Good Dog
June 7, 2016 8:02 AM   Subscribe

 
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posted by Cash4Lead at 8:02 AM on June 7, 2016


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We don't deserve dogs.
posted by Etrigan at 8:05 AM on June 7, 2016 [71 favorites]


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Search and rescue dogs are some of my favouritest sentient beings in the world.
posted by angiep at 8:08 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by suelac at 8:12 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by praemunire at 8:12 AM on June 7, 2016


Good dog.
posted by maxsparber at 8:15 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Good Dog.

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posted by Elly Vortex at 8:15 AM on June 7, 2016


Oh god what a good dog.

She visited elementary school classrooms, where children, who "may be intimidated or uncomfortable reading out loud to their classmates, have an opportunity to develop reading skills by reading to her," Corliss said.
posted by dismas at 8:16 AM on June 7, 2016 [33 favorites]


Dogs are our friends.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 8:16 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Best dog.

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posted by palomar at 8:16 AM on June 7, 2016


Wow, I went to college with Denise and her husband. I haven't seen her in ages and forgot she went into fire and rescue. Sounds like her dog had a great life.

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posted by beowulf573 at 8:17 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


That footage of Bretagne being saluted as she walks into the vet...

GOOD DOG

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posted by zombieflanders at 8:18 AM on June 7, 2016 [14 favorites]


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posted by lord_wolf at 8:19 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by life moves pretty fast at 8:19 AM on June 7, 2016


Woof. Good dog.

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posted by threetwentytwo at 8:23 AM on June 7, 2016


Good dog, Bretagne.
posted by kimberussell at 8:24 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by roomthreeseventeen at 8:25 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by Gelatin at 8:27 AM on June 7, 2016


Good dog, and what a life.
posted by zutalors! at 8:28 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


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posted by sallybrown at 8:34 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 8:35 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by inflatablekiwi at 8:36 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by tonycpsu at 8:37 AM on June 7, 2016 [7 favorites]


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posted by ZeusHumms at 8:37 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by rewil at 8:38 AM on June 7, 2016


i love to start my morning off by crying at my desk

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posted by burgerrr at 8:41 AM on June 7, 2016 [21 favorites]


Good girl, Bretagne.

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posted by Rock Steady at 8:42 AM on June 7, 2016




Good girl.

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posted by Sophie1 at 8:52 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:59 AM on June 7, 2016


Sleep tight Pupper
posted by yellowbinder at 9:07 AM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Everybody believes they have the best dog; they're all right.

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posted by Mooski at 9:12 AM on June 7, 2016 [29 favorites]


Sitting on bed sobbing and holding dog for second time this week.

Good girl. Such a good girl.

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posted by mochapickle at 9:15 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Firefighters and rescue workers lined the sidewalk as her body, draped in an American flag, was carried out.

What an AWESOME image.
posted by Melismata at 9:27 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


Godspeed good dog.
posted by notyou at 9:36 AM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


When you compare the video of last fall's birthday to the final walk into the vet's office, you can see how slow and stiff Bretagne became over just those months. But she was still wagging her tail hello at everyone she met. Good old dog.
posted by nicebookrack at 9:36 AM on June 7, 2016 [9 favorites]


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posted by Archer25 at 9:36 AM on June 7, 2016


They also stood at attention on her walk INTO the vet's office.

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posted by waitingtoderail at 9:44 AM on June 7, 2016 [9 favorites]


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posted by dogstoevski at 9:44 AM on June 7, 2016


What a good dog, who accomplished so much in her life. May we all be inspired by her spirit and dedication.

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posted by Fig at 9:57 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by thereemix at 9:59 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by seasparrow at 10:02 AM on June 7, 2016


You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Looking forward to meeting you there, Bretagne. You are a GOOD GIRL.
posted by allkindsoftime at 10:09 AM on June 7, 2016 [7 favorites]


Good girl, Bretagne. Good girl.

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/cries quietly at work
posted by magstheaxe at 10:11 AM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


RIP, Herodog.
posted by brand-gnu at 10:19 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by mfoight at 10:19 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by aerotive at 10:24 AM on June 7, 2016


What a good...look at...she's...[cries] Good doggie.

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posted by maxwelton at 10:35 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm using this as a reminder to give my own pup extra hugs today. And every day.
posted by meese at 10:40 AM on June 7, 2016


Weeping shamelessly. For this and all the good dogs I have known.

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posted by kinnakeet at 11:00 AM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


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posted by rabbitrabbit at 11:02 AM on June 7, 2016


I was talking to my mom about the day we put my childhood dog down (17 years ago) and I had to stop talking about it and wipe away tears.
posted by zutalors! at 11:02 AM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


I watched the video of her walking into the clinic past the salutes earlier this morning. The frail little 'hi everyone!!' wags she still had.

Now I'm spilling tears just scrolling comments here, and no way in hell I'm clicking anything.
posted by Fantods at 11:32 AM on June 7, 2016 [10 favorites]


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posted by killy willy at 11:42 AM on June 7, 2016


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very dusty in here
posted by permiechickie at 11:47 AM on June 7, 2016


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posted by ainsley at 11:50 AM on June 7, 2016


We inducted a golden retriever into the family a couple of weeks ago, so I probably shouldn't have clicked through to this story. But she will be receiving extra cuddles shortly even if she doesn't want them.
posted by vanar sena at 11:51 AM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


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[I'd really like to go one week without my coworkers seeing me cry.]
posted by DigDoug at 11:56 AM on June 7, 2016 [5 favorites]


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posted by Token Meme at 12:50 PM on June 7, 2016


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posted by Alexandra Michelle at 1:08 PM on June 7, 2016


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posted by trip and a half at 1:10 PM on June 7, 2016


I hate linking to the piece of shit Daily (M)(F)ail, but here's an article (with extensive photo gallery) from five years ago about the S&R dogs at ground zero.

So. Many. Good. Dogs.
posted by dersins at 1:14 PM on June 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


oh god the captain of her last fire department was just being interview on the news all tearing up and creaky voiced and sniffly and now everything is ruined forever
posted by poffin boffin at 1:15 PM on June 7, 2016 [6 favorites]


We absolutely deserve dogs! Humans MADE dogs. Think of them as a high point of our achievements.
posted by agregoli at 1:18 PM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


No no no, dogs MADE humans.

(Okay, I know that's kind of a weak argument, but seriously...I wouldn't be the person I am without my little boo boo bunny mutt.)
posted by sallybrown at 1:32 PM on June 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


We absolutely deserve dogs! Humans MADE dogs. Think of them as a high point of our achievements.

Yes, dogs are the best thing the human species ever did. But how they get treated now? We lost our collective right to them a while back. Mother Nature needs to come storming in and take away our keys to the dog.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:27 PM on June 7, 2016


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posted by JoeXIII007 at 2:38 PM on June 7, 2016


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posted by thegirlwiththehat at 2:49 PM on June 7, 2016


I was actually doing okay until I got to the part about her helping the first graders learn to read, and then that picture of her in the classroom. And now my eyes are like faucets.

Good girl, Bretagne. Good girl.

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posted by BigHeartedGuy at 3:01 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Thank you for posting this--what a wonderful dog. She deserves to be honoured. Good girl indeed.

(I like to think in this thread the dots aren't just moments of silence but also tears shed for Bretagne and all our own beloved late pets.)

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posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:31 PM on June 7, 2016


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posted by bjgeiger at 3:45 PM on June 7, 2016


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I am crying my eyes out right now for a real hero.
posted by Pocahontas at 3:50 PM on June 7, 2016


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posted by Jubey at 4:36 PM on June 7, 2016


My husband and I lost our beloved pup Ophelia 4 weeks ago today, just shy of age 16.

I knew better than to click on this link when I saw it earlier today while at work, but I did it anyway.

Then I did a bunch of crying, and then a bunch of sniffling.

Good girl, Bretagne, good girl.

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posted by jburka at 5:14 PM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


The best part of my dissertation fieldwork was the year I spent doing participant-observation with an urban search & rescue team, and one of the best parts of that was getting to hang out with the wonderful SAR dogs (one of whom has also since passed away-- RIP Barra, also A Good Dog). I'm more of a cat person in my everyday life, but SAR dogs, and their dedicated handlers, are the best.

The footage of the department lined up to salute Bretagne's last walk just did me in. I wish we could honor them all like that.

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posted by karayel at 5:34 PM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


My puppy is sitting on my lap, Very Concerned about Why The Human is Bawling and Hugging Him Too Tight.

Good puppy. And they're all puppies, right until the end.
posted by joycehealy at 7:20 PM on June 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


There are FPPs I know better than to click on while at work, and this was one of them.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:56 PM on June 7, 2016


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Dogs give us so much and they ask for so little
posted by mcmile at 9:02 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


I know this much: I am not anywhere near a good enough person to have ever deserved the dogs that have owned me.

Good dog.
posted by azpenguin at 9:56 PM on June 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


What an amazing dog.
What we should remember is that the 9/10, the 7/24 and all rescue dogs are equally amazing
posted by 2manyusernames at 5:15 AM on June 8, 2016 [3 favorites]


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[P.S. I am SUCH a sucker for old doggies with white be-whiskered faces. I love them ALL.]
posted by Halo in reverse at 8:38 AM on June 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


I am SUCH a sucker for old doggies with white be-whiskered faces.

Have you seen Old Faithful by Pete Thorne, Halo in reverse? It's wonderful.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:45 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


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Dogs want, more than anything else, to be useful so I'm always really happy for dogs that have jobs. So here is a dog who had a long career at a perfect sort of job for a dog. All the other dogs are jealous of the life she lived.
posted by VTX at 11:06 AM on June 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


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