A Michigan woman is crediting her dog for saving her life after she suffered a debilitating stroke. As reported by Fox 12 News, 65-year-old Denise Shepard was home alone last month when she suffered the medical crisis.
Well, not technically alone…Shepard was with her senior poodle, Fluffy, when the stroke, which left her immobile on the floor of her apartment, happened. The woman told the news agency, ““I was grunting trying to get back on the couch and he was standing by the phone. I told him to bring it closer and he opened his mouth with nothing to grip.”
Fluffy may not have been able to pick up the phone, but he did figure out how to get it to his owner by sliding it across the floor. Thanks to the dog’s efforts, Shepard was able to dial out for help and was soon transported to a hospital for care.
As it turns out, Fluffy had been trying to warn his owner that something was wrong for about a week before the stroke actually happened – Shepard realized that her dog’s odd behavior was likely his way of trying to tell her that she needed help.
Right now, Shepard is recuperating at a rehabilitation hospital, but she should be released soon. Fluffy is being cared for by friends and family and soon, they will be reunited.
Good boy Fluffy!
(Screenshot via Fox 12 News)
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