9/11 Dog Hero Essay

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Aileen Hernandez
Mrs. Rella
March 10, 2016
The 9/11 Dog Hero “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself,” quoted by Josh Billings. A man and his guide dog were at his work in the 78th floor when the plane crashed. He is a blind man with his guide dog and so the test of trust was taken. This guide dog was a 9/11 hero and appreciated by the owner. Because her owner, Michael, trusted his dog, they both had a strong relationship, and she was calm during the 9/11 incident. Roselle represents a brave dog helping her blind owner. To begin with, Michael was at his work on the 78th floor when the plane crashed. Michael was working on a presentation when all of a sudden he heard a boom and did a secrete prayer so that the building won’t fall. He noticed that Roselle was calm and by his side even when they felt stone falling and felt the heat of fire burning the building by the gas leak of the airplane. Michael wouldn’t be alive if he didn’t have a strong trust with Roselle. Once, Michael reached for the leash and trusted her on being calm. Michael decided that he should be calm too. Roselle leads Michael down 1,460 steps until they reached the first floor. They ran outside and wanted to catch their breath. Then a police told them to move because the building was
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Michael wrote a book about her bravery when it all started. The book is called Thunder Dog: True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero. This book expresses what he heard and felt during what was supposed to be his “normal” day of work. He would not stop saying that if it weren’t for her he wouldn’t be alive today. Roselle was then nominated as an American Hero Dog of the Year. They meet lots of famous dogs for example, Rin Tin Tin. Michael was very honored to be in the same room as him. Roselle then won the award of American Hero Dog of the

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