Roger’s neighbor, a 94-year-old man, found himself trapped in the footwell of his car, stuck in the chilly weather for close to a day. But when this elderly man was in dire need, Roger was the hero who swooped in to save the day.
Roger, a spirited mix of Jack Russell terrier and poodle, last month took off from his Ringwood, England home and darted into his neighbor’s garage, as the Bournemouth Daily Echo tells it. Roger’s owner followed her adventurous pup and stumbled upon old Morris Cohen, trapped in his car’s footwell.
“I owe my life to that dog” Cohen spilled to the newspaper. “They said if I would’ve been there for a few more hours, I would have been a goner.”
On that fateful day, Dec. 6, Cohen’s walking stick gave out as he was exiting his car. He tumbled into the footwell, becoming wedged under the brake and clutch pedals, according to the Daily Echo’s report. He was stuck like glue, with his family nowhere nearby.
Cohen’s cries for help fell on deaf ears, so he stayed trapped as the night grew colder and colder. The chill of hypothermia was starting to nip at his heels.
The next morning, around 10 a.m., Roger showed up, sniffing through the open garage, perhaps drawn by Cohen’s desperate hollers, as the newspaper puts it. Roger—what a great human name for a dog, by the way—stayed right there with him, loyal as ever.
After a while, Frances Wall, Roger’s owner, came searching for her wandering dog and discovered Cohen. She and her brother struggled to free Cohen but to no avail. They had to call in the cavalry—three firefighters who managed to pry him loose and rush him to the hospital, says the Daily Echo.
Cohen spent 10 days in the hospital before he was ready to head back home. And he brought back a