Good Dogs

It was the dogs. The dogs are what got me.

When you tour the 9/11 Memorial Museum, you see a lot. You see twisted steel girders. Baby-faced portraits of the deceased. Mutilated emergency vehicles.

But it was the dogs that wrecked me.

The dog exhibit is pretty small. Located in the far corner of the museum, with photographs of search and rescue dogs.

You see dogs nosing through rubble, wearing safety harnesses. You see them in their prime. They’re all deceased now. But they were spectacular.

There was Riley. Golden retriever. He was trained to find living people. But, he didn’t find any. Instead, he recovered the remains of firefighters. Riley kept searching for a live survivor, but found none. Riley’s morale tanked.

“I tried my best to tell Riley he was doing his job,” said his handler. “He had no way to know that when firefighters and police officers came over to hug him, and for a split second you can see them crack a smile—that Riley was succeeding at doing an altogether different job. He provided comfort. Or maybe he did know.”

There was Coby and Guiness. Black and yellow Labs. From California. Surfer dogs. They found dozens of human remains.

And Abigail. Golden Lab. Happy. Energetic. Committed. Big fan of bacon.

Sage. A border collie. Cheerful. Endless energy. Her first mission was searching the Pentagon wreckage after the attacks. She recovered the body of the terrorist who piloted American Airlines Flight 77.

Jenner. Black Lab. At age 9, he was one of the oldest dogs on the scene. Jenner’s handler, Ann Wichmann, remembers:

“It was 12 to 15 stories high of rubble and twisted steel. My first thought was, ‘I can’t send Jenner into that…’ At one point, [Jenner] disappeared down a hole under the rubble and I was like, ‘Ugggggh!’ Such a heart-stopping moment…”

Trakr. German Shepherd. Tireless worker. Worked until he couldn’t stand up anymore. Trakr found Genelle Guzman-McMillan, who was trapped for 27 hours among the debris. Genelle was as good as dead, until the cold nose poked through the mangled steel.

Apollo. German shepherd. An NYPD police dog. Coal-black muzzle. Liquid eyes. The first dog on the scene, only 15 minutes after the attacks. Apollo worked 18-hour days. Once, he was nearly killed in a fire during his search. But Apollo had been drenched in water and he was quick on his feet. No injuries.

Jake. Labrador. As a puppy, Jake was found on the side of the road in Dallas. Abandoned. Left for dead. Like trash. He had a dislocated hip and a broken leg. They made him a rescue dog.

Jake worked until his body threatened to collapse from exhaustion. After his shifts, local New York merchants saw his rescue-dog vest and treated him to free steak dinners in upscale Manhattan restaurants.

And, of course, there was Bretagne. Golden Retriever. Easygoing. Dutiful. Obsessed with food. Her owner and trainer, Denise Corliss, a firefighter from Harris County, Texas, brought Bretagne to Ground Zero while the rubble was still hot.

Bretagne went straight to work. She worked for 10 days solid. Ten agonizing days. Bretagne never quit. She napped onsite.

Denise recalls: “…There are images of Bretagne going to where she was directed to search, into the unknown, the chaotic environment. But even then, she knew who needed the comfort of a dog, and which firefighter needed to hold her close and stroke her fur.”

After 9/11, Bretagne also helped recovery efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and Ivan. She retired at age 9.

Old age finally overtook her, she had a hard time using stairs, so Denise installed an above-ground pool to keep Bretagne’s joints limber.

In retirement, Bretagne became a reading dog at a local elementary school. First graders, too shy to read aloud, would read to a white-faced, elderly retriever who looked them in the eyes and smiled.

Bretagne visited students with special needs. She visited students with autism. She visited everyone.

She suffered kidney failure at age 16. She was put to sleep on June 7, 2016, and became the last of the 9/11 rescue dogs to end her earthly career.

Bretagne hobbled into the Cypress, Texas, animal hospital, one sunny Monday, only to discover the sidewalks and hallways were lined with firefighters, first responders, and rescue workers who saluted her.

Her remains were later escorted from the hospital, draped in an American flag.

We do not deserve dogs.


  1. Julie B - February 14, 2023 6:56 am

    Certainly my little pups can’t compare to the heroes of the 9/11 Disaster but they lived 16 years with me and my chronic illness and were my heroes. I became ill and they became my constant companions. They lay beside my body and provided comfort and warmth. When I was in pain, they could lie still for hours and hours without moving a muscle as to not disturb me. They were fun and happy and last year, when old age finally overcame them, I grieved mightily when their time came. I still miss them. As you said, we do not deserve dogs. They are nothing short of wonderful, magical creatures capable of abounding love .

  2. Ginga Smithfield - February 14, 2023 7:13 am

    You are so right! We do not deserve dogs!! But, I will be eternally grateful to God for sending them to us!! I love them all!

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  4. Connie - February 14, 2023 8:20 am

    Beautiful. Thank you. Dogs are one of God’s greatest blessings!

  5. Harry - February 14, 2023 10:09 am

    Sean, you have restored my image of NYC that I remembered from my visit in ‘76. I’m headed to NYC for my 62nd birthday present. Your itinerary for your NYC visit sounds like a good one. Can you share? Thanks, H.

    • Cheryl - February 14, 2023 12:38 pm

      What a beautiful idea, Harry…I’ve never been to NYC, but seeing what Sean writes about tells the stories I want to see and hear

  6. Eva - February 14, 2023 10:51 am

    No we don’t deserve them, but for some reason they love us.

  7. Ron - February 14, 2023 11:00 am

    Your story about 9/11 rescue dogs choked me and my up. Good dogs. That is the best of Sean.

    • BRENDA STONE - February 14, 2023 3:07 pm

      No we don’t deserve them but God knew we needed them so He sent angels without wings.

  8. Marilyn Ward Vance - February 14, 2023 11:15 am

    The evening I had my heart attack, my pekingnese, Pooh, would not leave my lap so that the EMT’s could get me on the stretcher. My daughter had to physically pick her up so they could get to me. She knew something was wrong and was protecting me from the 3 big firefighters who were in front of me! No, we don’t deserve them!

  9. Julie Hall - February 14, 2023 11:31 am

    You are correct Sir, we do not.

  10. Melissa Jane - February 14, 2023 12:02 pm

    We do deserve dogs as God laughs and cries with us as we love them dearly. Live just goes better with a dog!!! “To be an American Dog!” We always say as we Americans love our dogs and treat them like family members. When a kid, my dogs were better to me than one of my parents and some of my sibs. Thank you for honoring dogs on Valentines Day. Love you dearly!

  11. stephensauer1gmailcom - February 14, 2023 12:07 pm

    Tears. Thank you, Sean.

  12. Jack Marquette - February 14, 2023 12:11 pm

    I just got a puppy a month ago. Puppies are work for sure but I know she will be the best dog ever.

  13. Cindy Gallop - February 14, 2023 12:18 pm

    We don’t!!!! But THANK GOD He loves us anyway and abundantly blessed us with their loyalty beyond measure!!!!!!!

  14. Chasity Davis Ritter - February 14, 2023 12:19 pm

    No we do not. Is it any wonder what their name spelled backwards is? Tell us we aren’t loved???

  15. mccutchen52 - February 14, 2023 12:28 pm

    I have no words to express what my dogs have done for me.

  16. TomWhite - February 14, 2023 12:34 pm

    We do not deserve dogs love. It is a gift, to be nurtured and cherished

  17. Emily Dunlap Carter - February 14, 2023 12:36 pm

    So good. Big tears.

  18. Carolyn Allen - February 14, 2023 12:41 pm

    You’re right Sean, none of us really deserve
    dogs! They are far more loyal and faithful than we humans are. They have such pure hearts and love us so much. From one dog lover to another, thank you for this beautiful story. One of your best! Bless you!

  19. Denise Walker - February 14, 2023 12:45 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, Sean. I have seen all the documentaries, all the tributes, all the pictures of that horrible day, but this is the first I’ve heard of the dogs of 9/11. I just never stopped to think…… important they all were to recovery and moral. It is heartwarming to be reminded that our fur babies always make such a huge difference in all our lives. God bless you, and remember, all dogs go to heaven!

  20. Lyn Brown - February 14, 2023 12:45 pm

    Sob. Good cry. .Good story. Gooo, good dogs.

  21. LaVerne Rikard - February 14, 2023 12:46 pm

    This is beautiful! A time when our country pulled together, even our 4 legged and beloved citizens. Thank you.

  22. letitgo699 - February 14, 2023 12:59 pm

    Thanks for making me happy sad sob at 8 am this morning. I love dogs so much I can barely contain it. To be honest there are only about 4 people I love as much as I love dogs. AND I love your musings. 💜

  23. Linda Lewis - February 14, 2023 1:20 pm

    Thank you for this story of our heroic canine friends. It gave me the chills. We have two house dogs whom we dearly love. Their names are Buddy Lew, a lab/ retriever mix; and Huey Lewis, a full blooded German Shepard. I look forward to your column every morning.

  24. Pubert Earle Bozemann - February 14, 2023 1:21 pm

    Doggone Pone! You done done it agin! You always throw that tearjerker in right at the end!

    Your friend,


  25. alisonbaird765 - February 14, 2023 1:22 pm

    If we were more like dogs, the world would be a better place. Thank you for reminding us of 9/11. May we never forget.

  26. Ann - February 14, 2023 1:23 pm

    It’s always the dogs that get me, and the last few lines of your column nearly destroyed me sitting here at my desk at work. In movies, I am ok with all kinds of death and carnage until the dog dies. If that happens, I am finished. We really don’t deserve dogs.

  27. Lorri Sizler - February 14, 2023 1:25 pm

    Thank you.

  28. Connie Faivre - February 14, 2023 1:25 pm

    Amen, Sean. Amen.

  29. Stacey Bates Edwards - February 14, 2023 1:26 pm

    😭😭💖💖💖🇺🇸🇺🇸No we do not deserve dogs, but I’m certainly glad that God created these beautiful creatures for us to love and to love us!

  30. Duane Shelley - February 14, 2023 1:28 pm

    You are right we do not deserve dogs, but I am glad we are not in charge.

  31. Marie Robertson - February 14, 2023 1:30 pm

    So much compassion n love!

  32. Jo Terry - February 14, 2023 1:36 pm

    Your best one yet. You wrote this as only a true dog lover could have. I knew exactly what you meant when you said, “It was the dogs that got me.” Bless every one that crossed that rainbow bridge. ❤️

  33. Richda D McNutt - February 14, 2023 1:43 pm

    Once again, Sean, you started my day with a good, cleansing sob. You do a beautiful job, whether your writing is funny, sad, reflective, or touching. Keep up the good work and i will keep the sobs comimg.

  34. Dennis - February 14, 2023 1:51 pm

    Dogs are a divine gift. We currently are loved by a 16 year old Westie. His hips hurt and he can’t hear or see as well as he used to. He looks at squirrels where he used to terrorize them. He is the best dog that has ever lived. I know many think that way about their dog. Respectfully, they are wrong.

  35. Ola Clinkingbeard - February 14, 2023 1:56 pm

    Oh, Sean, what a beautiful post. I did not know that memorial was there. Thank you for shabring

  36. Lynne Pickens - February 14, 2023 1:59 pm

    You are so right! This one got me too.

  37. Priscilla Rodgers - February 14, 2023 2:05 pm

    Thank you for telling the story of these heroes. I never heard them.

  38. Kim - February 14, 2023 2:08 pm

    Love your talent with writing. Ur posts are remarkable, especially today. I am a resue dog lover & am on my 5th resue dog. One didn’t back for 2 years from abuse.
    I take joy in the rainbow poem because I know God loves dogs also. After all, dog is God spelled backwards.
    Keep up the wonderful posts!
    Grateful for you,

  39. Gayle - February 14, 2023 2:21 pm

    This one really hit my heart thank you for honoring these gifts from God

  40. Marie - February 14, 2023 2:22 pm

    This one left me in tears!! 😭

  41. Anita Bowen - February 14, 2023 2:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing about the rescue dogs. I’d never heard about the memorial to these brave animals! Once again, you’ve tugged at my heart.

  42. Michele - February 14, 2023 2:29 pm

    Thank you for always making me laugh, smile, and sometime cry. We are a huge lover and current and past owners of Golden’s. These dogs are special people. Yes, I said people. You know, the kind of people you want to spend all your time with. Thank you for your post Sean.

  43. Andrea McCoy - February 14, 2023 2:33 pm

    Best column yet. Left me weeping. Thank you.

  44. Cissy Johnson - February 14, 2023 2:42 pm

    Dog is God spelled backwards. They love unconditionally.

  45. Donald W Eckenrode - February 14, 2023 2:48 pm

    We do not deserve dogs. If humans were so loving as dogs what a wonderful world it would be. Nothing but love in their hearts.

  46. Cozette Coats - February 14, 2023 2:50 pm

    Todays article is so heartwarming, sad and uplifting. Thank you Sean. Cozette Coats

  47. Susan League - February 14, 2023 2:50 pm

    We do NOT deserve them. But it’s the good dogs that make us better people.I know mine have. ♥

  48. Anne Arthur - February 14, 2023 2:56 pm

    God knew man needed an animal companion and created dogs for us. What a great gift!

  49. David Britnell - February 14, 2023 2:58 pm

    Loved this story

  50. sflouden - February 14, 2023 2:58 pm

    No we do not deserve dogs….they are so loyal. We treat them as pets too often instead of the loyal friend we all need. Mine stays at my side even though she is over 12 years of age. She was a rescue from a life of birthing babies for some mill. Tears shed when reading this…such worthy servants to us humans.

  51. Jim Thomssen - February 14, 2023 3:04 pm

    No we don’t. They put it all out there for us and never hold back. I’ve never seen a dog sit down and look at you and say “I wouldn’t do that”.

  52. Shirley Jones - February 14, 2023 3:07 pm

    Oh, my, what a round of emotions. Laughter through tears. Tears through laughter. Sweet, sweet precious animals. Fill heaven with your beauty.

  53. Tracy Mcl - February 14, 2023 3:07 pm

    Bawling my eyes out! That last sentence, no truer words were ever spoken.

  54. missy gleneck - February 14, 2023 3:11 pm

    amen to that. we do not deserve dogs. they are like grace…. you can’t earn it.

  55. Shit - February 14, 2023 3:15 pm

    It’s very hard to comment with the tears overflowing, but please know this was a wonderful piece.

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  56. Linda H - February 14, 2023 3:22 pm

    Dogs are God’s gift to us. No, we don’t deserve them. No wonder the name “dog” is “God” spelled backwards. I’m in tears reading this. I remember 9/11 like it was yesterday and also seeing videos of those beautiful dogs hard at work. Thank you for this, Sean.

  57. Marla - February 14, 2023 3:24 pm

    What a beautiful story of the selfless lives those sweet dogs lead. We can learn so much from them.

  58. sjhl7 - February 14, 2023 3:30 pm

    One of your best stories ever and that is saying a lot. Your love of dogs and people is forever beautiful!

  59. Sandra Jobes - February 14, 2023 3:30 pm

    Tears of gratitude and love !! Thank you for sharing these heroes .

  60. Rox - February 14, 2023 3:39 pm

    We do not deserve dogs. That may be the most profound sentence you have ever wrote. Thank you for that wonderful story today and everyday. I appreciate that you show up for work almost every day!! Sometimes wanting to cry and laughing at the same time wears me out but I sure do like your style.

  61. Lanie - February 14, 2023 3:43 pm

    No we do not!

  62. Patricia Gibson - February 14, 2023 3:53 pm

    Sean, you are so right! We don’t deserve dogs! They are a gift from God that we don’t always appreciate 💕💕

  63. Stacey Wallace - February 14, 2023 3:59 pm

    Thanks so much, Sean. That was wonderful. I hope that you and Jamie have a Happy Valentine’s Day.

  64. Carole Jones - February 14, 2023 4:03 pm

    Dog stories get me every time. We had a rescue Rottweiler that forever changed our lives.

  65. kkempken - February 14, 2023 4:03 pm

    We do not deserve dogs – thank you for writing this.

  66. Nancy Sanders - February 14, 2023 4:04 pm

    Oh Sean, you really hit home with this one. I just lost my 9 years old golden retriever mix a few days before Christmas to cancer. It really hit me hard and broke my heart. After mourning for weeks, I prayed that God would send me another one like my Lexi. I finally went to a local shelter this week and adopted a new dog, a 2 year old mix breed cur/boxer. She is the sweetest and gentlest and so thankful to be out of the shelter. You are so right that we don’t deserve dogs but I think God created them for mankind so they would teach us unconditional love.

  67. Rev. H.Sharon Howell - February 14, 2023 4:10 pm

    Sean, Your columns have gotten me through the God awful days of my life partner’s struggle with Parkinson’s and Dementia. We were together 40 years. She died in May 2022. Grief is like a rain soaked over coat. I never miss reading a column and all of your books have been read and are on a shelf in my study. You will never know how much your writings mean to me. Today as you shared about the 9/11 museum tribute to the rescue dogs I wept. I probably won’t make it to the 9/11 museum so your words provided a holy glimpse. Thank you for reminding me of goodness in the midst of tragedy and loss.

  68. Beverly Thompson - February 14, 2023 4:10 pm

    Tears have welled up in my eyes. Big time.

  69. Julia - February 14, 2023 4:10 pm

    Thank you Sean

  70. Myles Fuqua - February 14, 2023 4:20 pm

    Some people may not deserve dogs. Mine are working dogs. And even though they have a few rough days each month they are well taken care of during there off time. Ask them to jump a fence, run through barb wire and briar, they do it with out question. Sure they have been injured, lots an eye or toe. Lost teeth and broken ribs from being kicked or run over. But they have a heart the size of the animals that they work. They provide us with the perfect companionship. They are spoiled to a degree. But they are willing to step in front of a 2200 lb. animal to make them move in a particular direction by nipping the snout or ear or to keep them off of a human working in the pens with them. In other words they put their life on the line for us on many occasions. We LOVE our cow dogs and they love us.

  71. Susan - February 14, 2023 4:21 pm

    Thank you so much for this Sean

  72. rdo333 - February 14, 2023 4:22 pm

    Great story thank you

  73. Lethco Brock - February 14, 2023 4:22 pm

    What a beautiful article and so true. I was blessed to have a Golden Retriever for 17 years. She was so sweet. The aruther is correct we don’t deserve dogs.

  74. Judy Kay Inman - February 14, 2023 4:57 pm

    You made me cry this morning! The ugly cry! Thank you for this beautiful article. We all need to be reminded what unconditional love looks like.

  75. Peggy M. Windham - February 14, 2023 5:12 pm

    Oh my goodness! I’m crying right now! How brave were these amazing animals! My oldest is now 15 and my husband and I are debating whether we will get another dog. We’ve had two all our lives. You are so right, Sean! We don’t deserve dogs but I certainly love and adore mine! Thanks for sharing this story if these awesome heroes!🐾💜🐾

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  78. Sue Adams - February 14, 2023 6:46 pm

    You are so right, we don’t, but aren’t we blessed to have them.

  79. Dusty Bush - February 14, 2023 7:12 pm

    Thank you Sean for sharing your NYC experience with us. I concur with your feelings that you were impacted by when you saw the exhibit for the rescue dogs during 9/11. Those dogs were wonderfully fearless and did so much to encourage All The Rescuers around them. And like you have said at the end of your story, that we do not deserve dogs, your words are so true. And I thank God everyday for dogs. Because they are the most loving and forgiving creatures on Earth. And if and if mankind could learn to behave and love like dogs, even the aggressive dogs that may have been mistreated and have now found love from an owner, there could be so much love in this world today, as we today recognize Valentine’s Day, a day of love and understanding and appreciation. Your final paragraphs of your post today brought tears to my eyes of our shared appreciation for dogs. Because one of my Maltese girls was up in my recliner with me like she always does every time I hop in it. Truly devoted. And a protective loyal friend as long as God gives them breath. And I thank God for every dog I’ve ever been blessed to own. I cannot imagine going through this life without owning a dog and loving all them and caring for them. Because they take care of us more than we could ever understand. And their love for us is unconditional until the day comes when they cross the Rainbow Bridge. God bless you, Sean and Jamie Dietrich. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all💞 Much love, from Dusty and Paula

  80. Ann H Mills - February 14, 2023 7:34 pm

    No, we do not. Dogs are God’s gift to very undeserving people.

  81. pattymack43 - February 14, 2023 7:40 pm

    Sean, please don’t ever stop writing!! Yesterday and today can NEVER be topped!! Know that I love your variety, but these 2 days are show stoppers!!! Thank you! Blessings to you and Jaime….

  82. LuLu - February 14, 2023 8:04 pm

    I’m weeping… Crying for the privilege of walking this earth with such magnificent creatures. God sure knew what He was doing when he gave us this form of pure love.

  83. Maggie Priestaf - February 14, 2023 9:30 pm

    Oh my gosh, Sean! Tears, tears, tears…

  84. JoAnne Bowes - February 14, 2023 9:44 pm

    Oh, man! This one really got me!
    Unconditional love deserves no less in return.

  85. Linda Moon - February 14, 2023 9:45 pm

    When you wrote “prime” and “deceased” I had to walk away and stop reading for a while. So, now I’m back. I think we do deserve dogs, Sean. They are such givers, and that’ s what we pet-owners do. We give. They give back. Or…maybe it’s really vice-versa.

  86. Judy - February 14, 2023 10:12 pm

    That is so true

  87. Katy G. - February 14, 2023 10:30 pm

    Oh my god, Sean. This whole post made me teary. But the 3rd and 2nd to last paragraphs made me sob out loud. I’m so so so glad that I learned about your posts from a friend!

  88. Susan marler - February 14, 2023 10:36 pm

    No we don’t deserve them. DOG is GOD spelled backwards. Still weeping.

  89. Jean Tidwell Wilson - February 14, 2023 10:45 pm

    Your best yet!!😢🐕🦮🐕‍🦺

  90. Renee Larson - February 14, 2023 10:56 pm

    Amen! Tears of gratitude for expressing how wonderful dogs are. It is my birthday today and reading this column was a gift for me.

  91. sonyatuttle6762 - February 14, 2023 11:15 pm

    Thank you for highlighting this section of the 9/11 memorial. You are the first one to tell about it!! God bless you.

  92. Donna Iannotti - February 14, 2023 11:42 pm

    Pardon me. There’s something in my eyes. Maybe someone is cutting onions. Thank you fir the reminders.

  93. MAM - February 14, 2023 11:48 pm

    I’m with you, Sean! It’s the dogs! That really turned on the eye faucets today. Thank you for your awesome writing. Bretagne was a hero, as one of the first responders. I was getting teary with all of them, but the last three paragraphs got me totally. You’re completely right, we do NOT deserve dogs!

  94. rbush1147 - February 15, 2023 12:22 am

    ABSOLUTELY the most poignant, beautiful, and honest assessment – first hand – of just how important our four-legged ‘Best friends’ are to this world – and ALL that they do to make this world – and us – better.

  95. Susan Kennedy - February 15, 2023 12:36 am

    Angels with 4 legs….❤️

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  97. Durand - February 15, 2023 2:42 am

    The dogs always get me, too. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

  98. EPHregg - February 15, 2023 3:39 am

    No, we do not. And anyone who cannot appreciate dogs, or any other animal, does not deserve a place in ANY Heaven!!

  99. Kathryn - February 15, 2023 12:15 pm

    You’re absolutely right, Sean. We humans do not deserve dogs. What marvelous creatures! Their only fault is that their lives are too short!

  100. Cheryl Yarborough - February 15, 2023 1:06 pm

    Beautiful story about our canine heroes! Drinking my morning coffee, dogs on each side- tears streaming down my face. They will lick them away and I will smile.

  101. Debbie - February 15, 2023 1:50 pm

    Those dogs were extraordinary!! Thank you for sharing this story with us.

  102. Sara Edens - February 15, 2023 2:03 pm

    I’m heartbroken all over again. I’ve never gotten over 9/11, and being a dog lover, this post reminded me of how much grief and sadness resulted from this horrible attack on our nation. Thank you so much for honoring these members of the K9 nation. Life is precious.

  103. Albert - February 15, 2023 2:11 pm

    Excellent work. Truly our best friends They give all they got
    Allthe time

  104. Joe - February 15, 2023 9:51 pm

    One of the best you have written. I read you daily.

  105. Karen - February 16, 2023 12:43 am

    You are so right. It has been so hard watching the dogs hunting through the rubble of the collapsed buildings in the earthquake areas.

  106. George Robert Leach - February 16, 2023 1:02 am

    You got that right!

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  109. Te - February 16, 2023 12:22 pm

    Aww, you got me this time. I can stand almost anything, but when it comes to dogs . . . . You’re right, of course. We don’t deserve them. But thank God we have them.

  110. J. Brabenec - February 16, 2023 2:49 pm

    Human Beings do not deserve the status they claim as superior beings in the life chain. Dogs, and other animals often show more of the intelligence, loyalty and compassion of which Humanity still falls short.

  111. Lisa Epps - February 16, 2023 4:49 pm

    Truth! We don’t deserve dogs! This story brought me to tears! Beautifully written!

  112. Robbie - February 16, 2023 5:07 pm

    Thank God for dogs! They bring so many blessings!

  113. Sheri K - February 16, 2023 5:54 pm

    You got me with that one!

  114. Jennifer guy - February 16, 2023 11:25 pm

    Oh my gosh! I’m crying so much as my 3 year old golden retriever lays beside me on the couch and my 16 year old Allie border collie mix is lying on the floor at my feet! Just hoping my golden, Layla is with me that long.

  115. Carmen Denton - February 17, 2023 5:44 pm

    Thank you for remembering, by name, these wonderful furry heroes. My heart is in my throat.

  116. Carol Johnson - February 18, 2023 3:45 pm

    I have owned and lost 2 dogs, so I know how horrible it is. I cried most of the way through this.
    It is so heartwarming what these animals do for us. I love everyone I see now.

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  118. Walter "Walt" McCanless - March 4, 2023 6:50 pm

    I had to put my sweet dog “Ginger” down after 14years of love and devotion. I cried all the way to work.

  119. Renee Welton - March 18, 2023 11:59 am

    Oh my goodness, that was great! I’m crying my eyes out♥️♥️♥️


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