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Should Seeing-Eye Dog Receive an Award for Bravery?

Living 2011/05/03 22:57:47
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The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals, a United Kingdom veterinary charity, is granting Piper, a black Labrador, an award for his bravery.

The seeing-eye dog was reportedly attacked by another dog in 2008, chased away from his owner, and badly injured. After escaping his attacker, Piper made his way back to owner Sarah Craig-Hancock and went back to assisting her.

I wasn't able to see that he had been injured during the dog attack but he still managed to get me home safely, as if nothing was wrong. I'm so happy PDSA is recognising Piper's devotion.

According to BBC, Piper is the twelfth dog to receive the award.

What, no brave goldfish?

Read More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-wal...

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  • phil white 2011/05/03 23:41:54
    Yes
    phil white
    +4
    As president Truman once said of Washington, "If you want a friend in this town get a dog."

    So after Clinton's impeachment he got a new dog and named it Buddy.

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  • AJ 2011/05/04 17:04:03 (edited)
    Yes
    AJ
    I think he'd rather have a steak, but I still the dog should receive an award. It helps people realize that these service dogs should be appreciated.
  • Ron 2011/05/04 16:40:18
    Yes
    Ron
    Most dogs deserve an award for putting up with us humans.
  • Angi 2011/05/04 16:28:48
    Yes
    Angi
    PDSA is a good charity.
    Guide dogs etc are brilliant, very clever lovely dogs, they deserve an award just for that.
    I know someone who swears his dog saved his life and his dog was not an assistance dog. Yeah absolutely give this dog an award.
  • JoeBtfsplk 2011/05/04 16:24:01
    Yes
    JoeBtfsplk
    Good dog!
  • bruce banner 2011/05/04 16:21:57
    Yes
    bruce banner
    OF COURSE, WITHOUT QUESTION.
  • DouglasSignorovitch 2011/05/04 16:17:29
    Yes
    DouglasSignorovitch
    These animals are wounderful. They add so much to people in need lives.
    My wife and I donate to "guiding eyes for the blind" every year at christmas.
  • dhellew2 2011/05/04 16:08:46
    No
    dhellew2
    How stupid, the dog doesn't have a clue what an award is for.
  • Nuala a.k.a BlueRaven 2011/05/04 15:47:44
    Yes
    Nuala a.k.a BlueRaven
    +2
    The dog may not care, but I think its good for the people to recognize what this dog did. As I always say, animals don't let you down.
  • Flip-182 2011/05/04 15:46:21
    No
    Flip-182
    I love dogs and it is great what he did but he is not going to have a sense of a accomplishment when he gets his award now is he. Anyway hes has probably forgotten all about it by now.
  • PapaBC 2011/05/04 15:21:32
    No
    PapaBC
    Dogs don't care - Just give him a steak and move on.
  • RaggedyAnn 2011/05/04 14:33:15
    Yes
    RaggedyAnn
    +1
    Bless his heart. Of course he should, but he'd probably rather have a big box of milk bones.
  • bluelady 2011/05/04 14:18:09
    Yes
    bluelady
    +3
    All Labs are great...my black came to my rescue when I fell down the basement steps and lay at the bottom...hubby was about to leave for work adn did not know I had fallen and was hurt...Kosmo did tho and came down the stairs to comfort me and then went and bugged hubby till he realized something was up...I could have laid there for hours hurt kosmo tho stairs comfort bugged hubby realized laid
  • pcs800 2011/05/04 13:41:55
    Yes
    pcs800
    +2
    All good puppies deseerve constant reward just for being good puppies!!! Yes I am a dog lover.
  • ItsYaFace 2011/05/04 13:25:57
    Yes
    ItsYaFace
    +1
    I don't think it would matter much to the dog, but it's a nice thought.
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2011/05/04 13:14:07
    Yes
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    +1
    Awesome!
  • Kigan 2011/05/04 12:47:37
    Yes
    Kigan
    +1
    Not that the dog is concerned with or acknowledges awards. He just does what he is trained to do and does it well.
  • NarcolepticGoat 2011/05/04 12:12:35
    Yes
    NarcolepticGoat
    +1
    Like Piper cares about any award nonsense! He's a good dog and deserves a snausage award :)
  • JGF 2011/05/04 11:20:47
    No
    JGF
    +2
    Perhaps the trainers deserve acclaim, but the dog neither knows nor cares about such things.
  • Theresa 2011/05/04 10:35:27
    Yes
    Theresa
    +1
    I bred Labrador Retrievers and shared the company of at least a pair almost my entire adult life...they are in my opinion, the bravest, most loyal, most intelligent companions to be found...
  • lady blue 2011/05/04 09:25:04 (edited)
    Yes
    lady blue
    +3
    Labs are extremely loyal dogs and Piper should be rewarded with a few hugs and kisses
    and a month's supply of good steaks for dinner. I think a once a week treat of a steak afterwards should be this brave and devoted dog's just reward !

    steaks dinner week treat steak brave devoted dogs reward a dog is man s best friend

    steaks dinner week treat steak brave devoted dogs reward a dog is man s best friend

    steaks dinner week treat steak brave devoted dogs reward dog is man s best friend
  • JBaby79 2011/05/04 08:56:43
    Yes
    JBaby79
    absolutely! dogs should be commended for being such intelligent, brave, loyal animals to people. they have lots to offer! as they say...a dog is a man's best friend!!! i love doggies. they are the best animals of all.
  • La 2011/05/04 08:41:17
    Yes
    La
    Sure, it's nice. Probably meaningless, but nice recognition. Not that the dog will know it...
  • BadgerSteveo 2011/05/04 08:22:15
    Yes
    BadgerSteveo
    +1
    Wrap the award in a couple pounds of sirloin steak.
  • Myrle Hulme 2011/05/04 07:39:48
    Yes
    Myrle Hulme
    They don't say if Piper lived
  • La Myrle H... 2011/05/04 08:41:56
    La
    Presumably he did :/
  • KyoriYuki 2011/05/04 07:37:59 (edited)
    Yes
    KyoriYuki
    I don't know, its not like the dog is going to be able to admire it and put it up on a platform and wipe it with a diaper every day
  • tony 2011/05/04 07:25:12
    Yes
    tony
    why not? give him a nobel prize. they give those to anyone.
  • Leslie 2011/05/04 06:17:32
    Yes
    Leslie
    This is such a great story. :')
  • faewicca 2011/05/04 05:34:38
    Yes
    faewicca
    again, only two options! Bravery would require that the dog put itself in danger in order to protect it's owner. That is not what the story says. so, no, I see no reason for the dog to receive an award for bravery. At the same time, the dog was attacked by another dog (where was the other dog's owner?) and came back to take care of it's owner. That is a commendable action indeed!
  • Christina 2011/05/04 05:21:55
    No
    Christina
    +1
    That dog dont give a crap about an award. That would be more for the owner. Give that dog a bone or a beggin strip and a belly rub. I bet he likes that much better than a award. Or give him the award to chew on.
  • ih8uf 2011/05/04 05:17:11
    Yes
    ih8uf
    not necessarily the "award", but definitely a "reward", maybe in the form of doggy treats for free for life...
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/05/04 05:16:36
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    GOOD DOG!
  • King of the woodland realm 2011/05/04 05:03:51
    Yes
    King of the woodland realm
  • Markie 2011/05/04 05:03:17
    Yes
    Markie
    +1
    Throw him a bone and a scratch on the head. Dog Heaven!
  • Sexuallobster 2011/05/04 04:41:26
    Yes
    Sexuallobster
    I don't see what giving a dog an award will really accomplish, but if that were my dog I'd be heartbroken, in like a good way. I kinda am right now :P
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2011/05/04 04:18:25
    Yes
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    Duh! See, this is why animals > humans.
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/05/04 03:39:39
    Yes
    mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    This dog went above and beyond friend....I cant remember who said it but its definitely true people have the world and everything on it but they cant have anything with their ("pet") owner This dog proved that in my eyes. I mean there's no telling where he'd be without her.
  • Joey 2011/05/04 03:25:03
    Yes
    Joey
    +3
    I hope my turtles would do the same .
  • Rhi-ot. 2011/05/04 03:07:17
    Yes
    Rhi-ot.
    +2
    Even though the dog doesn't care and sees it as just doing his responsibility to his owner whom he loves. Dogs are awesome
  • AlexanderMontalvo 2011/05/04 03:06:23
    Yes
    AlexanderMontalvo
    +1
    Why not, police officers are called "heros" for wearing a badge. I think that if a dog deserves a bone, give the dog a bone. The dog probably earned it.

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