We hear a lot of discussion about “women’s intuition.”
Many times women sense things that fly right over a man’s head, right?
But we don’t hear much about a “dog’s intuition,” despite the fact that science actually backs up that theory.
Scientists agree that dogs are incredibly intuitive and aware of their surroundings.
They know when their owner is sad and can pick up on stress when their household is in chaos. Some people even believe that dogs can predict when someone is going to die.
There are records of dogs predicting earthquakes and storms long before their owners received warnings from officials.
Then there are some service dogs that can tell if their owner is about to have a seizure, giving them a chance to be in a safe place.
And finally, there is Keola, an amazing dog in South Yorkshire, England, who saved her master’s life…and nobody knows exactly how she did it.
One day, Alhanna Butler noticed that her Akita was following her around and staring at her pregnant belly.
She had heard the stories about dogs predicting labor, and she wondered if perhaps Keola was trying to tell her something.
But it was far too early for her to be going into labor, so she went to her doctor for a checkup.
First, she told the physician about some back pain she’d been experiencing, and he said this was normal for a woman in her phase of pregnancy.
So, she went back home and told Keola to stop worrying. But Keola didn’t. In fact, she got worse.
It finally reached the point where the loyal pooch would just sit and stare at Alhanna and bark and bark.
“When the doctors sent me home and said there was nothing seriously wrong, she just sat staring at me so intently that it really scared me,” recalled Alhanna in an interview.
“I posted a picture of her doing this on Facebook and [made a] joke about the film Hatchi, where the dog also does this and suddenly my friends all started saying I should take it seriously.”
“No one really understood how ill I was—but Keola did.
She would nudge me and cry and I could never figure out why she had suddenly started doing this.”
Her husband began to believe that Keola knew something that they didn’t.
“Ricky said she was distraught whenever I went to work, when she had never minded before,” explained Alhanna.
So, back to the doctor went Alhanna.
This time, she got a very different response: When she arrived, she was immediately taken into the intensive care unit!
She and Ricky were given the horrifying news that she had been mere moments away from death.
As it turned out, Alhanna was experiencing a double kidney infection. That was why she had been experiencing the shooting pains she had in her lower back.
“Because it was untreated for so long, it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen,” she wrote in a Facebook post about her condition.
The bad news didn’t end there.
“On top of that, I had an antibiotic-resistant bug that had only ever affected one other person in the U.K.
It was killing me, and the doctors told me that if I had left it any longer I would have died and more than likely my son also,” her post read.
They will never again doubt Keola’s amazing intuition and uncanny sixth sense. Without it, there’s a good chance that Alhanna wouldn’t have survived the horrific ordeal.
Thankfully, both she and her baby did!
Shortly after, she gave birth to a healthy son, Lincoln. His parents say that Keola is a big fan of the adorable boy, too.
They figure since Keola has been looking out for him since before he was born, she’s going to be a great babysitter.
One thing is for certain: if Keola tells them something again, they will listen to her!
They’ve learned their lesson that a dog’s intuition tops any other type of scientific testing.
Good girl, Keola! You keep your, um, nose on your family and keep them safe.
Source: Honest To Paws