We often hear about kindhearted souls rescuing dogs.
But you’d be amazed how many stories exist where dogs save their owners.
I’m not talking only talking about guard dogs, either, or dogs who were trained to assist disabled individuals.
Dogs are fiercely loyal and their love is unconditional. As such, they will never leave your side!
Here’s a perfect example.
A Michigan man named Bob was at home watching TV on New Year’s Eve 2016, waiting for the ball to drop and ring in 2017.
But it gets cold in Michigan in the winter and during a commercial break, Bob noticed his fire was dying.
So, he went outside to grab some fresh wood…and when he did, he slipped on the icy sidewalk and suffered a nasty fall.
So nasty, in fact, that he broke his neck.
Bob was paralyzed; he couldn’t move and calling for help was useless because his closest neighbor was at least a quarter-mile away.
In frigid temperatures, he lay there, wondering how he’d survive.
Well, though no human was close enough to hear his cries for help, his dog was definitely paying attention.
Kelsey immediately rushed to her injured owner’s side and began to bark like crazy.
Still, nobody came. And still, Kelsey kept at it.
She kept barking and howling, hoping to get someone’s attention. And she’d even throw her body on top of Bob to keep him warm!
At one point, the severely hurt man lost consciousness but even then, Kelsey wasn’t going to give up.
Finally, one of Bob’s neighbors heard and responded to Kelsey’s cries for help, and they rushed over.
Miraculously, doctors were able to reverse the paralysis by decompressing his spine, so not only is Bob alive, he’s walking again!
In a statement, Bob acknowledged his two heroes: His neighbor and his best friend, the faithful pet who never left his side.
20 hours, my fellow animal lovers. That’s how long Bob was out there, and how long Kelsey kept up her vigil.
Is there another animal on earth that’s going to do this?
God bless our canine friends!
Source: Honest to Paws