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Dog Goes From Eating Shoes To Saving The Neighborhood From Shed Fire

Dog Goes From Eating Shoes To Saving The Neighborhood From Shed Fire

This good boy went from eating shoes to saving the neighborhood in 6 years.

Meet Hank. Hank is a good boy. He wasn’t always a good boy, as we find out quite early on in this Twitter story, but he soon becomes so good that he’s hailed as a neighborhood hero.

We get this story from Twitter user Ulysses S. Cocksman, who posted it up along with a few photos of Hank last Saturday. He reveals that when Hank was a puppy he somehow ate a pair of his wife’s slippers, but we can forgive Hank a little bit of footwear consumption. After all, he was a puppy, and he eventually makes up for it later.

Six years later and it’s last weekend. Hank is barking up a storm and Mr. Cocksman has no idea why. His wife and kids are asleep while Ulysses is at the tail end of a movie in another room. He gets up to calm Hank down and notices that his backyard is glowing, which is what Hank was barking at.

No, it wasn’t an alien spaceship. It turns out that Cocksman shed had somehow caught fire and had already become an inferno thanks to paint, gas, and various other combustible materials inside. The surrounding trees were already going up, and there was little time to act.

First, Ulysses called 911 and got fire rescue on the way. Next, he went upstairs to wake up the wife and kids and get them to safety, along with both Hank and the family’s other dog. By then the fence had caught fire and was threatening the neighbor’s shed too. So he went over to the neighbor’s house, woke them up, and made sure they got to safety.

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Right about the same time the fire had reached Ulysses’ house is when the fire crew arrived. They doused the flames within minutes and managed to save both houses. They were singed, but still standing and relatively unharmed.

Now, Hank is being hailed a hero who saved two houses and two families. "This is him today, 6 years after eating some shoes, 15 hours after saving our house and family,” wrote Ulysses on Twitter. “He can have all the shoes and steak he wants, and I will never get mad at him for barking, ever again. 15/10, the very best boy. "

We couldn’t agree more.

(via Time)

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