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An elderly Florida woman is alive today, thanks to a pair of Golden Retrievers that she says kept her safe and warm after an injury that might otherwise have killed her.
Judy Muhe, a 76-year old Palmdale, Florida resident with Parkinson’s disease, lives alone with her beloved Golden Retrievers, 10-year old Higgins and 4-year old Dodger.
While working in the kitchen a few days ago, Judy fell, breaking her shoulder and bruising her head. For two full days, she laid in that spot on the cold tile floor, unable to get up and drifting in and out of consciousness.
But, she explained to ABC News, it was Higgins and Dodger that kept her alive for more than 48 hours.
“They went for days without food and water. They stayed with me,” Muhe said. “By keeping me warm, and keeping me comfortable, as they could, the main thing was they let me know that I was not alone.
“Dodger kept nuzzling me with his nose and Higgins was laying beside me. I don’t know what I would have done without them,” she said, sobbing and moved to tears, “I’m sorry. I just love my dogs so much.”
A friend, after not being able to reach Muhe for a couple of days, came to check on her. When she opened the door, Higgins and Dodger came running over and immediately ran back to Muhe, showing her where she would find her friend.
Lying on that cold floor, without food or water, very well could have cost Muhe her life. But with Higgins and Dodger by her side, she had a reason to hold on, something to live for.
Muhe understands the amazing thing her dogs did for her and urges other pet parents to just take good care of their pets. She calls them her angels on four legs.