Hero dog helps save baby’s life

Dogs are known to be loyal friends and caring companions. Many dogs have been hailed as heroes for saving their owners’ lives and that’s why many people agree that we really don’t deserve them. They’re too good.From a pup calling 911 until his owner was rescued to Layka who lost her leg to save a soldier in Afghanistan, to Jazzy whose dad was saved from a diabetic shock thanks to her intervention. The dogs above are just a few examples of loyal puppies who went above and beyond to help their humans.

But similar incidents happen every day.One of the most recent ones happened only a few days before Christmas. On December 14, the Dowling family was upset. Jeff and Kelly had been trying to comfort their 9-month-old baby who was sick with a cold, while they were trying to keep the family dog away from the nursery. 8-year-old Henry, a Boston Terrier, is simply the baby’s best friend, so he was obviously worried about her being ill.

He wanted to be by her side and his owners understood that, but they also wanted to make sure the baby would have some time to sleep undisturbed. But Henry didn’t seem willing to cooperate. He kept headbutting the nursery door and constantly trying to enter the baby’s room.“Last night the dog kept breaking into the nursery and waking the baby. She’s been sick, and I was getting so fed up with him.” However, it seems that Henry had a very good reason for doing it.

He must have sensed that something was wrong with the baby, so he wanted to warn Kelly and Jeff. At some point, the parents did go to check on the sleeping baby and that’s when they realized what the dog had been trying to tell them the whole time.The baby hadn’t been able to clear her airways, so she practically couldn’t breathe. “She wasn’t clearing her airway,” Kelly Dowling told ABC News. “She started to turn blue and go rigid and she just really couldn’t get air, couldn’t get any oxygen.” The couple rushed their daughter to the Connecticut Children’s Hospital, hoping that the doctors there would be able to save their baby.