As we approach the 9th anniversary of 9-11 we prepare to honor the men and women that lost their lives, all the search and rescue teams and of course the brave ones that did all the recovery and clean up. Along with all of these men and women, I would like to pay tribute to some very special "workers", all the search and rescue and therapy dogs that worked along side all of these people and one very special dog, Sirius which was the only police dog to perish in the attacks. I have made it no secret the respect and pure amazement I have for working dogs, no matter the work. The dedication and drive these dogs have are no less than inspiring and in the time when people needed that inspiration and just help, they were there to pull through. Not just as search and rescue dogs, being able to go into very dangerous and small areas that humans could not, but as therapy dogs to sit near all the workers absorbing their stress and trying to calm. These are truly some of the most amazing dogs I can think of.
So tomorrow, as we all honor the heroes of 9-11, please do not forget our four - legged friends.
As a tribute to them, here are a few pictures of the amazing work they did that day and so many days that followed.
To learn more about Sirius the police dog, bark on the link: Bark!