I work at the American Red Cross and had occasion to meet an amazing "disaster volunteer" -- a beautiful Golden Retriever named Nikie. This wonderful animal was a trained Therapy Dog who helped many, many people in the course his life. Nike was on duty at the site of numerous disasters, including the destruction of the World Trade Center, sharing his love and wordless understanding to comfort those who were suffering. He recently passed away and will be sorely missed. R.I.P., dear Nikie.