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Pit bull honored as a hero after saving masterís life for a second time
news.yahoo.com ^ | Jul 27, 2012 | Jeff Stacklin

Posted on 07/28/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT by grundle

A pit bull from Lawrenceville, Ga., is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his master's wife--not once, but twice.

John Benton was headed out to work one day in July 2011 when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely.

"He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door," Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture.

"The doctors said that if it had not been for this dog, if he had let me leave that house, she would have either bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her," Benton told the TV station.

And just eight weeks ago, Titan again came to the rescue of Gloria Benton, the station reported. Early one morning, Titan woke John Benton, who discovered his wife had fallen and broken her hip.

For his heroics, the Humane Society of the United States honored Titan as its second runner up for the fifth annual Dogs of Valor Awards.

Gloria Benton, who hadn't been so keen on having a pit bull in her house, has grown quite fond of Titan.

"He is so special," she told the TV station. "And you just can't give him enough love. He loves to be loved on."

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KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; herodog; pitbull; putbull
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To: Eaker

Thank you, Eaker. I’ve been thinking some lately maybe it’s time I get another one.


21 posted on 07/28/2012 6:42:54 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: grundle

Great story, but HSUS? No thank you!


22 posted on 07/28/2012 6:46:28 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: grundle

As the owner says near the end of the video, “It’s not about the breed. It’s the way they’re raised.”


23 posted on 07/28/2012 6:58:16 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Salamander; floralamiss; Eaker
Sssh!


24 posted on 07/28/2012 7:02:42 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Dysart

Thank you for sharing that story.....I enjoyed it....


25 posted on 07/28/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't everybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Dysart

Am sorry your Pit is no longer with you. I can tell you miss him and loved him beyond words. Amazing how a dog can see straight into your heart.

I had a dog who chose and adopted me. He obviously had good taste. He wasn’t a Pit but had a Pit’s devotion. Cried like a baby when he passed on.


26 posted on 07/28/2012 8:21:31 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: shibumi

LOLOLOL! This reminds me of a very long time ago when two friends made a wrong turn on vacation in New Orleans and wound up in their convertible in the MLK Day parade. They couldn’t see a white face up ahead or behind them. Her passenger said, “What’ll we do?” Judy answered, “Just shut-up, keep smiling, and wave!” Most everybody waved back.They managed to grin their way on up the street until they could turn off.

Shibumi, this is hilarious!!! Thanks!


27 posted on 07/29/2012 10:04:25 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Salamander; shibumi

Well, then, thanks to the both of you for sharing these “happy things”!

How’s old Alice making out these days?


28 posted on 07/29/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: floralamiss
Still mad at me.

His little pea brain hasn't accepted the sad fact that he seriously sucks at being a ‘real snake’ and he still cruises his new, spacious condo/Supermax prison, looking for a way out.

After the horrendously bad shed he just went through, thanks to the Mystery Goop he had on his back, you'd *think* he'd appreciate having proper heat, humidity and regular meals and water, again, but *nooooo*....;D

29 posted on 07/29/2012 10:15:32 AM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: floralamiss
Sometimes, late at night, when it's really quiet, I swear I can hear a little squeaky voice singing

"Nobody know de trouble Ah's seed. Nobody know but me"...;D

[he's been wanting a tin cup but danged if I'm giving him one]

30 posted on 07/29/2012 10:21:56 AM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Salamander

Look out, he may be the Frank Lee Morris of the snake world or Harry Houdini, who, after all, could only shed his skin when he escaped this mortal coil, so Alice has him beat.

I was just going through a box of memorabilia, and found my mom’s note describing the six-year-old floralamiss undressing after school. I was shuffling out of my skin-tight leotards when she asked me how school had been. I answered, “crazy, man, crazy!” Must be how Alice felt. Freeee-dom!


31 posted on 07/29/2012 10:42:39 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Dysart
I posted a picture of my pit/red heeler mix on the gate outside the front door of my house.

Some of our neighbors have had break-ins.

We haven't.

He is asleep under my desk right now.


32 posted on 07/29/2012 10:42:50 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker

Awwwww! Pitt Stop, good boy!


33 posted on 07/29/2012 10:44:48 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: A'elian' nation; Kimmers

I appreciate the nice words...every now and then those memories need a proper dusting.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Eaker
Some of our neighbors have had break-ins. We haven't.

That is a fine looking dog, and I well understand your point. You know criminals case the neighborhood before slithering in; knowing what lies behind the door should turn 'em away forthwith. Besides it looks like your boy there is the vigilant type and would announce himself with gusto if they somehow missed the sign- given that mix I'd bet good money on it. And not quite a Welcome Waggin.

When I had my guy he was known well to all within a fair radius. I only rarely locked my door when he was there...he had stellar record too. No trespasses ever recorded.

35 posted on 07/29/2012 11:43:44 AM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Dysart

One of my more unusual memories was a neighbor guy busting in my house brandishing a gun and telling me to keep my dog, Bonkers, away from his pure-bred bitch. He accused my dog of impregnating her.
He waved his gun around threatening to shoot my dog.

Bonkers was a stray before we moved into the neighborhood. I would feed him, and wasn’t long before he joined me on my beach runs in Hawaii. We became an item. I put a collar and tag on him, but could never deny him his freedom. Just couldn’t tie him up. It was his beach first.

Funny, for a beach dog stray, he never ventured into the water. His specialty was crab-digging. He kept his eye on me the whole time I was out there swimming, but I’m sure he would have let me drown if it came to that choice - lol.

Fortunately, the gun-waving neighbor moved away.
Bonkers is buried on the beach he loved.
I’ll be seeing him again.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 12:09:45 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: A'elian' nation

The erstwhile Bonkers also sounds unforgettable. Lucky you.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 12:24:13 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Salamander

LOLOLOL! You kill me, Sal!


38 posted on 07/29/2012 12:48:31 PM PDT by floralamiss
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To: Ditter
My friend Ditter painted this. ;<)

Captured him nicely!

39 posted on 07/29/2012 2:08:22 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker

A pit/red heeler mix!!

Both brains and brawn. And nice looking to boot!


40 posted on 07/29/2012 2:37:57 PM PDT by berdie
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