John Benton was getting ready to leave for work one day this July when the family's dog, Titan, started blocking the doorway.
"He ran down the steps and would not let me go out the front door," Benton said. "He was barking and running around in circles, he'd run up a few flights of steps and run back down just to keep me from going to let me know something was wrong. And that's when I followed him up the stairs to see what he was trying to tell me."
What he found was his wife, Gloria, on the floor, her head bleeding. They later found out she had suffered from a brain aneurysm and had fallen and fractured her skull. John said doctors told him if Titan hadn't alerted him that Gloria was in trouble, she might have not survived.
Now, Titan is being honored as "Neighbor of the Year" by the Vintage Pointe Neighborhood Association. He is the first dog to receive this honor, and the first male.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >
Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:09:15 GMT
When it comes to toys, dogs can be both territorial and selfish. After all, they are born with both instincts. But this video shows us that even the most selfish of dogs can turn over a new leaf ratherMore >
When it comes to toys, dogs can be both territorial and selfish. After all, they are born with both instincts.More >