The first creation of blogging with my furry friends. We want you to know how much GOD loves you and how very special you are to HIM! We look foward to many days of blogging with you.
Andrea and "The Perdue Zoo"

Monday, May 25, 2009

Alerting Mom to Asthma

Today, I will answer Ms. Leslie and Otto's question:

"How does Sitka alert you to having an asthma attack? Was he trained to alert?"

No, I was not trained to alert to my Mom's asthma attacks. From the time I was very young I when I sensed something was different with Mom's breathing, I would sit in front of her barking and pawing at her. It took her a while to figure out that I was trying to tell her she was getting worse. Finally, Mom put my actions together with her illness. The only time I act this way is when she is sick.

Once Mom realized I was alerting, she began to take medication immediately, upon my alert. Sense that time she has NOT had a severe attack. Some dogs sense/smell diseases and I am one of them. It is a gift from GOD. I am thankful to help others, especially my Mom.

Woofs and Wags,



RCUBEs said...

What a blessing you are Sitka to your mom! Before she starts having difficulty breathing, you already know. That's a gift no humans have. God is truly amazing in what He incorporated with His creations. Good job Sitka!

Leslie said...

Wow, that is so cool! I knew some dogs could do that but wasn't sure if training was involved.

Otto is not one of those sensitive dogs. His hearing is great, but he couldn't sniff his way out of a paper bag! You should see the poor guy try to find food that we've accidentally dropped on the floor! He's a mutt, but it's very obvious that there is no hound dog in him!

I'd better get back outside to the yard work before the rest of the family discovers that I'm gone! Thanks for answering my questions!

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LisaShaw said...

People often don't realize how incredible the connection is between a dog and his/her Momma and Pappa so I'm not surprised that Sitka could alert you of the onset of asthma attacks.

Sitka you are a special dog.

Heart2Heart said...

We are so blessed that you have come into your parents lives to make it a better one.

Thanks to the special gifts you offer, lives are changed just by hearing about it in addition to seeing it.

Thank you for all you do!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jenniflower said...

That certainly is a gift from God!!! As a severe asthmatic myself I am amazed how you can know this Sitka, can only be God's hand in it :)