A dog named Lyric remembered her training, using a programmed telephone to summon help after her owner's oxygen mask came loose. Judi Bayly, who sleeps with an oxygen mask on because of a breathing disorder, said she could have died if her Irish setter had not acted. When the oxygen alarm sounded, Lyric tried to rouse her, then she knocked the receiver off a phone and bumped a speed-dial button three times to dial 911. Several buttons on the phone are programmed for the same number, so she doesn't have to be able to choose one.
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