It’s been a big week of dogs saving people’s lives. First, we had a Pit Bull protecting a lost toddler for an hour in snowy woods — he did a such a good job that even rescuers had to stay back until the boy’s father arrived. Then we had another dog, this one a stray, huddling with a lost toddler all night in a freezing marshland in Poland. Both kids are fine, though the girl is suffering from frostbite.
Now, to cap the week, we have something even more amazing, something that might cause you to rewire your brain about how well you think your dog knows you.
In France, a German Shepherd stopped her owner from committing suicide. And he did it by throwing himself at the rifle the woman had pointed — and had just fired — at her chest. The bullet still hit her, but her wound is not life threatening.