A 12-year-old Labrador named Levi from Morro Bay, Calif., is used to accompanying owner Gary Ream to his neighbor’s home to take care of the garden. The dog usually lies in the yard and takes in nature, but this past weekend, instead of relaxing on a patch of grass, Levi paced from the garage to the yard until he caught his owners’ attention.
The senior dog wanted Ream to know their 89-year-old neighbor was on the garage’s floor and needed help.
“I got up to get a glass of water, I stood up, and I was a little dizzy,” the senior citizen told KSBY News. “Before I knew it, I was on the floor and fell. I called [Lifeline] for two hours. I must have pushed that button more than 20 times,” but no one came to help. The woman hoped someone walking outside would hear her, but the only one who came to her rescue was Levi.
When Ream realized his dog wasn’t in his usual spot he started calling the dog’s name, and when he noticed the Levi pacing in and out of the garage, the man followed him.
“I went in with [Levi] and heard my neighbor in a very weak voice saying, ‘Help me, help me,’” Ream said.
Fortunately, the elderly woman did not suffer major injuries from the fall, she was just very sore after spending hours lying on the floor.
“You’re a good boy, Levi, thank you for saving my life,” the woman told the dog.