Fudgie — Emerging Hero
My dog, Fudgie, awoke me when I fell into a near-coma as a result of a severe low blood sugar reaction brought on by my diabetes. I was alone in the house (my husband was away visiting his father in California). She leaped on my chest and began furiously pawing at my face and chin, trying to rouse me. I awakened at her crazed activity, very groggy, and realized I needed to get sugar right away. I stumbled to the kitchen, Fudgie nipping at my heels, and grabbed orange juice from the fridge, which I drank as fast as I could. I read that dogs can smell something wrong when an owner has low blood sugar, but this had never happened before. I honestly believe Fudgie saved my life that night.