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Kristin Groulx

Hudy's Heroic Rescue

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Published by Fivepoints Labradors
July 2005
I wrote this snippet regarding an article that was published about Hudy, an amazing service dog. It is featured on the website Fivepoints Labradors www.fivepointslabs.com.

Newsworthy headline: July 27th, the Minneapolis Star & Tribune's 'Metro' section featured an article about a special service dog named Hudy. Hudy was from Fivepoints Holiday Thyme "Spice"'s last litter, sired by Thunder (Ridge View Steal the Thunder) and born February 2004.

The article entitled "Pooch proves to be friend indeed" tells the story of how a helper dog helped a neighbor who had fallen in her driveway. Hudy, a 17-month-old Lab, had been trained to help the disabled since he was a puppy. He is cared for and trained by Liz Louis, and is the second dog she has trained for Helping Paws, a Hopkins group that prepares dogs to assist people with disabilities.

Liz Louis quotes "Hudy has always been quite smart, but he is now a hero as well. On July 19th, a Tuesday afternoon, he started barking and wouldn't give up. I was on the back patio and knew that something was wrong. I thought it may have been my Mom. When I went inside, he led me to the window and there, across the street from us, was a woman lying in her driveway." The neighbor, and 83-year-old woman named Norma, had been watering her flowers when she tripped on a branch and could not move. Liz promptly called 911. A few days later, Hudy paid a visit to Norma in the hospital with a get well card in his mouth. "What a wonderful dog," Sheetz said holding back tears.

Hudy has another year left before he finishes his training with Helping Paws. Fivepoints Labradors extends a congratulatory paw to Hudy and Liz for their rescue.

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