Skip to comments.Pit bull honored as a hero after saving masterís life for a second time
Posted on 07/28/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT by grundle
A pit bull from Lawrenceville, Ga., is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his master's wife--not once, but twice.
John Benton was headed out to work one day in July 2011 when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely.
"He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door," Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture.
"The doctors said that if it had not been for this dog, if he had let me leave that house, she would have either bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her," Benton told the TV station.
And just eight weeks ago, Titan again came to the rescue of Gloria Benton, the station reported. Early one morning, Titan woke John Benton, who discovered his wife had fallen and broken her hip.
For his heroics, the Humane Society of the United States honored Titan as its second runner up for the fifth annual Dogs of Valor Awards.
Gloria Benton, who hadn't been so keen on having a pit bull in her house, has grown quite fond of Titan.
"He is so special," she told the TV station. "And you just can't give him enough love. He loves to be loved on."
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Well there’s one good Pit Bull.
“And you just can’t give him enough love. He loves to be loved on.”
As they say in China and Korea, “A dog like that... you don’t eat him all at once.”
Puppy tries a daring escape
Ya know we can’t discriminate, right?
KITTEN in Hamster Ball stuck in the middle
I love pit bulls!
Great picture Sal!
I was just over at PetCo (Westheimer/V0ss) and saw a dog that looked just like Phudd. He was looking for a home.
I am so glad you didn’t include a photo.
TheMom is not happy with seven; eight dogs would be a death sentence for me. She barely talks to me now!
Good for him; no one who's owned a "Pitbull" would be surprised at this clever dog's deeds. I don't wish to restart the epic "Pitbull Wars" again here at all but...
I've owned a number of great dogs, very diverse breeds, including some mutts. I've been fortunate that all have been wonderful and each unique.
But the best one without hesitation was my Pit. He was the best guard dog; amiable and spirited in all pursuits; the most intelligent and easily trainable from only weeks old; the most devoted and attune; courageous; and he was sturdy, strong and long-lived. He was the only dog I've had that I describe as thoughtful; sometimes I could see the wheels turning, if ya know what I mean.
Plus he was a bad ass- a great athlete who could run for hours with me and swim across lakes and hike up mountains. And trees. Yeah, he'd liked to climb trees from an early age, he did, as high as he could go. And sometimes higher. I did have to rescue him once when he got into a pickle- too high and far out on a limb lingering long betwixt and between jumping and remaining frozen. We'd play fetch with tennis balls and sticks, but his favorite were large branches-- some up to 6 1/2' that weighed half as much as he. Small crowds of people would gather to take pictures of his herculean exploits along the trails, so he became something of a backwoods legend. I always got a sure sense he was especially satisfied with himself at this.
Never did he show aggression toward a person and got into a kerfuffle only once with another dog-- a poor, misguided, regretful Chow-- who challenged him.
All he ever required of me was to surrender my couch and favorite recliner when he wanted it, and to feed him well and throw him a meaty bone whenever possible...but mostly he desired affection and constant companionship.
Did I mention he never harmed a soul? Not counting the poor Chow.
We live in Houston and the limit is 3 dogs. ssshhhhhh! Don’t tell anyone, we have 4. :D
Aneurysm - terrible!
Oh, this is a keeper! Thanks, Sal!
Great post for a great breed!
Shibumi sent that to me.
If not for his unfailing knack of sending me happy things, I’d have never seen it.
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