Heroic Dachshund Saves Ore. Owner's Life

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A tiny dachshund in Yamhill, Ore., named Missy is being hailed as a hero for saving her owner's life.

Charlie Burdon was recovering from open heart surgery when he had a vertigo attack. The 66-year-old was so ill he couldn't even move.
Missy, sensing something was wrong, scurried to neighbor Charles Mitchell's home to get help. Mitchell said the 11-year-old dog started barking relentlessly and wouldn't leave until he started to follow her home.

"I said, 'Missy - Charlie don't know you're here -- you better go back home,' Mitchell recalled. "She just stood there and looked at me."

When he discovered his neighbor's condition, he called the paramedics to the house and Burdon's life was saved.

"Not in a hundred years would I think she would save my life like this," Missy's owner said. "She just did it on instinct. It's just - remarkable."

Both men say the spunky little dachshund is a hero.

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