Faithful dogs saved the lives of their owners, warning that their house would soon collapse. Read the details!
Michelle Moore always knew that her dogs Jake and Dutch were special, but she could not even imagine that they would once save her life.
Two weeks ago, Michelle and her young man Christopher Crich, who live in Danville, Virginia, suddenly woke up from an unexpected noise. Jake's dog, the 11-year-old Shih Tzu they once rescued, jumped into their bed and began barking furiously.
“He barked nonstop, and then got up and grabbed my boyfriend by the beard and began to pull for her,” says Michelle. “He had never done this before.”
Dutch, the one-year-old Staffordshire Terrier, also began to bark, thereby forcing the owners to rise. At that moment, they heard frightening sounds from across the house.
“We heard the sound of breaking boards, as if someone was trying to break open the door with an ax or something like that,” said Michelle.
The young man jumped up to go figure it out, and the girl stayed in bed.
“I was just in a panic,” said Michelle. “I realized that the air conditioner stopped working and all the electricity went out. And then I heard the water pouring like a waterfall. ”
Suddenly, Michelle heard Christopher screaming from the kitchen.
“He kept repeating: we urgently need to leave the house - it is falling apart,” says Michelle.“In a second, I jumped up and ran out of the bedroom, but I realized that I had forgotten to put on my glasses. I grabbed the glasses and Jake’s dog and ran out into the corridor. ”
The girl did not manage to go far - the collapsed wall in the corridor blocked her path.
“It was very hard to see,” says Michelle, “but apparently, I stepped over a large hole when I ran. Otherwise, I would have fallen into the basement, which was full of water. Water continued to flow, destroying the house. ”
During all this turmoil, Jake jumped out of Michelle's arms and ran back to the bedroom. The Dutch, by contrast, had already run out into the street and barked feverishly in the yard. The young man told Michelle that they also needed to leave the house, but the girl was not going to leave without Jake.
“I screamed to my boyfriend: I can’t find Jake,” says Michelle. “He managed to somehow get into the bedroom and hid under the bed. Leaving futile attempts to make him crawl out, we just had to get him out of there. ”
One way or another, all four managed to get out safely - and they did it just in time. Their house collapsed. They later learned that the cause of severe flooding was Hurricane Florence.
“We just stood and watched the water rise - its level grew by more than 9 meters,” Michelle still cannot recover. “We were trapped. The road was blurred. I called 911 rescue service and they sent a fire brigade to us. ”
Firefighters were unable to get on the river in a boat, so two officers made their way through the forest and helped the young people get to a safe place.
“It was just a nightmare,” Michelle is still in shock. - “Almost everything that was dear to me disappeared ... children's photographs of my son, many things of my father, who died when I was 6 years old. It really hurt. ”
But there is also much that the girl is grateful for. A local man contacted them and offered to live for free in his empty house. “We have time to get on our feet,” said Michelle. “In our position, it was just salvation.”
But the girl believes that the greatest salvation for them is Jake and Dutch, who not only saved their lives, but also help them not to lose heart. Especially the Dutch: he immediately runs to the mistress, as soon as she begins to cry.
“They are on my heels, and this is very unusual for them,” says Michelle. - “I am grateful to them and constantly treat.”
As a result, the girl wrote a post about what happened on Facebook in the closed group Pittie Nation for fans of pit bulls. The post got about 700 likes and hundreds of comments.
“Jake and the Dutch are our heroes,” Michelle says.
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