When my daughter was about 16 months old, she slept in a toddler bed in the same room as my husband and I. Our boxer Dixie, slept at the foot of her bed every night.
One night, we had all gone to bed and everything was fine. At a little after midnight, Dixie came to my side of the bed and started nudging and licking my arm. I groggily sat up to see what she was doing and as I did, I heard a noise. “Thump, thump, thump.” I told my husband to turn the light on and when he did I was terrified at what I saw. My daughter was having a seizure and the noise I heard was her hitting her head on the headboard of the bed. She was not breathing and had already turned blue around her mouth.
We rushed her to the hospital and eventually she was fine, but I shudder to think what would have happened, had Dixie not come to me and made me wake up.
I loved that dog with all of my heart and I believe she loved us the same. We had to have her put down in October of 2011 and I still miss her terribly. I hope she is running and playing and having a great time at the Rainbow Bridge!