Buddy the Alsatian Saves His Owner Joe
Chris Trott was on duty answering the emergency phone line, when a call came through from a dog. Nobody would have blamed her for hanging up, but something about the urgency of the barking and the whimpering made Chris stay on the line. On checking the incoming phone number Chris realised that the line belonged to Joe Stalnaker, who is known to be susceptible to seizures.
The background to this phone rescue was that Joe had pre-programmed the buttons on his phone to dial 911, so all his dog Buddy had to do was to pick up the phone in his mouth. One of his teeth was almost certain to hold down one of the keys for 3 seconds and thus trigger the dialling. (See mock-up of miracle dog with phone to the right).
The very same thing had happened twice before, unfortunately, Joe is prone to seizures as a result of suffering a brain injury while serving in the army. Buddy arrived aged 8 weeks courtesy of 'Paws With A Cause', which trains miracle dogs like Buddy to help people like Joe.
Surprisingly, Will and Guy learn that there have been other similar cases of miracle dog rescues, for example, Leana Beasley's Rottweiler called Faith summoned help by pressing a speed-dial button with her nose. Then when the operator answered, Faith barked down the phone so that the emergency services operator realized Leana needed medical assistance.
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This is a True Story About My Alsatian Dog, Rex I used to live in Southampton, England in the 1940s, and the local tram terminus was about 100 yards away from our front door.
One day, my mother got on the tram to go shopping. As she settled in her seat, she noticed that there were two dogs sitting alongside the driver - our dog Rex and his playmate - a little black mongrel called Mickey.
Mum asked the conductor "What are those dogs doing up there with the tram driver?" "Are they your dogs, madam?" the conductor asked.
"Well," said mum, "one of them is."
"Then madam," replied the conductor, "you owe Southampton Corporation Transport a few quid!" "Why?" asked my mother. The conductor replied: "Those two dogs get on a tram at this time every day and go to the recreation ground alongside the river. They have a good old run around and then catch another tram home!"
Mother could hardly believe it, but the tram began to move, and after three stops the two dogs alighted, crossed a fairly busy main road and disappeared into the local recreation ground and, presumably caught a later tram back home.
[Amusing dog story kindly sent in by Trevor Warland.]