Dog That Survived the Titanic : and Other Amazing Animal Stories
From the moving and miraculous to the cute and courageous, more than 500 uplifting animal stories to warm hearts and entertain
Inspired by the story of Rigel, the Newfoundland dog who not only survived the Titanic disaster by treading water for more than three hours but also saved the lives of a number of the ship's passengers when his barking alerted the rescue ship Carpathia, this book is an uplifting collection of amazing but true animal tales. It includes a collie named Nipper who shepherded trapped animals out of a burning barn, an Oklahoma kangaroo named Irwin who wore a man's suit and slept in his own bed, an elephant who was an anti-smoking crusader, and the poet Virgil's beloved pet who was given the equivalent of a $75,000 funeral, complete with a full orchestra and love poems—and was a housefly. This wonderful assortment of amazing animal-related antics reveals the wonderful courage, character, and cleverness of our animal friends.