Saturday, January 23, 2010

My Pit Bull Saved My Life


This story came from one of our adopters who is also a fan our Our Pack. This story is about Ben. He's a regestered therapy dog. He helps people every day but this time he saved a life.
Ben the life saver......
Last night I was making tomato soup from scratch and was heating up olive oil in a pot.
I started cutting onions and just wanted to check up on the recipe on line....that's when I lost track of time. All of a sudden Ben nudged me with his nose, initially very gently but since I ignored it he did it stronger and stronger. At that moment I realized what had happened: because of my stuffed up nose (I have a bad cold) I didn't smell the oil that was about to burst into flames - the whole house was full of smoke!

So Ben actually saved my life - or at least the pot - since the oil was so hot it was about to go up into flames.
It was clear he was going to spend the night with us in our bed!
I love my dog he's smart and full of love.
Anne

8 comments:

  1. After reading this, I think it's time we adopted a Pit Bull next. You guys can be life savers, I didn't know. Plus my momma's so easily distracted that we live in constant fear of what she'll do next. Good job, Ben, my hero.
    Twink!

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  2. Thanks Twink. Hope you get a Pit Bull bro or sis soon!

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  3. Great story. Ben is so cute.

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  4. Good Dog Ben!! I'm sure that he got all the treats and love that he could handle that day!

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  5. What a great story! Yay for Pit Bull heros! Love the picture!

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  6. That's great. Well, not great about almost burning your house down, but great that it was prevented! Dogs are so genius.

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  7. I think they do perceive things that we don't for sure.

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