Photo 17 Sep Outlander, Scottish Ale, Scotch, and Chinese food. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening.

Outlander, Scottish Ale, Scotch, and Chinese food. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening.

Photo 16 Sep There is quite a lovely breeze passing through the screened porch right now. I’ve got a dog, a book, and a glass of iced coffee; if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

There is quite a lovely breeze passing through the screened porch right now. I’ve got a dog, a book, and a glass of iced coffee; if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.

Photo 13 Sep I got the Buena Vista. Pretty tasty! Dad— check out #4!

I got the Buena Vista. Pretty tasty! Dad— check out #4!

Photo 12 Sep I can’t take this look she’s giving me right now.

I can’t take this look she’s giving me right now.

Video 12 Sep

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These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

And let’s not forget that these dogs actually became depressed when they kept finding dead bodies; they thought they were failing to save people. The workers helping had to hide in the ruble just to let the dogs find a living person and lift their spirits.

Photo 11 Sep Hello lovely town!

Hello lovely town!

Photo 11 Sep Chillin’

Chillin’

Photo 7 Sep Marble MADNESS!!

Marble MADNESS!!

Photo 7 Sep Getting prepped for the show.

Getting prepped for the show.

Photo 7 Sep My lovely dogs are being lovely this afternoon.

My lovely dogs are being lovely this afternoon.


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