It is an extreme case of companion animal love. After saving the life of his owner at one of Thailand’s top tourist destinations, a family dog has earned the name of Koo, or “the doggy savior,” after the doctor and woman who he helped.
Guests at the Koh Samui “mooring” in the Gulf of Thailand reportedly rushed Koo to the emergency room after seeing that the visitor’s hands were shaking uncontrollably and that they had stopped breathing. They explained that the woman had been holidaying with her husband, and had recently had a bad fall. She became inexplicably ill, losing consciousness and developing a massive blood infection.
Then Koo came to the rescue. According to Khone’s hotel.com, the dog was pacing in the room and loudly wagging its tail when a doctor frantically ran up to the room with a syringe. Koo showed great patience and was able to reassure the doctor and make sure the woman knew that she was still alive.
Koo then, reportedly, spent 30 minutes working to disinfect the blood to prevent the infection from spreading. After leaving his master’s side, Koo returned with a handmade card he had made with messages of friendship and love. The Thai woman thanked the dog by letting him have a free stay at the hotel.
The story is currently making the rounds on social media, with many praising the courage of Koo and his savior.
Took a pic of our good guy – his name is #koo – Koo the dog saved the life of the woman we host at our hotel in #Thailand for a picnic pic.twitter.com/iKgOYByyQW — Shamil Shah (@ShamilShah) December 25, 2018
Reports that @koo0017 loved to carry water for his owners!! 🐶🐼 pic.twitter.com/9sWJfgEik3 — My Rainbow’s Hospitality (@myrainbowsh) December 28, 2018