This is a statue to commemorate a brave little dog by the name of Leo, who died while saving a little 10-year-old girl who was being attacked by a much larger dog. Leo witnessed the little girl being pinned to the ground by the dog who began biting her. Leo immediately ran to the rescue and began biting the bigger dog on the leg who turned on Leo and let the girl go free. Sadly, Leo was killed.
The statue is located in a park in Serbia so he can watch over all of the children playing. There is a quote underneath that reads “To all small heroes with big hearts,” which is a true testament to the courageous nature of little Leo.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown
Since it’s almost Halloween, I thought I’d share my list of favorite movies based on or inspired by real-life events with you all! So if you’re still looking for movies to watch on Halloween orsearch for true crime movies in general, here are my recommendations:
1. Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (Source: IMDb)
Based on the life and murder ofBrandon Teena.
2. An American Crime (2007) The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s. (Source: IMDb)
3. The Girl Next Door (2007) Based on the Jack Ketchum’s novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt… and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime. (Source: IMDb)
(Note: “The Girl Next Door” is only partially based on the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens.)
4. Summer of Sam (1999) Spike Lee’s take on the “Son of Sam” murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American Northeast Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another. (Source: IMDb)
5. Heavenly Creatures (1994) Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (Source: IMDb)
Based on the Parker-Hulme case.
6. Badlands (1973) An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands. (Source: IMDb)
Inspired by spree killers Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate and their killing spree across America.
7. The Honeymoon Killers (1970) An obese, embittered nurse doesn’t mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs. (Source: IMDb)
Inspired by real-life serial killer couple Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck.
8. The Frozen Ground (2013) An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events. (Source: IMDb)
9. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) In 1946, a ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small Texas town. (Source: IMDb)
Mainly based on the Texarkana Moonlight Murders.
10. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014) 65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called ‘moonlight murders’ begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? (Source: IMDb)
(Note: Although inspired by the Texarkana Moonlight Murders, “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” is mainly about a copycat killer.)
11. The Snowtown Murders (2011) Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother’s new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (Source: IMDb)
Based on Australian serial killer John Bunting and the Snowtown Murders.
12. The Deliberate Stranger (1986) Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. (Source: IMDb)
13. Zodiac (2007) In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree. (Source: IMDb)
14. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) A man robs a bank to pay for his lover’s operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (Source: IMDb)
Based on John Wojtowicz and his attempted bank robbery to fund the sex reassignment surgery of his partner.
15. Wolf Creek (2005) Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (Source: IMDb)
Inspired by the so-called Backpacker Murders and the Peter Falconio murder case.
“Er — Mr. Black — Sirius?” said Hermione.
Black jumped at being addressed like this and stared at
Hermione as though he had never seen anything quite like her.
“If you don’t mind me asking, how — how did you get out of
Azkaban, if you didn’t use Dark Magic?” (…)
Black was frowning slightly
at Hermione, but not as though he were annoyed with her. He
seemed to be pondering his answer.
“I don’t know how I did it,” he said slowly. “I think the only reason
I never lost my mind is that I knew I was innocent. That wasn’t
a happy thought, so the dementors couldn’t suck it out of me… but it kept me sane and knowing who I am… helped me keep my
powers… so when it all became… too much… I could transform
in my cell… become a dog. Dementors can’t see, you
know….” He swallowed. “They feel their way toward people by
feeding off their emotions… They could tell that my feelings were
less — less human, less complex when I was a dog… but they
thought, of course, that I was losing my mind like everyone
else in there, so it didn’t trouble them. But I was weak, very weak,
and I had no hope of driving them away from me without a
wand… “But then I saw Peter in that picture… I realized he was at
Hogwarts with Harry… perfectly positioned to act, if one hint
reached his ears that the Dark Side was gathering strength
Pettigrew was shaking his head, mouthing noiselessly, but staring
all the while at Black as though hypnotized.
“…ready to strike at the moment he could be sure of allies… and to deliver the last Potter to them. If he gave them Harry, who’d
dare say he’d betrayed Lord Voldemort? He’d be welcomed back
with honors… “So you see, I had to do something. I was the only one who
knew Peter was still alive…” (…)
“It was as if someone had lit a fire in my head, and the dementors
couldn’t destroy it… It wasn’t a happy feeling… it was an obsession… but it gave me strength, it cleared my mind. So, one night
when they opened my door to bring food, I slipped past them as a
dog… It’s so much harder for them to sense animal emotions that
they were confused… I was thin, very thin… thin enough to slip
through the bars… I swam as a dog back to the mainland… I
journeyed north and slipped into the Hogwarts grounds as a dog. I’ve
been living in the forest ever since, except when I came to watch the
Quidditch, of course. You fly as well as your father did, Harry…”
He looked at Harry, who did not look away.
“Believe me,” croaked Black. “Believe me, Harry. I never
betrayed James and Lily. I would have died before I betrayed them.”
A brief explanation of uses of “y’all” [not comprehensive]
“Hey, y’all!” – General greeting as you walk into a room with more than one person. Polite hello.
“Could y’all help me out?” – Polite request for help to a roomful of people. First 1-3 people who respond will help you carry groceries, run you down to the store, or assist in moving a couch. If more people then necessary offer to assist with the task, the y’all speaker will choose with phrases such as, “Oh, Betty, honey, no, you just got home. You put your feet up.” Or, “Thanks, Jack, but I think I’ve got enough people.”
“I really need all y’all to listen.” – Everyone in the room needs to shut the fuck up and do as they are told. This is one step removed from fire being rained down upon you in anger. If you are in school when this happens, you’re about to make the teacher go into a five minute rant about manners and hard work.
“All y’all need to sit down.” – Congratulations. You just got you, your three cousins, and the dog grounded. Nice job.
“Who the hell told y’all you could do that?” – And now the cat is grounded too and your favorite aunt is about to be in a world of hurt.
“Y’all need to shush up and pay attention.” – Quit goofing off in church. The lord is watching.
“Oh, y’all are the sweetest.” – Everyone in the room is a really nice person.
“Oh, y’all are the sweetest!” – The y’all speaker hates everyone in the room [most likely because she specifically requested no bridal/baby/other shower and got forced into it anyway] and just wants to escape.
-so Sirius finally becomes an animagus, but against popular belief he was actually the last marauder to achieve this so when he finally turns he’s so excited!!
-running around the grounds as a dog because he’s never felt so free, when suddenly some little girl screams “ITS THE GRIM!” and people start running left right and center, and one kid is scared senseless and is just crying
-so padfoot just slowly approaches, and bows his head, and very cautiously, the kid strokes his head.
-the kid tells everyone that they shouldn’t be scared of the Grim, and slowly but surely he becomes known for something much more;;;
-whenever a kid is homesick, or bullied, or even just lonely, the Grim will find them and be their friend for a time. Sometimes they sit and stroke him, sometimes he nuzzles them, sometimes they run about and play catch, and sometimes they just sit by the fire, but he’s always there for them - it’s as if he has a way to tell when someone’s alone.
-and then one time Remus has a particularly bad moon,and Sirius ends up hurt, in the hospital wing, and everyone expects the grim to go an help him, but of course no one does.
-then one day, nervous as ever, that first little kid sticks their head around the curtain and says hello
-and sirius is like why are you here little one?
-and the kid is like “I thought maybe the grim wasn’t here because it thought you were brave? Even brave people need help sometimes.”
This took me way too long so I hope you all enjoy it! As with my other correspondences you can find it all here in my digital grim! If you see any breeds I missed and you must have, please feel free to reach out and I’ll add them in!!
Known as the homo sapien’s best friend, dogs are highly intertwined within human culture. From its religious significance across many cultures to its contributions to many industries. Highly versatile animals that range dramatically from the smallest of terriers to beasts bred for bear hunting they are utilized worldwide for countless reasons. Many specific groups of dogs are tied to the elements such as terriers with the earth, sighthounds with the air and hunting dogs with water.