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Ellie, a blind King Charles spaniel has her own seeing-eye dog in Leo, the German shepherd. Emma Williams, Manchester Evening News Syndication Over the past year, there have been many touching animal stories that made us say "awww" and demonstrated the amazing capacity of animals to love. Here are 15 stories that happened in 2010 that we think are worth revisiting. 1. Blind Dog Has Her Own Seeing-Eye Dog: You usually think of seeing-eye dogs helping people, but in this case, a cute little King Charles spaniel is befriended by an older German shepherd (pictured above). The pair aren't just friends -- the shepherd protects the spaniel, who is almost completely blind. 2. Sweet Reunion...

Pulling a seven-year-old girl to safety from the rubble of a Haitian school was a rewarding moment for the firemen and four rescue dogs from Tampa, Fl. who went to help in the aftermath of the earthquake. During their ten days spent working in Haiti, Lt. Roger Picard and Lt. Brian Smithey of Tampa, Fla. and their fearless four-footed friends saved the lives of seven people from the wreckage. We at Paw Nation commend these firemen -- and their amazing rescue dogs -- for their bravery and compassion....

Photo: Petfinder It's times like these when we're thrilled to have a dog instead of a kid. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with kids (no, seriously, kids are awesome!), but could you imagine a group of puppies getting together, preparing to light a child on fire before killing him? Probably not, considering puppies don't have that kind of strength, but even still... When Derek Blackmon of Maple Shade, New Jersey spotted a group of boys wielding baseball bats and a can of lighter fluid over a puppy caught in a net, he immediately stepped and grabbed eight week old Brody, a golden retriever-labrador mix. Blackmon's landlord wouldn't allow him to keep the pup, but Brody is now...

Photo: RunnerJenny/Flickr When banker Joel Armstrong noticed a duck nesting in a ledge on his office building in Washington State, he didn't necessarily prepare himself for the responsibility he'd have to bear upon the hatching of the eggs tucked under the brush. But when the chicks did, in fact, hatch, Mother took to the ground, requesting for the little ones to line up in tow. Unfortunately, the ducklings couldn't make the jump, and as they teetered and tottered, knowing they had to get to the ground to march behind Mama, Armstrong acted quickly. After cupping together and extending his hands, the wee ones proceeded to jump into his palms before he carefully lowered them to the ground,...