Dog seeks help from neighbor after owner collapses
When a neighbor followed the persistent dachshund home to investigate, he discovered that Charlie Burdon had collapsed inside his home.
Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM
FOUR-LEGGED HERO: Burdon, who had recently undergone heart surgery, had suffered an attack of vertigo and fallen. (Photo: ZUMA Press)
A small dog who refused to return home until a neighbor followed her helped rescue her owner after he collapsed at home following heart surgery.
Charles Mitchell said he was working in his yard last week in the Oregon wine country town of Yamhill when an 11-year-old dachshund named Missy scampered up and refused to leave.
Mitchell told the dog to go home, but she refused, and when he decided to follow her across the street to investigate, he found his neighbor, Charlie Burdon, had collapsed inside his home.
The police chief arrived with paramedics, Burdon was taken to the hospital. Burdon suffered an attack of vertigo and is recovering.
But Burdon and Mitchell, who have known each other for years, both said Missy is their hero.
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