No limit to the goodness of dogs!

Have a look at this!

We are no strangers to dogs. But we still do hear of accounts of dogs that just leave one speechless.

Now I wouldn’t have said that dogs and birds are great buddies but this account on The Dodo is precious.

You have a read.


Dog Brings Mom An Injured Bird And Then Waits To Make Sure She’s OK

August 7th, 2020

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Houston

Charlie’s family rescued him two years ago, and they’ve come to know him as one of the sweetest dogs around. He’s a very gentle soul who cares a lot about the people around him — so when Charlie saw a bird fly into a window and fall to the ground, he immediately sprang into action.

“He found the bird right after she flew into my living room window,” Elizabeth Houston, Charlie’s mom, told The Dodo.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Houston

Charlie could see that the bird wasn’t moving and needed help, so he gently picked her up in his mouth, brought her over to his mom and dropped the bird in her lap. Then, he waited. He refused to leave his mom’s side as she held the bird, and he watched her intently, waiting for the bird to wake up.

“He and my Bostons kept a close eye on me and the bird the whole time,” Houston said.

Finally, the bird woke up and started chirping — and Charlie was so excited, he couldn’t believe it.

“The look on Charlie’s face was priceless,” Houston said.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Houston

Charlie was so happy to see that his bird friend was all right, thanks to his quick thinking. Once Houston was sure that the bird was completely OK, she released her back into the yard, and Charlie was by her side as he watched his new friend fly away.

Charlie was so concerned after he saw the bird fall that he had to make sure she got the help she needed, and his family hopes that his story will help people see how sweet pit bulls really are.


It is so true that Pit Bulls have a very special and caring side to them. Indeed, half the reported problems with Pit Bulls comes from the way certain people ‘train’ them.

I must point you towards BAPBR, that stands for Born Again Pit Bull Rescue.

As BAPBR state on their home page:

We are the longest standing registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Portland Metro area dedicated to improving the lives of pit bulls and their communities. As an all-volunteer run organization, we advocate for pit-bull-type dogs through community awareness and education and strive to combat misinformation, over-population, shelter crowding, low adoption and high euthanasia rates for these family dogs.

I will reach out to them and see if I can write a post about BAPBR.

8 thoughts on “No limit to the goodness of dogs!

  1. I love Pit Bulls. In the past, they used to be known as “Nanny Dogs” because they were great protectors of children. They are a nurturing & loyal breed.


  2. It’s illegal to bring pit bulls into Australia – such was the misrepresentation of them a few years back. As with all big dogs, they are only dangerous if their owners make them that way. Charlie is gorgeous and obviously a kind and loving dog – I love the photos. Thanks for this delightful story Paul.


    1. Margaret, I can’t believe that about Pit Bulls! What a mistaken rule. Is there any likelihood that this rule will be overturned? Back to Charlie. He is a most caring dog. I don’t think one of our dogs would do the same. We, too, have a Northern window that birds frequently fly into and occasionally they break their tiny necks from the impact.


    1. There’s no doubt in our minds, Monika, that they are a super breed. The bad reputation with some humans has nothing to do with the animal and everything to do with this group of people who insist on using Pit Bulls for fighting. Just about any medium or large-sized dog can be ‘trained’ to go the same way! Take German Shepherds for example.

      The challenge is that freedom of speech and behaviour, within the confines of the law, is freedom to be a good person as well as a bad person!

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