Mother’s Love

This post has nothing to do with gardening. It was sent to me by a friend in the Vancouver BC area of Canada.

It’s worth the short read and to those of us with pets, not surprising, but, still amazing and worth passing on for others to see and read.

A Mother’s Love, protecting her puppys.

During an early morning response to a house fire, firefighters were amazed.

A mother dog risked her life to save her puppies from the fire surrounding the burning house…

The mother dog, Amanda, raced back and forth between the house, putting her 10 day old puppies in the safest place she
could find – a fire truck!

She didn’t stop racing back into the fire until all of her puppies were safely away from the fire.

The firemen on scene could not believe their eyes. Most people have never seen a dog this smart or this brave!

After rescuing all of her pups from the blaze, Amanda sat down next to them, protecting them with her body.

Onlookers called an emergency veterinary service and she and her pups were rushed to the hospital.

Aside from one puppy being treated for serious burns, the entire family are alive and well – thanks to the bravery of

What a heroic mother!

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4 responses to “Mother’s Love

  1. Beautiful story, thanks for sharing.


  2. Interesting story. We heard a piece on NPR recently about how the brain works in ethical decisions. Our first response is usually the emotional-emergency reaction based on what we see without weighing the pro’s and con’s. This mother obviously bypassed any thought of risk to save her litter. Our other response, based in a different part of the brain, “thinks” through the options, weights the risks, and prompts action. Both take a fraction of second to occur.

    This post has nothing to do with gardening? Our society used to be based on cultivation, otherwise we would not survive. Just as the mother dog responded for survival of her pups, we used to garden to provide survival for our family and communities. Our “life of convenience” has drawn so many of us so far from farming that we no longer know how to survive. Just listen to the news about every “natural disaster” or power outage that happens. You will hear people lament that they have no food stored up or do not understand what their favorite fast food restaurant can not serve them. That mother knows more about survival than we do. Gardening is about tastey tomatoes in season, but about survival too. As this year’s mid-west draught has show us, our house is on fire, but we are too busy watching TV to realize that we need to get out. Back to gardening 🙂


    • Re: hermitsdoor – Thanks for visiting my little blog and your comments.
      Something to think about. I just read a university survey. One question was where do parsnips come from, a full 70 percent of answers said parsnips grew on trees.
      I realize this is an extreme example, but, these students are the future leaders of America and Don’t have A Clue about Americas food source!!

      Happy Fall Halloween Gardening


  3. I saw this story online earlier and I was amazed by the dogs bravery to rescue all of her pups – the story really choked me up and it was so touching. Thanks for sharing it!


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