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Old 08-03-2007, 09:25 AM   #1
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August 3, 2007: Dog swims 4km daily to feed her pups



Spluch notices this awesome Ananova story that must be repeated for a Friday IotD. If the story around yesterday's shot saddened you, and sometimes an IotD will, today's will brighten you.

Huahua the dog pictured above, is mother to a litter of pups. But the location of her litter was unfortunate; when the water level of the nearby river rose, her spot became an island. With no source of food.

So Huahua now swims - off the island to get her food, back onto it to nurse the litter.



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Huahua swims 1.2 km to the island every day to nurse her four babies. Then she returns to the Changjiang River, following the flow of the water, to swim another 1.1 km to another part of the city to feed herself.

Each day Huahua does the whole journey twice, once in the morning, around 7 am, and again at 7 pm, at which point she stays with her pups on the island and returns to the city the next morning.

Huang Pingren, a pensioner who swims to the island everyday, says he discovered the amazing dog a few weeks ago. "I was resting on the island, and found the unprotected litter of dogs. Then in the evening, around 7 pm, I saw a dog swimming to the bank and then running to the newborns."

Two days ago, the water rose again, and the mother has moved her children to a higher point on the island, reports Chongqing Evening News.
Judging by the map, she has to take the flow of the river into consideration in order to reach her targets. But she has figured it out. Smart.

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Old 08-03-2007, 10:31 AM   #2
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Amazing story.

I'm already poking holes in it wondering why someone doesn't rescue them.

So I'm geussing there isn't any canned alpo anyone could take them.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:32 AM   #3
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Seems to be a chinese story.
So I guess they will land on a dish sooner or later.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Wow, that Huahua must drink some Chi to doggy paddle so much.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:35 AM   #5
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That's truly inspiring - one can only hope she & they do not end up on the late nite menu.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:41 AM   #6
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Yes, all Asian/Chinese people eat dogs, let's link the two in this article, OK! Dicks.
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:52 AM   #7
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"Hey, it's just some dogs..."
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:01 PM   #8
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I'm actually wondering what the dogs are eating..
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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"Hey, it's just some dogs..."
But the jokes were directed toward Chinese people, dumbfuck.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:28 PM   #10
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But it would have been okay, according to you, if it had been black people.

You continue to be way the ƒuck off in left field, when it comes to "cultural bias" ...
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:02 PM   #11
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"Hey, it's just some dogs..."
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Bravo!!!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:19 PM   #12
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BFD. Just some bitch in the mountains popping out puppies and leaving them alone while she goes to town to dine and dash.
Change her name to Darla Jean and you have a Maury episode.

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Old 08-03-2007, 01:36 PM   #13
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BFD. Just some bitch in the mountains popping out puppies and leaving them alone while she goes to town to dine and dash.
Change her name to Darla Jean and you have a Maury episode.

or maybe Jerry Springer-Spaniel?
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:40 PM   #14
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or maybe Jerry Springer-Spaniel?
LOL and GROAN all rolled into one!!!
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:08 PM   #15
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Yes, all Asian/Chinese people eat dogs, let's link the two in this article, OK! Dicks.
Maintain Low Tones! No need to get snippy/snappy!
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