Three Puppies And Parents Wolf and Cloud Saved From Italian Avalanche Hotel



The well-known tourist hotel in Rigopiano, Italy was buried under an avalanche last week. CNN reported 29 dead and 11 rescued. That story also mentions the pups but not their parents.

This is my good news post for the weekend. Enjoy and share. via Google translate

The three Abruzzese shepherd puppies, children of Cloud and Wolf, were saved: the forestry group of the police has in fact found them among the rubble Rigopiano Hotel, the hotel in an avalanche last Wednesday. The father and mother of the wolf cubs and cloud, mascot, had risen to the headlines to be able on their own to save themselves and to reach the town of Faringdon, near there. The cubs, born on 4 December, were saved by rescuers after they shot down a wall. They seem in good condition, but to say for sure it will be better to wait for the response of the veterinarian.

Also this time the news covering the animals were able to survive this terrible tragedy warms hearts and makes us understand that even in the smallest things and keep hiding the most precious and most significant feats. Moving the action of the rescuers who once again prove heroes risking their own lives to save the dogs, heedless and contemptuous of the threat constantly hanging over them, showing that if the Italian relief efforts sometimes guilty of disorganization, the human factor is always at the highest levels. The sad story of Farindola confirms that when they are in the game of life, no matter what species or what age, our rescuers put our heart, never surrender, even against the most desperate situations.

The people of the web welcomes with joy and gladness saving three cubs. <>. On the Facebook home page had been recently published photos of the puppies before the immense tragedy of the last days.

Before the puppies were found, their mum and dad were found after the dogs had dug out through 12 feet of snow:

ilgiornaleitlaino via Google translate

If there was a chance to save some of the people trapped in the hotel Rigopiano probably merit is too. We’re talking about Wolf and Cloud, the two Abruzzi shepherds were born and raised at the Hotel Rigopiano and known by all tourists who have visited the facility. Dogs are able to reach the town, where the inhabitants were immediately welcomed and fed. But before that they dug four meters of snow, until you break through. From there they then reached the rescuers, signaling a strategic point for commissioning except people.

The photos he immortalized the event was posted on Facebook by Martina Rossi, a girl who worked recently as a bartender at Rigopiano and therefore knew the two dogs. Wolf and Cloud had just had some puppies, whose pictures had been posted recently on the Facebook home page Rigopiano, among many cheerful and carefree images. The dogs, affectionate and good with everyone, they were welcomed in a special way, as if you could see in them the hope of all those who were buried under the snow and still have not been recovered. Wolf and cloud are extraordinary, for them there is a great life force, a character that inspires confidence in everyone he meets them. This is their gift from birth, and their company is certainly auspicious sign. Perhaps it is not much, but hopes are now brighter than ever.

“I do not know how, but they managed to get to my district, a fraction of Farindola (Villa Cupoli) safe and sound – writes Martina Rossi -. This certainly can not fill the emptiness and destruction that crosses a country still hopeful knee, waiting only for positive news, me personally. But these two beautiful cagnoloni, revising them, certainly managed to get me back to your heart beat, at least for a few seconds, bringing hope ”

The translation mangled the thoughts, but we get it. The dogs coming out alive gave hope that all the humans would be safe too. Sadly, that did not happen. But we can give thanks for God sparing the lives of this beautiful canine family.

Earthquake! Did Saint’s Blood That Failed to Liquefy Portend Disaster for Italy?

A massive earthquake has struck Italy, setting off an avalanche that has buried a ski hotel and left many dead.

More on that story, but first, we must note that on December 20, 2016, a story appeared about the blood of an Italian saint predicting disaster.

The blood of St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city, failed to liquefy, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune. “We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro.

NAPLES, Italy – Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.

“We must not think of disasters and calamities. We are men of faith and we must pray,” said Monsignor Vincenzo De Gregorio, the Abbot of the Chapel of the Treasure of San Gennaro, ANSA reports.

The blood belongs to St. Januarius, Patron of Naples and former bishop and martyr of the city.

Known in Italian as San Gennaro, his bones and a reliquary of his blood are preserved in Naples’ cathedral. He is believed to have been martyred during the infamous persecution of Christians during the rule of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who retired in 305.

The reputed miracle is locally known and accepted, though has not been the subject of official Church recognition.

The liquefaction is believed to happen at least three times a year: the Saturday before the first Sunday of May, September 19, which is the saint’s feast day, and December 16, the anniversary of the 1631 eruption of the Mount Vesuvius volcano.

During the miracle, the dried, red-colored mass confined to one side of the reliquary becomes blood that covers the entire glass. In local lore, the failure of the blood to liquefy signals war, famine, disease or other disaster.

The blood did indeed liquefy on September 19, 2016.

Historically, the vial has sometimes changed upon the visit of a pope.

On March 21, 2015, Pope Francis met with priests, religious and seminarians at the cathedral and gave a blessing with the relic.

Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe of Naples then received the vial back from the pope and noted that the blood was still solid on one side of the vial.

The cardinal remarked: “It seems that St. Januarius loves the Pope, because the blood is already half liquefied.”

Pope Francis quipped in response: “you can see that the saint only loves us a little. We have to convert more.”

The last time blood liquefied in the presence of a pope was in 1848 when Pius IX visited. The phenomenon didn’t happen when St. John Paul II visited the city in October 1979, or when Benedict XVI visited in October 2007.

The biggest immediate fallout from the Italian quake has been to focus worldwide attention on the ski hotel pictured at the top of this post.

The Local Italy


– An avalanche hit a hotel in Abruzzo in the early hours of Thursday morning

– Several deaths are feared, according to Italian media reports citing rescue services

Fire service: No sign of survivors, 13:14: Confirming what La Repubblica daily reported a few minutes ago, Italy’s fire service has said its rescue dog units are at the scene, but that there has been no sign of life from any of the missing people. Firefighters arrived by helicopter earlier this morning, but the roads have only just been cleared of snow allowing further units to join them.

Rescue dog units and firefighters have also arrived by road, at the moment no signs from the missing people.

Guests were ready to leave when avalanche hit, 13:05: The hotel guests were reportedly waiting in the entrance hall to leave, but had been unable to due to a delay in the snowplough which was supposed to clear the roads.

“They had packed their bags, all the guests wanted to go,” Quintino Marcello, who ran the hotel’s restaurant, told La Repubblica. “They had been told that the snowplough would arrive at 3pm, but it was then pushed back to 7pm.”

Rescue efforts are underway, with spades, dogs and video equipment all being used, and the underground sauna is being searched.

The violence of the avalanche – which moved the entire hotel by ten metres – is making things difficult. Journalists on the scene say that trees, mattresses and other items from the hotel are all mixed in with the snow.

25 still unaccounted for, 12:12: 25 people, including several children, remain unaccounted for as rescue work continues.