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Old 02-26-2008, 07:47 PM
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Its been some time since I've posted here, but had to share this experience with you! Last week we had a delightful snow/ice storm in NE and our very steep driveway was a sheet of snow covered ice.
Well, Simon (now 10 months old!) and I were out for our daily constitutional- and I began to slip down the driveway. He was ahead of me, and he slid as well. Suddenly, my ankle twisted and I went down flat on my back. Not fun at 8.5 months pregnant!
Funny, as I was paralyzed with fear and crying - I was worried he might try to take off! I wouldn't let go of the leash.
I finally did, thinking- where would he go?
When I did, he immediately scrambled to my side and lay down next to me- snuggled right into my side, just below me on the incline of the driveway. Maybe he was trying to keep me from sliding.
I was crying from the pain but afraid to move.
He then sprang up- and took off! I watched him run (as best he could) up to the top of the driveway and stop- looking both ways.
He then returned to me and lay down again.
He did this several times- running to maybe see if anyone was near, then coming back to be by my side.

Just so you know- when we are outside, he is always on a leash with me, and I haven't shown him our perimeter yet- but he never left the property.

I finally calmed down, and realized I had to get up and inside the house.
I was able to roll over and crawl down the driveway to the garage- and Simon, God Bless HIM!!! circled me as I crawled- sniffing at me, and then trying to open the garage door for me.
He was amazing. I really needed his support and he gave it to me.
I might be biased, but I really think his breed is magnificent. He and I can butt heads sometimes- but when it comes down to it- he is there for me. I love him so very much and am so thankful every day to have him.
I think if he were a bit heavier- I bet he would have dragged me inside! He's 115lb now!

(long story short) I made it inside- to the ER and have a very nasty ankle sprain- thankfully no back injury and the baby is fine.
There really is something tremendously special about the Saint.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:00 PM
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How very special !!!! You must post more often !! Another Chaz baby !!!
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:02 PM
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That's amazing! Aren't instincts just astounding sometimes??

I am SO glad that you weren't hurt worse and that the baby is fine!
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:04 PM
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That dog needs some special treats and good time sratchins. Glad you and the baby are all right except for the ankle, I know that pain.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:05 PM
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good boy Simon---so glad that you are ok!! How about posting more often....we need some pictures of Simon!
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:10 PM
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Awww! Saint Bernard's are so cool!

I loved the movie "Beethoven".
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:13 PM
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aww good! we have a bernese mountain dog that is a great caretaker too!
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:09 AM
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Sorry to hear about the injury, but isn't it great when our dogs get to show their stuff?

I was really harassed (in a scary way) once by a drugged out nut-job and my little wimpy girl hit the end of the leash and scared him off! I was so surprised and impressed. I never would have thought she had it in her, but she recognized a real threat and rose to the occasion.

Congratulations on your great dog and best wishes for your ankle and your imminent delivery.
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:38 PM
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Good boy Simon!!! You're a hero! I am so glad to know that you and your baby are alright. But you know what? A twisted ankle really hurts! Ouch! Good thing Simon is there for the rescue... Dogs are really man's bestfriend. They have his instinct that they should be the protector or a savior to their masters. And ofcourse, we should give them something in return. Nice treat for your doggy...
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:22 PM
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ROck on WAY TO GO SIMON! SOunds like you have a mighty good dog there.
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