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Thunder Dog

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First came the boom - the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth. Eerily, the majestic high-rise slowly leaned to the south. In Thunder Dog you will meet Michael and his dog Roselle who were on the seventy-eighth floor of the World Trade Center's north tower on the fateful day of September 22, 2001. Blind since birth, Michael couldn't see a thing, but he could hear the sounds of shattering glass, falling debris, and terrified people flooding around him and his guide dog, Roselle. However, Roselle sat calmly beside him.  In that moment, Michael chose to trust Roselle's judgement and not to panic.  They were, after all, a team.

Like a true hero Roselle kept her focus and concentration and guided her master down 78 flights of stairs and through the streets of New York as they filled with debris and a monstrous toxin filled dust cloud.  This is a gripping, touching and memorable story of survival that is hard to put down.