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Dog Who Can Dive 13 Feet Under Water Needs A Home

Story By: Larry Stine

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  Original Published: 7/18/2013 A woman who rescues dogs got quite a surprise when she brought "Bunny" home from the pound. She didn't know the "depth" of the dog's talents until they were playing in the pool. Joel Thomas introduces us to the pooch, and shows us the video that's making a splash on YouTube. Tami Stanley rescues Labrador Retrievers. She took Bunny in from a shelter with a bad case of mange. "She was all hairless here and no hair around her eyes and no hair on her ears," says Stanley. But as Bunny healed, Stanley found the dog had a skill, that was nothing to sneeze at. It happened in the pool. "I happened to grab the toy and it was just here under the water and Bunny came swimming by and just went bloop!" Stanley says. Bunny could hold her breath and dive. "Hey, look at this! So then we put it further and I held it with my toe on the bottom," says Stanley. "She went right down and got it. And then we just moved it out." Soon, Bunny was diving to seven feet deep, then nine, then 13. "It was very exciting," says Stanley. "I've worked with a lot of dogs and this was the only dog that has ever showed me this. For a dog to go under water that far, on her own, and to be able to hold her breath, you know that's a lot of pressure for dogs, so it's very unusual. And, if you've seen her do it when she comes out she immediately blows out this big wad of air." Bunny;s underwater video has drawn thousands of hits on YouTube and Stanley hopes the video will make a splash with someone who'll give Buny a new home. "And, to have a dog come out of the shelter that somebody else discarded with a really cool skill is very excitinig for me personally," says Stanley. "It really is amazing. Someone is going to love Bunny and Bunny is going to make a great dog and a lot of fun for somebody." And as much as Bunny enjoys diving, Stanley says Bunny's favorite thing to do is to go on hikes and be outdoors.
   
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