There is a heartwarming story of people working on an oil rig 220 km from the coast of Thailand who spotted an exhausted looking dog paddling in the water. They rescued the dog, washed off the salt water, nursed him back to health, and then sent him back on a tanker that was heading to shore, where the dog was taken to a vet’s and is reportedly doing well. They suspect that the dog was swept overboard from a fishing trawler.
There are plenty of nice photographs at the link.
And since I am thinking about dogs, here’s a comic strip involving dogs.