You fellow herders know that it's just in our blood to HAVE to work, right? Well when my humans brought another Wire Fox Terrier home in February I wasn't too sure about him, but now we're good buddies because he lets me herd him around. He makes lots of racket and keeps trying to get away, but I've even figured out how to grab that red thing around his neck and put him where he needs to be! Oh my humans said to please ignore the messy bedroom, but remind you that they share that room with four of us furries.
UPDATE: CNN and the UK Telegraph have both reported that the dogs have been rescued since the footage aired, and are both receiving veterinary care; the more seriously wounded dog is at a clinic in the city of Mito, while the protective spaniel-type dog is receiving care at a shelter in the same town.
Here is an English translation of the voiceover exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura):
We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.
He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.
Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.
Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.
The dog is protecting him.
Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.
I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.
Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.
Yes! Yes! He is alive.
He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.
Oh good. He's getting up.
It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.
My human sister and daddy took momma for a secret trip this morning and they came back with a new brother! He looks very much like Angel Tucker and Daddy says that Angel Tucker brought him to us. He came from a place in Missouri called Animal Fair Foundation for Animals in Risk. Momma will make a blog for him and when she does I'll post the link, but for now how about a slide show and video? He's a bundle of energy and loads of fun!
Here's a series of pictures showing Katie herding Libby. Well actually only the first pic shows that, the rest show us laying on the futon. Notice how I, Katie, appear to be in control of Libby! Even after she stuck out her tounge at me I made sure she laid where she was supposed to so I could get up there too.
Make sure to read the cartoon at the top of my page. When my humans saw that they thought it was so cute!