Friday, August 29, 2008

Guardian Angels

News flash:  I AM DONE WITH THE WIP!   Finished polishing yesterday afternoon and sent it off to my editor with a couple of clicks.  

Now . . . time to clean off the desk, file the lawyer stuff away (though it was so interesting I might keep those files for another someday protagonist), and turn a couple of percolating ideas into proposals.  :-) 

Most of you know that I'm a dog nut.  The more I learn about them--the more I watch ANIMAL COPS--the more convinced I am that God gave us dogs as special companions.  That's why I freak when I hear about them being abused . . . 

But that's another topic.  Here's a heart-warming (literally!) story from South America:  

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A newborn baby abandoned outdoors in winter by her 14-year-old mother was found safe in a dog pen with a mother dog and her brood of puppies near the city of La Plata, Argentine media reported on Friday.

Farmer Fabio Anze found the naked baby girl on Thursday, being kept warm among his dog China's puppies, La Nacion newspaper said. Anze called the police and the baby was taken to a hospital.

Egidio Melia, director of the Melchor Romero hospital, told television and newspaper reporters that the baby was just a few hours old when she was found, and was in good health although she had some bruises.

Nighttime temperatures are chilly but not freezing in the Southern Hemisphere winter in the rural area around La Plata, 40 miles south of Buenos Aires.

Police said they had located the 14-year-old girl who gave birth to the baby outdoors during the night.

It was not clear whether the mother left her baby in the dog's pen or whether the dog found the baby outdoors and carried it in to join her puppies.

Angie here again:  I think that dog found that baby and carried it to her den. And maybe she had some angelic assistance . . . 

~~Angie 

3 comments:

Suzanne said...

Congrats on finishing your WIP!

sheriboeyink said...

Congrats on finishing your WIP as well.

As for the story you posted, I had heard about that on TV the other day. I was dumbfounded.

I'm a dog lover as well (I have two Shetland Sheep Dogs) and they constantly amaze me with their compassion. Although they can't speak words, they speak volumes in their actions and their expressive eyes.

That story is a brilliant example of how amazing dogs are. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend and God Bless!

Smilingsal said...

I often wonder why you don't write using dogs as characters.