Dog’s Urgent Wake-up Call Saves Teen’s Life
do one’s business: describes a pet urinating or defecating, usually outside
It was an ordinary night in Spring, Texas. The Tanner household was quiet, with everyone deep in sleep. Amanda and her husband were woken up at 5 AM by their dog, Axel. The dog frantically pawed at them to get up. They thought Axel just needed to do his business, but he refused to go outside. They soon realized he was leading them to their son, Gabriel’s room.
Gabriel, an athletic teenager, was having a stroke. Every second was crucial. Had Axel not sensed the urgency, the story might have had a different ending. Gabriel was rushed to the hospital and given blood thinners, which saved him from major brain damage.
How Axel was able to perceive the medical emergency is unclear. Today, thanks to this four-legged hero, Gabriel is now on the path to recovery.
1. I’ll take the dog out so he can do his business.
2. Before we start the journey, make sure the dog has done his business.
3. We waited in the rain until the puppy finished doing its business.
Healthy teen, 17, suddenly had a stroke as his family slept. His dog saved his life