It goes without saying that there are some highly intelligent creatures on this planet. Primates use tools to perform daily activities and crows can solve complex puzzles. But have you ever considered how intelligent certain breeds of dogs are? Keep reading to discover how this Siberian husky used its fantastic senses to save her owner's life.
52-year-old Stephanie Herfel has definitely lived a life worth talking about.
Not only has she made a living as a grant writer, but she also served the United States Marine Corps in the 80s. But even though she knew how important it was for her son to follow his path, she couldn't help but feel sad when he announced that he was being deployed with the United States Air Force.
As much as he was looking forward to serving his country, Stephanie's son was also worried about leaving her alone while he was away.
So, he did what any good son would do: he planned a surprise for her. One morning, he walked into his mother's house in California, with his surprise in his arms. Before she knew what was happening, Stephanie was gifted something that would change her life for the better.
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Stephanie's son had given her the most adorable gift in the entire world, a Siberian husky puppy!
The husky was named Sierra and she was only nine months old. Stephanie and Sierra immediately became best friends, and when it was time for Stephanie and her husband to move to another state, Sierra was right there by their side. Soon enough, they would realize that having Sierra in their lives was the best thing that happened to them.
It was 2013 and Stephanie had been experiencing a lot of pain in her lower abdomen.
The pain wasn't going away, so she went to the emergency room to have it checked out. The emergency room doctors explained that Stephanie had an ovarian cyst, and they sent her home with some narcotic pain medication. Unfortunately, things only got worse from there.
It wasn't long before Sierra started behaving rather strangely.
"She put her nose on my lower belly and sniffed so intently that I thought I spilled something on my clothes. She did it a second and then a third time. After the third time, Sierra went and hid. I mean hid!" explained Stephanie. As it would turn out, Sierra was making a medical diagnosis of her very own.
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