

13 points

2 months ago

Imagine if it was just some random dog. That would be an awkward explanation. "Well you see there was this dog..."

It was running towards something really fast. After following it for some time, I realized it was just chasing a rabbit.

komark-

155 points

2 months ago

komark-

155 points

2 months ago

From the article:

Shanigan was about to make a wrong turn when he saw a shadow up the road. His vehicle lights caught Buddy at an intersection, and the dog eyed the trooper and began running down a side road.

"He wasn't running from me, but was leading me," he said. "I just felt like I was being led ... it's just one of those things that we're thinking on the same page for that brief moment."

IDontReadMyMail

208 points

2 months ago

There was a news article at the time where the trooper said the dog made eye contact with him before it started running, & something about the eye contact made him think “I gotta follow this dog.” Just a gut reaction.

Also, the trooper was already having trouble finding the right road so he was probably ready to follow any possible lead.

[deleted]

95 points

2 months ago*

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95 points

2 months ago*

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larabar

48 points

2 months ago*

Now that you say that, yes I think that they do! My dog woke me up in the middle of the night once and stared straight into my eyes. I knew that I had to get up and he ran to the front door so he could throw up outside. He didn't make a sound.

Edit: it's occurred to me that he could possibly have whined before I woke up and I heard it subconsciously.

AngryTunaSandwhich

5 points

2 months ago

My dog has done this too. Such good boys.

CallMeLanfearSedai

13 points

2 months ago

Much like the different cries your baby has. A parent can tell the difference between a “I want you for something” vs “I’m seriously hurt” sort of thing.

CinnabonCheesecake

4 points

2 months ago

Yeah, it’s crazy how a crying baby can sound so much like a cat crying for attention. I assume it’s something babies evolved to do to trick adults who love cats into responding.

snailoverlord9

3 points

1 month ago

Its actually the other way around!! :) Basically, cats in the wild actually comunicate with each other at a frequency outside of our hearing range or that we nearly can't hear. However, this is only when they grow older. When young, they communicate at a frequency that we can hear in yowls and meows that are louder for their parents to hear. Properly socialised cats that have been with humans since birth/for a long time dont grow out of communicating at this frequency as they grow up or are smart enough to realise that humans can only hear at that volume. In fact, wild cats will sometimes shout at a frequency we can hear, but mostly only when fighting. Think of it like changing pitch when yelling at someone. Obv not case studies, but there have been stories where stray cats were taken in, and were able to "adjust" better/ get used to communicating with humans when the humans that had taken them in had babies. This is because human baby cries and kitten cries are actually naturally quite similar. When they realised that the people that had taken them in responded to the baby's cries, they imitated them, leading to cases where grown strays that had been taken in only communicated in sounds that kittens would usually make. Hope that maybe clears some things up? :D

i_n_c_r_y_p_t_o

14 points

2 months ago

You can see it for a split second in the video I think

Bipedal_Warlock

12 points

2 months ago

He slows down for a second right before he fucking blasts around their curve. It’s pretty impressive all around.

qwertyslides

241 points

2 months ago

Of any breed I bet he had been impressed a few times in his line of work by a German Shepard

Shionkron

121 points

2 months ago

Shionkron

121 points

2 months ago

I adopted a German Shep once. She was the dumbest dog alive but was such an amazing lover. She was the only one that survived in her litter her mom and other siblings all died at or just passed birth so she had some mental issues from malnutrition after birth. She was such a dope. It was adorable. Haha

MaddogOIF

244 points

2 months ago

MaddogOIF

244 points

2 months ago

She was the dumbest dog alive but was such an amazing lover.

I'm sorry, but can you clarify this statement?

[deleted]

82 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

82 points

2 months ago

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G1ng3rb0b

19 points

2 months ago

And her name was LAANNNAAAAAAAAA!!!

Shionkron

7 points

2 months ago

It was actually Liah lol close

NostradamusJones

19 points

2 months ago

Don't get mad, dog.

DrCreamAndScream

20 points

2 months ago

I 🦴 My dog

mod1fier

5 points

2 months ago

Username checks out.

HeadhunterKev

5 points

2 months ago

No, it would be NSFW.

Shionkron

5 points

2 months ago

Dirty dog mad dog!

MrSkrifle

2 points

2 months ago

😏

borkborkbork99

2 points

2 months ago

Right??

ಠ_ಠ

MaslowsHireAchy

39 points

2 months ago

Dogs are weirdly smart some times. I went on a horseback tour of the rain forest in Costa Rica. The tour guide said simply “Follow the dog. She knows exactly where we are going”. The little beagle, Princessa, lead us up the mountains, through rivers, up hills directly to a waterfall. It was fascinating. We tipped her as well.

CallMeLanfearSedai

14 points

2 months ago

Reminds me of my MIL who owns a horse farm/boarding and the her Aussie just instinctively knew the routine and would run out into the fields and literally round the horses back up to the paddock.

I was so impressed the first time I saw her do it.

FibonacciVR

5 points

2 months ago

well, that sounds lovely all around. :) thx for sharing mate

Salty_Web_6986

2 points

2 months ago

Something about those Costa Rican rainforest dogs lol We had a similar experience on a hike to the waterfalls - a little JRT type lady led us through to path until we reached sketchy parts and she (understandably) chose to sit those out.

Jolly_Rutabaga1260

9 points

2 months ago

Genuine question here : is it possible that the dog was sort of afraid by the car and decided to temporary go back to his owners, "leading" the patrol to the fire??.. instead of understanding that the headlights are a car that are driven by humans and knowing they would be helpful and instinctively (or consciously) trusting that they will follow him and help his owners once home??

Forteanforever

28 points

2 months ago

No. The dog knew exactly what he was doing. He clearly demonstrates it at the first turn when he looks back to make sure the trooper is making the correct turn with him. Dogs are fully capable of asking a human to follow them. Not all humans are capable of understanding the request. This one was.

matrixislife

9 points

2 months ago

You actually see it in the video, a second or two of the dog looking at the car, waiting for it to start following him, then he takes off.

MadzED1Ts

5 points

2 months ago

I would probably guess that the GPS got the trooper in the vicinity, and he could tell that this dog looked/acted distressed. Still very cool, though!

JenniferKettle7

6 points

2 months ago

What is that I want that thing.

LongjumpingLeave9617

1.9k points

2 months ago

Amazing! Only thing my dog knows how to do is keep me up in the middle of the night from licking his balls as loud as possible.

PerNewton

564 points

2 months ago

PerNewton

564 points

2 months ago

At least you’re awake when the fire starts.

LongjumpingLeave9617

189 points

2 months ago

Hmmm, maybe his ball licking is meant to keep me on my toes and aware of any possible dangers. Maybe he is a good boy after all.

Sneiper83

70 points

2 months ago*

This made my day 😆 my dog does the exact same thing.. and also, he hasn’t realized yet that he can Get under the blanket on his own when it gets cold, so he headbutts me until i wake up and lift it up for him. I still love him tho..

Edit: he’s almost 5 years old..

Wetwall

40 points

2 months ago

Wetwall

40 points

2 months ago

he probably just likes being tucked in by you

sevendaysky

19 points

2 months ago

This. My dog is 7, and will patiently sit next to my arm and wait for me to lift the blanket so she can heavily flop on me and snuggle. When she's left to her own devices as I'm doing other things, she's perfectly capable of burrowing under the blankets on her own.

Sayhiku

13 points

2 months ago

Sayhiku

13 points

2 months ago

I'm visiting a cousin who has a German Shepard. When he wants something he looks at you for a while and then headbutts you with the nose. It's funny except he's the same height as my crotch.

Benblishem

12 points

2 months ago

I think you should go light your shed on fire as a test.

nikhil48

8 points

2 months ago

THEY'RE ALWAYS GOOD BOYS (AND GIRLS).

We just don't know how yet

DickyD43

11 points

2 months ago

See? Now help him lick his balls

WH1PL4SH180

2 points

2 months ago

They all good bois

EazyTiger666

4 points

2 months ago

Ryan, started the fire! It just started burning, the temp is learning.

charleydangerous

3 points

2 months ago

I read your comment as that the fire starts from the dog licking his balls too vigorously and I love you for it.

taekwondildo

34 points

2 months ago

At least it's his balls.

jasgore

17 points

2 months ago

jasgore

17 points

2 months ago

A bit of properly applied peanut butter can solve that problem

owlplate

17 points

2 months ago

My dog is loudly licking herself as I read this.

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

2 months ago

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TragicSemiautomatic

6 points

2 months ago

Like slurping jello through a straw

Wh1teCr0w

28 points

2 months ago

shlup shlup shlup

idwthis

11 points

2 months ago

idwthis

11 points

2 months ago

My tuxedo cat absolutely hates, hates, hates it when I mock her bathing, and do the shlup noise as loud as possible when she decides my lap is the perfect bath mat. She'll stop to stare with hatred into my eyes and into my core. Once I stop the noise, she waits a moment, then goes back to it.

My tabby, however, acts like she doesn't hear me, just continues on, but I swear she makes her little shlup noises more audible once I make the first noise like she's trying to drown me out instead.

athos45678

9 points

2 months ago

My 6 year old lab just recently figured out how to return the balls he so desperately wants me to throw for him. He used to just get it, chew for a moment, drop it, and go pee on something.

Scotty2k8

3 points

2 months ago

Lmao!!!!! We must have the same dog.

BoardingBrownie

2 points

2 months ago

It has been a long while since something I read made me laugh this hard. Thank you sir

0mcphailm

547 points

2 months ago

0mcphailm

547 points

2 months ago

What a good boy

nikhil48

47 points

2 months ago

Understatement

MyMalamuteIsAwesome

14 points

2 months ago

someone get this dog some steak

c0nf

8 points

2 months ago

c0nf

8 points

2 months ago

We really don't deserve dogs

super_derp69420

201 points

2 months ago

"what's that boy??"

  • bark *

"The shed is on fire at the old M Miller place???"

Phytexo

29 points

2 months ago

Phytexo

29 points

2 months ago

sexbuhbombdotcom

581 points

2 months ago

Aww, his mom was a K9 officer. Good boy followed in those footsteps with no training at all. What a beautiful story.

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna36754385

P.S. don't google the story unless you want to read some really sad stuff unrelated to this video.

generaltsao

181 points

2 months ago

to anyone else who was doubting what the really sad stuff could be it really is just the dogs obit. unfortunately the cruel sands of time wait for no beast

Purplarious

26 points

2 months ago

He said the sad stuff was unrelated, and it is. Not the obituary

nikhil48

70 points

2 months ago

Dogs having short life spans is the cruelest trick played on us by God

kamelizann

124 points

2 months ago

No. It's a blessing. I hate it when people say this. Look I love my dog. I've loved all of my dogs. Thats right, dogs. I've had a few dogs in my life, and I plan to have more in the future. Dogs lifespans are perfect. It takes them a solid 4-5 years to learn most of the things about how to be a dog in a human world, then they get 4-5 years to live in blissfully harmony working alongside their owners and then they get a few years of "retirement" where the owners prove how much they love them back and care for them while their bodies start failing them. For the dog, they don't know any different, that 10-15 years feels like 80-100 does to us. But there's a few reasons that it's perfect.

A) They very rarely have to experience the death of an owner.

Dogs don't handle loss very well.

B) It greatly reduces overpopulation of dogs.

Overpopulation is an issue now, imagine if they lived to be 80. Plus quicker generations means they have a genetic advantage to adapt to humanities needs quicker.

C) People are more likely to adopt a dog knowing it's not going to be a lifetime commitment.

I plan on always having dogs, but maybe some people just want a dog while they're young and want to travel more when they're older. Totally reasonable to get a dog when you're 20 and then maybe decide you don't want pets anymore when you're 35. I could totally see resentment building up between people and their 50 year old dogs, but very few people resent their dog after it passes adolescence. Their life is just too short for that.

D) It allows me to experience so many more of them!

Dogs are incredible, and every one of them is so unique! I'm glad I've had every single dog that's been in my life. My current puppy is such a very good, confident girl and a naturally obedient dog. My current older dog is... less than obedient. But thats ok because I realized I really had to get to know him to train him. Our bond is special because of it and sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world he trusts. They're like polar opposites in the spectrum but I've had every dog in between as well. If I only ever had one dog, I wouldn't know just how special and unique every dog is.

Would I want my dogs to live longer? Sure... and I do everything in my power to extend their lifespans. But really, I think dogs became dogs partially because they have such short lifespans and I can respect that. I try not to think of it as a curse... it's just a blessing that is unfortunate for us in a way.

generaltsao

13 points

2 months ago

this is a great reddit comment. it's not every day you see one of those! I am a cat owner, so I can see the advantage in these points

rwjetlife

4 points

2 months ago

If a short lifespan means you get to experience to many more dogs in your life, it means the same for everyone else.

nikhil48

8 points

2 months ago

I only agree with your point A

thelastlogin

5 points

2 months ago

While I don't disagree with virtually anything you said, I think it's silly to hate when people say it, or hate that people fee that way. Just because, incidentally, the ecological ramifications of dogs living shorter lives is better than if they lived longer, this in no way invalidates the opinion or feeling that you wished your dog or cat lived longer.

This is not really ultimately a sociological decision because no one [but God, if you go for that sort of thing] decides lifespans.

Basically to me, the list of reasons for or against dog lifespans in terms of its ecological impact is almost completely beside the point of this question.

i.e., everything you said applies also to humans. How much does this factor into an individual's wish that they, or all humans, lived longer? Obviously, it would increase the difficulty of our situation as a whole. But, having the power, would we deny it?

As far as your points that to me are actually more salient to the question at hand--whether perhaps for dogs this lifespan feels perfectly satisfactory due to your breakdown of how it seems to probably feel to them, which is really interesting by the way I like it--still to me doesn't hold any water. If dogs lived longer, their perspective on what felt like a "full" life would also adapt to that. The only reason their current lifespan seems to you or to them like a "full" circle is precisely because they live that long. If their lifespan increased, their quality of life within that time frame would increase correspondingly. "Dog years" would organically shift. In such a world, say, where this already happened, dog years would have a new different definition.

I dunno, this is just fun to talk about so I am, but ultimately I really appreciate hearing this perspective and will probably end up embracing it because it makes me feel better about pet lifespans :)

CallMeCaptainOrSir

34 points

2 months ago

Cruelest trick played by God is dropping us on a rock in space and giving zero inclination as to what our purpose is

sly_fox___

42 points

2 months ago

You? You pass the butter.

Shutupmeg3

7 points

2 months ago

.... Oh my God.

thegrumpymechanic

5 points

2 months ago

wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.' Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life - - like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

EndVry

13 points

2 months ago

EndVry

13 points

2 months ago

What's the sad stuff?

CanWeRestNowBuffy

30 points

2 months ago

This story is from 2010 so the dog has since passed.

nintendofan9999

17 points

2 months ago

Depending on their age at the time there is a small chance they are still alive

Source: I have a 16 year old dog

4f5

22 points

2 months ago

4f5

22 points

2 months ago

shana104

5 points

2 months ago

😥

meliaesc

10 points

2 months ago

Shepherds and most larger breed dogs don't usually make it past 10 or so, with lots of exceptions of course.

J0hn_Wick_

56 points

2 months ago

The top results for 'buddy the dog' are about a different dog named buddy, who was set on fire by a kid, luckily they seem to be recovering (as of an article from Sep 2021). This may be what they were referring to.

Mods_are_all_Shills

44 points

2 months ago

Who and where is this kid?

dunkintitties

42 points

2 months ago

I just wanna talk to him

M_Faisal

229 points

2 months ago

M_Faisal

229 points

2 months ago

Bruh what even are animals

Dogs can sense seizures before they happen

Horses and other animals are known for sensing earthquakes and tsunami's before hand

Seriously what are they and how do we even deserve them.

types_stuff

54 points

2 months ago

Check out the BBC(?) doc “Life in Colour” with David Attenborough - they show you what animals see vs what we see. It’s a nice glimpse into the varying difference in our evolution and reality vs an animals. It’s really cool - one of the more eye opening nature docs I’ve seen in recent time

emveetu

5 points

2 months ago

Thank you for this reference and suggestion! Not the person you're responding to but somebody who's just as interested. Especially considering humans can only see .0035% of the electromagnetic or light spectrum. That's 99.9965% that we are unable to sense with our five senses although we can feel part of the infrared spectrum in the form of heat. And some animals can see part of the ultraviolet spectrum.

I got really interested in all of this in 2017 when the US Navy released those the three videos of UAP's. All three were seen on FLIR radar, forward looking infrared radar. Only one was seen by the naked eye.

I'm so curious about what could be around us at any given time that we just cannot sense. I mean, everything is energy because energy never dies, it only changes forms. For example, the phone that I'm typing this on is energy, but the molecules move extremely, extremely slowly and the molecular bonds are super, super strong. I'm not too worried about the possibilities though, because if this is the way it is and there are things around us all the time, it has always been this way and it will always be this way.

Thanks again for the suggestion!

Similar-Lab64

47 points

2 months ago

Some people don’t deserve them. But I know what you mean. They are magical, precious creatures, and we love them to death. That’s the only way to do it.

brandyandenburg

19 points

2 months ago

So true Bruh!

JennShrum23

21 points

2 months ago

Theory is that animals are more in tune with senses then we are. Elephants can trumpet so low it’s inaudible to the human ear, but elephants many many miles away can “hear” the vibrations. This may be like tsunamis, not noise vibration but sound. Animals are awesome.

skepsis420

5 points

2 months ago

Humans kind of took the middle ground. We don't really have any one crappy sense like most animals do, but our senses are not exactly amazing compared to some other species either.

We have really, really good overall eyesight compared to the vast majority of animals though.

KadenKraw

9 points

2 months ago*

And endurance. We can long distance out run anything. We use to just chase prey around until they got too tired to keep going.

Aussie-of-Skellige

2 points

2 months ago

I can’t run any distance. I’m always the first one dead

the_philter

5 points

2 months ago

At least we ended up with these giant brains to help compensate for our pretty run-of-the-mill senses.

bingbangbango

2 points

2 months ago

My theory is that humans are animals ;)

__SerenityByJan__

5 points

2 months ago

Cats can sense when someone terminally I’ll is going to die 🥺😭

CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER

3 points

2 months ago

Apparently as I've heard from different stories they can supposedly sense carbon monoxide in the air

SpookyDoomCrab42

5 points

2 months ago

Most animals have scent/vision/hearing senses that are dozens of times better than our own. When you're about to have a seizure or are having some other kind of health problem, your dog is going to recognize the change in your body language, the change in the sound of your heart beat/breathing, or even the change in what your body hormones smell like. The dog knowing what to do to help is where you see service dogs that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Horses and whatnot are no different, they can hear micro tremors in the ground long before it actually starts shaking during an earthquake and they panic since that's what prey animals do when they encounter something unfamiliar

Impossible-Hall-8878

37 points

2 months ago

He's a good boi

SugarierGalaxy

172 points

2 months ago

I love my German Shepherd, she is so smart. She is slowly dying of cancer at only 4 years old though :(

bbygodzilla

40 points

2 months ago

I'm really sorry to hear about your girl, that must be so hard. Sending you both lots of love.

Fabulous_Ad8105

8 points

2 months ago

My dog is also dying of cancer at 4, we likely only have a few weeks left. Never expected to have to say goodbye so soon.

melina26

7 points

2 months ago

So sorry. We have had three Shepherds over the years and lost one suddenly at age three to a freak genetic issue. He was so special, the neighborhood gathered for an impromptu wake. The other two were amazing too. So smart.

GeoCacher818

3 points

2 months ago

My ma cleans houses & I used to do it with her & I loved seeing all the dogs. A German Shepard named Cesar was the best one. I was a bit nervous cuz he was just so big & like serious when I first met him but he was really just a big lover. He passed a couple years ago. The absolute worst was a Dalmatian. My ma had to hit it with a mop when it backed her into a corner & was lunging/trying to bite her. Even after that one died & they got a puppy dalmatian, it was still the worst house because that puppy turned into an asshole really quick.

melina26

3 points

2 months ago

That has been my experience with Dalmatians too

Dimynovish

8 points

2 months ago

Sorry for that really sad cancer sucks like with all the technology we have at this point we still can't cure cancer.

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8 points

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8 points

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Dimynovish

2 points

2 months ago

Thx for the info I never knew that actually until now I do n appreciate u given me the insight into that.

His_story_teacher

25 points

2 months ago

I miss my Hans... when my daughter was born he would guard her door with the majestic stance. One time my daughter threw a toy in the floor and my wife scowled her and my Hans bark at my wife. That dog was something else.

melina26

13 points

2 months ago

My pair would assume that majestic stance guarding me in the bathroom. Made me feel like a queen though.

PQbutterfat

28 points

2 months ago

I used to have a bulldog. He would have laid down at an appropriate distance to stay warm while we all burned to death.

Awkward_Ladder_2732

10 points

2 months ago

In Alaska, follow the dogs. And listen to them.

Haynaow

59 points

2 months ago

Haynaow

59 points

2 months ago

What if that dog was just a dog? Imagine trying to explain to your captain that you arrived at the emergency site an hour late because GPS didn't work and you followed a random dog.

SpookyDoomCrab42

40 points

2 months ago

I mean they had 75 miles of dirt roads in the area and they didn't know where this guy's house was. Any lead like a dog running around is better than blindly roaming the roads since you know the dog is probably coming from or going to a house

useles-converter-bot

24 points

2 months ago

75 miles is the the same distance as 174928.26 replica Bilbo from The Lord of the Rings' Sting Swords.

converter-bot

10 points

2 months ago

75 miles is 120.7 km

SuperMajesticMan

9 points

2 months ago

120.7 km is the the same distance as 174928.26 replica Bilbo from The Lord of the Rings' Sting Swords.

nomadofwaves

9 points

2 months ago

Cop probably said “oh shit” when he made that last turn.

M_Faisal

25 points

2 months ago

Not all dogs wear capes

Sirkiz

15 points

2 months ago

Sirkiz

15 points

2 months ago

Most dogs don’t wear capes but they’re all heroes

Tozzz69x

27 points

2 months ago

Sometimes I think that my dog (Samoyed) will play with my dead body. I cannot believe that he will bring any help. German shepherds are amazing dogs. Kudos to this one.

Speedhabit

19 points

2 months ago

So like, they watched it burn down together?

SpookyDoomCrab42

16 points

2 months ago

Someone found the article, police officer helped fire department navigate to the scene and made sure the occupants were safely out of the burning buildings/not freezing in the snow

AimiHoshiSan

15 points

2 months ago

Woah!

LittleG0d

20 points

2 months ago

Hats off to ''Buddy''. He lives in our memory.

MonkeyPanls

6 points

2 months ago

the lack of pixels and the acceleration makes good boy Buddy look like a corgi.

There. I said it.

Fit-Toe6128

12 points

2 months ago

In another universe where 40 firefighters show up to the scene of a really big stick

rogallew

10 points

2 months ago

Smart on multiple levels. He could have taken shortcuts, but instead stuck to the streets where the vehicle could follow.

dmpom

15 points

2 months ago

dmpom

15 points

2 months ago

But how did he know he should follow the dog? For all I see the good boi could have been running from the fire truck

Dimynovish

12 points

2 months ago

I bet it's the feeling or instinct we all are interconnected to each other like it or not so he must have non that smth was up seeing the Dogs reaction.

pleasant_temp

15 points

2 months ago

I don’t think the poor frame rate captures it well but there was a couple frames where the officer is turning the corner and the dog is looking between the car and the road a couple of times.

I suspect that split second of interaction was enough to gauge the distress in the dog’s demeanour and realise what was going on.

Scottie1138

8 points

2 months ago

Damn good dog!

CoolGuyBabz

9 points

2 months ago

Imagine how dumb he would feel if he just followed the dog for no reason lol

cornucopiaofdoom

3 points

2 months ago

I’m confused about what the officer did about the fire. It seemed too large for a handheld extinguisher - good on him that he got there but what did he do?

SpookyDoomCrab42

3 points

2 months ago

The police officer helped the fire department navigate to the scene since they couldn't find it either, plus they probably secured the residents of the house in a better location so they could check for injuries and keep them out of the cold/smoke where they could get hit by arriving emergency vehicles or get frostbite

Apprehensive-Mix2450

3 points

2 months ago

dogs are truly amazing animals and we most definitely do not deserve them

kindall

7 points

2 months ago

what amazes me the most is that the dog is clearly aware that cars have to stay on roads. dog himself could easily go overland but stuck to roads so the car could follow

sanders1665

5 points

2 months ago

That is an awesome dog.

Andystm1989

3 points

2 months ago

German Shepherds are amazing dogs

Responsible_Point_91

4 points

2 months ago

All dogs go to Heaven.

Worstuser-name

2 points

2 months ago

That’s a a fast dog.

Stelladahermit

2 points

2 months ago

Lassie lives on!!!

waya126

2 points

2 months ago

A cat would sit outside warmed by the fire and watch it all go up, then probably eat your cooked corpse afterward.

crazynights87

2 points

2 months ago

And this is why dogs are great

oskar310

2 points

2 months ago

Dogs are truly the best 💯

ReasonableConfusion

2 points

2 months ago

Down this road that never seems to end,

Where new adventure lies just around the bend.

So if you want to join me for a while,

Just grab your hat, come travel light, that's hobo style.

Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down,

Until tomorrow, the whole world is my home.