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Man, Dogs Best Friend

Man and dog, reputed best friends, rise above death’s fears. With lives on the line, heroes save, minds and hearts in action. Stories mount across counties where rescuers save many tears. Not for any gain or fame, but for responsible satisfaction. A perky little poodle, pretty, adorned in green and gray, Trapped inside a smoke filled house could not get away. Firemen forced their way inside in time to save the day. She squirmed in the arms of safety, well enough to play. (http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/2011/01/28/firefighters-rescue-dog/) A black and white dog fell through the ice; he was not skating. The thinly frozen water, his trap, oh, day in Rhode Island. Rescuers came to save that dog; there was no hesitating. They quickly warmed the shaking beast and gave a life-saving hand. (http://cranston.patch.com/articles/dog-rescued-by-fire-department) A German shepherd gone astray in the Los Angeles River Stood on a shallow watery ledge, amid rushing waters. His savior dangled above the scene, without any shivers. A struggle for life, one bite to the thumb…success never falters. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/01/los-angeles-firefighter-recounts-daring-dog- rescue.html) A candle flame, dog owner out, disaster begins to rage. Five dogs in Colorado Springs saved while the fire burned. One Chihuahua crossed the Vail to the great doggie sage. But with love and a fireman’s CPR, her life was soon returned. (http://www.examiner.com/dog-rescue-in-national/firefighters-rescue-five-dogs-save-chihuahua- with-cpr) Across the species border, thrives a caring respect for life. Both man and canine have been willing to sacrifice breath itself. Facing danger, against raging flames, bravery beyond strife, A "dobbie" protects her puppies loving her babies more than herself. The rescuer knew she passed through her fears and did so aptly. He had risked his life for her and her pups, awareness shone well. Both man and dog covered in ash with faces gray and sooty, No bite, but kisses of thankfulness, she gave, so the world could tell. © January 29, 2011

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Date: 2/23/2011 4:36:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win in Joyce's contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol
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Date: 2/5/2011 5:57:00 AM
Many congratulations Dane Ann on your win in Joyce's contest with this wondeful piece ....:)
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Date: 2/4/2011 4:55:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. You have great descriptiveness and rhyming in this multiple quatrain entry.
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Date: 2/4/2011 1:30:00 PM
Hi Dane Ann - Congratulations on your win in Joyce's contest. Best wishes, Kory"
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Date: 2/4/2011 12:15:00 PM
Congrats Dane on your well deserved win in this contest !Enjoyed your poem---kashinath
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Date: 2/4/2011 9:33:00 AM
Wonderful writing, Dane Ann. Many congrats on your BIG WIN! Lainie
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Date: 2/4/2011 9:33:00 AM
I love the way you recount the stories of all the other dogs that were rescued, dear friend. (And links, too!) Great poem. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 2/4/2011 7:50:00 AM
Congrats Dane Ann on your winning poem in Joyce's contest with this wonderful write and entry my friend.. enjoy another top ten sweet success with luv..
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Date: 2/4/2011 7:20:00 AM
Dane good to see you in the top 10. Agape, Moses
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Date: 2/4/2011 1:07:00 AM
ohhh, how poignant, dane! my best Cheers for your win! ;) huggs, nette
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Date: 2/3/2011 10:10:00 PM
I liked this one from the start Dane Ann. I wanted this picture to stir up stories and memories and emotions. Good job. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/29/2011 6:05:00 AM
Very interesting write my friend...
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Date: 1/29/2011 4:09:00 AM
Where on earth will a man ever find a friend so loyal and kind. One who will stand beside them regardless of status who's only desire is to please us.
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Date: 1/29/2011 3:36:00 AM
this is an interesting poem
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