My Saint Bernard- the hero.

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  1. simon'smom

    simon'smom New Member

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    Its been some time since I've posted here, but had to share this experience with you! Last week we had a delightful snow/ice storm in NE and our very steep driveway was a sheet of snow covered ice.
    Well, Simon (now 10 months old!) and I were out for our daily constitutional- and I began to slip down the driveway. He was ahead of me, and he slid as well. Suddenly, my ankle twisted and I went down flat on my back. Not fun at 8.5 months pregnant!
    Funny, as I was paralyzed with fear and crying - I was worried he might try to take off! I wouldn't let go of the leash.
    I finally did, thinking- where would he go?
    When I did, he immediately scrambled to my side and lay down next to me- snuggled right into my side, just below me on the incline of the driveway. Maybe he was trying to keep me from sliding.
    I was crying from the pain but afraid to move.
    He then sprang up- and took off! I watched him run (as best he could) up to the top of the driveway and stop- looking both ways.
    He then returned to me and lay down again.
    He did this several times- running to maybe see if anyone was near, then coming back to be by my side.

    Just so you know- when we are outside, he is always on a leash with me, and I haven't shown him our perimeter yet- but he never left the property.

    I finally calmed down, and realized I had to get up and inside the house.
    I was able to roll over and crawl down the driveway to the garage- and Simon, God Bless HIM!!! circled me as I crawled- sniffing at me, and then trying to open the garage door for me.
    He was amazing. I really needed his support and he gave it to me.
    I might be biased, but I really think his breed is magnificent. He and I can butt heads sometimes- but when it comes down to it- he is there for me. I love him so very much and am so thankful every day to have him.
    I think if he were a bit heavier- I bet he would have dragged me inside! He's 115lb now!

    (long story short) I made it inside- to the ER and have a very nasty ankle sprain- thankfully no back injury and the baby is fine.
    There really is something tremendously special about the Saint.
     
  2. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    How very special !!!! You must post more often !! Another Chaz baby !!!
     
  3. Zoom

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    That's amazing! Aren't instincts just astounding sometimes??

    I am SO glad that you weren't hurt worse and that the baby is fine!
     
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    That dog needs some special treats and good time sratchins. Glad you and the baby are all right except for the ankle, I know that pain.
     
  5. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    good boy Simon---so glad that you are ok!! How about posting more often....we need some pictures of Simon!
     
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    wcladymacbeth New Member

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    Awww! Saint Bernard's are so cool!

    I loved the movie "Beethoven".
     
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    aww good! we have a bernese mountain dog that is a great caretaker too!
     
  8. Sch3Dana

    Sch3Dana Workin' Dog

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    Sorry to hear about the injury, but isn't it great when our dogs get to show their stuff?

    I was really harassed (in a scary way) once by a drugged out nut-job and my little wimpy girl hit the end of the leash and scared him off! I was so surprised and impressed. I never would have thought she had it in her, but she recognized a real threat and rose to the occasion.

    Congratulations on your great dog and best wishes for your ankle and your imminent delivery.
     
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    Good boy Simon!!! You're a hero! I am so glad to know that you and your baby are alright. But you know what? A twisted ankle really hurts! Ouch! Good thing Simon is there for the rescue... Dogs are really man's bestfriend. They have his instinct that they should be the protector or a savior to their masters. And ofcourse, we should give them something in return. Nice treat for your doggy...:)
     
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    ROck on :) WAY TO GO SIMON! SOunds like you have a mighty good dog there.
     
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    Awww best friend :) Best friends never leave you when your in trouble.
     
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    You should post more often, not that i can talk i don't much either, but he sounds amazing.
    There is a reason they are called 'Saints '.
     
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    What a good boy- very sorry to hear about your injury feel better soon- you have a gaurdian angel living with you:)
     
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    Simon sounds like a wonderful dog...that was a beautiful story. :)
     
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    Was great to see this bumped for the newbies !!!!!
     
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    That is really awesome that he took care of you like that. Lucy, my Great Dane is super protective of me, which is wierd. I am 6'3" 220 lbs and she gets protective with people that are way smaller than I am.
     

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