Woman Says Dog Saved Her From Falling Tree

SabaAnn Rolfe says her German shepherd, Saba, is a hero for saving her life.

Rolfe was at her home in the backyard with Saba when it became extremely windy. Rofle was trying to cover the barbecue grill when Saba started to become excited and aggressive.

She said it was completely out of character for Saba. Rolfe took the anxious German shepherd inside, and just as she did, she heard a crash.

The wind had toppled over a 50-foot spruce tree in her backyard. It crashed in the same spot Rolfe had been standing in just seconds earlier.

Rolfe said, “I would have been fiddling around with the barbecue cover. I owe my life to my dog, totally. If it wasn’t for my dog I would have been gone.”

She also said her Broil King barbecue saved the house from any damage because when the tree fell, it bounced back after hitting the grill. The fallen tree caused $4,000 in damage to the roof and eavesdropping.

Source: Inside Toronto

4 Responses to “Woman Says Dog Saved Her From Falling Tree”

  1. kaefamily says:

    “Rofle was trying to cover the barbecue grill when Saba started to become excited and aggressive. She said it was completely out of character for Saba.”

    That could be misinterpreted as a dog that is out of control. Hence needed to be put down. And it was all because we intelligent humans are sadly incapable of understanding our pets’ language.

    In any event, this story and many others about the heroisms of GSDs give a balance to all the negative press this breed has been enduring.

  2. Nora and Rufus says:

    This is an education for all the people who assume because dogs are of a certain breed, they are automatically dangerous. GOOD DOG, SABA.

  3. Donna says:

    In my many years of working with animals, the most dangerous animal I have ever encountered was mankind.

  4. Michelle says:

    I really hate the way some people react to certain stories. Kaefamily says that the dog probably needs to be put down. Whether or not the dog was acting excited and aggressive because he was trying to warn his owner or because he is “out of control”, doesn’t make a difference to me. What matters is that his actions SAVED his owners life. Besides, Rofle said Saba was acting completely out of character when he became excited and aggressive. I highly doubt that automatically means that he is “out of control.” By the way in reference to Kaefamily’s other remark of “we intelligent humans are sadly incapable of understanding our pets’ language,” I know plenty more dogs that act more intelligently than humans do.


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