This rescue Chihuahua finds the perfect way to repay the debt – saving her life – after a senior woman showed her nothing but kindness and offered her a home. The tiny dog is being hailed as a hero after barking for nearly five hours to save her 92-year-old owner.
Marie Alexander, a senior from Inverness, Florida, and Sassy, a rescued dog, have had a special bond since they first met. They became inseparable quickly, and they consoled each other in the most endearing of ways. The 92-year-old lady, however, found the tiny dog to be more than just a companion and a furry therapist. She proved that she, too, can be a hero!
Marie went outside to check the mailbox one morning, but she lost her balance and fell to the ground. To make matters worse, Marie left her cellphone inside the house, leaving her helpless and at the mercy of fate. Sassy, on the other hand, immediately recognized her owner’s need for assistance and stepped in to assist her. Marie’s faithful dog might be able to lift her up, but she could instead bark until someone hears her and comes to her rescue. That is exactly what she did!
“My foot twisted and I just fell backwards when I went to step up on a walkway,” Marie told ABC Action News. “She slammed the brakes on every car that passed. Each time, Sassy came up beside me and licked my face.”
Sassy stayed by Marie’s side for nearly five hours, constantly barking and following every car that passed by. Sassy and Marie didn’t give up, despite the fact that they were both exhausted from the heat. Eventually, the dog’s incredible efforts paid off when a couple heard her and went to investigate the reason she was desperately barking.
Fortunately, help arrived just in time, and Marie was immediately transported to the hospital. She was severely dehydrated and had bruised ribs, but she will recover quickly. All thanks to her devoted canine companion!
“I rescued her at the shelter, and she rescued me,” the woman explained. “No one ever gives animals credit for what they do!”
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