07. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Did You Know? · Tags: , , , ,

Did you know… that a Lab could survive a tornado?

Greg Cook and his dog Coco, after a tornado destroyed his home in Alabama last week. (Photo courtesy AP Photo/The Decatur Daily, Gary Cosby Jr.)


After a tornado swept through Alabama last week Friday, Lab owner Greg Cook rushed home in hopes of saving his dog Coco (he’d been home alone… how scary!). What he found was a huge pile of debris where his house used to be, and amazingly… Coco was crawling out of a mangled window to greet him.

Alright, I know what you’re thinking – Labs are great, but surviving a natural disaster is certainly not a breed specific “attribute.” No, this story’s got a lot of luck behind it. But even I’ve gotta admit – this Lab really embodies that Labrador Retriever spirit I talk about so much – loyal, brave, courageous, and most importantly, loving. Seems like Coco’s exactly the kind of dog we like best here at LLL.

Check out the full scoop over at I Love Dogs and read about Coco, and also a Boxer named Storm (!) who’s also got a bit of that “Lab” spirit, if I do say so myself (I’m sure the Boxer loyalists out there won’t let me claim that… but I think most dogs share a bit of that loving Lab quality. Can we agree on that?).

Does your Lab have a death-defying story of survival? Has your dog beat the odds? Tell us your stories, we can’t wait to hear them!

And until next time,



LLL Intern, FACTotum, and Dog Lover