Just amazing dog power!

Watch this video – any chit-chat from me is superfluous.

Smithfield, Alabama

If a tornado picked you up, threw you across the sky, and set you down in an unfamiliar place far away from home, and you broke two legs in the process, could you find your way back? That’s exactly the incredible story of Mason, a terrier mix in Alabama.


I first saw the item as a link in the daily digest from Naked Capitalism.  As ever, I am indebted to the fantastic work that Yves and her team does in scouring the world for interesting news items.

The link went to a website that was just loaded with ads but in the article was another link to Fox 6.  There was the story as well, as this extract explains,


Update**:As of Wednesday night, Mason has been x-rayed and put on an IV. His vets at the Vulcan Park Animal Clinic plan to operate on his two broken legs Friday. They will use plates and maybe pins to help realign his bones. Doctors think it will be a long, but ultimately successful recovery.

Amazing stories of survival from the April 27th tornadoes don’t just include people. There are some amazing 4-legged tales of endurance being told including the story of one dog who just returned home yesterday. He is clearly battered, but alive.

Mason, a terrier mix, now rests inside the Vulcan Park Animal Care Clinic where he’s waiting to find out what kind of surgery he will need to repair 2 badly broken legs. This is only the 2nd night he’s spent under any kind of roof in the last 2 weeks and the story of how he got there is almost too amazing to believe.

On April 27th, Mason was hiding in his garage in North Smithfield when the storm picked him up and blew him away. His owners couldn’t find him and had about given up when they came back Monday to sift through the debris, and found Mason waiting for them on the porch.

Do support the Fox 6 website by reading the story in full.

Finally, the original link, as mentioned above, did contain this great news update,

Because of the generosity of Vulcan Park Animal Care in Birmingham, a center that volunteered their services to help the ailing pup, Mason is now on the mend — and needless to say, being showered with affection. Last Friday, Mason underwent surgery to fix metal plates to both his broken limbs, which will keep them stabilized as they heal. Mason will remain at Vulcan Park for about six more weeks, as his family works to restore some sense of order to their shattered home.

Just another account of how remarkable man’s best friend truly is.

Brave, lucky, sweet Mason

6 thoughts on “Just amazing dog power!

  1. Mason is cute!!! Such an endearing story. Thank you.

    My sister’s dog, Lexy was her name, was lost in the woods. Some very mean person shot her three times. Lexy made it back home, finally. She lived about six months longer. One bullet was right beside her heart and the other beside her lung! This didn’t stop her from living all those days in the woods, about four, and making it back home.

    Dogs are amazing aren’t they?


    1. DK, that’s a terrific tale about Lexy. What sort of inhuman creature would shot a lost dog. That’s despicable and knowing that whoever it was is a sick, demented and deeply troubled beast doesn’t take away the agony of hearing that account. Ugh!


      1. Hi Paul, I thought about my having told you the story after I’d written it. It is horrible, so I’m sorry for sharing such a sad tale. You are so right. I would have brought charges against the person.

        I don’t know who did it, but I think my brother-in-law may have found out. He would never tell us though.

        Poor Lexy… but she lived a good long life before that. She was loved by everyone. My sister said she knew the whole time that Lexy was coming back, but I didn’t think so. I’m glad she had six more months and time to say goodbye. My girl, Free, also loved Lexy and was able to see her one more time.


      2. These stories must be shared as far and wide as possible. If you follow such wise persons as, for example, Dr David Hawkins, see http://www.veritaspub.com/ then you will know that truth and integrity have a far more powerful influence over falsehood, in all its forms. Thus 15 good, integrous people will balance 85 un-integrous and false persons.

        So sharing the story of Lexy will have a positive effect ‘out there’.


  2. This is such a heart warming even though sad tale of this little dogs determination to get back home to the ones he cared for.. Im always amazed at such tales as these and yet not suprised.. For Dogs have unconditional love.. The pain this little dog must have suffered too in the process..

    I also agree with you here Paul on Dogkisses stories.. Michelle you have a wonderful gift in your writing, and I agree with Paul that your gift should be shared for positive intent far outways negative everytime… and we have to keep sending the ripples out.. just like this little dog.. Dreamwalker


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