A hero dog

Clover comes to the aid of her human friend!

This was a story that appeared in my ‘in box’ yesterday afternoon but I didn’t want all the clutter that came with it. No problem because there were a number of videos on YouTube and I selected one that seemed to capture the essence of the story.

Words from the Today programme.

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Video captures moment hero dog stopped traffic during owner’s seizure

By Tim Fitzsimons

March 25, 2021

A dog named Clover is being hailed by Canadian media as a hero for helping her human, Haley Moore, survive a seizure that struck her suddenly during a walk.

Moore was strolling through the Stittsville neighborhood of Ottawa on Tuesday when she seized and fell to the curb, CTV News reported.

The incident was captured by a neighbor’s home security camera.

Clover, a year-and-a-half-old Maremma mix, sprung into action, attending first to Moore before bounding into the street and stopping traffic.

Dryden Oatway, a driver who stopped thanks to Clover’s heroics, said, “It was really impressive, the dog actually blocked my way. She kind of backed into the road to block my truck.”

Clover stopped another driver and then returned home.

“All I remember is waking up in the ambulance and being really confused, just like, ‘What is going on?'” Moore recalled in an interview with CTV. The cause of the seizure remains unknown.

Moore’s father, Randall Moore, told CTV that Clover was fed delicious steaks as a reward for her faithful service.

Psychology Today reported in March that new research suggests that seizure-predicting dogs are aided by the scent of volatile organic compounds that are excreted around seizures.

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Here is the YouTube video.

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15 thoughts on “A hero dog

    1. Hello Margaret. Yes, Clover was a very smart dog. But not alone I am sure. For instance, I wonder if a number of our dogs would respond in a similar fashion given the same background. They are very intuitive animals!

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  1. How ironic, yesterday was “Purple Day” where groups and people share their support and promote resources for all who suffer from epilepsy and seizures. More than 50 million plus people and 4% of all dogs suffer from this condition. The stigma attached to it is equally debilitating and damaging as the disease and stories like this help bring positive attention to it. Thank you for sharing. 💜 💜 💜

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      1. I (along with others in a blog hop) posted about it yesterday. The Five Sibes (https://fivesibes.blogspot.com/2021/03/livegibstrong-purple-day-blog-hop.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Fivesibes+%28FiveSibes%29) and Knotty Toys for Good Dogs (https://knottytoysforgooddogs.blog/2021/03/26/furbulous-on-purple-day/) are premiere bloggers who post resources about epilepsy (both bloggers own epileptic dogs as do I) and are equally passionate about bringing relief to seizure sufferers.

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  2. This is a remarkable video but then, I’m always so impressed with the intuitiveness and intelligence of dogs. They make our world so much better. Thanks for sharing it.

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