Dogs are man’s best friend, and a Michigan man learned this after his dog saved his life.
On New Year’s Eve, Bob headed outside in his pajamas to get a log to put on his fireplace.
It was only supposed to be a quick trip, but he slipped and fell in the snow. When he tried to get up, he discovered that he couldn’t move, and he was trapped as the temperature dropped to 24 degrees.
Fortunately, his golden retriever, Kelsey, was there with him. She lay on top of him and licked his face and hands in an effort to keep him warm and awake. Bob said, “She kept barking for help but never left my side.
She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive.” He was outside for more than 20 hours before he was found.
In the last hour before his neighbor found him, he had lost consciousness. Kelsey started barking, which alerted the neighbor. Bob reported, “She was letting out this screeching howl that alerted my neighbor. He found me at 6:30 p.m. on New Year’s Day.”
After Bob’s neighbor found him, he was rushed to the hospital, where doctors performed surgery. Amazingly, Bob survived the surgery and is now recovering.
He will need physical therapy, but he should be fine.
Bob expressed his gratitude toward Kelsey, the hospital, and his surgeon, Dr. Colen. Luckily for Bob, Kelsey was there for him when he needed her help, and she saved his life.