Dog To Receive Medal For Saving Woman’s Life

GhillieThere’s a new Lassie in town. Ghillie, an English springer spaniel, is a hero for saving a woman’s life.

Two years ago, the then nine-month-old dog came up to a group of workmen and started barking and running back and forth along a path. At first, the workers were confused and uncertain of what Ghillie wanted them to do.

The workers then realized that the dog wanted them to follow him. He led them to a woman who had collapsed, was unconscious and had fallen in some undergrowth.

The workers called an ambulance and the woman was rushed to the hospital, and she recovered from her epileptic seizure.

Now, Ghillie is receiving an award, the PDSA’s Gold Medal, known as the animals’ George Cross, for his life-saving actions.

Ghillie’s owner, the son of the woman who collapsed, said, “He’s a fantastic dog. That it was my mother who he saved through his actions has made him a very special dog for all the family.”

The director of the animal charity that will be awarding Ghillie said, “This is an extraordinary story of that unique and inexplicable bond between people and their pets.”

Great job Ghillie!

Source: The Scotsman

(Thanks Irene)

6 Responses to “Dog To Receive Medal For Saving Woman’s Life”

  1. Nancy G. says:

    And scientists are just “discovering” how smart dogs are, something dog owners have been saying for years [centuries?]. What a wonderful story.

  2. Bridgett says:

    I hope they said that love with extra biscuits! Good job!

  3. Pit Bull Lover says:

    I wonder if Ghillie has dog-friends named Weird…and Ziggy?

    (My apologies. I realize only a minority of you will *get* this reference/joke.)

  4. kaefamily says:

    Awesome dog! Lucky for that family to have such an intelligent and loyal pet.

  5. Michelle says:

    Wow! What a great dog! This story almost made me cry!

  6. Andrea Dickson says:

    A good thing the workers didn’t just say, “What is it girl?!?”, laugh, and ignore her.

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