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Brazil's first lady saves her drowning dog jumping into a lake fully clothed

Tuesday, May 8th 2018 - 08:48 UTC
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Brazil's first lady has jumped into a lake fully clothed to save her drowning dog. Marcela Temer was walking around the presidential palace in Brasilia with her son when the family's Jack Russell, Picoly, took an interest in the water. Read full article

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  • Think

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...
    A true blonde Brasilian heroine...!

    She rescued her ~2 (two) year old Jack Russel puppy..., (an Engrish dog breed..., infamously notorious for its complete weakness..., total lack of energy..., absolute inability to swim and general stupidity... ;-) by valiantly jumping into the shallow manicured & filtered ake waters of her Presidential Palace..., fully dressed...!

    Pity...
    If she had undressed and posted the video on Youtube..., she would surely be elected as Brasil's new Temer Presidenta...

    Chuckle..., chuckle...

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:28 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • smoko1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oye6UEv1XT4

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    REF: “saves her drowning dog”:

    These are the “Early Signs” of her entering into politics; after the Total Failure - DISASTER - of her Big Daddy:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-07/brazil-s-president-could-drop-re-election-bid-in-favor-of-unity

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Maybe shd could “rescue” this drowning JRT Jack... ;-)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UT4X_2zKIyk

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    It's a good thing the lake was so shallow, there's plenty of stories of owners jumping into water to save their dogs and drowning (and one where the owner died of burns instead). Meanwhile the dog nearly always gets itself out just fine.

    It's way too tempting to speculate what an Argentine dog breed would be notorious for...

    May 08th, 2018 - 12:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Mr.DemonTree...
    Fo your kind info...
    There is only one Argie dog breed and it is..., in pinciple..., just an overgrown Jack Russell...
    http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/dogo-argentino/

    May 08th, 2018 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    What an imaginative name! Looks more like an elongated Staffie to me.

    And 'Friendly, Cheerful, Humble' heh. Maybe Argentina needs a humble dog to make up for all the not-so-humble people?

    May 08th, 2018 - 01:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    As imaginative a name as “Border Collie”..., laddie...

    May 08th, 2018 - 02:26 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • DemonTree

    It's just so very unspecific. If it was called Argie Hunting Dog or similar then it would be pretty normal.

    What breeds are your dogs?

    May 08th, 2018 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Rehab Border collies...

    May 08th, 2018 - 03:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    You do live near a border. ;) But what do you mean by rehab?

    I've heard border collies are very smart but also very demanding, they get bored easily.

    May 08th, 2018 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    By rehab I mean they have a dangerous addiction...
    That's why they move in here...

    May 08th, 2018 - 05:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Addiction to what, herding things?

    May 08th, 2018 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Jack Bauer

    @DT
    Their addiction must be to Stink's spiked tea....the only reason they put up with him.

    May 08th, 2018 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Close but no cigar...lad...
    The addiction being to apply their primordial herding instinct to its original purpose...
    The real smart ones find pretty quick about that... and are subsequently summarily executed...

    May 08th, 2018 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    They're not really the smart ones then, are they? But how do you stop it becoming a problem on your, er, estancia?

    May 08th, 2018 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    No dumb sheep around our humble shed...

    May 08th, 2018 - 06:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    No other animals but horses? What about your neighbours? None close enough to worry about?

    May 08th, 2018 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Nope...

    May 08th, 2018 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I knew that humble shed was a myth.

    May 08th, 2018 - 08:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    A couple of them dogs lying in the porch of me humble shed contradict your unfounded asseveration...

    May 08th, 2018 - 08:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    This is a porch in the UK: https://www.anglianhome.co.uk/~/media/ahi/product-catalogue/doors-and-porches/products/porches-all/gallery/choudbury-adj10.jpg

    I have a suspicion yours looks something more like this: fthmb.tqn.com/9-CSI3nVC9HUKAeieO73PnPrz5E=/960x0/filters:no_upscale():max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/451041033-porch-56a75daf3df78cf77295169a.jpg

    May 08th, 2018 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    More like this one...
    Windows, porch and roof look quite similar...
    Just not so big..., girly..., and in a nice Falu rödfärg...
    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5627ec30e4b0dc30fe462054/5627fd4b57ccf6b892d73ce4/56a917aa7086d79f3dff65aa/1475879020708/JHID-TinyHouse-6310.jpg?format=750w

    May 08th, 2018 - 09:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Looks nice, but I can't be doing with this fad for tiny houses. You should see the awful cramped places they're building here: no storage space at all, and the houses have gardens the size of a pocket handkerchief. I've lived in a box room and I'm never doing it again.

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Suit yourself...

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    If you like them it's fine, I just think the way they're pushed can be a con to make people buy a place that doesn't fit their needs.

    That house doesn't look very well insulated either, how do you heat it in winter?

    May 08th, 2018 - 10:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    25 cm well seasoned logs..., no drafts.. double glazed windows..., icelandic green roof..., triple combustion wood stove...

    Don't worry about us..., boy... We are toasty...

    May 08th, 2018 - 11:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Lucky you. Our heating keeps filling up with sludge and then it doesn't work properly. When it got too cold in winter I just had to go to bed to keep warm.

    May 09th, 2018 - 10:00 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Enrique Massot

    @DT

    Looks like you executed what president Macri asks Argentines to do to fight ever-increasing utility bills. His favourites are: put on sweaters or a poncho at home and in summer don't launch your AC till it's above 30 degrees Celsius.

    May 13th, 2018 - 05:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Our government gives the same advice - put on a jumper and turn down your heating to save money. They also advise people to close their curtains and block draughts, get more insulation for their homes, and use a timer on their central heating and hot water systems. Since a temperature above 30°C is uncommon in Britain, no one has home air con anyway. What temp would you turn it on at?

    I know that utility bills have been rising quickly and fuelling inflation in Argentina, but how high are they really? As a portion of people's salaries or compared to neighbouring countries. Bills in Montevideo should be pretty comparable to BA right?

    May 13th, 2018 - 09:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    O Globo:

    “Primeiro senador condenado à prisão escapa de cumprir pena”:
    https://oglobo.globo.com/brasil/primeiro-senador-condenado-prisao-escapa-de-cumprir-pena-22678710?platform=hootsuite

    May 13th, 2018 - 01:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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