‘Our Hero’: Recently Adopted Dog Saves Elderly Owner After He Falls Into 8‑Foot-Deep Ditch
Animal lovers of all sorts know the sort of gratitude and loyalty that come from adopted pets.
The relationship between adopter and adoptee is a mutually beneficial one, with many asking the question, “Who saved whom?”
But few stories exhibit as literal a saving as this one from Dorset, England.
Peter Bradley and Debbie Ackers recently adopted a 5‑year-old Labrador/German shepherd mix named Ruby.
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As she was still settling in and the three were getting to know each other, Bradley took her out for a walk, unaware that his blood sugar was about to dip.
Not only did Bradley faint while they were out, but he fell into an 8‑foot-deep ditch that had water in it.
“I woke up and had no idea where I was or what had happened,” he said, according to People. “I could feel my boots filling up with water but could not find the strength to move.
“I could hear Ruby barking; she was making sure someone found me; that is a sure thing. Once I found some strength, I tried to climb out, but I could not as the sides were wet.”
Try as he might, Bradley could not escape. Th …