Video: The tsunami’s last survivor

posted at 10:13 pm on April 1, 2011 by Allahpundit

This wasn’t a rescue mission. After three weeks, they’d long since given up on finding people alive at sea. The coast guard was looking to recover bodies, and even that’s become so hopeless that they may call off the operation after Sunday. But while they were out there scanning the water, something on a floating debris field below them moved. No food, no fresh water — for three weeks. And yet, somehow…

Go look at the first photo at the Daily Mail and let it carry you into the weekend.

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I want to smother that furry baby in snuggles, pets, and kisses.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM

30 minutes ago I yelled at my dog b/c he was scratching vigorously at the back door. (Really the first time he’s done this. He’s a rescue dog and I adopted him about 3 months ago. He’s one of three I have.)

I read this story, went and opened the back door, and hugged him.

aquaviva on April 1, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Clever dog.

rightwingyahooo on April 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Very cool…

katy on April 1, 2011 at 10:21 PM

saw this on the evening bad news, NBC. Very Moving! Get that guy some kibbles-n-bits STAT and would be happy to give him/her a new home with love.

AP, this HAS to make you think twice about your atheism. :)

maineconservative on April 1, 2011 at 10:22 PM

He must not have had long to live, I’ll bet. Good puppy.

If only we were as fearless and motivated to survive as a country, as that dog was to live another day.

rightwingyahooo on April 1, 2011 at 10:22 PM

What a lucky dog!

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Wonder what all those balls were in the 2nd video.

Marcus on April 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM

At this point, finding anything alive out there is a happy occasion. God bless Japan.

AUINSC on April 1, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Incredible job and bravery by the rescuers.

aquaviva on April 1, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Give me a touching animal story and no matter how bad a day I’ve had, it melts away with the first wag of a tail.

TxAnn56 on April 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

I would adopt him in a heartbeat. God how I miss my dog.

Knucklehead on April 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Sea Dogs
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***********

Dogs have long been popular mascots in the United States sea services for their ability to build morale.

In the early days, dogs often served a more practical function by leading patrols onto foreign shores to search for food and warn of any dangers lurking out of eyesight. But mostly, dogs provided welcome relief from the monotony of being at sea for months on end.

http://www.usni.org/news-and-features/dogs-and-the-sea-services

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Amazing will to live. I love this story.

carbon_footprint on April 1, 2011 at 10:29 PM

Well,I have a Lab,and 3 cats,and I know,
my cats would of been..ahem,sh*tting bricks,
on the floating wood,and probably shark
food to boot!!

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:30 PM

I would adopt him in a heartbeat. God how I miss my dog.

Knucklehead on April 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

SSHS is a kill-shelter so you can save a life. They open tomorrow at noon I think.
*hint*

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Mans Best Friend.

maineconservative on April 1, 2011 at 10:31 PM

What a lucky dog!

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM

果報者

Electrongod on April 1, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Heres the Japanese home out in the Pacific!!

US Navy Finds House Floating Adrift in Waters Off Japan
A Japanese home is seen adrift in the Pacific Ocean. Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are searching for survivors in the coastal waters near Sendai, Japan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan McCord/Released) PACIFIC OCEAN (March 13, 2011)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anhonorablegerman/5533020287/

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Great Story!

Kini on April 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM

All that debris just floating out there. Where’s Greenpeace to clean it all up?

SouthernGent on April 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM

What a lucky dog!

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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果報者

Electrongod on April 1, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Electrongod:Tee-hee,smarty pants,had to google,
cool—–:)

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:36 PM

All that debris just floating out there. Where’s Greenpeace to clean it all up?

SouthernGent on April 1, 2011 at 10:35 PM

SouthernGent:There still in jail,for protesting Hopeys
Oil BP Leaky!(sarc).

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group

This has to PO Dear Leader and fellow Dims.

Dingbat63 on April 1, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Electrongod:Tee-hee,smarty pants,had to google,
cool—–:)

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:36 PM

You know how hard it was to type that out?
/

Electrongod on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Wonder what all those balls were in the 2nd video.

Marcus on April 1, 2011 at 10:25 PM
They might be fishing floats they use for their nets. I’m not sure if they still are but they used to be made out of glass.

FloatingRock on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM

I would adopt him in a heartbeat. God how I miss my dog.
Knucklehead on April 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Me too

blatantblue on April 1, 2011 at 10:40 PM

果報者

Electrongod on April 1, 2011 at 10:32 PM

Sore wa, nihongo, Chūgoku-go no hanashi de wa nakatta

Kini on April 1, 2011 at 10:40 PM

AP, this HAS to make you think twice about your atheism. :)

maineconservative on April 1, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Nah. But he may reconsider being a cat-person!

nukemhill on April 1, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Ahem…………………………

Be thankful,that the breed of the dog,wasn’t a
Portuguese Water Dog,

or,

the MSM,would of hi-jacked the story,and orgasmically
would of turned into a Bo Obama Life Story piece!

Jus sayin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:45 PM

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:36 PM
You know how hard it was to type that out?
/

Electrongod on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Electrongod:Lol,oh ya,I can just see ya,little hammer
and chisel!!:)

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:48 PM

:)

El_Terrible on April 1, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Electrongod:Lol,oh ya,I can just see ya,little hammer
and chisel!!:)

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 10:48 PM

LOL

Electrongod on April 1, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Those are dangerous searches and rescues. Too bad they didn’t find any people alive. I would think that there might have been a good chance with the dog that there were people alive, too. Nice to see the pup wrapped in a warm blanket and on his way to some where safe.

I still feel that we aren’t doing all we can be doing for the Japanese. I wonder if the Japanese feel the same….

Blake on April 1, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Sometimes, very rarely, but sometimes, I get a heart smile.

Aquateen Hungerforce on April 1, 2011 at 10:54 PM

BTW,I watched this the other day,ahem,yers,its PBS,
but very informative,apparently,online,it don’t work
in Canada!

The entire coast of Japan,dropped 3 feet,first wave
went north,then west,then north again,a double wammy,
one wave sent high up in a mountian villiage area,amaz
ing,anyhow,it covers the first hour events,earthquake,
then tsumani!
================

Japan’s Killer Quake
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An eyewitness account and investigation of the epic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis Aired March 30, 2011 on PBS
============

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/japan-killer-quake.html

Or
==

NOVA Japan’s Killer Quake
**************************

An account and investigation of the epic earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis

http://video.pbs.org/video/1863101157

canopfor on April 1, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Dog is God spelled backward. Not a coincidence.

Key West Reader on April 1, 2011 at 11:37 PM

Blake on April 1, 2011 at 10:52 PM

They say donations are down. I’m sure the recession isn’t helping.

Cindy Munford on April 1, 2011 at 11:42 PM

“I wanna love him and hug him and squeeze him and call him George”.

GoodBoy on April 1, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Sweetest story of the week.
(Good thing he didn’t float to China, he would’ve been dinner).
He looks like an older dog. Hope they find his owner.

lonestar1 on April 1, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Thank you, Allah.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 2, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Just realized how odd my last post looked, um, I meant “thank you, AP, for posting this story.”

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 2, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Wonderful post!

Eren on April 2, 2011 at 12:23 AM

Conservative Dog survives even though stranded on Progressive Flotsam.

An analogy for our times…….thanks Puppy. :-)

PappyD61 on April 2, 2011 at 12:29 AM

He looks like an older dog. Hope they find his owner.

I think we know who that is.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/23/the-toughest-man-in-japan/

reaganaut on April 2, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Awwww. Tsunami Shiba Inu! >.< Totemo kawaii desu ne. Sutorii wa suke desu!

Sultry Beauty on April 2, 2011 at 3:23 AM

“I wanna love him and hug him and squeeze him and call him George”.

GoodBoy on April 1, 2011 at 11:47 PM

“And pet him and pat him, and give him security, and keep him warm like a mother hen, so he will never feel lonely or lack for love.”

(Can you tell who’s watched that Bugs Bunny cartoon too many times?)

I love dogs. Thanks for this story.

ThanksMo on April 2, 2011 at 3:42 AM

reaganaut on April 2, 2011 at 1:35 AM

Honestly, I was thinking that this dog and that man are the two best stories in the world right now!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on April 2, 2011 at 5:40 AM

I want to smother that furry baby in snuggles, pets, and kisses.

annoyinglittletwerp on April 1, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Me too, what a great uplifting story after all the heartbreak they have had. I hope they find the owner.

wi farmgirl on April 2, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Hmmmmmmm. That dog looks too healthy. Three weeks with no water and he looks like he just ate his lunch? Doesn’t appear to be stressed at all? Story released just when everybody needs some good news? Rescuers just happen to find him on their last trip out? Something’s fishy about this one.

a097005 on April 2, 2011 at 8:54 AM

a097005, GFY.

teacherman on April 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM

teacherman – What is GFY?

a097005 on April 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Dogs are special gifts from God sent here to teach us compassion, loyalty and unconditional love.

redridinghood on April 2, 2011 at 9:57 AM

teacherman – What is GFY?

a097005 on April 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Either ‘good for you,’ or ‘go f… …..elf’

rosewaning on April 2, 2011 at 10:02 AM

rosewaning:
Yeah, it’s the second one.

teacherman on April 2, 2011 at 10:44 AM

So sweet!

Maybe there was some food left inside the house?

PattyJ on April 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Awwww, poor little guy.

Thanks for the video. Warmed my cold, dark little conservative heart.

緯糸緯糸の緯糸 ! (Wuff wuff wuff !)

petefrt on April 2, 2011 at 1:12 PM

to teacherman: God bless you brother.

a097005 on April 2, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Here comes the next media wave:

Rescued dog glows in the dark!
Film at 11:00

shorebird on April 3, 2011 at 2:37 AM

Dog and the owner has been brought together.

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videonews/nnn?a=20110404-00000049-nnn-soci

Story and video is in Japanese.

MikeRossTky on April 4, 2011 at 8:50 AM