Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Meet The Dog Who Became Famous For His Amazing Water Rescue.

Lover Of Animals

Dogs can save lives. After proper training, they can learn to be service dogs or even work for police canine units. Occasionally, dogs will shock us with the incredible things that they’re capable of doing. These times show us how unbelievable dogs’ instincts truly are. Take, for example, what happened to this man from New York, and his dog.

Lover Of Animals

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Mark Freely is from East Setauket, New York, and is a personal injury lawyer. He also loves animals. He lives with his two dogs - an English golden retriever, Storm, and a border collie, Sarah. He also has a rabbit named Speedo. Even though he loves all of his animals equally, Storm has his heart. He was there for Sarah when she was settling in, and he even lets Speedo hang out on his back. His gentleness tends to get him in a bit of trouble, though.

A Gentle Storm

A Gentle Storm

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Mark not only does pro bono work for a local animal rescue, he also regularly fosters dogs! In just the last month, Mark has fostered a few puppies. Storm did a great job with the puppies, maybe too great. The puppies quickly learned that they could use Storm as their plaything. They climbed all over him and even nipped at his ears. But none of that seemed to bother Storm. Mark wished he was always that easy going.

He's Just Not That Into It

He's Just Not That Into It

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After Mark adopted Sarah, he figured it would be the perfect time to teach them both how to fetch. Sarah absolutely loved it and learned very quickly. Storm, on the other hand, was not impressed. It didn’t matter if Mark threw a ball, or a stick, Storm refused to fetch. It was possible that it just wasn’t in Storm’s nature, even though he was a golden retriever. Mark never guessed his instincts would kick in at the most important time.

Going For A Stroll

Going For A Stroll

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On thing Storm and Sarah have in common is their love of strolling along Port Jefferson Harbor. Mark thinks they enjoy that particular route because they like the sight of the boats that are sailing in and out of the harbor. Even though he tries to walk them as much as possible, sometimes he’s so busy he can only do it on the weekends. One weekend, in particular, Storm completely surprised Mark.

A Hot Afternoon

A Hot Afternoon

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It was a hot day in the middle of July. Despite the heat, Sarah and Storm were a bit antsy and wanted to go for their walk. Luckily it was breezy enough to keep them refreshed during their walk. The took their familiar route and were able to watch the waves as they crashed onto the shore. Little did they know that their beautiful afternoon was about to get crazy.

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