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Lilly and the Train

Today I ran
across another story of a heroic pit bull that warmed my heart and brought
tears to my eyes.  This story is about
Lilly, an 8-year-old pit bull rescued by Boston police officer David Lanteigne
to become a therapy dog for his ailing mother.  Nearly three months ago, Lilly answered her
call to action and saved Lanteigne’s mother from certain death. Her owner passed
out on some railroad tracks near her home at about midnight on the evening of
May 4th. Lilly rushed to her rescue and managed to pull her from the
tracks as a freight train barreled down on them. Her owner was saved, but Lilly
could not avoid getting hit. She suffered a broken pelvis and her right leg
needed to be amputated, but she did live to recover.

This is a
solid story of love and devotion; the kind of bond we feel so strongly with our
pits. I believe that their courage is boundless and their capabilities are
limitless. Hug your babies extra tight today and know that they are forever by
your side.

PHOTO CREDIT: In lieu of a photo of Lilly, which was unavailable, I selected a picture of Dasher and included a link to Lilly’s story. You can see Lilly there. 

Author: Matthias

Hey all! I’m Matthias and I love Pit Bulls (as you probably can guess lol). Until a couple years ago I had Blaze next to me while writing the articles for this blog and he was my inspiration, he still is but - hopefully - from a better life 🙂

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