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Riley's Flying House

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Meet Riley the 8yr old chocolate lab who piloted his Dog Palace through an F1 tornado.


Riley, the dog of Rob and Cheryl Stuhr of Bradshaw, Nebraska, went on a hair-raising ride of a lifetime on August 7when an F1 tornado picked up his dog house. The Dog Palace house was lifted from its position on the back porch up over the Stuhr's home and was deposited in the ditch along side the road adjacent to the front of their house. Unbelievably, Riley and his house came away unscathed.  Unfortunately, the same could not be said for several grain bins and trees on the property.  There was also some minor damage to the family house.

According to Rob Sturn, the family tried to find Riley as they headed to the basement for protection.  He was nowhere to be found and they had little warning about the tornado.  After the storm, they came out of the basement to find Riley with all his hair standing on end and acting a little wobbly.


Riley was unhurt although Rob admits that his temperament is a …