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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Today I saw an amazing video showing a dog that was injured in the Missouri tornado on April 27 of this year. When the tornado had passed, one family was unable to find their beloved dog Mason in all the wreckage. When they returned to the house 2 weeks later to clean up, they were astonished to find Mason happy and waiting to see them. What made the story even more unbelievable was the fact that Mason had broken both front legs and it appeared that he had crawled home like that after being swept some distance away in the storm. The story made international news, and for good reason. Not only was the tornado a terrible tragedy, but the story focused on Mason's bravery and resilience, as well as the special relationship that he had with his human caretakers. Mason's desire to return to his family at all costs may not be surprising to many of us who are familiar with the interspecies bond that develops between animals and humans, but the spectacle was nonetheless noteworthy and perfectly illustrates why so many of us choose to work in the veterinary field.
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