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Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by 3pleDAssistant: 2:32pm On May 16, 2021
HISTORY

It is widely believed, with a sense of pride in our humanity, that the wonderful potentials human beings are blessed with, if utilised judiciously, enable us to perform laudable and astounding actions and inventions that save and better the lives of humankind and other forms of life on the face of the earth.

But history has proven that it's not only human beings that perform incredible actions that are deserving of recognition and honour. Surprisingly, some animals have proven they have talents too.

One of such animals is a Great Dane (dog) that goes by the name Juliana.

Juliana was awarded two Blue Cross medals in her lifetime. Do you wonder what incredible actions she did that made her deserving of both awards? Well, we'll tell you and trust us, they're quite incredible.

The first action was performed during World War II. Wikipedia reports - "In April 1941, two years into World War II , incendiary bombs were being dropped across Britain during The Blitz . One such device is believed to have fallen through the roof of the house in which Juliana and her owner lived. The dog is reported to have stood over the bomb and urinated on it, extinguishing the fire and preventing it from spreading. She was awarded her first Blue Cross medal for her actions." [End quote]

Incredible right?

Well, the second heroic action was performed 3 years after that. Wikipedia reports - "Juliana was celebrated as a hero for a second time when, in November 1944, she again helped to save the lives of her owners. After a fire had taken hold in their shoe shop, she alerted her master's family to the impending danger. For this she was awarded a second medal. The second medal, along with a portrait of Juliana, was discovered during a house clearance in Bristol. The items were sold together at a Gloucestershire auction in September 2013, with the auctioneer describing Juliana as "a Great Dane with a great bladder". Initially expected to achieve £60, the sale reached £1,100 with the winning bid coming from an anonymous buyer." [End quote]

Juliana was reported to have later died in 1946 from poisoning after she got in contact with a substance that was posted through her owner's letterbox.

So there you have it, a dog with two medals. We're not trying to be a-holes, but you as a human being, how many have you ever gotten in your life? grin grin

[1st picture below: a picture of what the Blue Cross medal looks like.]

[2nd picture below: a picture of Juliana found in the said house clearance.]

Photo Credits: BBC

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=112597124333429&id=108147908111684

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by xpressionx(m): 2:46pm On May 16, 2021
If it was in calabar,the only trophy he will get is Trophy and Star.

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by TechWows: 7:14pm On May 16, 2021
Have you taken Covid Vaccine? Get a small magnet and put it on the spot, it sticks to the spot. Such Humans to be controlled by demonic machines. Like if you have seen the Video evidences or if you have tried a tiny magnet on yours too. cry

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by ChiefSosa(m): 7:15pm On May 16, 2021
Nigerian Ekukes left the group chat...

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by codedphyness(m): 7:15pm On May 16, 2021
Ordinary dog
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by DEIFIED(m): 7:15pm On May 16, 2021
In a developed Clime animals are appreciated if they are deserving of it. But in my dear country nepotism with never allow that to happen even for humans.

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by 900warriorz: 7:15pm On May 16, 2021
...and the only thing some Juliana wins in Nigeria is Indomie and Egg, Kiss and Durex cheesy

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by phlank: 7:15pm On May 16, 2021
grin
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Nobody: 7:15pm On May 16, 2021
I had none.. whatta shame. nah only oyinbi dey award animal.. nigeria for where
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Faithful1234(m): 7:17pm On May 16, 2021
Calaba come and see ur food wining award in obodo
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by adekanmbi1986(m): 7:17pm On May 16, 2021
Hmm
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by nenyeRitta(f): 7:18pm On May 16, 2021
The best and most loyal friend to human
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Adominatio: 7:19pm On May 16, 2021
Reading
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by remi4ever(m): 7:19pm On May 16, 2021
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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Kessythegeek(m): 7:19pm On May 16, 2021
grin cheesy grin I have the blood of Jesus wink wink


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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by dfrost: 7:19pm On May 16, 2021
xpressionx:
If it was in calabar,the only trophy he will get is Trophy and Star.

shocked like seriously mate? You think about to eat only? No offense though cheesy

FYI, not all Cross Riverians eat dog meat.
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by lilvicky68(m): 7:19pm On May 16, 2021
I for like eat this dog oh.. quality meat
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by sirBLUNT(m): 7:20pm On May 16, 2021
If not for desmond ediot what is two blue medals that i cannot win.

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Augla1: 7:20pm On May 16, 2021
Dog dey get medal.
Well, here in naija, the sensible dogs wey suppose win medal we don chop them finish
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Akwaibomdude(m): 7:20pm On May 16, 2021
Juliana
That name rings a bell
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by Testtest0: 7:20pm On May 16, 2021
Okay
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by BruncleZuma: 7:21pm On May 16, 2021
Over 45,000 West Africans actively participated and died in a war that had nothing to do with them. Let's hear more about them.

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Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by lilvicky68(m): 7:22pm On May 16, 2021
dfrost:


shocked like seriously mate? You think about to eat only? No offense though cheesy

FYI, not all Cross Riverians eat dog meat.
The ones that don't eat dog meat eats dog bone..
Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by CasNova: 7:22pm On May 16, 2021
Bravo!

Re: Juliana, The Dog That Got Two Blue Cross Medals by triple996(m): 7:23pm On May 16, 2021
Oyimbo no de disappoint

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