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#1 Old 09-17-2008, 07:12 AM
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4769076.ece

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It was a call the emergency operator never expected to receive. Instead of tears, screams or a plea for help, she could hear only barking and a distinctly canine whimper.



Anywhere else and the emergency services might have hung up, blaming a prankster. But the specially-trained German shepherd dog Buddy had already saved his master three times by making emergency calls to police with his teeth.



Very cool! Man's best friend, indeed.

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It's an awesome story huh Audio for the call, if anyone is interested, is here.
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Cute.



What was that weird noise on the phone about half way through, was Buddy trying to send a fax as well?!
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Cute.



What was that weird noise on the phone about half way through, was Buddy trying to send a fax as well?!

Maybe he got sick of her asking him to push on the keypad... and then when he didn't, she suggested he hit the phone against something [so much easier than pressing a button!].
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Yet another reason to love dogs . .
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Cute.



What was that weird noise on the phone about half way through, was Buddy trying to send a fax as well?!



That noise you heard was a TTY device to check for possible hearing impaired on other line. That agency is the next city north of the agency where I work. That dispatcher should be commended for not giving up on the call!! Plus, the dog is awesome!!
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Very cool!

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#9 Old 10-03-2008, 12:44 AM
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Yeah I saw that on the news. I guess the guy like, trained his dog specifically to do this for him.
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the guy should get a parrot too; the dog can dial, and then when the dog barks, the parrot can give his spiel.

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the guy should get a parrot too; the dog can dial, and then when the dog barks, the parrot can give his spiel.





That just made me laugh really hard.
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I doubt my cats would do this for me...unless I had a stroke with a can opener in my hand then they might be motivated to save my life.
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