Another wrote: “My old Samson saved me from an attack (maybe worse, who knows?) by these two armed guys by hitting one of them on the ground and dragging him to the end of the block with his foot, while the other guy and I were looking at him with drooping jaws. Another time, he helped me defuse a crazy situation where I was being robbed at gunpoint in my house. He walked into the room, and one of the guys with a gun took his gun from me and pointed it at Sam.
“He told me to call my dog back, so I told Sam that everything was fine, and stay put. He sat down, but it was obvious that he was spring-loaded and ready. He never took his eyes off me. I then told the guy to give me this gun, because if he shits my dog, I would force him to shoot me. Then I told them that since they had what they had come for, they had to leave before things got out of order. I’m pretty sure that my subtle confidence and Sam’s constant presence are the reasons that drove them to leave. I constantly praise him for his discernment. I easily owe him two lives, and I would gladly give him 20 of my years if I could.”
However, in a story about a dog named Daisy, complete strangers said they would give years of their lives to the brave dog.
Some people expressed that even though they love their dogs, they would not give them 5 years of their lives. One person explained their decision by saying, “I love my three dogs dearly, and I will do so for the rest of their lives. To give each of them 5 years would mean 15 years less of mine…. 15 years is another dog’s lifetime… in 15 years I can have more sweet pups and thus save more dogs’ lives as I only take from shelters or from the roadside. So being selfish and keeping the ones I love now for longer and letting future pups who need love as well die too soon or all alone… No. Let my darlings live their lives out happily, I will miss them all, but there is always another that need love again.
“That’s my opinion… so no.”
Would you give 5 years of your life to your dog?