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Nebraska man saves bulldog with mouth-to-snout resuscitation

Loves Labs
March 12th, 2007, 01:48 PM
On a nicer note.....:goodvibes:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Lucy was drowning and turning blue, so Randy Gurchin recalled his U.S. air force training on mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

It didn't matter that Lucy is a 10-month-old English bulldog, because he and Lucy are "best buddies."

"Once you get a pet, it's truly part of your family," Gurchin said.

"You just tend to do whatever it takes to save their life."

Lucy had jumped into a partly frozen lake in pursuit of ducks and geese but the water was too cold for her.

When Gurchin edged onto the ice and pulled Lucy out of the water, she was unresponsive and her face and paws were blue.

He closed her mouth, put his mouth over her nose, breathed air into her lungs and pushed on her chest and after about a minute she began taking shallow breaths.

He drove her to a veterinary clinic, where she was immersed in warm water, given injections and placed in an oxygen tent.

By Friday, a week after her ordeal, Lucy was back to normal, said Gurchin, a pilot who retired from the air force two years ago.

Dogastrophe
March 12th, 2007, 02:01 PM
It's always nice to hear of people who view their pets as family members and not 'just a dog / cat / bird/ etc'. :)

luckypenny
March 12th, 2007, 02:52 PM
From one end of the spectrum to the other...This really is a great story. Thank you Loves Labs for sharing it.

Loves Labs
March 12th, 2007, 03:41 PM
I thought we could all use some cheering up with all the badness in the news lately. :shrug:

luckypenny
March 12th, 2007, 04:06 PM
You're right. Cheered up my day :) Sweet Lucy is lucky to have an owner who thought quick to save her.

~michelle~
March 12th, 2007, 05:00 PM
thanks for the good news... so good to hear the unconditional love people have for their best friends:lovestruck:

Prin
March 13th, 2007, 03:52 AM
:cloud9: :cloud9: :cloud9: Great story.

Furbaby Momma
March 13th, 2007, 06:43 AM
What a heartwarming story, Thank You Loves Labs for sharing.

Winston
March 13th, 2007, 06:54 AM
What an awesome story to start my day off!

Thanks for sharing!