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Old 10-18-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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I didn't see this story posted here, so I copied and pasted it. Pyrs are known for their loyalty to their herd, flock or humans and will take on any creature that threatens their charge. And it is amazing that little deer came and joined the goats he was protecting during the fire. Pry are different from any other breed. Some thing them stupid becaue they don't do tricks like play dead, roll over, fetch, etc. But they were bred to be totally independent thinkers. Left alone with their her, flock, etc, they must decided what is a danger, what isn't, and how best to handle each situation. Sir Moose is always on guard when on his walks and he makes friedns with all dogs that come up to him nicely, but let one charge towards him and Jerry and he will go into attack mode to protect Jerry.

Hero Dog Refuses to Leave His Family's Eight Goats; Protects Herd and Baby Deer from California Wildfires

By Saryn Chorney•@sarynthumps

Posted on October 16, 2017 at 2:42pm EDT

Named after a revered Norse god, Odin the dog more than lived up to his mythical moniker last week when his innately heroic nature took over during the devastating California wildfires.

As ABC News 7 reported, the Hendel family of Santa Rosa first saw the Tubbs fire flames spread across Sonoma County at 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, and by 11:15 p.m. Roland Hendel knew that he and his daughter had to flee their home. They quickly began loading up their cats and dogs, but knew they’d be unable to save their eight bottle-fed rescue goats. However, one furry member of the family, Odin the Great Pyrenees, wasn’t going anywhere.

“Despite the sounds of exploding propane tanks, twisting metal, and the hot swirling winds, Odin refused to leave our family of eight bottle-fed rescue goats,” Hendel wrote on a YouCaring.com fundraising page.

“He was determined to stay with the goats and I had to let him do it,” Hendel told ABC News

This meant that Odin was even risking separation from his sister, Tessa. Hendel had rescued both dogs as puppies, and they’d never spent more than a day apart in their lives. He was certain they’d lost Odin and the goats to the all-consuming flames.

“I was sure I had sentenced them to a horrific and agonizing death,” he wrote on YouCaring.

Instead, all the animals shockingly beat the odds. When Hendel checked in with his neighbors, they reported back that they’d spotted Odin and the goats alive and well on Hendel’s property.

By Tuesday, Hendel was determined to return to his animals. He dodged police roadblocks throughout his still-burning neighborhood to get home, where he found his heroic, albeit injured dog, safe and continuing to protect the goats as well as a few baby deer who’d also joined the herd. The steadfast pup’s fur was singed, his whiskers melted and he had a limp — plus, everything the Hendels’ owned was gone — but all things considered, the animals’ survival was a miracle.

“We lost a million dollars worth of property; I don’t really care, we can replace all that. I just want my animals safe,” Hendel told ABC News.
Odin and the goats stayed on the property since Hendel didn’t have anywhere he could take them, but he gave them food and water, and he returned the next day to reunite the hero dog with his sister, Tessa.

“Our pumphouse was destroyed, and we have no fresh water supply for them. All structures on our property were decimated, including the barn we had lovingly rebuilt for them earlier this year. And winter is coming. We have been overwhelmed with offers for help and assistance from our extended family of friends and loved ones. We would like to ask that you all direct this compassion to Odin, Tessa, and our goats, so we can re-establish a fresh water supply and rebuild their barn before the winter. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated,” wrote on YouCaring. “When you lose everything, it is easy to see what is important. I pray we can get our animal family what they need to win their heroic fight for survival, so Odin’s bravery and sacrifice are not in vain.”

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Loving friends and family,

Ariel and I saw Odin, Tessa and the goats at the shelter yesterday. They are all doing great, and Odin is his old happy self! He is sure enjoying the attention and spotlight.

I got some steak for Odin and Tessa, but did not have time to cook it yesterday, so i am going to do that now. A local pet groomer has offered to give both Odin and Tessa a full treatment for their coats! What a treat for them both.

I am overwhelmed by the support that we have received from all of you. So much kindness and compassion. The human spirit is truly a remarkable and wondrous thing.

We have reached our goal for our youcaring funding event. This should give us enough to rebuild our pumphouse and filtration system, build a new (even better) barn, and repair the fence around the perimeter of the property.

My daughter and I thought carefully about what to do with the overflow funds from our crowdfunding goal. We also thought about what Odin would like best.

Many of you have asked what happened to the deer that took up with Odin. We left them a two week supply of food and water, but of course we could not take them out to safety.

With this in mind, we have decided that going forward, for every $1 we receive, 50 cents will go toward a replacement trailer for Odin's and Tessa's goats, and 50 cents will go to the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Center, where we once took downed animals we found on our land. This will provide care for animals affected by this tragedy, that Odin could not care for himself. Once the trailer is covered, all remaining funds will go to SCWRC.

I think that is what Odin would like best, and this is, after-all, his story.

Please consider directed your compassion to:

https://www.scwildliferescue.org/donate.html

Thank you all, from Odin and all of us.
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This is the 2nd dog to make it through the fires If only they could talk and tell us about it
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I had read about Izzy. It is amazing that these dogs survived. and that Odin managed to save every goat and the young deer that joined in. Pyrs are not herding dogs, just guarding dogs, but apparently he figured out how to keep everyone together and in the area that was safe at the time.
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I wish people were as responsible and caring about animals as they are about each other.
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Amazing story. Pyrs are amazing dogs. We had one years ago. Bless our Georges heart...we will never forget him.

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I also read about a stray pregnant Chi that gave birth during the fire and her 6 pups made if out too
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i also read about a stray pregnant chi that gave birth during the fire and her 6 pups made if out too :d
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Amazing story. Pyrs are amazing dogs. We had one years ago. Bless our Georges heart...we will never forget him.

He was certainly a beautiful boy. Yes, they are amazing dogs. You wonder how any dog that is more than willing to take on a bear, cougar, pack of wolves and fight so hard is so gentle and loving with people...and their charges be it sheep, goats, cattle, chickens, alpacas, lamas, etc.

I love reading stories about these animals that survived despite all odds.
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