To Rookie . . . . because you loved me

Carolyn Scott and her adoring Rookie

To Rookie,
The only pain or sadness you ever brought me…..was the day you left me.

I miss you.
Carolyn


Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me
For all the truth that you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For all the wrong that you made right
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
I’ll be forever thankful baby
You’re the one who held me up
Never let me fall
You’re the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly
You touched my hand I could touch the sky
I lost my faith, you gave it back to me
You said no star was out of reach
You stood by me and I stood tall
I had your love I had it all
I’m grateful for each day you gave me
Maybe I don’t know that much
But I know this much is true
I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

You were always there for me
The tender wind that carried me
A light in the dark shining your love into my life
You’ve been my inspiration
Through the lies you were the truth
My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ‘coz you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

I’m everything I am
Because you loved me

Meet Live Find Golden Harley

Harley looks like one happy Search & Rescue Golden!

Gainesville Fire Rescue welcomes new search dog
By HEATHER RIGGS, Special to The Gainesville Sun

Gainesville Fire Rescue has a fluffy addition to its team.

Harley, a 60-pound golden retriever, recently became fully trained and certified as a “live find” dog. His task is to help search for people trapped under collapsed structures and rubble.

Harley, a 60-pound golden retriever, recently became fully trained and certified as a “live find” dog. His task is to help search for people trapped under collapsed structures and rubble. He is the first GFR search dog, although the agency had an arson dog several years ago, said Harley’s owner, Preston Attebery, a GFR paramedic and firefighter.

Attebery said he chose to train Harley as a search dog because he felt the skills they would learn together would be best suited for the line of work they will do.

For the last 18 months, Attebery has been teaching Harley various techniques, ranging from basic obedience to agility training. Harley can climb ladders, walk across beams, teeter-totter and go through tunnels. He has also learned a bark alert to let Attebery know he has found someone.

Shortly after turning 2 years old, Harley received official certification as a search dog. He and Attebery are now part of the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 8 Team, a group of professionals from Alachua, Marion, Ocala and Gainesville prepared for special types of rescue and disaster recovery.

Harley is the only certified pup in the region, although a number of Florida agencies, including Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami-Dade, have such dogs.