Blind, deaf Shih Tzu rescued from storm sewer

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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Tippy the Shih Tzu went for a rather unusual walk Tuesday morning near his southwest Omaha home, a journey that left his family shaking their heads.

The owner, Albert Armendariz, said he “absolutely couldn't believe” his eyes when 14-year-old Tippy disappeared down a storm sewer drain in front of their house at 7906 S. 136th St. during his morning bathroom break. Armendariz said he was with the dog outside about 8 a.m. when it suddenly slipped into a sewer opening on the street.

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