A Labrador with a sixth sense saved an elderly woman from freezing death in the snow.
Owner Tim Curfman told how his dog called Midnight started acting strangely when he took the rubbish to the bins in sub-zero temperatures
Four-year-old Midnight had followed him out of the house in Alexandria, Minnesota and her ears perked up signaling to Tim that something was wrong.
Tim followed Midnight to the other side of the house, where they found his 87-year-old neighbor Noreen, lying in the snow.
She had fallen while trying to fill her bird feeder and was too weak to get up in the freezing conditions.
Tim said: “We figured she was out there at least a half an hour. She could not have gotten up because her gloves had gotten wet and she didn’t have enough strength in her fingers to push herself up. There was nothing to get a hold of either to help her up.”
Noreen said afterwards: “Midnight came along in the nick of time.”
Tim’s wife helped Noreen change into some dry clothes and stayed with her while she warmed up.
Tim added: “We’ve been very proud of her because it’s not every dog that pays attention to things like this.”