A Northern Michigan man, known only as “Bob” is lucky to be alive thanks to his golden retriever Kelsey.
Kelsey and Bob (CBS News)
This past New Year’s Eve around 1030 pm, Bob went out to the shed in his housecoat and slippers to grab some firewood. He slipped and fell, breaking his back. He yelled for help but his nearest neighbor is a quarter mile away. Kelsey came and laid on Bob and licked his face to keep him awake.
Kelsey’s barking alerted Bob’s neighbor the next day, after almost 20 hours. CBS News reports a statement provided by McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Bob says:
“She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive”
Bob is being treated at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and is on the road to recovery. He thanks Kelsey that he didn’t suffer any frostbite.
The people at Freshpet have created a commercial staring shelter dogs (and one patient cat!) from The Humane Society of Utah who are in need of homes. (Many have found one since the airing of this commercial!)The golden retriever plays a “teenager”, but there are so many cute dogs who are enjoying some Christmas cheer.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone who is celebrating!
Here’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the video, in case you didn’t get enough.