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One night our dog Koni was sleeping in my parents room, it was late and my mother was sleeping. I was in my room, almost sleeping... She started to scratch on the doors and I jumped to opend them so she don't wake up my mother...first she went on kitchen doors like crazy and started to scratch again. When I opened them, kitchen was full of smoke, like something is burning...my mother forgot on beans that she was cooking and she went to bed...it was moments befor fire started becouse beans were allready black like coal on the bootom of vessel...that dog saved our lifes and appartment that night. After we opend the windows and calmed down, Koni turned and asked to be let in the room again for a sleep...

She died 15 years ago, I still talk about her as my hero ❤️
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My cat Demi saved my life once. I was a teenager and I lit a candle that you put a chimney on top. I fell asleep with it on and she was in my room sleeping. She woke me up by scratching and meowing at the door and jumping on me. The wax had caught on fire and the whole room was filled with smoke. The walls still have the stain from the soot. She is gone now but never forgotten.
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these animals are all amazing, I never had the need for their help like this
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It's crazy how many times you can read in the news that a pet saved a family
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When I was less than a year old (1980) my dad was stationed in Albuquerque in the Air Force base. The previous tenants had young boys. My mom said there were marbles everywhere. She said she cleaned for days to make sure everything was picked up before she let me down to crawl. Somehow I found one and put it in my mouth. My mom put me to sleep not knowing. The dog a terrier mix jumped on my moms water bed and bit her leg and ran back to my bed. The dog put her nose to my mouth and my mom checked and sure enough the marble was there. On another day same base we were out walking. One of the guard dogs a Doberman got loose and started charging at us. Tiffy ran and got under the dog and ripped its throat out. She was the best. She lived 17 years.
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4 months ago
We've got nothing to hide. Except this comment.
We moved from NZ to Australia with our dogs. One day, after moving into our new house in Australia, my son was walking one of the dogs at dusk for exercise. As he rounded a corner the dog just sat down and refused to move any further. My son was about to yell at the dog and yank his lead hard to get a move on, when he spotted a big black snake sunning itself in the shadows of the warm road - just a couple of metres ahead - right where my son was about to walk. If the dog hadn’t stopped, it was almost a certainty that my son would have stood on a highly venomous snake! Funny thing is - none of us, or the dog, had ever seen a snake before - as NZ doesn’t have any!!
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There cute
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I am not a dog lover but my husband has PTSD and loves dogs, so we got a dog, he is a cross between a pure bred border collie and a pure bred bull arab.very intelligent and super easy to train. He was still a puppy and we lived in the northern part of Australia we had taken Fergus to the beach to play. I was throwing his ball into the ocean and we had been playing for almost half hour when he refused to enter the water. "stupid dog" i thought and went to go get his ball. He ran in front of me and kept pushing me back onto the beach no matter how hard i tried to get around him he wouldn't let me. Turns out there was a crocodile in the water. He has saved my husbands life on many occasions as an untrained assistance dog. My opinion on dogs has changed over the past 7 years. He protects us both fiercely.
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When I was a kid we had a Maltese Terrier. We lived out in the bush, and were all having a summer siesta in our rooms one afternoon. Suddenly K starts barking and won’t stop till we’re all awake. As mum and dad got up they saw the red-bellied black snake that was making its way across the back deck to their bedroom door, opened to let the afternoon breeze in. It didn’t stay open. Once the snake had gone on its way back into the bush, we opened the house again. K was a faithful friend who lived to about 17.
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This isn't a save my life story but it certainly stated how well cats can forgive and make people happy. I accidentally broke my cat's paw. I heard her meow in intense pain and run under the bed. I didn't know it was broken for 3 days as she tried to walk on it but when I saw the pain was too much I was afraid they were going to euthanize my kitty, which made me very sad because she was just a kitten.

The third night I was up crying my eyes out and guess who would have none of that? Charlotte, my kitten. She refused to back down, jumped up on my bed, walked over on 3 paws, sat on my stomach and started purring and she didn't stop for two and a half hours. I cried for an hour and 45 minutes and she kept sitting on my stomach and purring, until I not only stopped crying but I fell asleep. The last words before I went to bed were "I'm going to find a way to heal you". It cost me $700 and 8 weeks of casts (it was a clean break, thankfully) and 2 weeks in isolation where she could hardly move at all, then the vet told me to take her home, they did all they could. The next day Charlotte put her paw down and was able to balance on it. She had healed to the way she was before the break.
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I was about 13 or 14, we lived in Scotland, I had never been the popular kid, never had that many friends and was never invited to hang out with the rest of my class.I had decided to go for a walk, it was early evening and I took our dog Casper who was this massive staffie, he was as soft as anything but can look quite intimidating. we'd gone into the town centre and a large group of about 15 of my classmates were all hanging out, they approached in that fake friendly way that people do, it was an open space with other people around and I probably wasn't in any danger but when 15 people surround you (and they were surrounding me) you get a bit scared and I was, Casper stretched out to the full extent of his lead and marched around me until they all moved back, they were however still surrounding me, he scanned the area and looked towards the road and the crossing he then marched towards the people nearest the crossing and barked loudly, they parted very quickly and I hurried through the gap to the road, he kept looking behind us at the group until we were safely across the road. Another itime he was protecting me was when the guy in my year who I had a crush on at the time, but who didn't really like me was out on his bike with his mate and they approached me, again Casper marched to the end of his lead again and barked at him this caused him to stumble back off his bike Casper did not want him to get too close to me. Again I don't think i was in any danger but I was nervous and Casper knew this and so protected me.
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This happened a long time ago. It happened to my mom. We had only had our cat buster for about a month at the time. He always meowed quietly. I. Ever had heard him meow loudly until after this. My sister, dad ,and are were at a father daughter thing for girl scouts. My brother was out with friends. It was just my mom and buster home. She was up in her room. She heard a vehicle, so she looked out the window. A van had pulled up, but she thought it was us. She ignored it. She heard the door open. Then out of no where buster was at the top of the stairs meowing really loudly. So she went to see what was going on. We lived in an old creaky farm house. She got near him, and the floor creaked. All of a sudden she heard people running out of the house.
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I'm a huge dog lover and have always had dogs in my life, of all kinds of shapes, sizes and ages. Several have helped me in some way. My Sandy (half blind pitbull) once stopped another dog from trying to attack us while we were doing our nightly walk around the neighbor hood. She saw/felt that dog running towards us in a charging manner and she ran towards him and did like a ninja kick, it was priceless! My yorkie Maxx alerted me to a fire downstairs in enough time to catch it before it was out of control. Maxx also got into a habit of sniffing my stomach, I have ulcer attacks really bad sometimes and I finally caught on if he licks my stomach it means I will have an ulcer attack the next day. So now if he licks my stomach, I will take my pills to prevent it. I haven't had an ulcer attack in over 5 years. I have so many stories how my dogs have somehow saved us. Pets are the best!
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When I was four I was on my mum’s horse just going from the yard to the school. The yard had security lights fitted but turns out they weren’t earthed in the ground enough so when he went to go in the school he got electrocuted. My mum could only watch it all unfold, but she insists that Onyx (the horse) looked around at me and purposely pushed himself the other way so he wouldn’t crush me when I hit the floor. He suffered from 3 large wounds on his legs but we eventually got over it and carried on with our riding lessons and competitions. I could believe Onyx doing this as he was always very gentle particularly around children so much so he used to come to my junior school on fun fair days.
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My beagle used to lick the back of my moms arm relentlessly. She had a freckle in that spot that started to change and eventually started to look like a paw print. She would not leave my moms spot alone and eventually my mom went to the dermatologist to check it out. It turned out to be melanoma and was caught in time to be cut off.
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After 2 miscarriages, I finally managed to have a healthy pregnancy. I was in my third trimester and one night I was so sick, I chose to sleep downstairs so I didn't disturb anyone sleeping with my coughing and sneezing. I could barely breathe, I thought I was going to die. I went to the kitchen to have a drink and on the way back into the room, I fainted on my stomach, I was unable to give my brother any sign due to him being in the next room with the door closed. My mums dog Lily and her son, Rufus (my dog) started barking very loud which was unlike them. They got my brother's attention and I remember hearing my brother trying to wake me with no luck, my brother was able to alert my mum who called an ambulance and came with me to the hospital.

I often wonder how long I would have been on the floor, had my dogs not alerted my family. This was back in 2015. Lily passed away in 2019 after her body started to shut down, we discovered she had a brain tumour. 10/10 the best dog I ever had??
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I used to take my cat outside all the time, sometimes I would walk her with a leash and sometimes she would just be in my arms. She was always used to crowds, she never got nervous but this one day she got so nervous and she kept trying to run and ended up climbing on my head and wouldn’t keep still and so I thought “ok I will bring her back to the house and then I’ll come back down to finish watching the marathon” - I left her inside and as I was coming back down and towards the street where I was standing before the bomb went off.. if she hadn’t acted so weird I would’ve been exactly there where the bomb went off- she really did save me!! (RIP: Boston marathon bombing 2013)

My cat is still alive today but very ill, she is 9 years old. Thank you Elizabeth.
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I had a chocolate lab that saved my life. I got home from work one day, sleep deprived and with severe dehydration but wasn’t aware. Climbed into bed to take a nap and ended up having a grand mal seizure (the big one). I fell out of bed, shaking, arms contorted. My dog sniffed me a few times and immediately recognized I needed help. He went to my bedroom door and started barking relentlessly until my housekeeper was alerted who called an ambulance. Dogs are amazing. Mine was the best. RIP buddy.
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in 2012, i was diagnosed with brain tumor, and before my surgery, epilepsy can happen anytime. So during those times, whenever i get seizure i would lie down on the floor while my body just lose all energy, limp, so my ginger boy came up to me and put his head on my chest and continue purring loudly, its like he wants to make sure I can feel his purring, to calm me down. and he would kiss my head where the tumor is before i sleep at night and continue with the purring therapy. He may be naughty and playful but he knows when he needs to take care of you.
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We had an orange tom cat (he's a stray cat) who lived in our house since 2010. He's very lazy, often meowing in front of us. About three years ago, he was in the living room while my mom and in the kitchen, eating and cooking. He suddenly gave louder noise towards us. Me and my mom were bothered by his meows, so we went to the kitchen to see what's going on. In about no seconds, there's loud pop inside the kitchen. We were noticed by the noise there, and we figured out that the tempered glass stove were shattering and shooting its glass fragments drastically. The stove was turned off at first. The glass fragments were dropping on the floor.

Thank goodness, he saved our life from the incident.

Sadly, he's gone out of nowhere two years ago. We hoping he died in our hands not at elsewhere.

God bless you, my Kitty :'(
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