Jenna_Brousseau_dog_baby_623916632A true story: A family in  Connecticut, the United States, says they’ve always loved their dog, but that adoration has reached a whole new level after the pup helped save the life of their infant daughter. Jenna Brousseau said their dog, Duke, jumped up on her bed one Sunday night and woke up her and her husband with its shaking.

She said that was completely out of character for the mixed-breed dog that the couple adopted six years ago, so they knew something was wrong right away.

They went into the nursery to check on their 9 week old daughter, Harper, and found her not breathing.

Brousseau’s husband called the ambulance. Paramedics were able to revive the baby, and now she is safe and healthy.

Now, the family has nothing but praise for Duke.

“He’s the perfect dog. He was meant to be ours, and meant to be hers. I tell him all the time, ‘You were born in mummy’s heart,’ just because he was so meant to be ours. He’s heaven. He’s a good boy,” Brousseau said.

The family said they wanted to share their story because they are hoping to inspire others to adopt dogs in need like they did.

Discussion points

  1. What do you think prompted Duke to help out baby Harper?
  2. Can you remember a time when your pet helped you out in any way? 
  3. Do you think that other animals have the ability to sense the feelings and emotions of others? 


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