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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wemembewing wif Sadness and Gwatitoode

I wasn't bowned yet when the howwows of 9/11 happened, but y pawents and angel sissie Nowa lived thwoo that time hewe in downtown NewYawk City

They tell me how many teaws wewe shed and how pwoud they wewe to be pawt of this gweat city and it's peoples who came togethew in the most amazing way and how gwateful they awe to all those who sacwificed so much to help and pwotect us hewe and all ovew the wowld   
so, I Thank Them too wif all my heawt and gwieve wif those who lost loved ones whethew they be hooman ow fuwwkids

                               PLEEZ NEVEW FOWGET

These are the dogs that worked the Trade Center that are still alive but retired, they are heroes too!!!  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 with 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 Trade 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 anyone 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.'

 Gweg Lee the foundew of Dogs wif Blogs , and a deaw fwiend sent us this moving and bootiful image he made as a twiboote
it's entitled  The Ghosts of NewYork City..look cawefully and you'll see

 thank you unkel Gweg

Wemembew wif love and Gwatitoode

smoochie kisses


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Asta, thank you for making us away of these wonderful canine heroes and heroines.

The Rocky Creek Scotties and Ivy

Pippen said...

Thank you, Asta for posting the pictures of those amazing dogs. They are true heroes!

Sam and Pippen

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Thank you Miss Asta. Its 6.30am 11 September here in Oz and your post was the first I have read. What a heartfelt tribute to all the dogs and their handlers. Remembering on this day, all involved. We will never forget. We send our love to everyone. Stella (and Carol)

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

Thank you, Asta, for a beautiful post.

Mack said...

What a wonderful post Miss Asta.
We will never forget.
Luv ya,

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anonymous said...

A touching tribute Asta... there were lots of heroes including all these doggies.

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Angel Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Ohh Asta what a truly moving post, I have tears rolling down my face. Such brave and beautiful dogs and what beautiful portraits.
Thank you sweet girl for such a wonderful and touching post

Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

Gus said...

Miss Asta, Mommi and Daddi

That was a most wonderful post. Thank you so much, and please be careful.

many kisses

Cowspotdog said...

THANK YOU so much Miss Asta for sharing the wonderful heros with us - they were and are indeed all heros. Our prayers go out to all the people who lost loved ones of that day and to all the heros that have become part of our history.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

oh asta darling...we are touched to tears once again remembering those dreadful days so long ago that remain fresh forever in our hearts and minds...we watch eagerly every TV program each night of that time over and over again...lest we never forget!
Bless you always my sweet friend...love from heaven Miss Peach

rottrover said...

A bootiul post, as always, Asta, butt we are especially touched by those grey-muzzled heroes. Thanks.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Miss Ami and Mr. George, I am sure that it was both Difficult and Heart Wrenching fur you to help Asta prepare this wonderful post. We tend to furget that many furfolks did lend their paws to the efforts to search for ...
Well, I am just going to say that WE will not furget, and neither will the two leggers, those who were lost and those who responded.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! I was just a few weeks when the tragic 911 occurred. It is very sad ... we will never forget it. In honor of 9/11 we got a book review check it out. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos Asta!

Thank you for showing them and I thank Them for what they did!

woos, Tessa

The Florida Furkids said...

Asta that was a wonderful tribute! That was a very sad day and we promise we will NEVER forget.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

What a lovely post Asta..... those doggies are wonderful heros. My mum lost a very good Adelaide friend in the 9/11 tragedy - she worked with him for years, and became close buddies. He was a union employee and was so proud he made it "big" in New York. His last postcard he wrote her is pride of place up on her desk so she won't forget him.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

The Daily Pip said...

Oh Miss Asta, thank you for this beautiful post. Yes, they are all heroes. I wonder if they are suffering with some of the same health problems as some of the two legger rescue workers. Sending you lots of yorkie love on this most sad anniversary.

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

Asta, what a great post and tribute! We're hoping that Search and Rescue dogs will never be needed in that capacity again, but you never know. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude!


houndstooth said...

Asta, what a great post and tribute! We're hoping that Search and Rescue dogs will never be needed in that capacity again, but you never know. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude!


K9 Katastrophie said...

Thanks for sharing Asta


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Asta
This is a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing the story of these dogs. They are heros too.
thank you

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh Asta
This is a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing the story of these dogs. They are heros too.
thank you

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Thanks for introducing these canine heroes to us. We remember the day well...yes, I was around.

Eric said...

Asta sweetpea. What a moving post. I can hardly type for tears after watching those brave and beautiful rescue dogs in your video and the lovely photo's.

Me and the Squares will bow our heads and give heartfelt thanks for those dogs and handlers, all who gave, and of course for everybody who tragically lost their lives in your great and wonderful city.

Let's put our paws together for peace. Stay safe. God bless America.

Wiry love and kisses, Eric xx

D.K. Wall said...

What a terrific post and tribute to these working dogs.

The Black and Tans. said...


Thank you.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Scooter said...

What an amazing video Asta. Thank you.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, American

Jans Funny Farm said...

Thank you for sharing, Asta. It was a terrible time, especially for those whose lives were directly affected! We can't imagine their pain.

Bobby said...

Asta what a good but sad post, so many lives lost.
So many heros human and furbody.
Licks Bobby.

Daisy said...

We will never forget. Thanks for sharing those beautiful portraits with us. Those dogs are true heroes.

Oskar said...

Asta thank you for this beautiful tribute.

Nubbin wiggles,

Bocci said...

A beautiful and touching tribute, Asta. Thank you so much for posting...and we will never forget.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a wonderful tribute post, Asta! We watched pretty much all of the remembrance ceremonies on TV this morning and mom has been pretty weepy all day long.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh Miss Asta ~ Your post was lovely. God Bless all those who served and continue to serve.
Sweet William The Scot

Ruger said...

Hi there Miss Asta,

Those are fery bootiful picktures what woo hafe shared wif us. The hu-Mumma was hafing those watery fings fall out of her eyes when she watched the video.
We will be finking of woo & your two-leggers and all the ofer two-leggers & pups today in Noo Yawk and eferywhere that are feeling so sad.

I am sending some smoochies & kisses fur wooo & your humans today. from your Blue Dawg Ruger.

Wyatt said...

So many wonderful heros, human and canine. Thanks for the touching tribute, Asta.

Wyatt and Stanzie

the many Bs said...

those dogs are true heros.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Asta...did you see the gray in those Hero Dogs' muzzles??...Each gray fur was so deservedly earned by the special work they have done in their lives We bow to them and to the police and fire departments of that awful day. Thank you for your post...and thanks to Uncle Greg for the the picture he sent.

Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Mumsie



Yes, we remember the canine heroes of 911.

Essex & Sherman

Unknown said...

Our dog and human heroes really overshadow the horrors of that day. Momma watched the story about port authority workers Frank and Pablo who rescued all these people from the 89th floor. They perished in the towers.

Coco Bean - The Princess said...

Hi Asta!

thanks for stopping by our bloggy! my mommy and I are SO impressed and think it is super cool that your mommy speaks Hungarian!

but after seeing your post about the dogs of 9/11, we are so moved by such a beautiful post that we would like to post the link to it on or FaceBook account because it was so well done! Hope you don't mind.

Persephone and Buster said...

Asta... this is an awesome tribute thank you...
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone, Ms. Grracie and me, Ms. Bailey Blue, 11.5 yrs. old...i remember!
God Bless America

WFT Nobby said...

Thanks for this post. You did the heroesproud.
Toodle pip!

Juno said...

Sweet Asta, thank you for sharing beautiful beautiful tribute! We'll never forget these canine hero..

Momo & Pinot

Alien said...

Great post, Love.


Koobuss said...


Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

pee ess Great post, Kousin Asta.

Road Dog Tales said...

Asta - Thanks for sharing such a lovely and moving tribute.

The Road Dogs

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Indeed this was a grand tribute to brave souls and those who were murdered by those aweful terrorists. Greg's photo is very artful and sad. Thanks for posting this Asta.
Smooches from pooches,
BRD & HOotie