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Something Nice On The ‘Net Saturday

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My Dear Readers, I apologize for posting this a bit late but life happens and I hope my tardiness will not distract from your enjoyment of something nice I found on the Internet.

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You know, I’m really enjoying doing this feature. I realize it’s possible that you have seen these stories before but with the size of the Internet and all of the negative stuff out there, it seems to me equally possible that you hadn’t heard about them, either. This story is about a man and his dog. I don’t know that I really like dogs more than I like cats or rabbits. I’ve had all three and they all have drawbacks and advantages to them. If you are going to have a pet then you need to do the work to take care of it and sometimes it is work. That goes for any critter you might have. But we do often wind up bonding with them. Many times that bond goes pretty deep because animals are created by God and have individual spirits and personalities.

This story caught my attention and I wanted to share it with you today. Eighty-four-year-old Don Gregorio Romero of Sonora, Mexico went missing. He wandered off from his home into the desert in a disoriented state. When they couldn’t find him the family started searching. Around town at first but then became more and more concerned when they couldn’t find him anywhere. They notified authorities who started search and rescue procedures. Days went by and they used trained dogs to try to find him. Search and rescue teams are amazing. We have them here and they will, often literally, leave no stone unturned in their attempt to find a lost hiker or rescue someone from the side of a cliff or a mountain (sometimes due to their own stupidity). They work hard. Having been around people with mild and wild forms of dementia, including a form that can come from an untreated urinary tract infection, I know how easy it would be for someone like that to wind up lost or worse.

After a week of searching it wasn’t looking too good for Mr. Romero. Finally, someone realized they had missed an obvious idea. Have the man’s own dog search. They took the dog to the place he was last seen and he immediately started walking into the desert. About 2 miles in they found Mr. Romero and brought him to a hospital to be treated for dehydration and exposure. When professionals and trained dogs couldn’t find this man his own dog could. Why is that?

Polomo decided to wait at the hospital for his master.

My main source article was, Rescuers Fail To Find Man Lost In Desert — So They Ask His Dog For Help

Comments

30 responses to “Something Nice On The ‘Net Saturday”

  1. Iseult Murphy Avatar

    I hope all is well, Herb.

    I love your good news stories. This is a beautiful tale. What a lovely dog and I’m so glad the poor man was rescued.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you. I knew that of all my readers, you would definitely appreciate it.

    2. Herb Avatar

      Sorry I missed the first sentence of your comment. All is well, just busy with grandkids visiting and such-like stuff. Thank you, though.

      1. Iseult Murphy Avatar

        That’s good 😊

  2. bluebird of bitterness Avatar

    What a beautiful story. ♥️

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thanks. It made my day when I read it.

  3. Amusives Avatar

    We have the perfect dog – it belongs to my daughter and she brings it to visit us once a week. Pleasure – unmeasurable. Responsibility – very little!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Those are some of the best kind to have.

  4. Homemaking in the Dunes Avatar

    This made my my day after mess our dog made in her kennel yesterday.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Lol. Happy to help.

  5. AJMcGregor Avatar

    I spent the whole time I read the post scratching Robbie, one of our three dogs. I am partial to dogs, but I also love cats and rabbits. Living with these little creatures adds such humour to life. This was a great post. (A lot of credit needs to go to the person who thought to use the man’s dog.) Thank you for a nice little lift in the day.

  6. Barbara Avatar
    Barbara

    The reason the man’s dog could do the task better is there is a bond. With my tracker, when I lived in illinois, during training was told you can never beat a family pet that has a purpose. They know the scent of the member by heart and don’t need refreshing.

    All those tracking dogs smelling that article for scent muddy the target scent. I hope this helps.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Good to know. I think the bond is the key point.

  7. Garfield Hug Avatar

    A good story and yes, the loving kindness and loyalty of a pet is priceless.

  8. Amber Hahn Avatar
    Amber Hahn

    Awesome

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yup

  9. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    Great tale. Sorry for the pun.

    1. Herb Avatar

      I love puns!

      1. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

        so do I, usually groan in deep appreciation

  10. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View Avatar

    Animal human bonds are truly the strangest things. 🤣😎🙃

    1. Herb Avatar

      ‘Tis true.

  11. Max Ethan Avatar

    This made my my day after mess our dog made in her kennel yesterday

    1. Herb Avatar

      😊Glad to help, lol.

  12. Geoff Stamper Avatar

    Keep this feature!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yes, sir, I plan to.

  13. J P Avatar

    I would love a dog like this. My fear is that if I got one, it would be the dog constantly wandering off and me going out to find it.

    1. Herb Avatar

      Well, a gate helps with that, lol. Oh, and a fence to go with the gate, too.

  14. Rameen Avatar

    Great post

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you.

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