Monday, January 16, 2012

Heroes on Four Legs Debra of Sleepy Cat Designs

I always enjoy reading articles about dogs or other animals that help humans in so many different ways. Some even do things that are quite heroic!

And that is exactly what guide dog Roselle did for her owner during the horrible attack on the World Trade Centers on 9/11/01. This dog guided her pet owner, Michael, down 1463 steps and out of the building and into a subway,  saving his life.

Roselle with Medal
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Recently, 10 years later, Roselle was given the 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award posthumously for her efforts. Roselle died earlier this year,  but she will never be forgotten by Michael or anyone else who knew her, I'm sure.

Inspiring stories like this make all of us animal lovers appreciate the pets in our own lives and spur us on to do what we can for other animals who may not be so fortunate.

You may read more about this story at these links:

Written by Debra of Sleepy Cat Designs and Sew Bizzy Gifts, small variety shops on ArtFire where you can find all sorts of unique, affordable and handcrafted items for pets and their people. Debra is a member of the Crafting for Animals Guild on ArtFire, a group of animal loving artisans who make things for animals and to support animals the world over.

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