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11 September 2009 @ 08:11 pm
A simple good news story  
I'm a bit tired and bleagh at the moment, and I know that I'm not the only one. So I thought I would share this story from the Sydney Morning Herald.

For those wondering whether or not to click the link, the precis is: Little old deaf dog gets lost and becomes trapped, many big burly men rescue him. HAPPY ENDING. Big burly men fob off praise, family reunited with much-loved pet, dog thumps tail cheerfully. And there's video.

jamie2109: general - water dropjamie2109 on September 11th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
And now we wait for the movie deal...
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
It could be the sequel to Beaconsfield ... though not as gripping in the dialogue department.
jamie2109: emotional - fill me with sunshinejamie2109 on September 11th, 2009 10:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, might be a bit 'ruff' in parts. ;)

Sorry for the bad humour. lol.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
That's TERRIBLE. Thank you!
jamie2109: emotional - pain in my headjamie2109 on September 11th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
Hahaha, I know, I'm barking mad. ;p
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on September 11th, 2009 11:16 am (UTC)
On the one hand, I miss stories like that in the papers. Stories not about how grotesquely someone died, how someone shamelessly lied and thieved, political bs, but a story how something was done well. On the other hand, there are places out there where a disappearing human won't get even approximately the treatment this dog had. Am I crazy to read good news with cynicism? I think it's a day like that for me today.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
In many parts of the world, you're right. In Australia, however, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaconsfield_Mine_collapse

That they treat even trapped dogs as worth the effort and at the very least excellent training exercises is one of the things I like about Australians.
spark_of_chaosspark_of_chaos on September 11th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
:nods: If that attitude doesn't make you confident the state views every person as a valuable citizen, I don't see what can. Australia also has an excellent healthcare system (or so it seems from several time zones away) and great many other pluses that I won't particularly point out.

Bottom line: if I had to choose one non-European country to live in, it wouldn't be the US.

*Actually the only thing I can't understand about Aus is the curious direction-confusion... :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Aside from having no economy, New Zealand might even be better: cleaner air and better scenery ;-) But yes, I stayed on here for a reason.

And we do know the difference between up and down here! Down is the direction gravity goes in, also known as where spilled beer flows!
Pureblood Princess: Anuraitala on September 11th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Oh so its a soppy animal stories kind of day is it?

It was a cute story. Good to know the Aussies are just as barmy about their dogs as the British :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
It was Scooby rescue or read through icanhazcheeseburger ... And then I spilled tomato down my coat. Sigh.

I loved the fact that there were at least three rescue services there, plus the RSPCA. I just know they spent all day discussing which methods would work best and then drawing diagrams.
libby_drew on September 11th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Ruh roh! Scooby snacks for everyone!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC)
Indeed! I think there will be slabs of beer all round, given their Australian ;-)
LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Period: The Waveldydark1 on September 11th, 2009 02:30 pm (UTC)
I like happy endings. This article restored my faith
in people and their acts of help and kindness. Thanks.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on September 11th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome. In a dodgy day, this made me smile broadly, so I wanted to share.
Cerise: I Has a Rug catwivern on September 12th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
It's such a lovely story. Pets do get into the oddest places. *g8
( ̄ー ̄)☆☆ ジュンジュワ!: Chun-angel <3under_an_oak on September 16th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
Ah, stuff like these helps restore a little bit of my faith in humanity ♥