DOG PROTECTS MISSING BOY AND KEEPS HIM WARM - “Cooper refused to leave Carson’s side. While hundreds searched for them, Carson lay underneath his dog, as Cooper kept the boy dry and warm.”
A three-year-old boy named Carson wandered away from his family’s farm in North Dakota, and was missing for approximately seven hours. Fortunately, the family dog, named Cooper, protected the boy throughout the night. It appears that Cooper lay on top of the boy and protected him from the cold and rain. Fortunately, they were discovered and returned home safely. Cooper is a Golden Retriever/German Shepherd mix. Read more from valleynewslive.com:
Parents, Courtney and Brock, were heartbroken at the thought of calling the search off. Right as search crews thought they were about to give up, they found out someone else wasn’t going to.
"Pat (one volunteer) went over the hill and shot his headlights and Cooper stood up just enough to let him know he was there," Courtney said with tears in her eyes.
A mile from home, Cooper refused to leave Carson’s side. While hundreds searched for them, Carson lay underneath his dog, as Cooper kept the boy dry and warm.
An ATV picked Carson up and Cooper followed the machine all the way back to the house.
"The dog and him are buddies," Hook said. "They got themselves in a little bit of trouble last night."
Turns out, silence is what Courtney is left with— unable to describe the love that saved her son.
"If they would have called it off and couldn’t find him last night," she said. "Cooper would have at least kept him warm."
Carson had torn jeans, a ripped jacket and muddy shoes and socks. Miraculously, though, he went unscathed from the whole ordeal. A doctor told his family he just had cold feet, thanks to his buddy who kept him warm.
Great job by Cooper, who is truly a canine hero. Click here for the full story and a news video.