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I Think My Boxer Dogs Saved My Life

Updated on November 15, 2014

Dark Nights

The days were getting darker much earlier than usual. We were getting into December so it was only to be expected.

I was working in the antique centre in the middle of town, I was busy on the top floor getting the papers ready for tomorrow. Tomorrow was a very important day ,everything had to be just right as it was our monthly 'collectors auction'.

My dogs were sleeping on the ground floor,three of them, and all were shattered after their day at the beach with Paul. He had come up to the top of the three story building to give me the cafe keys(ground floor) and to say he would be back as soon as possible.


I was in the very top attic area where the old antique post cards were stored. As I carried a large box down the spiral stair case I heard a whispering conversation. I knew it wasn't Paul as he always shouted out ,to let me know he was back ,to save coming up the three flights of stairs.

I was suddenly confronted by three men. I didn't know them,I asked them what they wanted,hoping they were dealers and wanted information about the collectors fair. They ignored me completely and just walked around all the tables taking note of the items on display. I was nervous by now and wondered what was the best thing to do.

I wished the dogs were with me ! That was when I noticed the black haired man had a large rolled up newspaper and there seemed to be something in it.


I asked what was in the rolled up newspaper. ' Better for you not to know' the man replied.

His friends were grinning and one said 'let her see what you have' but the one with the paper just moved away from me. I was wishing I was dreaming and was far away from these people.

They were now picking items up and scoffing at me ,I didn't really know what to do!

Suddenly the door burst open and three masses of fury each had a man pinned up by the wall. That was when the rolled up newspaper fell to the floor with a clatter and a long thin knife was lying there. Next to the knife were two guns.


It was the day after our collectors auction which had been a tremendous success. We were in the cafe and we were discussing with the police , the incident when the three men had threatened me.

They were highly amused at the way the men had run off ,terrified by our three dogs. Bella was the leader, she was a police trained dog and they recognised that she was !

They caught the men a few days later and recovered lots of our stolen property from their car.

I hadn't realised they had taken so much from my tables until the policman handed me my gold Rolex watch.



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    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Hello Aut fait, I am back there now ,in my mind, it was scary,still is as you say. Today I was walking along a quiet road and one of my dogs was walking obediently by me,on lead. A woman approached on the other side of the road with an Akita. It suddenly dragged her almost to us,in fight mode, and that was a scary moment.

      I think when she saw us she became a little nervous and her dog picked it up- They are amazing ,thanks for your interesting comment,

      best from jandee

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      C E Clark 

      3 years ago from North Texas

      This is almost scarier in retrospect! Bad enough at the time, but to discover one was carrying a knife and guns is horrible. There usually isn't much time to think when things are happening fast, but now when you think back and what might have happened it must make you shudder.

      Your dogs must have read the vibes somehow to know to come to your rescue. How lucky for you! Animals seem to have a way of sensing people's thoughts and intentions. If you were scared as I expect you were, they could probably smell your fear all the way downstairs. People emit a certain smell when they're afraid and animals pick up on it every time.

    • jandee profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      Dogs do have a special perception I think. They did their job that day for sure. many thanks and regards.


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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      3 years ago from Templeton, CA

      Sounds like your dogs saved the day for you. Good thing they were able to get to you. The must have somehow sensed you were in trouble.


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