Hero Chihuahua Barks for Hours to Save 92-Year-Old Owner

Sassy, a rescued Chihuahua, loves to sit in her elderly owner’s lap and only barks at the doorbell. But earlier this month, her barking may have saved 92-year-old Marie Alexander’s life. Sassy accompanied Alexander when she went to check for the mail outside her Florida home. While she was walking back to the house, Alexander tripped over a stone and fell and hit her head. As she lay in her yard in the hot sun, Sassy protected her and sought help for five hours, leaving her side only to bark at passing cars to try to get her help. Finally, someone walked by the house and Sassy got their attention. The Good Samaritan saw Alexander and ran to get her help. She was taken to the hospital and treated for dehydration and bruised ribs. She’s now back home and recovering, with her loyal dog in her lap again. “I saved her at the shelter and she saved me,” Alexander said. — Read it at Florida’s ABC Action News

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