Skip to comments.Heroic dog saves choking owner
Posted on 10/27/2012 9:36:55 AM PDT by Altariel
An 18-year-old girl from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, is crediting her Japanese Akita with saving her life.
According to Wednesday's publication of the Daily Mail, the 4-year-old dog, named "Sheba," came to Aysha Perry's aid last Friday when the girl began to choke on a piece of chicken.
Perry, who was home alone at the time, describes what happened:
She whacked me on the back with one of her huge front paws and the piece of chicken flew out.
Ive got to say it hurt a little as she is such a huge dog but I cant really complain.
I was at home on my own and genuinely thought I was going to die.
Ive only had her for two weeks, she must have heard me choking and came running in.
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The dog is food driven (what dog isn’t?), and wanted that piece of chicken. Probably got it, too.
Hitting someone on the back who is choking is potentially dangerous as well. Otherwise, it definitely works as I had such a method administered to me once, possibliy saving my life just the same. It’s a terrifying feeling, not being able to breathe. Even in public, not everyone is willing to actually do something to help.
The picture of that dog made me laugh.
Sorry....don’t believe this one...What else is this girl up to????????????????
How large of a piece of chicken do you envision this girl stuffing her mouth, that the dog not only could see it to know it was in there, but to also know how to dislodge it, whether to prevent choking as claimed by the girl, or to pop a snack out of her throat as you claim?
Your anthropomorphization of the dog is much more extreme than merely attributing a desire to help the girl.
Dogs are very empathetic toward their people. That has been demonstrated again and again for centuries. There are breeds specifically bred for the rescue of human beings, in water, in snow, under debris.
For your list
-- Your anthropomorphization of the dog is much more extreme than merely attributing a desire to help the girl. --
Now that's a good three dollar word, anthropomorphization. Are you sure my remark was somehow attributing human qualities to the dog? I meant it to be the opposite of that.
-- Dogs are very empathetic toward their people. --
Yes. I know. I have a dog in my pack - or he has me in his. And he does look out.
I honestly don't have a clue why the dog slapped the girl on the back. Maybe he thought she was playing, maybe he knew she was in distress (but I doubt he was trained to know how to dislodge food from a choking person's throat).
Attributing the dog's reaction as being solely food driven wasn't a serious conjecture on my part, except the part about dogs being food driven generally.
neither do I.....
Indeed. A donkey once protected her master from an angel. Animals are more aware that we suppose, I think.
It sounds like you were blessed with a wonderful horse.
Not buying it. She’s out for her 15 minutes.
Wasn’t even my horse, just rented it for a few hours. We got along pretty well, though. It had a real personality, too, with a penchant for practical jokes, I swear. Now the bear I feel sorry for. The ranch manager found out about the incident, who informed a tracker, who carried a high power rifle. When I asked “What about the cub?”, the only answer I got was “We can’t have bears on the ranch”.
The person who wacked me on the back when I was choking had no training at all, obviously. How did he know?
A while back, we got an e-mail with photos of a mule kicking the fool out of a mountain lion that had stalked his riders. The mule killed the mountain lion. Makes one want a mule.
Starring Eric Bolling as the Akita and Bob Beckel as the choking chick.
I don’t believe it either. Some one looking for her 15 minutes.