Friday, March 7, 2014

VIDEO: 9/11 Salty & Omar - Dog Saves Blind Man

  While I was researching a video about dogs and intelligence for my upcoming book "Pets and the Afterlife" I came across this short video of an amazing story of a guide dog who saved his blind parent during the Sept. 11, 2001 attack in New York City.    This is an amazing video of dog intelligence and loyalty:
9/11 Salty & Omar - Dog Saves Blind Man
From Allison Argo's film "9/11: Where Were You?" for National Geographic, the story of Omar and his beloved guide dog Salty is a powerful testament to the love and trust between two old friends. Blind from an early age, Omar was on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center when American flight #11 slammed into the North Tower. His guide dog Salty managed to get them to safety before the building collapsed.  Salty was trained by Guiding Eyes for the Blind:

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next