Tuesday, March 27, 2007

And in the ongoing effort...

...to find berlin niebuhr a dog, I should probably bring this to someone's attention...let's just say this is two points for the golden retriever.

Dog saves owner with modified Heimlich

Toby, a 2-year-old golden retriever, saw his owner choking on a piece of fruit and began jumping up and down on the woman's chest. The dog's owner believes the dog was trying to perform the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life.

Debbie Parkhurst, 45, of Calvert told the Cecil Whig newspaper she was eating an apple at her home Friday when a piece lodged in her throat. She attempted to perform the Heimlich maneuver on herself but it didn't work. After she began beating on her chest, she said Toby noticed and got involved.

"The next think I know, Toby's up on his hind feet and he's got his front paws on my shoulders," she recalled. "He pushed me to the ground, and once I was on my back, he began jumping up and down on my chest."
Let's just say, I don't see a toy rat terrier doing that one. Or a chihuahua.