Six years ago when the Brousseau family walked into a shelter and saved the life of a dog, they had no idea that one day the dog would be returning the favor. Jenna Brousseau, a new mom from Portland, Connecticut just had her daughter Harper 9 weeks ago and couldn’t be happier. But today, her beloved canine Duke can be credited for her bliss.
On October 14th, Duke dashed into her parents’ bedroom when he noticed that something was wrong on Sunday night. This impressive hound jumped on the couple’s bed and began shaking uncontrollably, trying to wake them up. His movements finally woke the couple and the unusual behavior gave them cause for concern. When they went into their daughters room to check on her, they found she had stopped breathing. Jenna’s husband immediately called an ambulance and Harper was revived by paramedics, before being taken to the hospital.
Doctors are not sure what caused Harper to stop breathing, but have said it could possibly have been because of acid reflux. Whatever the cause, Harper is alive and well today. Thank goodness for Duke! This heroic dog was intelligent to know that something was wrong and smart enough to do something about it. Our amazing hounds are always communicating with us and helping us in any way they can. It’s important to listen to everything they say and/or do. It can be lifesaving!