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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #800 on: August 30, 2011, 07:17:17 am »



Get ready to cry.
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEP3M9kOr9Q&feature[/youtube]
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #801 on: August 30, 2011, 07:38:40 am »


http://www.animalsaustralia.org/media/in_the_news.php?article=482


Model hero stoked by gong
20 August 2009




Herald-Sun


THE humble hero who saved Bibi the dog from drowning has received a gong from an animal welfare group.

Raden Soemawinata, 20, has been honoured after he dived off Brighton pier to rescue Bibi during gales on Sunday morning.

Mr Soemawinata's feat, which was captured by a Herald Sun photographer, sparked global interest and turned the young chef and part-time model into an instant celebrity.

Animals Australia, which represents more than 40 societies and thousands of individual members, yesterday gave him its Compassionate Citizen Award at a ceremony held at the rescue site.

The organisation's executive director Glenys Oogjes said yesterday that very few people would be willing to put their own life at risk to rescue an animal.

"Raden's action in jumping into the sea in such wild weather to rescue Bibi was truly courageous and most likely saved the life of this little dog," she said. Bibi's owner Sue Drummond said Mr Soemawinata was selfless and brave.

"Bibi would have succumbed if he hadn't jumped in", she said. "He's such a very nice young man".

Mrs Drummond said Bibi was doing well after his ordeal, but yesterday was the first time they had returned to the pier. "He seems very much back to normal, he's focused on food which is his normal thing", she said.

Mr Soemawinata, himself a dog owner, said he was stoked when told he was getting the award. "I was quite proud but at the same time I wondered whether I'd done enough to receive it", he said.

"I know the companionship dogs bring to people".

The Compassionate Citizen Award was recently created, with sporting legend Ron Clarke the first honoured for recent comments criticising rodeos.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #802 on: August 30, 2011, 09:04:31 am »
He's  a c-u-u-u-u-t-e puppy. ...

Oh, yeah, so's the dog. ...
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #803 on: August 30, 2011, 01:03:30 pm »
I really like this one:

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #804 on: September 01, 2011, 02:24:12 am »
Look who's celebrating their birthday today.



Happy 2nd Birthday to Ember!




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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #805 on: September 01, 2011, 02:27:58 am »
And because I've been having lots of fun with Photobucket, some Ember art:




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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #806 on: September 01, 2011, 07:37:47 am »
Who could resist that face?  Happy birthday to Ember!

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #807 on: September 01, 2011, 07:46:18 am »
Happy Birthday Ember!
So gentle.... Cute images, Fran. :)

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #808 on: September 05, 2011, 09:26:30 pm »
Belated Happy Birthday greetings to pretty Ember!  :-*
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #809 on: September 05, 2011, 09:47:23 pm »
Happy birthday to the elegant Ember!!
Too much to do. . .I don't have time to get old!