Pit bull saves guardian from health crisis

The Las Cruces Sun-News out of New Mexico ran a story June 5 about a pit bull who awakened his pet sitter one night during a health crisis where her blood sugar had dropped to a dangerously low level.

Sam, a 90-pound 8-year-old began nudging Marlene Ham in the middle of the night. When Ham woke up, she quickly realized her blood sugar was plunging. She managed to make to the kitchen in time to ingest cake and milk and moderate the blood-sugar count.

The fact that Sam is a pit bull is noteworthy. The fact that Sam actions more than likely were the result of sensing her health crisis is is even more noteworthy.

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