A family in Minnesota had their entire life completely turned upside down—and not in a nice way.
They took in Joy, a pit bull/mix, from a shelter two years ago. All the family loved him, but Emilly, who was six, and Jonas, who was ten, got along the best.
The dog and kids spent all of their time together. They went for walks, played throughout the day, and shared a bed at night.
Jonas told his family one evening that he was going to take a bath before heading back home.
The rest of the family was still in the backyard. For a short while, the child’s mother heard some strange noises.
She noticed the sounds were coming from upstairs when she went inside the house.
As she ascended the stairs, she could hear Joy, the family dog, barking.
Jonas was asleep in the bathtub with his feet dangling over the side when the woman came into the bathroom. Joy tried to rescue him by pulling on his hair or hands.
After having a heart attack, Jonas passed out in the bathtub.
Joy felt something wasn’t right, so she threw the bathroom door open and ran inside to help Jonas get out of the tub.
The mother was frightened when she saw Jonas struggling to breathe and Joy tugging on him.
It did not take long for her to comprehend that the dog was trying to save him from drowning in the bathtub.
The woman immediately dialed 911, and the paramedics arrived promptly. The doctors were able to save Jonas’s life by getting him to the hospital.
Joy is the reason Jonas is still alive today.
This shows once more how wonderful dogs are and how much they love their owners.