- Created on Thursday, 09 February 2017 00:00
A Michigan dog helped keep her owner alive by warming his body in freezing conditions after he slipped on snow. Kelsey the golden retriever stayed with her owner Bob for nearly 20 hours after he slipped and injured his neck while getting a log for his fire on New Year's Eve. Bob called for his neighbors, but only Kelsey responded to his call and immediately began to protect her owner from the 24 degree cold. "Kelsey was licking him and barking at him and pawing at him. I can see marks on his arm from her pawing at him," his daughter Jenny said. Bob's neighbor Rick eventually stopped by to borrow some eggs and discovered Kelsey still protecting his unconscious body. Bob was immediately taken to a hospital where he received neurosurgery. "I don't think he would be living unless the dog were there. The dog kept him warm." the neurosurgeon said. The surgery was successful and Kelsey was there immediately after to greet her beloved owner.