In November of 2018 Bryan Ouellette, of Calgary, wasn’t feeling fantastic and so while the rest of the family went out hiking in Canmore he stayed home to watch the CFL West Division final. To keep him company his daughter left her big dog named Rosco behind. Rosco is a shepherd mix who Brittany describes as – “He honestly looks like a big Scooby-Doo in real life. He’s got these big ears and brown hair, just like Scooby-Doo, and these great big beautiful eyes.”
It would end up being a decision the family would be eternally grateful for. Because while Bryan was at home he ended up in trouble; when he went to go to the washroom he found he couldn’t get up, couldn’t move his left side, all he could do was roll and he ended up on the floor banging on the door with his right foot hoping someone would hear him. The only one who could came to check on him.
Brian describes what happens next as “I’m banging the floor with my right foot. And then Rosco comes running in,” Bryan said. “As he came around the corner, there I was, lying on the floor, and I grabbed him with my right hand. “My right hand grabbed his collar and he kind of turned me around so I could grab that bracket on the corner of my big bed and I got myself up that way. “And my phone was sitting on the bed there, so I phoned 911.” An EMS crew arrived and started ringing the doorbell. “So Rosco, as soon as heard the doorbell, walked me out of my room, down the hallway to the front door,” Bryan said.
They rushed him to hospital where Bryan underwent emergency surgery and he has since made a full recovery. “He’s done more for our family than I can ever imagine,” said Brittany. “Without Rosco, my dad most likely would not be here.” Recently, three-year-old Rosco was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Toronto, in fact anyone can nominate an animal or pet for the honour via an online entry. In addition to his medal, Rosco was awarded a year’s supply of dog food.
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Story and Image from CBC.