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Tbe following story of friendship be" tween two dogs may Interest some readers' says a correspondent of the " Spectator " : — " Some time ago, I used often to stay with a friend m Wiltshire, whose park Is separated from the house by a lake whioh Is about 150 yards bread at the narrowest part. Being extremely fond of animals, I boon became Intimate with two delight* fal dogs belonging to my hostess, a large collie called 'Jasper,' and a rough Skyeterrler, ' Sandle.' The pair were devoted friends, and if possible always wt'nt out together One afternoon I called them, as usual, to go for a walk, and making my way to the take, I determined to row ac-088 and wacder ato t la the deer park. Without thlt king of my two companions, I got Into the boat and pushed off* Jasper a y - once jumped into the water and gaily followed the boat ; half-way across he and I were both startled by dejpairng bo^lc, and, stopping to look | back, we saw pour little Sandls running up and down tbe bonk and bitterly bewiling the oruelty of his two so-called friends In leaving him behind, Hardening my heart, I sat still m silence, and •Imply watched. Jasper was clearly distressed ; be swam round tbe boat, and looking up into my face, said unmistakably with his wise brown eyee, ' Why don't you go to the refoue ?" Seeing, however, that. I showed no signs of Intelligence, he made op his mind to settle the difficulty himself so turned tnd swam baok to forlorn little Biodie, There was a moment's pause, I suppose for explanations, and then to my surprise and amusement. Jasper stood still, balf out of and half In the water, and Sandie scrambled on to his back, his front piwo resting on Jasper's neok, who sw»m aoross ha lake and landed hint safely In the deer park t I need not describe tho evident pride of the one nor the gratitude of the other."

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A DOG STORY, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2113, 18 April 1889

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A DOG STORY Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2113, 18 April 1889