Rescue Dog Saves Baby's Life
Dog alerts parents when baby stops breathing.
Last weekend, Duke jumped on his owners’ bed and started to shake uncontrollably. His behavior was so unusual that Jenna Brousseau’s husband went to check on their 9-week-old baby, Harper — and found that she wasn’t breathing.
“My husband called 911 and the ambulance came here and it was because of our Dukie dog, who alerted us,” Brousseau told ABC News.
“If Duke hadn’t been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep . . . He’s the perfect dog, he was meant, meant to be ours, he was meant to be hers.”
Duke, who the couple adopted six years ago, may have prevented a case of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Luckily, baby Harper was revived by paramedics, and is now doing well. — Read it at the Huffington Post
Photo: ABC News // Duke alerted his owners when their infant stopped breathing.
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Jack, my Jack Russell Terrier,came from a puppy mill that was shut down after the owner was arrested on a number of animal cruelty charges. Jack had a heart murmur and his tail was cropped entirely too short but I did the rightt thing and rescued him.
Jack and I were hiking one summer and I decided to cut through a steep ravine in order to shave a few miles from the hike.
My foot got hung up in some brush and I took a 15 foot fall head first into the rocks below.
I had a compound fracture to my right arm, was bleeding from the gash on my head, and was still unconcious when my friends found me.
Jack had gone back to camp nearly six miles and got their attention and led them back to me.
Jack was only a year old when he did this and the bond between us over the next 14 years only deepened. It was a typical Saturday afternoon, like countless others, when Jack and I had finished mowing the lawn. We were sitting on the back patio resting our paws as we always did. Just two "guys" admiring their work and enjoying lifes simple pleasures. We had only been sitting about fifteen minutes when Jack jumped up on my lap and snuggled in. He hadn't done that in at least a year because of the arthritis in his joints. We sat there enjoying the breeze and he looked up at me momentarily and then nuzzled his head back in my lap. He died in my lap that day. His BIG heart finally gave out on him. He was 15 years and 8 weeks old when he died.
I had set out to rescue a dog and it turned out I was the one who was rescued. I was so fortunate to have had such a friend in my life. Jack has been gone nearly 10 years now and I still miss him. My wife and I were going thru some old photos recently so we could have them digitized and we came across the camping trip photos from when Jack saved my life. I was looking trough them when my wife found the papers from the adoption in the box. Next thing I know she is in tears and she shows me the adoption papers for Jack. The date we adopted Jack was August 14th. One year to the day, on August 14th Jack saved my life when I fell. The day he died in my lap is etched in my mind, as the death of any loved one is. But this date was special, Jack died on August 14th.
I am a pretty old guy. I have a West Highland Terrier named Jack. When I bought him I thought he cost too much money. Now he is five and they could have named their price. They become your children. Jack is spoiled to death and I proudly did every bit of it. I would take home every rescue dog I see but then my wife would have me in the kennel to be rescued. This family is clearly lucky and blessed in every way. Good for them.
Pets are wonderful and become very important parts of our lives. Our was a hero twice . While My husband and I worked for the local volunteer fire department ,one Easter morning she came into our bed and would not let me alone She was behaving strange but I thought she needed to go potty outside. I walked down the hall and saw a glow from our kitchen. A fire had started in the middle of the night and she woke me up before the smoke alrms went off ans we were able to get out our back door with the radio to call it in as we ran to my parents home next door,
The next year Matthew decided to go see his papa in the middle of the night and he was only 3 years old. it never occurred to me that he could or would unlock the door in the night. When no one heard him and his soft knock he came back home only our front porch step was lower on the outside and he could not open the door, She alerted me once again to the danger as it was very cold out side but since his room was so warn he had light jammies on and would surely have frozen to death. ( we put a slide lock way up near the top to make sure he could not reach it and go out again)
She was with us for many years and raised every baby or injured animal that came along and living in the country that meant many animals ranging from baby rabbits ,raccoons,turkeys and animals rescued from fires . She would even lead the brigade of pet rabbits cats and ducks around the yard all in a row as if in the army,She finally became ill herself with age and suffered from many ailments including arthritis. The vet who knew her as a hero and even had a picture in his office of her did his best to make her last days as best as he could.When the time came and she could no longer stand the pain not only our family but everyone in the vets office and fire department shared our grief and wonderful memories of her.I have a picture of he next to me that hangs on the wall everyday of her and her and our kids. I can never thank her enough for the love and protection that yellow lab that came into our lives as a puppy we saved from being put down for all the love and protection she gave to us,
The day we put her down at the vets I could see the thanks and peace in her eyes as she left our world to go to the next and not a dry eye was near.
If your thinking of saving a pet ...Please do .I can assure you that you will get so much more in return and more love and thanks than you will expect.
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