This six-year-old dog has been a close companion of the man and was diagnosed with an aggressive tumor and given only days to live.
Trigger warning: This article contains themes of suicide that some readers may find distressing
Humanity exists within a whirlpool of negativity, the only thing that makes our civilization melt are dogs. Even a hyper-masculine and aggressive action hero like John Wick gets his heart molten by dogs. For Bryon Taylor, his dog literally saved his life. After hitting rock bottom, he saw no purpose to his life and as he contemplated and planned his suicide, his dog, a six-year-old Geo would not let go of the noose he was going to use, according to Daily Mail.
Taylor who is from Slimbridge, Gloucester explains how his life was in shambles when Geo a Rare Welsh Bull Mastiff made sure he was safe and didn’t hurt himself. Even before this, he fell in love with Geo when he was just a five-month puppy. He was always excited to have him if his original owner would have wanted. When Geo came home with him as his dog, he mentioned it was one of the happiest days for him. “Geo is an amazing dog. He saved my life a few years ago. I was in a very bad place and I attempted suicide,” he explained. “My ex-partner left me. It was very horrible. I lost everything. I couldn't afford the rent.” It was at this time that he was sure of not living anymore that he penned down a note for his parents.
But Geo sensed what was happening with Taylor. “I came upstairs to find had the noose in his mouth. At first, I thought he wanted to play. I said 'give it here', and he started growling at me,” he mentioned. “He chewed up the noose. He never growls, but each time I tried to take it off him, he would snarl. I wouldn't be here now if it wasn't for him. In a way, I think Geo knew what I was going to do. They have a sixth sense about this kind of thing. He knew something was up,” he concluded. However, it was probably his legacy to keep Taylor alive because Geo has been diagnosed with an aggressive tumor that has spread to bones and muscles, with doctors only giving him days to live.
Taylor will have to carry on without Geo for the next chapter of his life. “The vet is happy for him to carry on as long as he is happy and playing, but it's only going to be a matter of weeks,” he said. “We going day by day. It's a daily battle with the decision to put him down.” Apart from being a total champion as a companion, Geo is also the honorary mascot of Taylor and his football team Bristol Rovers. Their fans are going to be immensely heartbroken. Byron Taylor works as a dispatcher for the ambulance service and had done a fundraising walk to raise money for Teckles animal sanctuary in Gloucester.
This is not the only story of dogs being a saint to their owners. Like this Shiloh Shepherd, Tinsley saved the lives of a driver and a passenger ejected from a vehicle and seriously injured, USA Today reported. The dog ran down the interstate in New Hampshire and led the police officers to the car crash victims. “This was almost like a real-life Lassie situation,” Lt. Dan Baldassarre said. “It's really quite remarkable. This dog definitely saved their lives. I don't think they would have survived the night given the temperatures.” The owner, Cam Laundry, was eternally grateful to the dog, “She's my guardian angel,” Laundry said. “It's a miracle that she had that kind of intelligence to do what she did.” And how was she rewarded? “She gets spoiled all the time,” Laundry mentioned. “She'll get some venison, probably burger, tonight and probably some back scratches with it.”
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If you are having thoughts about taking your own life, or know of anyone who is, please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)