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    Mans best friend indeed.

    http://www.kwtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9494086

    Family Dog Takes Bullet to Save Family
    Posted: Dec 9, 2008 08:00 PM
    Updated: Dec 10, 2008 05:04 PM

    The family has no idea why the man broke in or how their dog, D-boy, survived.
    By Amy Lester, NEWS 9
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- A family dog made a lifesaving move when the family needed him most.

    The pit bull is more than a friend, even more than a companion and family members said he's the reason they're alive.

    The family's hero is their pit bull, D-boy.

    Roberta Trawick was sitting on the couch when a man busted in, through the front door.

    "He came in, pointed a gun at me and said, ‘Get down on the ground'," Trawick said.

    The next thing Roberta knew, D-boy ran in from another room, ready to attack.

    "I was too scared to move, I didn't know what to think," Trawick said.

    But before D-boy could get a hold of the intruder, the man started shooting.

    "I seen him shoot the dog twice," Trawick said. "He shot him once in the head and he was still going after him and the guy shot him again."

    D-boy was shot three times, altogether. The intruder, apparently spooked, took off out the front door.

    To donate to D-boy, you can send a check to:


    Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospital
    1800 W. Memorial Road
    Oklahoma City, OK 73134

    * Checks can be made out to VECCA and please add D-boy to the memo line.

    "It is amazing, it's amazing that he want after that guy, and that I still have a family," family member Angelic Shoemaker said.

    The family has no idea why the man broke in or how D-boy survived.

    "The vet said if it wasn't for his hard head he wouldn't be here," Trawick said. "He's got a hard head."

    That hard headed pit bull was determined to protect his family, and a family that owes a debt of gratitude to their four legged friend.

    "I'm sorry my dog got shot, but I still got my family and we still got our dog," Shoemaker said.

    The family now faces another obstacle. They don't have enough money to pay D-boy's medical bills. So far, they owe around $1,500.

    Police are still looking for the man who shot the family dog. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 405-235-7300.

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    At least the family dog was brave. My rottie would run to the far side of the house and hide in the closet.

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    Gotta love a good dog. I'm sitting here surrounded by 3 of them and I can't imagine my life without them.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    You gotta love a good dog story, love my two.. but the one would run in to a similar situation and be happy someone new was here to throw something for her.. sigh..

    J

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    And to think this entire situation could've probably been avoided had they simply locked their effing door.

    Morons.

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    Busted in the front door?? doesn't sound to me that it was unlocked?
    ‘‘Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.’’ Thomas Jefferson

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    KansasMustang wrote:
    Busted in the front door?? doesn't sound to me that it was unlocked?
    The referenced "busted in" could very well mean "burst in." If the door was indeed locked, perhaps they should've had a better door/lock.

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    Not to mention the fact that the dog might not have been injured, or injured so badly if these folks had been armed and ready to defend themselves.

    God help anyone who breaks down my door. Nothing else will help them once this .45 starts to bark.


    I will not knowingly initiate force. I am a self owner.

    Let the record show that I did not consent to be governed. I did not consent to any constitution. I did not consent to any president. I did not consent to any law except the natural law of "mala en se." I did not consent to the police. Nor any tax. Nor any prohibition of anything. Nor any regulation or licensing of any kind.

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    Good to see a story that isn't all about how pitbulls are such bad dogs. I won't go on a rant here, because I would be here all day and its not quite related, but GOOD DOG! My 75lb AmStaff peeks around the corner to see who comes in before he goes to greet them. Sissy...

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    Good Boy.

    Steak for dinner for you.

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    Fantastic, good for D boy.

    I lost my "T" aka Teeekapoo a female pit after 16 years last Summer.

    She had that fearless love motivated protection attitude , yet gentle spirit also.

    After having many dogs, I am sold on the Pit Bully breeds, for pure physical tuffness, easy of maintenance, many sizes from small to huge, athletic ability, gusto to play games, simple needs, smartness, emotional bonding to the family, fighting & killing ability and loyal spirit.

    A 2 pack, 3 or so pack of large Alpha Pits or Bully breed dogs on a ranch or walk in the woods watching over the kid's wearing steel spike neck collars no criminal, Mountain lion , wild Boar, Black bear or Wolf will ever have a chance.




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    It's so nice to see pitbulls in a positive light... They are truly great dogs, unfortunately most do not believe/know that.

    I have 2 andthey are the most loyal dogs you could imagine.


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