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Old 03-28-2011, 01:20 AM
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Default Dog saves owner from tsunami

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Dog saves owner from tsunami : National : DAILY YOMIURI ONLINE (The Daily Yomiuri)
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:50 AM
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What a beautiful story.

a couple years ago I found Victor in the gallery shaking like a leaf with huge eyes, pupils blown wide open. HE ran to the door, I let him out, and he stood looking down the street with great apprehension. Tail tucked, ears down, quaking. Since a storm was coming I decided maybe it was a good time to leave. About 8 miles away a gasoline tanker had been hit by lightening creating a huge boom and a fire that rose to unbelievable heights. Always always listen to the dog is my motto.

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Old 03-28-2011, 10:02 AM
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I guess the little dog could probably hear the water coming . . . only thing I can think of that would have told her to head for high ground. Good dog!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:28 AM
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Looks like dogs might have an instinct to go to higher ground during earthquakes even when a tsunami is not a factor. It is smart when you think about liquefaction tending to occur in the lowlands.

I found this reading up on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (There was an anniversary commemoration a couple of days ago. Amazingly there are still 3 known survivors alive, all well into their 100's.)

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Account of Ernest S. Simpson
By Ernest S. Simpson

Mr. Simpson was Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle at the time of the Great Earthquake.

BRUTE four-footed instinct triumphed over objective two-footed reason in that first moment of the Time of Terror....
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