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Missing boy, 3, found wearing very 'unique blanket'

Family Dog Acts As Blanket And Saves Toddler's Life


A 3-year-old boy went missing in North Dakota Monday night, and after community members searched for almost seven hours, they finally found him with a unique blanket keeping him warm.

KMSP says "The Urness family called 911 after their son Carson disappeared from the family farm." KVLY notes "ATVs and horses showed up... and more footwalkers."

"I lost it I guess you could say."

Little Carson was playing on the family farm when his parents, Courtney and Brock Urness, lost track of him. Nearly 200 people showed up to help find him.

KMSP says they combed about 2,000 acres of land ... and then realized someone else was gone.

"The family realized their dog Cooper was also missing."

Courtney figured if they could find Cooper, they would also find Carson.

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KVLY says the search continued for hours without any success.

"By 2 o'clock in the morning, the rain was coming down, and we were at a point we were going to send footwalkers home."

Finally, WDAZ says they found Carson safe - a mile away, with Cooper on top of him.

"I just didn't realize that he would actually be like laying on him and keeping him warm... protecting him."

Carson told his mom that he was scared, but Cooper kept him warm. Carson was reunited with his family, checked out by a doctor and released shortly after.

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Dr. Cal Harris May 08 2014 at 11:38 AM

Wonderful story!!!! Love it. I quit reading all of the posting after a week of just junk; this is what I would like to see more of not thinks like politics or scandals.

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Carolyn B. Baker May 08 2014 at 11:57 AM

What a bleaaing .... and thanks for the kudo's for Cooper young Carson's earth angel. To all the haters this was a story for you about love and devotion....a beautiful story to warm your hearts....instead you want to hate and point a finger...remember when you have one finger pointed at someone there are 3 fingers pointed at you!

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Pam May 08 2014 at 12:00 PM

Is there any greater love? I know for a fact there isn't. My pets give unconditional love without prejudice. They are truly gifts from God. There are no bad dogs, just bad owners and trainers. The fault is in the human, not the dog.

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vandy3589 Pam May 08 2014 at 12:07 PM

Your pets want your food and will wait patiently for it They want warmth and will hop on top of your being and stay there to keep warm They are not thinking of themselves most of the time They just aren't that smart :)

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jtamayo779 May 08 2014 at 12:00 PM

Good dog.

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Whad Up Girl! May 08 2014 at 12:07 PM

Watch your kids!

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ffelix422 Whad Up Girl! May 08 2014 at 12:17 PM

I agree.
I don't see a happy story as much as thank God the kid is ok cause the dam parents aren't paying attention to him.

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tmoccia Whad Up Girl! May 08 2014 at 2:50 PM

Really people? Stuff happens. Idiots

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tbortolan May 08 2014 at 12:10 PM

what a good dog but come on parents ... how the heck do you not keep track of you little boy????? Lucky they have such a great dog.. Don't parents know they can't take their eyes off their kids even for a minute ????

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terryhoagland123 tbortolan May 08 2014 at 12:19 PM

People are humans we all make mistakes it could happen to anyone but from now on they will watch him like a hawk.

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wilmaflintstone tbortolan May 08 2014 at 12:26 PM

Wow, so you watch your kids 24 hrs a day 7 days a week? So you do not sleep? Do you take them into the shower with you? Do you take them in while you are having "alone time" with your husband/wife? Do you take them into the bathroom with you? REALLY?! Ok.....

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AzGrandma44 May 08 2014 at 12:13 PM

I had a cat once, that after I had leg reconstruction surgery, that slept on the effected leg with me in the recliner. The only time she ate or used her box was when I was up on crutches. for therapy or showers & such. I went back to recliner and there she was again. I was blessed.

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brdgtrol890 May 08 2014 at 12:13 PM

I remember some Moms putting bells on their kids coats so that they made noise as they moved around. Maybe today there is a small GPS tracker that can be attached to their coats and followed with a smart phone. Freedom for the kid and peace of mind for the parents. You can always fence-in a portion of the yard.

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tammythun May 08 2014 at 12:13 PM

Great story! So happy they were both found! God bless them!

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Dominique May 08 2014 at 11:53 AM

That's what dogs do. They are the most fantastic creatures in the world. They are loyal, loving, reliable and very trainable depiste their differences with humans who often confuse them by sending them the wrong signals. They are protective of their families and most especially the young children. If raised in a family environment, they develop a sense of belonging and as their ancestors the wolves, they naturally "babysit" the youngest ones in the pack when needed and will fight anyone away if they feel they may be a threat to the babies. Thanks be to God! Thanks be to dogs!!! :-))
will protect them with their lives.

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maescu Dominique May 08 2014 at 12:03 PM

After all, Dog is God spelled backwards. ;-}

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