miércoles, 20 de junio de 2007

"En qué mundo vivís? (1)"

Pregunta destinada a los que hablan de algunos sueños, o pasan la mayor parte de su tiempo soñando, como creo que es mi caso. Primera serie de sugerencias, para buscar la respuesta apropiada.

Saint Guinefort was a 13th century Dog that received local veneration as a Saint after miracles were reported at his grave. Guinefort, known to Anglophones as the Dog Gelert, belonged to a knight who lived in a castle. One day, the knight went hunting, leaving his infant in the care of Guinefort. When he returned, he found the child was nowhere to be seen and Guinefort greeted his master with bloody jaws.
Believing Guinefort to have devoured his son, the knight slew the Dog. He then heard a child crying; he turned over the cot and found his son safe and sound, along with the body of a Viper.
Guinefort had killed the Snake and saved the child. On realising the mistake the family dropped the Dog down a well, covered it with stones and planted trees around it, setting up a shrine for Guinefort.
Guinefort became recognised by locals as a Saint for the protection of infants until the 1930s.

"An Impala, trapped by a pack of Wild Dogs, was saved by a young Hippo. The Hippo blocked the Impala from swimming and then nudged the animal, pushing it to a small island. The exhausted Impala stopped, shivering uncontrollably.
Suddenly the Hippo opened its cavernous mouth to its full extent, engulfing the Impala's body. But instead of making a meal of the animal, the Hippo bathed the Impala in its warm breath for several minutes.
Soon the Impala walked away from the water's edge, followed closely by the young Hippo. The Dogs were as spellbound as us, watching their quarry and its rescuer".
A similar incident of a Hippo saving an Impala from a Crocodile was filmed in Kruger National Park.

Lions in Ethiopia
A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men was found being guarded by three Lions who apparently had chased off her captors. The girl had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of them, not far from Addis Ababa.
She had been guarded by the Lions for about half a day. They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest.

"Just after a Leopardess kills a mother primate, she finds a live new-born on the ground. The little Baboon calls out, then puts its hands out and walks towards the young Leopard.
Legadema -Setswana word for "Light from the Sky"- pauses for a moment, then she gently picks it up in her mouth and carries the infant up a tree to keep it safe. Several times the baby falls out of the tree. Each time, Legadema races down to pick her up.
The Baboon clearly thinks of Legadema as a surrogate mother. For several hours, they nestle in the tree.
Tragically, when morning comes, the tiny Baboon no longer shows signs of life. As the Sun comes up, Legadema realises that the baby had died, and moves on".

George The Terrier
A little Jack Russell Terrier stood like a giant against two Pitbulls and gave his own life to save five kids. The tragedy unfolded when a group of children and George walked back from a trip.
Out of nowhere, the two Pitbulls lunged at them. One of the kids told that George never backed down against the Pitbulls, refusing to let the them get at his little brother.
"George tried to protect us by barking and rushing at them, but they started to bite him. We ran off crying and some people saw what was happening and rescued George". It was too late, however, to save the little 9-year-old Terrier. "George was brave", his owner said, as each of the kids held a photo of the little pup they'll never forget.
"He took them on and he's not even a foot high... He jumped in on them, he tried to keep them off".
And, he gave his life doing so.

Este, entonces, es el primer ejemplo de un mundo que no se ve sólo en las películas de Disney.

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