There are a lot of reasons to love dogs. I like their unconditional love and the way they greet you after a long day at work. Now there is another reason to love your dog. He or she just might save your life. Want proof?

That evening, as he brushed his teeth, she tugged at his shorts. When he headed upstairs to bed, feeling knotted with indigestion, she nipped at his feet and pulled off a shoe, trying to prevent him from climbing the stairs. Ceili seemed to sense something was wrong and she was right.

I don't think a cat would do anything like this, cats are like those people on The View, self absorbed and not much fun on your television.

(via Portland dog who helped save her owner up for national award |