Sunday, February 8, 2015

In the News: Dog Stays with Car Crash Victims

ABC 7 News in Los Angeles reported this story about a dog's loyalty in watching over his parents - even after they died in a car crash. - It will bring a tear to your eyes... and at least it has a happy ending for the little dog.
 
A dog survives a fatal accident that killed two people off of the 118 Freeway in Chatsworth on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.
Many Eyewitness News viewers have asked us what happened to "Harley", the little dog that survived a deadly car crash on the 118 freeway.
Harley never left the side of the two occupants of the crumpled car until emergency crews arrived. They were both pronounced dead at the scene, leaving Harley without an owner.

Where Rhonda Taffet goes, Harley follows. The Maltese-Terrier mix is adjusting to his new caretaker, his new surroundings and three Chihuahua playmates.
    "He's a sweet dog, loving, kind, and we're just honored to be able to do this for Gwen," Taffet said.
Gwen Bolden-Smith was Harley's owner. She and her friend Diijon Bishop were killed when his car went off the 118 Freeway and landed in a concrete riverbed down below. The car was crushed beyond recognition.
    Somehow, Harley survived uninjured and stayed with his owner's body until emergency crews arrived.
Bolden-Smith was a personal trainer and a life coach. "She was always giving you the best that Gwen had to give you. Always uplifting, telling you how beautiful you are, what you have to bring to life," Taffet said.
    After the accident, Harley spent three days at an animal shelter. Taffet says he appeared to be in mourning, but now that Harley feels right at home, his tail is wagging once again.
    "I'm honored to be able to take Harley and love him, hopefully, as much as she did," Taffet said.
     The California Highway Patrol says Bishop made an unsafe turning maneuver for reasons unknown. The accident remains under investigation.
Original story: http://abc7.la/16cu2HT
   

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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