Mother buries baby alive; dog rescues it

“Ping Pong” is the answer to the question humankind can’t stop asking: Who’s a good dog?

Still, there is another question: What would lead a mother to bury her baby alive? The girl, 15, wanted to hide her pregnancy from her parents in Thailand.

Ping Pong was having none of it, according to the BBC. He was barking and digging when his owner noticed a leg sticking out of the ground. It was a baby, who was taken to the hospital, cleaned up, and pronounced fit.

The dog’s owner says Ping Pong was hit by a car and lost the use of a leg. But she kept him, proving that dogs sometimes get more consideration than people.

“I kept him because he’s so loyal and obedient, and always helps me out when I go to the fields to tend to my cattle. He’s loved by the entire village. It’s amazing,” the owner said.

The girl’s parents are going to raise the baby.

(h/t: Paul Tosto)

  • Erik Petersen

    Are we sure this is such a good thing? Sounds like the mother was merely trying to perform a post partum abortion to keep a child from a life of poverty say, and the dog interfered with that in a patriarchal fashion. Its like the Handmaid’s Tale, quite chilling.

    Really… the sense of the blog is obviously that killing babies is good, so your story selection is quite odd Newscut Bob.

    • You cut it pretty close but you got your entry in under the wire in the “most absurd NewsCut comment ever” contest. So, you know, good for you and all.

      • Erik Petersen

        I’ve stayed away from Newscut commenting for a month or better because I was self-aware of the trollish nature of my contrarian views here.

        I do think its a meaningful observation that you do this post to follow a pro-choice post where you allow a shit-show pro-choice comment thread. Ya know, such that you worry so much about the tenor of the comments…

        • Now, Erik, the rules clear: ONE entry per person.

          • Erik Petersen

            I’m done….

    • BReynolds33

      Just a friendly reminder that you took time out of your life to write this and post it. Incredible use of your fleeting time here on Earth.

      • Erik Petersen

        I’m doing it on my employers time

        • tboom

          … another employee guilty of larceny, and to think nearly everyone complains about having to go to work.