Axel, a one-year-old border collie, alerted Gabriel’s parents when he suffered a stroke at 17 years old. Gabriel was unable to elevate his right limb and slurred his speech when he was discovered.
A beloved rescue dog saved a Texas adolescent from a near-fatal stroke by refusing to leave outside his bedroom door, much to the astonishment of the teen’s parents, who had no reason to suspect anything was wrong.
Amanda Tanner was awakened by the family’s one-year-old border collie, Axel, at 5 a.m. on August 26.
He did not relent. Tanner, 44, told Good Morning America that the dog continued leaping on him with both paws to ensure he was standing.
Daines, her husband, moved downstairs and opened the sliding door to let the dog outside, but Axel refused to move from in front of their son’s bedroom.