Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lehigh County Comm'rs Go to the Dogs

Deputy Sherry Hanley and Eli, partners who like each other.

On December 21, their final night of business of the year, Lehigh County Commissioners took a moment to recognize Deputy Sheriff Sherry Hanley and Eli, her 12 year old Belgian sheepdog.

Eli is one of the few surviving therapy dogs who helped first responders at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks. He and Deputy Hanley have since assisted in "Angel on a Leash," providing therapy at children's hospitals, and the "Wounded Warrior Project," helping wounded vets make the transition back to civilian life. Eli was named Therapy Dog Ambassador at the 2011 Purina National Dog Show and is the sole canine recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the American Kennel Club. He's even been on NBC's Today Show. But last night's resolution, recognizing Eli, is Eli's biggest honor to date, at least according to Lehigh County Commissioners.

Eli declined comment.
Eli comforts Dean Browning

11 comments:

Chris Casey said...

Dogs are better friends than most people, and a much better judge of character.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You'd like Eli, Chris.

Anonymous said...

Sherry is cute
hook me up Bernie

Bernie O'Hare said...

She is very attractive, but Eli would have to approve you.

Anonymous said...

I saw that dog pee on your jeep after the meeting. He also tried to steal your tire, but got distracted by a squirrel. You got lucky.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Eli and I are going to the movies on Saturday night, so there.

Anonymous said...

"Eli and I are going to the movies on Saturday night, so there."

Lots of heavy petting I'm sure.

Sorry, if that is too far, you can delete it. it was just too easy.

Anonymous said...

Should have bit Browning's crotch.

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Anonymous said...

and you thought Zorn was crude.........

Anonymous said...

Is that a pic of "the Browning"
The Browning that will lose his next election?