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Isn’t that tweet: Flint the spaniel DOESN’T make a dog’s dinner out of tiny sparrow friend Chicky

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER  -  Last updated at 2:50 PM on 13th September 2010

Bird in paw: Flint the Cocker Spaniel befriended the orphaned sparrow, Chicky, and didn't gobble him upThey were originally bred as hunting dogs who would think nothing of gobbling up a tiny bird as a tasty snack.

But cocker spaniel Flint went against all his natural instincts to befriend this tiny sparrow which had tumbled out of its nest and crash-landed in the garden.

Chicky appearing in great danger and he tumbled on to the lawn in Wiltshire, but softy Flint appeared to have taken pity on him.

 

Bird in paw: Flint the Cocker Spaniel befriended the orphaned sparrow, Chicky, and didn’t gobble him up

The dog’s owner Greg Larcombe and his four children noticed the unlikely friendship blossoming in their garden and were thrilled that they had a new pet to look after – if only for a short time.

Twins Rebecca and Annabel aged 13, Harry aged 11 and eight-year-old Sophie fed Chicky a diet of mealworms – and soon he was strong enough to fly away.

Flint’s ancestors came from Spain and were bred in the UK to specifically catch Eurasian Woodcocks, which is where the term ‘cocker’ comes from.

Friends: Flint watches over Chicky the sparrow, who was fed mealworms by the Cocker Spaniel's owners to build up his strength

Friends: Flint watches over Chicky the sparrow, who was fed mealworms by the Cocker Spaniel’s owners to build up his strength

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk

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WATCH: Budweiser Clydesdale 9/11 Ad – Aired Only Once

Video:  9/11 Limited Budweiser Commercial   

This is a commercial Budweiser did for 9/11. They only aired it once so as not to benefit financially from it. They just wanted to acknowledge that horrible day and pay tribute to America and it’s heroes.

 

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A Survival Kit…for Your Pet

We value our pets for companionship and protection, and we owe it to our pets to be responsible for their care.  If we take care of them, they’ll take care of us.

In the case of an emergency or disaster like an earthquake, flood or hurricane, pets can get lost or disoriented.  If we’re not properly prepared for an emergency, we may find ourselves helpless.  Just like people, pets need food, water and occasionally medication. Similarly, unsanitary conditions promote disease, complicating an already difficult situation.  Cats, exotic birds and other pets may develop breeding populations that cause havoc in neighborhoods and further aggravate problems.

The best way to avoid these problems is to maintain a Pet Survival Kit and keep it in an easy to transport container.

What’s in a Pet Survival Kit

The best pet survival kits will contain at least the following items:

  • Recent photos or video of your pet placed both in the pet survival kit and on your person, so you can show others in the event your pet is lost or you’re attempting to reclaim it.
  • A pet survival collar worn by your pet that contains the pet’s ID, name and address, phone number, rabies tag, and license.
  • Up-to-date shots, health and vaccination records.
  • Pet medications.
  • An extra leash.
  • A pet carrier or cage.
  • A piece of your clothing, so the pet feels safe.
  • Water and food bowls.
  • A two-week supply of pet food
  • Several gallons of clean drinking water.
  • A hand can opener (not electric!).
  • A pet waste disposal system including newspapers, cat littler, poop scoop, bleach, and plastic garbage bags.
  • A list containing detailed health issues or concerns.
  • Grooming supplies and toys.
  • Blankets and bedding.

Your pet’s survival depends on you even when times are easy. When survival is at stake, you need to be prepared to continue caring for your pets so that they remain healthy and able to provide you with the companionship or security you’ll need in an emergency. A pet survival kit should be required gear for any pet owner.

Source:  Off the Grid – Cross Posted: Just One More Pet

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