Must-See Video: Amazing Dog Leads Troopers to House Fire

04/26/2010

Buddy Dog Leads Troopers to House fire

What is it Lassie? Is Timmy in Trouble?

Remember those Lassie movies where Lassie managed to not only hop a bus or the Metro to alert the authorities of whatever calamity was occurring, but also provide the actual GPS coordinates of said calamity to the authorities? Well, it appears that Buddy the German Shepherd never missed an episode of Lassie because he figured out how to do just that last week!

I had to see the video for myself to believe it and sure enough, Buddy does not disappoint! Essentially, a dashcam video from the Alaska State Troopers shows Buddy leading them through winding back roads to a blazing fire at his owners' property. Buddy runs to meet the trooper's vehicle, then races to the house which is completely ablaze.

Troopers say Buddy and his owner, 23-year-old Ben Heinrichs, were in the family workshop when a heater ignited chemicals. Heinrichs told Buddy: "We need to get help."

Need a little help over here guys!

Just like Lassie, Buddy eventually found a trooper responding to a call about the fire. Seriously.  Check out the amazing video here  and be amazed...it actually choked me up a bit to watch it! How about you?


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