Results for - Dog saves injured owner from freezing to death in the snow

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What was supposed to be a night of celebrations quickly turned into a nightmare for a northern Michigan man as he lay helpless in the snow for nearly 20 hours on New Year's Eve. About an hour before the big countdown, Bob ran out of his house in pajamas and slippers to grab another log for his fireplace when he slipped and fell, breaking his neck. He tried to scream for help, but the only one who heard his cry was his Golden Retriever, Kelsey. Are you familiar with this story?

1. What was supposed to be a night of celebrations quickly turned into a nightmare for a northern Michigan man as he lay helpless in the snow for nearly 20 hours on New Year's Eve. About an hour before the big countdown, Bob ran out of his house in pajamas and slippers to grab another log for his fireplace when he slipped and fell, breaking his neck. He tried to scream for help, but the only one who heard his cry was his Golden Retriever, Kelsey. Are you familiar with this story?

Yes
13%
231 votes
No
87%
1,569 votes

2. "I was screaming for help but my nearest neighbor is about a quarter mile away and it was 10:30 p.m., but my Kelsey came." "By morning my voice was gone and I couldn't yell for help, but Kelsey didn't stop barking." Do you think Kelsey realized (or sensed) that Bob was in serious trouble?

Yes
86%
1,543 votes
No
14%
257 votes
The temperature dipped to 24 degrees as Bob lay paralyzed in the snow, Kelsey still barking by his side. The dog prevented Bob from falling victim to hypothermia by lying on top of him and licking his face and hands to keep him awake.

3. The temperature dipped to 24 degrees as Bob lay paralyzed in the snow, Kelsey still barking by his side. The dog prevented Bob from falling victim to hypothermia by lying on top of him and licking his face and hands to keep him awake. "She kept barking for help but never left my side," Bob said. "She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive." Do you think Kelsey helped keep Bob warm and alert that night?

Yes
88%
1,585 votes
No
12%
215 votes
Eventually, Bob lost consciousness. But the silence didn't stop Kelsey from barking, and eventually the dog's efforts paid off. The next day, Bob's neighbor found him and called 911. A neurosurgeon (Chaim Colen) at McLaren Northern Michigan, immediately performed spinal decompression surgery on Bob, which was a complete success. Bob still has a long road of recovery, and hours of physical therapy, ahead of him, but thanks to his dog and doctor, he knows he'll be just fine. Are you glad to hear that Bob will be on the road to recovery?

4. Eventually, Bob lost consciousness. But the silence didn't stop Kelsey from barking, and eventually the dog's efforts paid off. The next day, Bob's neighbor found him and called 911. A neurosurgeon (Chaim Colen) at McLaren Northern Michigan, immediately performed spinal decompression surgery on Bob, which was a complete success. Bob still has a long road of recovery, and hours of physical therapy, ahead of him, but thanks to his dog and doctor, he knows he'll be just fine. Are you glad to hear that Bob will be on the road to recovery?

Yes
88%
1,592 votes
No
12%
208 votes

5. "I'm so thankful for my two heroes," Bob said. "Kelsey kept me warm, alert and never stopped barking for help. Dr. Colen saved my life and ability to move. They are truly heroes and I will be eternally grateful." I realize that there are some people that dislike animals, but there is no denying that Kelsey did help save Bob's life that cold Winter night. Do you agree or disagree with my last statement (sentence)?

Agree
86%
1,545 votes
Disagree
3%
49 votes
N/A
11%
206 votes
01/24/2017 Pets 1863 78 By: msrcms

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