Shortly after a 10-month-old pit bull puppy, named "TatorTot," was rescued from death row at the Minneapolis, Minn., Animal Care and Control facility, he returned the favor and saved the life of a child, reported Monday's My Fox 9 News.
TatorTot skirted his own death when Ruff Start Rescue pulled him from the animal control facility; the pup went into foster care and in late Sept., he was transferred to another family, going home with Christi Smith, in what was supposed to be a foster situation.
On the night of Oct. 2, TatorTot did something which secured him a permanent place in the family's home - he saved Smith's four-year-old son's life.
Smith recounted the young dog's heroics in her own WordPress blog, describing how TatorTot alerted her to the child's serious medical condition, not long after the boy was put to bed for the night:
Before I knew it TatorTot was running back and forth between my son and I, barking and whining, I told him to knock it off of course and tried to get him to come lay down with me. Finally after a few minutes I go to check on my son. He was completely unconscious, but not like any other passed out child.
TatorTot was still barking and whining and licking my son’s face, any other child for surely would have woken up from this! Even when I was trying wake him up he didn’t move or flinch.
The little boy was rushed to a hospital where doctors diagnosed him with dangerously low glucose levels.
TatorTot saved the child's life and Smith knew only one way to repay the incredible, life-saving favor...give the pup a permanent home with her family.
I owe EVERYTHING to this wonderful dog! He saved me from the most heart breaking pain any mother could feel, I could have lost my son! And MY PIT BULL saved him!
How do you honestly repay a dog for saving a life and saving your own heart break? I knew that night lying in the hospital that the only I could do (besides spoil the crap out of him) was to adopt him!
TatorTot now has his very own Facebook page - click here to access.
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