Just when you thought a dog couldn’t be better, this dog really shows what it means to be a good boy!
Louie the dog is a true hero.
A sheepdog living with Marolyn Diver’s parents in New Zealand, Louie is a kind dog that loves to explore. Living on farmland gives him a world of property to wander about.
Now that Louie is 12, he does not venture quite as far as he used to.
When he was nowhere to be found while Marolyn came to visit, something seemed wrong.
“My mother was a little grumpy as she had thought he had stopped his wandering,” Marolyn tells The Dodo. “We worried he might forget where his home was.”
What really happened was nothing anyone could have predicted…
Louie was saving another dog’s life.
Louie came wandering back toward the house – with a note attached to his collar.
“He looked so exhausted, and had basically just collapsed,” Marolyn says. “We were concerned someone might have hurt him. But after reading the note I felt complete and utter relief, then my heart melted.”
The note read:
“[Louie] is the hero of the day. He led me to Maddy in distress stuck under a branch pile. Cheers, Rob.”
Rob and Maddy, his dog, live only a mile from Marolyn’s parents’. The family called Rob to learn more about what Louie had done.
As it turns out, Maddy had been missing. When Rob came home from running errands, he could not locate her. Louie was there, begging Rob to follow him.
Rob began to follow Louie, and was lead right to the woodpile in which Maddy was stuck.
“Rob said he was 100 percent sure that Louie knew what he was doing, and getting Rob to Maddy was his one pure focus,” Marolyn explained. “Once he found her, Louie helped Rob dig her out, pulling at branches, digging out the ground. Rob said the second she was free both dogs ran to a nearby pond and jumped into it exhausted and drinking water. He then gave Louie a huge handful of dog biscuits as a thank you. He knew Louie might get in trouble for being late home, so he thought he would write a small note to explain his absence.”
Louie saved Maddy’s life!
Unfortunately, all of this work was hard on Louie.
“That night we were very worried about Louie. He could hardly walk and looked terrible,” Marolyn says. “We were scared that he might not make it through the night.”
Then, a visitor changed everything.
“The next morning Rob came over on his bike with Maddy in a wee basket in the back,” Marolyn says. “Louie perked up and was back to normal.”
Marolyn and her family love Louie, and have more reasons to love him with every passing day.
“It has changed the way I look at him. And I think my parents feel the same way,” Marolyn says. “I’m so proud of him.”
And Maddy, of course, is proud of Louie too!
Source: The Dodo