Hero dog alerts owners after elderly neighbor slips on ice - My29 WFTC Minneapolis-St. Paul

Hero dog alerts owners after elderly neighbor slips on ice

Posted: Updated:
Annie is being called a hero after leading her owners to their neighbor in distress.  (Credit: Fox 2 News) Annie is being called a hero after leading her owners to their neighbor in distress. (Credit: Fox 2 News)
WATERFORD, Mich. (WJBK) -

Annie the eight-year-old miniature pinscher wasn't herself Tuesday morning barking and starring out the window of her Waterford home.  Scratching at the door, her owners knew something was wrong, but what?

"She acted like she had to hurry up and get outside right away," said Sue Miller.

So Miller let her out and Annie headed over toward her next door neighbor's car.  Their neighbor is 80 years old.  He has a bad back and bad knee and walks with a cane.  Miller didn't see or hear him out there, but evidently Annie did.

"She went over there behind the car," Sue explained.  "She looked underneath and then she started barking like crazy."

Miller grabbed her coat, called for her husband and went outside.

Annie led Miller to her neighbor.  He was on the side of the car.  He had gone out to pick up his paper and slipped on the ice coming back to the house.

They helped him up and inside.  He had hurt his knees, but is okay.  He was taking a nap when we stopped by, but his wife gave Annie a treat for her good deed.

"She's the star," said Lois Marshall.

Her owners think so, too, just glad Annie was so observant and persistent.  Fortunately, they were all in the right place at the right time to help a neighbor in need.

"He said, 'I just went out to get the newspaper,' and he said, 'It's really icy out here,'" Miller recounted.  "He said, 'Thanks so much.  I appreciate it,' and he said, 'Tell Annie thank you, too.'"

"She's like a little hero," she added.

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • Freedom from Religion debate heats up at Warren City Hall

    Freedom from Religion debate heats up at Warren City Hall

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:12 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:12:16 GMT
    Is Freedom of Religion the same concept as Freedom from Religion? That's the debate one Warren resident is raising at City Hall.
    Is Freedom of Religion the same concept as Freedom from Religion? That's the debate one Warren resident is raising at City Hall.
  • GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    GM looking to bankruptcy court for lawsuit protection

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:14:09 GMT
    General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.
    General Motors says it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims involving conduct before its 2009 bankruptcy.
  • New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:33:50 GMT
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Benefit planned for family of girl who died after accident outside Canton school

    Benefit planned for family of girl who died after accident outside Canton school

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:01:06 GMT
    A benefit is planned for the family of an elementary school student who died after being hit by a vehicle during morning drop-off.
    A benefit is planned for the family of an elementary school student who died after being hit by a vehicle during morning drop-off.
  • Governor Snyder files for reelection

    Governor Snyder files for reelection

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:54:57 GMT
     Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official. How many signatures he collected and what he's fired up about tonight. 
     Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has made his re-election bid official. How many signatures he collected and what he's fired up about tonight. 
  • Auto company investing millions in Oakland County

    Auto company investing millions in Oakland County

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:54:44 GMT
    An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County, creating more than 100 full-time jobs.
    An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County, creating more than 100 full-time jobs.
Powered by WorldNow

WFTC-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices