Here’s a great story out of Alaska, and part of what makes it great is that it has absolutely nothing to do with Sarah Palin.
What makes it even better is that it involves the incredible accomplishment of a dog.  What more could you ask for on a Friday?
KTUU-TV reports that a German Shepherd named Buddy led an Alaska State Trooper through winding roads to his owner’s home after a heater ignited a fire. The trooper was then able to do likewise for firefighters.
The dog’s owner had simply told Buddy, “we need to get help.” The dog, apparently, took matters into his own hands at that point.
Buddy’s getting a special silver-plated, engraved dog bowl today for his efforts. There’s video with dashcam footage of Buddy pulling off his Lassie-style rescue at the link, here.