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The Dog and the Deer

A little like The Fox and the Hound, this story of a dog and a deer will tug at your heart strings. We can all agree that dogs are heroes nearly every day in small ways. But in very big ways, Storm the English Golden Retriever was a hero this week!

On the morning of July 16th, Storm was out for a walk along Port Jefferson, Long Island, with his owner, Mark Freeley. Both Mark and his pup noticed a brown lump in the water. Storm, following his retriever instincts, leaped into the water after the shape.

When Storm reached the brown lump, he grabbed it by its neck scruff, and this is when everyone realized the lump was actually a baby deer! 

In the video taken by Storm's owner, he expresses concern that his pup might actually not be helping the baby deer - but just retrieving it! But when Storm reached the shore, it seemed that all he wanted to do was help his little deer buddy. 

The baby deer was clearly in shock, and after Storm nudged and prodded it, the deer woke up and ran - right back into the water! Thankfully, Storm's owner and his owner's friend were quick on their feet and dove in to rescue the deer themselves.

The 3-month baby deer had an eye injury and was quite worn after his journey, but he's currently recovering at an animal rescue, all thanks to Storm and his owner!

So, what's the bravest thing your dog has ever done? Also, it's totally okay if the bravest thin your dog has done is snuggle with you on the couch. That's pretty heroic!

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Jenna Gomes

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