Friday, March 18, 2011

Another day: Another Austin dog hero

The golden retriever who saved the life of his owner last October has won a national award for his heroic deed.

The Humane Society has recognized the dog, Yogi, as the winner of the Dog of Valor Award. He also won the People's Hero award, voted for by the general public.

Yogi's owner, Paul Horton, was riding his bike near Lake Travis with Yogi running by his side when Paul fell and landed on his head. He was paralyzed.

Yogi stayed by Paul's side until he woke up and told Yogi to go home. Instead, Yogi went to the top of the trail and barked furiously until someone noticed and then led them to Paul.

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