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Pickle the Cockapoo saved the lives of Kirsten Carmichael, 36, and her partner Matt – and helped them escape their belongings. Ms. Carmichael has Ménière’s disease and completely lost her hearing in both ears in 2016. She claims she would have died without her hero pup’s deeds.
Two years after her hearing loss, Kirsten adopted the trained hearing dog Pickle.
Pickle saves the couple by warning them in their sleep – and is now referred to as Ms. Carmichael’s “soul mate and guardian angel”.
She remembered the evening – and how she was woken up by the dog who kept licking and nudging her.
At first, Mrs. Carmichael was unaware that Pickle was signaling danger – until she got up to find out what was going on.
There was also smoke from a neighboring property in her house.
Ms. Carmichael said, “I checked every room and couldn’t see anything to worry about, but Pickle led me to the door.
“I looked through the peephole and saw smoke rising from my neighbour’s property.
“I panicked at first when smoke came into our house, but Pickle has a way of keeping me calm.”
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Shortly after the incident, Kirsten and her partner Matt married and the heroic Pickle was there as a ring bearer.
Mrs. Carmichael, who is pregnant and will give birth this year, ascribes her new attitude to life to the bitch.
She said, “I’ve had a lot of rejection because of my disability, but because of Pickle, my outlook on life is much more positive.
“Having her by my side means that I’m never afraid of being alone and that she is always there for me when I need her.”
She added, “Without her we would not be here, we would not have married and we would not look forward to this next chapter in our lives. She is my heroine. “
Because of her actions, Pickle was named a finalist at the Amplifon Awards For Brave Britons 2021 and was invited to the virtual awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 5th.
Hosted by BBC1 TV Breakfast and Radio 5 Live host Rachel Burden, the event will see Falklands war hero Simon Weston as a guest of honor.