Would your pet do this ?  

CuteAZguy27 39M
2154 posts
9/2/2005 10:51 am

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Would your pet do this ?

ELKHART, Ind A pint-sized dog is being credited with helping get prompt medical attention for a woman who collapsed in her home during a diabetic fainting spell.

When Marlene Huffer fainted Aug. 11, Danny the Pomeranian mix she's caring for began barking loudly and racing back and forth inside.

Neighbor Colleen Willits, who had heard a report on her police scanner about a woman screaming at the home, went next door to check on Huffer.

After Huffer failed to come to the door and Willits heard Danny's frantic barking, she called paramedics, telling them she thought Huffer needed help.

"I said, 'Look at that dog, there is something wrong. He wouldn't act like that if there was nothing wrong,'" Willits said.

The paramedics went inside the home and took Huffer to the hospital, where she learned that her low blood sugar had caused her fainting spell.

Huffer, who's a foster parent at Second Chance Small Dog Rescue, said her furry hero will be leaving soon to live with a permanent family.

"I really will hate to see him go now," she said.

Now would your pet do this? would you trust your animal to freak out to get attention for help? What if you only had a goldfish? ....Jump sparky, make splash for the neighbors....Now my mother has a Golden lab that we had for about 11 years now, yet i fake my death and all he does is just lick my face and scratch my scalp with his paw until i have to get up because it hurts....yet Im sure there are those out there that have confidence in their pets that they will freak out to get help, will yours ? If you had an animal that you would trane, lets say even if u had a skunk for a pet, what would you trane it to do to get help ?


freetime648 52F

9/2/2005 2:52 pm

I had a male Spitz that whenever the doorbell rang after dark, he would put himself between me and the door and would sit on my feet and growl. One night the doorbell rang and he growled and they ran away.....two houses were burglarized that night on our block. He was an awesome animal. Great story by the way......

xx FREETIME648 xx

frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
9/2/2005 8:30 pm

I read stories like this all the time. It is so awesome to know a pet returns your love like that. We just got a dog, first one for my son, hes 19.5...........lol I should have gotten him when son was 15 and sneaking into house... Dog lets me know...He is reall good.. he sleeps with me when I don't feel good... T


duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
9/2/2005 10:49 pm

We have two dogs. A mamma dog and her baby. I believe they are very perceptive animals. The mamma dog used to be very nice until she had her pups. She had two and one died. Now she chases anyone off our property that she is not familiar with. She's an excellent watch dog. We keep her in the house now that dad passed on. I feel safe with her because she is very protective of our family.

Would she be frantic and alert someone if we were hurt? Probably, I feel it is in her nature. The only bad thing is, are neighbors are are close by, but not close enough to hear her barks.


rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
9/3/2005 2:23 am

I had a 4 month old Lab when I was pregnant with my daughter. The entire nine months this dog slept across my belly, so by the time I was ready to deliver I had a year old 56 pound dog sleeping across me. When I brought my daughter home from the hospital, she belonged to that dog. She slept under the crib when M was in it. She sat outside the highchair when M was eating, never letting a bite of food hit the floor. It was funny to watch the kid throwing her hands around, food flying off and the dog leaping to catch it. I'd tie a laundry basket to the dog's harness and she'd drag an 18 month old M around the yard like it was nothing. When M was 2, there were 5 other 2 year olds in the neighborhood. They'd all come to my house and play in the front yard. The dog was their sitter, not letting them step off the grass or anyone to come into the yard without me saying it was okay. The other moms would buy the dog biscuits and treats because they said she was the best baby sitter they ever had. The dog would put herself between any danger or stranger and my daughter and she was never trained for anything. We all cried the day we had to put her to sleep because she had cancer.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

rm_Network_Minx 47F
542 posts
9/3/2005 1:29 pm

My father, brother and I had a rafting accident on the Colorado when I was 13. Our poodle went down the river thru the rapids. He swam to the bank, ran up the bank and ran into the road next to the river. That's the only time he ran into traffic barking. He was almost hit by several passing cars. We finally received help and got out of the river because of our dog. He was very territorial. He bit the paperboy once.
We had him for eighteen years.

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