Dog loving parents, it's time to get your party blowers out and start celebrating! A 6-year-old rescue dog in Connecticut just became a hero in every sense of the world for saving a 9-week-old baby's life. Take that all you "well, dogs could be dangerous" folks.
Some dogs are dangerous. But most are incredible creatures who will do anything to keep our kids safe. Like Jenna Brousseau's dog Duke.
The pup, who the Brousseaus adopted, apparently was going all cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs on their bed one night, jumping up and down so they couldn't sleep.
I'm picturing how it all went down. They were probably exhausted -- hello, 9-week-old baby at home -- and wanted to make the dog sleep outside. But they figured, hey, we're up, let's go check on the baby.
And thank goodness they did. Little Harper had stopped breathing, which obviously sent Duke into a panic. Thank goodness paramedics were able to revive her, and she's doing OK after a trip to the hospital.
I love stories like these. Not that a baby stops breathing -- that made my heart stop -- but stories that show the bond between a family pet and a child.
I can still remember how nervous I felt about introducing my dog to my daughter. At the advice of an animal expert, my husband brought a receiving blanket my daughter had been sleeping with into our house before we brought the baby in. He let her sniff it while petting her and showing her some Daddy love.
Did it help? I don't know. I'd like to think so. Or maybe our dog was just so full of love that it wouldn't have mattered what we did. From the get-go, she's been patient and kind with our daughter.
I would venture to say that parents generally know their dogs. And when they surprise us, more often than not it's in a good way. Or, in the case of Duke, an amazing, life-saving way.
Check out this faithful pup and his human buddy:
Do you have an incredible family dog? Tell us about him/her in comments!
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