Rescue Dog Saves Rescuer from Cancer

“I try not to give her any special treatment, but I did buy her a huge steak the day I got back from hospital – it was ‘doctor’s orders,’” Marion said.

Call it divine intervention, coincidence or karma, but sometimes when we save dogs, they are the ones who rescue us.  That is what happened to Marian Cooper, a UK woman who saved a six-year-old pug named Flo.

Flo could sense something wrong with her owner, and would repeatedly nudge her right breast.

“Flo kept nudging me and digging at me – no matter how many times I put her on the floor she would always climb back up,” she said.

After she could not get Flo to stop pestering her, Marion did a bit of a self-exam and discovered she had a lump.

“I tried using the flat of my hand like the doctors say, but I couldn’t find anything,” she said. “I only found the lump when I really poked around,” Marion said.

She sought medical attention, and doctors told her she had a grade 3 malignant tumor.  At that stage her tumor may have grown aggressively, but doctors were able to successfully remove the tumor and save her life.

Flo has a heart condition, but Marion had to reward her little lifesaver.

“I try not to give her any special treatment, but I did buy her a huge steak the day I got back from hospital – it was ‘doctor’s orders.’”

Marion adopted Flo, who was once a breeding dog, when she was four years old.

“She can’t understand what she’s done for me, Marion said.  “It’s incredible.  I don’t know how she found the cancer but I can never thank her enough.”

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Rescue Dog Saves Rescuer from Cancer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.