Dog saves owner from tsunami

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    What a beautiful story.

    a couple years ago I found Victor in the gallery shaking like a leaf with huge eyes, pupils blown wide open. HE ran to the door, I let him out, and he stood looking down the street with great apprehension. Tail tucked, ears down, quaking. Since a storm was coming I decided maybe it was a good time to leave. About 8 miles away a gasoline tanker had been hit by lightening creating a huge boom and a fire that rose to unbelievable heights. Always always listen to the dog is my motto.
     
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    I guess the little dog could probably hear the water coming . . . only thing I can think of that would have told her to head for high ground. Good dog!
     
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    Looks like dogs might have an instinct to go to higher ground during earthquakes even when a tsunami is not a factor. It is smart when you think about liquefaction tending to occur in the lowlands.

    I found this reading up on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. (There was an anniversary commemoration a couple of days ago. Amazingly there are still 3 known survivors alive, all well into their 100's.)

    1906 San Francisco Earthquake Account of Ernest S. Simpson
     

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