I was horrified to hear about the lost 3-year-old boy in Cooperstown, North Dakota. I imagine the family members were going out of their mind when they realized he had wandered off. Thank God it ended well. After almost six hours (in the wee hours of the morning) the little boy was found safe and sound with the family dog Cooper. Indeed, when they were found the little boy was laying down with the dog laying on top of him protecting him from the cold and rain.
The boy’s family took in Cooper after he was left on the road as a puppy. When the family realized that Cooper was missing too, they hoped that he was with their son. Their hopes were realized.
They say a dog is a man’s best friend. In this case, the dog turned turned out to be a little boy’s best friend. And what a friend he is…he protected that little boy with his own body. Thank goodness he was there to protect him. When Cooper and the little boy were found in the 2 AM hour they were about a mile away from home.
Scary story…happy ending…and a grateful dog that paid it forward.
Day one thousand three hundred and ninety-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da