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Bloviating Zeppelin: Warrior

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Warrior



"George," a 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier in New Zealand happens to be one such hero. To wit:

George, who had a heart problem, won fame after defending five children from the pitbulls in the small North Island town of Manaia a week and a half ago. The two pitbulls rushed at the five children on the street, prompting George to charge the much larger dogs as the children escaped.

Unfortunately, George was badly mauled by the band of pit bull terriers and had to be put down because of the extensive injuries he sustained.

None of the children were bitten or injured.

It seems that George's tale inspired Jerrell Hudman, 58, a US Marine for 30 years, to send his Purple Heart medal (acquired during his service in Vietnam) to owner Alan Gay. Hudman said:

It's truly tragic that he paid with his own life for his instinctive act of courage."

Hudman said he sent his medal because the dog was "a little warrior."

Deeds, not words.


BZ

5 Comments:

Blogger Ranando said...

Well, you got my wife crying, thanks.

Great story and a great dog.

Our dogs, Molly and Maxwell are our life, we love them so much.

Tue May 15, 01:55:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: sorry, didn't mean to do that! But he was a great dog, and I thought it needed to be seen.

BZ

Tue May 15, 02:03:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Deborah Aylward said...

George is a Hero, but so is that Marine.

Thank you, BZ. We need to be reminded of ALL life's Heroes.

Veritas et Fidelis Semper

Tue May 15, 02:15:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Deborah: too true indeed. Thank you for the reminder.

BZ

Tue May 15, 02:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Damn good dog, that's a heart of gold, and the Marine was a good guy too, Semper Fi!!

Tue May 15, 05:10:00 PM PDT  

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