Adopted Dog Duke Saves Life of 9 week Old Baby Harper

Duke Saves Baby's Life

There are several months throughout the year in which we celebrate holidays and show dedication to special events in a given months span. If you did not know already this month is dubbed breast cancer awareness month.  There is also another awareness this month, called the Adopt-a-shelter dog which hopes to promote individuals or couples to save the lives of shelter dogs by adopting one, or two or three even to give these dogs a happy life.

There may not be a better story in the news than the story of a mix breed dog named Duke. He has shown why adopting a dog is such a beneficial thing to do, how they truly are a member of your family, and how they can even save one of your family members life.

On Sunday night, October 14, 2012 the Brousseau family were fast asleep with their 9 week year old baby asleep in her crib in the nearby room, or so they thought she was sleep. Their normally super obedient dog, Duke sensed something was wrong with the baby and ran into Mr. and Mrs. Brousseau bedroom and jumped on and off their bed several times before beginning to shake uncontrollably.

“He is an insanely obedient dog, he never acted like this before, it was extremely bizarre so we knew something was wrong,” Jenna Brousseau said in a statement to reporters.

Indeed something was wrong, her and her husband rushed into the baby’s room to find their baby daughter, Harper not breathing. The husband immediately called the ambulance, in which the paramedics were able to revive the baby, and took her to a nearby hospital.

“If Duke hadn’t been so scared, we would have just gone to sleep, he is the perfect dog, he was meant for us,” Jenna Brousseau said.

It turns out, to be a feel good story of a Dog not even having a place to call home six years ago and now is a very important part to the Brousseau family. I guess you could say that good mannered Duke was just returning the favor to the family that saved his life.

This story hit home for me, because I have a female Black Lab named Mya that my family adopted a few years ago and I think she is just the greatest dog in the world. I know having a dog is a big responsibility and a bit pricey at times, but if it means that you can actually save a dog by adopting it, I think it would be well worth it in the long haul. At least spread the word about adopting a dog even if you don’t want one.

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