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The Dog Who Saved Lives

Keykey, the dog who saved livesChristine Piesyk says there isn’t a minute of the day that she doesn’t think on the dog that saved her life. She says that without a doubt, she would have died from smoke inhalation on August 30th if not for her hero.

Here is Keykey, the dog who kept jumping and yipping (something he usually does not do) on Christine while she was sleeping, alerting her to the fact that her house was on fire.

Donations are coming in, we thank you with all our hearts. A bed has been donated, thanks so much! Money is coming in; any amount helps! Please see the previous article for more information on how to donate to help this family get back on their feet.

I’m sure that you’ll be hearing from Christine as soon as she can get on a computer.

Debbie Boen
Debbie Boen
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter's choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.


  1. As I said before, again, Thank you to all for your thoughts and support. My husband would not be here if my mother hadn’t moved down here 3 years ago. I wasn’t at home the night before the fire so Keykey ended up in my daughters bedroom with Mom. I don’t even want to think about what could’ve happened had I been there. Or should I say, I’m not allowed to say or even think that. We are trying to get things back together as best we can. Robert has a lead on a new house, Mom’s got her own place now and the rest will come…but until then I just wanted to thank everyone for everything and let everyone know that Keykey is being spoiled more than usual and will be for the rest of his life. He is truely my Hero!!!

  2. We’ve got a new problem…my landlord wants a $200.00 deposit for me to keep my hero! As of right now, I don’t know what I’m going to do…I’m hoping he’ll give me time to gather the money, I’ve got so much to replace already. I know I’ll find a way, but if anyone out there can think of a group or something that might be able to help keep us together, we’d be forever greatful. I won’t give him up, he saved my family and will always be my HERO.

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