Saturday, 20 September 2008

Utter devotion


Prince, an Irish terrier, was devoted to his master, Private James Brown of the North Staffordshire Regiment, and was inconsolable when this young man was posted to France in September 1914. One day he disappeared from his home in Hammersmith, London, then to everyone's amazement turned up at Armentières a few weeks later, and tracked down his master in the trenches in a frenzy of delight. Because no one could believe the story, the Commanding Officer had man and dog paraded in front of him next morning. Evidently Prince had attached himself to some troops who were crossing the Channel, and had found his way to his owner. He became a hero and fought beside his master for the rest of the war.

9 comments:

jmb said...

Very hard to credit this story if you did not see it yourself. Pretty amazing really.

James Higham said...

An amazing tale and it explains a lot about dogs and owners.

maayangordon said...

Hi, I am a guide dog raiser in Seattle, WA. The puppy I am currently raising is named Shep. I love your blog and I love reading about other people's pet experiences. I also have a website where I sell pet supplies and i have a blog on it also about guide dogs. I built the site to try and help raise money for guide dogs and other animal charities.

Smalltown RN said...

what an amazing story....and what a gorgeous dog....

Eurodog said...

Welcome to maayangordon from Seattle and smalltown rn from British Columbia.

rosiero said...

I am always warmed by such stories where dogs have shown unlimited devotion to their owners.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

What an incredible story, showing how utterly immense a dogs love is for its owner.

CJ xx

VioletsVintage said...

If that happened here in the U.S. it would be a Disney movie!

Winchester whisperer said...

What an extraordinary tale, ED!