Skip to comments.Pit bull honored as a hero after saving masterís life for a second time
Posted on 07/28/2012 12:05:32 PM PDT by grundle
A pit bull from Lawrenceville, Ga., is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his master's wife--not once, but twice.
John Benton was headed out to work one day in July 2011 when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely.
"He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door," Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture.
"The doctors said that if it had not been for this dog, if he had let me leave that house, she would have either bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her," Benton told the TV station.
And just eight weeks ago, Titan again came to the rescue of Gloria Benton, the station reported. Early one morning, Titan woke John Benton, who discovered his wife had fallen and broken her hip.
For his heroics, the Humane Society of the United States honored Titan as its second runner up for the fifth annual Dogs of Valor Awards.
Gloria Benton, who hadn't been so keen on having a pit bull in her house, has grown quite fond of Titan.
"He is so special," she told the TV station. "And you just can't give him enough love. He loves to be loved on."
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Thank you, Eaker. I’ve been thinking some lately maybe it’s time I get another one.
Great story, but HSUS? No thank you!
As the owner says near the end of the video, “It’s not about the breed. It’s the way they’re raised.”
Thank you for sharing that story.....I enjoyed it....
Am sorry your Pit is no longer with you. I can tell you miss him and loved him beyond words. Amazing how a dog can see straight into your heart.
I had a dog who chose and adopted me. He obviously had good taste. He wasn’t a Pit but had a Pit’s devotion. Cried like a baby when he passed on.
LOLOLOL! This reminds me of a very long time ago when two friends made a wrong turn on vacation in New Orleans and wound up in their convertible in the MLK Day parade. They couldn’t see a white face up ahead or behind them. Her passenger said, “What’ll we do?” Judy answered, “Just shut-up, keep smiling, and wave!” Most everybody waved back.They managed to grin their way on up the street until they could turn off.
Shibumi, this is hilarious!!! Thanks!
Well, then, thanks to the both of you for sharing these “happy things”!
How’s old Alice making out these days?
His little pea brain hasn't accepted the sad fact that he seriously sucks at being a ‘real snake’ and he still cruises his new, spacious condo/Supermax prison, looking for a way out.
After the horrendously bad shed he just went through, thanks to the Mystery Goop he had on his back, you'd *think* he'd appreciate having proper heat, humidity and regular meals and water, again, but *nooooo*....;D
"Nobody know de trouble Ah's seed. Nobody know but me"...;D
[he's been wanting a tin cup but danged if I'm giving him one]
Look out, he may be the Frank Lee Morris of the snake world or Harry Houdini, who, after all, could only shed his skin when he escaped this mortal coil, so Alice has him beat.
I was just going through a box of memorabilia, and found my mom’s note describing the six-year-old floralamiss undressing after school. I was shuffling out of my skin-tight leotards when she asked me how school had been. I answered, “crazy, man, crazy!” Must be how Alice felt. Freeee-dom!
Some of our neighbors have had break-ins.
He is asleep under my desk right now.
Awwwww! Pitt Stop, good boy!
I appreciate the nice words...every now and then those memories need a proper dusting.
That is a fine looking dog, and I well understand your point. You know criminals case the neighborhood before slithering in; knowing what lies behind the door should turn 'em away forthwith. Besides it looks like your boy there is the vigilant type and would announce himself with gusto if they somehow missed the sign- given that mix I'd bet good money on it. And not quite a Welcome Waggin.
When I had my guy he was known well to all within a fair radius. I only rarely locked my door when he was there...he had stellar record too. No trespasses ever recorded.
One of my more unusual memories was a neighbor guy busting in my house brandishing a gun and telling me to keep my dog, Bonkers, away from his pure-bred bitch. He accused my dog of impregnating her.
He waved his gun around threatening to shoot my dog.
Bonkers was a stray before we moved into the neighborhood. I would feed him, and wasn’t long before he joined me on my beach runs in Hawaii. We became an item. I put a collar and tag on him, but could never deny him his freedom. Just couldn’t tie him up. It was his beach first.
Funny, for a beach dog stray, he never ventured into the water. His specialty was crab-digging. He kept his eye on me the whole time I was out there swimming, but I’m sure he would have let me drown if it came to that choice - lol.
Fortunately, the gun-waving neighbor moved away.
Bonkers is buried on the beach he loved.
I’ll be seeing him again.
The erstwhile Bonkers also sounds unforgettable. Lucky you.
LOLOLOL! You kill me, Sal!
Captured him nicely!
A pit/red heeler mix!!
Both brains and brawn. And nice looking to boot!