Dog Performs 'Heimlich' on Choking Owner

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  1. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    maybe this should go in the pet forum...:)

    http://www.comcast.net/news/strange/index.jsp?cat=STRANGE&fn=/2007/03/27/620909.html

    Toby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saw his owner choking on a piece of fruit and began jumping up and down on the woman's chest. The dog's owner believes the dog was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life.

    Debbie Parkhurst, 45, of Calvert told the Cecil Whig she was eating an apple at her home Friday when a piece lodged in her throat. She attempted to perform the Heimlich maneuver on herself but it didn't work. After she began beating on her chest, she said Toby noticed and got involved.

    "The next think I know, Toby's up on his hind feet and he's got his front paws on my shoulders," she recalled. "He pushed me to the ground, and once I was on my back, he began jumping up and down on my chest."

    more at link...
     
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  3. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    Thats amazing!

    Toby is even cleverer than the dog who rang 911 because that dog had been trained to do that.

    * big pat for Toby!
     
  4. GlitchWizard

    GlitchWizard Reprobate

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    I don't buy it. I love animals and I think they are smart - but I don't think she is being honest. Paw bruises? :liar:
     
  5. dmp

    dmp New Member

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    I was skeptical until I saw my 6 month old Lab/Newfy mix learn how to box. The dog watched my son play a boxing game on his wii. When the game was finished the dog jumped up and started boxing my son in the chest -both paws going for a knock down.
     
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    Dark Knight New Member

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    Count me as a skeptic. But, I also believe in miracles, so maybe God worked through Toby!
     
  7. Shelly Beach

    Shelly Beach Former Member

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    What a cute story and Welcome to WS. :)
     
  8. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    :waitasec:
     
  9. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    NO WAY, impossible - his pads would hit all the keys at the same time. It's not like they have these pointy little fingers - of course, maybe she had the large key pad phone - lol.
     
  10. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    There are phones with pretty big buttons. Also, some of them have buttons on the side that are speed dial for 911. So the dog would just have to push one button.

    I believe it. But I'm kind of gullible. :waitasec:
     
  11. timetravel

    timetravel care giver of all stray and feral cats who come my

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    I didn't read the link, but from what i heard on the radio news, toby himself was rescued from a dumpster as a puppy......
     
  12. dmp

    dmp New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome Shelly. My guy is also a rescue so maybe good, no great, things to come!
     
  13. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    It was true Poco- really, I forget where the article is- probably here in Bizarre news somewhere- muttley had been trained to press that button.
     
  14. narlacat

    narlacat Former Member

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    From the posts it looks like Toby bit the cellphone to dial 911. He didn't use his paws. Still a tough job though.
     
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    dmp New Member

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    I found a video clip of the report about the dog and the cell phone. It seems that the beagle was a service dog specially trained to hit a speed dial button for his diabetic owner.
    http://www.local6.com/video/9392417/index.html
     

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