Clipped From Redlands Daily Facts
Medal awarded faithful dog B.-iRSTOW (UPI) — A plucky Weimaraner stood by her crippled master seven days in the Mojave| desert waiting for help. Gretchen protected Ramon C. MUler of Fresno from wild animals while he was stranded in a cave near Fort Irwin last July. On Thursday she was presented with a bronze medal and a golden bone for her heroism. The United Humane Association of Barstow awarded the dog the William 0. Stillman Certificate of Merit and the Golden Nylabone award on behalf of the American Humane Association. Gretchen also received the Stillman Bronze medal. Miller who wears an arlificiai limb, was stranded in the desert when his car ran out of gas on a deserted road.