Another oldie, but a goodie.
Story submitted by Mastiff Owner and Foster Mom, Terri Latva:
My Grandson, Stone, was born with Trachea Malaysia (basically no airway) and was hospitalized for many months following his birth, but after he became stronger and started doing better, he, his mother and his other 2 siblings moved in with us.
I owned four wonderful English Mastiffs, at the time, Major, Stella, Sadie and Zoie. Zoie was a rescue who was as sweet as she could be. She’d been raised in a wire kennel and was severely underweight when I got her. After two months of care, she became a beautiful, well-adjusted girl who loved us all very deeply. You could tell she was very grateful.
One night, at about 1 am, long after we all had gone to bed, Zoie got up, went down the hall and tried to wedge her nose under my grandson’s doorway. I pulled her off and put her back in my room 2-3 times, only to have her trot back to his door, now scratching at it, as if to dig her way in. I was angry with her because I didn’t want her to wake the baby. I spoke to her harshly, so she reluctantly laid down outside Stone’s door. This got me thinking that perhaps one of our cats had become trapped behind the door, so I moved her out of the way and opened the door. When I looked in, I saw that my grandson was having a seizure and was gasping for air! He was medi-lifted to Children’s hospital with Croup, and eventually recovered. Not until after we all had time to calm down did we realize we would have lost our baby had it not been for Zoie’s insistence that I open that door…Now we are as grateful to her as she was to us. She finally was adopted and has a FOREVER home.
I wanted to share this with you so that you may possibly share with others.