Adopting a puppy is very similar to bringing a baby back to your home for the first time – both take a lot of preparation. You have to double-check that your home is puppy-proofed, or else, you would have to suffer consequences that are unbearable.
Puppies tend to be playful and curious, without having that sense of danger we humans have. As one dog owner had a harsh experience, you really must give your pooch adequate supervision.
Mel, an adorable Shih Tzu, was playing in her apartment in Brazil.
The apartment was cozy and nicely secured, except for one thing – the balcony. Mel happens to be a tiny pup that she could easily pass through the narrow gaps in the railings. It has always been seen that the door of the balcony remained closed at all times. Unfortunately, on that day, it wasn’t.
The tiny pooch was curiously climbing on the balcony ledge when she suddenly felt stuck. She had managed to squeeze through the railings and was unable to fit back through the slats. She panicked and was soon barking loudly to call for help.
Luckily, a man named Joao Augusto, was walking underneath the balcony. He stopped and searched where the barking was coming from.
As Joao looked up, he saw Mel sitting on the ledge. She was nine stories high, so she was just a little speck from Joao’s point of view. Instantly, his heart raced! He knew that the dog was helpless and began to brace himself. He was aware what was coming next!
As he predicted, Mel eventually fell from the building. Joao knew that he only had seconds to react, so, with laser focus and attentiveness, he managed to position himself just in time when the dog was about to land on the ground. She fell straight in his arms and is still very much alive!
Watch how the good samaritan saved Mel’s life in the footage below.
Source: Rocky Cheng via Youtube