"Go, save yourself, let me be your hero."

by Eduardo Flores
(Chatsworth, Georgia, USA)

In August 14, 2013, my dog, Arthur, and I were peacefully walking at a park at around 8:00 p.m, when it was night.

I let my dog loose, when I suddenly hear his bark. He quickly comes to me, limping, and stands straight, gaurding me. "What's wrong Arthur?" I asked him. Of course, he didn't answer, but his look on his face, so loveable, so kind. I knew he was trying to gaurd me from some type of criminal with weapons. I suddenly hear footsteps from behind, when Arthur runs behind me, and once I look, I see him. I see Arthur attacking the criminal, and Arthur, telling me in his language, to run, to go save myself, that he wants me to be safe from every bad person to yet be encountered. I run, obeying his look at me, when at that point, I heard a shot, from a gun. I knew he had said "Go, save yourself, let me be your hero."

Every day after that, I barely slept, ate, or even communicated with relatives or close friends. When they asked me what had happened to Arthur, I cry, telling them that he is my hero, he saved my life. His body, behind my house, in my yard, I see him peacefully gone.
Arthur is my hero.

Thank you, Arthur.

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Jan 13, 2017
by: Anonymous

From another perspective - you let your dog off leash in a public area, and he attacked a stranger who justifiably defended himself. Just sayin...

Jan 03, 2017
My heart goes out to you
by: Irene Indarte

I wish you peace. I can't imagine what you are going through. Thank you for sharing.

Dec 30, 2016
Brought tears to my eyes
by: Natalia

Hi Eduardo,

That is a wonderful dog hero story.You will carry Arthur forever in your heart.

Thanks for sharing that wonderful story with us.


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