PUBLISHED: 16:07 08 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:51 08 October 2018 Dominic Moffitt Firefighters rescued little Duchy at Chantry Park Picture: JANE VENTON Firefighters rushed to a distressed Ipswich family’s aid after their pet dog got stuck in a gaping hole in Chantry Park. The hole Duchy got trapped in Picture: JANE VENTONJane and John Venton were walking four-year-old terrier cross Duchy in the park with daughters Ada and Sarah when disaster struck.Little Duchy had gone missing – and when she didn’t respond to their calls, the family started to get worried.“She does usually go off, chasing squirrels and doing the usual thing,” said Mrs Venton.“But she does always come back, as far as I know she has never done this before.Duchy and the Venton's other dog Dobbie Picture: JANE VENTON“We could hear barking like crazy underground, it sounded a long way off and we found her down this hole.”The petrified pooch had … [Read more...] about ‘We were terrified’ – Rescue drama as dog falls down hole into underground cellar
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By Andrea Leinfelder Updated 6:08 pm CDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 Robyn Schapiro, left, and Maryellen Bunn take a break with their service dogs, in Terminal C at George Bush Intercontinental Aiport as they participate in a program that helps people with special needs train both their companion dogs and themselves about coming to and navigating around the airport on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Houston. less Robyn Schapiro, left, and Maryellen Bunn take a break with their service dogs, in Terminal C at George Bush Intercontinental Aiport as they participate in a program that helps people with special needs train ... more Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer Robyn Schapiro and her service dog, Tyra, make their way through security in Terminal A at George Bush Intercontinental Aiport as they participate in a program that helps people with special needs train both their companion … [Read more...] about Service dogs get red carpet treatment at Bush Intercontinental
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff September 10, 2018 In Sudbury, an older Labradoodle named Reuben has been dragging himself up three flights of stairs and plopping himself in front of Kerani Verma’s room — vacant since she left for the University of Delaware — and just waiting.Gracie, a Newton goldendoodle, has put herself on a hunger strike since sisters Rachel and Emma Brown left for post-grad life and Tufts. She spends her nights snoozing near their empty beds.As for Wyatt, a yellow Lab in West Roxbury, he’s been sitting at the base of the staircase, listening for the command he’s been hearing for years — “Go wake Gabe!”— only it’s not coming anymore. Gabe’s left for UMass Amherst. Advertisement “He’s out of a job,” said Judy Harris, Gabe’s mom and Wyatt’s owner. … [Read more...] about Meet the other empty nesters: They’re dogs, and they’re missing the kids, too.
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 9:21 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Napa, Calif. – Frank Ragnow couldn’t remember which of his veteran teammates gave him the advice, but it’s become an important part of Detroit Lions rookie offensive lineman’s training camp routine. “One of the old guy’s advice was to find that hour, that hour a day to kind get away from it, not think about football and keep your mind right to freshly attack it every day,” Ragnow said. Training camp is a physical and mental grind that extends well beyond the two-plus hours on the practice field. Players are often at the team’s facility well beyond the parameters of a normal work day – in the weight room, the classroom, and sharing three meals together. Then it’s on to the team hotel, where they continue to study their playbooks and watch film, largely quarantined from the outside world. Ragnow embraces the work. He loves the work. But … [Read more...] about Dog days of training camp have Lions rookie Ragnow missing pooch
Anthony Drees vividly recalls the 1991 Iraqi missile attack on U.S. military barracks in Saudi Arabia that claimed the lives of more than two dozen fellow service members — an event that would also put his on a new course. “I hear it more than I feel it — suddenly I’m looking up and I can see the sky,” said Drees, a U.S. Army veteran who moved to Colorado in 1993 after serving in Operation Desert Storm. “The walls I was next to are gone, the roof is gone. There are sounds of people screaming, the smell of people burning. I tried to move my leg and tried to put my shoe on, and it flopped in a direction it doesn’t usually go.” The former soldier would undergo 74 surgeries in the next 27 years, most of them attempts to save his shattered right leg. Along the way, Drees also made room to focus on the needs of other veterans and eventually took the reins of a nonprofit that helps other groups provide things like service dog training, support … [Read more...] about “I’m on a mission”: Colorado Army veteran wounded in Desert Storm got back on track by helping other ex-service members across the state.