Puppies Save Boy Lost in Forest

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When three-year-old Jaylynn Thorpe wandered away from his babysitter last Friday night, his grandparents (who are also his guardians) were frantic ... with good reason. With winter-like temperatures dipping into the teens, they knew that a helpless child didn't have much defense against the frigid cold.

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Jaylynn may not have known how to keep himself warm, but he had a couple of buddies with him with some pretty good instincts. Two puppies who wandered away with Jaylynn slept up against the boy all night while searchers were looking. "Momma, I got cold," Jaylynn told his grandmother. "I slept in the woods last night. The puppies kept me warm."

The families say that even after Jaylynn was found and safe, the puppies continued to keep a close eye on him. I'm betting that from now on, his family and caregivers keep a pretty close eye on him too.

Do your pets look out for your kids?
Yes, they are very protective.11164 (89.5%)
Not that I've noticed.807 (6.5%)
No. In fact, the pets tend to run the other way.497 (4.0%)

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.