Doggie Saves the Day!!

Philippines
January 9, 2008 5:14am CST
A black Labrador that bit a 13-year-old boy's foot repeatedly, waking him up, is being credited with saving the boy and two of his friends from a house fire. Christopher Peebles said he woke up Friday morning to feel his dog Laney biting his foot repeatedly in the basement of his family's home, where he and two friends had spent the night. "I thought she had to go to the bathroom, but she never bites me," Peebles said Friday. He and his friends walked upstairs with Laney and noticed smoke everywhere in the home. "We came up the stairs and thought it was a dream, but it was cold when we opened the door - then we knew it wasn't a dream," Pebbles said. Firefighters arrived about 10 a.m. and found the home's garage and eaves on fire. Assistant Fire Chief Mike Bucy said the damage was mostly in the attached one-car garage of the ranch home. Fire Chief Bill Lundy said the fire, which caused an estimated $25,000 in damage to the home, appeared to have started in an electrical heating unit in the garage. Peebles' parents, Dave and Vicky Peebles, were both at work at the time of the fire. They said they were relieved that their son and his friends were not injured. Dave Peebles said that one point after Laney had ushered Christopher and his friends out of the house the dog ran back inside and wouldn't come out until he went in to get her. Peebles said his son and the dog were "real close." "She's always been very protective of him," Vicky Peebles said of Laney. ======================================== Very nice story.. and I just read it in the news today! Truly animals can be of help to people, so we shouldn't maltreat them in any way! Who agrees with me?
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@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
9 Jan 08
That was magnificient dog-to it must be the dog of the year and i shall be extremely glad if it entered in the guiness book of history as a dog that managed an amazing feat to save a young life that was almost sure to perish
@academic2 (7010)
• Uganda
10 Jan 08
Thanks alot for this and the many BR I have received from you my dear glitzypuple! I am very pleased for all these BRs!
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Jan 08
This story makes me wish I had a dog. This just proves that animals aren't soulless being that exist for our amusement, it proves that they have a character and a heart. Long live the dog!
@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
9 Jan 08
Oh, I can be believe this! We had a German Shepherd that was real close to the kids when they were growing up! She would stay with them outside when they would play in the yard! And one day, the youngest girl, walked across the street, and she would come in the kitchen and bark, until we finally figured she wanted us to go outside, and get my daughter back in our yard! Then she was happy again!
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
9 Jan 08
Hello dear friend. It is so touching a story of the dog, our human's best friend. I appreciate the dog having saved its masters by biting repeatedly its master. I am sure that the family are feeling great of the dog as well.
@corilat (182)
• Australia
9 Jan 08
Wow! What an amazing story! Hearing stories like this, they really make you realise how clever animals are, and devoted to those that look after them. Precious to have a relationship like this with your pet.