When life depends on a miniature schnauzer
He licked her face. He nudged her hand. And when his master regained consciousness after a fall on the kitchen floor, a miniature schnauzer named Danny not only brought her the phone, but a list of phone numbers as well.
So says Bethe Bennett, of Glendale, Arizona, who’s now recuperating from her painful tumble.
Bennett fell on her tile floor Friday and broke her femur. Once she regained consciousness, with help from Danny, she hoped the dog remembered some of his old tricks, because she wasn’t expecting any visitors until Tuesday.
“I was scared. I really thought I was going to die,” Bennett told ABCNews.com. “I knew I was going into shock because I’m a nurse.”
But Danny, a trained service dog who used to care for Bennett’s now-deceased mother, was able to remember his training.
“I started asking Danny to get me the phone,” Bennett said. “He ran back and forth a couple of times barking and finally jumped up and knocked the phone over and pushed it with his nose toward me.”
She called for an ambulance, but then realized the paramedics might not be able to get into her locked house. She decided to call a neighbor, but didn’t remember the phone number.
“Paper!” she yelled, and Danny brought over five sheets, one of which had the phone numbers of Bennett’s neighbors. They arrived in time to let the paramedics in.
She is now recovering at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale, with Danny by her side, ABC reported.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be the one he’d have to rescue,” she said. “He was my little hero.”
Posted by jwoestendiek February 2nd, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
Tags: animals, arizona, assistance, bethe bennett, danny, dog, dogs, emergency, fall, glendale, hero, kitchen, miniature, pets, rescue, schnauzer, service dog, video