The Chester family woke at 4:30 a.m. to their two Labradoodles, Adam and Eva, who were desperate to go outside. Their trip outside turned out to be more than a bathroom break.
Adam and Eva had begun barking, which was quite unusual. Labradoodles are generally well behaved and known for their sociability, as well as their intelligence. Labradoodles were originally bred to be assistance dogs! These traits proved to be lifesaving.
The dogs urged their owners, Lonnie and Susan, toward the door to go outside. Adam went so far as to tug on Lonnie’s clothes, but this made Lonnie hesitant to go outside. This was further unusual behavior from his beloved pets.
The Chesters are aware of how quickly Adam and Eva pick up on things and how well they pay attention to the world around them. The Chesters had this knowledge in mind while responding to their pets.
Lonnie opened the door, and Eva and Adam squeezed their way out before the door was quite open all the way. The Labradoodles ran to the Chesters’ truck, which was parked in the driveway, and Lonnie followed after them.
What They Discovered
Lonnie was surprised to find an elderly woman on the ground. She was dressed in only a nightgown, and she had to be freezing—it was only 9 degrees out. The woman expressed that she was cold. Lonnie could only guess at how long she had been outside and how terrified she must have been.
“I don’t know how they knew she was out there,” Susan admitted. “The dogs may have saved a life. They really, possibly, did save this woman’s life.”
Lonnie took the woman inside to warm up beneath some blankets. The Chesters called 911, and police arrived to pick up the woman. She was then taken to the hospital to be treated for her exposure to such cold temperatures. Although her life had been saved, her time outdoors resulted in frostbite on her foot.
However, she has pulled through and is back to living at home with her husband while she recovers. Her husband and their son had been out searching for her when the Labradoodles had begged the Chesters to go out.
Susan believes that the woman will be 90 years old soon and that she was perhaps confused when she made her outing. Thanks to Adam and Eva’s efforts, the woman has a chance at more years ahead of her!