A Michigan mother named Patricia Drauch ran directly to her patio when she understood 14-month-old Stanley wasn’t following close to her in the carport. Sadly, Stanley had meandered into the pool. He had begun to suffocate.
In any case, fortunate for the Drauch family, their dedicated dark Lab had bounced into the water behind the baby and endeavored to push little Stanley to the highest point of the water. At first, Patricia thought Stanley was coasting — until she understood Bear was adjusting his sibling on his back so he couldn’t sink any further, declining to move until Mom went after the kid.
As Patricia pulled Stanley from the pool, she says he wasn’t breathing. When she couldn’t get cell phone service to dial 911, she frantically drove her son to the fire department, where firefighters tried to revive him. They rushed Stanley to the hospital and the boy was released later that day. Patricia knows that Bear helped save Stanley’s life, and if it wasn’t for him, her son may not be alive today.
“I’ve always told Bear growing up, ever since he was a pup to just watch over his babies,” says Patricia. “I’ve always told him that they were his babies.” What an incredible hero who deserves all the recognition he can get.