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Heroic German shepherd was beloved by Niwot Elementary kids


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Sully and five-year-old Emma Richardson enjoy a sunny day. The German Shepherd came into the family when the oldest of the three girls was a baby. Troy Richardson said Sully acted like they were his little sisters, protecting and playing with them, "They would dress him up and he would let them."

He was 120 pounds of black and brown love at the end of the school day for kids at Niwot Elementary School. For the past two years Sully the German Shepherd would wait outside the school to pick up his three "sisters," Maggie, Abigail and Emma, and walk them home. The girls and their classmates would blast out of the school doors, eager to find Sully and engulf him with their affection.

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