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When The Hero Dog Cocked His Leg to A Nazi Bomb in WWII

Meet Juliana, an unforgettable great dane.

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Sarah Hoyt

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September 9, 2013 - 2:00 pm
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Modern Great Danes stand ready to protect their people, just as Juliana protected hers.

They also serve who only stand and whizz.

The Telegraph reports the story of Juliana a Great Dane who saved her owner and family from Nazi bombs in London, not once but twice during WWII.

Juliana, a Great Dane, leapt into action after the device fell through the roof of her owner’s house in 1941.

It is thought that she put out the flames by standing over the bomb, lifting her leg and emptying her bladder.

Three years later the courageous pet alerted customers to a fire that was ripping through her owner’s shoe shop, earning her another Blue Cross Medal for courage.

Juliana’s story was only revealed when auctioneers carrying out a house clearance at a property in Bristol discovered the second medal plus a portrait of the pet.

A plaque attached to the picture reads: “Juliana – awarded a medal for extinguishing an incendiary bomb April 1941. Awarded another for alerting the occupants of her master’s burning shop November 1944.”

Sarah Hoyt lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons and too many cats. She has published Darkship Thieves and 16 other novels, and over 100 short stories. Writing non-fiction is a new, daunting endeavor. For more on Sarah and samples of her writing, look around at Sarah A. Hoyt.com or check out her writing and life blog at According to Hoyt.com.

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There is this question: how does a female dog lift her leg? I've only seen males do that. Being a Great Dane (and not just a good one) she may have straddled the bomb, I guess.
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IMO, God invented the dog to keep humans humble.
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aaah...... sorry, not potted enough to buy into any of this....'>>.......
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Maybe Kipling was right when he said (sort of) "You should never get rid of the Dane"
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I'm ashamed of myself for giving a "Like" to a pun.
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I have only pride in giving a like to a pun.
What did we get when Cher was cloned? Cher and Cher Alike.
So share a like.
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