Golden Retriever Lives Up To Her Name!


Dogs have always been called 'man's best friend'. However, 11-year old Austin Forman's dog Angel, is not only his best friend, but also, his 'Guardian Angel' - one that just saved his life!

The incident occurred at around 5.30 pm on Saturday, January 5th, when Austin was collecting firewood in his backyard in Boston Bar, British Columbia. While Angel, his 18-month Golden Retriever always came with him, she usually wandered off on her own and had to be called, when it was time to go back to the house.

However on Saturday, she would not leave Austin's side, which was a little odd. Austin thought Angel was just feeling a little close to him - That was until the cougar attacked!

Obviously the amazing dog had sensed the danger and had not wanted to leave her owner!

Throwing all caution to the wind, Angel attacked the cougar, leaving Austin free to run and tell his mother about the incident. While Angel continued to bravely fight off the wild animal, which by now, had his claws into her neck, Austin's mother quickly called the police, who happened to be close by.

Arriving immediately, the police officer shot the wild cat, which by now had his claws clenched on Angel's face.

With his heart pounding, Austin's cousin lifted the dead animal from under the cougar and saw Angel lying on the ground, her neck covered in blood.

For a moment, Austin thought he had been too late - then suddenly, Angel took a deep breath and got up!

It turned out that though she had suffered some deep cuts, they were completely treatable!.

To show his gratitude to his 'Guardian Angel', Austin brought her a giant steak as soon as she came home from the hospital - a well deserved treat for the brave and loyal dog!,,

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  • ukuleleforjesus
    ukuleleforjesusMonday, September 7, 2020 at 7:49 am
    My dog Ginger (she's a Yellow Lab, hence the name Ginger) would never do that! I'm so happy that Austin (that's weird for me to say since I have a brother-in-law named Austin) wasn't hurt and glad that Angel is healing/has healed.
    • aarowa
      aarowaTuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm
      I feel bad for the poor pooch im happy the dog is still alive
      • butterflypuppy
        butterflypuppySunday, August 9, 2020 at 3:42 am
        Guardian Angel. Maybe they called it that for a reason
        • lovetoread26
          lovetoread26Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 8:37 am
          Good doggo!
          • the-odd1sout
            the-odd1soutTuesday, August 4, 2020 at 12:36 pm
            • howls
              howlsTuesday, August 4, 2020 at 8:15 am
              Perfect name 🐕🐶🐕🐶 one of my dogs saved me from a snack 🐍
              • wolfieland
                wolfielandTuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:54 am
                wow, is your dog ok?
              • laynebot5
                laynebot5Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:03 pm
                That dog is a true hero🐶🐕
                • animereina2020
                  animereina2020Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 6:08 pm
                  Omg! That dog sure is a heroine! If that were Lucky, he would just run away, and if it was Eve, then she would bark at the puma and try biting it. But then she would get too scared once she got harmed and would run away. That dog is truly living up to her name!
                  • zaks
                    zaksThursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:09 am
                    Wow, what a fighter that dog is such a good dog and so brave. That dog 🐕 deserves a million treats for protecting its owner.
                    • panda_power
                      panda_powerThursday, July 23, 2020 at 9:00 am
                      poor dog
                      • coolvae
                        coolvaeTuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:52 am
                        poor dog. that's bad. we should keep are dogs safe .I don't care if you don't have a dog. you see what happens. you can keep its inside or make shore it stays with you.i'm going to have a dog after at least 3 or4 months. I have to take care of my dog.