From: Van oost Kenneth (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 11 Aug 2004 - 18:34:54 GMT
Something of interest !?
Siberian kid raised by watch- dog,
Social assistents discovered two weeks ago a kid that apparently
was raised by a watch-dog. The now 7 year old Andrej Tolstyk was
only a few months old when his parents deserted him.
The kid has now found a new shelter in an orphanage.
The kid was found nearby its parental home with only the watch-
dog as his companian. Andrej couldn 't speak and behaved like
a real dog. He walked on all four, browsed his food, barked and
showed agression to his discoverers.
His mother left him when he was 3 months old and his father left
him a few months later.
The area where Andrej lived is so thinly populated that noone
ever noticed that his parents were gone. In the meanwhile the
left behind watch- dog kept Andrej alive.
Andrej Tolstyk was accordingly to some doctors born with major
speech- and hearingdefects, by which his adaptation to the real
world will be a hazardous route.
But after a few days in the orphanage of Barnaoel Andrej could
already walk on his 2 legs, eat with a spoon and played with a
ball. He made friends with a little girl with whom he communicates
in some kind of sign language.
The faithful dog has found a new home. Doctors and psychologists
are trying now to find out if Andrej will ever show normal behaviour.
Found in a paper, last week Wednesday,
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