This is a true story from my childhood. You are so right; dogs can reason more than we give them credit. We were perfect playmates. Can something as simple as a dog save a life? Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 12, 2015: Oh my God!What an experience, your dog is a hero! Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on May 11, 2015: Mary, thank goodness you and Chubby played the Save Me game! Thanks for the suggestion of submitting this story to Chicken Soup. Mary. Good Morning, Jackie Lynnley Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story about my Collie and me. As a child my first dog was a collie named Skipper. My parents saw it. I know they would accept your true story, as that is what they accept. Real Life Stories. A creek is larger than a brook, but smaller than a river. I hugged him as hard as I could. Well done. Chubby was the BEST! The Collie is know for its love and loyally, and he was no exception. Until a year and a half ago, I had a collie who was my best friend through the five years she was mine. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the story from the beginning to the end. Thanks so much for reading and the votes, Mary. My parents told me our dog saved my life when we were on a family trip in the mountains, hiking up to a waterfall. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 22, 2015: Hi, Barbara Kay When I think back on this event, it's as though Chubby and I had been rehearsing for the real event! I am not expecting to have Brody fill in where Jessie left off. She would dart erratically with terror in her eyes. Thanks so much for reading my story about my childhood Collie, Chubby. Baby seems to feel wonderful. This is a heartfelt personal story of how a dog's companionship with a woman who suffered personal tragedies in her life created new interests and goals that helped her to ease the loss of close family members. So far, I can feel myself being happier and more upbeat than I was just a week ago. We had Broad Creek that ran right in front of our house...we fished, crabbed, and swam in it..and in winter...go carts and ice skating were held on it. Google them to find the submission guidelines and deadline. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 11, 2015: I have a lot more faith in dogs like Chubby than I do in some people I know. I looked around for my Collie dog, but I didn’t see him anywhere. It is not a good idea for anyone to go swimming alone. He was a Collie. A more responsible and caring person, much like I was when we had Jessie in our lives. Hoping all is well with you and yours. It got very hot where I grew up. I am sure any humans around would be making videos on their cell phones. What a faithful dog he was to you. Your dog's instincts combined with your training saved your life! I believe the deadline is sometime in August. My body, you see, wasn’t up to cooperating with my normal task listing of the day. As soon as I got to him, I reached out and grabbed him by that lovely long hair. Everywhere I went, she was by my side and I absolutely loved every second of it. However, there is a handful of places that are only in C. Springs that I have to have while I am home. I cried I was so happy. I asked my very close friends what their morning routine is. I loved Lassie, too. We still take our two mile walk every day, and she still plays fetch (even though her sight is not so great). Now, unless you have lived in the country, you won’t know what a creek is. ", How is Baby? I love my little Min. You were so lucky that Chubby got to you in time. You just have to wait for them to have a topic about dogs and rescue. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on September 08, 2015: Hi, pstraubie48 What a lovely way to start my Birthday!! But she didn't wag her tail. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 13, 2015: Hi, Ericdierker I am just so happy you enjoyed my childhood story about my Collie. Then, I just lay with my head on his wet body and we both rested. I'm sure you know the Border Collie is listed as THE most intelligent of dog breeds. A dog lover says she owes her life to ... the story spread throughout the whole hospital. These dogs are an inspiration and they, along with their handlers are true heroes of war. Voted up and interesting. P.S. I have a copy of that in my "reading room" and I read and reread the stories in it. She loved other dogs on our walks and would go straight to them and be so happy. luckily a hero Canadian guy who lived nearby jumped in and saved the dog! Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on May 12, 2015: I was deeply moved by this story. How thrilling it must have been for you to finally see Nellie wag her tail. I had such a great childhood in Anderson. And at that moment, there was nothing anyone could do to help me. Thanks for reading and the nice compliment on my story, Mary, Hi Mary, how did I miss this? To say that my dog saved my life is an understatement. But, Chubby was not here…..I was all alone fighting for my life. Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing, Oh, I remember Aiken very well, Will. Thanks so much for the lovely compliment, Mary, FlourishAnyway, hi there. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 20, 2015: colorfulone, hi. Jaye. I was a stranger and it was hard for her to cope. Three cheers for a hero dog! Angels are on the way to you this evening ps. He planned it, and then carried his plan out without a problem. Good Morning, Jodah Thanks so much for taking the time to read my story about me and my Collie! I can still hold his paw and cuddle with him. They are wonderful. If this incident had happened today, our dogs would come out to help us. I needed his help, NOW! Then, I realized what he had planned. So much so that this new interest in fashion from this era has been dubbed as "Regencycore." I hope you learned that day that it is never a good idea to go swimming alone . After your exciting recitation of this true-life adventure, I'm worn out after reliving it with you. :-). One hot summer day after school, I put on my swim suit and headed down to the creek for a swim. I think we all will collectively have PTSD from this horrid and heartbreaking year. “Chubby, help!”. My best, Mary. Chubby was a true hero and a very smart dog to implement that plan for saving your life. As an only child, I took a lot of chances! My doctor was amazed and told me that I should go home and thank my dogs because they had saved my life. If you do not believe me, ask anyone you know who has a dog and I promise you, once you ask them about their pet, their eyes will light up and an uncontrollable smile will cover their face. How a Dog Saved My Life: A Prisoner’s Story Author Phil Monahan Posted on February 24, 2016 July 12, 2018 Categories Dogs Tags dog news , dog videos , rescue dogs Here’s an incredibly moving story about how a program that brings dogs into prisons profoundly changed one man’s life. Thanks so much for reading my true story, the votes and shares, too. Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on May 11, 2015: That was a story that ran shivers through my spines and I read it like I was there. How A Rescue Dog Changed My Life. Mental illness should not be a marketing appeal. This story 'sits on my heart' and is beautifully depicted by you. From day one when I comforted her on the ride home from her adoption, we bonded beyond belief. It also took me back to my childhood playing and swimming in our creek, thanks. What was he doing??? They are amazing dogs. We were blindsided when it happened and I was distraught. Yes, Chubby came through for me and actually saved me from going over the falls! Nice to see you here today. The dog was very smart to figure out how to save you before you went over the falls. A lovely story of trust and devotion. I was an only child growing up in the country, and Chubby and I played together all the time. A more responsible and caring person, much like I was when we had Jessie in our lives. Hooray for chubby and your warm wonderful story. I thanked him over and over. You were so lucky to have Nellie in your darkest hours. When he grew up, he weighed about 75 pounds. Thanks so much for reading about my childhood Collie. You tell me, but I know for a fact that without a dog in my life, I would be much more empty than I am now. Even though for the past year I was away at school and did not see her much, I still knew that she would be home with a smile once I opened the door to my house. Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 11, 2015: Oh, praise God for Chubby! I could go pro in ordering takeout, and this list is curated in my semi-professional opinion. Bunker, Julie’s Golden Retriever, turned out to be her “life-saving medicine.”. Jessie, our old dog, was my absolute best friend. Blessings, Audrey. Chubby is the best! This has been an issue since my early teenage years, and while I've grown in confidence and self-care, I'm not perfect. Then my dog Snoopy hopped up on the bed and put his head on my lap. We can depend more on our four legged friends than the two legged ones!! I was too tired to swim by this time. what a beautiful dog! He was that one dog in a lifetime. Some cruel person mistreated her. I wished that I had not left Chubby at home. I was lucky to have him as a childhood friend and companion. The show follows the eight siblings of the Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love and happiness in London high society. What a wonderful real life story. Chubby could have drowned that day, but he was only thinking of how he was going to rescue me. Well, my Chubby certainly was. However, what you don't see when you sit next to me in class or pass me on campus is my struggle with body dysmorphia. By swimming ahead, he arrived at the right place to save your life. Schnauzer to death, but she would never be as brave as Chubby was (in fact, she doesn't like to swim!). I'm so glad my story reminded you of your Laddie. Up votes and sharing. bravewarrior , hi! Nellie hated water, I mean really hated it, so I am not sure if I had been in the same situation what she would have done, but she helped me through one of the darkest periods of my life, and I helped her at the same time through her trauma that was a result of being locked away and we think abused where she grew up in a breeders home. Sharing with followers. Chubby was my constant friend and playmate until I graduated from high school. I'm so glad that he rescued you. The idea to spin Ammona Ghanem's household staple of black seed oil in to a clean, luxury haircare brand might have been her dad's idea, but it was she who made it the luxury brand it is today. It's these moments that really matter. All of a sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Chubby running very fast along the edge of the creek! He was such an intelligent dog; he seemed to know what I was thinking even before I said anything to him. "Bridgerton' is a period drama created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes based on a series of novels written by Julia Quinn. I miss her. Yes, they are among the most intelligent of the breeds. However, no matter what happens, nothing, be it a cat, dog or even a relationship. Yes, my best friend is sick -- but he's still here. My Collie was extremely intelligent, and luckily for me, he loved to swim and play the "rescue" me game. Clare Regelbrugge, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Sign in to comment to your favorite stories, participate in your community and interact with your friends. Download Cancer My Dog Saved My Life full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. He and I had lots of fun running through the woods and swimming in the creek. I hope she's doing well. I still miss the woods, the creeks, etc. Hi, Jaye, Yes Chubby was a very intelligent dog, and such a great companion to me. Last year, a rescue dog named Axel saved a great-great-grandmother living in Manchester, England from a home invasion. Our creek never got cold enough to ice skate on, but we sure fished from it. He's a beauty, too. Our dogs are certainly an important part of our lives. You are so right...we don't always appreciate the intelligence of our four legged friends. I always thought the Collie to be a very beautiful dog, too. Thanks for reading my story, Mary, Hi there, RoadMonkey Thanks for the lovely compliment on my true story about my Collie dog. Suhail and my dog , good morning! My Collie and I would run and play all through the woods. Thanks, as always, for sending the Angels, my best to you and yours, Mary. I appreciate that. To say that my dog saved my life is an understatement. So, you knew what a creek is....lot of city folks wouldn't know that!! I loved reading this story, what a good boy! What's really cool is they pay $200 for accepted stories, plus you get 10 copies of the book to autograph and pass on to your fans. Schnauzer, Baby, is very smart, but NOT that smart. Hi, Larry. I was thinking about my great aunt's collie just last night. This was not our usual game! Thanks for reading my story about my dog, Chubby, Mary. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family, and also to have wonderful caring friends here on HP such as you! Was I in such bad shape that my family feared for me? She certainly had a rough beginning in life. It took a toll on all of us. Peace, Paula. Do keep me posted on Pretty Girl by email or whatever, OK? He was such an intelligent and loving dog. Chubby was truly my best friend and companion. Melissa Propp from Minnesota on May 12, 2015: What a sweet story! I was swimming with all my might, and frantically calling for Chubby. Someone who has never had a pet, especially a dog, will never understand the power that a single animal can have in your life. Smoky, the Dog That Saved My Life: The Bill Wynne Story (Biographies for Young Readers) Hardcover – February 21, 2019 by Nancy Roe Pimm (Author) 4.9 out of 5 stars 18 ratings See all formats and editions I can almost see the "wheels" going round and round in my dog's head. And 3 words to sum it up - What. I think he felt a sense of obligation to protect me. No matter how sad, upset, or angry you are, it all melts away at the touch of their soft fur. Stacey started crying, and told him, "That dog saved my friend's son." I will certainly share this and thans Mary. You were very lucky to have such a devoted friend. After she passed away, I went into a mini downward spiral. Please let me know how she is, and I'll keep you updated on Puppy Girl's progress. Chubby knew exactly where to catch you in time. What a truly remarkable story - a truly remarkable Chubby the collie. The Collie is a very intelligent dog, I'm told. I can still remember how happy I was to have a playmate. ... Share your story with others. This Man's Story About How A Rescue Dog Saved His Life Will Crush You "He looked at me in every sense as though I was the greatest person on the planet." With Coral Springs offering so many big chain options, its easy to forget the local chains and mom and pop joints that are worth checking out while you're home. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 15, 2015: This was a delightful hub Mary. I tripped and started to slide off the side of the path under the hand railing, and our dog, a large rottweiler, grabbed my by my coat and pulled me back right before I would have fallen down a steep bank into a fast moving river. Yes, the Collie is always listed among the most intelligent of the breeds. Nothing really mattered too much to me at that point. Suddenly I realized that I was swimming too far downstream. I lost a lot of focus on school work. I do appreciate that very much, Mary. If I continued to just get by and not care about much, would I really be living at all? I just love dogs. Yes, they are amazing dogs; so very intelligent. For those 8 months her tail was always between her legs. The first few days I had to carry her outdoors to potty. C E Clark from North Texas on June 18, 2015: How lucky you were! Your lovely comment was appreciated very much. My Min. What a super story, and I don't think it's fiction. So nice to see you, Mary. Real life? Even when I hung out with friends I did not feel like I was really there. From the time my Collie was a little guy, he loved to swim with me. Randy drove to Yolanda's house to pick up his dog, and saw Azaiah crying on the porch and Christian in the window. I attended a few dog water rescue classes and it's not easy to train. Fans can't get enough of the shows regal and vintage fashion. Thanks for reading and the votes, goodnight. How getting a dog saved my life. Chubby never left my side after that day. As the popularity of this show and similar shows only continues to grow, I suspect to see this trend only continue to grow throughout the next year. I've always loved Collies, although I've never owned one. Dogs don't forget those things! In no particular order, here are 15 of my favorite spots in Coral Springs, FL: Not many are aware that there are two different phases that revolve around bipolar disorder, they are manic and depressive. You certainly know about dogs! A lovely animal and a lifelong friend. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook3. There are some people who do not believe that dogs think but do everything on instinct. There was a creek that ran through the back of our property, and Chubby and I swam there almost every day. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 11, 2015: You are indeed lucky that your Chubby heard your call on what could have been a fateful day. Collies used to be herding dogs, not water dogs. I was just floating downstream, helplessly. Thanks for reading and for the lovely comment. So here is how I think Bridgerton and Regencycore style will affect fashion trends in 2021. I am so thankful for Chubby, being you are still here! Whatever the case may be, it's a wonderful story, Mary. He had long, beautiful hair. England. Thank you for reading and leaving a nice comment. Jessie ate, slept, and breathed for me and my family. You certainly know about dogs! It is a good thing that dogs have good hearing and that you had played the game before. Like Pretty Girl, Baby was showing signs of serious side effects. I am glad you trained him the way you did, that's how they learn. on November 18, 2015: Hi Mary. I think shared experiences like this is the best reading here at HP and wish more would do it. Chubby was an exceptionally intelligent dog; otherwise I would have been a goner!! falling for you small town GIF by Hallmark Channel Shyron E Shenko, hi. She was utterly terrified to be outdoors without a leash. I was always very careful not to swim anywhere near it, because if I did, I could be swept over the fall. After a while, I began to get very tired, and it got harder and harder for me to swim back upstream. Fiction? Blogs and stories can show that people with mental health problems are cared about, understood and listened to. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 15, 2015: Hi, vocalcoach Oh, how nice you had a childhood friend, a Collie. You should submit it to Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. I was an only child growing up in the country, so Chubby was my only playmate and best friend. I'm so happy you thought my story was lovely. He really knew what to do when he sensed you were in real trouble. I got her from a dog rescue where she'd been only two months. Nellie spent a lot of time under the house as well. The rescue woman had her siblings who were not adoptable yet because of what they'd been through. Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Mary. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 29, 2015: travmaj , good evening. I love my little Min. When he was almost even with the waterfall, he jumped in. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 09, 2015: pstraubie48, hi. Chubby was gorgeous. And through this experience, I've learned a lot about what matters in life. I am besotted with our four legged friends, such unconditional love, no judgement, just there for us. I do know what you mean about how he ran along the side and jumped in the water by the waterfall. My Collie always waited for me to jump into the water and swim with him. When the … It's a miracle I survived my childhood! Hi, Will, Thanks so much for the nice compliment on my story about my Collie. Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 04, 2015: Wow Mary, so glad you survived and Chubby was able to help you get out of the creek. At least I'm not giving her strong drugs with harsh side effects. I have a border collie and he's amazing. We can use it to challenge the status quo and change attitudes. So glad he was there for you! Daisy saved my life by detecting my cancer At just 12 weeks old, Daisy began sniffing samples — and is still carrying out her groundbreaking work more than a decade later. on May 15, 2015: I had a collie as a child named Laddie. A. A dog is a big responsibility, but if you are willing to tackle that head on, adopting one will most certainly be the best decision of your life. Dogs do amazing feats, don't they? The Border Collie is listed as the most intelligent of the breeds. My guess was he was there sound asleep, and that’s why he didn’t come when I called him to go swimming with me. He was able to rescue you because he realized you were drifting toward the waterfall. Mary. Mary, AliciaC , thank you so much. We healed together. U.S.A. on May 13, 2015: Great story -- I enjoyed it from beginning to end. My Collie was certainly an intelligent dog. Adrienne Farricelli on May 18, 2015: I loved reading this story, what a good boy! I, too, think you should consider submitting this story to "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. I could see him swimming very fast toward the middle of the creek. My toddler careened into the dog and fell down. What was I going to do? Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on June 09, 2015: This sounds like it really happened....well, spill..did it?? 2020 was so different than anyone expected. He showered me with doggie kisses. I don't remember Williston. Thanks for reading my story, Mary. Open spaces were foreign to her. If you're getting bored with your morning routine, maybe these ideas can help you spark new ones! One day we were just walking and all of a sudden I realized she was wagging her tail to beat the band. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on June 19, 2015: Good Morning, Au fait Collies are known for their intelligence, but I think Chubby was truly an exception. Mary Hyatt (author) from Florida on May 18, 2015: Hi, alexadry I appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my story about my Collie dog. Thanks for reading, the votes and the share. However, I can already feel myself becoming a better person. I do hope your Skippy is well and happy, Mary. 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