May 10, 2005

Stray Dog Rescues Abandoned Kenyan Baby

And she's a really cute African mutt, too. Look at all the sweetness in her eyes.

"...if it happened the way it has been relayed, it is one of those amazing things that happens in life that defies human explanation," said a government official.

It does not defy human explanation. It's called the mothering instinct, and it's very powerful. Why is it that when a little blonde kid falls into a gorilla pit and is rescued by a female gorilla, we call the ape "almost human," and when a dog looks after a dumped baby girl it's called a "miracle," when really, those animals are just acting on the same instincts that should have kept that baby's parents from abandoning her in the first place?

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