Buddy, a German Shepherd who lives in Caswell Lakes, Alaska, with his 23-year-old human Ben, and Ben’s parents, is a hero.
Ben lives with his family in an area of winding country roads. He was working in a workshop in a shed when a heater touched off a fire fueled by chemicals in the shop.
When Ben got Buddy outside, he told the dog, “We need to get help.” Buddy took off running. The dog dashed off and down the road, looking for someone to help.
After being called by neighbors, a Trooper was dispatched to the fire, but his GPS froze up on him, and he was semi-lost in the twisting rural roads and about to take a turn in the wrong direction when he saw a dog in the road.
It was Buddy. Buddy was able to get the Trooper’s attention, and led the Trooper through the winding country roads to the fire-engulfed home. When the Trooper got out of his car, Buddy jumped up and made sure the Trooper continued to the house.
Buddy then retreated into the woods, seeing that his work was done.