LITTLE BUT MIGHTY




Angels in Disguise

Anyone who thinks that a tiny dog is useless never met a Yorkie, just ask Debbie Lynn

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Meet Cosette
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Meet a mere 2 pound yorkie called Cosette, who in all respect is truly a lifesaver. Deb was looking for a little yorkshire terrier and finally selected Cosette, a tiny little yorkie puppy of only a few ounces after viewing several different litters and talking to several breeders. Deb's doctors told her she could not be able to carry any dog over three pounds yet, as a result of a terrible accident she was in. Cosette was what was known as one of the tiny's in the yorkie breed. Deb had reasons beyond just a companion for wanting a dog, she felt that if she should die from complications caused by the accident, Cosette would be able to help her mother through a rough time because it would be like having a little piece of Deb with her. With the bond between Cosette and Debbie growing every day, her doctors noticed how close the relationship had become. They noticed how Cosette watched Deb's every move and how the little dog became very upset when she could not see Debbie. One of Deb's doctors suggested that she have Cosette trained as a service dog, since Deb took the little dog everywhere with her and was thrown out of some places because she had Cosette with her. After a four and a half month training course that both Deb and Cosette went through, Cosette was certified as a service dog. She was trained as a hearing dog, as Deb lost her hearing in one ear, and also serves as Deb's peripheral vision, which also was affected as a result of the accident. Cosette has been trained to "speed dial" Debbie's mother if Debbie faints, if Deb's heartbeat slows to much, or gets too rapid Cosette notifies Deb so that she can take the right medication for it, or if Debbie is unconscious and her heart beat lowers, Cosette speed dials "9-1-1". Debbie says that Cosette has called emergency services nine times. Also something Cosette was not trained for but seems to have picked up on her own, is that she gives Debbie warnings approximately five minutes before a migraine comes on. At first Deb couldn't figure out why Cosette was alerting her to something, but finally seen the pattern between the migraines and Cosette's warnings. Now Debbie can divert the migraines with medications before they hit. With Cosette by her side Debbie has gained the confidence and stregnth to cope with all the effects of the terrible accident she was in. Cosette and Debbie even have their own business now, Cosettes Closet, managed by Debbie, but to accommodate the needs of the littlest hero around.

You can also go to Cosette's Closet and see the littlest hero do her side job of modeling by clicking here {Cosette's Closet}


AMAZING SADIE


In September 1993 a belligerent wind snatched the roofs off four houses in Saginaw, Texas, and airlifted a 4-pound Yorkshire terrier clear out of her yard. "We knew she had been carried away," said Jim Davis, the dog's owner, "because a neighbor saw her flying about 15 or 20 feet in the air." The following day Davis got a call from a man who had found the flying dog, Sadie, running along a highway two miles north of Saginaw. The caller phoned Davis after reading a newspaper story about Sadie. But for a few ant bites, the dog appeared to be unfazed by her flight.

Sadie is not the only Yorkshire terrier to survive an ordeal that might have killed a lesser dog. In June 1992 an 8-year-old Yorkie named Torver fell 600 feet down a sheer, rocky hillside in the Lake District of England. Torver's owners, who had been hiking on the hill from which he fell, searched for him in vain. Five days later, after an animal charity had distributed 50 lost-dog posters, and radio stations and newspapers had broadcast Torver's story, he was spotted under a recreational vehicle four miles from the place where he had fallen. He looked a tad bedraggled, and he had acquired a limp; otherwise he was unharmed.




Heroes and Villains


Tim, who got into a face-off with a noisy street-cleaning machine two years ago in an English town. The machine inhaled the barking dog through its intake pipe. Shoppers passing by yelled at the driver, who stopped and dismantled the machine. To everyone's amazement the Yorkie survived the experience, even though he was declared the loser by a technical knockout.

The earliest Yorkie breeders would also recognize the true grit � and the size � of dogs like Oliver, a hefty, 12-pound Yorkie who pushed open a screen door and raced across the street to the aid of a 79-year-old woman being mauled by an 80-pound Akita. The Akita turned his attention on Oliver long enough for neighbors to whisk the woman to safety. The Akita was eventually taken into custody by animal control, while Oliver was taken to the vet's for nine stitches.

In another stirring rescue two unnamed Yorkies sprang into action when their owner, an elderly woman, was accosted by a flasher. These dogs leaped up, bit the miscreant on the groin, and sent him howling away in pain. These and other stories might convince the earliest Yorkie breeders that even though today's Yorkie is considerably smaller than its ancestors, its heart has in no way been diminished. Nevertheless, a Yorkies headstrong nature can lead to trouble with dogs that may not defer to his demands. For every Oliver who emerges with only a nine-stitch after a confrontation with a much larger dog, there are dozens of Yorkies that come to grief because they took on a larger dog or a human intruder and didn't have enough common sense to retreat gracefully.


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