Let’s pause for a while to examine the facts and the worldwide media reportage about Kabang, the Philippine dog believed to have heroically saved the lives of two little girls about to be run over by a speeding motorcycle. For this feat, the wounded mongrel was accorded life-saving surgery and eight-month hospitalization in the United States, in the process chalking up tens of thousands of adulatory stories in the world media, a whooping 4,700,000 entries in Google as of this writing, and citations for dog heroism in Wikipedia and Ripley’s “Believe It or Not.”

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