A man in Michigan was probably saved from death by the loyalty of his dog.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, the man -- identified only by his first name Bob -- was watching football when he decided to run outside and get a log for his fireplace, television station WPBN in Traverse City reported.
When he got outside, he slipped and fell, breaking his neck.
Not able to move, Bob laid in the snow for nearly 20 hours. As temperatures dropped to the mid-20s, his golden retriever, Kelsey, stayed by his side, licking his face to keep him warm.
“She kept barking for help but never left my side,” he said. “She kept me warm and alert. I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive.”
On New Year's Day, Bob's neighbor found him and called 911.
There's more at the link.
It looks as if Bob will make a full recovery - and I bet his dog is going to get a steak dinner or three out of this!