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Bredga Neal and Heidi — a virtually inseparable pair. When Heidi enters into full retirement, Neal will begin to use Gunny, another of the dogs she specialized, to detect a dangerous rise or fall in her blood sugar. But retirement for Heidi, like disability to some individuals, doesn’t mean she’s all washed up. “Heidi will become the hearing alert dog for my husband,” Neal explains.