Tell Me Something Good 3/7/21

Tell Me Something Good logo. Image by Lenny Ghoul and Word Clouds.

The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.

Today’s something good is a life saved.

Brian Myers had Covid early on in the pandemic. He was retired and living alone and figured maybe he should get a dog after he recovered. So when a friend sent him a picture of a six year-old German Shepherd in the shelter, he was intrigued and made an appointment to check Sadie out.

For Sadie’s part, she’d been to three shelters after her family moved and couldn’t keep her. She was a big dog, 100 pounds, and had been labeled aggressive and resistant to men before finally being rescued by the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge.

They were sceptical but gave Brian a chance. A few moments after meeting, the two were playing fetch and went for a walk together. He remarked over and over what a big girl she is. Little did he know how handy Sadie’s size would be.

When Brian got her home in September, he couldn’t resist when she snuggled up in his bed instead of her own. After all she’d been through, he figured it was the least he could do – he wanted to make her remaining years as happy as he could.

Then, in December, Brian got Covid again, a different variant, and Sadie never left his side as he recovered again.

The two were living a good life together until the night of January 16. A couple hours after Brian went to bed that night, he got up to use the bathroom and fell to the floor in the narrow space between his bed and the wall. He had no feeling in his left side and couldn’t stand.

Sadie appeared in front of him, whining and licking his face. He reached up with his right hand to comfort her and when his hand grabbed her collar, she backed up. Bit by bit she pulled him out from behind the bed and to his dresser where the phone was.

Brian was able to reach his phone and call for help.

Brian had had a stroke and the doctors say if Sadie had not been there he likely would have died.

Sadie, the dog who was not fit to be adopted, was a hero. She wasn’t trained as a service dog, but somehow knew what needed to be done when the human who saved her was in peril.

She stayed with Brian’s brother while he recovered at a rehab facility and was pretty popular – Brian says he kept reminding his brother that Sadie wasn’t staying with him but would be coming home with Brian. The pair had an emotional reunion in February when Sadie was waiting in the car when Brian was released from the hospital.

Brian told WSVN, “Rescuing a dog is the greatest thing you could do. They show appreciation for you and they’re very grateful to you having rescued them.”

Sometimes the life you save is your own.

Now it’s your turn… tell me something good!

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