Family dogs save elderly woman from freezing to death

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In Norvell Township, Michigan, two Labradoodles have been credited with saving an elderly woman from freezing to death outdoors. Early Saturday morning, the dogs named Adam and Eva started acting very strangely – a behavior of which their owners were not accustomed. It had been the middle of the night, and the dogs insisted they wanted to go outside.

“Adam never tugged on my clothes before,” explained the dogs’ owners Lonnie and Susan Chester to MLive, “so I was cautious about letting them out because I didn’t know if there was anything out there.”

Just as Lonnie opened the door, Adam and Eva fled out of their home and ran over to the truck outside. Lying next to the truck was an elderly woman in her 80s on the ground; all she wore was her nightgown. When the woman looked up at Lonnie, she told him she was “so cold.”

The couple brought the woman into their home, covered her with blankets and called authorities. That night the temperature hit lows of 9 degrees.

Soon after, the woman’s family arrived at the home asking if someone had found their relative. Had the dogs not been so alert, the ending to this story may have been different. The Chester family doesn’t know what made Adam and Eva react, but the instincts of our canine companions make us value their friendship even more.

Treats for Adam and Eva!

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7 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    I hope the family contacts the Purina Dog Food ( Dog Hero’s Award ) and nominates these two very worthy Canines Adam and Eve!!! They indeed saved a life and a family the heartache of losing a family member in a horrific accident!!! The Higher Power was watching over all involved …

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  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    What an inspiring story of two dogs with the instincts to know Someone close was in serious trouble and acted on it, thus saving this little lady very serious injuries and more than likely death!!!! I hope Adam and Eve get National Praise for their heroic deed!!!


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