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Canadian Lassie Saves Girl, Warms Hearts

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Get ready for the “awwwwwwwwww,” ’cause it’s coming, and it’s going to be a big one. In eastern Ontario, a 2 1/2-year-old Canadian girl wandered away unnoticed from her aunt’s farm, disappearing into the woods nearby. In Ontario, nights get cold, and that particular region is reportedly thick forest striped with steep cliffs.

Luckily, her aunt’s dog, a collie named Shilo, went with her.

The dog actually draped itself over the little girl to keep her warm through the night. (Either that, or he mistook the child for a bed). After the ordeal, the aunt gave the dog to the girl and her family. I think somebody‘s in for lifetime of treats…yyesss, you are! Yyyesss, you are!!

Good boy, Shilo — you certainly did your collie genes proud with a Lassie-worthy bout of child saving. Now, on to stopping barn fires!

— Ted Alvarez

Dog warms, saves girl lost in wilderness (UPI)

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