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Wed, Mar 10 | By Robin Wallace | 18

NEW YORK — The phrase is as old as the sun — "man's best friend," exemplified by TV stars like Lassie, have always captured our hearts for the heroics that only a human-canine bond can create. But these extraordinary feats of loyalty are not just… more ›

Dogs of Valor: Real-Life Lassies Compete for Hero Award
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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

Wow...too difficult to choose one-they ALL are heroes!

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Ches21
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Ches21
4 years ago

I wish I could enter Skitters in this she might be a small rat terrier but she is definetley a real life Lassie. When my blood sugar is low or high she always knows and nudges me if I don't feel like it's low or high so that I will check it she also does this when I am asleep and it is low or high and I don't wake up on my own to check it. When I walk Skitters or go out in the backyard with her she knows where the stray cats are and the animals in distress are and lets me know by leading me to them. When she runs loose in the fenced backyard she will come to the door if she has found an animal in distress in the backyard and bark and if I go out there then she takes off across the yard to show me she won't hurt them even if they are a cat or a bird she will just leave them be so I can help them. Also once when my cat Shorty got outside and ran off I could not find him I knew without him I would be unable to sleep and be horribaley worried about him so I opened the back door to the backyard and told Skitters to go and get Shorty she took off out into the yard and when she returned Shorty was right next to her and they both ran inside the house. What makes all this even more amazing is that I never trained Skitters to do any of this stuff at all she just started doing it as a puppy after we brought her home. Also it only took a couple of days to potty train her that is how intelligent she is.

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

These animals are all heroes. It will be hard to choose 1 winner.

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Lisa B.
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Lisa B.
4 years ago

Amazing stories. I had a cat who would growl and hiss at my dates he didn't like. He really had a better choice of men than I did. lol

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

Animals have such great intuition about people.

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

What a wonderful group of dogs! It never ceases to amaze me how animals can be so smart and do so much to help us. All of these dogs are heroes in my eyes. It is great that they are being honored.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

animals like people should be recognized for being the heros that they are

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

You are absolutely right, Daryl! It is great to see these animals being recognized.

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Judi D.
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Judi D.
4 years ago

They all deserve to win. What a heartwarming story.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

these and so many more deserve the honor

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Michele Z.
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Michele Z.
4 years ago

Those are all good possibilities! May the biggest hero win.

I was surprised that the one dog was able to detect the carbon monoxide. I had read that pets often succumb to it before people do.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

mz this was also new to me. but thankfully i guess they can even if we can't

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