Saturday, November 12, 2011

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. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of New York City.

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

Pass it on to all animal lovers ... Remember love is to be shared to be multiplied..

7 comments:

madcobug said...

Good Dog, Made tears. Thanks for sharing, Helen

KleinsteMotte said...

I have emailed this to 4 friends because it is remarkable. I also love the photo you added of your granddaughter. Is she still in the service?

Arkansas Patti said...

It is a beautiful story but sadly according to Snoops, it is not true. Sorry.

Patty said...

SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I DON'T CHECK THE STORY OUT. I RECEIVED IT FROM A COUSIN AND ASSUMED THEY HAD CHECKED IT OUT. AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ASSUMING. LOL SORRY ABOUT THAT.

Rosy said...

Beautiful, brought tears to my eyes. Even though it isn't a true story, it is still a beautiful one just the same and very touchy as well.

ChrisJ said...

What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog. I'd heard bits and pieces about this but not the whole story.

Margaret Cloud said...

This is so touching and sad. What a wonderful dog and so brave, thanks for sharing. Have a nice Thanksgiving.