a little east of reality

Thursday, May 12, 2005

abandoned baby rescued by dog

This seems to be my week for finding amazing animal stories.

This baby girl was abandoned in Ngong forest in Kenya. The authorities estimate that she spent two days alone before she was rescued...by a dog. The baby was wrapped in an old shirt and the dog picked her up and carried her across a busy road and THROUGH A BARBED WIRE FENCE back to the shed where its own puppies were nestled. The dog protected the baby until it was found by a mother whose children had heard the baby crying.

Okay, it's not a harmonica-paying elephant, but it brought a tear to my eye. Actually I kind of wept, but whatever...