Heroic Hound: Boston Terrier Pup Saves Baby’s Life

A Boston Terrier is being credited with saving an eight-month-old baby's life after she was having trouble breathing in her sleep and he alerted her parents that something was wrong.

An eight-year-old Boston Terrier is being praised for saving a nine-month-old baby who was sick and having trouble breathing. 

The pup, named Henry, alerted his owners, Jeff and Kelly Dowling of Connecticut, that something was wrong. Henry repeatedly barged into the nursery, waking the baby each time. “He was head-butting the door open and going into her room and standing there,” Kelly Dowling told “Good Morning America.” “And every time I shooed him away, he would go back in as soon as my back was turned.”

Henry’s persistence pushed the Dowlings to go into the nursery and check on their daughter, who had a cold and was struggling to breathe. “She wasn’t clearing her airway,” said Kelly Dowling. “She started to turn blue and go rigid and she just really couldn’t she couldn’t get air, couldn’t get any oxygen.”

The parents rushed their daughter to the hospital where doctors cleared her airways. The family was able to go home from the hospital that very night and give Henry some extra love. “We’re definitely spoiling the dog a little bit more,” said Jeff Dowling. “He was allowed to sleep in bed with me last night and he’s got a steak in his future.”

Kelly Dowling added: “He’s never done anything quite so heroic before.”

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