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    Default Nice Photograph...

    Posted on behalf of Tooanfrom

    The photograph below shows a red Doberman licking an exhausted fireman.

    He had just saved her from a fire in her house, rescuing her by carrying her out of the house into her front yard, while he continued to fight the fire.

    She is pregnant.

    The firefighter was afraid of her at first, because he had never been around a Doberman before.

    When he finally got done putting the fire out, he sat down to catch his breath and rest.

    A photographer from the Charlotte, North Carolina newspaper, "The Observer," noticed this red Doberman in the distance looking at the fireman.

    He saw her walking straight toward the fireman and wondered what she was going to do.

    As he raised his camera, she came up to the tired man who had saved her life and the lives of her babies, and kissed him, just as the photographer snapped this photograph.


    And people say animals are dumb - yeah right.
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    Great shot, Great story !

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    That's great.
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    The photo is awesome, though the story is not quite right. This picture turned up on Snopes.com with a different explanation of how the event happened (as related by the firefighter in the picture).

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    Originally posted by LtDPSJFD
    The photo is awesome, though the story is not quite right. This picture turned up on Snopes.com with a different explanation of how the event happened (as related by the firefighter in the picture).
    You know when I received this I thought as much... like many photos out there in cyberspace with 1000 stories behind a photograph... but its a nice 'story' and an excellent photograph.
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    Originally posted by LtDPSJFD
    The photo is awesome, though the story is not quite right. This picture turned up on Snopes.com with a different explanation of how the event happened (as related by the firefighter in the picture).
    Lt...you're just going to make us go to snopes to find out the truth, aren't you???

    Ok...here it is (still a good pic):

    Origins: The scene pictured above was captured by Charlotte Observer Patrick Schneider during a house fire in July 1999 and shows firefighter Jeff Clark receiving a doggie greeting from a pregnant red Doberman named Cinnamon. As the Observer described the circumstances behind the photograph in an April 2005 retrospective:
    Charlotte firefighter Jeff Clark and Cinnamon, a pregnant red Doberman, gained international exposure with this photograph snapped by the Observer's Patrick Schneider during a July 1999 house fire.

    Seen through wire services and the Internet, the picture has moved people around the world and is still a top reprint seller.
    However, the text that now accompanies e-mailed versions of the photograph is inaccurate in suggesting that Cinnamon was "thanking" firefighter Clark for saving her life "by carrying her out of the house into her front yard." As Clark himself explained, he didn't rescue the dog, and his encounter with her was pure happenstance:
    We didn't do anything (special) to save Cinnamon.

    When we have a house fire, we have to do a primary search. There could be people home and inside. Our first major concern is life safety. That house was full of smoke and we couldn't see it very well. All I saw was a dog run out, and one was (already) in the backyard. I think Cinnamon got out the door herself.

    The dog approached me. As soon as I knelt down and took my mask off, Patrick was coming around the corner of the house and took the picture.

    Jeff Clark is still with the Charlotte Fire Department. Cinnamon eventually gave birth to five puppies and lived for several more years until she passed away in January 2005.

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    Now come on guys- a couple of weeks ago we had a complaint becasue of a photo of a baby sleeping on clean turn out gear- now look at this!

    We've got a FF being licked clean by a dog- what germs is the bloke gonna get there? And don't even get me started on the issues from the dog's perspective! Maybe it died in Jan 2005 because of something it licked off this guys face! I mean, who knows where the FF has been and who with!!! Maybe the dog got some sort of cancer from the muck on the FF's face...
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    Does Doggie Cancer qualify for LODD benefits?

    Maybe you should put "Cinnamon" on the National Monument.

    Cute Picture though.
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    I'm scared of most dogs. I love bassett hounds, beagles, etc. so if a doberman came over to me, I'd probably be scared but this one looks so sweet.
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    Red face Mea Culpa

    I asked Steve Dude to post the article in question simply because he is what I consider a mate(altho we have never met).
    His ability on the computer far exceeds mine-as I have already stated elsewhere-I got a right "bollocking" for using a new fangled biro instead of the ink and nib issued by the school (I think I may have been 9 yrs old-1949!)
    This post was triggered by the thing that most if not all firefighters are driven by-helping someone or in this case, a fellow creature on this planet that needed help.
    Like all dog lovers I have never met a bad dog-met plenty of bad owners tho!

    Seems we have to check and question even the most innocent, and in this case charming article.
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    Thumbs up

    I'm gonna pretend the story about the rescue is true....and enjoy that wonderful feeling it gave me.
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    Originally posted by paris04
    I'm scared of most dogs. I love bassett hounds, beagles, etc. so if a doberman came over to me, I'd probably be scared but this one looks so sweet.

    I've been called a dog before, but you shouldn't be scared of me. I normally don't bite and I am sweet too.


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    Regardless of the "real story" behind the photo, its still a GREAT shot. And being a dog owner myself.... (is that prejudice? LOL)
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    The irony is... that firefighter will get more recognition for the photo with the dog than anything else he does in his career.
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    Default Same meat-different gravy

    Capt Gonzo-similar set up-just prior to the LFB strike in, I think, 1976. A giraffe named George died while trying to copulate with a female giraffe at London Zoo.
    This made front page headlines- a complete front page devoted to this event,how sad! How tragic! Etc, ad infinitum.
    Same newspaper, but buried on the back page about 5 or 6 short sentences---"Two firemen killed while trying to rescue children"

    Their last words were "We are going in, there are kids inside"
    Not a bad epitaph, is it?

    This made us London Fire Fighters realise where we were on the scale of things---Giraffes=very expensive. Firemen=cheap as chips, just open another box, this lot is past its sell by date.

    And yes, I am still very bitter after all these years.
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    Originally posted by allineedisu



    I've been called a dog before, but you shouldn't be scared of me. I normally don't bite and I am sweet too.

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    great pic!!!
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    THe difference is that this pic is not a whackerish picture that was set up. This pic is just plain cute.
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    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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    Lightbulb Uh, Yeah..........

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    The irony is... that firefighter will get more recognition for the photo with the dog than anything else he does in his career.
    Thought your post was pretty cool, posted over your signature line.........
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    this photograph is really "famous";i saw it many times on different french forums or blogs.
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