January 19th 2011 6:51 am
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My husband and I became friends with the officer that handled officer lotto. In may we were invited to a k9 training thing to see our man in action.It was set for June 3,2008. we weren't missing this for the world. I was in love with Officer Lotto from the start though I have always called him Elliot. Right in the middle of his show he was given a command and refused his handler. Then he did a huge no-no. He snapped at his handler and rushed to my side. Sat at my feet barking his head off. I was warned to ignore the animal but that wasnt to be. Lotto was not ignoring me. He was dragged off only to return to my side repeatedly. Rushing to my side and barking his fool head off again and again 4-5 times biting and snapping at the officers trying to control him. suddenly he lunged at me. I screamed. everything got fuzzy and hollow. then blackness. I cant rember what else happened but i can recount what Over 50 officers and my husband told me. As Lotto lunged i had a heart attack. He wasnt after me tO HURT ME. IT WASNT BECAUSE I SAVED HIS LIFE AND HE KNEW ME. HE WAS WARNING OF IMPENDING DANGER. THOUGH WE DIDNT KNOW IT he allowed me to colapse on him. I was standing on concrete and would have had severe head trauma had he not allowed me to fall on him. 2 days later i woke up looking at Elliot in a shiny red vest that said service dog, The baltimore pd had decided that this animal and i shared a bond they dared not break and that Officer Lotto had a higher purpose in this life. I truly Found an angel that cold day in febuary.It was destined for this animal and I to connect. We have been together for almost 3 years now and that was not the last time Elliot saved my life. I am glad I went that day to petco to find fish to feed my oscar. I came home with a miricale dog.
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