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Runner Saved By Her Dogs After Falling And Breaking Her Leg

Making a home and a life for our pets is super important and meaningful. Our pets are part of our being—they are our companions and our children, regardless if they have paws instead of hands. The more love we show our pets, the more love they show us. And, they reciprocate the ability to “save us,” both figuratively and sometimes literally.

Recently, 48-year-old Pita Oates was on a three-mile jog with her two collies, Buddy and Merlyn, when she fell. The fall was so bad, she broke her leg.

Oates said that her dogs completely teamed up to “save her life.” One of the dogs stayed to ensure that Oates was okay, while the other ran to get help. The dog ran around barking, hoping someone would come to where Oates was stranged. Eventually, the barks attracted the attention of another dog walker who was able to contact emergency services. She said:

“They were like a tag team, Buddy never left me while Merlyn went for help. I would have died without a doubt, I wouldn’t have lasted the night.”

Oates said that she was stuck at the end of a trail, and it was raining, freezing, and soaking wet. She was in so much pain, she couldn’t move. She ended up sustaining serious leg injuries including a broken femur behind her left knee and torn anterior and cruciate ligaments.

Paramedics drove the runner to a local hospital where she stayed for 8 days and was fitted for a titanium plate.

Oates later shared an update on her recovery.

h/t BBC