It’s true what they say: a dog is a man’s best friend.
British mother of four Josie Conlan, 46, only realized she had a cancerous lump in her breast after her two-year-old border collie Ted began to repeatedly cry, paw, and nuzzle at her chest, according to Mail Online.
Conlan said she did not understand what was wrong with her dog at first, but then she put her hand to her chest and discovered she had a lump.
She went to the hospital to be diagnosed with a grade three tumor that she recently had removed.
“He is not normally very affectionate, and would never usually paw me in such a way. That is why I knew something was wrong,” Conlan told Mail Online.
Conlan believes if it was not for Ted, she could have been dead by summer.
“When I got the results from the hospital and was told the cancer had not spread the relief I felt was incredible and it is all down to Ted,” she said.
“I have had Ted for about a year and he was quite a timid dog when I first got him but we soon became very close. He had been badly abused and the bond we formed was incredibly close,” she continued.
Conlan bought Ted online to discover later that he suffered a blow to the head and was barely able to walk.
“I feel as though it is fate that we found each other. I saved him, then he saved me.”
Conlan added: 'We are very close. I have had other dogs, but never formed as strong a bond with them as I have done with Ted. He saved my life.'SHOW MORE