My 8 year old Australian Shepherd, Oreo is a true Hero. He has been my Service Dog as I am a cancer patient and suffer from PTSD as well. Many times over the years he has come to my aid and buffered falls and warned of oncoming panic attacks as well as seizures. This past December I took a very bad fall. I hit my head on a glass top dresser and cut open my forehead and cracked my skull. I was immediately covered in blood, but able to get up, grab a towel, cell phone and wait for the ambulance.
After coming home from the hospital, the story began to become clear.
Oreo was also covered in blood, my blood. He also was limping very badly and not bearing weight on his back left leg. I called the vet immediately. Oreo has a broken leg and a hip out of joint.
It seems he dove under me in a flash, to brace my fall and is now badly injured. Doctors tell me had he not done so and I had hit my head harder I would not have gotten back up.
Oreo saved my life! His injury may cost him his own life. I will do all I can to help save this wonderful friend that God has blessed me with.