Dogs are beautiful animals to have as part of the family. Dogs aren’t just amazing cuddle buddies that will bring a lot of laughter in your home, but they’re also protective of their family, who will risk their lives to save their loved ones. One family in Portland, Connecticut can attest to how amazing dogs are to have as part of the family.
The Brousseau family adopted a dog named Duke from a rescue shelter. Duke had been passed from one shelter to another, and no one seemed to want him. Thankfully, the Brousseau family took him in and welcomed him into their growing family. Little did the family know that Duke would do something amazing for their family.
One night, as everyone was about to sleep, Duke started acting strangely. Duke jumped on the bed of the couple and shook uncontrollably. According to Jenna Brousseau, Duke is an obedient dog, and this behavior baffled them. Duke never acted this way before, and they knew that something had to be wrong.
The couple couldn’t think of anything and eventually decided to check on everyone in the house. When the couple went into the bedroom of their nine-week-old daughter, Harper, she was there and appeared to be sleeping. However, as the couple got closer, they noticed that Harper wasn’t breathing.
Jenna’s husband, Eric, immediately picked up the phone and called the ambulance. Thankfully, the paramedics arrived and revived Harper. Harper was eventually taken to the hospital, where she made a full recovery.
Jenna and Eric stated that they wouldn’t have checked on their baby if it weren’t for Duke. The Brousseau family is forever grateful for having Duke as part of their family. According to Jenna, Duke is the perfect dog, and she’s happy that Duke was there during that fateful night. Here’s a video describing how Duke became a hero by warning his family that something was wrong.
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