Kelsey, a golden retriever from Michigan, has become somewhat of a hero after saving her owner. Bob, Kelsey’s owner, would have surely met his untimely death if not for his faithful companion who never left his side until helped arrived.
Bob lives in a rather remote area from Northern Michigan. The area in which Bob lives in is so far away from civilization that Bob’s nearest neighbor lives miles away. But this didn’t bother the man in the past, the whole sole companion was and is a golden retriever named Kelsey.
According to the man’s statement, on New Year’s Eve, an hour after the stroke of midnight, Bob saw that the fire in the hearth was dying down and decided to go outside to his woodshed, to grab some fuel.
The man explained that the trip to the woodshed would only take two minutes and that he had no reason to dress in warm clothing. With only a T-shirt, a pair of long johns, and slippers, Bob left the house in order to get some logs from the shed.
However, as he was walking through the alley, Bob slipped on the ice and hit the ground. Unfortunately for him, the fall he took broke his neck and left him immobilized on the ground. Desperately, the man tried crying for help, but he knew that there was no one around to hear him.
Hearing that her master was in distress, Kelsey rushed out of the house and went to help Bob. As the night grew colder, Kelsey covered her master with her fur in order to keep him warm during the night.
As Bob recalls the evening, during the night, Kelsey, his trusted companion, would bark for help, and, at times, would lick her master’s face, in an attempt to make him remain conscious. However, the time was late, and due to his spinal injury, Bob lost consciousness. But Kelsey never left his side and continued to keep him warm and to bark out for help.
Early in the morning, one of Bob’s neighbor who came to visit the man, heard the dog barking loudly and discovered him on the ground. He immediately called an ambulance, which took Bob to the local hospital from emergency neurosurgery.
The doctors were successful in performing a spinal decompression on Bob, which woke up several hours later. According to the surgeons, Bob did not suffer any frostbites during the night, and he will be able to regain full control of his legs in a couple of weeks.
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