Leisha saved my life !!!
by Elinore Frising
(Toms River, N.J. USA )
My first Rottweiler was Born on September 11, 1991. She was an awesome girl and lived until just before her 13th birthday.
One Night, I was sound asleep, and I feel this heaviness on my chest, along with some poking on my right cheek.
It was so annoying, even though I was sound asleep, but didn't or couldn't make it stop..
This seemed to continue, not sure for how long, but then, all of a sudden, I'm seeing this situation from above, looking down Seeing a person flaying and flopping around, unknown that it's me.
All I remember is seeing the situation which appeared to be an all white background. I didn't see who was poking, or who was causing the heaviness on my body. I only saw the body flaying up and down on the bed.
But this poke, poke, poke on my right cheek and the heaviness on my chest was really annoying me, enough so, that I'm guessing I just woke up.
The heaviness and the poking of my face turned out to be my wonderful Rottweiler, Leisha.
I called my doctor (actually bought her from him) told him what happened and he said, "Elinore, you stopped breathing and Leisha saved your life". I certainly thank God that she knew what to do.
Then, on her 10th birthday (September 11, 2001), (my schedule every week, was to take the first flight to Florida to care for my dad, and then come home on Friday, when someone else was able to care for him).
Because it was her birthday, I decided to take the afternoon flight, so I could have breakfast with my "baby". I
I wouldn't have been on any of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, etc, but more than likely would have been grounded and stranded, somewhere between Newark & Ft. Lauderdale.
Although this time, my life was not in danger, but she sure saved from a lot of anexity.
Wound up driving to Florida, as the airports were closed and I needed to get to my dad.
Prior to Leisha, I'd had just about every breed there is, never getting the same breed twice, but since sharing my life with a Rottweiler, that's the only breed for me. Not long after I lost her, I got two female litter mate puppies. Unfortunately, with no warning, except when it was too late, Abby had a seizure in the middle of the night, and fell off the bed & Abigail at 8 1/2 years of age to brain cancer, but do have her littermate, Sami). Sami and I were so depressed over the loss of Abigail, we got an 8 week old puppy, Bella who is now 2 1/2 years old. Love, Love Rottweilers.