Photographer Robyn Arouty published a series of photos on her website of a Black Labrador in Texas named Duke. He had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his leg and the leg had to be amputated. Unfortunately, Duke had to be put to sleep on July 7th because the cancerous tumor had spread. Duke’s owner, Jordan Roberts, is a friend of Arouty and asked the photographer to capture Duke’s last day with his family. He ate some treats, spent time with his family, played in the water, and rested in a park. Duke looks like a wonderful dog who is now at peace. Click here for more at Robyn Arouty Photography (note: the website has been down at times due to the large number of visitors).
TERRIER SERVES AS LOYAL COMPANION TO A BLIND LABRADOR - “Milo really cares for Eddie – he always licks his face, they sleep in the same room and spend all their time together. Without Milo, Eddie would be lost.”
A 6-year-old terrier mix named Milo and a 7-year-old Black Labrador named Eddie are inseparable. Eddie is blind but Milo is constantly there by Eddie’s side to guide and assist him. They live together in Cardiff, Wales. Read more from metro.co.uk:
Crossbreed terrier Milo has become the eyes of blind black labrador Eddie and even pulls him along the pavement.
The pair are now inseparable, says their owner, Angie Baker-Stedham, 45.
‘Milo helps me to fetch Eddie when I call him. He leads him all the way back to me,’ she added…Six-year-old Milo has helped her create a family environment in her home in Cardiff, she says. The children have grown used to hearing the pet’s bell. ‘He wears it on his collar so Eddie can follow him around. If Eddie wanders off,
Milo will go and look for him and bring him back to me.
‘Before Eddie went blind they both used to chase after dog toys, but now Eddie relies on Milo to help him play and they love going into the woods.
‘Milo even sits on Eddie’s back when he lies down.’
How can one not fall in love with these two friends? Click here for the full story. (Photos via Caters)
Correction: Previous version incorrectly stated Cardiff was in England.
SEEING-EYE DOG JUMPS ONTO TRAIN TRACKS AFTER OWNER FALLS - “A blind man tumbled onto the subway tracks in Harlem on Tuesday, and his brave seeing eye dog leaped after him — with both surviving two subway cars roll over them..”
A Black Labrador named Orlando jumped onto train tracks in a New York subway after his blind owner fell. Orlando licked his owner’s face and stayed close until a train ran over Orlando and his owner. Fortunately, both Orlando and his owner survived without major injuries. Read more from the New York Post:
“The dog was trying to pull him away from the southbound edge of the platform, but his feet were on the edge, he was wobbling, and the dog was barking,” she said.
The man still fell — and Quinones said Orlando jumped after him.
“But there was nothing he could do once he was down there. He just sat there with the man. He just licked the man’s face trying to get him to move,” she said.
About 15 seconds later, she said the uptown A came into the station– and the motorman slammed on his brakes, according to cops.
One witness said when the train approached, the man scooted in the middle where it was deeper, and the train went over him and the dog.
Cops said the two were slightly struck by the train, but not seriously hurt.
Orlando is such a loyal dog. Glad to hear that there were no serious injuries. Click here for the full story (Photo from the New York Post Twitter feed)