The capability of dogs to show gratitude when we give them compassion, kindness, care, and love are amazingly incredible.
- Abandoned dog was rescued Mission Beagle & Hound Rescue
- One-eyed female coonhound name Victoria instantly bond with her rescuer/owner Lauren Gauthier
- Victoria by saves owner’s life after detecting deadly disease in her nose.
A rescued one-eyed female coonhound showed her gratefulness after saving the life of her rescuer/owner from cancer.
Lauren Gauthier devoted her entire life to saving abused and neglected dogs through Mission Beagle & Hound Rescue but never thought she will soon be the one to be save by them.
The remarkable event happened after rescuing and helping Victoria, an abandoned one-eyed coonhound.
Lauren and Victoria shared a special bond right from the very first time they meet, “She senses when I’m upset or stressed,” She says.
However, Victoria began acting strange around her and there was a small red spot on Lauren’s nose that whenever she was with the dog, Victoria would sniff around the area with intent.
Soon, Lauren decided to get the bump checked out by a doctor and was struck deep after the result of the test was revealed.
The small red spot was actually basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer and Victoria was sensing the danger giving Lauren an early warning and was able to have surgery to remove the cancer before it’s too late.
She said, “It really is amazing that my dog was so persistent in sniffing the area that was skin cancer. The surgery itself has changed my face, and if my dog had not picked up on it, I may have ignored the spot, which could have risked further disfigurement. Hounds have a keen sense of smell but I never thought that I would personally benefit from it!”
According to Lauren, her cancer stemmed from using of sun beds and warns others of the danger.
“My advice for teenagers and others considering tanning bed use is – don’t. There are many other options available, like spray tans, to help improve cosmetic appearance. The cost and the damage you do to your skin is way too high, and even though growing older seems a world away, once you are older, you will pay a price for tans and tanning beds,” Lauren said.
Today, Lauren is healthy and well – she recovered quickly and though she’ll forever carry a scar on her nose, she’ll will endlessly be thankful for Victoria’s heroic efforts. Because without her, the situation could have gone far grayer end.