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Found in the Morgue: Six Special Canines

Apr 19, 2010 10:17 AM | 4 comments

There are many wonderful photographs and stories hiding in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle clippings and photographs morgue, silently waiting to be rediscovered. I've been keeping an eye out for interesting photos and stories on dogs, as a follow up to Olivia's charming post on cats in the Long Island Cat Club.

We have two folders filled with images of Dogs at War, from which these first two images were found. Below is an image of Mike, guarding the weapons of Marine Corps recruits in training at Parris Island, S.C. recruit depot.

Sinbad, a Coast Guard pup, sailed more than one million miles during his eight years on the sea. Here he can be seen taking a break from the oceans, and enjoying a moment in a welcoming service band.

A general folder of dogs contains the following images. The first image is Salty, who saved the lives of twelve men by barking a warning of an approaching flying bomb.

Next up is Spot, an Ohio born pooch who was kicked out of his home by a raccoon squatter.

Here is the talented Silver, riding his scooter down Flatbush Avenue after receiving lessons at Stacy Hall's Training School for Dogs.

Lastly, here is my favorite of the lot, with an unbeatable (and unbearable) story to tell. After Tina was critically injured when struck by a car, she was shot three times in an effort to end her suffering. Her family said their farewells as they buried her in a grave in Saugus, Massachusetts. Imagine their surprise, when, eleven days after her burial, Tina turned up at her family's doorstep -- 15 miles away, with her wounds partially healed. How she freed herself from the grave and found her way home remains a mystery.

  

Comments

4/22/2010 5:06:41 PM #

is the second to last image for real???

alexis

4/22/2010 5:09:45 PM #

Love this feature, Brooklynology. More vintage pet photos from the archives, please!

Elizabeth

4/22/2010 5:25:12 PM #

It does look a little contrived, doesn't it, but they didn't have photoshop so I have to believe it's real.  The question is, how does he get the scooter to move? At least Tillman (here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzUsTFqtW0) has a couple of free legs to scoot with.

joy

5/18/2010 3:52:35 PM #

I just love the story of Tina, the dog that was hit by a car, shot, buried and then "...Tina turned up at her family's doorstep -- 15 miles away, with her wounds partially healed. How she freed herself from the grave and found her way home remains a mystery." There is a wonderful sense of hopefulness, vibrancy, and aliveness.

Joe

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