TBH, it’s not entirely known how she does it, but we do sure listen to her, well I do, but the wife fails to as she is stubborn. The wifes heart rate can go super high as well as super low due to her PoTS (Postural tachycardia syndrome)(https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/postural-tachycardia-syndrome/) which is caused by her EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ehlers-danlos-syndromes/) - links for anyone wanting to read up about it.
Before Christmas we were in the kitchen sorting out dinner etc… and Roxy comes in, looks at me and then rushes to my wife, jumps up at her and then sits at her feet; conversation as follows;
Me: “you feeling alright?”
Wife: “yeah fine”
Me: “Shes telling you different, thats a lot different to the alerts she normally gives, go sit down”
Wife: “No no I’m fine”
Roxy then jumps at her and, comes to me and jumps at me, then she runs into the lounge and back again
Me: “I think you need to sit down”
Wife: “Yeah I best do”
5 mins later after sitting down Roxy is at her feet
Wife (slerring her words): “I don’t feel so good”
Best alert our wonderful dog has ever done a full 5 mins. Normally she runs between my wife and a seat and if my wife continues to ignore her she will come and find me to tell me that she’s not doing what she should do.
Our dog is honestly amazing how she does it, dogs seem to have a sitxh sense when it comes to this kind of thing.
Due to COVID and the wifes health we haven’t really been aware other than the Post Office (well I go in) to send off parcels. Roxy has started to lick my noise when I get home.
Before COVID we were shopping in a big clothing store, I took the lead of the dog while the wife went into the changing rooms, a gentleman spoke to me and asked what Roxy does, I explained and he went well thats amazing! At that point, Roxy looks at me, runs to the guy and runs towards a seat, with the lead stopping her, the guy looks at me and asks if he should be worried, I said “Only if you have a heart issue”, which he replied with “well kinda”, I explained he better go sit down for five, which he did, luckly he was fine and not too bad, just need a rest rather that following his wife around the shop!
There are dogs out there than can sniff out cancer! Dogs really are amazing!