Dog Position System (DPS) unveiled in Alaska

From the “What’s that, girl? Timmy’s in the well?” file: In Alaska, fire and police officials were unable to pinpoint the location of a fire with their newfangled GPS.

But they didn’t need technology. They had Buddy the dog, who had run out of the burning building.

What is it with dogs named “Buddy”?

In 2008, a dog named Buddy dialed 911 when his owner had a seizure. The first guide dog for the blind was named Buddy. In 2000, a 56-pound Chihuahua — Buddy, by name — saved a woman from a burning building.

  • All that and unconditional love, why do people bother with cats at all?

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