Hero dogs: saves newborn baby; fosters orphaned ducklings

A female dog in Argentina has more humanity than too many humans.

The 8-year-old dog found an abandoned, prematurely-born baby in a field of rubbish in a shanty town outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was winter.

The dog picked up the baby, carried him 55 yards and placed the baby among her puppies.

The dog’s owner heard the baby’s cries and found him covered with a rag. The baby had no bite marks.

Police found the baby’s 14-year-old mother. (FoxNews)

Fred, a 10-year-old Labrador, is the resident dog at tourist attraction Mountfitchet Castle — a reconstructed Norman castle in Stansted, Essex, about 35 miles north of London.

One day, the staff found nine little ducklings wandering the castle grounds without their mother, probably killed by a fox.

Fred took to the ducklings and became their foster dad.

The little ducklings follow Fred everywhere, having imprinted on him. They swim in the castle moat every day together, and sleep together in the same basket in the house at night.

H/t The Dodo


17 responses to “Hero dogs: saves newborn baby; fosters orphaned ducklings

  1. traildustfotm

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  2. I Love it! True Multiculturalism…An Argentinian Labradorian! ‘Duck Duck Go’!

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  3. What a heartwarming story, the Baby was in no danger, Dogs all animals have more love in them than some people. Right now my rescue Cross Lurcher/Alsation Daisy is in her bed next to my desk as I type, she is so loyal so loving. She won’t come down the stairs of a morning without handing me her right then left paws and then two big kisses. Mountfitchet Castle is not too far from us, and a lovely place. Gorgeous baby ducklings and Fred. Two great stories, shall reblog, we all need some cheering up at times.

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  4. Reblogged this on Anna Cottage and commented:

    Two really touching stories, that should bring cheer to everyone’s hearts.

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  5. When it comes to motherhood Mother Nature went all out!
    The more I know man, the more I love my best friend BARNEY! My baby Maltese.

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    • Alma . . . . Oh! I find I am jealous that you have a Maltese. They are just wonderful. My first dog, Tiffany, was a Maltese. I can tell you that when I had to have her put down, I cried three days straight.

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      • Oh Auntie Lulu, that is so sad, Barney is God’s gift to me so I would not grow old alone, we are both so lucky to have each other. Smart lit’l character, understands English and Spanish! and he bosses me around.

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  6. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    It looks like dogs are going to have to replace humans to take care of our new born babies because of their instincts – yet a 14 year old did not have that instinct – surely her family could see her “baby” bump?

    Maybe the end result will be a good lesson for the 14-year-old girl and make her a stronger person.


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  7. Cute. Want to pet them.

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  8. Wonderful article. That God created these creatures is in itself a miracle. That he allows them into our lives is the greatest blessing of all.

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  9. Reblogged this on Exposing Modern Mugwumps and commented:

    God is so good…don’t you just love these wonderful creatures.

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  10. Dogs are the best, hands down.

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    • My dog is a love, very loyal, but has a mind of her own. My cat is as loving as my dog, at least with me. He was either abandoned or got lost as a kitten, so I’m his mom. These stories are lovely.

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  11. Wonderful dog stories. Thank you.

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