When we think about heroic dogs, we usually think about German shepherds or Golden retrievers. But we should never judge a doggo by its fur. If you like reading and hearing about dog stories, then you will know that heroic hounds come in all shapes and sizes — that includes little toy dogs.
Yes, you’ve read that right. Two years ago, a Yorkshire Terrier named Heath basically saved his human sister’s life. He did not fight any bears or burglars, but being a hero means more than just fighting enemies. Sometimes, a pooch can be a hero just by being there for their humans, and that’s exactly what Heath did.
That fateful evening in Qulin, Missouri, Timberlyn Merritt was playing with her children in their front yard. She stepped inside her home for a minute and left her children on the swingset, thinking that they will both stay put. But when she went back outside, her three-year-old daughter, Remy, was nowhere to be found.
Their Yorkie, Heath, was also missing. The frightened mom tried to call out to Remy, but there were no replies. Their home is bordering a huge cornfield, and their daughter must’ve gone inside the massive field out of curiosity. Corn stalks are around eight feet tall, and with the pitch-black surroundings, searching for Remy would be next to impossible.
But of course, they never gave up the search. Timberlyn, along with a hundred volunteers and officers, scoured the fields in search of her little daughter. She started to worry about her safety. Little did Timberlyn know that Heath was with her baby the entire time.
After 12 long hours of searching, they found Remy. She was fast asleep and hugging Heath as if they were in their living room couch taking a nap. Officers explained that having Heath around kept Remy calm and warm through the night. Timberlyn was relieved that her daughter was not hurt as she claimed there are coyotes roaming around sometimes. We’re pretty sure Heath would’ve fought them off if they threatened his human sister.
Credits: Inside Edition