Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes one comes along when you least expect it.
That’s what happened to one family. Just when they needed a hero, and a miracle, they got one from a most surprising place.
The story started when Nola and Richard Davis took home a puppy one day. Their children, Andrew and Clara, were overjoyed to finally have their own dog.
They named him Patch. Soon, Nola realized Patch was growing to be a very big dog, and their home, which was quite small, was not well suited for Patch.
Nola and Richard then held a family meeting to discuss finding a new home for Patch.
Before long, Nola realized Patch was growing to be a very big dog, and their home, which was quite small, was not well suited for Patch. Nola and Richard then held a family meeting to discuss finding a new home for the dog.
Andrew was very upset, he and Patch had bonded and he refused to consider the idea of letting him go. So, Nola and Richard agreed to give it a little more thought.
That night, Nola went to take a bath. She was soaking in the tub when Patch came in and gently bit her arm, tugging her towards the door.
Nola was surprised. Patch didn’t like water and usually refused to go into the bathroom.
She got up and put on her bathrobe. She went to the door to close Patch outside.
What she saw outside the bathroom door horrified her. The whole house was engulfed in flames.
Patch guided Nola to the front door where she stumbled into the yard and into the arms of her family.
Patch had already showed his true colors as a hero, but he had one more surprise in him.
Nola noticed that their car was sitting very close to the burning house, so she started towards the porch to get her keys to move it.
Patch got between her and the porch, growling, refusing to let her get any closer.
Suddenly, the house exploded, the windows bursting showering the area where Nola had been headed with glass shards.
Patch had just saved Nola’s life for the second time that evening.
Needless to say, there was no more talk of Patch leaving the family. He had earned a place for the rest of his life.
“He saved your life, so there’s nothing you can really do for that,” said Andrew proudly. “You can’t really repay him for that.”
The Red Cross was so impressed with the story of Patch’s bravery that they gave Patch an award for heroism.
Instead of rebuilding in the same area after the fire, the family moved to Montana so Patch would have plenty of room to roam.
Good dog, Patch!
Source: NTD TV