Sunday, September 11, 2011

Four Legged Heroes

I remember... so that the dogs would not suffer too much anxiety from not been able to find survivors, the guys would pretend to be someone they had found, to make them happy; otherwise they would stress out. Wonderful animals! 
My friend Vi sent me this. Thank you, Vi. Our kindred spirits, those wanting only to please human masters, worked so hard to save so many. They deserve our respect. Thank you to these fine friends and the others who are gone.

The twelve 9/11 search dogs who are still alive:

Their eyes say everything you need to know about them. Just amazing creatures. 
True heroes of 9/11 still with us today..


Moxie, 13, from Winthrop, Massachusetts, arrived with her 
handler, Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center on the evening 
of September 11 and searched the site for eight days


Tara, 16, from Ipswich, Massachusetts, arrived at the World Trade Center on the night of the 11th. The dog and her handler Lee Prentiss were there for eight days


Kaiser, 12, pictured at home in Indianapolis, Indiana, was 
deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11 and searched tirelessly for people in the rubble



Bretagne and his owner Denise Corliss from Cypress, Texas, arrived at the site in New York on September 17, remaining there for ten days


Guinness, 15, from Highland, California, started work at the site with Sheila McKee on the morning of September 13 and was deployed at the site for 11 days


Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on September 24, working the night shift for five days


Red, 11, from Annapolis, Maryland, went wit h Heather Roche to the Pentagon from September 16 until the 27 as part of the Bay Area Recovery Canines



Abigail, above, was deployed on the evening of September 17, searching for 10 days while Tuff arrived in New York at 11:00 pm on the day of attack to start working early the next day


Handler Julie Noyes and Hoke were deployed to the World Tr ade Center from their home in Denver on September 24 and searched for five days


scout and another unknown dog lie among the rubble at Ground Zero, just two of nearly 100 search and rescue animals who helped to search for survivors

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors.

Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled 'Retrieved'.

The dogs worked tirelessly to search for an yone trapped alive in the rubble, along with countless emergency service workers and members of the public.

Traveling across nine states in the U.S. from Texas to Maryland, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas, 34, captured the remaining dogs in their twilight years in their homes where they still live with their handlers, a full decade on from 9/11.

Their stories have now been compiled in a book, called Retrieved, which is published on Friday, the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

Noted for her touching portraits of animals, especially dogs, Charlotte wanted 'Retrieved' to mark not only the anniversary of the September 2001 attacks, but also as recognition for some of the first responders and their dogs.

'I felt this was a turning point, especially for the dogs, who although are not forgotten, are not as prominent as the human stories involved,' explained Charlotte, who splits her time between New York and Amsterdam.
'They speak to us as a different species and animals are greatly important for our sense of empathy and to put things into perspective.' 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Morrigan Michele

Morrigan Michele

Morrigan Michele is having a blog hop at her blog(link above). She has a great looking blog. Check it out and mosey over and get all the info on her novel series "Blood And Magick." Tell her Blaze sent you!

About Us Author Morrigan Michele

Morrigan lives in a small town in the heart of Texas with her husband Robert and their daughter Brianna. She is also an ordained minister and is active in her community.
When she is not busy working on a book,she enjoys spending time with friends and family and she loves to shop. Morrigan and her sister Misty also hope to one day open a coffee

Author Misty Carmony

Misty lives in an even smaller town in the heart of Texas with her husband Charles and their three dogs. Misty is an ordained minister and is also on their town’s volunteer fire department.
When she is not writing she is usually busy working or fighting fires.

Morrigan and Misty are avid readers and self proclaimed critics. Growing up, they wrote a lot of poetry together. In 2009 they decided since they read so many books, and are so critical they might as well try writing one; and so the Blood and Magick Series was born. We really hope you all enjoy our books as much as we enjoy writing them.

Thank You’s:

We would like to thank our husbands Robert and Charles for your never ending love and support.
We would also like to send out a big thank you to Karen at World Castle Publishing for taking a chance on two unknown authors, you rock! Last but not least, thank you to our readers and hometown supporters, we love you guys!!!