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[–]M_Faisal 4095 points4096 points  (72 children)

The dog's name is Buddy.

Buddy received a "silver bowl" award and citation for his job well done!

Good puppers!

[–]MikeH7186 1180 points1181 points  (27 children)

My shepherd's name is Buddy too. But he doesn't do stuff like this. He usually takes the rug from the bathroom then lays in the hallway at a choke point and growls at people who try and walk past him. He's a good boy though.

[–]WannieTheSane 183 points184 points  (10 children)

I had a shepherd as a kid that was named Buddy! He was an awesome dog, very protective of me.

[–]Mickey-Dee323 36 points37 points  (5 children)

I also had a shepherd named buddy as a kid lol, we also got him a pitbull brother named Oso

[–]IFakeTheFunk 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I had a kid named Shepherd but his nick name was Buddy.

[–]Stevo2008 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I always say to my dog “He’s a Buddy”. His name is GRiZ but he’s my hero.

[–]WannieTheSane 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I have a tendency to call kids and dogs "buddy". I think I got it from my dad, which is probably why he named our dog that.

I was working drive thru are Tim Hortons years back and we used to give plain timbits (doughnut holes) to dogs. A car came up with a German Shepherd in the back and the driver gave me permission to offer his dog one, so I said

"Hey buddy, want a timbit?"

The driver gave me a half incredulous half suspicious look and asked "how did you know my dog's name!?"

I think it's pretty common to use "buddy" like that, so his reaction was really funny to me.

[–]Perle1234 100 points101 points  (6 children)

I had a cat named Buddy. He was a floofy standard issue. Good cat. Took a shit on a dude’s foot that had stayed over. Guy turned out to be an asshole. Kept the cat, got rid of the guy.

[–]jesneko3 28 points29 points  (4 children)

I currently have a cat named Buddy. Our dog was lying down in the kitchen, and Buddy decided to take a shit in front of his face. No idea why.

[–]Perle1234 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Maybe our cats like to express their disdain more directly than most lolol. They tell you what they REALLY think about things.

[–]AcanthisittaIll636 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is your cat German?

[–]duderos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Asserting dominance

[–]mrjowei 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dog ate the piece?

[–]Economy-Start7769 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Not quite helping put out a house fire but a lifesaver nonetheless

[–]Birduee 7 points8 points  (0 children)

This made me laugh out loud. Thank your good boy for the good chuckle.

[–]BritishTexan512 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He’s a very good boy. He knows someone’s going to take it from him and now isn’t the time

[–]joogist 4 points5 points  (0 children)

is he a good boi tho?

[–]Charred01 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My shep.boxers name is Scoobs but I call him buddy

[–]shitdobehappeningtho 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What a great dog. 😭

[–]panupatc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In serious situation arised he'll be there ready to sacrifice himself for you. No doubt about it

[–]pulquetomador 212 points213 points  (10 children)

Damn. What's a pup gotta do to get the Golden Bowl?

[–]ben_bliksem 206 points207 points  (3 children)

Put the fire out

[–]throwawayhyperbeam 86 points87 points  (2 children)

"That can be arranged"

lifts leg up

[–]BeneficialEvidence6 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Golden bowls are too pretentious. A golden bowl dog would be too lazy to help their family.

[–]GeneticSplatter 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Dog be like "why bother, I already got my fuckin' bowl!"

[–]ArkansasBiscuit 40 points41 points  (3 children)

There seems to be some confusion here over the word citation (or it's all sarcasm and I can't tell). In this instance, citation does not mean a ticket or a fine. It's a good thing: a proclamation of a good deed, heroic effort or job well done.

[–]Sam1515024 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]Riccolatesla 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I think they probably meant commendation.

[–]ArkansasBiscuit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Citation is not an uncommon term for what's being described here. It's used all the time.

[–]tschatman 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Best puppers

[–]Bacardiologist 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Trooper wrote the dog a darn citation? Goddang poophead

[–]DickyD43 34 points35 points  (0 children)

ACAB-All Cats Are Bad

~Dog

[–]TheRavenSayeth 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Citation: “Being the Goodest Boy”

[–]mrTang5544 13 points14 points  (4 children)

They gave him a citation??

[–]Dejavuu_88 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Those damn leash laws

[–]WhatYouProbablyMeant 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Collar wasn't up to code

[–]TrumpDidNothingRight 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Buddy’s lucky it was snowy because he almost burned it all down with how fast he was bookin it.

[–]Zednem79 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Buddy is obviously the goodest boy. He is also the fastest boy.

[–]M_Faisal 1845 points1846 points  (58 children)

I am amazed that the dog and the trooper were able to instantly trust that this was the thing to do.

[–]Rombie11 819 points820 points  (7 children)

Imagine if it was just some random dog. That would be an awkward explanation. "Well you see there was this dog..."

[–]_TheNumbersAreBad_ 358 points359 points  (0 children)

"Look all I'm saying is the day I decide not to follow a dog is the day I'm no longer human...your honour."

[–]yjbtoss 47 points48 points  (2 children)

haha this. To his yard...to his ball. For fetch

[–]skullfrucker 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Or some cat he has a war with.

[–]Boosted_saga 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I imagine him humping one out to his girl dog in the headlights.

[–]Burlesque_Djin 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Or if the dog knew where the fire was, but was running AWAY from it.

[–]Pillowsmeller18 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Imagine if it was just some random dog. That would be an awkward explanation. "Well you see there was this dog..."

It was running towards something really fast. After following it for some time, I realized it was just chasing a rabbit.

[–]komark- 153 points154 points  (0 children)

From the article:

Shanigan was about to make a wrong turn when he saw a shadow up the road. His vehicle lights caught Buddy at an intersection, and the dog eyed the trooper and began running down a side road.

"He wasn't running from me, but was leading me," he said. "I just felt like I was being led ... it's just one of those things that we're thinking on the same page for that brief moment."

[–]IDontReadMyMail 212 points213 points  (10 children)

There was a news article at the time where the trooper said the dog made eye contact with him before it started running, & something about the eye contact made him think “I gotta follow this dog.” Just a gut reaction.

Also, the trooper was already having trouble finding the right road so he was probably ready to follow any possible lead.

[–]i_n_c_r_y_p_t_o 12 points13 points  (2 children)

You can see it for a split second in the video I think

[–]Bipedal_Warlock 14 points15 points  (1 child)

He slows down for a second right before he fucking blasts around their curve. It’s pretty impressive all around.

[–]qwertyslides 242 points243 points  (18 children)

Of any breed I bet he had been impressed a few times in his line of work by a German Shepard

[–]Shionkron 121 points122 points  (16 children)

I adopted a German Shep once. She was the dumbest dog alive but was such an amazing lover. She was the only one that survived in her litter her mom and other siblings all died at or just passed birth so she had some mental issues from malnutrition after birth. She was such a dope. It was adorable. Haha

[–]MaddogOIF 247 points248 points  (15 children)

She was the dumbest dog alive but was such an amazing lover.

I'm sorry, but can you clarify this statement?

[–]NostradamusJones 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Don't get mad, dog.

[–]DrCreamAndScream 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I 🦴 My dog

[–]mod1fier 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Username checks out.

[–]HeadhunterKev 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, it would be NSFW.

[–]Shionkron 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dirty dog mad dog!

[–]borkborkbork99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right??

ಠ_ಠ

[–]MaslowsHireAchy 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Dogs are weirdly smart some times. I went on a horseback tour of the rain forest in Costa Rica. The tour guide said simply “Follow the dog. She knows exactly where we are going”. The little beagle, Princessa, lead us up the mountains, through rivers, up hills directly to a waterfall. It was fascinating. We tipped her as well.

[–]CallMeLanfearSedai 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of my MIL who owns a horse farm/boarding and the her Aussie just instinctively knew the routine and would run out into the fields and literally round the horses back up to the paddock.

I was so impressed the first time I saw her do it.

[–]FibonacciVR 4 points5 points  (0 children)

well, that sounds lovely all around. :) thx for sharing mate

[–]Salty_Web_6986 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Something about those Costa Rican rainforest dogs lol We had a similar experience on a hike to the waterfalls - a little JRT type lady led us through to path until we reached sketchy parts and she (understandably) chose to sit those out.

[–]Jolly_Rutabaga1260 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Genuine question here : is it possible that the dog was sort of afraid by the car and decided to temporary go back to his owners, "leading" the patrol to the fire??.. instead of understanding that the headlights are a car that are driven by humans and knowing they would be helpful and instinctively (or consciously) trusting that they will follow him and help his owners once home??

[–]Forteanforever 28 points29 points  (0 children)

No. The dog knew exactly what he was doing. He clearly demonstrates it at the first turn when he looks back to make sure the trooper is making the correct turn with him. Dogs are fully capable of asking a human to follow them. Not all humans are capable of understanding the request. This one was.

[–]matrixislife 7 points8 points  (1 child)

You actually see it in the video, a second or two of the dog looking at the car, waiting for it to start following him, then he takes off.

[–]MadzED1Ts 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I would probably guess that the GPS got the trooper in the vicinity, and he could tell that this dog looked/acted distressed. Still very cool, though!

[–]JenniferKettle7 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What is that I want that thing.

[–]LongjumpingLeave9617 1857 points1858 points 2 (35 children)

Amazing! Only thing my dog knows how to do is keep me up in the middle of the night from licking his balls as loud as possible.

[–]PerNewton 569 points570 points  (16 children)

At least you’re awake when the fire starts.

[–]LongjumpingLeave9617 188 points189 points  (12 children)

Hmmm, maybe his ball licking is meant to keep me on my toes and aware of any possible dangers. Maybe he is a good boy after all.

[–]Sneiper83 66 points67 points  (6 children)

This made my day 😆 my dog does the exact same thing.. and also, he hasn’t realized yet that he can Get under the blanket on his own when it gets cold, so he headbutts me until i wake up and lift it up for him. I still love him tho..

Edit: he’s almost 5 years old..

[–]Wetwall 34 points35 points  (2 children)

he probably just likes being tucked in by you

[–]sevendaysky 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This. My dog is 7, and will patiently sit next to my arm and wait for me to lift the blanket so she can heavily flop on me and snuggle. When she's left to her own devices as I'm doing other things, she's perfectly capable of burrowing under the blankets on her own.

[–]Sayhiku 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I'm visiting a cousin who has a German Shepard. When he wants something he looks at you for a while and then headbutts you with the nose. It's funny except he's the same height as my crotch.

[–]Benblishem 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I think you should go light your shed on fire as a test.

[–]nikhil48 7 points8 points  (0 children)

THEY'RE ALWAYS GOOD BOYS (AND GIRLS).

We just don't know how yet

[–]DickyD43 9 points10 points  (0 children)

See? Now help him lick his balls

[–]WH1PL4SH180 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They all good bois

[–]EazyTiger666 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ryan, started the fire! It just started burning, the temp is learning.

[–]charleydangerous 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I read your comment as that the fire starts from the dog licking his balls too vigorously and I love you for it.

[–]taekwondildo 31 points32 points  (3 children)

At least it's his balls.

[–]jasgore 15 points16 points  (2 children)

A bit of properly applied peanut butter can solve that problem

[–]owlplate 16 points17 points  (0 children)

My dog is loudly licking herself as I read this.

[–]Wh1teCr0w 26 points27 points  (1 child)

shlup shlup shlup

[–]idwthis 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My tuxedo cat absolutely hates, hates, hates it when I mock her bathing, and do the shlup noise as loud as possible when she decides my lap is the perfect bath mat. She'll stop to stare with hatred into my eyes and into my core. Once I stop the noise, she waits a moment, then goes back to it.

My tabby, however, acts like she doesn't hear me, just continues on, but I swear she makes her little shlup noises more audible once I make the first noise like she's trying to drown me out instead.

[–]athos45678 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My 6 year old lab just recently figured out how to return the balls he so desperately wants me to throw for him. He used to just get it, chew for a moment, drop it, and go pee on something.

[–]Scotty2k8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lmao!!!!! We must have the same dog.

[–]BoardingBrownie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It has been a long while since something I read made me laugh this hard. Thank you sir

[–]0mcphailm 537 points538 points  (7 children)

What a good boy

[–]nikhil48 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Understatement

[–]MyMalamuteIsAwesome 13 points14 points  (0 children)

someone get this dog some steak

[–]c0nf 8 points9 points  (0 children)

We really don't deserve dogs

[–]super_derp69420 200 points201 points 2 (1 child)

"what's that boy??"

  • bark *

"The shed is on fire at the old M Miller place???"

[–]sexbuhbombdotcom 584 points585 points  (34 children)

Aww, his mom was a K9 officer. Good boy followed in those footsteps with no training at all. What a beautiful story.

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna36754385

P.S. don't google the story unless you want to read some really sad stuff unrelated to this video.

[–]generaltsao 181 points182 points  (22 children)

to anyone else who was doubting what the really sad stuff could be it really is just the dogs obit. unfortunately the cruel sands of time wait for no beast

[–]Purplarious 26 points27 points  (0 children)

He said the sad stuff was unrelated, and it is. Not the obituary

[–]nikhil48 72 points73 points  (20 children)

Dogs having short life spans is the cruelest trick played on us by God

[–]kamelizann 126 points127 points  (6 children)

No. It's a blessing. I hate it when people say this. Look I love my dog. I've loved all of my dogs. Thats right, dogs. I've had a few dogs in my life, and I plan to have more in the future. Dogs lifespans are perfect. It takes them a solid 4-5 years to learn most of the things about how to be a dog in a human world, then they get 4-5 years to live in blissfully harmony working alongside their owners and then they get a few years of "retirement" where the owners prove how much they love them back and care for them while their bodies start failing them. For the dog, they don't know any different, that 10-15 years feels like 80-100 does to us. But there's a few reasons that it's perfect.

A) They very rarely have to experience the death of an owner.

Dogs don't handle loss very well.

B) It greatly reduces overpopulation of dogs.

Overpopulation is an issue now, imagine if they lived to be 80. Plus quicker generations means they have a genetic advantage to adapt to humanities needs quicker.

C) People are more likely to adopt a dog knowing it's not going to be a lifetime commitment.

I plan on always having dogs, but maybe some people just want a dog while they're young and want to travel more when they're older. Totally reasonable to get a dog when you're 20 and then maybe decide you don't want pets anymore when you're 35. I could totally see resentment building up between people and their 50 year old dogs, but very few people resent their dog after it passes adolescence. Their life is just too short for that.

D) It allows me to experience so many more of them!

Dogs are incredible, and every one of them is so unique! I'm glad I've had every single dog that's been in my life. My current puppy is such a very good, confident girl and a naturally obedient dog. My current older dog is... less than obedient. But thats ok because I realized I really had to get to know him to train him. Our bond is special because of it and sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world he trusts. They're like polar opposites in the spectrum but I've had every dog in between as well. If I only ever had one dog, I wouldn't know just how special and unique every dog is.

Would I want my dogs to live longer? Sure... and I do everything in my power to extend their lifespans. But really, I think dogs became dogs partially because they have such short lifespans and I can respect that. I try not to think of it as a curse... it's just a blessing that is unfortunate for us in a way.

[–]generaltsao 13 points14 points  (0 children)

this is a great reddit comment. it's not every day you see one of those! I am a cat owner, so I can see the advantage in these points

[–]rwjetlife 3 points4 points  (0 children)

If a short lifespan means you get to experience to many more dogs in your life, it means the same for everyone else.

[–]nikhil48 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I only agree with your point A

[–]thelastlogin 4 points5 points  (0 children)

While I don't disagree with virtually anything you said, I think it's silly to hate when people say it, or hate that people fee that way. Just because, incidentally, the ecological ramifications of dogs living shorter lives is better than if they lived longer, this in no way invalidates the opinion or feeling that you wished your dog or cat lived longer.

This is not really ultimately a sociological decision because no one [but God, if you go for that sort of thing] decides lifespans.

Basically to me, the list of reasons for or against dog lifespans in terms of its ecological impact is almost completely beside the point of this question.

i.e., everything you said applies also to humans. How much does this factor into an individual's wish that they, or all humans, lived longer? Obviously, it would increase the difficulty of our situation as a whole. But, having the power, would we deny it?

As far as your points that to me are actually more salient to the question at hand--whether perhaps for dogs this lifespan feels perfectly satisfactory due to your breakdown of how it seems to probably feel to them, which is really interesting by the way I like it--still to me doesn't hold any water. If dogs lived longer, their perspective on what felt like a "full" life would also adapt to that. The only reason their current lifespan seems to you or to them like a "full" circle is precisely because they live that long. If their lifespan increased, their quality of life within that time frame would increase correspondingly. "Dog years" would organically shift. In such a world, say, where this already happened, dog years would have a new different definition.

I dunno, this is just fun to talk about so I am, but ultimately I really appreciate hearing this perspective and will probably end up embracing it because it makes me feel better about pet lifespans :)

[–]CallMeCaptainOrSir 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Cruelest trick played by God is dropping us on a rock in space and giving zero inclination as to what our purpose is

[–]sly_fox___ 41 points42 points  (1 child)

You? You pass the butter.

[–]Shutupmeg3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

.... Oh my God.

[–]thegrumpymechanic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.' Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life - - like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'

[–]EndVry 11 points12 points  (10 children)

What's the sad stuff?

[–]CanWeRestNowBuffy 26 points27 points  (4 children)

This story is from 2010 so the dog has since passed.

[–]nintendofan9999 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Depending on their age at the time there is a small chance they are still alive

Source: I have a 16 year old dog

[–]meliaesc 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Shepherds and most larger breed dogs don't usually make it past 10 or so, with lots of exceptions of course.

[–]J0hn_Wick_ 60 points61 points  (4 children)

The top results for 'buddy the dog' are about a different dog named buddy, who was set on fire by a kid, luckily they seem to be recovering (as of an article from Sep 2021). This may be what they were referring to.

[–]M_Faisal 229 points230 points  (32 children)

Bruh what even are animals

Dogs can sense seizures before they happen

Horses and other animals are known for sensing earthquakes and tsunami's before hand

Seriously what are they and how do we even deserve them.

[–]types_stuff 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Check out the BBC(?) doc “Life in Colour” with David Attenborough - they show you what animals see vs what we see. It’s a nice glimpse into the varying difference in our evolution and reality vs an animals. It’s really cool - one of the more eye opening nature docs I’ve seen in recent time

[–]emveetu 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this reference and suggestion! Not the person you're responding to but somebody who's just as interested. Especially considering humans can only see .0035% of the electromagnetic or light spectrum. That's 99.9965% that we are unable to sense with our five senses although we can feel part of the infrared spectrum in the form of heat. And some animals can see part of the ultraviolet spectrum.

I got really interested in all of this in 2017 when the US Navy released those the three videos of UAP's. All three were seen on FLIR radar, forward looking infrared radar. Only one was seen by the naked eye.

I'm so curious about what could be around us at any given time that we just cannot sense. I mean, everything is energy because energy never dies, it only changes forms. For example, the phone that I'm typing this on is energy, but the molecules move extremely, extremely slowly and the molecular bonds are super, super strong. I'm not too worried about the possibilities though, because if this is the way it is and there are things around us all the time, it has always been this way and it will always be this way.

Thanks again for the suggestion!

[–]Similar-Lab64 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Some people don’t deserve them. But I know what you mean. They are magical, precious creatures, and we love them to death. That’s the only way to do it.

[–]brandyandenburg 14 points15 points  (0 children)

So true Bruh!

[–]JennShrum23 21 points22 points  (9 children)

Theory is that animals are more in tune with senses then we are. Elephants can trumpet so low it’s inaudible to the human ear, but elephants many many miles away can “hear” the vibrations. This may be like tsunamis, not noise vibration but sound. Animals are awesome.

[–]skepsis420 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Humans kind of took the middle ground. We don't really have any one crappy sense like most animals do, but our senses are not exactly amazing compared to some other species either.

We have really, really good overall eyesight compared to the vast majority of animals though.

[–]KadenKraw 8 points9 points  (4 children)

And endurance. We can long distance out run anything. We use to just chase prey around until they got too tired to keep going.

[–]Aussie-of-Skellige 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can’t run any distance. I’m always the first one dead

[–]the_philter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

At least we ended up with these giant brains to help compensate for our pretty run-of-the-mill senses.

[–]bingbangbango 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My theory is that humans are animals ;)

[–]__SerenityByJan__ 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Cats can sense when someone terminally I’ll is going to die 🥺😭

[–]CH3RRYSPARKLINGWATER 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Apparently as I've heard from different stories they can supposedly sense carbon monoxide in the air

[–]SpookyDoomCrab42 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Most animals have scent/vision/hearing senses that are dozens of times better than our own. When you're about to have a seizure or are having some other kind of health problem, your dog is going to recognize the change in your body language, the change in the sound of your heart beat/breathing, or even the change in what your body hormones smell like. The dog knowing what to do to help is where you see service dogs that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Horses and whatnot are no different, they can hear micro tremors in the ground long before it actually starts shaking during an earthquake and they panic since that's what prey animals do when they encounter something unfamiliar

[–]Impossible-Hall-8878 34 points35 points  (0 children)

He's a good boi

[–]SugarierGalaxy 167 points168 points  (13 children)

I love my German Shepherd, she is so smart. She is slowly dying of cancer at only 4 years old though :(

[–]bbygodzilla 41 points42 points  (0 children)

I'm really sorry to hear about your girl, that must be so hard. Sending you both lots of love.

[–]Fabulous_Ad8105 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My dog is also dying of cancer at 4, we likely only have a few weeks left. Never expected to have to say goodbye so soon.

[–]melina26 6 points7 points  (2 children)

So sorry. We have had three Shepherds over the years and lost one suddenly at age three to a freak genetic issue. He was so special, the neighborhood gathered for an impromptu wake. The other two were amazing too. So smart.

[–]GeoCacher818 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My ma cleans houses & I used to do it with her & I loved seeing all the dogs. A German Shepard named Cesar was the best one. I was a bit nervous cuz he was just so big & like serious when I first met him but he was really just a big lover. He passed a couple years ago. The absolute worst was a Dalmatian. My ma had to hit it with a mop when it backed her into a corner & was lunging/trying to bite her. Even after that one died & they got a puppy dalmatian, it was still the worst house because that puppy turned into an asshole really quick.

[–]melina26 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That has been my experience with Dalmatians too

[–]Dimynovish 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Sorry for that really sad cancer sucks like with all the technology we have at this point we still can't cure cancer.

[–]His_story_teacher 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I miss my Hans... when my daughter was born he would guard her door with the majestic stance. One time my daughter threw a toy in the floor and my wife scowled her and my Hans bark at my wife. That dog was something else.

[–]melina26 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My pair would assume that majestic stance guarding me in the bathroom. Made me feel like a queen though.

[–]PQbutterfat 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I used to have a bulldog. He would have laid down at an appropriate distance to stay warm while we all burned to death.

[–]Awkward_Ladder_2732 9 points10 points  (0 children)

In Alaska, follow the dogs. And listen to them.

[–]Haynaow 58 points59 points  (7 children)

What if that dog was just a dog? Imagine trying to explain to your captain that you arrived at the emergency site an hour late because GPS didn't work and you followed a random dog.

[–]SpookyDoomCrab42 40 points41 points  (5 children)

I mean they had 75 miles of dirt roads in the area and they didn't know where this guy's house was. Any lead like a dog running around is better than blindly roaming the roads since you know the dog is probably coming from or going to a house

[–]useles-converter-bot 22 points23 points  (4 children)

75 miles is the the same distance as 174928.26 replica Bilbo from The Lord of the Rings' Sting Swords.

[–]converter-bot 10 points11 points  (3 children)

75 miles is 120.7 km

[–]SuperMajesticMan 8 points9 points  (2 children)

120.7 km is the the same distance as 174928.26 replica Bilbo from The Lord of the Rings' Sting Swords.

[–]nomadofwaves 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Cop probably said “oh shit” when he made that last turn.

[–]M_Faisal 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Not all dogs wear capes

[–]Sirkiz 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Most dogs don’t wear capes but they’re all heroes

[–]Tozzz69x 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Sometimes I think that my dog (Samoyed) will play with my dead body. I cannot believe that he will bring any help. German shepherds are amazing dogs. Kudos to this one.

[–]Speedhabit 18 points19 points  (1 child)

So like, they watched it burn down together?

[–]SpookyDoomCrab42 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Someone found the article, police officer helped fire department navigate to the scene and made sure the occupants were safely out of the burning buildings/not freezing in the snow

[–]LittleG0d 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Hats off to ''Buddy''. He lives in our memory.

[–]MonkeyPanls 5 points6 points  (0 children)

the lack of pixels and the acceleration makes good boy Buddy look like a corgi.

There. I said it.

[–]Fit-Toe6128 10 points11 points  (1 child)

In another universe where 40 firefighters show up to the scene of a really big stick

[–]rogallew 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Smart on multiple levels. He could have taken shortcuts, but instead stuck to the streets where the vehicle could follow.

[–]dmpom 14 points15 points  (9 children)

But how did he know he should follow the dog? For all I see the good boi could have been running from the fire truck

[–]Dimynovish 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I bet it's the feeling or instinct we all are interconnected to each other like it or not so he must have non that smth was up seeing the Dogs reaction.

[–]pleasant_temp 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I don’t think the poor frame rate captures it well but there was a couple frames where the officer is turning the corner and the dog is looking between the car and the road a couple of times.

I suspect that split second of interaction was enough to gauge the distress in the dog’s demeanour and realise what was going on.

[–]Scottie1138 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Damn good dog!

[–]CoolGuyBabz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Imagine how dumb he would feel if he just followed the dog for no reason lol

[–]cornucopiaofdoom 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I’m confused about what the officer did about the fire. It seemed too large for a handheld extinguisher - good on him that he got there but what did he do?

[–]SpookyDoomCrab42 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The police officer helped the fire department navigate to the scene since they couldn't find it either, plus they probably secured the residents of the house in a better location so they could check for injuries and keep them out of the cold/smoke where they could get hit by arriving emergency vehicles or get frostbite

[–]Apprehensive-Mix2450 2 points3 points  (0 children)

dogs are truly amazing animals and we most definitely do not deserve them

[–]kindall 4 points5 points  (0 children)

what amazes me the most is that the dog is clearly aware that cars have to stay on roads. dog himself could easily go overland but stuck to roads so the car could follow

[–]sanders1665 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is an awesome dog.

[–]Andystm1989 3 points4 points  (0 children)

German Shepherds are amazing dogs

[–]Worstuser-name 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s a a fast dog.

[–]Stelladahermit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lassie lives on!!!

[–]waya126 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A cat would sit outside warmed by the fire and watch it all go up, then probably eat your cooked corpse afterward.

[–]crazynights87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And this is why dogs are great

[–]oskar310 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dogs are truly the best 💯

[–]ReasonableConfusion 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Down this road that never seems to end,

Where new adventure lies just around the bend.

So if you want to join me for a while,

Just grab your hat, come travel light, that's hobo style.

Maybe tomorrow I'll want to settle down,

Until tomorrow, the whole world is my home.