Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Not All Heroes Are People

Grammy sented this to Momma..it kinda goes along wif our Sept. 11 tribute. We're not sure where she gotted it from...we liked it, efun if it IS about a woofie.

No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow

NOT ALL HEROES ARE PEOPLE ~ ~ ~

James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center. He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy. After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway. Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James' boss, who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112.

On her first run of the building, she leads James, James' boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn't through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against James' wishes she ran back in the building.

On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. During this run, the building collapses. James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a firefighter. "She led us right to the people, before she got injured" the fireman explained.

Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives. The next week, Mayor Guilaini rewards Daisy with the Canine medal of Honor of New York. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win such an honor.

I hope you enjoyed this story. I thought it was terrific!

11 comments:

Gemini said...

oh that's the best tribute ever I think.

Chaotic Cat said...

This story made my Hummy cry ... what a wonderful tribute, even if Hummy is now using my tail to wipe away tears :)

THE ZOO said...

thats a great story & not one readily told about that day. animals are angels on earth

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we herd woofies can be furry smart an sweet like that, but we thot maybee it was just a roomer. lovely story!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

What a terrific doggie! I doubt many beans would have had so much courage.

Derby said...

Wow. We hadn't heard this story before but three cheers for Daisy. A true four footed hero.

Fiona Bun said...

An amazing story - thanks for sharing.

brandi said...

Oh, my. Guide dogs are REALLY special! What a heroic loving thing for a woofie to do!

Rosie & Cheeto said...

What a brave brave dawgie. As fellow animals we shuld appreciate all Daisy has done because she is truely something speshal.

Nice to meat yoo Meeko and Kiara.

-Rosie and Cheeto

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Oh my goodness that story made water leak out of our eyes. Daisy is an angel doggie.

Les Trois Chats said...

This is a lovely story - but it is just a story. We believe in animal heroes, though, and are sure the author of this story did, too, and just wanted to make up something that made people feel better about such a horrible thing that happened that day. Here's one of the many links you can find if you google "daisy dog 9/11":

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/daisy.asp