27 June 2011

Dog stands guard over baby forgotten by drunken mom

A Russian baby, left in a park overnight by his mom, was protected from strangers by the family pet – a Rottweiler named Lada.

The 3-month-old tot was taken for a walk along with Lada by his 22-year old-mother Olga, when she saw some friends and started drinking. She had so much to drink that she went home leaving the baby and the luckily the dog, alone on the park. The next morning Olga had no recollection of what had happened, and assumed the baby had been stolen. Her parent’s began phoning friends and family members, and Olga’s dad decided to check the park – where he found the missing baby. He was exactly where Olga had left him, in his carriage, with Lada sitting by his side.

Olga’s neighbors said that, “The baby was found wet, hungry and in tears, but what’s more important, safe and sound. The weather was quite warm, so the baby even managed to not catch cold. Thank God, the dog had been guarding the whole night and had been keeping away all strangers.”

The baby is currently being cared for by Olga’s mom while authorities decide if she should face charges.

Source: RT.com

Bev Hahler | @redhotvegan
Bev, a vegetarian since she was 14 years old, became more interested in veganism several years ago after studying Agro-business as part of an Ecology degree. She has a gorgeous daughter in second grade who has been a vegetarian her whole life (lucky girl). Follow Bev on her blog and Facebook.

Photo credit:cc:flickr.com/photos/johnny_d_mitchell  *Dog pictured is not Lada