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    June 2006
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    Over the last 20 years, the Love Me Tender animal rescue in central Tennessee has rounded up more than 1,000 abandoned dogs. And although most are timid and untrusting, CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman reports, one Rottweiler named Ella was notably different.

    "I could just tell right away she was somebody's baby. She just didn't act like a stray dog to me," said Kathy Wilkes-Myers, who found the dog a few months ago.

    Ella was emaciated and drinking from a drainage ditch along an empty stretch of highway. Kathy says it's typical for people to dump unwanted pets in the middle of nowhere - but again, the dog's demeanor convinced her there was more to the story. So she did some detective work, and what she found is a heart-wrenching tale of unending loyalty.

    "She was hoping her family could come back. But they couldn't. They couldn't come back. It just breaks your heart," said Kathy.

    Kathy found the first clues to this mystery - broken glass and tail lights - right near where she found the dog.

    And just down from there, she found a second set of even more intriguing clues: personal items gathered up. By the dog, she assumed.

    "It was like she was sleeping with them - or waiting with them," Kathy said.

    She took a picture with her cell phone and then gathered the items. They were mostly random, personal things - toothbrush, comb, razor, a candle that said Michelle, but nothing that would explain anything - although now, she did have a hunch.

    Kathy remembered two weeks earlier she'd driven by an accident on the same stretch of highway. She remembered because it was such a horrible crash. A single car had flipped over and landed on the side of the road, at just about the same spot where she found the dog.

    Based on what she saw that day, Kathy figured there was no way a person could have survived, but what about a dog? So she called the highway patrol.

    "She gave me the mom's name and the dad's name and the mom's name was Michelle. And I thought, 'Oh my God, this is their dog," she said.

    Thrown from the car, rescue crews never saw the dog. She spent 13 days scavenging for food along the highway - and 13 nights bedding down with whatever she could find that smelled like her lost family.

    "That's the last spot she saw her family and she was going to stay there," Kathy said.

    Kathy figured it all out. But fortunately, she got one thing very wrong. Someone did survive the crash. In face, all five family members survived.

    "I'm lucky to be sitting here with my family," said Joe Kelly, the family's father.

    After two weeks believing that their dog, Ella, had died, the family of Joe and Michelle Kelly got the most wonderful, slobbery surprise of their lives.

    For the first time since the accident, the Kelly's had a good reason to cry -all thanks to a dog who refused to forget her family - and the stranger who refused to take lost for answer.

    Unfortunately, it was a bittersweet reunion because of the accident and the medical expenses, the Kelly family has had to temporarily relocate to a place that doesn't allow dogs.

    The good news is, Kathy has promised to hold onto Ella for as long as the Kelleys need to get back on their feet.
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    July 2007
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    That's awesome.

    Go dogs!!!!!

    What sick, son of a bitch disagreed with me!!!!
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  3. Post #3
    Is, in fact, a real hedgehog.
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    The family survived, and found their dog... I'm happy for them.
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    I love Scandinavians and Ducks
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    August 2007
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    awwww! :D
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    Daww :3
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  6. Post #6
    Sour Grapes
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    March 2007
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    I got a lump in my throat.
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    This melted my heart
    d'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    dogs are frickin awesome
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    I feel fuzzy inside.
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    Wait, they stuffed five people and a dog in their car and everyone survived the accident?
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    Wait, they stuffed five people and a dog in their car and everyone survived the accident?
    They were eachothers' airbags.
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    oh, another clue.
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    May 2006
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    Awwww, it must have been scooby doo.

    Also there is a serial disagree rater in here, probably some butthurt cat lover.

    I have 2 cats that i love very much, but dogs are still better.
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    oh, another clue.
    Motherfucker I was gonna post that.

    :mad:
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    Yet more evidence that dogs love their owners more then cats.
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    I like the news
    Dennab
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    More like fucking wishbone!

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    August 2007
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    If this happened to a cat

    Journal entry #264: Phase 7 is complete...now, to dispose of the evidence...
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    wow ok
    Teh Zip File's Avatar
    December 2007
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    :3:

    Aww.

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    oh, another clue.
    Motherfucking ninjas on this plane.
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    April 2007
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    daaw, the dog is crying :3:

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    aman III's Avatar
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    I love dogs
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    In face all five family members survived.

  22. Post #22
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    oh, another clue.
    :( reminds me when I used to baby-sit my cousin.

    I guess that would count as Nostalgia.
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    I'm more of a cat person, but that was a very sad and heart tugging story. More than I thought it would be, I guess.
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    June 2005
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    Article has too many bloody quotes breaking the flow.

    Nice story though.

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    Suddenly, Disney buys the story to make into a movie.
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    That's no dog, that's a D'awwwwg!

    :3:
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    November 2007
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    In face, articles need to be re-read before posted.

  28. Post #28
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    June 2008
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    :3:

    Oh my god, that sounds like something my dog would do.

  29. Post #29
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    further proof of why dogs will always be more awesome than cats
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    Theres.. something in my eye.

  31. Post #31
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    November 2007
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    My heart imploded with sadness at first.

    but then, GOOD END.

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    This lifted my mood so much.

  33. Post #33
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    April 2006
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    That is such a cute-ass dog.

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    :saddowns:
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    Dogs are awesome, I want a golden retriever. :(

  36. Post #36
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    :3 ^.^
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    March 2006
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    That's awesome!

    It's nice to see a happy ending to things like this.

  38. Post #38
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    April 2006
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    Two god damned weeks and the family never thought once to go back to the scene and look for their dog? They got lucky.

  39. Post #39
    Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!
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    April 2006
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    Hurk maybe it had something to do with the fact they were just in a car crash hurk.

  40. Post #40
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    January 2007
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    Medical expenses? What are they?

    Oh yer American