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Letter to the editor

Mickey saves the day for neighbor

May 05, 2010 - Dear editor,

My heartfelt thanks go out to my long-time neighbors, the Sulisz family and their dog, Mickey.

I am an 80-year-old woman living independently in my Lake Orion home of 35 years.

On Saturday, April 24, I tripped on the threshold of my garage and fell onto my cement patio.

I was unable to get up myself and had just set my purse, which contained my cell phone, right inside the door of my house.

Unfortunately, I was not within sight of any of my neighbors. As I began to call out, I hoped that someone would hear me.

After 45 minutes, I realized that it was very unlikely that anyone would. Then I heard Mickey; she must have heard me calling and began to bark.

When she wouldn't stop, and later began howling like none of us had ever heard her do before, my neighbors came out to see what was wrong.

They then heard me call out. If it hadn't been for them, I would have likely spent a very long time, possibly an entire night, lying on my patio with a pretty strong bump to my head and some scrapes and bruises.

I am so grateful for them and the fact that we still have a sense of neighborhood in Lake Orion.

-Margaret Blythe

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