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Heartwarming, had to share

happycats
July 25th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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
fire-fighter. "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 Honour of New York City.


I hope you enjoyed this story. I thought it was terrific.:lovestruck: :angel:

happycats
July 25th, 2007, 09:38 AM
Here is a picture of Daisy

hazelrunpack
July 25th, 2007, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the lift, happycats. :D Daisy :lovestruck:

crazydays
July 25th, 2007, 10:05 AM
I do love those wonderful true stories!!!

Frenchy
July 25th, 2007, 12:47 PM
I saw this once on Animal Planet, there was a segment on this story. :cloud9:

happycats
July 25th, 2007, 01:39 PM
Isn't Daisy just the best!!:cloud9: total unconditional love!

mummummum
July 25th, 2007, 01:49 PM
I remember this story ! What a true hero ~ how many people would have done something like THAT ?!

ancientgirl
July 25th, 2007, 03:23 PM
I have tears in my eyes. What a lovely girl!

TeriM
July 29th, 2007, 12:53 AM
Sorry to burst the bubble ... this is from snopes .....
http://www.snopes.com/rumors/daisy.asp

The world trade centre actually was only 110 stories high.

But ... two men were actually rescued by their own guide dogs, one on the 78th floor and one on the 71st floor.

hazelrunpack
July 29th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Sigh...well, the story still started out my day on the right foot...er, paw :p