Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gone With The Wind

Two stories I happened upon in recent days relate the power of wind. Interesting stuff.

First, the perils of kiteboarding:

Second, the story of a chihuahua being blown a mile through the air. The kicker is the dog was found with the help of a pet psychic.

Gone with the wind: Chihuahua blown away
Report: Six-pound puppy found a mile away from where gust sent her flying

The Associated Press
updated 5:10 a.m. ET, Tues., April 28, 2009
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A six-pound Chihuahua has been reunited with her owners after a 70-mph gust of wind picked the puppy up and tossed her out of sight.

Dorothy and Lavern Utley credit a pet psychic for guiding them on Monday to a wooded area nearly a mile from where 8-month-old Tinker Bell had been last seen. The brown long-haired dog was dirty and hungry but otherwise OK.

The Utleys, of Rochester, had set up an outdoor display Saturday at a flea market in Waterford Township, 25 miles northwest of Detroit.

Tinker Bell was standing on their platform trailer when she was swept away.

Dorothy Utley tells The Detroit News that her cherished pet "just went wild" upon seeing her.


BeachBum said...

These stories make me feel much better about Medford installing a new wind turbine. It's by one of the schools along the Mystic River. Should be powering my house for years to come. Or until the next NorEaster hits.

Hey, I'm going to link to your blog from mine since it's a PITA to get to yours now. You readership should go up by one.

Rob said...

Thanks BeachBum. And, per your posting about your son's pitching...if you want to see my oldest son practicing with me, the video is currently the bottom one on my Flickr bar to the right.

Hammen said...

My brother has a little chihuahua, so while normally I would've loved that story of a dog getting blown a mile by the wind...I was horrified by it. I love that little dog.