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In middle of night, dog wakes wife to save stricken husband
WCPO.com ^ | 03/08/2013 | JUDITH McGINNIS

Posted on 03/10/2013 12:46:16 AM PST by Daffynition

WICHITA FALLS, Texas - Bruce Martin was watching movies in the middle of the night when he suffered a massive heart attack. His dog Clyde nudged him and, getting no response, trotted into the bedroom to awaken Bruce's wife,Mitch.

The Martins believe that Clyde, a 5-year-old pit bull/golden retriever mix, saved Bruce's life.

"Clyde's my insomnia buddy. He'd stay up with me while I was watching movies at 3 in the morning," said Martin, still recovering from the Feb. 11 collapse and subsequent bypass surgery. "That particular night I got up to cross the room and had the heart attack. I was unconscious, and when he couldn't get me to respond, he went to get Mitch."

"It took him two tries, but he led me to the living room," Mitch said. "That's where I found Bruce slumped over the back of the couch."

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; goldenretriever; pitbull
Yikes a pit bull!
1 posted on 03/10/2013 12:46:16 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Salamander

Dedicated to all the FR-insomniacs. :)

My dog would be waiting by his food bowl, waiting for his kibble to cascade in to it at 7:00 AM sharp.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 12:48:14 AM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

My cat would run and get his cookbook.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 3:00:35 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Daffynition
"Yikes a pit bull!"

Yikes a wife named Mitch!
4 posted on 03/10/2013 3:04:21 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BigCinBigD
LOL.....it will be interesting to see if pooch will be thrown off by daylight ST. I doubt it. He'll hear me rummaging around the kitchen and assume the position.

Reminds me of the cat we had who thought he was a dog....he'd curl up next to the dog to nap......dog would get annoyed and move.....cat would move next to him....this went on on all during nap time. If the cat gave up, he'd curl up to sleep in the dog's food bowl...knowing the dog would show up there sooner or later. :)


5 posted on 03/10/2013 3:11:19 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: shibumi

Give her a break......sounds like a separate bedroom situation.


6 posted on 03/10/2013 3:12:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
His dog Clyde nudged him and, getting no response, trotted into the bedroom to awaken Bruce's wife,Mitch.

Exactly how do they know this. Did they get a statement from the dog?

7 posted on 03/10/2013 4:40:32 AM PDT by twhitak
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To: twhitak
Exactly how do they know this. Did they get a statement from the dog?

The dog's press secretary released a ruff draft of his statement.

8 posted on 03/10/2013 4:46:57 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: twhitak
B/c that's how it would happen in a Disney movie.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 5:04:10 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Wow, who knew the dog was married?


10 posted on 03/10/2013 5:13:41 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: Daffynition

Sort of makes vacuuming all those doggie hairs off the couch worth it, doesn’t it?


11 posted on 03/10/2013 5:58:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: N. Theknow

I believe the story. I think my dogs would do the same. Dogs (a lot of times) understand when there is a problem and alert their person. One of my dogs told me there was a rattlesnake in the bathroom...he barked for 10 minutes and I finally went in to see what was going on....and there it was.

The dog in the pic is very sweet looking.


12 posted on 03/10/2013 6:14:50 AM PDT by Pigsley (nan)
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To: liberateUS
You shoulda seen the cake-topper!


13 posted on 03/10/2013 6:31:04 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Hehehe! That's what I keep tellin' her.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 6:33:58 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Looks more like pit/yellow lab mix than pit/golden retriever mix. My sister has one who looks similar.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 6:53:25 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: twhitak

Web cams recording the house interior?

Probably just journalistic license, however...


16 posted on 03/10/2013 6:57:03 AM PDT by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Daffynition

Reminds me of the cat we had who thought he was a dog...

Actually the cat was leaving his scent on the dog, an act of dominance.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 7:34:58 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ((Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!))
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To: green pastures
Smiles all around. :)


18 posted on 03/10/2013 7:51:20 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: stars & stripes forever
Figured such.....but would never tell the dog....who was a saint about it all. :)

I thought I noticed the beginning of this behavior when they shared a sun spot...and became habit when the dog moved, when the sunspot moved...cat would follow.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.......all to myself. No cat.


19 posted on 03/10/2013 7:57:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping


20 posted on 03/10/2013 8:13:52 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

21 posted on 03/10/2013 8:19:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Daffynition
Dogs are good like this. Our JRT Bobo recognized that sparks coming out of an electrical socket as not normal and he ran back and forth from the the den to the bedroom until Mr Ditter got up to investigate. Bobo the Angel Dog!
22 posted on 03/10/2013 8:28:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
SPARKS Mr. Ditter! SPARKS!


23 posted on 03/10/2013 8:31:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

That’s what Bobo said WOOF WOOF!. the electrical outlet was a floor plug and it was under the sofa. We have the same sofa and it is only burned on the under side so we didn’t have to reupholster. Bobo has passed on to Doggie Heaven but we remember him fondly.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 8:39:42 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Bless little Bobo! :)


25 posted on 03/10/2013 8:46:00 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Good Dog! We had a Dobie when our boys were little. Anytime he heard a strange sound after we put the kids to bed we’d see him go to each room to be sure they were safe. I always wanted to think he checked on US, too!


26 posted on 03/10/2013 9:14:29 AM PDT by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Linda-The-Dog sleeps on the floor just beside my side of the bed. Our heads are just a few feet away from each other, and she NEVER jumps up onto the furniture.

Except last month when I was sick with the flu, She climbed up onto the bed and curled up beside me. Perhaps to monitor my breathing and watch for trouble? Who knows. When I got better, she reverted to her own special place.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 9:20:33 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Ditter; Daffynition

You’re all familiar with Minny the Ibizan who repeatedly jumped on my chest until I ‘came back’ when the house filled with smoke as I slept.

I wound up with severely bruised ribs and double pneumonia from smoke inhalation but I’m alive to tell the tale.

I don’t know how she knew ‘cardiac massage’ but I’ve always figured God had a hand [paw?] in it.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 9:44:05 AM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Salamander

Darling ‘mander, your stories are always so great! You’re like a cat with 9 lives!

We call it *HOG* [Hand-of-God] incidents. There’s no explanation.


29 posted on 03/10/2013 9:49:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Well, I’m a Leo so I guess 9 lives makes sense....;D

Gonna remember the “HOG” thing.

I like it.

:)


30 posted on 03/10/2013 9:55:51 AM PDT by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Pigsley

“One of my dogs told me there was a rattlesnake in the bathroom...”

I gotta’ know, how did that end?


31 posted on 03/10/2013 11:00:56 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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