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For those of you who read my recent post "life saver" http://havaneseforum.com/showthread....ght=life+saver
I have learned that "Faith" the dog that saved this man's life has been nominated for our (IPDTA) Canine Hero Award. If you care to vote for this amazing dog (there are five others nominated as well) you can make this man a very happy guy . I know he must be feeling better just knowing his pal was nominated but I think if his dog won the award ,it would do his ailing heart some real good. To vote for Faith just email Norma Jeanne Laurette at the following [email protected] Thanks Dave

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Cast my vote, Dave. THanks for the heads up.
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Thanks so much Chere, This guy has really touched me. He doesn't even have a car , he had to pay the $5o to have the dog delivered. They both deserve to be rewarded.

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Me too, Dave! What a great dog AND man!

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thanks Kathie and Sheri , here is todays article that apppeared in the newspaper ....
September 28, 2009
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WATERLOO A dog that saved its owner's life by waking him up as he suffered a heart attack has been nominated for an award.

If all goes well, Faith could be crowned canine of the year by the International Positive Dog Training Association.

The two-year-old American bulldog became a hero after saving her owner's life last month. It happened just after Lyall Pyke went to bed with his CPAP mask over his mouth. Pyke suffers from sleep apnea and the mask helps him breath properly at night.

As he slept, he began suffering a minor heart attack. He didn't know what was going on but somehow, Faith did. She ripped off the CPAP mask and rolled Pyke off the bed. He woke up and realized his heart was racing and he was having trouble breathing.

Had he not woke up, Pyke likely would have died.

After reading about Faith's actions, Norma Jeanne Laurette nominated the dog for the award. Laurette is the founder and chair of the association that recognizes humans and their animals.

"When dogs do something amazing it's because they have amazing owners," she said.

"There is a level of communication that animals have that people seem oblivious too."

The fact that Faith went out of her way to save Pyke's life means "they built a strong bond really quickly," Laurette said.

There are six other dogs nominated in the same category. Winners will be announced at a banquet in Cambridge in May

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I sent an email casting my vote! I hope that the man and Faith get a little money from this!
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Ya thats pretty cool. I had to post it on facebook and let all my bulldog loving friends read it.
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thanks Debbie and Sarah. I am hoping that if he wins it will lift his spirits. We will give him a plaque. Yeah spread the word on voting , that's great.

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