Titan, a 6-year-old Pit bull has been honored by the Humane Society of the United States for his heroism in saving the life of his guardian Gloria Benton of Lawrenceville Georgia.
Last July, Gloria's husband John Benton, was heading to work and sent Titan back upstairs to stay with Gloria, who was recovering from back surgery. But Titan refused. He was agitated and barking and kept running up and down the stairs, between their bedroom and the front door. John knew Titan was trying to tell him something was wrong. When he went back upstairs he found Gloria on the floor, bleeding from her head. She had suffered an aneurysm and fractured her skull when she fell.
Doctors later told John that if it had not been for Titan keeping him from leaving the house, Gloria would have likely bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her.
Gloria and John have had Titan since he was a puppy, after their son brought him home. Gloria admits she was not thrilled at first with the thought of having a Pit bull around the house - having heard bad things about the breed - but Titan quickly won her over. This week, she proudly looked on as Titan received his Dogs of Valour award.
And just 8 weeks ago, Titan once again proved his heroism when he helped Gloria during another medical emergency. Titan ran to John and woke him up after she fell in the bathroom and fractured her hip. "He thinks his purpose in life is to watch after his grandmother, Gloria," John told Fox 5 News.
"He is so special. And you just can't give him enough love. He loves to be loved on," said Gloria. It seems Titan also loves to give love too.
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