What a day it was! I was at a store, it being around 3pm in our timezone. My son had picked his first uniform to play junior cricket in the local club. We stood at the cashier when i noticed the images on a tiny TV behind the counter, and after asking, was told that something is happening in New York. We did watch events unfold for the rest of the day and well into the evening. But this day had far reaching consequences for me personally. At the time i had been training dogs for may years for competitive purposes, but of late had gotten a little tired of the people ring side. Apart from the fact that my girl had figured out that i couldn't touch her while in the ring and just stuffed everything up. I thought for about 2 weeks and decided to find people my dog and I could train with for disaster response. We joined a group, trained hard, she loved it and I had found a calling. She passed on during a deployment 7 years later. I often remember the events of that day, the people and the first responders that perished, and the dog teams that had a dreadful task.