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Photo by: Ross William Hamilton

Dan Fincher's dog Ceili, an elderly lab-mix licks his face, in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Ceili is up for a Humane Society of the United States dog valor award -- one of 10 finalists -- for pestering him hours before he had a heart attack and then barking and running for help. In a daze after the attack, Fincher, tried to crawl up the stairs, but the dog tugged him down then ran into a back room where his wife, Gayle Jewell, was watching television. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Ross William Hamilton)

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