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1. Togo the Sled Dog

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In 1925, a ravaging case of diphtheria broke out in the isolated Alaskan village of Nome. No plane or ship could get the serum there, so the decision was made for multiple sled dog teams to relay the medicine across the treacherous frozen land. The dog that often gets credit for eventually saving the town is Balto, but he just happened to run the last, 55-mile leg in the race. The sled dog who did the lion's share of the work was Togo. His journey, fraught with white-out storms, was the longest by 200 miles and included a traverse across perilous Norton Sound — where he saved his team and driver in a courageous swim through ice floes. Togo, we salute you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Heroic, because it saved human lives.  Man, are we a selfish, arrogant bunch or what?

 

We love dogs because they love unconditionally, cannot think for themselves and will not argue.  Some people even prefer them to human children for the same reasons.  Plus, a dog-parent is not obligated to take care of the dog unconditionally.  If it gets too sick or too loud or too out of control, you can drop him off at the shelter and bid goodbye.  But if the dog doesn't like you, he still has to comply.  The act of showing love to dogs is a control thing - nothing more, nothing less. 

Edited by Param Mastishk Pheeka

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1 hour ago, Param Mastishk Pheeka said:

Heroic, because it saved human lives.  Man, are we a selfish, arrogant bunch or what?

How man is (or what his objective is) does  not take away from the heroic acts of these animals .... and the thread is about appreciating these heroes! 

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