Registration of new members is currently closed. Guestbook opened for now. Guests who have questions may post at our guestbook. No lengthy debates please. Kindly note: MV is a place for serious learning through mutual consultation where we have zero tolerance for trouble-makers, narcissists and needless disputants. We simply stand for what is compatible with the Noble Quran regardless of titles such as "traditionalism" or "modernism." We have the right to our opinion just as you have the right to yours. All disagreements must be left at that. Final Judgement belongs to The Almighty.
October 06, 2022, 12:11:58 am
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
  Home Help Search Arcade Gallery Links Staff List Calendar Login Register  

Tearful and heart wrenching

August 01, 2022, 08:48:12 pm Ruhi_Rose: As-Salam Alaykum MV guests. Just a reminder how time flies. We're already in the Islamic new year of 1444 month of Muharram, a very tragic time of our history. May The Almighty grant Hussein bin Ali and his comrades the best spot in Paradise for their unflinching courage to uphold the values of the Final Message, The Noble Quran.  Please read our post Ashura - who was Hussein? Also explore its related links.
August 01, 2022, 08:43:33 pm N. Truth Seeker: Walaykom Salam.  Ameen.
July 07, 2022, 04:02:47 pm Zainab_M: Eid-al-Adha expected on 10th Dhul Hijja 1443 (July 9th 2022, Saturday) Insh'Allah,.
June 30, 2022, 05:37:22 pm Heba E. Husseyn: Salaam all.  Today is 1st Dhul Hijja 1443 (corresponding to June 30, 2022).  Day of Arafah will be on 9th Dhul Hijja (July 8th) and Eid-al-Adha on 10th Dhul Hijja (July 9th). Fasting on the Day of Arafah is not obligatory, however it's a good day to observe a nafl fast for those healthy enough to do so.  Insh'Allah.
June 15, 2022, 12:51:58 pm Ruhi_Rose: View Muslim Villa Gallery
April 28, 2022, 07:37:04 am Heba E. Husseyn: Salam dear all. Insh'Allah, I hope The Almighty accepts our prayers and supplications for Leilatul Qadr.  Ameen ya Allah.
February 12, 2022, 06:10:26 am Ruhi_Rose: Walaykum As-Salam brother MM  Cheesy   where have you been?  Insh'Allah, we hope you are safe and well.
February 11, 2022, 10:03:07 pm MuslimanMahlon: salaam alaykum Cheesy
View Shout History
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Send this topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: Tearful and heart wrenching  (Read 203 times)
TEAM MV Founder
Hero Member
Posts: 5728

Badges: (View All)
« on: May 07, 2007, 02:04:44 am »


I read this very tragic true story in The Toronto Star a couple of years ago.  It was so profound that I cut the story and kept it in my file.  Today I would like to share it with everyone here.  If there are any animal lovers like me, they'll love this.

Tragedy separated two loving companions when a World War II vet was killed by a train close to his home.  His pet dog refused to leave him after the accident.  The story goes as follows:

Quote -
Right uptil the end, Les Mitchell and his little dog Rascal were inseparable pals. 

Even after the 79 year old Mississauga man was struck and killed by a train .. the tiny Lhasa Apso refused to leave his master's side, barking and nipping at emergency workers who arrived to help.

"It was enough to break your heart," said one man who watched the scene. 

Relatives think Rascal, who Mitchell often let run free of his long red leash may have darted onto the tracks.  They believe the Royal Air Force veteran, who would have turned 80 next month, may have reacted instantly and run into the path of the Toronto-bound VIA Rail train ...

He was a familiar sight to residents and shopkeepers as he walked Rascal at least 3 times each day. 

Dressed in a beige overcoat and tan driving cap - Rascal wore a mini-overcoat and booties in winter ..

"Les loved his dog, but he had a very bad habit of walking the dog without his lead on," said a relative.

"We think the dog darted across the track and that Les scurried after him.  He almost cleared across the track but he just didn't make it. ...."

"And how he loved that dog," said a neighbour.  "He'd be out there with him rain or shine. ...."
Unquote -

I just cannot help getting drenched eyes when I read this ..
Report Spam   Logged

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

N. Truth Seeker
Quiet guy technology nerd | TEAM MUSLIM VILLA
Hero Member
Posts: 3187

Badges: (View All)
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 03:09:18 am »

yes, this is heart wrenching.  A bond between an animal and a human is often much stronger than that between humans.  Beautiful post.  This was a particularly touching incident.  Thanks Sister.
Report Spam   Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Send this topic  |  Print  
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Scammers & spammers will be reported | If you borrow MV contents you must mention our link with hypertext | MV Team is not responsible for comments by members or guests.
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
SMF For Free - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy