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Dog rescues mayor struck by lightning

Posted on Sunday, 30 October, 2011 | Comment icon 16 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A faithful dog dragged his owner, the Mayor of Redruth, all the way home after he was hit by lightning.

64-year-old Ian Thomas was taking his dog out for an early morning walk when he was struck, the only thing that saved his life was the fact that he was wearing wellington boots. Temporarily knocked out by the strike, Thomas was able to grab on to his dog, Monty, who helped drag him back to his house.

"A faithful dog rescued his owner by dragging him home after he was struck by an enormous lightning bolt."

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Comment icon #7 Posted by Rocketgirl33 on 29 October, 2011, 1:30
Awesome! You are NOT going to believe this but, I have a dog named Casper and I got her after she saved the life of my cousin Verona!! Verona and I both had Blue Heeler Cattle dogs, hers was white with black spots and mine was black with white spots. Verona and I ride horses together. One day after riding, I went home and she decided to ride her two year old gelding that she had been trianing. She was alone except for Casper who was just a puppy of 4 months old at the time. Well the hosrse threw her hard and then kicked her in the head. She woke up to Casper licking her in the ... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by libstaK on 29 October, 2011, 6:31
Aw that is such a lovely coincidence and he makes himself known by getting right in your face like my cat did , too cute. Cats generally live between 16 to 20 years average but I do know someone whose cat apparently made it to 25 - not sure if she miscounted but that's the claim and I'll let her believe it.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Rocketgirl33 on 29 October, 2011, 16:32
Well I guess Flash has a way to go, he was born in '98 so I guess that was 13 years ago. He is a huge cat, he weighs alost 21 lbs! I don't know if he would ever save my life but he is a pain in the butt! He licks me and I hate cat licks! They are so tiny and they feel funny! But he knows that and so I think to him it is a game! Well it was nice trading stories with you! Rocketgirl
Comment icon #10 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 29 October, 2011, 19:29
See, this is WHY they say - Dog is mans best friend
Comment icon #11 Posted by felines3 on 30 October, 2011, 13:16
Thank you all for the great stories. It's always nice to hear four legged loved ones saving us and vice versa. Award the dog the silver fire hydrant and the cat a silver fish.
Comment icon #12 Posted by minimom on 30 October, 2011, 15:41
After my spaniel was killed I told my husband no more dogs. Of course he ignored me and brought home a puppy. I'm so glad he did. Bear now weighs about 100lbs and is my constant companion. Last spring I left him inside as I walked up to the gate to get the mail. It's about 1/8th of a mile from the house to the main gate. Halfway up I hear the front door crash open and here comes Bear. When he got to where I was he started head butting me towards the other side of the drive, really hard. I don't know how but he must have sensed the rattlesnake that was in the grass about a foot aw... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 30 October, 2011, 16:20
You dog sounds amazing... So loving and so very protective..Lucky you.. and he deserved the steak I was watching the Simpsons one evening.. I laughed at what Homer said to his dog ( santas lil helper)... The dog had saved him.. and he says - Good doggy.. next time i'll let the vet teat your heart murmur and not just see how it goes...
Comment icon #14 Posted by FlyingAngel on 31 October, 2011, 13:16
All type of animals are amazing only when you care about them. Except for human, love can't always overcome the greed an the evil.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Rocketgirl33 on 31 October, 2011, 23:48
Good thing you have a Bear! Sounds like he lives up to his name! I have 2 Rottwielers and 2 Pitt Bulls and 4 Blue Heelers. One night something very large was running around in the dark around our house. I live way out in the country with my nearest neighbor is 3/4 of a mile away. So all of these dogs were going bananas! I came outside and all 8 of them ran BEHIND ME! Well it turned out to be some cows and I was dam happy they were just cows! But they were not so tough that night! But they have stepped in when I was in trouble and I would not live long without them. ... [More]
Comment icon #16 Posted by Nufc1966 on 8 November, 2011, 18:21
My dog would just go through my pockets looking for biscuits.

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