Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Six Awesome Dogs


Dogs are not as good as cats but they are still pretty good. These ones are extra good. Like Lassie standard, basically.

1. Patsy Ann, the Greeter

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Patsy Ann was a bull terrier who greeted incoming ships in Juneau, Alaska. She was profoundly deaf, but could detect a ship up to half a mile away. She raced to the dock for every incoming ship, no matter what distractions she met along the way. Longshoremen relied on Patsy Ann to alert them to arrivals. She even knew which dock the ship would tie to! Patsy was born in 1929 and lived in several homes before she became a neighborhood dog, loved by all but belonging to none. She was named the “Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska” by the mayor in 1934. Patsy died in 1942 and was buried at sea while a large crowd watched. In 1992, a bronze statue of Patsy Ann was unveiled in Juneau.


Mental Floss.

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