A tribute to the Search and Rescue dogs of 9/11
If we could only transplant the hearts of these dogs into the hearts of many people. I have been a bit sickened by the "political slant" on the reminder of this tragic day in our US history. Dogs don't care about politics - they go with their hearts. Here is a pictorial to recognize over 250 dogs who gave their hearts in the aftermath of 9/11. (turn sound on)
RIP Git Ander. There are two sides to every story, and I hope yours is being properly represented.
Thanks DG! Abbey says thanks too for drawing attention to her "friends".
I've donated money to the National Search Dog Foundation annually since 9/11.
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Piel, please give Abbey a big belly rub from me!
Heyang - good for you donating to help the animals who help us.
Seanibu - thanks for the nice welcome back, and it sounds like you know first hand the tremendous amount of training involved for dogs in "real" jobs. And I bet you also appreciate that *every* dog doesn't have the right nerves and drives for the wide variety of real jobs out there.
In addition to causing a full bucket of admiration tears, watching that tribute made me really think about someday getting more involved in service work with dogs now that we've learned so much more about sport work - while the specialized training differs, just learning the training committment and also how to better "read" dogs is a step in the right direction.
to all dog/handler teams who are busy doing a very wide variety of real service jobs.