How sad .....Dog survives alone on yacht

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12 years 2 months ago #22458 by witheze
For 15 days the dog has been aboard alone, after it's thought his owner fell overboard. I guess there's some resolution for the family now.
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/6994019/no-sign-of-missing-sailor-on-yacht/

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12 years 2 months ago #323204 by beedee
I do hope that it wasnt tied up, but had free rein over the boat..to food and sufficient water.. of course one does have to wonder if the dog tripped the guy up and he fell overboard..Very sad, I do hope they find him some time soon, it would be nice if he was found alive, but closure for the family if not.

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12 years 2 months ago #323217 by jeannielea
The report says the dog had been fed and watered so it doesn't seem that the sailor disappeared off the boat 15 days ago. I guess the truth of what happened will never be discovered - another case of pity the animal can't talk! Very sad for for everyone around him though.

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12 years 2 months ago #323218 by reggit
I read that too, Jeannielea, but a second report said it had been fed and watered by the sailors of the ship that found it...

Take a break...while I take care of your home, your block, your pets, your stock! [;)] PM me...

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12 years 2 months ago #323252 by witheze
yes that's how I read it Tigger.....amazing how they survive......wonder if she thought about following her master overboard......

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12 years 2 months ago #323255 by ronnie

witheze;309131 wrote: yes that's how I read it Tigger.....amazing how they survive......wonder if she thought about following her master overboard......


That was my first thought too - just as well she didn't follow him......

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12 years 2 months ago #323262 by kindajojo
Poor thing looked a bit skinny,,,I had the awful thought the owner may have died on board.......

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12 years 2 months ago #323346 by Pumpkingirl
Turns out when the fishermen found her Juanita had a bag of food with her on her bed, and a large bucket of fresh water, so she was well taken care of, even if her poor owner wasn't there.

There is video of her hugging the Chatham Islands policeman and following him around, it's very sweet.

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12 years 2 months ago #323368 by Stikkibeek
Dogs can be incredible animals.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Pet-dog-survives-four-months-lost-at-sea/tabid/417/articleID/98743/Default.aspx

PG do you have the link for that video?

Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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12 years 2 months ago #323395 by Brandy
Dog did well being a good sailer given the kind of weather it put throuh.

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12 years 2 months ago #323397 by Pumpkingirl

Stikkibeek;309260 wrote: PG do you have the link for that video?

Yes, it was this one from the NZ Herald... it goes on a bit, but the part about Juanita is near the end.

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