Kelsey and Bob- 4th

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Kelsey the Golden Retriever and her owner, Bob have a special bond. Bob is a 64 year old man. He lives alone in his house in Michigan, USA. Kelsey is always there when Bob needs her. She is a good friend. 

One cold winter night, Bob sees that there is no firewood in the house. It is freezing and Bob is wearing his pajamas so he thinks, “what can I do?” It is 10:30 at night when he goes outside to get some more firewood to keep his house warm. Bob slips and falls down. He is hurt badly. He breaks his neck and needs to see a doctor. But he can’t move. He is lying on the snow, shaking, wearing only his pajamas. The only thing he can do is scream for help. His neighbors live far away and can’t hear Bob. There is no one at that time of night to help him. 

Bob is so happy when he suddenly sees his dog, Kelsey. She comes to help him. Together, they bark and scream for help. But soon, Bob loses his voice and can’t speak. Kelsey stays with him all night. For the next 20 hours, she doesn’t stop barking for help. She is lying on top of Bob to keep him warm. She keeps licking his face and hands to keep him awake. She doesn’t leave him until in the morning, a neighbor hears Kelsey’s bark and finds Bob on the snow. The neighbor takes Bob to the doctor to get help. Kelsey is a hero. She saves Bob’s life.